Great news! Blockchain Hackathon and first #KarajanMusicTech speakers announced
From doing the very first CD production ever to having the most modern recording studio in the world: Herbert von Karajan had always been a trailblazer when it comes to adapting new technologies.
Since it’s our mission to discover, develop and share future-enabling ideas at the intersection of music, society and tech, we should not miss the discussion about Blockchain technology and how it could potentially improve our lives.
The Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute, Open Music Initiative (MIT/Berklee College of Music) and Red Bull Media House are joining forces in a Blockchain Hackathon at the Karajan Music Tech Conference in Salzburg March 21-22. The hackathon will be hosted at Schloss Urstein (University of Applied Sciences Salzburg). Red Bull Media House is inviting hackers to take on their “Music Portfolio Challenge” to build a blockchain-based music micro-licensing platform.
We are very excited that Martin Brem (Red Bull Media House), Panos Panay (Berklee College of Music) and George Howard (Open Music Initiative) will join us for the Blockhain panel discussion at #KarajanMusicTech on March 23rd.
Martin Brem started his musical career at a classical boys choir. Later, he was working as musician and singer. His most notable career steps include founding the content agency BIT (Bild & Text), being the Artist & Repertoire manager at IDE (Philip Morris) and taking on the Managing Director position for Columbia Records and Sony Classical. Joining Red Bull Media House in 2012, he now takes responsibility for the company’s global music rights.
Panos Panay founded the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship. There, he is using the concepts of music thinking to teach and innovate. He also founded Sonicbids, a platform where bands can sell gigs and market themselves online. Panos is one of the founders of the Open Music Intitiative.
At GHStrategig, George Howard advises companies on how to integrate technology with strategy. He also cofounded Music Audience Exchange bringing brands and musical artists together. Prior, he worked in the field of independent music. At Berklee College of Music and Brown University, he is giving lessons in marketing, leadership, copyright law and entrepreneurship. By cofounding the Open Music Initiative, he helps creating a blockchain-based open protocol to identify musical rights owners and creators uniformly. Besides contributing frequently to the New York Times, he is also a columnist for Forbes.
I am very excited that we will be contributing to a more efficient and transparent music industry with this initiative. Our goal is to break down data silos in our industry and thereby help artists to get their royalties directly and with maximum transparency.
Please register for the conference now or get in touch with me if you are a startup and would like to apply for the innovation lab.
If you are interested in joining our hackathon as a partner or if you wish to contribute with data, APIs or brain power, please be in touch with me. I would be delighted to take you on board.
With kind wishes,
Founder Karajan Music Tech Conference