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Spotify acquires content tracking firm Kinzen to detect misinformation, disinformation and hate speech in podcasts

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Spotify has acquired Dublin-based content tracking specialist Kinzen, in a move that will expand the audio streaming service's ability to identify harmful content on the platform.

Kinzen started working with Spotify in 2020 to help detect misinformation, disinformation and hate speech in podcasts. "Kinzen’s advanced technology and deep expertise will help us more effectively deliver a safe, enjoyable experience on our platform around the world," said Spotify in a blogpost.

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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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Key figures — Week 45, 2022

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$5.9 billion

That's the total revenue for fiscal year 2022 posted by Warner Music Group, up 12% over the year before. OIBDA reached $1.1 billion, up 13% year-on-year. 

$511 million

That's how much Elton John's 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour has grossed worldwide, according to trade magazine Pollstar. John played 164 shows with more than 3.6 million tickets sold. The tour ended with a three night sold-out series of concerts at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium.

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Quotes of the week — Week 45, 2022

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“As streamers have proliferated, they have really ended back-end participation, and so this is partly an effort to try to recapture some of that value and share it in a way that’s more equitable. Not just writers and directors and stars. But also cinematographers, editors, costume designers and other crucial artists who, in my view, are very underpaid.”By US actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck in an interview with The New York Times as he just announced plans to create a new production company with...

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Music deals — Week 45, 2022

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Here is a list of the main music deals this week:

Primary Wave Music has acquired most of songwriters and performers Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill‘s interest in their publishing catalogue, which includes Whitney Houston‘s songs ‘How Will I Know’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. Primary Wave has also acquired their writer’s share of income worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but according to the Financial Times, the deal was in the region of $50 mi...

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