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The birth of copyright and why it's important

The birth of copyright

Beginning in France in 1791, in the post-war period after the French revolution, the first actions towards creating copyright were taken to make sure that authors were paid for the use of their work. In 1849 the first organization dedicated to protect music rights, SACEM, was founded in France - and other countries soon followed suit.


In 1886, the Bern Convention was formed which provided creators such as authors, musicians, poets and painters the right to control how their works were being used, by whom, and on what terms. It was also made sure that domestic copyright laws were being followed internationally as well.


Copyright works more or less the same all over the world (where it’s part of the law) with slight differences. In Europe, copyright laws are formulated in a way where the author's artistic integrity is put first whilst the Anglo-American view sees copyright more as a commodity, prioritizing the possibility of distributing a work to the public.




What copyright means for music investors on Tangy Market

Every time you hear a song being played, it generates money for the copyright owner (or owners) in the form of royalties. When you invest in music on Tangy Market, you buy the estimated upcoming royalties for a fixed time period. This means, the more the music is being played, the more money you can expect to get back on your investment.


This way the copyrights owners of the music - the songwriters and artists (and sometimes labels or publishers) - keep their copyright, get paid directly instead of waiting for years and share their future profits with you.


Tangy Market unlocks the hidden world of music investments for anyone and artists and songwriters gain financial control, independence and artistic freedom.


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