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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...

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...

Cinq Music Nabs $20 Million From GoDigital For Music Rights Acquisitions,...

Hypebot reports: "Artists services firm Cinq Music has built its business with a Latin focus, releasing five number one Indie records on the Billboard Urban and...

Music royalty collector Kobalt nabs $75M led by Hearst Entertainment at...

Tech Crunch reports: "As music streaming continues to grow in ubiquity, a company that’s built a platform to collect royalties on music played across billions...

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...

ASCAP, SACEM, PRS Form IBM-Backed Blockchain Music Initiative To Improve Royalty...

Hypebot reports: "Performing rights organizations ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music have announced a partnership to prototype a new shared system of managing authoritative...

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'...

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...

Kicking Off Phase II of the RightsTech Project

The rights-tech ecosystem is evolving continuously, and now, the RightsTech Project is evolving with it. Starting this month, the experiment that began with this website...