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- DataDoktor helps music rights holders clean, enrich, enhance and update their rights data
- New customers include Marathon Music Group, Sentric Neighbouring Rights, One Little - Independent Records, Axtone & FatCat Records
- rightsHUB educational programme Catalogue Academy launched

Music rights data and asset management platform rightsHUB has added DataDoktor to its suite of music management tools. By precisely matching data and exposing errors, DataDoktor will enable music rights holders to check, clean, enrich and enhance their existing catalogue data simply and efficiently.

Building on rightsHUB’s existing data and asset management tools, DataDoktor helps rights holders identify, report and resolve errors in their data and assets. In today’s digital-first music industry missing or incomplete data or assets that do not comply with current standards can significantly harm discoverability, attribution, and monetisation for rights holders.

By flagging and resolving missing or incomplete data, as well as enriching existing data to include new fields, DataDoktor helps protect the value of rights holders’ catalogues, saves significant time, and eliminates repetitive data entry. Better data can also open up new deals and opportunities, including being able to switch more easily between partners, allowing rights holders the ability to find the best deals available.

Over recent months rightsHUB has brought a number of significant new customers onto the platform including Sentric Neighbouring Rights, One Little Independent Records and Marathon Music Group, Axtone & FatCat Records who have begun using rightsHUB’s suite of tools to streamline their management of  music rights data and assets.
 
Cherish Mengel, Business Affairs, Marathon Music, commented on joining rightsHUB: "As Marathon Music Group has evolved over the years our catalogue has grown substantially, we have been on the look out for exciting solutions to help our team manage our rights and assets effectively, we recently got on board with rightsHUB and it has become a great tool in helping our team to streamline our processes. We’re so happy to be working with them as we enter this new phase of growth."
 
Added Paul Johannes, General Manager, One Little Independent Records: “For years we have been looking for the one stop solution for managing our content, something to help save us time and resources, rightsHUB is a great fit for our business, they have an impressive suite of tools that can help us grow and focus more on the marketing and promotion of our releases rather than the mundane but very important back end work, we look forward to working with them going forward.”
 
Lee Morrison, CEO, rightsHUB commented on the launch of DataDoktor: “After seeing first- hand the difficulties rights holders face in ensuring their catalogues are enriched and fully monetised, the changes in DSP requirements mean changing partners and entering new deals is a huge task and often missed due to the work involved,  rightsHUB changes all of that. By creating these tools we saves content owners time and money and help increase revenue whilst in turn creating a clean data flow to recipients, saving them valuable resource costs”
The company has also launched Catalogue Academy - a free 12 week programme of short, insightful webinars sharing knowledge and insight from rightsHUB’s own experienced team, who have decades of experience at the forefront of the topic. Aimed at helping practitioners across the industry stay on top of current trends, the programme also includes contributions from leading experts in music data and rights management.
As part of the programme rightsHUB has partnered with the UK’s Association of Independent Music, offering the organisation’s members free tailored music rights, data and asset management advice. Through the partnership, rightsHUB will help ensure AIM members’ rights businesses are as strong as possible in the current climate.
With an emphasis on providing practical advice, the programme will help share tips, best practices and up-to-the-minute trends to help you stay on top of the complex world of managing music rights data and assets in the best way. Webinars will be available both live and on-demand, covering a range of music data topics, such as linking recordings & compositions the sustainability of live streaming.
Catalogue Academy is entirely free of charge. To access all content, register at: www.catalogueacademy.com

12 Apr 2021 | Press release

AIM Awards reveals details of judging panel and brings date forward

- AIM Awards unveils eclectic broadcasters and tastemakers on its judging panel - Independent music’s spotlight night moves forward to Wednesday 25 August  The AIM Independent Music Awards has announced an eclectic list of broadcasters and tastemakers making up the judging panel for its...more

12 Apr 2021 | Press release

TicketSwap expands in anticipation of strong demand with 2 senior hires: Margriet Rijff and Oscar Kriek

With pilot events underway, and thousands of tickets being sold, the hope of a summer full of live music is fast becoming a reality, and ethical secondary platform TicketSwap is expanding (in anticipation of strong demand?). Margriet Rijff joins TicketSwap as...more

12 Apr 2021 | Press release

Olivia Deanannounced as Amazon Music's latest UK Breakthrough Artist

  Amazon Music has today announced that London singer-songwriter Olivia Dean has been selected for Breakthrough,Amazon Music's developing artist programme. Praised by The Guardian, NME, CLASH and more, Olivia has made a name for herself based on her endearing storytelling, positivity, and...more

10 Apr 2021 | Press release

Quincy Jones' Qwest TV to Democratize Classical Music

 Qwest TV, the music video hub co-founded by Quincy Jones and Reza Ackbaraly, is moving into classical music. While its roots are in jazz, funk, soul and global music, the move fits perfectly within Qwest TV's central mission: to democratize music and...more

