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Dot Blockchain teams up with Exactuals for song-data cleanup

One of the earliest blockchain-music startups, Dot Blockchain, has a new partnership this week. It’s working with payments and metadata firm Exactuals on a partnership that the pair say is “ensuring both company’s clients’...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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What can blockchain really do for the music industry? (#midem)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a music-industry conference in possession of a good audience must be in want of a blockchain panel. Midem had one this morning as part of its copyright summit. Moderated by...
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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...
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Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017

The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...
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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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Will 2017 see a new wave of inventive music startups?

The problems of companies like Crowdmix, Cür Music and Guvera may have made headlines in 2016, but is there a more positive story to tell about the prospects for other music/tech startups in 2017? And just as importantly,...
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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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And the winners of the Music Ally Digital Music Awards 2016 are…

From The 1975 and Run the Jewels to Dot Blockchain and Dice, tonight’s Music Ally Digital Music Awards showcased some of the most inventive artists, startups and people in the digital world. Our second awards were held...