RadioandMusic
| 16 Jul 2019
International Radio Festival leads the way with Blockchain for radio

MUMBAI: The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio FestivalÆs Audio Conference in Malta. The ground-breaking session will lead the way in exploring how blockchain can benefit the radio industry.

Led by Cliff Fluet, a digital lawyer from London-based law firm Lewis Silkin, who advises clients on music-based content, branded entertainment and rights issues, who will explain what Blockchain is, and what it might mean for audio and other creative businesses.

He says the potential impact of Blockchain is "staking a claim as being the most talked-about disruptor."

Fluet will look at how it can directly facilitate consumer sales and peer-to-peer transmission; allow a producer or musician to be able to track, tokenise and monetise their works including recordings, artwork, publishing and merchandise; and help ensure the protection of intellectual property.

The Audio Conference on 1 November is just one part of the ninth edition of the International Radio Festival, taking place in Valletta, Malta û the European Capital of Culture 2018 û from 29 October to 4 November 2018.

Other speakers at the Audio Conference include composer and producer David Lowe, who will be discussing his work on branding and idents around the world, including the BBC News theme. How the radio and audio sector is reinventing itself will be explored with Xanthe Fuller, MixcloudÆs Head of Community, Nicky Birch from BBC Research & Development, and Scott Cohen, the co-founder of digital distribution pioneer The Orchard. The Orchard is the worldÆs leading distributor of music, film and video with operations is 30 global territories.

The day will close with legendary record producer and artist Martyn Ware in conversation with presenter and DJ, Carly Wilford. HeÆll talk about his career, from founding the Human League in 1978, to his current work with unique 3DAudioScape immersive sound technology û including a demonstration in the setting of MaltaÆs historic Mediterranean Conference Centre.

The Malta edition of the International Radio FestivalÆs B2B Forum will be held at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1 November 2018, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.