Rob Arcand talks about blockchain and how it might be able to help independent musicians.
If you’re organizing, thinking about a protest album, or working on art critical of your government then encryption matters to you, as do privacy and safety.
In the Middle East in particular, acts of violence and occupation limit the growth of society. Regardless of whether a powerful voice is silenced by censorship, prison, or even death, the end result is the same in that the more powerful take away the voices of the less powerful.
Open brings collective strength and moves functionality from closed systems into spaces that everyone can use, shape, and embrace.
But like all new tech the potential for discovery and access is mind-blowing, and beyond good and evil. The fact is the sample group of kids I have access to are as likely to know as much about obscure '60s garage punk stuff, or classic hip hop, or 'classic' punk rock, and that's extremely fucking cool.
If that’s how you’re listening to music—you’re only ripping yourself off.