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Blockchain Smart Contracts for Musical Rights Governance

This links to a scientific article published by the Bloomen Consortium in 2020: Abstract: Private and permissioned blockchains are conceptualized and mostly assembled for fulfilling corporations’ demands and needs in the context of their own premises. This paper presents a complete and sophisticated end-to-end permissioned blockchain application for governance and management of musical rights endorsed […]

Bloomen Photo: Insight into the Future of Direct Photo Exchange

A key question for the Bloomen Project was: “Can a complex technology like Blockchain improve content workflows in the media industry and support better compensation for creators?” From the perspective of Deutsche Welle (DW) as a media company we also asked: “Can Blockchain improve visual journalism and ensure fair and fast payment for photographers?” Results […]

Kendraio App: A framework for dashboards and admin interfaces

Can a complex technology like Blockchain improve content workflows in the media industry and support better compensation for creators? This was the main question the Bloomen Project aimed to answer. Kendraio approached the project with yet another question: How can we empower creatives to manage their assets and rights in an efficient way, so they […]

Why Crypto Currencies are a Valid Alternative in Emerging Markets

How you view a new currency, the benefits and the risks, depends mostly on how reliable the the banking and government is in your area. If it is very stable then crypto currencies do look a bit like the Wild West. If banks (and government) is very unreliable and unpretictable, then the switch to crypto […]

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How and why Teosto, the CMO of Finland, supports exchange of metadata of musical works

Teosto, the collective management organisation of Finland, finished the first phase of a project with Bloomen-partner Kendraio. The goal is to extend the usability of APIs for musical works and add user interfaces for data exchange.  Reliable and updated data about musical works is the foundation for fair exchange across all stakeholders. Collective management organisations […]