Ujo Music is a cryptocurrency platform founded by Jesse Grushack that lets artists create, publish, license and distribute music and get compensated for it under the Ethereum network. The platform features decentralized file storage, constellate for metadata, persistent identity, and automatic royalty payments.
Ujo Music began as a project within a startup incubator focused on building projects around the Ethereum blockchain called ConsenSys. The first Ujo Music prototype was built to be used by Imogen heap, a famous British singer/songwriter. The Ujo Music platform was used to license Heap's music under different terms such as permanent download, stream, stems (songs for remixing), and sync rights (for advertising purposes).
Artist In Residence
Technical Community Manager
Media Circle Global Lead
DevOps and Infrastructure
Simon De la Rouviere
Ujo Music on blockchain: "It's such an uphill battle with existing companies"
Watermarking Technology and Blockchains in the Music Industry
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Blockchain Week 2016: Ujo Music - Jesse Grushack
November 1, 2016
DEVCON1: Ujo Music - Phil Barry
December 17, 2015
- BlockchainA blockchain is an append-only digital ledger storing a set of time-ordered transactions grouped in blocks that are linked together using cryptographic hashes.
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