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BBC: Why Blockchain Developers ‘can earn $158,000’

21st November 2018
In the bowels of a former nuclear research bunker, Imogen Heap sits at a piano. As she beings to sing, the small audience for this rare acoustic performance cheer her on. But this crowd is not just simply enjoying the show. They stand to benefit from it too. A recording of one of the two-time Grammy winner’s songs at the concert in Stockholm, Sweden, is to be released for sale online. Embedded within its digital code will be a contract that ensures 150 ordinary audience members receive a portion of the royalties made from the sales. Original Source: BBC

Imogen Heap launches her ‘Life of a Song’ project

21st November 2018
British artist Imogen Heap has launched her ‘Life of a Song’ project, which focuses on a single track from 2005, ‘Hide and Seek’, showing exactly how it has made money over the last 13 years, as well as how those revenues have been split between Heap, her label, publisher and other entities involved in the work. The song has made more than £787k over its lifetime so far. Original Source: musically.com

Back to the Frou Frou-ture: Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth Reunite in Reykjavík

21st November 2018
In early October, the stars aligned to grace Reykjavík with a performance by the elusive electropop band Frou Frou. Composed of musicians Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth, the band released only one album, ‘Details,’ in 2002. They had already disbanded by 2004, when their song “Let Go” was featured in the Academy Award-winning cult classic film ‘Garden State’ staring Natalie Portman and Zack Braff, which catapulted them into acclaim. This was their first performance as Frou Frou since 2002 and their first performance in Iceland. Original Source: grapevine.is

Imogen Heap and Aesop reveal scheme to help make artist pay more transparent

21st November 2018
English musician Imogen Heap has teamed up with Aesop agency to create a data storytelling platform called ‘The Life of the Song’ (LOAS). She claims it will encourage more fair-trade music business by protecting copyright and ensuring artists receive direct payment. “I am an artist, not an entertainer, and five record companies owe me money.” These words from Nina Simone reflect the unsettling realities of the music business and the need for greater transparency between the musician and the record producer, Heap claimed. As a result, the project aims to counteract the murky music industry. LOAS is a detailed ‘un-packing‘ of every facet of Heap’s famous song ‘Hide and Seek’ since it was released in 2005. It visualises how data is currently presented in the music industry and looks to build a better understanding within the music creator community of where money is lost and wrongly paid out. Original Source: www.thedrum.com

‘We’ve never heard sound like it’: Imogen Heap hits the road with d&b Soundscape

21st November 2018
German company d&b teams up with Grammy award winning artist Imogen Heap for her current Mycelia world tour Grammy award-winning artist and producer Imogen Heap has embarked on a world tour with d&b audiotechnik’s immersive Soundscape system, with Heap describing it as unlike anything she has heard before. The Soundscape system is designed is to achieve natural imaging through source positioning.   “Normally, in a typical gig setup, the sound would be dispersed across a stereo field in front of you,” said Heap. “It’s a bit like going to see technicolour for the first time after seeing black and white… Being able to move sound around the audience in 360 degrees, it feels like a whole other dimension. The sound on the tour is sound like we’ve never heard it before.” Original Source: www.psneurope.com

Imogen Heap creates soundscapes on her Mycelia World Tour with d&b audiotechnik

21st November 2018
Worldwide – Leading German audio technology company d&b audiotechnnik has partnered with Grammy Award winning recording artist Imogen Heap for her first tour in eight years. The live performances on Mycelia World Tour will be presented using its recently released d&b Soundscape system, which allows artists and designers to present more intimate and captivating acoustic spaces for their performances and events. Designed to put sonic artistry at the centre of the sound production process, Soundscape can be used to achieve more natural imaging through source positioning, for sound that resonates with our intuitive understanding of reality, or to create sound art, a work of pure imagination. Original Source: www.etnow.com

