Nigel Dewar-Gibb, specialist media lawyer at Lewis Silkin + Rahul Rumalla, Founder + Chief Technology Officer of Paperchain
In this episode, we hear Nigel and Rahul talk about the so called ‘Black Box’ royalties that remain unclaimed by artists, auditing performing rights organisations such as PRS for Music, PPL and BMI and the potential for Blockchain in the music industry. They also discuss the Radiohead/Lana Del Rey copyright bust up, when is the right time for a legal scrap, the joy of buying the Ramones in four different formats and living a more minimalist life by selling everything except a back pack and guitar.
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About the guests:
Nigel Dewar-Gibb is an experienced commercial IP lawyer and his focus is on digital media and technology sectors and he advises companies on the acquisition, production and licensing of content including ‘fingerprint’ tech companies, which track and report revenue. Because of the increasing complexity of copyright, he has set up a team to investigate royalty income flows worldwide to promote transparent and accurate accounting. Previously he was senior in-house Counsel for a number of multinational companies including Virgin Records and its affiliated music publishing company and for Picture Music International, a division of EMI Records active in film, TV and video production.
Rahul Rumalla is founder and Chief Technology Officer of Paperchain, a technology company empowering music copyright owners with products which solve the problem of unpaid royalties. He is a technology professional turned entrepreneur and now builds products and services for the music industry. He has a Master’s in Music Business from Berklee College of Music and was a Fellow at the Open Music Initiative.