Tag: blockchain

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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...
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Seedcamp’s Dave Haynes: ‘What will the next wave of music startups be?’

"There was this point in time, specifically 2007 and 2008, when you had Spotify, Songkick, SoundCloud, The Echo Nest… it was a time of huge disruption for the music industry, but a lot of value WAS created by the companies...
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‘Blockchain saving the record industry? I don’t see it…’

There's a lot of excitement within the music industry about the potential for blockchain technology, from Benji Rogers' Dot Blockchain initiative, to experiments like Imogen Heap's Mycelia, and emerging startups like Jaak,...
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Audio Network exec assesses blockchain music potential

There is a lot of excitement around the potential that blockchain technology has for the music industry, but also plenty of scepticism. Audio Network’s head of product Matthew Hawn walked the line between the two attitudes...
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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...
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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...
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Paperchain is exploring smart blockchain contracts

The blockchain-based music startups are coming thick and fast now: the latest is Paperchain, which we spotted yesterday. The company is focusing on standardised metadata collection, storage and reporting for the music...
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Resonate blockchain-based music-streaming service opens up

Music-streaming is currently an intensely-competitive market that’s daunting for new entrants. Could blockchain technology provide a way in though? Berlin-based startup Resonate hopes so. The company describes itself...
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How might blockchain smart contracts work for games?

One of the most-discussed aspects of how blockchain technology could work for the music industry is ‘smart contracts’, setting out who did what on a particular work, and automating payments and permissions. There’s...
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Blockchain platform Ujo Music opening up in early 2017

Ujo Music was the startup that worked with musician Imogen Heap in 2015 to release her track ‘Tiny Human’ on the Ethereum blockchain. Now the company is preparing for a full commercial launch of its platform for other...
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Blockchain investment in H1 tops $290m

You cannot move these days for music conferences about the blockchain. But it appears it is way, way more than a few evangelists seeing this as the solution to all the digital accounting, metadata and transparency issues...
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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,...