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Mayor’s Racist Educational Policies Derail Equality and Opportunity Decades After Brown v. Board of Education

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CTU: Emanuel has imposed separate and unequal educational policies on the backs of our schoolchildren in defiance of Brown v. Board of Education.


CHICAGO, IL CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today on the anniversary of the historic Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ruling:

“64 years ago today, the Supreme Court declared segregation in public education to be ‘inherently unequal’. Yet while Brown opened the door for generations of legal and social challenges to de facto racism in our public schools, in Chicago we still struggle with a school system that is profoundly separate and unequal. And the man who controls our schools and appoints their rulers – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel – has escalated the inequality in our public education system.

“To Emanuel’s hand-picked school bureaucrats, our Black and Brown schoolchildren are inconvenient entries in an accounting ledger who deserve to be policed rather than educated – and at as little cost as possible. The infamous Willis wagons may be gone, but our overwhelmingly non-white, low-income students work from schoolbooks that are tattered and out of date, in schools that are filthy. Three-quarters of those schools lack libraries – and librarians. Our students are denied services to which they have a legal right, from special education supports to school nurses and social workers.

“To Emanuel, our Black and Brown students’ parents are a pesky impediment to gentrification schemes that are purging working class families of color from our city. He has hardened the lines of segregation by expanding magnet and selective enrollment schools, undermining the right that every community has to sustainable neighborhood public schools. He treats children as little more than a test score to advance his re-election campaigns, rather than as human beings with rights and dignity. He has snuffed out thriving school communities in Black and Brown neighborhoods over the righteous objections of parents and students, and shunted those students to the control of private charter operators who put the size of their paychecks over the needs of their students. He has purged Black educators from our schools – particularly veteran Black female educators deeply committed to the communities they serve. And he has insisted on maintaining a racist school funding formula that reinforces inequality instead of equitably funding our children’s needs as the state’s school funding formula demands.

“For the last seven years, Emanuel has imposed apartheid-like, separate and unequal educational policies on the backs of our schoolchildren and their families – in defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling more than six decades ago. He may publicly criticize Trump and Rauner, but his actions dovetail perfectly with their racist agendas – and reinforce in our schools what Brown v. Board of Education sought to overturn. It’s time for Chicagoans to reject this racist inequality and give our residents what they have demanded for years: the right to democratically elect our school board rather than suffer under the tyranny of a mayor who reinforces our children’s bondage and thwarts their opportunities.”

Jewish Constituents to Rep. Schakowsky: “Condemn Israel’s Killings in Gaza”

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Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago remains committed to leading gathering at Rep. Jan Schakowsky district office, place stones on sidewalk in Jewish mourning ritual for Palestinian lives lost.

After hearing from her constituents over the past several days, Rep.  Schakowsky released a statement addressing the “unspeakable tragedy that has been unfolding in Gaza.” Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago’s response is available here:

“It is helpful to recognize the reality that more than 100 unarmed Palestinian protesters have been killed and over 12,000 wounded by since March 30…At the same time, we are disappointed that her statement refrains from condemning the killings and assigning clear responsibility for them to Israel…We continue to call upon Rep. Schakowsky and her colleagues to unequivocally condemn the killing of unarmed protesters and demand an immediate investigation.”

Over 100 unarmed Palestinians have now been shot dead by Israeli military snipers while protesting as part of the #GreatReturnMarch in Gaza, with over 12,000 wounded. Three weeks ago, after constituent pressure, Rep. Schakowsky joined some of her colleagues in calling on the Israeli military to stop targeting unarmed protesters. However, her office has remained silent in the wake of Monday’s massacre of over 60 protesters.

This Friday, Jewish Voice for Peace members and other constituents of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) will gather in front of her office to urge her to clearly condemn Israel’s killings, affirm Palestinians’ right to protest, and ensure real accountability by demanding an immediate investigation into possible violations of the Leahy Laws, which prohibit the U.S. Government from using funds for assistance to units of foreign security forces where there is credible information implicating that unit in the commission of gross violations of human rights.

