Auddly launches #MetadataPays campaign for music creators
Startup Auddly’s service aims to help songwriters and musicians to start creating metadata around their songs from the earliest stages of writing and recording. Now it’s launching a campaign to promote these practices,...
February 26, 2018
Auddly invites managers in to its music metadata platform
Swedish startup Auddly has been building what it describes as a “song data hub”, initially for songwriters to store details on their songs as they work on them – including co-writer and producer details, split agreements...
October 25, 2017
Loudr boss: Spotify songwriter settlement is just a ‘speeding ticket’
When Spotify agreed a $43.4m deal in May this year to settle a class-action suit brought against it over mechanical royalty payments – in a case combining lawsuits filed by David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick – it was no...
August 16, 2017
ASCAP and BMI to work on joint musical-works database
The latest initiative to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems is a collaboration between American PROs ASCAP and BMI. Focused on the US - put away those ‘Global Repertoire Database’ comparisons now please...
July 27, 2017
ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music launch joint blockchain project
Music collecting societies ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music are teaming up for an ambitious partnership based on blockchain technology. The societies said the project will "prototype a new shared system of managing authoritative...
April 7, 2017
PPL and PRS for Music reveal plan to link data sets
Breaking down the walls between different data silos remains one of the music industry’s key challenges in 2017. Now British collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music are taking a step in the right direction, with plans...
March 24, 2017
Metadata management startup Beatroot raises £125k
UK-based music metadata startup Beatroot is preparing to launch out of beta, after raising £125k of funding from Creative England. The company’s platform soft-launched in late 2014, aimed at labels, publishers and production...
November 9, 2016
Sammy Andrews: ‘The future of our industry is our artists’
Former Cooking Vinyl digital marketer Sammy Andrews has become a familiar face at music-industry conferences over the past year. Her keynote speech at this week's FastForward conference in Amsterdam wrapped up several of...
February 5, 2016
Netflix’s new Max feature is a ‘conversational’ content guide
Netflix launched a new feature called Max on Friday, initially within its PlayStation 3 application, with more platforms to follow.
July 1, 2013
The IFPI gears up for the metadata era with new CTO
Music industry body the IFPI has created a new role of chief technology officer, to be filled by one of its former executives Dr Richard Gooch.
June 26, 2013
Decibel gets new investors but loses its CEO
Metadata firm Decibel has announced that its CEO Gregory Kris is leaving the company and its board of directors, while selling his shares in the firm to unnamed private investors.
January 17, 2013