Richie Hawtin has teamed up with Pioneer DJ for the Get Played Get Paid campaign, which aims to improve how royalties reach producers for music played during DJ sets.
“The potential of this technology is actually revolutionary. The worst thing that can happen to an artist is to be in the studio worrying about money." - Richie Hawtin
Get Played Get Paid aims to make sure electronic music artists get paid the royalties they’re entitled to when their tracks are played by DJs. Hawtin’s RADR application sends information about tracks played by DJs via TRAKTOR PRO and other DJ software to a Twitter feed – is now compatible with KUVO. Pioneer DJ developed KUVO in order to stream metadata to the performance rights organisations (PROs) that distribute royalties to artists. This means it’s now possible to use non-Pioneer DJ software with KUVO and RADR simultaneously, with initial support for TRAKTOR PRO. KUVO supports the people creating new electronic music, helping to keep creativity flowing through the scene. “With continued support from clubs, DJs and performing rights organisation, KUVO will play a key role in making sure that when artists’ music gets played, they get paid.” - CEO at AFEM Mark Lawrence.
How to use KUVO with TRAKTOR PRO via RADR
- Set up an account and register your KUVO profile at the KUVO website.
- Download RADR to your PC/Mac at the RADR website. After the installation, launch RADR and set up an account.
- Connect your PC/Mac at a club where a KUVO network gateway is installed using a LAN cable. Launch RADR and start DJing.
- See the KUVO system configuration guide for more details