The city of Berkeley is no stranger to the alternative and experimental. This attitude lives on as UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre gears up to host Our Music Festival, the first music fest “powered by a cryptocurrency.”
The heady California city of Berkeley is historically associated with experimental and countercultural values. Berkeley will continue this tradition by hosting the world’s first crypto-powered music festival on Saturday, October 20th. The chosen venue is the legendary Greek Theatre at the University of California, Berkeley. Officially named the Hearst Greek Theatre, the 8,500 capacity venue was opened in 1903 after being built with funds from newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst.
We all know that Bitcoin is massive, but it still hasn’t hit that mainstream appeal yet, but if you mention the word in the street to someone they will (most likely) know what you mean.
You don’t only hear the word used by news outlets and fanatics but in music too. There have been several pop stars and rap stars who have mentioned the cryptocurrency in their songs.
For example, Eminem who just last week dropped a surprise album ‘Kamikaze’ mentions the flagship crypto in his new song “Not Alike”.
If you’ve been keeping up to date with Crypto Daily on YouTube and our presenter Mark, you might have noticed the addition of some exclusive new music, backing tracks written and produced by Max Bove, the latest addition to the Crypto Daily family.
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Independent DJ Justin Blau (known on stage as 3LAU) didn’t exactly stumble into the cryptocurrency industry — to say so would misrepresent how much thought he’s put into his blockchain-based event network, Our Music Festival (OMF). But at the very least, his introduction to the space came through a touch of serendipity.
Blau became formally acquainted with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies after a chance meeting with the Winklevoss twins at a music festival in 2014. The Winklevosses were making their own debut into the industry, as they were in the early stages of building their Gemini exchange at the time.
eMusic, a supporter of independent artists and labels since 1998, has announced a $ 70M token sale to build a decentralized music distribution and royalty management system. eMusic is planning a public pre-sale for its eMusic utility token (EMU) beginning in September 2018, with a token generation event (TGE) immediately following.
For over 20 years, eMusic has served 47 million fans, in discovering new music, artists and labels, selling nearly one billion downloads from a catalogue of over 26 million tracks. By embracing blockchain, eMusic will develop a sustainable music ecosystem for artists, service providers and the fans that support them. eMusic’s mission is to correct an imbalanced music industry by building a fair, simple and transparent music distribution platform for artists and service providers.
We are happy to congratulate you on the French Music Day on June 21. Due to the celebration, we decided to show that art, music, and blockchain are connected. DLT is not only applied to the financial sphere – it is used in the music industry as well. How can technology and art be connected?
How Blockchain Improves Music Industry
1. Direct Interaction
With decentralized technology, musicians can interact with their audience directly and sell their artworks without any mediators.
2. Global Database
Zing, a music creation app with social media elements and the blockchain technology has begun its pre-registration process, inviting music composers, song writers and artistes from the Chinese music scene. Scheduled to launch its beta version in August 2018, Zing has gathered interest from artistes, music composers, song writers and music schools
With Chinese music producer, Lao Mao (Liu Yuan Long) as the app’s music advisor, more than 200 professionals in the industry have officially registered with the app. They include well-known celebrities such as Alex To, Cai Guo Qing, Li Yu Gang, Li Dan Yang, Roger Yang, Guan Zhe and others. Some of Asia’s most talented DJs such as Kaku, King Chain, DJ Yoyo and DJ Jade Rasif have come on board, in addition to more than 100 aspiring artists from various singing competitions in China.
Cryptocurrency conferences provide a chance to absorb seminars, panel discussions, and keynote speeches from leading industry figures, and to conduct business face-to-face. At least that’s their official purpose. Unofficially, they’re an experiential extravaganza that puts some of the world’s most famous music festivals to shame.
Crypto Conferences in 2018: Less Studying, More Partying
There were moments at the Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit, held in Dubai on May 3-6, when you could have sworn you were at Burning Man. It wasn’t so much the appearance of Brock Pierce as star panelist, a man so enamored with Burning Man he actually got married there. Rather, it was the daily itinerary in which blockchain talks were squeezed in around networking events instead of vice-versa.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Matt Sorum, formerly of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, is lending his name and experience to a new crypto funding project, Artbit, in an effort to eliminate the age-old middle-person between artists and consumers.
The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that branches out in many directions and has many profitable avenues to exploit; one such avenue is background music. Many venues resort to playing music that is either unlicensed or not supposed to be used for commercial purposes. Moozicore plans to change all of that with their new platform that can be played by anyone at any time using their mobile app.