09 Apr 2021 | Press release

Leaders across the music industry come together to support new chapter for Music Minds Matter

  Help Musicians announces expansion of its Music Minds Matter service to widen the mental health support available to the UK music industry  The charity has seen a 65% rise in calls for help over the last three months, driven by financial...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Music helped the UK get through lockdown, new insights show

Over a quarter of the British public have listened to more music since the start of lockdown Music raised the nation’s spirits, helping people to feel better, cope with anxiety, and aiding exercise, work and study Data published ahead of the BPI’s new...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

IMPALA Launches Sustainability Programme Aiming for a Net Positive Independent Music Community by 2030

IMPALA, the European independent music companies association, is launching a sustainability programme to help make the European independent music sector more sustainable. The package consists of a climate charter for IMPALA, overall targets and voluntary tools for members. IMPALA’s ambition is to aim for...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Cat Kreidich named President of ADA Worldwide

Dynamic innovator brings experience from top roles at The Orchard, Caroline, Sony Music, and EMI News follows ADA’s recent global expansion in Latin America, Asia, and Middle East   Warner Music Group (WMG) announced today that highly regarded music leader Cat Kreidich...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Heavyweight publicist Simon Jones and G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph partner with Absolute for new label with Drag Race roster

Intention Records launches with RuPaul’s Drag Race UK alumni The Vivienne, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green    Absolute has been chosen as the label services partner for new label, Intention Records, founded by leading UK publicist Simon Jones and G-A-Y owner Jeremy...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity launches 10-part series ‘We Are Listening’ so people can witness the limitless ways that music can enrich and connect with those with life-limiting illnesses.

Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, has announced the launch of We Are Listening - a campaign to showcase the immense value music therapy brings to the lives of those living with profound disability.   We Are Listening aims to...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Lee & Thompson Promotions and Addition

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Tim Fowler to the Partnership and to welcome James Rushton to the Lee & Thompson Music team As of 1 April, Tim Fowler, who joined Lee & Thompson in a huge part of...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Outlander and CTM announce strategic alliance and acquire publishing assets of TEN Music

  Outlander Fund and CTM BV are pleased to announce their strategic alliance to acquire music publishing and master rights. CTM OUTLANDER MUSIC LP has the ambition to invest a billion US Dollars over the next 5 years. We also plan to...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Goldenvoice UK founder, Laura Davidson, launches Amigas, a new female led live services consultancy

www.amigas.live AMIGAS is a new consultancy offering a wide range of live services, founded by Laura Davidson(All Points East, Goldenvoice, AEG, Metropolis). AMIGAS currently offers services including artist development, live consultancy, and bespoke and curated events, with many more to be announced...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

The Global Music Vault

Safeguarding Music For Future Generations The Global Music Vault is dedicated to safeguarding the world’s music of yesterday and today, forever. With support from their founding partner the International Music Council (IMC), their mission is to pass on the world heritage to the...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Zoe Wees announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

    Up Next Short Shot on iPhone Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch the trailer HERE   Apple Music today announced singer-songwriter Zoe Wees as the latest addition to its Up Next program, Apple Music's monthly artist initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

Bulldog Digital Media Powered Almost $6.5 Million in Giving via Livestreams

Livestreaming has a vital role to play in the future of philanthropy. Bulldog DM has guided a range of nonprofits toward new opportunities and new connections with givers by helping charitable organizations create meaningful, exciting livestream fundraisers. Their efforts yielded...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

'Black Business & Joint Ventures'

A Dive into the Business Side of the Music Industry On 13 April 2021 at 1800 BST, MMF Unite, the world's largest professional community of music managers in partnership with The Zoo XYZ will jointly host a discussion exploring Black Music & Joint Ventures. Here we...more

08 Apr 2021 | Press release

The Camille Awards

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Camille Awards.  The Camille Awards – European Film Composer Awards are a set of awards given to composers of exceptional pieces of film and audio-visual music. At the ceremony, celebrating...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

Drowning in Data: A Wake-Up Call for the Music Industry

  The music business today is made up of countless revenue streams, all with endless volumes of micropayments and many billions or even trillions of lines of data to be processed. Music publishers and their systems are facing an uphill battle...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

Barry Ashworth’s Flying Circus

Tonic Music patron Barry Ashworth launches fundraiser - to continue supporting mental health of musicians and venues Barry Ashworth’s Flying Circus ‘Collective Wing Walk for Mental Health’ on 28th & 29th Sept - with £80k fundraising target in aid of Tonic Riderhttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/barrysflyingcircus   Tonic Music For...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

