Smartphones & Music

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve been within earshot of the music industry over the past five years, you’ve probably come across Music in The Air, a thorough and oft-cited report from Lisa Yang at Goldman Sachs. The key takeaway? Industry revenues are projected to reach $131B by 2030. But there are some terrific Read more…

Whac a Mole

Reading Time: 4 minutes Streaming fraud is a multi-million dollar problem in our industry. Don’t just take our word for it: Rolling Stone, Music Business Worldwide, Billboard, Variety, Quartz and too many others to name have been on this beat for some time.   Tim Ingham, Publisher of MusicBusiness Worldwide, sums up the incentives driving fraud like this: Streaming fraud is Read more…

We’re Going Fast (this is how)

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you read Part 1, you know that we go fast, just like Ricky Bobby.  The key to our speed?  Parallel processing.  But let’s set the stage first. Imagine you own a newspaper delivery service. You deliver newspapers by car.  Business is booming and you start expanding your business. You Read more…

We’re Going Fast

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well said, Ricky Bobby. Us too!  When we started Beatdapp, we knew our technology had to be fast. Faster than any available blockchain technology, then and now.  We had to go fast because of you: the streamer with a voracious appetite for music. To validate and authenticate every transaction in Read more…

the office mexican standoff

Doveryai, no Proveryai (Trust, but Verify)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Doveryai, no proveryai (Trust, but verify) – if you’ve been following this blog (thanks!) you may recall that our first post closed with a hat tip to this saying in the context of streaming royalties.  If you’re not familiar with its provenance, trust, but verify is a Russian proverb, popularized in the West by President Read more…

blockchain industry applications

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Porn Walk into a Bar

Reading Time: 3 minutes Blockchain: the latest tool for con artists and modern snake oil salesmen.  Or maybe not? Recent research from Deloitte shows a shift from “blockchain tourism” and exploration to the emergence of practical business applications. Nearly 50 percent of companies that participated in a 2018 Deloitte Global survey said they are Read more…

Streaming growth exponentially exceeds physical sales and downloads

CDs are Soulless

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s 1980-something, and Neil Young just shouted “CDs are soulless” at the inaugural meeting of MAD, Musicians Against Digital. Maybe he didn’t shout it, but he definitely said it around that time, that group really did exist and Neil was a member.   But here’s the thing, he wasn’t alone in Read more…