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Soundstr Raises $1.1M Seed Round
Music Tech Startup Soundstr Closes $1.1M in Seed Financing Soundstr’s New Music Identification Technology to Benefit Both Venue Owners & Songwriters (Cincinnati OH – November 29, 2016) Soundstr, a music technology startup aiming to bring fairness to real-world music usage, has closed a $1.1 million round of seed financing.  CincyTech led the round with participation [...]
December 1, 2016 0 comment
5 Futuristic Ways Your Brand Can Sponsor Events
5 FUTURISTIC WAYS YOUR BRAND CAN SPONSOR EVENTS

In today’s digital age, you may have to do more than hang a banner to captivate audiences at an event. Smartphones and social media are killing our attention spans. In a study conducted by Microsoft between 2000 and 2015, our ability to focus has dropped from 15 seconds down to a pitiful 8 seconds. Eight […]

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Performing Rights, Simplified P3: The Problem & Solution
PERFORMING RIGHTS, SIMPLIFIED P3: THE PROBLEM & SOLUTION

For the final part of our series, “Performing Rights, Simplified,” we’re going to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. This series has focused on what performing rights are, methods of royalty collection and distribution, and the current climate of the industry. To be clear, we support performing rights. We believe that songwriters […]

June 30, 2016 2 Comments
Performing Rights, Simplified P2: The Money
PERFORMING RIGHTS, SIMPLIFIED P2: THE MONEY

Continuing our series on Performing Rights, Simplified, let’s dive into the topic that everyone wants to know about – money. Let’s start with a quick review. Performing rights are the right to perform music in a public setting. This can be via radio broadcast (terrestrial), television, in a business or venue. Any performance (“use”) of […]

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Performing Rights, Simplified P1: The Basics
PERFORMING RIGHTS, SIMPLIFIED P1: THE BASICS

Calling all songwriters: we need to have an important discussion about performing rights. We’ll try to keep it simple, but this is important – so listen up. There are a LOT of misconceptions about this part of the music industry. “What are performing rights fees? Aren’t performing rights just for cover bands? You have to […]

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