Innovation partnership launched to support artists and venues

In a unique celebration of live music, Exit Live and TicketCo Media Services have formed an innovation partnership to benefit artists and venues delivering digital events. The two event industry tech platforms have joined forces to provide artists and...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

Perfect Havoc Signs Producer Parx For Multi-Single Deal

The London-based independent record label and artist management agency, Perfect Havoc has signed producer and DJ Alex Cramp aka Parx for a multi-single deal. This deal follows two tracks already released by Perfect Havoc by Parx; ‘Finally’ - a cover...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

MCPS announces record £157.8m distribution to members in 2020

MCPS, the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society which collects royalties from the reproduction of musical works on behalf of 26,000 songwriters, composers and publishers, announces record £157.8m distribution to members in 2020, a significant 10% increase on 2019.   MCPS, part of the MPA...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

Welcome To The Radio Revolution

ANNOUNCING STACK RADIO APP No Talking. No Ads. Just Good MusicIntroducing Stack Radio App, the DJ in your pocket and exclusive club everyone wants a membership to. A simple radio app, Stack Radio App is designed with no ads, no...more

07 Apr 2021 | Press release

Cercle brings DJ mixes to Apple Music

  Listen to the full DJ sets HERE  Beginning today, audio recordings of Cercle’s most memorable DJ mixes and live-sets are now available to listen to and enjoy exclusively on Apple Music. French livestream platform, Cercle is renowned for promoting cutting-edge live performances featuring...more

06 Apr 2021 | Press release

Red Light Management appoints Ceri Dixon as Head Of Digital Partnerships UK

Red Light Management has appointed former Polydor, RCA and Rubyworks employee Ceri Dixon to the position of Head Of Digital Partnerships, UK. Working with the company’s London based team Ceri will report directly to James Sandom, Red Light Management UK...more

06 Apr 2021 | Press release

Official Charts Company rolls out major upgrade to b2b data service

Gold standard insight data at the music industry’s fingertips faster and easier than ever before “The investment in improving our service ensures that Official Charts remains the pinnacle of chart and music market data across the globe.” The Official Charts Company this...more

06 Apr 2021 | Press release

Statement from AIF CEO Paul Reed on the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund

  "I can confirm that 70% of AIF members who applied for a grant in the second round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund have been offered funding. This amounts to over £5.5m in this round with an average grant of...more

06 Apr 2021 | Press release

Sounds Like a Plan podcast

How the music community is fighting the climate crisis A NEW PODCAST SPEAKS TO INSPIRING PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE MUSIC WORLD TAKING URGENT ACTION EPISODE ONE + SERIES TRAILER OUT NOW Key info: Listen on all major podcast platforms including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google...more

06 Apr 2021 | Press release

Concord Music Publishing launches new industry targeted ‘classical music discovery platform’ BOOSEY & HAWKES REPR&SENTS

  A one stop destination for licensing classical music compositions along with exclusive union free masters Home to brand new REIMAGINED remixed masters from Concord signed producers Goldfingers, Christian Rich and Roscicus Virtual launch on 31st March at House of Vans performance space below...more

12 Apr 2021

09 Apr 2021

  • CTM Outlander Music launches with $1bn plan for rights acquisitions (see Business)

  • A UK music export office will only succeed if Britain changes how it invests in music (see Opinion)

08 Apr 2021

  • How do we actually define “independence”? (see Comment)

  • Uncertainty surrounds how rights and ownership apply in sales of NFTs (see Features)

  • How the music industry woke up to mental health (see Features)

07 Apr 2021

  • How the music community is fighting the climate crisis (see Podcasts)

06 Apr 2021

  • Live: Culture Recovery Fund helps venues; Pilot events to be held (see News, Comment)

  • Hybe buys Scooter Braun's Ithaca (see Business)

  • Streaming algorithms are less likely to put forward female artists, researchers find (see Analysis)

01 Apr 2021

  • BRIT Awards - nominations announced (see News)

  • Sony Music Publishing acquires Paul Simon song catalogue (see Deals)

31 Mar 2021

  • Live: Glastonbury plans livestream; BST Hyde Park cancelled; Reading & Leeds plans for vaccine passport (see News)

  • Ed Sheeran faces legal battle over Thinking Out Loud (see News)

  • Spotify acquires live audio company Locker Room (see Digital)

30 Mar 2021

  • No, America shouldn't nationalise Spotify (see Opinion)

  • Vivendi shareholders back Universal's IPO plans (see Business)

29 Mar 2021

  • Festival lineups announced but lack women performers (see Features)

26 Mar 2021

  • Why eating disorders are rife in pop music (see Features)

  • Spotify rolls out new look and features (see Digital)

  • LIVE calls for a support package to help overcome Brexit challenges (see News)