The Shubert organization, through its Telecharge and Shubert Ticketing division, has teamed up with a Boston-based startup called True Tickets, which offers a mobile ticketing solution that runs on IBM’s blockchain platform. The startup was one of two companies selected to take part in this summer’s inaugural Broadway Tech Accelerator—the results of which included pilot programs aimed at refining the ideas.
Beatdapp Software, a startup using proprietary blockchain technology to authenticate digital content streams, has completed a $3.2 million financing round. Beatdapp said this new capital will accelerate its market entry as well as the deployment of blockchain technology in the music industry.
Generating human portraits via AI was no longer a research paper but a real, viable business. One that can and probably will profoundly disrupt a multi-billion industry led by the likes of Adobe, Shutterstock and Getty Images.
With Macmillan’s controversial embargo on new release library e-books set to begin in just two weeks, PW has learned that the King County (WA) Library System has decided it will no longer purchase embargoed e-book titles from the publisher.
As the value of music publishing catalogs have multiplied, so have the ways in which forward-thinking companies like Downtown, Round Hill, Kobalt, ole/Anthem, Primary Wave and Create Group monetized those catalogs, says MiDiA entertainment industry analyst Mark Mulligan.
The number of books self-published in the U.S.in 2018 jumped 40% over 2017, according to Bowker’s annual survey of the self-publishing market. More than 1.6 million books were self-published last year, nup from 1.19 million in 2017.
After keynoting at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening press conference, WIPO chief Francis Gurry looks at the need for ‘a layer of data rights. When content is being created by something other than a human rationale, so the reasoning goes, how do we know whose intellectual property it really is? How do its rights work? To get it right down to the level of publishing, and old territoriality still prevail? Is anything other than world rights making sense?
In March, the European Parliament approved the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. But more work lies ahead as EU member states must now update their national copyright laws by 2021 to comply with the directive.
France is pushing for the creation of a European-wide regulator of digital platforms such as Google to sanction possible abuse of power, a French presidency official said on Tuesday, citing a dispute over EU copyright law as an example.
Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful football club, has partnered with the blockchain-oriented venture of fan engagement firm, Stryking Entertainment. According to the agreement, Stryking, which is itself a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands – a mobile games developer, will issue and distribute digital collectibles based on Bayern players.