Sony Music’s new deal with Dubset will let it monetize unofficial remixes – The Verge

Rights clearance startup Dubset has just inked a deal with Sony Music to allow monetization of its songs in DJ sets and of unofficial tracks that sample its artists. This means that artists could have their bootleg remixes and DJ sets legally cleared and distributed on Apple Music and Spotify, with every rights holder receiving a portion of royalties. This is the first major label Dubset has secured, and it’s a big step toward tackling gray area material that has proved problematic for platforms like SoundC

Full Story:  Sony Music’s new deal with Dubset will let it monetize unofficial remixes – The Verge

‘Guess Who Died’: Norman Lear & Peter Tolan Comedy Lands At NBC | Deadline

Very excited for this one!!!

Norman Lear’s longtime passion project Guess Who Died is coming closer to reality. The single-camera comedy, on which he has teamed with Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Sony TV, where Tolan is under an overall deal and where Lear has the Netflix revival of his One Day At A Time, is the studio.

Full Story:   ‘Guess Who Died’: Norman Lear & Peter Tolan Comedy Lands At NBC | Deadline

How to Travel When You’re Broke or You Don’t Have Extra Income | HuffPost

When most people hear the word ‘traveling’ or ‘vacation’ they think dollar signs. Either that person has the extra income to do it or they don’t.  And that’s a myth. You don’t need to be rich to travel. You don’t need thousands of dollars to spend on a vacation. There are plenty of ways you can travel with an average middle-income job.

Full Story:   How to Travel When You’re Broke or You Don’t Have Extra Income | HuffPost

Drop your words into giant origami boat for National Poetry Day competition 

What a clever way to  celebrate National Poetry Day!

The boat is part of a competition, inviting people  to submit words related to the sea into it to be in to win dinner ...

The public are invited to drop a word relating to the sea, along with contact details, into the boat. They will receive an instant prize of a biscuit and a poem from one of two new collections of poetry, Keel & Drift by Adrienne Jansen and Everything is Here by Rob Hack and go into the draw to win dinner for two and a cruise on a boat in Mana or copies of these collections.

Full Story:  Drop your words into giant origami boat for National Poetry Day competition | Stuff.co.nz

Four book series that are shaping the future of science fiction on television | Ars Technica

Looks like television is going to just keep getting better and better!

If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV is about to get even more interesting and complex. The trend started with the surprising announcement in late 2016 that Lin Manuel-Miranda’s next project—after completing his run on Hamilton and writing the music for Moana—would be to adapt Patrick Rothfuss’ cult fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle for TV and film. Just in the past two months, three more gamechanging options were announced: HBO will adapt Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Deat

Full Story: Four book series that are shaping the future of science fiction on television | Ars Technica