Tag: benji rogers
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
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
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
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
Dot Blockchain ready for alpha debut by end of August
PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers has been one of the most prominent executives talking about the potential impact of blockchain technology on the music industry. He’s not just been talking, though: On or around 22 August,...
August 15, 2016
Benji Rogers and Imogen Heap: building the music blockchain
Of all the places you might attend an event on “Fair-Trade Music, Virtual Reality and The Blockchain”, the headquarters of British music-industry body BPI is one of the more surprising. Aren’t its most powerful members...
February 2, 2016
PledgeMusic talks direct-to-fan commerce in 2015 (interview)
Happy birthday, PledgeMusic. The direct-to-fan music company launched in August 2009 as a way for musicians to raise money from fans for new projects, but also to invite them in to the recording process through online updates...
August 17, 2015
Blockchain technology and music: two contrasting views
There has been a surge of discussion in recent weeks about whether blockchain technology could be part of the drive for more transparency in the way digital music services' payouts make their way to artists and songwriters. A...
August 6, 2015
PledgeMusic president hails Apple Music D2C implications
There were a fair few critics of Apple Music last week, but direct-to-fan firm PledgeMusic’s president Benji Rogers is a fan. In a blog post on the company’s site, he has explained why, calling Apple’s new service “one...
June 17, 2015