Posts Tagged ‘blockchain

21
Aug
19

Introducing our guests: Steve Stewart (vezt, Los Angeles)

Steve Stewart is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vezt Inc., a music-driven tech platform giving people the ability to participate in the royalties of their favorite songs. The blockchain-based app makes it easy for artists, writers, producers, labels and publishers to monetize their IP directly from music fans.

Steve has more than 20 years of professional experience in the music, tech and television industries, and is the former personal manager of multi-platinum alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, managing their career from their inception through their fifth major label release on Atlantic Records. Under Steve’s management, the band’s worldwide record sales exceeded 25 million records, generating more than $450 million in gross revenues. Along the way, they were awarded a Grammy, an American Music Award, numerous Billboard Music Awards, MTV Music Video and MTV Movie Awards, and a number of Pollstar, ASCAP and BMI accolades. His acts have toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Cheap Trick, playing live to more than 5 million people worldwide.

As CEO of Steve Stewart Management, he has negotiated and secured lucrative major label record and publishing contracts on behalf of approximately 20 recording artists with companies such as Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Disney’s Hollywood Records, A&M Records, Geffen Records, Elektra Records, American Records, Maverick Records, EMI Music Publishing, Famous Music Publishing, Rondor Music, Warner Chappell Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing.

He has held COO positions at tech startups – GoYodel (retail deal bundler) and SportsBuddyz (sports video platform). As well as Head of Business Development at SURKUS (social engagement app). He has also managed and handled business development for new media personalities, including one of the Top 25 Most Viewed Channels on YouTube (“Hot For Words” 440 million views, 460,000 subscribers), creating, negotiating and securing media, sponsorship and advertising opportunities with companies such as HarperCollins, Go Daddy, Guthy-Renker, DC Shoes, among others, including a 100 episode deal with Russian television network RTV. He has secured venture funding for new media ventures in the mobile/sports/video space. Steve has produced a number of multi-million dollar national tours (800+ live shows), at most of the major arenas in the country, including Madison Square Garden, The Los Angeles Forum and San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheater, and worked with rapper/actor Ice T during development of the first Lollapalooza Tour.

He has also produced television programming for Comcast/DirecTV, MTV and VH-1. He was contracted to create the studio facility and production package for the Larry King Now show on Hulu and as well as Larry King’s 2012 Election live coverage for YouTube, and was supervising production assistant for Stephen J. Cannell Productions’ “21 Jump Street,” “Wise Guy,” and “Hunter”.

 

 

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20
Aug
19

Introducing our guests: Vaughn McKenzie-Landell (JAAK, London, UK)

In the 10th anniversary Vienna Music Business Research Days on the “Future of the Music Business” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna/Austria) music business researchers and music business professionals look into the recent past of the music industry to learn more about its future. Find the program here.

In the afternoon panel discussion on “What’s Next after Music Streaming?” the blockchain start-up entrepreneur Vaughn McKenzie-Landell is one of the panelist along with Lucie Caswell (Featured Artist Coalition, London, UK), Pete Downton (7digital, London, UK), Phil Graham (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) and Michael Smellie (Start-up investor, Brisbane, Australia)

Vaughn McKenzie-Landell is CEO and co-founder at JAAK. He has been a pivotal figure in communicating the bold vision of JAAK to build a space for convergence and collaboration for media industries, and has spoken at conferences around the world including SXSW, FastForward and EthCC. Following an initial spell in finance at Dow Jones, Vaughn co-founded music production group, The Arcade, before venturing into the world of User Experience Design and Product Development. Vaughn most recently spent four years consulting at Virgin Media on Software Adoption. In early 2018, Vaughn was named one of Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30′.

 

 

 

 

21
Jul
18

Interview by Peter Tschmuck on ABC’s “The Music Show”: The Future of Music

Today on July 21st, national Australian radio station ABC broadcast a longer interview by Peter Tschmuck on the “Future of Music” in “The Music Show” presented by Andrew Ford. This episode will be repeated on Saturday and Sunday 9pm, Wednesday and Thursday 11pm (Australian eastern time).

