Tag: dot blockchain
Benji Rogers on blockchain: ‘We can’t rush this. It’s worth getting right’
“We need any young, scrappy girl or boy to be able to code the best music app ever – and they need to get it out there; and if it goes well, they need to be able to license it at 100 miles-per-hour. Because if it’s...
August 1, 2017
Could blockchain power an industry-wide music startup sandbox?
One of the potential benefits of blockchain technology could be its ability to power an industry-wide ‘sandbox’ of pre-cleared music for startups to experiment with. That’s according to several interviewees for Music...
July 28, 2017
70% of smart-speaker owners listen to more audio at home
Research firm Edison Research has published its latest investigation into the habits of smart-speaker owners – which now include 7% of Americans according to its surveys. “70% of smart speaker owners say they are listening...
June 26, 2017
What can blockchain really do for the music industry? (#midem)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a music-industry conference in possession of a good audience must be in want of a blockchain panel. Midem had one this morning as part of its copyright summit. Moderated by...
June 8, 2017
Benji Rogers on music and blockchain: ‘We’re playing catchup’
Dot Blockchain’s Benji Rogers may be one of the industry’s evangelists for blockchain technology, but he has backed the rightsholders who are carefully vetting startups in that area before working with them – while...
May 23, 2017
Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017
The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...
February 8, 2017
Dot Blockchain partners with SOCAN, Songtrust and more
Startup Dot Blockchain launched the alpha version of its ‘minimum viable product’ to apply blockchain technology to music last year. Now it has announced four deals with music industry companies to further its ambitions. Canadian...
February 2, 2017
Will 2017 see a new wave of inventive music startups?
The problems of companies like Crowdmix, Cür Music and Guvera may have made headlines in 2016, but is there a more positive story to tell about the prospects for other music/tech startups in 2017? And just as importantly,...
January 24, 2017
Bandnamevault boss responds to Dot Blockchain criticism
This morning, we reported on a session at the BIME conference in Bilbao where Dot Blockchain founder Benji Rogers criticised another startup using blockchain technology, Bandnamevault. The latter launched earlier this...
October 31, 2016
Dot Blockchain boss criticises ‘opportunistic’ Bandnamevault
Benji Rogers, founder of Dot Blockchain, has termed the arrival of Bandnamevault – a company claiming to offer the first practical application of blockchain within the music industry – as both “opportunistic” and...
October 31, 2016
And the winners of the Music Ally Digital Music Awards 2016 are…
From The 1975 and Run the Jewels to Dot Blockchain and Dice, tonight’s Music Ally Digital Music Awards showcased some of the most inventive artists, startups and people in the digital world. Our second awards were held...
October 26, 2016
How sync licensing might work with Dot Blockchain
Dot Blockchain boss Benji Rogers has been blogging about how his project may work for synchronisation licensing, as the second and third phases of its rollout get underway. “Imagine a music ecosystem in which a music supervisor...
October 17, 2016