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July 28, 2016

The Inaugural RightsTech Summit: Forward-Thinking Optimism, With Few Music Publishers In Sight

Forbes reports “Dozens of technology, law and music professionals gathered at the Japan Society in New York on Tuesday for the inaugural RightsTech Summit, determined to brainstorm how partnerships between tech companies and content creators could drive smarter rights management and monetization. The resulting debates were notable as much for their innovation and optimism as for who was absent.

During his keynote, Benji Rogers, Chief Strategy Officer at PledgeMusic and founder of the Dot Blockchain Music Project, asked the music publishers in the audience to raise their hands. Only a few people budged—which alluded to a larger, more urgent question raised throughout the summit: how can we build these new technologies if publishers see no incentive in taking part?Read More