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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Spotify To Back New Facebook Cryptocurrency [REPORT]

Labels, publishers and artists may soon have the option of receiving streaming royalties in cryptocurrency, as Spotify is reportedly one of the early backers of Facebook's cryptocurrency initiative.

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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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The Music Industry Still Doesn’t Understand Blockchain Tech

Here Bryce Weiner responds to a recent article explaining why the music industry can't be put on a blockchain, addressing several fallacies within said article and providing further research on. Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Put The Music Industry On A Blockchain

In this excerpt from "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts," author David Gerard offers a critical examination of the Bitcoin and blockchain phenomenon, and what it means. Continue reading

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AM BRIEF: ReDigi MP3 Resale Lawsuit • DotBlockchain Releases New Tech • Sony Signs with Dubset To Monetize Remixes • More

Wednesday 8.30.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Is the resale of an MP3 legal?  If it were, with blockchain everyone could actually get paid… Updated continuously under our More. Continue reading

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If Music Is Digital Gold , Why Do We Always Treat It Like Digital Plastic? [BENJI ROGERS]

In the piece Benji Rogers bemoans the devaluation of music, and shares how the implementation of blockchain tech could make it so that ownership data was required for a song to even. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week we hear a variety of music industry opinions on topics such as creating fan experiences, what compels someone to pay for subscription entertainment services, and why artists must. Continue reading

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An Introduction To Bitcoin For Indie Musicians

By James Shotwell, Social Media Coordinator of the media distribution service Haulix. Cryptocurrency is a hot topic right now, and there is not a doubt in our minds that it will. Continue reading

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