Blockchain: Potential to help the music industry

21st November 2018
We spoke to singer, songwriter, record producer and audio engineer, Imogen Heap about the potential blockchain has to help musicians and the wider industry Singer, songwriter, record producer and audio engineer, Imogen Heap speaks to us about the potential that blockchain has to help musicians and the industry more generally. She founded the company Mycelia, the mission of which is to “empower a fair, sustainable and vibrant music industry ecosystem involving all online music interaction services.” Imogen believes that blockchain has the potential to ease the collaboration in business for music-makers and services and also to help those in the industry to be acknowledged for their creative work. This fits in with one aspect of the firm’s mission, which is to ensure that commercial, ethical and technical standards are set to exponentially increase innovation for the music services of the future. Original Source: www.openaccessgovernment.org

Multi-Grammy Winner Imogen Heap Launches Mycelia for Music Blockchain Platform

21st November 2018
Two-Time Grammy Winner, Imogen Heap Aims to Disrupt Music Industry with Her Blockchain Music Platform Singer and songwriter, Imogen Heap has recently launched her blockchain music platformreferred to as Mycelia for Music. Heap’s intentions are to help musicians maximize on their abilities, while managing several aspects including past work traceability, efficient payment systems, insight and analytics on musical trends and online streaming of music to name a few. Another area of interest that Heap plans to focus on is the future launch of “Mycelia Creative Passport”, which supposedly is a “peer-to-peer verified digital identity standard”, as quoted by Forbes. A breakdown of what Heap perceives “digital identity” to being was also offered, which appear to be common concerns within the music industry. Original Source: bitcoinexchangeguide.com

Forbes: Future Fest: A New Vision Of Interdisciplinary AI And Blockchain That Uses Collective Intelligence

21st November 2018
If you have been feeling that the future doesn’t belong to you, then take heart and check out Nesta.org.uk. The National Endowment for Science, Technology and Art (Nesta) is a UK organization that works with 40 countries around the world to develop better methods of research, innovation and strategic planning for everything from government to health, business and the arts. This years 4th annual Future Fest featured luminary speakers like singer and musician Imogen Heap, performance artist and DJ Akala, media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff and even the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon who spoke and then toured the various innovation booths. All of the artists, designers, authors and speakers was carefully curated by telepresence visionary Ghislaine Boddingtonand writer, musician, consultant and activist Pat Kane. Original Source: Forbes

Forbes: Imogen Heap Talks Mycelia, Mi.Mu Gloves And Creative Passport Blockchain Project

9th July 2018
Blockchain is said to be many things to many people and tech innovator and award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap is a big champion of the technology. Imogen is now using Blockchain to help musicians retain ownership of their work and manage how it is used to make sure the revenue stays with the artist. Performing with her Mi.Mu gloves and speaking at Nesta’s FutureFest this weekend I caught up with Ms. Heap on where the technology is going and why musicians need to pay attention. The power of the technology to force a rethink is why Heap believes Blockchain is the future of music; “Blockchain has catapulted the music industry to think differently as so many other industries are already doing. The end goal is identifying every music maker in the space and their works past and present, easing the flow of payments, accelerating and improving collaboration on both a business and a creative level which in turn will open unimaginable possibilities.” A laudable goal for an industry where (according to Heap) innovation has barely touched it for the last 100 years. Original Source: Forbes

MoneyConf 2018

22nd June 2018
MoneyConf brought leading experts from the world of cryptocurrency, fintech and blockchain to the RDS in Dublin. Niall Kitson met Noelle Acheson of CoinDesk; Aid:tech’s Niall Dennehy; Nicolas Gilot of Ultra; and Grammy-winning founder of Mycelia Imogen Heap to talk about what consumers, charities and creatives can get out of this revolutionary technology. Original Source: Tech Central

Imogen Heap Makes Triumphant Return After 8 Year Hiatus

21st June 2018
Music innovator Imogen Heap has announced her first world tour in 8 years! She will be bringing music creators, fans, and the industry together in 40 different cities. It will be a combination of concerts, discussions, workshops and a “Creative Passport” exhibition. This exhibition will be designed to promote peer-to-peer connections and creativity.  Original Source: EDM

