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Music Licensing Opportunity Listings

We post any and all Music Licensing Opportunities we find in our Discord channel. Join our Discord here (https://discord.gg/FDT6yy8)

Some opportunities are free to the public while others, depending on the source, will have a listing fees.

If you would like ManChuk Media’s Publishing Division to broker or administer your submissions we would be happy to pitch your music on your behalf using our simple Music Licensing Pitch Administration Agreement; just contact us for information.

Another option you may consider is to sign up for our monthly subscription service where we pitch your music on your behalf without the need for a partnership agreement. Contact us for additional details.

Spotify Publishing Analytics in Beta

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Today we added ManChuk Media’s name to Spotify Publishing Analytics’ waiting list.

They are still in Beta roll out so we are not sure of timing when it comes to being able to utilize the services.

We will definitely keep you posted though.

Join The Discussion

We’re currently building our discord channel to help guide aspiring and indie musicians through the wacky maze of music publishing and licensing.

The channel is just getting started so we’re asking for those interested (artists & professionals) to sign up and help begin the discussion at https://discord.gg/FDT6yy8

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Spanish Rights Society SGAE Has Record Low Turnout for Board Elections NEWSLEGAL AND MANAGEMENT

By Judy Cantor-Navas | October 31, 2018

 

Teddy Bautista, disgraced former president of the Spanish Authors Society, fails in effort to regain control of the embattled entity.

Teddy Bautista failed in his effort to make a comeback at SGAE, the troubled Spanish Authors Society, which held its board elections on Oct. 26. Bautista, who was arrested seven years ago in a federal sting operation and charged with misappropriation of funds, ran for a seat and possible return to the presidency while still awaiting trial in the case, which authorities say cost the organization 20 million euros (almost $26 million) and for which he could be sentenced to seven years in prison.

In the end, Bautista did not get enough votes to bring him back to SGAE.

The 35 members of the new board include flamenco guitarist Josemi Carmona, Grammy-winning conductor José de Eusebio, Asturian gaita player Hevia and rock singer Huecco.

The 18,970 members of the rights organization with the right to vote in the elections turned out in the lowest numbers ever. Only 1,373, or 7.25% percent voted.

Before the elections, 15 musicians who were on the docket withdrew their candidacies for the board because electronic voting was not permitted. Artists well-known in Spain including Kiko Veneno, Jota (Juan Rodríguez) from the group Los Planetas and singer Sole Gimenez also urged their fellow members to refrain from voting. Members were permitted to vote in person or by mail.

SGAE has been dogged by problems which have heated up since the summer of 2017, when Spanish agents again raided the organization’s Madrid headquarters, and arrested 18 people suspected of involvement in “the wheel,” a royalty scam involving late night television. This year, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) revealed its “serious concerns” about SGAE’s conflicts of interest, “distorted and inequitable distribution of royalties” and “lack of regard for the common good” in a 65-page report issued in May. Multinational publishing companies Warner/Chappell, peermusic and EMI Songs have threatened to pull their catalogues from SGAE after they were all ejected from the entity’s board.

The SGAE administration has also been at odds with Spain’s Ministry of Cutlure, which has threatened to intervene and take over the running of the organization. And SGAE is undergoing an audit to investigate possible errors in hundreds of publishing contracts registered with the rights society, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Last week, Spain’s Minister of Culture, José Guirao, warned that SGAE is “on the road to disaster,” adding that the government’s cultural department will do everything possible so that the organization “obeys the law.”

Source: Billboard.com

Why Bitcoin and Crypto Have No Future

By: Think Outside the Blox
https://medium.com/@joshromportl/why-bitcoin-and-crypto-have-no-future-4f95980bb774

Cryptoasset enthusiast and investor. economics. @outsidethebloxx
Oct 18

Why Bitcoin and Crypto Have No Future

Why do Bitcoin and cryptoassets have no future…

when the NYSE is creating the cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt in collaboration with Microsoft and Starbucks with physically backed Bitcoin futures contracts.

when Fidelity is offering it to its clients and has been mining it since 2015.

when Steve Wozniak is co-founding a cryptoasset investment firm.

when Katy Perry IG’d this!

Cryptos coming at you like a dark horse

when Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript and Mozilla, started Brave Browser with a built-in ad-blocker and Basic Attention Token (BAT) to reward content creators.

when Amazon Web Services partnered with QTUM.

when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is utilizing Ripple’s interledger protocol to help with payment services for the financially impoverished and unbanked.

when IBM is partnering with Stellar Lumens (XLM) for cross-border payment solutions.

when Jamie Dimon, tells all that it Bitcoin is a “fraud” and that if he catches any employees who own it he would fire them, while in the background JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley bought Bitcoin ETNs on the dip.

when the MLB is launching a crypto-based game on the blockchain using the ERC-721 standard for non-fungible tokens.

when George Soros initially bashed cryptocurrencies, only to later buy a stack of Bitcoin at the $6k low.

when Alibaba and IBM have the most blockchain patents in the world.

when Yale’s endowment invested $400 million in cyptoasset funds.

when the Winklevoss twins took $11 million of their Facebook money and put it into Bitcoin in 2013 when it was $120 each.

can you row to the moon?

Should I go on?

when John McAfee bets his manhood that Bitcoin is going to the moon.

when Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, thinks Bitcoin is the currency of the future.

when Richard Branson thinks Bitcoin will bring an economic revolution.

when Goldman-Sachs backed Circle launched a crypto finance company.

when Square’s Cash App allowed users to buy and sell Bitcoin.

when Coinbase is valued at $8B.

when the founder of YouTube and the founder of Twitch are advising Theta Token (THETA).

when Bitmain is on track for $10 billion in revenue this year after around $4 billion last year.

when Binance made more in profit in Q2 2018 than Deutsche Bank.

when Reddit co-founder (and husband of Serena Williams — dont forget that) Alexis Ohanian is betting on Bitcoin as a hedge to economic crises.

i read it on reddit

when Blockchains, LLC bought 60,000 acres for their company that will incubate and innovate Ethereum-based blockchain ventures.

when the co-founder of Wikipedia is now working on its decentralized counterpart Everipedia (IQ).

when Akon is launching his own cryptocurrency Akoin to help bring security to the currency system in Africa.

when Ashton Kutcher donated $4 million in XRP to Ellen DeGeneres’ charityby transferring it to her in a matter of seconds.

when Chamath Palihapitiya, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, invested early in Bitcoin and thinks it’s going to $1 million per coin.

when Plastic Bank is helping those in developing countries earn cryptocurrency while also curing plastic ocean pollution — I know you’ve seen those IBM commercials.

when Robinhood offers the purchase of cryptos commission-free.

when Steve Bannon is betting on Bitcoin and launching his own cryptocurrency.

when Bill Clinton spoke at the Swell Conference in support of Ripple and blockchain technology.

“The permutations and possibilities [of blockchain] are staggeringly great.”

when former Trump aide and Goldman Sachs exec Gary Cohn is joining a blockchain startup.

when the NFL purchased a stake in blockchain startup SportsCastr.

when the NBA goes crypto as the Sacramento Kings mine Ethereum, Bitmain sponsors the Houston Rockets, and former commissioner David Stern backs FanChain.

when Rockefeller-owned Venrock is investing in cryptocurrency.

when Overstock.com is going full-on crypto.

when cryptocurrencies can end poverty and provide financial freedom to those in financial need.

cryptos: from earth to moon

Yeah. This has no future.

Accumulate, HODL, and think outside the blox!