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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.
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.
Chris is a technologist by trade, a designer in practive, 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.
Sep 27, 2017: RightsTech Summit at the nY Media Festival
9:40am Panel: If licensing and royalty payments are ever to be managed with the same machine-to-machine efficiency as media distribution and consumption, rights information must be put into machine-readable formats. A panel of senior executives from across media sectors to discuss the status of various initiatives to get rights information into machine-readable form, the challenges they’re facing, and how close or far we are from reliable machine-to-machine rights clearances.
Benji Rogers, CEO, dotblockchain Music
Nov 17, 2017: Sonic Visions Music Conference
Keynote speaker. Details TBA.