Unblocking Blockchain
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Unblocking Blockchain

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BOSTON (CelebrityAccess) Panos A. Panay of Berklee College of Music recently explained to a CNBC panel how “blockchain,” the system behind Bitcoin, has vast revenue potential in the world of music.

“The vision behind it is to create an open protocol that dramatically simplifies the way that rights owners are identified across the supply chain of the music industry,” Panay said, noting that a global hit from the likes of Taylor Swift has 500,000 different ways of creating revenue.

Panay, a former agent for Pat Metheney and Chick Corea, among others, was essential in the foundation of the Open Music Initiative.

|We are a nonprofit initiative of leading academic institutions, music and media industry organizations, creators, technologists, entrepreneurs and policy experts who love and value music,” the OPMI states. “We are creating an open-source protocol for the uniform identification of music rights holders and creators. We are not building a database or a specific product. The outcome of OMI will be API specifications to enable industry platform interoperability.

According to Wikipedia, a blockchain is “a decentralized and distributed digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that the record cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the collusion of the network.”

Unlocking blockchain’s vast potential to the world of music: Berklee College of Music VP from CNBC.

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