About Thor Pettersen

Rebooting the music industry...

Guy Fletcher – Man of Music…

A well-deserved tribute to Guy as chairman of PRS for music as he is stepping down. Today his last day as chairman. Monday, he is officially Executive chairman of Internet Music – the digital “equivalent” of PRS for music. The whole article is about his journey in music, concluding with the future: Recent years [...]

By | 2017-01-16T02:56:08+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Blog, Music|0 Comments

Owners of 7 billion $ wanted – missing in the back catalogues.

The principle of global copyright management on behalf of music creators has been with us for over 150 years. Beginning in 1850 with SACEM in France, there are now 225 collection societies in 118 countries. The global music market, whilst dominated by Anglo-American repertoire requires bilateral, reciprocal agreements between ALL societies and an extremely [...]

By | 2017-01-16T02:53:38+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Blockchain, Blog, Music|0 Comments

Registration – Release and Licensing.

The music industry continues to grapple with the world of digital commerce and appears to be struggling to make sense of it. …. It is extremely difficult for composers and songwriters to make a living.  Old industry conventions, based on the monetising of performing and mechanical rights have remained unchanged for many decades. In the online world, there [...]

By | 2016-11-24T21:42:34+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Blog, Music|0 Comments

Rebooting the music industry…

It's time to be serious. I have since 2006 carried a dream - all creators of music should get fully paid for their work. In 2006 I called it (when first defined) "The digital clearing house" today it's called Internet Music and under Internet Music Now we will over the next year invite everybody [...]

By | 2017-01-16T02:23:20+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Blockchain, Blog, Music|0 Comments