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Paperchain launches survey on unattributed music royalties

Startup Paperchain has launched a survey to gauge the scale of the music industry’s problem with unattributed royalties and unidentified rights owners. The company is hoping to receive responses from publishers, labels, collecting societies, artists (and thus managers), digital service providers and distributors.

Source: Paperchain launches survey on unattributed music royalties

Announcement of Proof of Existence 2.0 – PO.ET Token Sale August 8, 2017 

Po.et has previously raised $1 million USD in a pre-sale of tokens from media veterans, institutional investors, and Blockchain entrepreneurs. Now Po.et is aiming to raise an additional $9 million USD through the sale of the POE token, which represent a share of revenue generated from commercial activities on the Po.et network.

Source: Announcement of Proof of Existence 2.0 – PO.ET Token Sale August 8, 2017 – Blockchain News

Pandora, Sound Exchange, RIAA Join In Support Of Pre-1972 Royalty Bill 

Pandora, SoundExchange and the RIAA are joining together to support the CLASSICS Act, a bill in the U.S. Congress that would benefit artists and music creators who recorded music before 1972 by establishing royalty payments whenever their music is played on digital radio services.

Source: Pandora, Sound Exchange, RIAA Join In Support Of Pre-1972 Royalty Bill – hypebot

How Spotify’s ‘Fake Artist’ Controversy Could Hurt Its Bottom Line 

As Spotify works to hammer out its final major-label licensing deal with Warner Music Group, controversy over its playlisting of songs by “fake” or pseudonymous artists has not only enraged label partners but could cost the streaming service at the negotiating table.

Source: How Spotify’s ‘Fake Artist’ Controversy Has Increased Tensions With Label Partners, Could Hurt Its Bottom Line | Billboard

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