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Copyright Clearance Center has acquired Ringgold providing ‘persistent identifiers’

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Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has acquired Ringgold, which provides “persistent identifiers" or PID, to give an object or an intellectual property persistent identification across a range of platforms and context. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

PIDs add another layer to books metadata, identifying works through multiple scenarios, functions, and databases. Ringgold’s IdentifyDB identifier database contains more than 600,000 organisation IDs and related metadata. Ringgold wi...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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UMusic Media Network to provide data for brands to build targeted campaigns

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Universal Music Group for Brands (UMGB) has launched the UMusic Media Network, described as "a comprehensive media and data offering to connect brands and partners with exclusive media" sourced from parent company Universal Music Group. 

The network will also offer "branded content and partnership opportunities across the company's labels and artists, providing a uniquely holistic and creative solution for each advertiser's objectives and needs."

UMusic Media Network will provide brands w...

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SPPF and Yacast seal partnership to match music usage data to recordings to estimate future equitable remuneration royalties

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France's neighbouring rights society for indie labels SPPF and music monitoring company Yacast have entered into an agreement that will SPPF members to access real-time estimate of the rights to equitable remuneration calculated from the broadcast of their recordings.

Yacast's technology allows it to identify 24/7 all recordings broadcasts from a representative panel of national radio stations, television channels and nightclubs. SPPF has a database made up of the recordings declared by its...

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DDEX shares data about the impact of the MEAD standard on streaming consumption

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DDEX’s 39th Plenary Meeting was the occasion for the international standards-setting organisation's members to discuss the continued adoption of DDEX’s Media Enrichment and Description standard (MEAD) and some of the first results member companies are beginning to achieve.

"With MEAD, companies are able to communicate information in addition to core data to help DSPs market products to consumers," explained DDEX. At the moment, This communication is generally flowing from music companies to...

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