Blokur boss talks music data and startup challenges
Blokur CEO Phil Barry has been talking about the startup's evolution, in an appearance at the Music Ally China Digital Summit this morning. The company now processes data for around 70m songs from "trillions of streaming...
September 7, 2021
Tones and I tops Blokur’s 2020 songwriter streaming rankings
Startup Blokur has been analysing the top 100/200 charts on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube Music in an attempt to rank songwriters by the performance of their songs on these services. Top of its 2020 chart...
July 13, 2021
Blokur analysed 100 livestreams for publishing copyrights
Twitch may be catching most of the flak right now from music rightsholders, but questions around livestreams and licensing apply much further than the Amazon-owned company. One thing that would help rightsholders and collecting...
November 16, 2020
Publishing-rights platform Blokur emerges from beta mode
The last time we heard from startup Blokur, it was helping Massive Attack track remix rights using blockchain technology in December 2018. However, the British company has also been building its business to help music...
October 29, 2019
Massive Attack test remix-rights tracking with blockchain startup Blokur
If you’ve not seen Massive Attack’s Fantom app, it’s well worth having a play with: one of the best explorations of how music can be made interactive for fans that we’ve seen. This week, the app has been relaunched...
December 7, 2018
20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2018
Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We've now chosen 20 of them that we think have the potential to make an impact in 2018 and beyond, from analytics to artificial intelligence,...
January 3, 2018
Blockchain music: rights, artists and ‘the big spreadsheet in the sky’ (#SlushMusic)
Jaak is one of the startups exploring the potential that blockchain technology has for the music industry. The company is working on a number of pilot schemes, and its CEO Vaughn McKenzie has been a regular speaker on blockchain...
November 29, 2017
Blokur talks blockchain music: ‘The technology on its own is not the whole picture’
A reminder that the Venn diagram of ‘music people’ and ‘blockchain startup people’ is not a pair of separate circles. Phil Barry, founder of British startup Blokur, was a professional artist making electronic music...
August 3, 2017
Demystifying blockchain: ‘Call it Sex Chocolate or something!’
Blockchain technology has evangelists and sceptics galore in and around the music industry. Is it really the answer to the music business’ infamous problems with transparency and efficiency? A conference panel convened...
March 3, 2017