Spotify buys Loudr to enhance tracking songs and paying royalties

Via Bloomberg, April 12, 2018: "Spotify is buying rights company Loudr in a move to beef up its ability to track and pay royalties to music publishers. The move comes a day after the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would…
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An Investors View of Blockchain Technology: "At its core, blockchains are about trust."

As of early 2018 the common understanding of blockchain technologies is that they enable cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Ether. But this is only part of the story. What other scenarios are possible? We spoke with Marcus Erken from Sunfish…
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Photography Site Unsplash Raises $7,25 With OST as Lead Investor

Unsplash, a popular, easy to use destination for free, high-quality photos has announced a funding round. The outlook is interesting for anyone looking into the future of photos and blockchain. If you followed news about the use of blockchain…
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What Is The Blockchain? One Article From "The New York Times Magazine" Is A Great Explainer

Whether you are already familiar with blockchain concepts or totally bewildered by the flood of news, updates, etc: An article which manages to break down what this technology is and how it might affect day-to-day life is hard to find.  "Beyond…
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Filament pairs hardware chip with blockchain to manage Internet of Things

A new chip, called Blocklet, aims to connect the Internet of Things (IoT) world with blockchain technologies. The chip is aimed to connect items (such as containers, production machines) with a new way to record data. This could lead to a number…
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Global Shipping and Blockchain: A Better Way to Handle Millions of Items

Why using blockchain technologies for global shipping is relevant for creative content, too According to a Reuters news update from January 16, 2018 IBM and A.P Moller-Maersk, the biggest container logistics company in the world, plan to…

Kodak announces blockchain platform: A picture is worth a thousand... coins

Kodak, the pioneering film company, has launched a new platform utilising blockchain technology. In short, photographers can register pictures - in order to secure licenses and to detect unauthorized use.  An estimated 2 billion photos are…

Spotify Faces Lawsuit by US Music Publisher

Wixen Music Publishing has filed a lawsuit against Spotify in the US in early January 2018, based on claims that the streaming service has not "adequately paid mechanical licenses for song compositions". According to a report from The Hollywood…

European Commission: Information Day on Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers Technologies

Event: The European Commission is organizing an information day to highlight and explain these different topics, where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Location & Date: Brussels, on 19 December 2017 Background:…