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International Radio Festival leads the way with Blockchain for radio

The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in Malta. The ground-breaking session will lead the way in the 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 1st November is just one part of the ninth edition of the International Radio Festival, taking place in Valletta, Malta – the European Capital of Culture 2018 – from 29th October to 4th November.

Other speakers at the Audio Conference include composer and producer David Lowe 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, Mixcloud’s 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 world’s 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. He’ll talk about his career, from founding the Human League in 1978, to his current work with unique 3DAudioScape immersive sound technology – including a demonstration in the setting of Malta’s historic Mediterranean Conference Centre.

The Malta edition of the International Radio Festival’s B2B Forum takes place at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1st November, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.

 What the industry says:
“A gathering of an amazingly diverse and fascinating group of people with one thing in common: a love of radio. The most diverse radio gathering I’ve ever been to!”
Rusty Hodge, SOMA FM, San Francisco, USA www.somafm.com

The International Radio Festival
The International Radio Festival (IRF) is all about Music Radio Content. The IRF was founded in 2010 to specifically celebrate radio’s on-air influencers and their production teams who command the trust and loyal “ear” of billions of listeners around the globe, and is unique in that the conference format offers invited radio stations the opportunity to showcase their chosen programme formats to attendees whilst simultaneously broadcasting said programmes live-on-air from the conference back to their home audiences, thus reaching millions of global listeners and making the IRF the largest media event of its kind. www.internationalradiofestival.com

Malta Tourism Authority
With superbly sunny weather, fantastic Mediterranean food, a thriving nightlife and events calendar and 5,000 years of intriguing history, the Maltese archipelago attracts visitors from all around the world all year long. The island country has a plenitude of exciting landscapes, sport activities, historical spots, events, family entertainment programmes, restaurants, and much more to discover and to be cherished. The Malta Tourist Authority helps you to make your visit truly unforgettable – for pleasure or for business. www.visitmalta.com

NOTES TO EDITORS:

For more information please contact:
UK & Europe: Nikki McNeill, Global Publicity, nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

View and Download photos from past events here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internationalradiofestival/albums

 

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