Tag: blockchain

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Verifi Media launches blockchain music-metadata service

Music Ally has done its time in the blockchain trenches: our reports on the technology’s potential for music from 2016, 2017 and 2018 are evidence of that. One of the conclusions we’ve drawn: the ‘sweep...
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Dapper Labs launches blockchain-powered NBA collectibles app

If you recognise the name Dapper Labs, it might be because of its CryptoKitties blockchain-powered game, where people buy and sell virtual cats (sometimes for startling amounts of money). Or you might recognise the startup...
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eMusic says its new ‘eMU’ token helps fans support artists

Music service eMusic has been flying the flag for blockchain technology since mid-2018, when it announced plans for a new music distribution platform that – get your blockchain bingo card and blotter out for this – “cuts...
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Music Ally Startup Files: Fanaply’s limited-edition digital collectibles

In November 2019, WMG's head of innovation, recorded music, Scott Cohen told Music Ally that he was interested in the ways that blockchain technology could create new value for the industry. One example: digitally-scarce...
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Blockchain music service Audius has launched an iPhone app

Music Ally first wrote about blockchain music startup Audius in August 2018, when it raised $5.5m of funding – traditional VC funding, not an ICO – to build “a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify or SoundCloud”....
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Distributor Ditto reveals Bluebox blockchain tools for musicians

Back in May 2019, we caught on early to something new from distributor Ditto Music called Bluebox. It was described as “a platform to streamline the music industry supply chain and bring modern technology to an industry...
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Tech, innovation and music: ‘Pick one little thing and go deep!’

“VR is shit! It’s shit but it doesn’t have to be. Certainly the hardware’s not all the way there yet, it’s quite bulky and if you put it on for an hour or so you’re going to get a pretty raging headache and neck...
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Ripple exec Craig DeWitt reveals plans for xSongs platform

Ripple Labs is one of the bigger companies in the crypto / blockchain space, with its payment protocol and XRP cryptocurrency. Now its director of product Craig DeWitt has revealed plans for a personal project focusing on...
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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...