File sharing and streaming services have changed the way we listen to -- and pay for -- our favorite tunes. However, this distribution model has created a less-than-transparent system of how artists and rights holders are being compensated. That’s where blockchain technology comes in. MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge brought together the people leading the charge of new music rights and distribution models including the .bc, or “dot Blockchain" music format. Together the panelists— George Howard, Dan Harple, Panos Panay, and Benji Rogers—are creating a holistic approach to thinking about the music ecosystem and how rights owners should be compensated – particularly in an environment that can offer only micropayments for each particular performance.
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