RightsLedger is a platform that connects independent content-creators and small-scale content distributors in a new global marketplace. By shifting the power dynamic of the entertainment industry from the corporations to independent markets, small-time producers are able to reach an audience that was never accessible before. An independent film producer will be able to license their work to a variety of different content distributors, in an automated, transparent, and permissionless marketplace. Local bus lines can access media that was previously unavailable; Indie movie theaters can premiere films that would have otherwise been forgotten; music playlist curators can access hosts of new musicians and musical genres that previously never had a marketplace. By cutting out the middleman found in the legacy entertainment industries, RightsLedger is able to provide inexpensive media to consumers while also provide fair compensation to content producers for their work.