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JAAK Moves Ahead with Blockchain Pilot, Joined by BMG, Global Music...

Variety reports: "London-based tech start-up JAAK has announced a successful pilot of its blockchain network, KORD. Pilot participants include BMG, Global Music Rights, Outdustry, Phoenix Music International Ltd, Sentric, Warner...

Loom Network enables huge games like World of Warcraft to run...

Venture Beat reports: "Loom Network is announcing that it has a next-generation blockchain platform that will enable developers to run huge games — as big...

PlayTable uses blockchain to connect video games and physical objects

Tech Crunch reports: "Today, Blok.Party is unveiling its PlayTable console, which combines elements of tabletop and console gaming. This isn’t the first time someone’s tried...

Facebook Adds Licenses For 31M Tracks, 290K Rightholders

Hypebot reports: "Facebook has taken another major step forward in its push to legally license and compensate the creators of music used on its...

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...