Richie Hawtin and Pioneer Team Up to Increase DJ Royalties

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Richie Hawtin and Pioneer Team Up to Increase DJ Royalties

International superstar DJ Richie Hawtin and Pioneer have joined forces to launch a new initiative which looks at streamlining the distribution of royalties to artists who have their tracks played out in sets.

The campaign, titled ‘Get Played Get Paid’ combines the data collected by Hawtin’s RADR app, which tracks songs played in Traktor’s mixing system, and Pioneer’s KUVO app, which does a similar task for their systems.

The standard operation procedure puts the onus on clubs to provide a full tracklisting which is then used to distribute royalties, which often leads to incorrectly listed and inaccurate lists. The new collaboration aims to set this straight, by collecting the data from both programs in order to erase the errors and ensure artists correctly collect their compensation. A video detailing the process is available below.

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