New York Times Veteran Tristan Boutros Joins ASCAP as Chief Technology Officer 

In his new position based in New York, Boutros will lead ASCAP’s technology strategy, working with the Digital Product, Data Strategy and Operations teams on global IT systems and infrastructure to support the organization’s cloud strategy. He’ll report to executive vice president and COO Brian Roberts.

Source: New York Times Veteran Tristan Boutros Joins ASCAP as Chief Technology Officer | Billboard

How blockchain makes the online content economy fair and transparent

Blockchain creates an entirely new way to serve ads and reward publishers without the need for opaque intermediaries. One of the most notable projects in this regard is Brave, a browser developed by the namesake company cofounded by Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript and cofounder the Mozilla project.

Source: How blockchain makes the online content economy fair and transparent

CLA and Kortext buy library reading list management system 

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and digital textbook provider Kortext have bought a reading lists management system, rebus:list, from library management supplier PTFS Europe. The rebus:list system is designed to manage all kinds of reading lists, including university course reading for academic libraries and bestseller lists for public libraries.

Source: CLA and Kortext buy library reading list management system | The Bookseller

Understanding Music and Blockchain Without the Hype : Revisited

Blockchains are not autonomous god computers that just do your bidding. They require service providers to make things happen (core programmers, hosted nodes, miners, wallets, etc). You can’t just eliminate companies that provide services and expect there to be some universal user interface that will handle all of your needs.

Source: Understanding Music and Blockchain Without the Hype : Revisited | The Trichordist

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