Participants will list the names of the Palestinians who have been killed, recite traditional mourning prayers and in accordance with Jewish tradition place stones on the sidewalk to commemorate lives lost.

The gathering in front of Schakowsky District office will be held Friday,  May 18th 2018, 4:00 pm.  Rep. Schakowsky Chicago district office is at 5533 N. Broadway, Chicago

Chicago branch of Jewish Voice for Peace, a national grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to organize for human rights, equality and dignity for Palestinians.


Rabbi Michael Davis, Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council

Ahlam Jbara, leader in Chicago Palestinian Community

Lynn Pollack, Evanston resident of 40 years and JVP-Chicago member

Charlotte Rosen, student, constituent and JVP-Chicago member

On Monday, May 14, the day the U.S. embassy to Israel was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was the culmination of the Gaza #GreatReturnMarch. Launched on March 30 with over 30,000 participants and organized by a cross section of Palestinian civil society, grassroots activists, and political factions, this effort has highlighted the impact of Israel’s brutal military blockade and re-centered the issue of Palestinian refugees’ right to return to the homes from which they, or their parents and grandparents, were expelled in 1948.

On Monday, an estimated 61 unarmed protesters were killed by Israeli military snipers and nearly 3,000 were wounded. An 8-month-old child died from tear gas inhalation. More than 100 protesters have been killed and 12,000 wounded since the marches began, including children, medics and members of the press.

Human Rights Watch has denounced Israel’s actions as “unlawful” and “calculated”. Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli military’s use of “excessive force” and assigned clear responsibility to Israeli authorities.

Israel’s government has made clear that it fully supports these deliberate killings. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has stated: “There are no innocents in Gaza.” The day after the killing of the first 15 Palestinian protesters on March 30, the Israeli military posted, then promptly deleted, the following tweet: “Yesterday we saw 30,000 people; we arrived prepared and with precise reinforcements. Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.

JVP-Chicago is the local branch of Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jvp.org), a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Jewish Voice for Peace has over 200,000 online supporters, over 60 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.

A Scam Story: Secret Shopping and Fake Checks

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Scammers need a good story to get to your wallet. Once they find one that works, they use it again and again. One of their old favorites brings together fake checks and secret shopping, and we’ve been hearing a lot about it lately.

Here’s how it starts. You get a check in the mail with a job offer as a secret shopper. You deposit the check and see the funds in your account a few days later, and the bank even tells you the check has cleared.

Now you’re off to the store you’ve been asked to shop at and report back on, often a Walmart. Your first assignment is to test the in-store money transfer service, like Western Union or MoneyGram, by sending some of the money you deposited. Or you might be told to use the money to buy reloadable cards or gift cards, such as iTunes cards. You’re instructed to send pictures of the cards or to give the numbers on the cards.

Fast forward days or weeks to the unhappy ending. The bank finds out the check you deposited is a fake, which means you’re on the hook for all that money. How does that even happen? Well, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. By the time you try to get the money back from the money transfer service, the scammers are long gone, and they’ve taken all the money off the gift cards, too. (By the way, money orders and cashier’s checks can be faked, too.)

The moral of the story? If anyone ever asks you to deposit a check and then wire or send money in any way, you can bet it’s a scam. No matter what they tell you.

Want to avoid the latest rip-offs? Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at FTC.gov/Scams.

NBC and FOX Announce Renewal of Illinois Television Favorites

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Two Illinois-based pilots expected to film further episodes in state

CHICAGO, IL – This week, network television held their annual Upfronts to announce their respective 2018-2019 fall schedules. Illinois-based “Empire” (FOX) was among the renewed shows, as well as Wolf Films’ Chicago franchise, made up of “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago Fire” (NBC). NBC plans to air the Chicago franchise back-to-back-to-back on Wednesday evenings, creating an Illinois night of Must See TV.

