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DEW Startup Competition Entry Deadline – Jan. 1, 2017

Hey Everyone, To all of you involved in digital entertainment startups, the entry deadline for the 2017 Digital Entertainment World Startup Competition is this...

Minecraft videos based on Super Mario DLC hit with copyright claims

GamesIndustry reports "Nintendo has been filing copyright claims against YouTubers again - this time, though, it's over videos created from the official Super Mario DLC created for Minecraft. The tense relationship between Nintendo and YouTubers wishing to create videos based on its games stretches all the way back to May 2013."

Digital Media Rights Poised for Digital Expansion with Suite of OTT...

Digital Media Rights (DMR) announced today the relaunch of two popular over-the-top channels featuring new branding and a 75% increase in new content. Midnight Pulp is a popular over-the-top channel featuring highly curated genre films and television programs specializing in horror, cult, paranormal, sci-fi and action. Asian Crush is a popular over-the-top channel featuring one of the largest selections of Asian movies and television programs, all subtitled in English.

R.E.M. Signs Performing Rights Deal With SESAC

Billboard reports: "Legendary alt-rock band R.E.M. has signed with SESAC for performing rights representation of its entire catalog in the United States, the society...

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...

Prepare For A Multiple Blockchain World

Forbes reports "As many CIOs dig in to their digital business transformation strategies, they may wonder whether, and where, blockchain technology fits into their platforms. Sure, CIOs at major banks and financial services companies have already launched into frenzied adoption analysis to exploit potential savings or thwart potential disrupters. Yet CIOs across industries should understand how blockchain works, and why its limitations will spawn future distributed ledger platforms for the programmable economy."

Why Spotify Wants Blockchain & How All The Music Industry’s Blockchain...

Hypebot reports: "Spotify’s been on a bit of a spending spree lately, acquiring content identifiers Sonalytic and recommendations app MightyTV, and now Blockchain company...

Millions in Unpaid YouTube Royalties Up for Grabs

Billboard reports: "The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has alerted its members that they have a three-month window to...

Warner/Chappell Inks Deal With Mint Digital Services

Billboard reports: "Only a few weeks into Mint Digital Services, a new joint venture between U.S. music rights organization SESAC and the Swiss authors'...

ASCAP and BMI Team Up to Launch Musical Works Database, Eyeing...

Billboard reports: "ASCAP and BMI, the two largest performing rights organizations in the U.S., are working together on a single database of musical works...