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Blockchain pioneer Heap is to lend her support in an advisory role to Viberate, which is using the distributed ledger technology to connect the global live music industry. Two of the earliest adopters of the blockchain in music, Grammy-winning artist Imogen Heap and live music marketplace Viberate, have announced their collaboration. Original Source: IQ

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In 2018, blockchain will create a new wave of major disruption in media-content distribution. The immutability and “trustless” nature of the blockchain means that it can be used in instances where record-keeping and auditable data is key, including data about who owns what assets, such as music and movies. Once you have verified the validity of an asset entered into the “chain” in the first place, continuity is ensured from then on. Original Source: Wired

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We’ve seen a few music-industry conference venues in our time, but never a giant tipi until today. Built in the grounds of musician Imogen Heap’s home in Havering-atte-Bower, it was the location for Heap to talk about the next steps for her Mycelia project. She was unveiling Mycelia’s proposal for a ‘Creative Passport’, which is pitched as a digital identity standard for musicians. It’ll include verified profile information, IDs, acknowledgements and details of works, business

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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

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The first time Music Ally heard about Mycelia was in July 2015, when musician Imogen Heap talked to Forbes about her hopes for “a fair, true, bright and shining home for music” supported by blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. That year, Heap put her ideas into practice with the release of ‘Tiny Human’, working with startup Ujo Music to make the track and its stems available to buy with the ether cryptocurrency, while using a smart

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