Introducing our guests: Alan Graham (OCL – OneClickLicence, London)

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2017 are devoted to the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlight the role of new and old gatekeepers as well as the impact of innovative technologies such as the blockchain on structures and processes in the musis biz. Find the program here.

Alan Graham is the keynote speaker on “The Applications of Blockchain Technology in the Music Business” in Joseph-Haydn Hall at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the afternoon of Sep. 14. He is also a discussant in the following panel discussion “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” that highlights the impact of blockchain technology but also other innovative technologies on the digital music business.

Alan Graham discribes himself as a digital chameleon, technologist, and producer, working in over 10 profound technologies in his 20+ year career, from digital video, animation, e-commerce, online hiring, presence detection, blogging, mobile computing, RSS, online publishing, and more. He has appeared as an author in numerous magazine, several O’Reilly books and blogs, the ZDNet Web 2.0 founding author, as well as being a widely cited expert in design.  In 2003-04 Alan created the world’s first book dedicated to blogs as literature, “Never Threaten to Eat Your Co-Workers.” Many of the writer’s featured have gone on to be recognized for their online writing, including Heather Armstrong (Dooce), Will Wheaton (Star Trek), Choire Sicha (The Awl), & Mark Fraunfelder (boing boing).

Alan also spent three years at Discovery Channel as the Community and Music Liaison during the launch of their Planet Green TV channel and was responsible for the creation and launch of Discovery’s first music website.



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