“The 2018-2019 television season is bringing great investment to the Illinois film community,” said Illinois FILM Office Director Christine Dudley. “These four shows have helped cement our state as a film production hub, and we are thrilled to welcome them back for the upcoming season. Outside of our perennial shows, we are also openly recruiting new projects to our production pipeline to increase opportunities and jobs.”

Additionally, three pilots which filmed in Illinois earlier this year appeared on the fall and mid-season schedules, two of which are expected to film further episodes in the state. The new series, “Red Line” (Warner Brothers/CBS), starring Illinois alum Noah Wylie and written by Chicago alumni Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss, is slated to appear on CBS this fall. Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti will serve as Executive Producers. “Proven Innocent” (FOX), written by David Eliot and produced by Danny Strong Productions, is set for mid-season FOX.

Previous pickups include Illinois favorites “The Chi” (20th Century Fox/Showtime) and “Easy” (Netflix), both of which will be back to begin shooting their new seasons. “South Side” (Comedy Central), a scripted workplace comedy set in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, was picked up last year and will be returning to film Season 1 this summer. USA Network also picked up the Illinois-filmed pilot of the highly-anticipated “Suits” spin-off, aptly entitled “Second City” (NBC), for a full season order.

The Illinois film industry has experienced a boom in production since the Illinois Film Tax Credit program was initiated. Under the Rauner administration, the industry has contributed over $1 billion dollars in direct production spending and thousands of job hires to the Illinois economy. The 30 percent tax credit is awarded to productions for money spent on Illinois goods and services, including wages paid to Illinois residents. The goal of the Tax Credit Act is to grow, sustain and provide economic and job opportunities for local vendors, crew and filmmakers.

Real Men Cook’s 2018 Father’s Day Celebration to Pay Tribute to Fathers for 29th Year

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Real Men Cook 2018Real Men Cook® — Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event – will host its 29thth annual celebration to fathers on the grounds of Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove on June 17 from 3PM to 6PM. The overall purpose of the event is to honor fathers, father-figures and other Real Men.

Real Men Cook is the largest, longest-running and most-anticipated Father’s Day celebration of its kind.

The event will be held at Hales Franciscan because the School’s mission to educate, uplift and guide African-American boys aligns with the mission of Real Men Cook and its charitable arm, Real Men Charities. While the event’s centerpiece will be at Hales Franciscan, there will be satellite Real Men Cook celebrations in Chicago’s South Suburbs sponsored by Fathers and Blessings, and in Gary, Indiana hosted by Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary.

For the first time in the history of the 29-year event, there will be an upscale, sit-down white-tablecloth dinner option on Father’s Day at the Quarry Event Center, 2423 E. 75th Street, headquarters of Real Men Charities.  This addition to the Real Men Cook festivities is in response to many men who expressed a desire to be feted in a formal setting. The Quarry will feature jazz and a seven-course meal that will be served by wait staff. Tickets for the gala event are $45. Proceeds will go to Real Men Charities.

In making the announcement, Ayinde Cartman, Real Men Charities, Inc. Executive Director, indicated that Real Men Cook decided to focus all of its resources on showcasing Hales Franciscan High School and Fathers and Blessings because the three share a common mission to cultivate the character of young African-American men and to uplift the family. As a result, a partnership was launched. “Under this alliance,” explained Cartman, “our organizations collaborate year-round through mentoring and service programs.”

Obari Cartman. PhD Psychology, Real Men Charities, Inc. program manager, will provide programming and coordinate activities that align with the organization’s Men’s Wellness Sunday activities, which are offered from the Quarry Events Center from 11:00 – 1:30 each Sunday.

Dr. Cartman underscored the reason the Chicago celebration will be held at Hales Franciscan by noting its progress. He said that in 2017-2018, Hales successfully completed a full academic year with one class after being closed the prior year. He stressed that on the strength of the triumphant relaunch, Hales will begin its second year in the fall with an added class. The school’s plan is to eventually have a full complement of males at every grade level.

