MLS Fights ‘Bad Bots’

Multiple listing service data is highly valuable in the real estate and mortgage industries and like any other asset, it is vulnerable to theft. However, Distil Networks, the leading public and private cloud security provider that blocks malicious bots, is helping MLSs protect their data. In November, FBS announced it would be the first MLS system provider to implement Distil’s solutions across its 130 MLS customers, covering more than 10,000 Flexmls-powered sites. Distil’s cloud-based automated bot blocking solution identifies malicious bots and allows only legitimate traffic to the site.

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Song Catalog Finances

The $6B music publishing industry appeals to investors as royalty returns are largely uncorrelated to the public and private markets. One company helping connect royalty owners with investors is Royalty Exchange. Using the platform, artists and songwriters are able to sell all or part of their royalty streams. Writer and producer Preston Glass – who worked with artists such as Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston – recently auctioned 15 songs through the platform, raising $158K. Royalty Exchange has sold over $2M in royalties on more than 2,000 songs.

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