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In the Age of Coronavirus, How Do We Value Film Libraries?

Variety reports: "How to value a film library is a major question in the COVID-19 era as cinemas and streamers turn to older titles...

SoundExchange, Recording Academy & More Launch ‘Fair Trade’ Campaign to Pay...

Billboard reports: "Anytime there is a royalty for the use of a sound recording in the U.S., the music creator is entitled to receive...

Music Artists’ Group Accuses Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of ‘Willful Blindness’...

Variety reports: "Music streaming on Twitch is booming — and now a group of artists is challenging owner Amazon to pay its fair share." Read...

Twitch streamers are getting blindsided by years-old copyright notices

The Verge reports: "Over the last few days, a furor has been brewing on Twitch: out of the blue, streamers started seeing copyright takedown...

TikTok announces a deal with UnitedMasters, its first music distribution partnership

TechCrunch reports: "Though TikTok’s future in the U.S. remains uncertain, the company announced this morning its first music distribution partnership, with indie music distributor...

How Data is Redefining A&R’s Role In The Modern Music Industry

Hypebot reports: "Although A&Rs are still looking for the same qualities in an artist as they were fifty years ago, what they’re looking for...

The Art Of Clearing A Sample: Is It Worth It?

Hypebot reports: "Sampling is an integral part of music, and while the perfect sample can really make a song, improper licensing of said sample...

Who’s Selling Data? New California Privacy Law Gives Users More Control

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "With more streaming services on the market than ever and a global pandemic incentivizing people to stay at home, it's...

AI Driven Film Payment Tech Can Predict Box-Office Success, Start Up...

Variety reports: "A payment system claiming to automate the collection, tracking and allocation of film company revenues, as well as predicting future box-office success,...

Streaming Bots Might Be Tempting, But Artists Should Beware

Hypebot reports: "Given the weight of streaming numbers in the music economy, the idea of employing a streaming bot has a significant allure to...