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Digital Rights Trades: Brazilian Publishers Open an App With Matchmaking

First envisioned as a tool for publishers for trade shows has been adapted to the health-crisis needs of meeting arrangements to support rights deals. It’s another example of how publishers and other players in the value chain are working to establish a broader digital foundation on which more of the industry’s needs can be operated.

Source: Digital Rights Trades: Brazilian Publishers Open an App With Matchmaking

How Drive-In Concerts Are Becoming a New Model for Pandemic Performances

With concerts shut down for the foreseeable future, enterprising artists and desperate promoters are reaching out to drive-in theater spaces that have dwindled in popularity over the decades — 447 such U.S. theaters were operating in 1999, compared to 305 last fall, according to the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association. Drive-in concerts have popped up in Denmark, Lithuania and Germany over the past two months, and they’re multiplying in North America.

Source: How Drive-In Concerts Are Becoming a New Model for Pandemic Performances

Copyright bots and classical musicians are fighting online. The bots are winning.

As covid-19 forces more and more classical musicians and organizations to shift operations to the Internet, they’re having to contend with an entirely different but equally faceless adversary: copyright bots. Or, more accurately, content identification algorithms dispatched across social media to scan content and detect illegal use of copyrighted recordings.

Source: Copyright bots and classical musicians are fighting online. The bots are winning.

Copyright Office Suggests Tweaks to Digital Safe Harbor Law 

The U.S. Copyright Office offered recommendations to Congress for updating copyright law to clarify online publishers’ responsibilities and takedown processes for infringing materials posted by their users. The Copyright Office said “Congress’ original intended balance” of those competing interests “has been tilted askew.”

Source: Copyright Office Suggests Tweaks to Digital Safe Harbor Law (1)

Entertainment Industry’s Coronavirus Hit Estimated at $160 Billion Over 5 Years

The global entertainment sector is set to “lose $160 billion of growth” as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic over the next five years, research firm Ampere Analysis estimated in a report on Thursday. “While the biggest impact will be felt in 2020 and throughout 2021, growth will be reduced each year for the duration of the five-year forecast period,” the firm said.

Source: Entertainment Industry’s Coronavirus Hit Estimated at $160 Billion Over 5 Years

Spotify’s market cap soars by nearly $4bn in wake of landmark Joe Rogan podcast deal

y the end of trading on Tuesday, SPOT’s market cap had climbed to $32.55bn, according to Google Finance data analyzed by MBW. Yesterday (Wednesday May 20), as the potential enormity of the Joe Rogan deal for Spotify’s future became clearer to the markets, the company’s market cap soared again.

Source: Spotify’s market cap value soars by nearly $4bn in wake of landmark Joe Rogan podcast deal

Why Joe Rogan’s exclusive Spotify deal matters

Rogan’s podcast, which is one of the most popular in the world, will arrive on the streaming giant on 1 September. It will then be housed there exclusively by the end of the year, and removed from all other platforms. “It will remain free, and it will be the exact same show,” said Rogan. “It’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show.

Source: Why Joe Rogan’s exclusive Spotify deal matters

Tom Hanks WWII Film ‘Greyhound’ Alters Course to Apple TV +

Originally on the Sony Pictures theatrical calendar for Father’s Day weekend, the film instead will become the biggest feature film commitment made by Apple to premiere on Apple TV+. It is the latest in a growing indication that Apple is making its move, and becoming as aggressive as any streamer or studio in auctions for the acquisition of films and TV projects.

Source: Tom Hanks WWII Film ‘Greyhound’ Alters Course In Apple Deal: Film Will Premiere On Apple TV +

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