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Issue #241: Is Blockchain Technology the Future of Music Streaming?; Should Spotify Try to Become the ‘Netflix Of Music’?

Is Blockchain Technology the Future of Music Streaming? — watt.cashmusic.org Can a single company really break down the complexities of royalties and rights ownership and take an idea this involved to a mainstream audience of millions? I gotta admit: I’m a little skeptical here. Should Spotify Try to Become the 'Netflix Of Music'? — www.billboard.com […]

Musiconomi, Jaxx Announce Partnership

Musiconomi, the blockchain-based music ecosystem, today announced that Jaxx, the leading multi-asset digital wallet, as its official wallet partner. Following the pre-sale for Musicionomi (MCI) tokens due to commence August 29, 2017 and public crowdsale starting August 31, Jaxx will integrate Musiconomi’s Ethereum-based token into its platform. The integration will let supporters send and receive […]

Issue #229: A New Wave of Streaming Services is Putting Musicians Back in Control; Spotify, Blockchain and the Future

A new wave of streaming services is putting musicians back in control — www.wired.co.uk New services Resonate, Mediachain Labs and Boiler room are using digital advances in technology to help underground musicians find their audience. Spotify, Blockchain and the Future — attentionecono.me Why Spotify is better positioned to put music rights on the blockchain than […]

Issue #226: How NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Took Over the Internet; Independent Music Labels are Creating Their Own Streaming Services

How NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Took Over the Internet — www.theringer.com With intimate, exclusive performances from the likes of Chance the Rapper and Adele, the live music series has an entire industry chasing a ‘pivot to video.’ But it won’t be easy to replicate. Independent Music Labels are Creating Their Own Streaming Services to Give […]

Issue #216: Blockchain Can Make Soundcloud a Revolutionary Music Label; Why Spotify Lowered the Volume of Songs

Blockchain can make Soundcloud a Revolutionary Music Label — medium.com The world is full of extraordinary songs by artists with no fans, labels or money behind them. These songs go nowhere because exposure to audiences is carefully controlled by companies who seek to… Why Spotify Lowered the Volume of Songs and Ended Hegemonic Loudness — […]

Spotify Acquires Mediachain Labs

Mediachain Labs, designed to explore how the next generation of blockchains and open, peer-to-peer protocols would empower creators to better reach their audiences and earn a living, has been acquired by Spotify. Brooklyn-based Mediachain Labs has been the driving force behind the Mediachain project, a world-class blockchain research agenda and open source protocol to better […]