citizenM presents: Music on the Blockchain (free event)
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citizenM presents: Music on the Blockchain (free event)

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This is a FREE event presented by Convergence & citizenM. Please register below to attend - space is limited to 30 people, so grab your place early!

It has been suggested that blockchain technology, which emerged with the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, could be the most important IT invention of our age. But what does it mean for the music industries? Find out in the two panel discussions from 4pm - 5:30pm (see agenda below).

Featuring:
Marcus O'Dair (Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries cluster at Middlesex University)
Imogen Heap (Recording Artist, Producer, Mycelia)
Cliff Fluet (Partner - Digital Media & Brand Entertainment, Lewis Silkin LLP)
Jeremy Silver (CEO, Digital Catapult)
Phil Barry (Founder, Ujo Music and Blokur)
Sue McLean (Blockchain & Smart Contract Task Force, Morrison & Foerster) 
Vaughn McKenzie (Blockchain Entrepreneur, Jaak)
Vinay Gupta (Blockchain Venture Capitalist)

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Agenda

16:00 - 16:45

Blockchain technology: will the revolution be decentralised?

Marcus O’Dair (Blockchain for Creative Industries cluster, Middlesex University) is joined by Cliff Fluet (partner, Lewis Silkin LLP), Sue McLean (Blockchain & Smart Contract Task Force, Morrison & Foerster) and blockchain venture capitalist Vinay Gupta to discuss the disruptive potential of blockchains – arguably the most important IT invention of our age. How transformative is this technology? What use cases exist, from financial services to the diamond trade to health? Finally, what are the legal and technical challenges and how might they be overcome?

16:45 - 17:30

Blockheads: how could blockchain affect the music industries?

Claims for blockchain technology as a solution to many of the challenges facing recorded music have been bold. Yet while many see the technology as revolutionary, others dismiss it as hype. Marcus O’Dair is joined by Imogen Heap (recording artist, producer, Mycelia), Jeremy Silver (CEO, Digital Catapult), Phil Barry (Ujo Music, Blokur) and Vaughn McKenzie (Jaak) to discuss music, metadata, and whether blockchain technology can really deliver a fairer share of value to creators.

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