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Jordi Puy (CEO), interviewed by Industria Musical

Jordi Puy, CEO of Unison, was recently interviewed by Industria Musical, the leading platform for music business trends in the Spanish-speaking market. In it, Jordi talks about the first year of operation of Unison and how he sees the future of the sector in an ecosystem full of challenges and changes. He also mentions the…

Gaming and music: a universe of opportunities

The world of streaming related to gaming has evolved unstoppably since 2014. In 2020, with the pandemic, music usage on platforms such as TWITCH rose from 3% to 8%, exponentially increasing its importance. This acceleration of the process has been driven in part by COVID-19, but there are numerous precedents for the successful blending of…

NFT, the new trend in digital music

69,346,250 US$. This is the price for which the work “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS” by the artist Beeple was sold. Beyond the enormous sum of money, what is the peculiarity of this sale? 1) it is a JPG, that is to say, it is a digital work; 2) it is the third most expensive…

The future of rights management: data, data and more data

We echo the report just published by Synchtank, which offers valuable and illustrative information that we believe may help to decipher some clues about the future of rights management. We have seen on countless occasions (social networks, presentations, press, etc.) the graphs of the Goldman Sachs forecasts on the spectacular growth predicted for the volume…

Unison: the revolution in copyright management

Beginning operations in the most difficult year of the last decades on a global level has not been easy. But no one said that creating an alternative to collective management models for music royalties was easy either. Despite the monumental challenges, during our first 12 months we have grown to manage rights in more than…

Being a woman in the music industry

I would like to start this short text with a “there’s much left to do”, because even nowadays, in the 21st century, we still suffer small and not so small acts of discrimination for the fact of being a woman. The music industry is no different. A market dominated by men where it seems that,…

Unison interviews Raoul Rugamba from Africa in Colors

Raoul Rugamba is CEO and founder of Africa in Colors, a festival boosts the creative industry of the continent to create a sustainable economy. The iniciative looks for putting Africa in the map for the creative sector and offers business opportunities for African talents. We spoke with Raoul about the challenges for African creators to…

Live streaming platforms: How to not turn a forest into wood

The current discussions on licensing some live-streaming platforms seems to rely on rumours. Dangerous rumours that may lead users to “disguise” as ticketing services. Other may lead them to chasing safe harbour provisions. Some even suggest that if the ones uploading protected copyright works (to digital services) are artists or songwriters, there would be an…

Our 2020 in review

2020 has been a year full of challenges, but also very exciting for us. In our first operational year we have become one of the fastest growing companies in the sector, and we already manage rights in more than 800,000 musical works for over 180 clients. In addition to growing in catalog volume, we have…

Unison interviews Majeidah Queen Dolo from AfroXilla Media

Majeidah Queen Dolo is a Music Executive, talent agent, entrepreneur and CEO of AfroXilla Media. As founder of AfroXilla she oversees strategic execution of all marketing campaigns, articles, brand collaborations and innovation projects for the company. Queen Dolo created AfroXilla in 2014 to showcase a positive narrative on African culture and to change the mindsets…