It is the biggest counterattack from a traditional media company against the tech giants that have aggressively moved into the entertainment business. Disney now has enough muscle to become a true competitor to Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook in the fast-growing realm of online video.
HAAWK, a rights management and content monetization firm started by Ad-Rev co founder Ryan Born, has acquired RoyaltyClaim and TuneRegistry. As part of the current deal, RoyaltyClaim founder Dae Bogan will become CEO of HAAWK while Born will retain the titles of chairman, president and CFO.
It is by now an accepted fact that the future of the music business, media, and entertainment will likely be data driven, but what the exact implications of this may be for creative industries is, as yet, unclear.
Verizon Communications will no longer have the exclusive mobile rights to distribute the games to its wireless customers, but the $2 billion deal will expand the partnership to Verizon-owned platforms like Yahoo Sports.
Three deals of acquisitions and investments that were rumored over the past week, and that are all now confirmed, have something in common — none of them involve companies owned by major record labels. All involve technology companies or insurrectionists to entrenched industry leaders.
While we’ve been going about our busy lives, over the past few years a quiet revolution has been brewing in the art world thanks to blockchain, the system of decentralized digital ledgers originally created nine years ago to power the controversial and volatile crypto-currency, Bitcoin.
In a decision sure to spark relief in the European film and TV industry, the European Parliament voted Tuesday morning to reject most of the European Commission’s so-called Sat Cab proposal threatening territory-by-territory licensing of films and TV shows across the E.U.
There is no word yet on what the acquisition means for Shazam’s existing business. Shazam has been working closely with Spotify in the past, allowing users of its app to add recognized songs to Spotify playlists and to listen to Spotify music directly from within Shazam’s app.
In its cease-and-desist order, dated Dec. 11, the SEC argued that the MUN tokens constitute securities because “they were investment contracts.” The document later notes that the tokens were ultimately deemed a security regardless of their “utility” when the sale took place.