Tag: music

How the Music Industry Can Benefit from Blockchain Technology

The music industry has been in a state of turmoil for some time now. Album sales are reaching an all-time low with a mere 32 million sold in 2018, Looking to interrupt this stranglehold is blockchain. The act of decentralization, tracking content with trusted immutable ledger—along with smart contracts for automatic payments—may be the key to freeing the music industry. The Music Industry Monopoly The music industry’s reputation for being …
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Can an AI Program Be a Musician?

Computers and artificial intelligence are advancing at an exponential rate. New applications and uses for these technologies are announced daily, and there does not seem to be an end in sight to their capabilities. Even in areas such as the arts, computers are making an impact. In fact, the next catchy tune you hear on the radio may not have been written fully by a human. Computers might be able to …
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Viberate Is the Music Marketplace of the Future

More and more people these days want to get paid for their work in cryptocurrencies. While individuals can and do use payroll services to accomplish this, some would prefer to be paid directly in cryptocurrency without the need for a middleman. Pulling this off as a musician or live performer used to be somewhat difficult, but Viberate is looking to change that. The Music Marketplace of the Future Everyone is trying to be the …
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Resurrection Ransomware Plays Music While Displaying Ransom Note

There are quite a few different types of ransomware making the rounds right now. Most of these malicious software types will mainly focus on extorting victims for a Bitcoin payment. However, some types of malware give us a good laugh as well. Resurrection-ransomware is quite amusing, as it plays some music in the background while the ransom note is displayed on the screen. Luckily, users can easily decrypt this malware …
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