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Throughout 2017 Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, have developed as a popular new form of fundraising. The ICO trend in the market place has snowballed throughout 2017 with millions being raised by...

How, What, When – Protection of musical works in Denmark

The How? How are musical works protected in Denmark? Original musical (along with other 'artistic') works are provided automatic protection in Denmark by virtue of the Danish Copyright Act. The Danish Copyright...

Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers, CEO of InConversation

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Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Putting digital to work cannot play.      The evening began with cocktails on the 11th floor of Bird &...

Music streaming: call for performers to reap the rewards

According to IFPI's annual global music report, streaming is now established as the most prevalent and significant format in the industry. When the European Parliament Committees on Culture and Industry recently...

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