Yvette Moyo, Real Men Cook co-founder, credits President Anthony (Taifa) Daniels –Halisi, for his dedication. He said he is grateful that Real Men Cook selected Hales because the celebration shines a light on the school and its long history of transforming African-American boys into men.

The University of Chicago Medicine will host The Health and Wellness Zone, which supports Real Men Charities, Inc.’s mission to build healthy families and communities, and the tradition of promoting health and wellness, prevention and awareness for families and children.

Real Men Cook is a much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited annual celebration.   Men devote Father’s Day to cooking their special dishes and to serving the community. Among those who will be preparing and serving is a new consortium of emerging cooks known as Chicago’s Black Chefs.  These young cooks will be featuring their favorite dishes at Hales and at the Quarry, as well as in the south suburbs at the event to benefit Fathers and Blessings.

Some of the high-profile men who have donned a chef’s hat and participated in the past include U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Congressmen Danny Davis, John Conyers, and John Lewis. Former State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr., and his son State Senator Emil Jones III and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and his sons, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Professor Jonathan Jackson have also joined in past celebrations.

Sponsors of Real Men Cook 2018 are ComEd, University of Chicago Medicine, the Obama Foundation and Great Migration Centennial.

For more information, visit www.realmencook.com

About Real Men Cook

Real Men Cook was conceived and launched in Chicago in 1989 by entrepreneurs Yvette Moyo and Kofi Moyo as a local Father’s Day family celebration. The original concept grew to being celebrated in as many as 13 cities and evolved into a national Father’s Day tradition.

About Real Men Charities

Real Men Charities, Inc. is the sponsor and the benevolent arm of Real Men Cook. It is committed to building healthy families and communities with emphases on male outreach involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. As part of its mission, the year Real Men Charities was awarded a Safe and Peaceful Communities grant for the third year from the Chicago Community Trust. Ayinde Cartman is Executive Director, Dr. Obari Cartman is Program Manager and Kevyn Giggers is Associate Director.




Ohio Black Man Innocent, Police Cover Up

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Possible police cover up sent an innocent Black man, Kevin Keith, to prison for 24 years – case now in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to reopen the case

Kevin Keith

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — A powerful multi-part limited documentary series, Proving Innocence: Kevin Keith vs. The State of Ohio, examines alarming new evidence in a 24-year-old capital murder case where a possible police cover up framed an innocent black man. (Watch the trailer at www.justiceforkevinkeith.org). The explosive, new docu-series produced by Tent City Productions is currently in production and is gaining support by several black celebrities and political figures around the nation. The story will be covered on the controversial radio show The Breakfast Club with Charlemagne da God on Monday May, 21st, 2018.

Proving Innocence spotlights the 1994 trial and conviction of Kevin Keith, a black man found guilty of murder in Bucyrus, Ohio. The verdict, and death penalty recommendation by the jury, came despite what his defense team claims to be a complete lack of physical evidence and having at least four witnesses who attest to Keith’s whereabouts as being more than 30 minutes away from the crime scene at the time.

Since that day in court, Keith’s brother, Charles, has dedicated his entire life to proving Keith’s innocence. He’s spent years educating himself on the judicial system and uncovering the truths behind what really happened. In 2010, only thirteen days before his impending execution, new evidence found by Charles Keith and Public Defender Rachel Troutman, presented to then-Governor Ted Strickland convinced him to grant clemency, taking Keith off death row and reducing his sentence to life in prison. Since then, Charles has learned that there is even more shocking evidence that he believes will get his brother’s murder conviction overturned.

“The victims are not helped or honored, if the wrong person is punished for the crime,” said Ted Strickland, former Governor of Ohio.

The U.S. Supreme Court Justices are currently reviewing Keith’s initial trial, as well as the new evidence put forth by his defense team. They are expected to make a decision as to whether or not Keith will be granted a re-trial on May 29th, 2018.

