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The most experienced founders in music rights management, metadata, technology and business.
Chief Executive Officer
Benji is a British-born, New York-based entrepreneur, technologist, musician, and the founder of PledgeMusic. An early pioneer of the direct artist-to-fan model of distributing music, Rogers founded PledgeMusic based on the belief that artists should share the process of their artistic output, not just the finished product. Benji now operates as the Chief Strategy Officer at PledgeMusic.
Senior Advisor, Interim Chief Business Officer
Ken is an angel investor and business advisor for digital music startups, through his company Digital Daruma, with a specific focus on artist facing music and media service companies. His past experience includes 25 years in financial services trading, asset management and senior management positions.
HEAD OF DATA
Chris is a native of Nashville (Music City, USA), classical composer, technologist, and founder of Dart, The Music Metadata Company™. He continues his mission of ensuring that data does not get in the way of accurate payment and attribution through the development of RAI and as Head of Music at the LA-based payments company, Exactuals.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice, and an entrepreneur at heart. Chris is the co-founder and CTO of Monegraph, where he leads the development of decentralized digital markets with a combination of cloud and blockchain-based tools.
Bill is a seasoned entertainment exec with a diverse background in label operations, business development, social media and mobile commerce. He serves as the VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development at the Music Business Association.
Allen has been working in the Music Industry for over 20 years as a media strategist, lawyer, professor, artist manager, and author. He is a founder of the Rethink Music Initiative at Berklee College of Music as well as the new graduate Global Entertainment and Music Business program at Berklee's Valencia, Spain Campus.
The primary purposes of Dot Blockchain Media are:
To develop a new media format and supporting technology architecture
To facilitate the media industry’s adoption of the format through advocacy, education, and the establishment of industry standards.
The format and architecture will be provided for the benefit of all musicians, composers, and people in the music industry and its related fields. This format will be provided primarily through open source protocol and licenses, and leveraging blockchain technology methods. The public benefit of these efforts will be to create a fair and transparent way for music artists, music publishers and rights holders to express their rights and wishes for commercializing their art, while dramatically improving the efficiency of how music is delivered across the ever expanding digital library.
As a public benefit corporation, the company will donate at least 5% (and up to 25% at the discretion of management) of all net profits to education organizations for current and future musicians. To be eligible, such organizations must reside in the areas where the PBC is doing business and must be approved charitable entities for tax purposes.
MAY 1, 2018: MUSEXPO
THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: STREAMING, MOBILE, BLOCKCHAIN, EXPERIENTIAL & NEW CONVERSION PLATFORMS
Music is now consumed more conveniently and immediately than ever before via a plethora of streaming and digital platforms, a list which seems to continue to grow exponentially, as services seek to provide a more user friendly and effective vehicle for music discovery and consumption. At the same time, multi-media companies (radio, TV, streaming, on-demand), legal firms, streaming/audio companies, rights organizations, content owners/creators and others are navigating the opportunities, challenges, economics and legalities of our burgeoning global music eco-system. Additionally, the live arena has seen significant digital evolution for both existing platforms and new ones as consumers search for more efficient ticketing/merchandise purchase solutions and wish to connect with their peers to share their experiences immediately – driven by photo and video moments via established and emerging social platforms. In addition, the blockchain eco-system continues to evolve along with digital currency - both becoming a hot global topic of discussion and opportunity. The Digital forum will bring together a panel of innovators with a vested interest in the digital/mobile/streaming/blockchain and tech space to discuss how they are competing for consumer attention as well as monetizing the experience for creators, content owners along with the digital and mobile landlords of the virtual world.
- Article in Industria Musical