NFT Sales Raise $200,000 for Independent Music Venues
Goldflyer — a collaboration between indie labels Neon Gold Records, Venue Group and, All Things Go — previously announced the first NFT fundraiser in partnership with NIVA on April 7th. The event drew support from artists like Shawn Mendes and Tove Lo, who bid on “golden ticket” fundraising pieces from 10 different venues, including Los Angeles’ Troubadour and Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
“I’m so thrilled to be able to support independent venues like the historic Troubadour with this fundraiser,” Mendes said in a statement. “We are all missing live shows right now, and we need to make sure when touring comes back, that the venues we all love have the support they need to stay open, especially the small independent venues that fuel new artists breaking and earning a living.”
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IPR Center, Amazon Launch ‘Operation Fulfilled Action’ to Stop Counterfeits
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Amazon today announced the launch of a joint operation to prevent counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. and help protect American consumers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and DHL are also supporting the operation.
“The IPR Center plays a critical role in securing the global supply-chain to protect the health and safety of the American public,” said IPR Center Director Steve Francis. “However, our efforts are increased with partners like Amazon to identify, interdict, and investigate individuals, companies, and criminal organizations engaging in the illegal importation of counterfeit products. This joint operation is our latest public-private initiative bringing us one step closer to border security.”
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