How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

When it comes to writing top 10 hits, it appears that the more songwriters you have, the better. That’s because the average number of songwriters for the top 10 streaming hits of 2018 in the U.S. was a whopping 9.1, according to research done by Music Business Weekly based on information stored in the ASCAP and/or BMI databases.

Source: How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

Museums in the Digital Age: Open access arrives at the Lenbachhaus 

Munich’s Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus recently launched Collections Online, offering high-resolution image downloads with CC BY-SA licences for its out-of-copyright works. Jacqueline Falk, responsible for Digital Communication at the Lenbachhaus, shares the inside story.

Source: Museums in the Digital Age: Open access arrives at the Lenbachhaus | Europeana Pro

European Parliament Issues Q&A on the draft digital copyright directive

It is important to point out that the draft directive does not create any new rights for artists and journalists. It merely ensures that their existing rights are better enforced. Nor does the draft directive create new obligations for online platforms or news aggregators. It merely ensures that existing obligations are better respected. What is currently legal and permitted to share will remain legal and permitted to share.

Source: Q and A on the draft digital copyright directive

Piece of Warhol, Anyone? Mapping the Biggest Players in Blockchain and Artwork

According to one of The European Fine Art Fair Reports from 2017, called TEFAF Art Market Online Focus, 75% of auction houses are looking into offering some sort of blockchain technology within the next five years. The tokenization of assets is a huge theme across the blockchain industry. And, alongside real estate, the art world is among the first to embrace the revolution.

Source: Piece of Warhol, Anyone? Mapping the Biggest Players in Blockchain and Artwork

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