Mycelia: Imogen Heap’s Blockchain Project for Artists & Music Rights

20th June 2018
Grammy-Award recipient and artist, Imogen Heap recently revealed details regarding her upcoming blockchain-based project, Mycelia, which aims to provide artists with the necessary tools to manage their careers. The announcement was made during a Dublin event, MoneyConf, in which she spoke all matters including finance. Based on her claims, she will be starting the project on her own, as she will be using her earnings from the Harry Potter musical along with her holdings of Ethereum coins, which she received in exchange for her song. Original Source: Bitcoin Exchange Guide

The 5 Coolest Women in Crypto Right Now

16th June 2018
The crypto space isn’t exactly overflowing with women. In fact, only between 5 to 7 percent of all cryptocurrency users are female. Is it harder for women to find their place in a male-dominated industry? Between the condescending “boys’ club” attitude and a seeming reluctance to gamble away their money, the ladies are holding back. 5. Imogen Heap Standing up for the rights of struggling artists and blending blockchain tech with the music world, you don’t get much cooler than Imogen Heap. Original Source: Nulltx  

Grammy Winner Imogen Heap a Crypto Convert with New Blockchain Project

15th June 2018
Double Grammy Award winner and singer Imogen Heap is using Ethereum to help fund her new blockchain project, writes Business Insider. Heap is self-funding the project with proceeds from a Harry Potter musical, which she helped to score, and her earnings from selling a song for Ether. Heap’s latest and widely quoted-about initiative, Mycelia, focuses on connecting the dots for a fair and sustainable music industry ecosystem, writes London’s Palace Theatre, which is currently running Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Original Source: Bitcoin News  

Mycelia for Criptoalerta

15th June 2018
La cantautora inglesa, mejor conocida por la canción “Hide and Seek”, así como su versión experimental de la música electrónica, planea utilizar las ganancias de Ethereum para impulsar su proyecto de blockchain: Mycelia. Original Source: Criptoalerta  

MoneyConf 2018 with Fintech, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

13th June 2018
Blockchain has become a steadfast disrupter that has driven innovation from start ups to corporates in new and very cool ways! It has even reached the technologically dogmatic financial services sector with a style and swagger that would make Barbara Streisand blush! Original Source: Irish Tech News

Mycelia for Business Insider

10th June 2018
Musician Imogen Heap is working on a blockchain project, Mycelia, that will let artists store all the information about their songs in one place and more easily track payments. Heap is self-funding the project with proceeds from the Harry Potter musical, which she helped to score, and ethereum that she earned selling a song for cryptocurrency. Original Source: Business Insider UK

Mycelia for Billboard Italia

8th June 2018
Blockchain: come può aiutare i musicisti a guadagnare di più? Ci stiamo addentrando in un mondo nuovo, in cui la fiducia si sta trasformando in certezza. Se Spotify o YouTube vi dicono che avete totalizzato 100mila plays o views voi vi fidate, poi attendente i rendiconti economici e ripartite le royalties secondo i contratti (percentuale per il produttore, per l’etichetta, per i compositori/autori e così via). La blockchain nasce con l’intento di certificare ogni transazione, ogni utilizzo da parte di un utente (abbondantemente protetto dalla privacy) e ripartire il dovuto agli aventi diritto. È un archivio condiviso decentralizzato, ma senza la possibilità di cancellare dati: utilizza lo stesso concetto del libro mastro digitale sul quale vengono annotati i movimenti del Bitcoin. Original Source: Billboard Italia

Protecting patents and copyright with blockchain

20th April 2018
Intellectual property (IP) crime is a thorn in the side of British industry. Some 480 people were successfully prosecuted for patent, copyright or trademark infringements in 2016, according to the most recent government IP Crime and Enforcement Report. The report, released in September 2017, notes that 433 people were found guilty of offences related to the Trademark Act and a further 47 under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, during the previous year. While this was marginally down on 2015 totals of 490 and 69 respectively, it again highlighted the vulnerability of corporate IP assets to opportunist criminals.  Original Source: Racounteur

Smart contracts for the music industry.

15th March 2018
On October 13th-16th, Mattereum hosted the first Internet of Agreements™ (IoA) conference at the UK Government’s Digital Catapult in London. IoA™ is a vision for global supply chains and logistics, integrating national laws and regulation with international commerce through the application of technology such as blockchains and smart contracts. Original Source: Medium – Imogen Heap

Does blockchain offer hype or hope?

