Blockchain content sharing app LBRY declares independence

LBRY, the decentralised content sharing and publishing platform owned by its users, has released a Beta version of its app, coinciding with more content deals and a “July 4th Declaration of Independence from big media”. LBRY said today’s old order comprises, “the major record labels, book publishers, and movie studios that have managed to cling to their fiefdoms despite the potential of the internet to connect independent artists directly to their fans.

“It’s expensive to store and serve a bunch of content, so the market is dominated by the likes of Google’s YouTube, Apple’s iTunes, and Amazon’s Kindle Store. By combining several new open-source technologies and key innovations, LBRY is able to cut out the middlemen. The result is a platform that no one controls but everyone can access – just like the Internet itself,” said a statement.

Source: Blockchain content sharing app LBRY declares independent from Google, Apple and Amazon

Blockchain Breakthrough: Peerplays Creates Open-Source Fee Sharing Module

After a successful first round of ICO funding, Peerplays announced today that they have innovated the Blockchain space with the creation of an open-source fee sharing module, allowing any Graphene-based Blockchain to distribute profits directly to its token holders.

“Peerplays is aiming to be the first truly Decentralized Autonomous Cooperative (DAC) and we have just added a major piece to the puzzle,” said Jonathan Baha’i, President of BunkerChain Labs and the Blockchain technology consultant for Peerplays, in a press release.

Source: Blockchain Breakthrough: Peerplays Creates Open-Source Fee Sharing Module

TuneCore CEO: YouTube is not the enemy – it’s a goldmine

As the major labels’ tanks rumble towards YouTube’s lawn, TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman claims that independently distributed artists are increasingly seeing the video channel as both a goldmine and the greatest marketing weapon in their arsenal.

“Our artists see both YouTube and the streaming channels as a way to get their music out,” he tells Music Ally. “For most of our artists, that is their number one thing – they want their music heard. It’s not about money. They want their music out worldwide so everyone can hear it.”

Source: TuneCore CEO: YouTube is not the enemy – it’s a goldmine

Rights and the Set-top Box

The formal comsettop _box_openment period in the Federal Communications Commission’s set-top box proceeding closed this week after tallying 256,747 submissions. Most were canned comments submitted by consumers who had been rounded up for the purpose by interest groups on both sides of the issue. But the controversial proposal to require pay-TV providers to “unlock” the set-top box and make disaggregated elements of their service available to third-party device makers and app developers also drew over 1,000 substantive comments from rights owners, members of the pay-TV industry, technology providers and other agencies of government involved in telecommunications policy.

Yooya Exceeds 4 Billion Lifetime Views

OnliYooyane video network Yooya announced that it has now achieved over four billion lifetime views, with more than 2.75 billion added in the last seven months. The combination of an increasing number of distribution partners and a growing stream of compelling new content on the platform drove this astounding 25% month-on-month growth.

Yooya has been instrumental in helping content producers monetize China’s fragmented online video market by providing a single platform for content distribution, rights management, and advertising solutions. Yooya brings together many key components essential to the equation, including licensing at scale, automated ad sales, consolidated data & analytics, and dramatically simplified content distribution.

Source: Mi2N.com – Yooya Exceeds 4 Billion Lifetime Views

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