rights tech

Home rights tech

Netflix Taps BMG for Music Publishing Rights Outside U.S.

Billboard reports: "BMG has signed on to manage and administer Netflix's music publishing rights outside the U.S. The exclusive agreement covers elements such as...

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...

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...

CISAC Music Royalty Collections Grow to $8.4 Billion, Even With YouTube...

Billboard reports: "CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, which collects data from 239 collection management organizations in 123 countries, reports...

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...

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...

UnitedMasters Lands To $70 Million From Google To Take On The...

Hypebot reports: "Next-gen artist services and music technology platform UnitedMasters, led by former Interscope Records president Steve Stoute, has exited stealth mode with $70...

Here’s What Happens to Tech in 2017

Wired reports: "What does 2017 hold for the world of tech and media? With so much changing at the end of 2016, it’s hard to...

Introducing the RightsTech Project

Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce the launch of the RightsTech Project, a platform to chronicle, discuss, and advance efforts around innovation in rights...

Apple-Dubset Deal Marks A Rights-Tech Milestone

Publisher's Note: The following guest article was written by Paul Sweeting, Founder of Concurrent Media, a research, consulting and editorial services company specializing in strategic business, technology and policy issues facing producers and distributors of digital media content. Apple Music this week tapped rights-tech developer Dubset Media to manage clearances and royalty payments for DJ mixes and other mashups, opening the way for thousands of hours of user-generated content to be made available legally on the streaming service.