Back in December 2017, we wrote about artist (and blockchain early-adopter) Imogen Heap’s idea for a ‘Creative Passport’ for musicians, which would store and share their professional and creative data. Well, the project has continued to evolve over the past two years: next month, a closed beta for the Creative Passport will launch, under the auspices of a standalone non-profit organisation of the same name.

Yesterday, the CEO of The Creative Passport was announced: it’s Carlotta De Ninni, who’s been working on the project for four years already as part of Heap’s Mycelia think-tank.

Music Ally interviewed her about wider blockchain and music topics in July 2017. She’ll be joined by a board of advisers for The Creative Passport including Eleven / Lewis Silkin’s Cliff Fluet; musician Zoe Keating; Greek politician Eva Kaili; and Digital Catapult’s Jeremy Silver.

Heap hailed the potential of the passport and its CEO. “Not even in her 30s, a sponge for knowledge and as sharp as they come, there is no better person to head up the organisation, as we empower thousands of music makers over the next 12-18 months with this most essential tool for our times,” she said.

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