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/the-future-of-music/10018986

 

 

27
Apr
18

International Journal of Music Business Research – April 2018, vol. 7, no. 1

The first article of this issue of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR), “Exploring bounty and spread: key changes in the Danish music streaming economy” by Rasmus Rex Pedersen examines the structural effects of the transition to the access-based business model of music streaming, at a time when the global music streaming market is growing and developing quickly. The second article is “Blockchain: A new opportunity for record labels” by Opal Gough, which points to the opportunities for the music industry from blockchain technology, especially the chance to develop an international industry database for musical compositions and sound recordings as well as streamline processes, remove inefficiencies and improve cash flow. The concluding article of this issue is “Compulsory licensing in Ecuador’s music industry: A daring strategy within the new intellectual property law in order to regulate music piracy” by Abner Pérez Marín. This paper examines compulsory licensing in relation to the management of music piracy in Ecuador and describes how, in October 2016, Ecuador’s Government replaced its Intellectual Property Code with the Organic Code of the Knowledge’s Social Economy and Innovation, branded as Código Ingenios. Daniel Nordgård’s book review of “Digital Music Distribution: The sociology of online music streams ” by Hendrik Storstein Spilker rounds up the IJMBR’s April 2018 issue.

 

Volume 7, no 1, April 2018

Editorial by Dennis Collopy, pp. 4-5

Rasmus Rex Pedersen: Exploring bounty and spread: key changes in the Danish music streaming economy, pp. 6-25

Opal Gough: Blockchain: A new opportunity for record labels, pp. 26-44

Abner Pérez Marín: Compulsory licensing in Ecuador’s music industry: a daring strategy within the new intellectual property law in order to regulate music piracy, pp. 45-71

Book review by Daniel Nordgård: Digital Music Distribution: The sociology of online music streams by Hendrik Storstein Spilker, pp. 72-74

 

07
Sep
17

8th Vienna Music Business Research Days

New technologies had always an impact on the music business – last but not least in the course of the digital revolution. However, new disruptive technologies as the blockchain technology, 3D concert projections and interactive human-computer-interfaces might revolutionize again the value-added processes in the music industry. The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) from September 12-14, 2017 will highligh recent technological developments and their impact on the music business.

Live video stream from Joseph Haydn Hall of mdw starts on September 14, 2017 at 9:15.

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8th Vienna Music Business Research Days on „Unchaining the Digital Music Business?“

September 12-14, 2017, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna

Tickets for passive participation for EUR 50.- are available on Eventbrite.

A detailled programme of the 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days can be found here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 

30
Aug
17

Introducing our guests: Kelly Snook (University of Brighton/UK)

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.

Kelly Snook, Professor of Media Arts Technology at the University of Brighton, is one of the dicussants in the panel on “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” in Joseph-Haydn Hall in the afternoon of Sep. 14. She will highlight the impact of blockchain technology but also other innovative technologies on the music business. Other panelists are Carlotta de Ninni (Mycelia for Music Foundation, London/UK), Alan Graham (OCL – OneClickLicence, London) and moderator Wolfgang Senges (ContentSphere, Berlin).

Kelly Snook is a music producer, engineer, and data sonification researcher based in London and Portland, Oregon. She is one of the original developers of the mi.mu gloves for gestural control of music and visuals. She currently serves as Professor of Media Arts Technology at the University of Brighton and holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. She spent two decades as a NASA Research Scientist with a focus on Mars and the moon, before turning her attention to music full-time in 2010 when she joined Imogen Heap as her studio manager and musical assistant. Her current research project is the development of Concordia, an immersive musical instrument for scientific exploration based on the work of Johannes Kepler, which allows people to experience and play the music of the spheres. She also runs her own recording studio, called “It’s Not Rocket Science Studios,” in Portland, producing and mixing music by independent musicians.

 

 




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