5 companies using blockchain for content management

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Linius

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Linius 

indexes a digital media file, it builds an index which is, in essence, a ledger. It contains file type, aspect ratio, pixel dimensions and locations for the audio and video samples. The Melbourne-based company has developed a disruptive video technology that converts cumbersome, legacy videos into interactive, virtual videos.

The four markets that Linius is aiming to initially focus on are as follows:

Personalised advertising on Cable TV and Internet streaming video – Linius developed this capability with commercialisation partner Digisoft in 2016. The TV advertising market was worth over US$70 billion in 2016, in the U.S. alone.

Piracy and Media Security –  The Media Security division is focussed on reducing global piracy and securing revenues for content owners.

Search – The Search division utilises Linius’ technology to enhance search returns, stitching video together to provide much better search results to deliver greater monetisation opportunities for search engine providers.

Security Service Applications – This division provides capability that dramatically increases response times for government agencies and corporations tasked with surveillance and threat management.

They  call these indexes ‘virtual content files’, as the sound and picture information does not reside inside the file as it does with a normal digital video file. Instead, this information resides in a file on another network node, linked to it from the virtual file.

Verizon
Verizon has submitted various patents on their blockchain products over the past three years, focusing on the development of passcode blockchain platforms utilized to maintain a sequence of passcodes corresponding to a particular piece of digital content or set of data.

A passcode blockchain is a decentralized platform designed specifically for data-driven companies like Verizon to deal with sensitive data that are leveraged to carry out core operations. A unique passcode or private key is designated to a user which is used to move data in the peer-to-peer network.

SingularDTV
SingularDTV is building a decentralized entertainment industry on Ethereum with its blockchain entertainment studio, rights management platform and TVOD brand and portal. SingularDTV is constructing the world’s first transparent database of rights and rights owners for film and television, as well as the automation of revenue and royalty payments using smart contracts and Ethereum’s blockchain. SingularDTV will address today’s lack of transparency and fundamentally change the prominence of creative accounting in the entertainment industry, with a particular focus on benefiting independent productions. The rights management platform will empower creators by giving them back control over their creative output.

 


21Million
An open, transparent media production company that sits on the Ethereum Blockchain. • A crowdfund platform for financing Film and TV content and a global consumer marketing strategy for the open management of copyright ownership. An opensource Hollywood. • “21Million” is the world’s first Blockchain Indy TV series using this model.

We are going to see a shift in how content is funded, how artists get paid for their content, their IP and how people as investors, fans and libertarians interact with the content creators and how money moves around the system.

Fans can interact with the artist’s content using smart contracts that define the terms of the deal and encourages others to consume the content.

With SingularDTV and 21Million, they provide a platform and a secure financial rail where content is purchased and the creator gets paid in minutes, rather than the many months if not years which happens today

Revelator

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Digital Intelligence Platform for recorded music and publishing professionals who want to grow their business.
Revelator raised $2.5 million this week by promising to efficiently track music rights and distribute royalties to rights owners. To do that, the startup is using blockchain — best known as the technology behind Bitcoin — to get money to musicians and managers more quickly.

3 companies, PeerTracks, Bittunes and Ujo Music, each claim their business model will liberate musicians from being under the thumbs of overbearing music labels and streaming services.

Peertracks, strives to use the blockchain technology to develop an artist equity trading system. PeerTracks is a one stop music platform that sits on top of the MUSE Blockchain. This offers users the ability to download any songs and playlists for offline use. PeerTracks allows users to download any song or album from the PeerTracks catalogue.

Bittunes,

strives to create an independent music market. Bittunes is a monetized distribution platform for digital music. Bittunes effectively creates a merit based competitive marketplace for Independent Music. This allows Artists to self-publish independent from outdated music industry and legacy financial systems. As each sale occurs the Artist receives their payment instantly, and a selection of previous buyers of that track also share micro earnings.. instantly, anywhere in the world.

Ujo Music,

seeks to design a system to fix global royalty distribution and licensing problems faced by the industry. New blockchain-based shared infrastructure for the creative industries. Started with a prototype of Imogen Heap’s Tiny Human, working hard at a new version, uses blockchain technology to create a transparent and decentralised database of rights and rights owners and automates royalty payments using smart contracts and cryptocurrency

These entrepreneurs believe that in the future when an artist creates a song it will be stored on the blockchain with its own unique ID, just like bitcoin is today.