Copyright
Introducing our new bootcamp on global music rights
January 30 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with experts around the world to create our third educational offering: A bootcamp on global music rights.

Starter Packs
Starter Packs: Music/Web3 data
January 23 2023

Data literacy is table stakes for making smart decisions about how to grow music careers and brands, and Web3 shouldn’t be any different.

Artificial intelligence
Why music AI companies are not flirting with copyright infringement
January 18 2023

After interviewing several music AI startup founders, key differences have emerged in how music AI companies are building out their tech stacks compared to companies building visual- or text-based AI tools.

Web3
Web3 and music rights: Our community weighs in
January 15 2023

2022 closed with a dynamic debate in the #web3 channel of the Water & Music Discord server about the role of aggregation and traditional IP law in the music NFT landscape.

Starter Packs
Starter Packs: New tech, old rights
January 09 2023

A new series unpacking essential foundational concepts for navigating music and tech.

Web3
Sidechain: Music NFT streaming apps under fire, FTX fallout impact, and songwriter challenges in Web3
December 11 2022

Capturing the W&M community’s unique, early-adopter, critical pulse on the music/Web3 landscape, backed by ongoing reporting from our Web3 research team that you won’t find elsewhere.

Metaverse
3 ways to bring your music into the metaverse
July 08 2022

A diverse set of ideas to monetize music IP and engage meaningfully with fans in the metaverse, across three main categories: Creating visually immersive content, licensing music IP directly to platforms’ content libraries, and making artist IP available for user identity and expression.

$STREAM
Structuring the law around Web3 music: A new modular music NFT contract framework
March 09 2022

This project began as an effort to create a “simple” music NFT contract template, as a follow-up to our high-level research from Season 1 on issues facing the music/Web3 ecosystem. Our modular template guides the user through different paths based on their answers, and outputs a custom PDF file that they can then attach on- or off-chain to their NFT releases.

Artists
Understanding music rights data: the challenges of delivering timely royalty payments to artists
April 12 2021
Artists
The legal Achilles’ heel of the catalog buyout craze: Termination rights
January 08 2021

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Big tech
What Google v. Oracle means for the music industry
December 07 2020
Artificial intelligence
Who owns an A.I.-created song?
October 14 2020