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We Hosted student software developers, musicians and visual artists from June 5-July 28 in Boston, MA. These 20 fellows explored the technical challenges of utilizing distributed ledgers and the Open Music Initiative API for:

  • Cataloging, attributing and distributing live DJ mixes
  • Commercializing mixtapes built from original material and back catalogs
  • Compensating musicians for visual works using their songs as data
  • Identifying individuals for their contributions to single tracks in new works
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The eight week Summer Lab was facilitated by globally renowned innovation and design firm, IDEO, and Berklee College of Music's BerkleeICE, and supported by sponsors Context Labs, Intel, the Inter-American Development Bank and TiVo. At the end of the summer, teams demo-ed new art works utilizing blockchain registration, shared evolved use cases and made recommendations for additional features to the Open Music Initiative API based upon their experience.


We'd like to thank the following companies for kindly sponsoring the Summer Lab: