New device from Pioneer set to better distribute royalties to artists
SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada, have teamed with Pioneer to better track what is being played in clubs and venues across the country and, in turn, better distribute royalties to the proper artists.
Dubbed KUVO, the device plugs directly into the performer’s mixing board and collects the metadata from the tracks that are being played. In doing so, KUBO can then send the information directly to SOCAN who will then distribute royalties to the proper artists. This is a vast improvement over DJs providing their own playlists, as many don’t plan their sets out in advance and are then liable to forget a track or be unable to provide a list at all.
SOCAN is set to begin the roll out the KUVO devices to clubs, venues, and festivals starting in Toronto — entirely for free.
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