How Inconsistent Metadata Impedes Music Industry Growth at NARM’s Music Biz 2013 | Billboard

“In the old world, we did cumbersome things including teams of people wearing headphones and listening to thousands of hours of television and radio programming,” but had to use proxies for what was playing in places like bars and clubs, DeFilippis said. Now, ASCAP is very reliant on technology to insure proper reporting and payments.

But MRI’s Watkins said that even though his company ties data and technology together wherever it can, “we still have about 30 people doing copyright research,”  however they can through the internet and contacting people. “You still need the human element,” he said.

via How Inconsistent Metadata Impedes Music Industry Growth at NARM’s Music Biz 2013 | Billboard.

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