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Indie labels and tech: ‘We’re not going to start building our own blockchain…’

How can independent labels make the most of disruptive new technologies, from blockchain and AI to virtual and augmented reality? A session at the Midem conference last week explored the issue. The panel included Jason...
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Jaak hails its first blockchain music-rights pilot with rightsholders

British blockchain startup Jaak has revealed details of its first music-industry pilot, with partners including Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Global Music Rights and BMG. China-based consultancy Outdustry,...
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How can blockchain make a real impact on music?

Today's by:Larm conference in Oslo included a panel on blockchain technology and the music industry. No wait, stop! Don't click away! Come back! In fact, there have been so many blockchain panels at music-industry conferences...
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Jaak CEO warns music industry not to get ‘bored with blockchain’

There is, to put it mildly, a lot of hype and misinformation around the world of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) – including their potential for the music industry. Music Ally...
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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,...
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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...
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Jaak announces first blockchain pilot with Viacom

British blockchain startup Jaak has plans to work with music rightsholders and collecting societies in the near future. But its first pilot is with a company outside the music industry: MTV’s parent company Viacom. Jaak...
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Warner UK’s Emmy Lovell talks Firepit, bots and startup partnerships

Firepit Tech sounds like something you'd need to fend off monsters in a big-budget fantasy drama on Netflix. Thankfully, there are no dragons in Warner Music UK's version. There, Firepit Tech is the label group's in-house...
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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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Techstars Music accelerator names its first class of startups

The new Techstars Music accelerator has announced the 11 startups who’ll be taking part in its first program this year. Music Ally readers will spot some familiar names on the list, including DJ-app creator Pacemaker,...
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Blockchain startup Jaak unveils MΞTA and plans pilots

Blockchain-focused startup Jaak has revealed more on its plans for a series of pilots involving music and media companies in the months ahead. CEO Vaughn McKenzie has also outlined Jaak’s ambition to create MΞTA, a...
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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...