Can the city use the chain chain to enhance the transparency of the music industry?


nnnIn the United States roadside LinkNYC touch screen and Estonian e-citizen program is to improve the transparency of information, but the implementation of these plans require strong technical support. Some of the emerging technologies, including smart city technology, can be used to achieve these goals. The music industry can also use these technologies to achieve the industry to upgrade the ecological benefits of all parties. At the same time, block-chain technology will play an indispensable role in the realization of this goal.n
nnTranslation: Annie_Xun
nIn December 2014, hundreds of independent machines quietly appeared on New York City streets, offering some free residents and visitor services. Including access to free WiFi, call, query directions and important numbers, which are done through a touch screen similar to a lamppost or shared bicycle parking pile.n
nThe purpose of the LinkNYC touchscreen is to provide free information to all New Yorkers and visitors, no matter where or how much he is. Everyone has access to and access to information in a transparent and useful way, with mobile access, communication, and most important citizen participation.n
nLast year Estonia launched an e-citizen business plan aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to register companies in the country, thereby bringing profits tax to Estonia. The program does not require business owners to go to the local: all documents and necessary documents are done online. However, the Citizen Program has also developed tax incentives for R u0026 D and investment promotion, and it is hoped that companies that are digitally attracted will be able to set up an office here.n
nThe program is particularly welcomed by British companies worried about returning to Europe. Through new technologies and methods, the original process has been simplified to reduce the threshold of people to participate, such as the establishment of the company, simply like in New York City to find free and fast WiFi signal.n
nThese examples use the so-called “smart” technology to improve people’s participation in civil society. Smart City develops communication infrastructure that makes it easy for people to access information and resources.n
nNew York’s trouble is how to find the direction and WiFi signal. Estonia competes for entrepreneurs, their creativity and money in the global marketplace. In our town, more new technologies are still in beta testing, incubation and refining stages. This will lead to progress, especially the greatest challenge for cities and citizens today: to provide everything as fair and transparent as possible to everyone.n
nTwo successful wisdom city technology cases are designed to achieve transparency in an organism that continues to evolve in complex ecology. There are other industries that also benefit from this mind. For example, we love the music industry. If we open ideas, solutions and data to everyone, everyone will be profitable. For the music industry, transparency is what each spectator cares about. If we put the music industry as a challenge to the wisdom of the city, you can reflect on the way music purchase, sales, transfer mode.n
nThe problem of the music industry is not the concern of the majority of the public: these problems are discussed in the closed door and controversy. In the streets, the war against piracy in the mid-2000s has now been eased. Most people are concerned about streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube. The problem is then turned into, missing the standard rate for each song’s single play. Each service is different, so the rate for each service depends on the number of times an audio is played at a particular time and place.n
nBehind this is a century-old copyright association, publishers and government agencies, who transmit every byte in the world, grab every penny, take part of the money, and leave the creators.n
nIn the era of streaming media, this system has begun to shake, because the need to record every purchase, or even listen to each time. Although the listener only need to draw the touch screen can access the music, but the creator of the reward is very slow, and some areas are still opaque. Licensing information is not always easy to access. One of the most important issues is that there is no single music copyright database: there are multiple databases, but none of them are complete, and occasionally argue with each other.n
nIn New York, before LinkNYC appeared, it was difficult to access WiFi in public areas. For British businessmen and entrepreneurs who are worried about returning to Europe, it is more difficult to enter a single market without Estonian’s e-citizenship program. In the music industry, these obstacles are hidden beneath the surface, which is where the transparent system can bring about change. Customers may not care or know how much revenue each time a download or visit can bring to an artist, but the artist and his agent care. Although the solution is there, but this mechanism does not always bring the overall benefits. If the music industry as a city, is not open enough. The smart city technology for transportation, banking, housing and healthcare industries can be part of a solution that provides a path to transparency.n
nLet us build the music industry development road map, from listening to the artist’s bank account. At least five of the participants in the music streaming media are brokers. If the process spans borders, such as your music in Indonesia, but you live in Boston. These brokers include publishers, copyright agencies, copyright paying companies, copyright associations, record companies, management companies and other entities.n
nCompare it to a bar in New York, or a process of organizing a festival in Poland. Both require multiple licenses for different departments, each with its own purpose, requirements and time limit. The work required to complete these processes is the same as the music that produces these processes.n
nThe lower entry threshold is called the empowerment of musicians, but also leads to more and more musicians have to complete their own processes, which is the other side of their own control. No record companies or managers, business decisions to the strategic decision to recapture the creation and production of time. Like a city must be planted, harvest a person all the vegetables, to eat vegetables. It’s like driving a bus before driving to work.n
nAs a smart city, the new solution is clear at a glance. If the music value chain is completely transparent, everyone should see the music industry development plan from start to finish. This can be done through the block chain.n
nThe block chain was originally intended to support the digital currency bitcoin, which is increasingly seen as a part of the fourth industrial revolution that can be seen as changing all sectors of the financial industry and medical to diamond trade. It changed the potential of the music industry is huge. If each party gains from each song that can be recorded in a distributed book, each New Yorker can access the music on the LinkNYC machine and make sure that the creator and participant receive a reasonable reward.n
nHowever, this is not only a solution for the music industry. If the city announces a completely transparent plan for the music industry? Let’s analyze it.n
nIn the domestic server using block-chain technology, the file can be marked with a block chain label. According to the default block chain “smart contract”, as long as meet the conditions, once uploaded will automatically trigger the instant identification of the quality of music, and thus pay the artist’s wallet to pay. If the city or country prohibits the download of music without the correct label, you can play new music, pay the storage, and real-time distribution, greatly simplifying the process often requires four or five steps.n
nThe music industry is already doing it, just as fast as it is. But the city did not catch up. We need the music industry LinkNYC, or the copyright management of the electronic citizen system.n
nThe copyright association, which allows many restaurants, cafes, shops and other organizations to play music, has begun to invest in block-chain technology to partner with new companies, including IBM, to develop new architectures. At the same time, Spotify recently acquired the block chain start-up company Mediachain.n
nThe LinkNYC project and the electronic citizens of Estonia have brought transparency, eliminated obstacles, opened new products or services to all. We can do the same thing in the music industry. Maybe Tallinn and New York City will be the first music industry to be completely transparent to the city, where we enjoy the little bit of music so that the owner of the real-time get paid. It will be intelligent.n

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