Proving Innocence is executive produced by Tent City principal Lori Rothschild Ansaldi. The trailer of the documentary can be viewed at www.justiceforkevinkeith.org

About Tent City Productions
Founded by Emmy award winning Producers, Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian, Tent City Productions specializes in unscripted true crime and historical documentaries for all of the major broadcast, cable and digital networks throughout the world. While both have a roster of credits in all fields including lifestyle, reality, competition-elimination, and documentary, their recent breakout hits THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, MURDER BOOK, DEADLY WIVES, KILLER CONFESSIONS and DIABOLICAL WOMEN have put them at the top of the true crime game. Tent City is owned by FremantleMedia North America, bringing true crime to the media giant’s already massive content portfolio.

Photo Caption: In 1994, Kevin Keith was found guilty of murder in Bucyrus, Ohio, but new evidence points to a police cover up


Negro League Baseball is Back With the Official Launch of the National Urban Professional Baseball League – Opening Game is May 25th

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Coach Mike Mayden, director of the National Urban Professional Baseball League

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Thanks to the National Urban Professional Baseball League, the rebirth of Negro League Baseball will take place with opening day on May 25, 2018 in Laurel, Mississippi at 7pm as the Vickie Pasley All-Stars (the first African American woman to have a professional baseball team named after her) will take on the Josh Gibson All-Stars.

On May 31, 2018 the Rube Foster All-Stars will take on the Lester Barclay All-Stars at USA Stadium in Millington, Tennessee for its opening day. We are encouraging all that can and will to set their schedule and plan to attend this great event a blast from the past. As each game day will have a special theme, open mic night, Jazz/Blues night, Senior Citizen Day, Gospel Night, Family & Friends Old School Night and Game Day @ The Park, not to mention the Fish Fry and Fried Chicken Dinners.

Mike Mayden, league director, comments, “We want this league to provide affordable family entertainment, promote diversity in the game of baseball, rekindle past memories of African American baseball players and to link this new generation of youth baseball players to the past history of the game.”

The season will run from May 25th though the second week in August. The home fields will be Wooten Legion Field in Laurel, Mississippi and USA Stadium in Millington, Tennessee. Full schedules are posted on the website at www.nupbl.com.

“Opening day will be Gospel Night for both openers as we dedicate this league to God,” Mayden says.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. To inquire, please contact the league at baseball@nupbl.com or (773) 741-3530. Admission is just $8 per person, and parking is free.

Photo Caption: Coach Mike Mayden, director of the National Urban Professional Baseball League

Cook County Board Approves Eight Tax Incentives Designed to Support Economic Growth

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Cook County Commissioners approved eight proposals from President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) that will provide tax incentives to businesses in Cook County.

The incentives, which will either create new or save existing jobs, were approved in the following communities:  Blue Island, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Markham, Rolling Meadows, Schiller Park and South Holland.

As a result of redevelopment activities, these incentives should support the creation of an estimated 325 new private sector full-time jobs, retain an estimated 717 full-time jobs and support 180 construction jobs.

“The companies receiving these incentives have demonstrated their commitment to our communities and residents,” Preckwinkle said. “I’m pleased that we are able to use our tax incentive tools to either keep or expand businesses in Cook County.”

Details on the incentives follow, listed by municipality:

  • Business Name: SMS Realty, 3000 W. 139th St.,  Blue Island

Type of Business:  Scrap metal processing

Project Description:  Work includes steel mill services, intermodal truck container and railcar dismantling; also ship and oil rig recycling and trailer leasing operations.  Incentive allows scrap metal processing at this location to continue.

Type of Incentive: Class 6b SER (Sustainable Emergency Relief)

Estimated: 100 full-time jobs retained.

  • Business Name: Santa Fe Industrial Investors, 7335 & 7435 Santa Fe Drive, Hodgkins

Type of Business: Industrial warehousing

Description: The applicant plans to lease the subject property to an industrial user for industrial use-manufacturing, distribution and light assembly.

