The MTP Interview: Alan Graham’s Artist’s Guide to Blockchain, Open Music Initiative, Smart Contracts and Dark Social (Part 1)
Posted on: 15 juin 2017, by : Basile

The MTP Interview: Alan Graham’s Artist’s Guide to Blockchain, Open Music Initiative, Smart Contracts and Dark Social (Part 1)

Chris Castle: Tell us a little bit about your background and your company. How did you come to be involved with the Open Music Initiative? Alan Graham : For 25 years I’ve worked as a technologist, author, editor, designer, and producer. I became active in technology because I believed it could be force for equality, however the idealism of my 20’s has taken a more pragmatic view. I feel the desire to free ourselves from gatekeepers has only created more gatekeepers. Three years ago I had a moment of inspiration via a conversation with my friend and co-founder, the legendary Producer/Artist/Songwriter Rupert Hine, on how to solve the issues around user-generated content. Billions, if not trillions of improper uses of all forms of creative works occur every day, a majority of which have no proper tracking or monetization. This lack of accountability creates massive animosity and distrust between citizens, rights owners, and developers. That needs to stop. We need to unify and bring a balance between all the parties involved. We need to be partners, not adversaries, and that requires more than technology, it needs new methodologies. We need to question the accepted models we’ve found ourselves in, because […]

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