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Bayern Munich Partners with Stryking for Blockchain-Based Collectibles

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.

Source: Bayern Munich Partners with Stryking for Blockchain-Based Collectibles

4 Steps Songwriters Should Take Now To Prepare For The Music Modernization Act

There is nothing that has done more damage to the music publishing industry, and probably nothing more likely to torpedo the effectiveness of the new Mechanical Licensing Collective than the single most intractable problem in the entire music industry: the simple inability of songwriters to get along.

Source: 4 Steps Songwriters Should Take Now To Prepare For The Music Modernization Act

MPAA and RIAA’s Megaupload Lawsuits Remain on Hold, Perhaps For Years 

A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload’s request to keep the civil lawsuits filed by music and movie companies on hold until April next year. With the criminal case still pending, this standstill could last for years. Meanwhile, Kim Dotcom is plugging the upcoming token sale of the new content publishing and monetization platform K.im.

Source: MPAA and RIAA’s Megaupload Lawsuits Remain on Hold, Perhaps For Years – TorrentFreak

Katy Perry Appeals $2.78 Million ‘Dark Horse’ Copyright Case Ruling

Lawyers for Perry reiterated many of the core arguments of their defense in the new filing, including that the only claimed similarities between the two songs are small “indisputably commonplace elements,” that the plaintiffs lack a copyright registration for the beat in question itself, and that the plaintiffs didn’t prove that the authors of “Dark Horse” could have had access to “Joyful Noise” prior to writing the pop song.

Source: Katy Perry Appeals $2.78 Million ‘Dark Horse’ Copyright Case Ruling

Unlike Many Music Competitions, ‘Rhythm + Flow’ Contestants Aren’t Required to Sign Contracts

Unlike many TV music competitions, contestants on Netflix’s hip-hop show “Rhythm + Flow” aren’t required to sign contracts. “We took our own unique approach, compared to what you see on linear [television],” Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice president of nonfiction series and comedy specials, tells Variety. “There is no label deal.

Source: Unlike Many Music Competitions, ‘Rhythm + Flow’ Contestants Aren’t Required to Sign Contracts

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