After the successful Ethereum crowdfunding campaign, musician and web developer Peter Harris saw a path to creating a fair, decentralized music streaming platform. Out of that Resonate was born. Peter joined us to discuss why the dysfunctional structure of the music industry results in a bad deal for musicians and why a decentralized platform supported by blockchain technology and run as a cooperative represents a better way forward.

Topics discussed in this episode:
– How technology changed the ability of musician’s to make money
– Why streaming platforms don’t compensate musicians fairly
– The story of how Peter came to found resonate
– Why Stream-to-Own is a better way to compensate artists
– Why Resonate chose to build on BigchainDB
– The benefits of the cooperative structure for decentralized platforms
– The Resonate crowd-owning campaign

Links mentioned in this episode:
– Resonate Website: https://resonate.is/
– Resonate Crowd-Owning Campaign: https://seedbloom.it/projects/resonate
– Resonate – Stream-to-Own: https://resonate.is/stream-to-own/
– Resonate – Building a Blockchain Database: https://resonate.is/building-a-blockc…
– Epicenter 126: Trent McConaghy on BigchainDB: https://epicenter.tv/episode/126/
– COALA IP: https://www.coalaip.org/

 

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