10th March 2018
These days, bitcoin is front-page news, as its price’s vertiginous ups and downs elicit glee and despondency by turns among investors. It was not always this way: the now-definitely-in-a-bubble cryptocurrency is making a comeback following years in which its association with crime and darknet drug markets kept it away from the spotlight. During that period, technologists and corporate evangelists had stopped touting the qualities of bitcoin, turning instead to a technology that underpinned the cryptocurrency without being tainted by dodgy connections: blockchain. Original Source: The Guardian

How bands are escaping the music industry snake pit

27th February 2018
Music streaming – playing songs over the internet “on demand” – is widely regarded as having saved the music industry, following an era of music piracy marked by falling CD and vinyl sales. Yet songwriters and musicians have long complained that they’re not getting their fair share of the spoils. Now a number of tech start-ups are trying to help them receive what they’re owed and give them more control. Original Source: BBC News

The future of the music industry: blockchain, diversity, hologram Roy Orbison and more

16th February 2018
FastForward prides itself on doing things a bit differently from other music-industry conferences, from its diverse speakers and youthful audience to its now-traditional alcohol-fuelled closing panel, with its promise of less-guarded views on the industry’s key trends. Original Source: Music Ally

Imogen Heap’s Mycelia

4th February 2018
Founded by Imogen Heap, Mycelia are a growing collective of creatives, professionals and music lovers. Their mission is to bring about a fair and sustainable music industry ecosystem involving all online music interaction services, and to unlock the huge potential for creators and their music-related metadata. Original Source: BBC World Service

Events

Events Mycelia speaking

Slush 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Slush Where: Helsinki, Finland When: 5th December 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Oredev 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Oredev Where: Malmo, Sweden When: 21st November 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Jazz Mi 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Jazz Mi Where: Milan, Italy When: 14th November 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Web Summit 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Web Summit Where: Lisbon, Portugal When: 7th November 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

ADE Festival 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ ADE Festival Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands When: 20th October 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Malta Delta Summit 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Delta Summit Where: Malta When: 3rd October 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Oslo Innovation Week 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Oslo Innovation Week Where: Oslo, Norway When: 27th September 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

NEXT Conference 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Reeperbahn Festival Where: Hamburg, Germany When: 21st September 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Reeperbahn Festival 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Reeperbahn Festival Where: Hamburg, Germany When: 20th September 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Future Music Forum 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Future Music Forum Where: Barcelona, Spain When: 13th September 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Music Tech Fest 2018

21st November 2018
Talk @ Music Tech Fest Where: Stockholm, Sweden When: 9th September 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia attending

FutureFest

20th June 2018
Imogen will present the Creative Passport on 7th July. When: 6th – 7th July Where: London, UK More Info
Events Mycelia attending

Money Conf

9th June 2018
Imogen delivered a talk titled “Is all fair in music and blockchain?” on 12th June. Where: Dublin, Ireland When: 10th – 12th June 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia attending

CIAM Executive Committee Meeting

1st June 2018
Imogen took part in the Executive Committee Meeting organised by The International Council Of Music Creators. When: 2nd – 4th June 2018 Where: Warsaw Poland More Info
Events Mycelia attending

The Great Escape – AI Conference

16th May 2018
Imogen took part to the “Where Next For Music & Technology” panel. Where: Brighton, UK When: 16th – 18th May 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia attending

Future Blockchain Summit Dubai

2nd May 2018
Imogen spoke at the “Blockchain and the creative economy” panel on 2nd May. Where: Dubai, UAE When: 02nd – 3rd May 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia attending

Dublin Tech Week 2018

16th April 2018
Head of Research Carlotta De Ninni has taken part to a panel during DTS18. Where: Dublin, Ireland When: 16-20 April 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia attending

European Blockchain Summit 2018

10th April 2018
Imogen attended European Blockchain Summit, the first European Blockchain Summit organized by the Blockchain Alliance Europe, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and ConsenSys. Where: Kranj, Slovenia When: 11th April 2018 More Info
Events Mycelia attending

