Facebook Explains $1B Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Facebook has unveiled the details for Libra, its new global cryptocurrency. The social network is launching the currency, similar to Bitcoin, with partners like Spotify, Paypal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard,. Continue reading

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Global Music Database Test Launches with BMG, WMG, More

BMG, Global Music Rights, Outdustry, Phoenix, Sentric, Warner/Chappell and Warner Music Group are among the major players testing a decentralised music rights database launched by Techstars Music graduate JAAK.

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Emergence Of Blockchain Technology For Music

In this piece, Mo Jalloh of Zimmi breaks down what blockchain tech can be defined as, and how the emergence of blockchain tech will affect artists and music industry in. Continue reading

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Traditional vs. What’s Coming: How Blockchain Could Reshape The Music Industry [Benji Rogers]

The potential for how Blockchain tech could alter the music industry has often been discussed of late. In this piece we look at twenty-two ways that Blockchain, or more specifically. Continue reading

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Blockchain And The Music Industry: RAC, Nest HQ and UJO Music Offer A Beginners Guide [VIDEO]

Is blockchain just a buzzword or could it radically change the music industry?  We think it's the later, but understanding what blockchain is and does is confusing. Grammy winner RAC. Continue reading

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TUE. BRIEF: Spotify Refines Playlist Pitches • Indiegogo Adds E-tail • UMG Adds Accelerator • IEBA • More

Tuesday 10.17.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Playlist are the music industry's big obsession. But are new "rules" good or bad for indies? Updated continuously under our More News tab

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RIAA Lists Top Music Pirate Sites, YouTube MP3 Rippers

The RIAA has submitted its annual list of "notorious" music piracy websites to the U.S. Government. The report his heavily populated with YouTube MP3 ripping sites, but also includes many. Continue reading

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Blokur Raises $1.2M Seed Round For Music Blockchain, Machine Learning Startup

Blokur, led several music industry veterans, has raided a $1.2 million seed round to bring blockchain technology to music and other creative arts. But Blokur faces steep competition, as well. Continue reading

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AM BRIEF: EU Backs Take-Down-Stay-Down • Anchor Nabs $10M • FCC Botches iPhone FM Activation • MORE

FRIDAY 9.29.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  FCC head Ajit Pai needs to go. Sign a petition here. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Music And Technology: 4 Disrupters You MUST Pay Attention To

As the music industry continues its second year of promising recovery following the disruption of the digital marketplace and embraces streaming as the dominant form of music consumption, the question. Continue reading

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