Technology

Blockchain Technology Makes Buying Concert Tickets Cheaper, And May End Robots Buying In Bulk

There’s always the looming risk of identity fraud and scalpers, but some companies say a newer, cheaper and more secure way of buying tickets is taking off. Lower Manhattan-based startup Blockparty is a ticketing company that’s utilizing something called blockchain. It involves associating a concert ticket with the unique features of your face.

Source: Blockchain Technology Makes Buying Concert Tickets Cheaper, And May End Robots Buying In Bulk

Blockchain Company Breaker Nabs Rights to ‘Bad Banks’

Breaker, the blockchain-enabled entertainment platform, is getting into the television game. The company has added six-part miniseries “Bad Banks” to its library of film and music titles. The series is directed by Christian Schwochow, who previously oversaw episodes of “The Crown” and backed by Kino Lorber.

Source: Blockchain Company Breaker Nabs Rights to ‘Bad Banks’

How Piano built a propensity paywall for publishers — and what it’s learned so far

Since launching the propensity paywall in June, Piano has witnessed it in action for two clients: one saw a 20 percent increase in its paid conversion rate and the second saw a 75 percent increase in visitors converting to subscribers. Now it’s in place for five clients across eight sites.

Source: How Piano built a propensity paywall for publishers — and what it’s learned so far

Cryptokitties Founders Bring First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Game to NBA Basketball Fans

Dapper Labs, the leading consumer blockchain company and creator of CryptoKitties has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA)\ and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) on NBA Top Shot, a new digital platform for basketball fans to collect, trade, and own some of the greatest moments in league history on blockchain.

Source: Cryptokitties Founders Bring First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Game to NBA Basketball Fans

Boomy Talks AI Music

Boomy is eight months old as a company, and launched its system in private beta in March. Since then, people have used it to create more than 110,000 songs. The site is free to use, but offers an $8.99-a-month subscription for people who want to save and download as many songs as they like, but also to collect them into ‘albums’ – and even release those albums on streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora.

Source: Boomy Talks AI Music

Artists group urges crackdown on Big Tech

A trade group representing musicians and other content creators wants Congress to take in their perspectives as it investigates the effects of large tech companies’ market power. The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) sent a letter on Wednesday to lawmakers leading an antitrust probe into Silicon Valley’s giants, raising concerns about how large internet platforms impact the music business.

Source: Artists group urges crackdown on Big Tech

Artrendex’s ArtPI Uses Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Art Discovery 

Artrendex’s ArtPI is a new interface or API driven by artificial intelligence that’s poised to transform the way art gets discovered, displayed, and sold. It promises to transform art discovery the way Shazam transformed music discovery. It detects features and patterns using overarching visual style characteristics based in art theory and history.

Source: Artrendex’s ArtPI Uses Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Art Discovery | Analytics Insight

AI in the music industry is nothing to be scared of – it’s a step towards an exciting new future.

Artificial intelligence is now moving beyond technical and mundane tasks and entering the world of art. Big questions concerning the nature of talent, genius and inspiration still remain unanswered – and the same applies to the dispute of what makes music human. While we witness AI penetrating the art of composing, writing songs, and signing contracts with labels, its role remains undefined.

Source: AI in the music industry is nothing to be scared of – it’s a step towards an exciting new future.

A Dive into the Gaming Industry with Blockchain

Many early blockchain games are likely to suffer from restricted gameplay for the conventional computer systems. However, with the elevated understanding of digital ledger technology, the developers are gaining a better grip on the performances of the games. Furthermore, large game creators have already started to utilize the possibilities of blockchain games.

Source: A Dive into the Gaming Industry with Blockchain

Blockchain in Media and Entertainment: The Future Calls

Despite its relative infancy, several foundational solutions and use cases are starting to showcase blockchain’s immediate potential and pique the interest of media organizations. One such example is blockchain’s role in verifying the provenance and pedigree of assets to enable collaboration across the industry.

Source: Blockchain in Media and Entertainment: The Future Calls

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