Richie Hawtin and Pioneer join forces to increase royalties for tracks played in sets
Richie Hawtin and Pioneer have teamed up to launch ‘Get Played Get Paid,’ a new campaign designed to streamline the distribution of royalties to artists who have their tracks played out in sets. This new campaign combines that data collected by Hawtin’s RADR app, which tracks the songs played in Native Instrument‘s Traktor mixing system, and Pioneer’s own KUVO app, which does the same for their systems.
The British legend and Pioneer teamed with the Association for Electronic Music to combine both technologies into a new, improved system. Standard operation procedure at clubs puts the onus on the venue to provide a tracklisting which is then used to distribute royalties. This system often leads to incomplete and inaccurate lists, leading to royalties being paid to the wrong artists and labels. The collation of metadata from RADR and KUVO aims to remove the errors and ensure that the correct artists receive compensation.
A video explaining the new system’s goal is available above.
H/T: Resident Advisor