Sep 21, 2016

Milt Capps


The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and BTC Media Announce Distributed: Music

Nashville, TN, (September 20, 2016) - The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) joins Nashville-based BTC Media, to announce Distributed: Music (The Blockchain Sessions).  The sessions bring together blockchain and music industry thought leaders to explore potential applications and opportunities for the technology.

“Blockchain technology opens a new world of possibilities for music industry and the tech entrepreneurs exploring innovative solutions to the industry’s challenges,” states Heather McBee, the EC’s VP of Accelerator Programming, “We’re excited to partner with BTC Media to further the Nashville music community’s understanding of the blockchain and its applications.

BTC Media CTO Tyler Evans said, “The music industry today has an enormous opportunity to become a global leader in exploring and integrating blockchain technology. Blockchains have the potential to reduce friction and cost in managing intellectual property ownership, licensing rights and royalty payments.”

Distributed: Music registration is now open at  The event runs October 4, 2016, 12p-2p at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.  Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

Distributed: Music (The Blockchain Sessions) will feature:

-- David Hughes, the CTO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) based in Washington, D.C., who spent more than a decade in pivotal strategy, technology, policy advocacy and related roles for Sony Corporation in New York and Japan, and with Sony Music Entertainment.

-- Todd Alexander, the Dallas-based founder of eVue Digital Labs and creator of methods and resources for IoT, distributed networks, machine learning and AI contexts, enabling companies to measure, manage and predict trust within information-exchange processes.

-- Benjamin Bailer, the Munich-based president of Bailer Music Publishing (Munich, London, Nashville), which maintains a worldwide network of publishers.

-- Marcus O’Dair, the London-based journalist, author, broadcaster, performer and session musician, who also convenes a research group on Blockchain for Creative Industries at Middlesex University, in London.

-- Tim Dubois, an award-winning songwriter and former executive at ASCAP who also taught at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. He has served on the boards of the CMA, Academy of Country Music, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

-- Tim Smith, the Nashville-based founder and CEO of MyWerx, an IP based meta management platform which connects creators and business owners of intellectual properties like songs, sound recordings, photos, software and videos.

“We are excited and honored to support the evolution of blockchain adoption in the music industry at the Distributed: Music discussion,” said Todd Alexander, managing partner at eVue Digital Labs. “This forum is providing an innovative approach for enabling unique and diverse partnerships needed to pragmatically realize revolutionary applications for enterprise-grade blockchain technology.”

About BTC Media:

BTC Media is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and produces informational, educational and multimedia resources about the global blockchain and digital currency industries. BTC Media publishes DistributedBitcoin Magazine and yBitcoin.

About the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC):

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 public-private partnership, was founded in 2010 as an initiative of the Nashville business community with a vision to become the best place in America for entrepreneurship. The EC’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs with the critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses.  The EC community includes over 450 alumni and more than 750 members.  The Center’s advisor program connects entrepreneurs to over 250 mentors, service providers and industry experts.  Core programming includes community events, entrepreneur education and tech focused industry-immersion accelerator programs in healthcare (Project Healthcare) and music (Project Music).

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