11 startups innovating the future of music

Techstars Music just announced their first batch. A quick look at the selected startups. It feels like we’re seeing a new wave of music startups. A lot of the excitement that marked the time around 2007–2010 is back in the air, and it’s great to see an acclaimed startup accelerator like Techstars dedicating a program […]

Breaking out of the circular blockchain music discussions

The strategy of a thousand small steps to blaze trails while negotiating the music industry’s next big leap. This year I’ve had the pleasure to take part in numerous discussions and think tanks about what blockchain can mean for the music business. The promise of blockchain, as will be explained, is transparency, fairness, and greater efficiency. […]

The Music Industry Isn’t Ready for the Blockchain

The blockchain cannot solve the music industry’s problems, before the industry figures out a way to solve them themselves. Blockchain and its promise The blockchain is the distributed database model underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. It takes peer-to-peer technology to data records. Instead of having all data on one computer, it lives on the […]