RADR News

RADR and Pioneer DJ KUVO support Released for OSX.

Oct 19, 2016

We are happy to announce that RADR 1.9 will now support Pioneer DJ KUVO on OS X. This will allow Native Instruments Traktor users to send updates live to the KUVO system when a KUVO (NXS-GW) device is present in a club or venue. This update will give the users to publish their live track information to Twitter, RADR and now Pioneer DJ KUVO. Download the latest version and review the setup manual for instructions on how to configure RADR for Pioneer DJ KUVO.

Led by the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Get Played Get Paid aims to make sure electronic music artists get paid the royalties they’re entitled to when their tracks are played at gigs by DJs. Hawtin’s RADR application – which sends information about tracks played by DJs via TRAKTOR PRO1 and other DJ software to a Twitter feed – is now compatible with KUVO, our technology that can 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 is a platform from Pioneer DJ that lets DJs share details of the tracks they’re playing in real time via the KUVO app. Clubs that want to use KUVO get the hardware box installed (currently free), and DJs can sign up for free.

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RADR and Pioneer DJ to support Get Played Get Paid Campaign.

Oct 18, 2014

AFEM unites Electronic Dance Music Community to tackle problem of £100M a year in ‘lost’ performance royalties Pioneer DJ to support Get Played Get Paid campaign

18 OCTOBER 2014. AMSTERDAM: The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) today launched a campaign to ensure that, in future, the estimated £100m a year lost in misallocated performance royalties starts reaching EDM artists, writers and producers.

RADR and Pioneer DJ to support Get Played Get Paid Campaign.

Oct 18, 2014

AFEM unites Electronic Dance Music Community to tackle problem of £100M a year in ‘lost’ performance royalties Pioneer DJ to support Get Played Get Paid campaign

18 OCTOBER 2014. AMSTERDAM: The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) today launched a campaign to ensure that, in future, the estimated £100m a year lost in misallocated performance royalties starts reaching EDM artists, writers and producers.

AFEM launched the Get Played Get Paid campaign today at the Amsterdam Dance Event convention. It revealed it has already received heavyweight support for the campaign from DJ equipment giant Pioneer DJ which is offering to supply the data via its new KUVO platform which could help collection societies finally nail the problem. Pioneer DJ is also collaborating with underground electronic music icon Richie Hawtin and his RADR Twitter app - even though his technology was created for DJs using non Pioneer set-ups.

Performance royalties are due to artists and songwriters when their music is played on the radio or at a club or festival. In the UK alone, the combined sum collected by PRS For Music and PPL for dance music alone exceeds £20m a year. “The problem is that the money collected does not necessarily go to the right people,” said AFEM CEO Mark Lawrence.

"Part of the problem is down to writers and artists not registering themselves or their tracks, so the collection societies don't know who to pay," he said, "but even more significantly, most societies do not have accurate granular data on what is actually played in clubs. AFEM is working with the electronic music community and the collection society network in an attempt to tackle these problems head-on."

AFEM is to work with societies on raising awareness of the importance of artists, writers and producers seeking publishing deals and registering their own music, whilst at the same time the association will be identifying and endorsing technology solutions which can improve the monitoring of which tracks are being played by DJs.

AFEM endorses Pioneer DJ plan to offer free data to collection societies

AFEM today announced that the first technology provider to win its endorsement is DJ equipment manufacturer Pioneer DJ which has committed to provide accurate data of what is played by DJs at many of the world's most renowned club venues via KUVO.

Pioneer is offering free KUVO boxes to clubs with Pioneer-equipped DJ booths which automatically register details of every track played and relay them to KUVO’s cloud. Already installed in 200 DJ booths around the world, including such renowned clubs as Ministry of Sound London, Mansion Miami and Space Ibiza, these boxes will power a new consumer app service being launched by Pioneer at ADE later this week, but Pioneer has agreed to offer the data to collection societies to improve the accuracy of the monitoring of club music.

In a further move announced today, technology adventurer and electronic music artist Richie Hawtin will align his own RADR app with the Pioneer technology. RADR works with DJs who use products like as Traktor and Ableton, and connects with a DJ’s Twitter account, sending out information from clubs in real time.

Richie Hawtin states: “I launched RADR initially as Twitter DJ over five years ago. It was in part a way to show what music is really being played around the world at any one time, but I also saw the huge industry importance of delivering and revealing factual data so that artists get what they deserve – in the form of money and recognition. I am excited to be collaborating with other technology companies who can help put this data into the right hands. It’s important all the technology companies unite on this issue and help resolve one of the biggest issues our genre has faced for decades.”

AFEM co-founder Ben Turner states, “This is an innovative and incredibly progressive move by Pioneer which will potentially benefit thousands of electronic music creators, and ensure they get the money which is owing to them. This campaign was one of the key drivers for the formation of AFEM in the first place. It is an issue which unites the whole community - ensuring that the creators of the music we love get the money which is due to them. And it is an issue which only the electronic music itself can properly address.. We are delighted that Pioneer has embraced the campaign in this way.”

Mark Grotefeld, General Manager for Marketing, Pioneer Europe, said, “We’re in a position to champion underground dance music producers, who are often overlooked by a system that can pay disproportionate amounts of money to other genres of music. We will offer our data to performing rights organisations to help them provide a more effective reporting solution for their members; and thus enable the organisation to pay dance music producers an accurate royalty”.

Get Played Get Paid is the first of a series of high-profile initiatives expected since the appointment of Mark Lawrence as AFEM CEO earlier this year. “There are an increasing number of companies building solutions to this problem. From the original solution provider, DJ Monitor, through to emerging solutions from BMAT and GeoTrack ID. We want to make sure, even if a number of solutions are adopted around the world, that there is dialogue across the music industry and the value of lost Electronic Music royalties is reduced significantly”

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New 1.8 RADR release, now with more Hashtags!

Mar 18, 2014

For all RADR users, on both the OSX and Windows platforms. We have added some improvements and fixed a problem with Serato capture running on 64bit versions of Windows. We have also brought both versions up to date and added a new features of allowing customized strings for the start and stop messages along with the track info. We also allow for addition of custom Hashtags in the message as well as having the system Auto-Hashtag the artist and track. There were also a number of small fixes included in this release. Any problems please email support@radr.dj.

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New 1.7 RADR release!

June 27, 2013

For all RADR users, we are happy to finally release a fix for the Twitter API and OAuth changes for both the Mac and PC platforms. Please go to the Downloads section and get the latest version. You will be required to also redo the Authentication step to connect RADR to your Twitter Account as Twitter has expired all old Keys. Sorry but this is something that Twitter has enforced and there is not much we can do about it. Any problems please email support@radr.dj.

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Notice for RADR Users regarding Twitter API key changes

June 13, 2013

For users who are currently using RADR but not seeing your track or tweet information posted to Twitter. This affects all versions of RADR as well as old versions of TwitterDJ. This is due to the retirement of the Twitter API 1.0 as well as new enforcement rules on the OAUTH methods by Twitter. Twitter only just retired the API on June 11th as well as started to enforce the OAUTH methods. We are working on creating a new build and fix for this problem and will update the software as soon as we have a solution.

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Notice for RADR Users regarding API key changes

May 12, 2013

For users who are currently using RADR but not seeing your sessions show up on the RADR website. This is due to changes with an API key and affects releases currently in use. The latest updates are in the download section of the website and is identical to the last version with exception of the API key information. Simply download and run the installer to update the software. Issues which are affected by this problem: No location data can be found, No updates to the RADR site of session or track information.

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