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A QR code is a type of matrix barcode invented in 1994 by the Japanese automotive company Denso Wave.

A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached.

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Near-Field Communication


Near-field communication is a set of communication protocols for communication between two electronic devices over a distance of 4 cm or less. NFC offers a low-speed connection with simple setup that can be used to bootstrap more-capable wireless connections.

Internet Of Things


The Internet of things describes physical objects that are embedded with sensors, processing ability, software, and other technologies, and that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet or other communications networks.

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Non-Fungible Token


A non-fungible token is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a digital ledger. NFTs can be used to represent easily-reproducible items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files as unique items, and use blockchain technology to establish a verified and public proof of ownership.

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Compact Disc manufacturing

Compact disc manufacturing is the process by which commercial compact discs are replicated in mass quantities using a master version created from a source recording. This may be either in audio form or data form. This process is used in the mastering of read-only compact discs. DVDs and Blu-rays use similar methods.

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The metaverse is a hypothesized iteration of the internet, supporting persistent online 3-D virtual environments through conventional personal computing, as well as virtual and augmented reality headsets. Metaverses, in some limited form, are already present on platforms like VRChat or video games like Second Life.  According to USA Today, Facebook the company is changing its name to Meta to reflect its growing focus on the metaverse.

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SoundExchange is a non-profit collective rights management organization. It is the sole organization designated by the U.S. Congress to collect and distribute digital performance royalties for sound recordings.

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Broadcast Music, Inc. is a performance rights organization in the United States. It collects blanket license fees from businesses that use music, entitling those businesses to play any songs from BMI's repertoire of over 17 million compositions.

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The American Society of Composers,

Authors and Publishers is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance and compensating them accordingly.

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Digital distribution is the delivery or distribution of digital media content such as audio, video, e-books, video games, and other software.

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A USB flash drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface. It is typically removable, rewritable and much smaller than an optical disc.

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Musical Instrument Digital Interface

MIDI is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing, and recording music.

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In musical notation, a bar is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats in which each beat is represented by a particular note value and the boundaries of the bar are indicated by vertical bar lines.

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The Standard Recording Code is an international standard code for uniquely identifying sound recordings and music video recordings.

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Universal Product Code

The Universal Product Code is a barcode symbology that is widely used worldwide for tracking trade items in stores. UPC consists of 12 digits that are uniquely assigned to each trade item.

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Short Message Service

Short codes, or short numbers, are short digit sequences, significantly shorter than telephone numbers, that are used to address messages in the Multimedia Messaging System and short message service systems of mobile network operators. In addition to messaging,

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Streaming is an alternative to file downloading, a process in which the end-user obtains the entire file for the content before watching or listening to it. Through streaming, an end-user can use their media player to start playing digital video or digital audio content before the entire file has been transmitted.

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A music synchronization license, or "sync" for short, is a music license granted by the holder of the copyright of a particular composition, allowing the licensee to synchronize ("sync") music with some kind of visual media output (film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movies..etc

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Music publishing is the publishing of music. Music publishers originally published sheet music. When copyright became legally protected, music publishers started to play a role in the management of the intellectual property of composers.

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A podcast is an episodic series of spoken-word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening. A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event.

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Virtual reality, a computer technology that simulates an environment with which a user may interact.

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Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory.

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Royalty payment
A royalty is a payment made by one party to another that owns a particular asset, for the right to ongoing use of that asset.

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Recording split sheets are written agreements for music publishing, and royalties are split between music contributors.

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A cryptocurrency, crypto-currency, or crypto is a collection of binary data which is designed to work as a medium of exchange.

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Recording split sheets are written agreements for music publishing, and royalties are split between music contributors.

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A Drum machine is an electronic musical instrument made to imitate the sound of percussion instruments, loops and samples.

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A MIDI keyboard or controller keyboard is typically a piano-style electronic musical keyboard, often with other buttons, wheels and sliders, used for sending MIDI signals or commands over a USB or MIDI 5-pin cable to other musical devices or computers.

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In electroacoustic pop, rock, and other kinds of music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato patterns

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Digital audio workstation
A digital audio workstation is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.



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