Tag: blockchain

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Crypto-music service Tune·fm bags MWE catalogue

We suspect the sight of headlines like ‘Tune·fm adds Beyoncé to its crypto music service‘ may be sparking some interesting discussions within Sony Music Group, not to mention various publishers, this morning....
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Blockchain streaming service Audius under scrutiny already

Music Ally reported on the launch of decentralised streaming service Audius in September, and wondered whether its “censorship-resistant” features (or as one report put it, ‘anti-takedown) might cause problems if people...
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Blockchain is ‘sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment’

Analyst firm Gartner’s ‘Hype Cycle’ diagram is a famous way of showing how new technologies get hyped, then face a backlash, and then gradually find a productive use. It will come as no surprise to Music Ally readers...
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Revelator tests its ‘artist wallet’ with Teosto and Bmat

Early this year, Music Ally reported on Israeli company Revelator’s plans to launch a rights-admin and payments spin-off called Original Works, complete with an ‘artist wallet’ app to track payments, register...
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Audius takes on SoundCloud… but takedowns could get interesting

Music Ally first wrote about blockchain-music startup Audius just over a year ago, when the company raised a $5.5m funding round (a traditional one, not an ICO) for a platform described as ‘SoundCloud on the blockchain’....
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Warner Music Group invests in CryptoKitties maker Dapper Labs

At the NY:LON Connect conference this January, Warner Music Group’s Jeff Bronikowski talked about WMG’s startup investments “in sectors we want to learn about… it’s more about learning about sectors and adjacent...
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eMusic boss joins 7digital board and reiterates blockchain ambitions

As expected, B2B digital-music firm 7digital has appointed eMusic boss Tamir Koch to its board of directors, alongside entrepreneur David Lazarus. The move comes as the company tries to raise funding to stave off the threat...
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Universal Music Austria explores blockchain music project

Music Ally has learned to put on its Sceptical Hat (like the Hogwarts Sorting Hat but more cynical) when fielding press releases from startups touting “blockchain-enabled attention economy solutions”. But in the case...
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Spotify CEO says Libra currency could help listeners ‘pay artists directly’

Earlier this week, Facebook announced a new blockchain-powered currency called Libra, and a digital wallet for it called Calibra. Spotify was among the companies backing the plans by becoming a founder member of the independent...
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Spotify explains why it’s backing Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

The recent leaks were correct: music-streaming Spotify is on board as one of the first backers of Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency. The social network will launch a cryptocurrency called Libra in 2020, complete with...
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RAC and Goldroom launch a blockchain record label

Dance artists RAC and Goldroom (aka André Anjos and Josh Legg) have launched a new label called Minerva Music. Its twist: it has put blockchain technology at the centre of its distribution strategy. The company is working...
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DotBlockchain founder Benji Rogers is leaving the company

Benji Rogers was one of the earliest people in the music industry talking about the potential of blockchain technology, and he founded a company – DotBlockchain – to try to deliver some of that potential. Now he’s moving...