Blockchain For Copyright Ownership

One Technology To Rule Them All?

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The new copyright legislation – which is just about to be signed by the European Parliament – will require platforms to access databases which provide reliable and current metadata of all possible content from creators across all sectors. Yes, it is as crazy as it sounds.

Even though, this is an impossible task with new content being created every second, the necessity to address and facilitate fair, speedy and transparent distribution of royalties and revenue deriving from creative content to the artists and rights owners, is undeniable.

Could decentralized technologies and networks of distributed trust – such as blockchain – finally be the game-changer and reassure accessible documentation of copyright and ownership for artists, rights owners, and their advocates, as well as licensees of content from creators?


Roger Walco | Enjin
Saga Arvidsdotter | Mycelia Creative Passport
Shelita Burke | Pop star & Futurist
Nathalie Brähler | Creative Business University Utrecht

Moderation: John Hargrave | Mediashower

Following up on last year’s conversation at Music Unchained at SXSW, MusicTech Germany invites music industry professionals, developers, engineers, artists and their advocates, visionaries, and blockchain experts to s roundtable discussion centered around our ideology of Innovation Through Collaboration and focused on the impact, the decentralized technology could have on the future of the creative industries, and the music ecosystem in particular.

Performance by Pop Star & Futurist Shelita Burke

Following the conversation about Blockchain and its use-cases for artists, we will have performance by Shelita Burke who present songs from her new EP.

Shelita Burke released her recent album Special – EP using the blockchain and created Ethereum smart contracts to pay all the right owners instantly. The album has over 20 million streams, and charted #10 on Billboard, #3 on iTunes and has been featured in Forbes.

Shelita independently toured the world with over 150 shows across Europe, Asia, and Africa as well as a myriad of performances throughout the U.S. Her ability to connect with audiences and engage her expansive network of superfans has resulted in a devoted global audience and media interest from Forbes, NPR, The Village Voice, Billboard, MTV, and many music industry taste makers.


Thursday, 14th of March 2019, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

GERMAN HAUS at SXSW | 410 E 6th St, Austin | TX 78701, USA