Blockchains (smart contracts, NFTs, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to TuneGO, the first application discloses techniques for tokenized media content management. Assigned to AiMi, the second application discloses techniques for block-chain ledger based tracking of generated music content.
20210248214, "Tokenized media content management," assigned to TuneGO, Inc.
A system and method for media content management include creating, via a digital vault, a container file comprising media content submitted by a user and content metadata; verifying, via the digital vault, a completeness of the content metadata associated with the media content in the container file; classifying, via the digital vault, the container file based on the completeness of the media content; identifying a salable content item that is to be put up for sale; creating, via the digital vault, a nonfungible token (NFT) container file and populating the NFT container file with the salable content item and NFT metadata; offering the specified ownership rights to the salable content item for sale via an NFT transaction; and updating the NFT container file to reflect a new owner of the ownership rights to the salable content after sale of the salable content item.
20210248213. "Block-chain ledger based tracking of generated music content," assigned to AiMi Inc.
Techniques are disclosed relating to tracking contributions to composed music content. In some embodiments, a computer system determines playback data for a music content mix, where the playback data indicates characteristics of playback of the music content mix and the music content mix includes a determined combination of multiple audio tracks. In some embodiments, the system records, in an electronic block-chain ledger data structure, information specifying individual playback data for one or more of the multiple audio tracks in the music content mix. The information specifying individual playback data for an individual audio track may include usage data for the individual audio track and signature information associated with the individual audio track.