More bidness. Cus it's the music bidness innit. Ever since Mozart's wife started selling his manuscripts after he died, it's been a bidness. Or business. Or industry. Either way, it's virtually impossible to talk about music as a whole without mentioning all the dollar that goes with it.

A recent dollar dispute, or pound palaver (or sterling... nope), has been uncovered by the Association for Electronic Music. Having launched the "Get Played Get Paid" campaign, and as part of it, they've revealed that of the estimated £15 million in royalties that is collected by the UK each year not much of it actually goes to the artists, dance music producers, who are in every way entitled to royalties after every public play of their music.

"Part of the problem is down to writers, artists and tracks not being registered at collection societies so the organisations don't know who to pay," explains CEO of the Association, Mark Lawrence. "But even more significantly, most societies do not have accurate granular data on what is actually played in clubs." It must be almost impossible.

But technology is smart. Technology won't forget to write things down or get too drunk whilst they're DJing. As such, the Association have teamed up with fresh tech offering, KUVO - launched by Pioneer as a way to "Get real-time information about what's playing in clubs around the world."

Previously, a company that collects royalties for artists, PRS, launched Amplify, to "ensure [artists] fully benefit when their tracks are used." It used "DJ technology specialists to find ways to report set lists automatically from clubs, radio and live performances" but there was a problem with incomplete reporting. Bidness, eh?

Source: FACT