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    “The energies and engines behind technological innovators and artists are very similar. Both groups of people are trying to push out their vision and understanding of the world through highly specific languages, be that music or code or both. The present challenge is to bridge the gap between the languages of art and business.”

    Paul-René Albertini, CEO of Sushi Venture Partners & former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music International

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  • Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?

    19 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    From streaming services and on-demand music platforms to connected cars and other IoT devices, is traditional radio taking a backseat to the internet for introducing new artists to the world?

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  • Hi-Res Audio: New Standard Or Cash Grab?

    15 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    Can you perceive the difference between a high-quality MP3 and a lossless audio file?

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  • The Importance Of Metadata In The Music Industry

    02 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    Without metadata, the music industry would come to a standstill. This vital information is required in order to manage music files, allowing data to be properly created, stored, sorted and used in a wide range of applications. Truly, metadata is a centerpiece of the industry, uniting music creation, copyright, royalties, music discovery and technology.

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  • For those of you following technology industry trends, it would not be surprising that many experts have been calling 2017 the “Year of Voice”. Along with VR and AI, voice recognition has the potential for highly meaningful long-term development. Instead of controlling everything via apps, we can now talk to virtual assistants to control everything from our computers to our cars, to our home.

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    Bose is in hot water right now over allegations that the company’s Connect app is unlawfully collecting and sharing the listening data of its users.

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  • Making Sense of Big Data In The Music Industry

    02 May 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    Big data is becoming an increasingly important component of the music industry as the digital world continues to grow in popularity with consumers. However, although companies have accessed data since the beginning of the digital era, determining how to extract and utilize the most valuable insights remains a largely untapped endeavor.

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  • Improve Music Copyright

    As the music industry adopts new technological solutions, the tracking and distribution of song usage continue to pose significant challenges, with a lack of transparency and accuracy that can result in copyright owners missing out on royalty payments from various mediums.

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  • A Peek Into Music Industry “Windowing”

    19 April 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    A Peek Into Music Industry Windowing

    Last week the news broke that Spotify had entered into a multi-year global license agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) to provide the record label’s artists with access to a “flexible release policy” for their albums. This sure generated a lot of chatter in the music community.

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  • The Future of Smart Contracts in the Music Industry

    What if we could replace antiquated physical contracts execution to fit with the new digital music age and real-time commerce? Well, today we can and the technology is known as smart contracts. Just as the blockchain has emerged to claim its place as the new financial instrument of the future, smart contracts have become an equally hot topic. Electronic contracts, or smart contracts, between labels, distributors, and artists, can reshape the industry to ensure transaction and payment efficiency as well as increased transparency. Smart contracts are primarily a computer program whereby all parties can agree to the contract electronically, and it can also be enforced electronically. This can be achieved through the introduction of blockchain technology. In the case of an executed smart contract, the blockchain would keep track of the ownership rights ensuring that the proper parties are paid in accordance with their smart contact. The more sophisticated the code, the more automated, self-executing, and “smarter” the contract.

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