Cue Sheet Palooza Hackathon in Toronto will Create New Solutions for Screen Based Music Royalties
Hosted by The Screen Composers Guild of Canada and SOCAN, hackathon teams vie for a cash award by reimagining the music cue sheet process
By: Screen Composers Guild of Canada
John Welsman, President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada noted, "Cue Sheets are the means by which music creators register their musical works in audio visual productions. They contain all of the information necessary to track and pay out performing and reproduction rights royalties to composers, songwriters and music publishers… these royalties provide financial stability to the often unpredictable livelihoods of music creators, allowing them to keep doing what they do so well – creating music!"
"We're only just beginning to realize the potential of technology to allow music creators to receive what they have rightfully earned from their work," says SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown. "This hackathon is an opportunity to bring speed and accuracy to what traditionally has been an extremely complicated process, and SOCAN is excited to see the results."
Developer teams will utilize sponsor APIs or SDKs in combination with other technology to create a more efficient and user-friendly payment process for music professionals. Musiio, AI for the music industry, and Jaxsta, the world's largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits, are joining as some of our early technology partners. SOCAN is also taking the opportunity to premiere and showcase its much anticipated Cue Sheet API, billed as a game changer for music creators and stakeholders.
The event will be judged by a roster of esteemed industry veterans, including award-winning Canadian composer Amin Bhatia; VP of CONNECT Music Licensing Catherine Jones; Executive Director of the SOCAN Foundation Charlie Wall-Andrews; Senior Manager of Broadcast Operations (Audio) at BellMedia Michael Nunan; and Mohamed Moutadayne, CTO & SVP of Product & Services at LyricFind.
Participants of the Hackathon will have the opportunity to work with experienced industry mentors, including technologist/
Teams will compete for cash prizes, and the winning team will also receive registrations for Canadian Music Week 2022, which is happening in April of 2022.
Interested hackers can sign up to participate here.
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