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$20M in YouTube Royalties Stolen From Artists Using Forged Letters

Hypebot reports: "Teran and Batista often used forged notes from artists claiming they had the rights to manage the music, according to MarketWatch. Teran...

Tidal Launches Direct-to-Artist Payments and User-Centric Royalties

Variety reports: "By the “user-centric” model, creators and rights-holders would be paid based on how much each user streams their music — so if...

Universal Music Group Targets ‘Name and Likeness’ Acquisitions in Partnership with...

MusicBusinessWorldwide reports: "So-called ‘name and likeness’ rights have been simmering away as an interesting business within the music industry for some time. Obviously enough,...

When is an NFT a ‘security’ and why should you care?

Hypebot reports: "There has been plenty of interest in the music industry surrounding NFTs and what they might mean for artists. Unfortunately, the recency...

Quicken, one of the ‘first fintechs,’ is being sold again

TechCrunch reports: "Five and a half years after being acquired by a private equity firm, personal finance software company Quicken is announcing that it...

The Crypto Uprising The SEC Didn’t See Coming

Forbes reports: "When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed its bombshell lawsuit against cryptocurrency innovator Ripple Labs in December 2020, it didn’t...

Founders Fund backs Royal, a music marketplace planning to sell song...

TechCrunch reports: "Founders Fund and Paradigm are leading an investment in a platform that’s aiming to wed music rights with NFTs, allowing user to...

Why Are (Some) Record Labels and Music Publishers Still Only Reporting...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "The following MBW op/ed comes from Tom Allen, Managing Director of UK-headquartered Curve Royalty Systems. Curve has worked with music...

UTA Signs Social Token Platform Rally To Connect “Crypto-Interested Talent” With...

Deadline reports: "In its latest push into the fast growing, red-hot crypto/NFT space, UTA has signed new client Rally and is working “to educate...

The Tether Controversy, Explained

The Verge reports: "What if a digital currency wipeout could injure — or even destroy — the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem? Lately, there’s been a...