A new white paper that that explores the combination of blockchain technology and digital audio watermarks for improving rights management and royalty processing in the music industry.
We’ve been talking a lot here about blockchain applications for transaction processing in the music industry; in fact we had a panel on it at last week’s conference in NYC. Yet the latest application of blockchain technology to the media industry, from Custos Media Technologies, has nothing to do with music or royalty transaction processing. […]
I’m pleased to welcome the law firm of Davis Wright & Tremaine (DWT) as a Gold Sponsor for the Copyright and Technology 2017 conference. DWT partner Lance Koonce is one of the leaders of the firm’s Blockchain Initiative and has been especially active in blockchain applications for media and the arts. (In fact, I first met […]
At last week’s Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works at the Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, it appeared that my article from the previous week expressing skepticism about some of the hype around media applications for blockchain technology had, as more than one person put it, “made the rounds.” As a result, […]
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Internet Policy Task Force will be holding a conference on Friday December 9, Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works. The event will take place at the Madison Auditorium, Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA. The objective of this event will be to see what role government can play in areas […]
The phrase “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” originated with Abraham Kaplan in his seminal 1964 work on behavioral science. He applied it — as many parents have done ever since — to young kids. These days, blockchain technology is a hammer. An excellent illustration of how this applies […]
Amid all the talk, hype, and activity around blockchain solutions for music, questions arise about whether large existing entities in the digital music value chain will adopt the technology, and if so, how. These fall roughly into four buckets: record labels, music publishers, royalty collecting societies, and DSPs (consumer music distributors such as Apple, Spotify, and Pandora). One […]