The Dot Blockchain Music Project — “Growing up in public with your pants down.” (dotBC Update #3)

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”

— Reid Hoffman

  1. Protocol (The Rails not the Trains) — The best analogy I can think of to describe what the Dot Blockchain Music Projects Protocol will do is to compare it to email. I’m sure that most of you reading this use either Gmail, MacMail, Outlook or various other clients to read your email. These are what I would call the trains. The underpinnings of these programs are protocols, called things like IMAP, SMTP & POP3, and these are what the aforementioned programs are built on. Let’s call them the rails. These rails are standardized, yet flexible enough to allow gifted developers to add to, customize, and build out amazing features like snoozing, spam filtering, send later, and archive, but don’t delete, as well as the ability to add pictures and videos etc. onto the basic architecture that sends your messages to their recipients. What will be released late this month will be our first stab at a set of the rails upon which much of the digital music trains will be able to run. A way of working with the raw data of music that will allow for not only the birth of a globally distributed database of ownership rights, but also the trains and engines that will allow fast and fair commerce to scale for all who participate in the system. To be clear, it’s not just going to be raw code. There will be an interface that we also intend to open source, and a plugin framework, API docs etc., but this is not intended to be our version of (to carry on the analogy) Gmail, Outlook, or Mailbox. We are releasing this with the intention of getting feedback and to learn, while at the same time empowering others to be able to build on and or to integrate their own apps and systems at an industrial scale.
  2. Statements Of Truth — On July 13, 2016 at 10:13 p.m. I made several statements of truth about a song I wrote called “A Few More Days” and using the Dot BlockChain Music Alpha App. I Broadcast those statements into a Blockchain Test Environment. Amongst other things I stated:
  • The Songs’ name and that what I was uploading was a copy of that song
  • That I was the writer of the song (adding my ASCAP number to the recording and metadata)
  • That I was the performer of the song (with label information) and used Spotify’s API as a lookup.
  • That Nicholas D’Amato, Matt Beck, Sarab Singh, Emily Zuzik and others all played or performed on the song and that it was engineered by Dave McNair
(Dot Blockchain Interface)

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Benji Rogers 🌎

Benji Rogers 🌎

Coffee Drinker. Co-founder of Lark42.