Consensus, leadership, and levers are how open standards thrive. They’ve eluded the music industry – until now.

With the Music Modernization Act now law, the music industry faces an unprecedented opportunity to develop and adopt open standards which could truly modernize and prepare it for the future.

Following a hard-fought battle full of dramatic twists and turns, the Music Modernization Act was signed into law on Oct 11th and roundly celeberated by major stakeholders. Well-earned as the celebrations were, some have argued that the job of modernizing the music business has only just begun. While the reference is to substantial policy and procedural changes, anyone familiar with the inner workings of the industry’s technology infrastructure would also be compelled to agree.

On Software

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