Exploration Weekly - September 25, 2020
Shira Perlmutter has been appointed as the 14th Register of Copyrights this week by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. She will step into the position in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th year. Maria Strong, who has served as acting Register since January 2020, will return to her role as Associate Register of Copyrights for Policy and International Affairs.
Music trade organization CISAC officially launched its new system for the ISWC data standard that it manages this week, allowing for more efficient and faster issuing of ISWCs as well as the lesser risk of data conflicts occurring as new works are published. Over 100 collecting societies have reportedly migrated over to the new system. The International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC) is the global industry-wide data standard used to identify musical works and compositions.
Spotify and Chernin Entertainment have struck a multiyear first-look film and TV deal that will allow them to mine more than 250 global original audio shows and podcast programming for Hollywood development. Peter Chernin told The Hollywood Reporter that the two companies will hire an executive to spearhead the development and work closely with Chernin Entertainment president Jenno Topping and her team.
Exploration would also like to thank all of you for submitting your survey responses for the Music Industry Report - 2020 - Survey! Your contributions are much appreciated in illuminating the state of the music business, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How the electronic dance community is leading the industry into live streaming.
Defining the ’90s music canon.
Andrew Jannakos debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart with his breakout single "Gone Too Soon”.
Taylor Swift's "1989" becomes the fourth album by a woman to spend 300 weeks on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Alicia Keys drops a new video of her latest single, "Love Looks Better”.
Alicia Keys - Love Looks Better - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4jeFyo_NG8
Yola - "To Be Young Gifted And Black" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21O9skiE_e8