Type of Incentive: Class 6b – TEERM (Temporary Emergency Economic Recovery Modification)

Estimated: 100 full time jobs created.

  • Business Name: Plum Grove Printers, 2160 Stonington Ave., Hoffman Estates

Type of Business: Printing

Description: Print production industrial facility, printing marketing and promotional products.  Planning new water service and expansion of facility.

Type of Incentive: Class 6b SER (Sustainable Emergency Relief)

Estimated: 5 full-time jobs created; 24 jobs retained.

  • Business Name:  Royal Crane Services, 3950 W. 155th St., Markham

Type of Business: Crane rental company

Description: Relocating business to new location with option to expand on adjacent vacant lot. Applicant is a crane rental company that has been serving the Chicago metro area, Dallas, Columbus, Ohio, St. Louis and Louisville since 1985.

Type of Incentive: Class 8

Estimated: 2 full-time jobs created; 40 construction jobs supported.

  • Business Name:  2550 West Golf LLC, 2550 West Golf Road, Rolling Meadows

Type of Business: Commercial space management

Description: The applicant will substantially rehabilitate the property by gutting each floor and rebuilding the office space to meet each new tenant’s specifications.

Example: The applicant is currently negotiating a lease that will occupy three floors, or 80,000 square-feet, of the ten story building

Type of Incentive: Class 7b

Estimated: 200 full-time jobs created; 400 Jobs retained; 50 construction jobs supported.

  • Business Name:  KTR Illinois LLC d/b/a Prologis, 4136 United Parkway, Schiller Park

Type of Business: Industrial Warehousing

Description: Will be leasing space to industrial tenants.  Negotiations are underway.

Type of Incentive: Class 6b – TEERM (Temporary Emergency Economic Recovery Modification)

Estimated: 10 full-time jobs created; 81 jobs retained; 40 construction jobs supported.

  • Business Name:  GBG Leasing, 15523 S. LaSalle St.,  South Holland

Type of Business: Manufacturer of commercial laundry cleaning products, wastewater chemicals and chemical dispensing systems.

Description:  Company is expanding its existing industrial business into the adjacent subject property, which it will redevelop and occupy.

Type of Incentive: Class 6b

Estimated: 5 full-time jobs created; 105 full-time jobs retained; 40 construction jobs supported.

  • Business Name:  Valerie Rietveld/Ken-Rich Concrete Lifting, 15510 South Wentworth Ave., South Holland

Type of Business: Concrete raising and foundation repair services.

Description: Company is expanding. Ken Rich Concrete is a 61 year old family owned and operated business for more than 30 years. The company specializes in concrete raising and foundation repair services in the Chicago metro area and Northwest Indiana.

Type of Incentive: Class 6b

Estimated: 3 full-time jobs created; 7 full time jobs retained; 10 construction jobs supported.

For more about the tax incentive programs offered by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, go to www.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment.

Elton John Joins Auddly as Ambassador – Calls on the Industry to Manage its Metadata More Efficiently

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Legendary songwriter, artist and musician backs song data hub Auddly in its quest to empower the global music industry to solve its metadata issues.


In the past year, Auddly has entered partnerships with some of the world’s most powerful music companies and organizations, including Universal Music Publishing Group, ASCAP, PRS and STIM. Its most recent and very prestigious partnership is with Elton John, who will be an official ambassador for the company.
“It’s time to realise that we need to manage our metadata more efficiently to overcome the challenges preventing creators from getting paid correctly, and I support Auddly in its efforts towards a more sustainable music industry.” – Elton John
“It’s an honour to have Elton John on board as an Auddly ambassador. Thanks to his outstanding experience as a songwriter and artist he is very aware of the metadata issues and his support is valuable for us.” – Niclas Molinder


More news regarding Auddly’s latest progress and plans ahead will be revealed soon.


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