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A Wave of Lawsuits Looms for ICO Version 1.0—Are You Prepared?

  Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, have become a ubiquitous and much-discussed way for companies in the blockchain and digital currency space to fund themselves....

SoundExchange Launches Free NOI Loookup Of 60M Songs

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange subsidiary SXWorks has launched a free database that allows music publishers and songwriters to search more than 60 million address unknown...

Golden Globes TV Rights on the Market as NBC Negotiates With...

Variety reports: "The domestic TV rights to the Golden Globe Awards are on the market. NBC is in negotiations with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions on...

Theta pre-sale hits $12 million as it brings blockchain to video...

Venture Beat reports: "The headlines are full of claims that computers are being used to mine cryptocurrencies while watching videos or browsing websites. But...

US Copyright Royalty Board Raises Some Music Streaming Royalty Rates For...

Hypebot reports: "The US Copyright Royalty Board has announced a cost of living adjustment to the rates paid to master recording copyright holders for...

UnitedMasters Lands To $70 Million From Google To Take On The...

Hypebot reports: "Next-gen artist services and music technology platform UnitedMasters, led by former Interscope Records president Steve Stoute, has exited stealth mode with $70...

CISAC Music Royalty Collections Grow to $8.4 Billion, Even With YouTube...

Billboard reports: "CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, which collects data from 239 collection management organizations in 123 countries, reports...

Warner Music Group Signs Licensing Deal With African Streaming Service Mdundo

Billboard reports: "Warner Music Group has signed a licensing deal with African music service Mdundo to stream its catalog in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and...

Kobalt Capital Raises $600 Million to Buy More Copyrights

Billboard reports: "Kobalt Capital, the investment advisor arm of music services firm Kobalt, has raised $600 million in order to acquire new music copyright...

Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels

Hypebot reports: "Merlin, the global digital music rights agency for 20,000 indie labels and distributors from 53 countries, has announced its billionth dollar in...