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Biden calls for net neutrality restoration

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "US President Joe Biden on Friday issued an executive order on "promoting competition in the American economy" that touched on a number...

Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm RiskIQ as the threat of ransomware intensifies

The Verge reports: "Microsoft is officially acquiring RiskIQ, a security software vendor. RiskIQ provides management tools and threat intelligence gathering against a wide range...

SoundExchange distributions grew 4% to $947M last year

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange announced today that despite the pandemic it had distributed $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020." Read...

How Blockchain tech could remix the Music Industry

Hypebot reports: "Zach Badger of crypto ecosystem Privi explores the history of the broken artist compensation model and how decentralization might finally repair it." Read...

Why Are Digital Rights Platforms Not Disrupting the Indie Biz Like...

Variety reports: "COVID-19 lockdowns have provided the perfect backdrop for companies seeking to reinvent the world of content distribution. With international travel restricted and...

Music licensing marketplace Songtradr raises $50M

TechCrunch reports: "Music licensing marketplace Songtradr this morning announced a $50 million Series D. The oversubscribed round — which features Regal, Aware Super, Perennial,...

Goldman Sachs ramps up bitcoin trading in new partnership with Mike...

CNBC reports: "Goldman Sachs’ efforts to help hedge funds and other big institutional clients wager on bitcoin have taken a step forward. The bank...

Hipgnosis Is Raising Another $210 Million via a New Share Issue...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Hipgnosis Songs Fund is raising more cash, via the placing of a new tranche of shares on the London Stock...

Facebook steps up efforts to study deepfakes

CNET reports: "Facebook has been studying a way to figure out if deepfake images come from the same source, research that could help the...

No, NFTs aren’t copyrights

TechCrunch reports: "For contemporary artists, attaching work to the blockchain in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) may seem like a secure and...