Fascinating article at Billboard. A long article but worth a read. Here’s an excerpt:
“As a once-vertical industry disintegrates and democratises, the lower costs and increased options for producing and bringing music to market – coupled with the revitalisation of music rights and the new economic models and opportunities presented by streaming – is fundamentally revolutionising the economics and operations of the industry at its core.”
I definitely see the potential of blockchain as a tool of copyright – it could essentially provide a singular, ‘original’ digital file, but it might take the whole industry to adopt the technology in order to give a backbone to the idea.