Tallin Music Week

2nd April 2018
Imogen attended Talling Music Week. The two-day TMW conference is a leading creative impact event focusing on music, new economy, civic initiative, gender politics, better cities and design thinking. Where: Tallin, Estonia When: 2nd – 8th April 2018 More Info
Events

MYCELIA WORLD TOUR PILOT – 8TH DEC 2017

8th December 2017
Ahead of Mycelia going on a World Tour Autumn 2018-2019, we organised the Mycelia World Tour Pilot. Here we officially revealed our tour plans and launched the Creative Passport.  In the fancy (but slightly chilly) Tipis, after Imogen’s opening keynote (some of it is featured below), followed two guests speakers Vanessa Reed (PRS Foundation) and Vinay Gupta (Mattereum). Following and discussing the keynote, was a panel consisting of Cliff Fluet – moderator (Eleven, Lewis Silkin LLP), Eva Kaili (Member of the European Parliament), Sammy Andrews (CEO & Founder at Deviate Digital) Panos Panay (Berklee College of Music, OMI) and Zoe Keating (Cellist, Composer and Independent Artist Advocate).  During late afternoon, in The Round House, people explored the exhibits showcasing the mi.mu gloves system, Dolby Atmos, Imogen’s residential studio, Life of a Song Project, TheWaveVR experience and Streemliner. The evening continued in The Barn with Imogen and Frou Frou’s performance powered by the 360 soundscape system from D&B Audiotechnik and closed with an awesome set by Tim Exile!  -Download the programme for more info- Keynote by Imogen Heap: It’s time we got music makers and their works open (data) for business. Curated data leads to pretty much everything these days and when something you need can’t be found, someone, somewhere is losing out. Let’s get music ready for all it can give to the world for generations to come.  
Events Mycelia speaking

Øredev Conference

26th July 2017
Mycelia is going to attend the Øredev conference. Imogen will give a talk and Perform with the Mi.Mu gloves Where: Malmö, Sweden When: 9th November More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Vienna Music Business Research Days 2017

26th July 2017
Head of research Carlotta will take part at the “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” Where: Vienna, Austria When: 14th September, 4pm-5pm More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

MIDEM 2017

26th July 2017
Hed of Research Carlotta will speak at the Blockchain panel Where: Cannes, France When: 8th June More Info
Events Mycelia speaking

Mycelia @ Primavera Sound 2017

26th July 2017
Imogen will have a keynote at the Primavera Sound 2017 Where: Barcelona When: 30th-31st May More Info
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MYCELIA @ The Great Escape

26th July 2017
Head of Research Carlotta at the Royalty conference organised by CMU will pitch the Life of a Song project Where: TGE 2017 Brighton When: 19th May More Info

MYCELIA Hacks and Workshops

  • Past
  • Forthcoming

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November

COPENHAGEN/MALMO

Jayway Offices

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Wednesday 14 November

MILAN

Triennale Museum

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Friday 9 November

LISBON

British Council

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Thursday 25 October

ISTANBUL

Zorlu PSM

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Friday 19 October

AMSTERDAM

@Fuga Offices

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Wednesday 17 October

BRUSSELS

British Council

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Wednesday 11 October

REYKJAVIK

IÐNÓ

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Saturday 6 October

PRAGUE

British Council

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Friday 21 September

HAMBURG

East Hotel @ Reeperbahn

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Thursday 13 September

BARCELONA

Estrella Damm Factory @ Future Music Forum

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Tuesday 4 – Friday 9 September

STOCKHOLM

Mycelia Lab @ Music Tech Fest, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Creative Passport Workshop

May 9th 2018
Somerset House, London

Creative Passport Workshop

January 26th 2018
Somerset House, London

Mycelia THINK + DO Weekend

Sonos Studios, 21 Club Row, London E2 7EY
8th-10th July 2016
1pm – 6pm Friday
10am-6pm Saturday (5pm Sunday)

Mycelia Hack Weekend

Sonos Studios, 21 Club Row, London E2 7EY
1st-3rd April 2016
1pm – 6pm Friday
10am-6pm Saturday (5pm Sunday)

Creative Passport Change Maker Forum

Tuesday 4 December

HELSINKI

@G Livelab

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