rights tech

Home rights tech

Bitski raises $19 million from a16z to become the ‘Shopify for...

TechCrunch reports: "For every crypto-skeptic that see NFTs as yet another hype bubble, there’s an acolyte who sees NFTs as the key to unlocking...

Ubisoft launches lab for blockchain and social entertainment startups

Venture Beat reports: "Ubisoft announced the fifth season of its Entrepreneurs Lab, an incubator program in Paris and Singapore. The call for projects related...

Netflix and BMG Strike Long-Term Music Publishing Deal Outside U.S.

Variety reports: "Netflix has struck a new long-term exclusive agreement with BMG for the management and administration of its music publishing rights worldwide outside...

New Bitcoin tax plans could stifle greener blockchain tech

The Verge reports: "Ongoing efforts to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill could reshape the cryptocurrency world, as lawmakers debate new tax-reporting requirements on various...

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...

Warner, Sony Win U.K. Court Battle With Digital Radio Service TuneIn

Billboard reports: "A British High Court has ruled that digital radio service TuneIn has been operating illegally in the U.K. by streaming unlicensed music...

Publishing Lawsuit Against Pandora From Wixen Music Raises Questions Regarding Lyric...

Hypebot reports: "Pandora is facing down a long-expected lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing over the streaming platform's alleged infringing of lyrics in songs represented...

Royalty Exchange Transactions Pass $75M, Helping 875 Creators

Hypebot reports: "The Royalty Exchange, a digital marketplace for buying, and selling music catalog, announced that it passed the $75 million in transactions in...

Popular Stream-Ripping Site Convert2MP3 Shut Down

Billboard reports: "Convert2MP3, one of the world's most popular stream ripping sites, has been shut down following a joint operation by international labels body...

Keeping Rightsholders Safe From Fake Artists

Hypebot reports: "While the age of illegal downloads may be largely behind us, other unlawful and deceptive practices have sprung up to take their...