TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a video published on the Pioneer DJ YouTube channel today, globally renowned and highly respected DJ, Richie Hawtin, explains why he’s collaborated with Pioneer DJ to make his RADR application compatible with Pioneer DJ’s KUVO platform in support of the Get Played Get Paid campaign. “The potential of this technology is actually revolutionary,” says Hawtin as he explains the possibilities of what can be achieved using RADR and KUVO together.
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 PRO* and other DJ software to a Twitter feed – is now compatible with KUVO, the technology that can stream metadata to the performance rights organizations (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.
KUVO supports the people creating new electronic music, helping to keep creativity flowing through the scene. “With continued support from clubs, DJs and performing rights organizations, KUVO will play a key role in making sure that when artists’ music gets played, they get paid,” said Mark Lawrence, CEO at the AFEM on the difference that KUVO can make for artists.
How to use KUVO with TRAKTOR PRO via RADR
- Set up an account and register your KUVO profile at the KUVO website.
- Download RADR to your PC/Mac at the RADR website. After the installation, launch RADR and set up an account.
- Connect your PC/Mac at a club where a KUVO network gateway is installed using a LAN cable. Launch RADR and start DJing.
- See the KUVO system configuration guide for more details.
Watch the video about the collaboration between Richie Hawtin and Pioneer DJ and find out more about how RADR and KUVO can help to support the creators of electronic music.
*TRAKTOR is a registered trademark of Native Instruments.
Other products, technology and company names, etc. mentioned herein are the trade names or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
^Information on tracklists/sets from DJs performing with TRAKTOR will only be documented if the DJ chooses to connect to the RADR.DJ link, which then transmits the information to KUVO.
About Pioneer DJ
Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community. Its portfolio includes brands such as Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, rekordbox dj software, as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.