Artists In Control: Technology and the New DIY

Artists In Control: Technology and the New DIY
Recording: Artists In Control: Technology and the New DIY, Mar 16, 2019

Technology continues to change the landscape for DIY artists that want to call their own shots. In the last year, the Blockchain has appeared as a potential solution for many of the problems facing anyone looking to release music: fair pay/trade for streaming, expedited payments, transparent distribution. But what the heck is a smart contract anyway? Can these technologies really streamline royalty payments and add transparency to an until-now murky process? What impact will the new token-based economy have on how artists engage with fans and business partners? How do new Blockchain platforms stack-up as compared to existing DIY distribution and crowdfunding alternatives?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate