Dataclef - Music Services from a Music Industry Juggernaut
COO Janice Scott discussed Dataclef, SOCAN's new music services arm
SOCAN recently made the major announcement that it had launched a new music services arm called Dataclef. The move follows a number of large moves by the music rights organization (MRO) in recent years, including the acquisitions of Audiam, MediaNet, Royalty Guru, and SODRAC, as well as its expansion into Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. This week, we invited Dataclef’s COO, Janice Scott, to explain exactly what this new company is, who it will serve, which services it will provide, and its role within the SOCAN Group’s ecosystem and how it is separated from SOCAN itself. We also ask Janice about the challenges faced by modern MROs in the era of mass data and an increasingly international and interconnected music rights industry.