Tech & Science Daily: Abba star Björn says tougher metadata can help musicians get paid

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 (Baillie Walsh)
(Baillie Walsh)

We spoke to Abba superstar Björn Ulvaeus who is building software with two fellow producers called Session.

The platform is designed to help ensure young songwriters keep the copyright and get paid for their music.

They have had £1million funding from Spotify and YouTube, and Ulvaeus reckons it could help musicians more easily get paid their dues by securely embedding their details in the metadata.

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