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A Civil primer: The benefits, and pitfalls, of a new media ecosystem

Civil founder Matthew Iles is trying to invent a global platform for independent journalism, powered by blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, governed by an open-source constitution—including an advisory council that will act as a kind of Supreme Court to adjudicate ethical disputes—and run as a non-profit foundation.

Source: A Civil primer: The benefits, and pitfalls, of a new media ecosystem

Spotify rolls out songwriter and producer credits on mobile for iOS users

Subscribers using iOS can now view credits to songs within the Spotify app, as long as the information has been provided by record labels. On mobile, credits are accessed through the button with three dots that appears next to each song and by clicking on ’Song credits’ at the end of the list.

Source: Spotify rolls out songwriter and producer credits on mobile for iOS users

Artificial Intelligence: Ready to add more value to your content

As the quantity of content available online is exploding, metadata is now the key to offering better user experience and securing better exposure of your news and sport content. Properly indexed, footage can be found, navigated through and reused more easily. It is still the same content, but it is far more valuable.

Source: Artificial Intelligence: Ready to add more value to your content

Music Biz Slams Citi Report on Industry & Artist Revenue as ‘Inconsistent,’ ‘Inaccurate’

Investors are become increasingly interested in music, but as analysts race to meet investor demand for music-industry knowhow, direct input and perspectives from the industry itself are often left out, leading to potential data inaccuracies and misunderstandings.

Source: Music Biz Slams Citi Report on Industry & Artist Revenue as ‘Inconsistent,’ ‘Inaccurate’: Analysis

City National Bank buys artist payments platform Exactuals

Exactuals’ payment system, PaymentHub, allows studios, unions, guilds, payroll companies, music publishers, record labels, distributors and marketplaces to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rights-holders, performers, managers, service providers and independent contractors worldwide.

Source: City National Bank buys artist payments platform Exactuals

Games on Blockchain or Blockchain for Games? Sgame Pro is Changing the Dynamics 

A blockchain-based game is one where an element of its gameplay is tokenized. While this might seem the perfect solution for any game that includes collectible aspects – namely trading card games – often it is used more as a gimmick, rather than as a complementary feature to the gameplay.

Source: Games on Blockchain or Blockchain for Games? Sgame Pro is Changing the Dynamics – Cryptovest

SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music

Audius plans to launch its open-sourced product in beta later this year. But it’s already found some powerful investors that see SoundCloud as vulnerable to the cryptocurrency revolution. Audius has raised a $5.5 million Series A led by General Catalyst and Lightspeed, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Pantera Capital, 122West and Ascolta Ventures.

Source: SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music

Triller Announces Licensing Deal With 7digital, Allowing Access to Millions of Songs

The AI-powered video-creation application Triller announced a licensing deal with leading business-to-business digital music and radio services platform 7digital on Wednesday (Aug. 8). This new partnership means that Triller’s 29 million users will now be able to access millions of songs from leading record labels and use them in videos without fear of copyright infringement.

Source: Triller Announces Licensing Deal With 7digital, Allowing Access to…

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