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France responds to Facebook’s Libra with new cryptocurrency task force

VentureBeat reports: "France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging...

Merlin Paid Indie Labels $1 Billion In Last 18 Months

Hypebot reports: "Global independent digital rights agency Merlin announced the findings of its 2019 Membership Report & Survey at A2IM Indie Week on Tuesday,...

SoundExchange Sues Music Choice For Royalty Underpayment

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange today filed a lawsuit against cable music platform Music Choice over underpaid royalties. The action comes after an audit of Music...

Oculus and Unreal Engine Announced as VRTL: Media Summit 2018 Sponsors

The second annual event at Paramount Studios on November 15 is featuring leaders in Augmented Reality, AI, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Esports. LOS ANGELES, November 1,...

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...

DEW Startup Competition Entry Deadline – Jan. 1, 2017

Hey Everyone, To all of you involved in digital entertainment startups, the entry deadline for the 2017 Digital Entertainment World Startup Competition is this...

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...

5 Questions With: PluraVida’s Sam Gilchrist

PluraVida is an emerging company at the forefront of the rights tech solutions movement for digital content distributors. Producers, distributors and everyone in between the concept-to-consumer pipeline are more abundant than ever and in need of ownership and monetary tracking technology to keep business straight. After two decades in the industry, PluraVida’s CEO and founder Sam Gilchrist sought to fill that need in 2014 when the company was established.

5 Questions With: Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform that enhances the fan-artist dynamic from the creation of music to its experience in digital and live formats. The platform...

Press Release: The Orchard Expands U.K. Sales & Marketing Team

London, UK — May 24, 2016 — Today The Orchard proudly announces the arrival of two top music industry executives to its European Headquarters in London: Lucy Blair & Nikoo Sadr.