Kendra Initiative Newsletter May 2016: MIDIrights (embargoed), Music Blockchain demo 25 May 11:30am CEST

Kendra Initiative Newsletter May 2016: MIDIrights (embargoed), Music Blockchain demo 25 May 11:30am CEST

Submitted by Daniel Harris on Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 - 14:55.

News

How can we be clever about all this?

1. MIDIrights (that's MIDI + rights) press release preparation
2. Music Tech Fest Labs Blockchain demo 11:30am CEST 25 May
3. Tell your friends and get involved
4. Are you or your organisation listed on kendra.io?

1. MIDIrights concept release – collaborate with us!

How do we make the 'distributed open music/media marketplace' easier to understand? The concept: take a well known open protocol/format and upgrade/extend it to include rights information (or pointers to rights information). Everyone in the music industry knows MIDI. Can we capture people's imagination by reinventing it? So, lets take that well known, and very useful, protocol and add something even more useful: rights and credit information for who's playing what and where and when. Because when we know who's doing what then paying people fairly becomes a lot easier.

Are you game? Come and collaborate in building momentum around a press release. We need quotes from you. We need press contacts. We need developers who know MIDI. To start check out MIDIrights (embargoed)

"Now imagine 'rights metadata' attached to every note, sample, stem and song. That's MIDIrights (MIDI + rights). Now music becomes 'rights aware' – meaning everything has attached metadata for who performed, who owns, who gets paid (splits), usage rules (who can do what with the music), and loads of other stuff. And just like MIDI, MIDIrights has plugins for DAWs, applications, devices and services that will all become 'rights aware'. In this kind of world everything can be tracked and monetised. In this kind of world all transactions and accounting are transparent."

2. Music Tech Fest Labs Blockchain demo – ask questions live!

Daniel Harris will demonstrate Kendra Hub rights management dashboard live for Music Tech Fest Labs Blockchain event. You'll find details for how you can watch and participate to ask live questions at:
Kendra Hub demo for Music Tech Fest 25 May 2016 11:30am CEST
Kendra Hub demo for Music Tech Fest 25 May 2016 11:30am CEST (the same event but on Facebook)
Please register your intention to join.

Daniel will be taking questions so get prepared. Best to watch this video so you get up to speed:
Imogen Heap Tiny Human Kendra Hub 2015
Imogen Heap Tiny Human Kendra Hub 2015 (the same video but on Facebook)
More videos going into detail about the inner workings of Kendra Hub:
Shows how a sync requests could be managed within the dashboard Kendra Hub Overview June 2015.
Shows how we can nest rights information at stem and sample levels Kendra Hub Clips June 2015.

Don't worry if you miss the presentation as it will be recorded and available at:
https://www.youtube.com/kendraio

3. Tell your friends and get involved

Especially tell your rich aunts and uncles!

4. Make sure you details are up to date on kendra.io

Can you find yourself in:
https://www.kendra.io/users ?
And your organisation profile in:
https://www.kendra.io/orgs ?

To add or update any profiles then log in at:
https://www.kendra.io/user
But if you have forgotten your account details then get a new password at:
https://www.kendra.io/user/password

Make sure you tick the 'Appear in listings and project pages' checkbox, in your Profile tab, to get listed.

And don't forget we have other social/collaboration destinations:

Wishing you a great Summer!

Cheers Daniel (and the rest of the Kendra Initiative team – which is you!)

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