Soundblock makes Blockchain Reporting, Collaborative Storage, and Smart Contract Security easy.
We are the digital safe deposit box for your most valuable data and assets.
Distribution to all third-party sites is by invitation only. Register to request a live demo.
What if you never had to trust a booking agent, manager, record label, publisher, performance rights organization or government agency to administer your digital and physical sales reporting and payments ever again?
Soundblock smartly distributes your music and merchandise to the most relevant platforms and storefronts while every stream, download, and t-shirt sale is documented forever on the blockchain.
Our solution allows you to audit, track and protect your most valuable data and assets.
(Please be advised that some features are not available during stages of active development)
Soundblock encodes and delivers your music to Apple Music, Pandora, Arena, Spotify and more (Some streaming platforms are not available during our live Beta).
Pay writers, performers, managers and lawyers instantly for every stream, download and T-shirt sale.
Keep 100% of your royalties, view real-time sales reports and store everything on your own secure blockchain.
Soundblock delivers your music to the world's most relevant streaming services and can manage your physical merchandise sales and reporting. Soundblock is the most transparent, secure, and cost effective music distribution platform on earth.
Create a free account and upload your album artwork, merchandise print files, .wav files, audio stems, video edits
SoundBlock creates the Smart Contract and digital wallets for your entire organization
Distribute your content for immediate placement on Spotify, Arena, Pandora, Apple Music and more
All account holders can retrieve realtime reports for streams, downloads and merchandise sales through the blockchain
Distribute payments to managers, writers, record labels, publishers, producers, agents & performers instantly
Receive royalty payments in Bitcoin, Musicoin, Ethereum, PayPal, Wire, Check or ACH (Not all payment methods are available during the Beta stage of development)
The blockchain hype went public in July 2015 with “Fair Music: Transparency and Payment Flows in the Music Industry,” a report from the Rethink Music initiative at the Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.
The problems it outlines are well-known and widely acknowledged:
Using smart contracts, Soundblock makes the management of physical or digital sales transaction reporting and multi-party royalty payments easy with a realtime and transparent ledger on the blockchain.
Store records of every transaction and payment that can never be deleted or changed by anyone ever.
Receive payments instantly when third-party merchandise and music transactions are reported in BitCoin, PayPal, check or wire.
Work with anyone, anywhere, confidently with smart contracts that require the approval of all users.
An end-to-end impenetrable storage vault protects your files, data and documents across the entire Soundblock network.
Make your blockchain visible to the world or exclusively manage access between your internal network.
The Soundblock API allows you to instantly connect your blockchain to any physical or digital commerce platform.
One single account owner creates, manages and approves each individual smart contract.
Strategic partnerships with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle reduce risk through distributed network nodes.
Soundblock is 21st Century rights management & administration for musicians and visual artists. We are a platform where music and merchandise transactions and other blockchain data are securely created, shared and stored.
We smartly distribute your music and physical merchandise to the most relevant platforms and storefronts worldwide while every stream, download, and merchandise sale is documented forever on a private or public blockchain. Each party listed on the Soundblock Smart Contract receives reports and payments from Soundblock automatically and instantly.
The blockchain was created in 2008 as the public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The technology manages secure transactions that are recorded to block chain ledgers using Smart Contracts which reduce the need for intermediators, arbitrators or other enforcement between an unlimited number of parties who may or may not even know each other.
In simpler terms, the blockchain and smart contracts make it possible for artists, lawyers, publishers, composers, managers, platforms and other parties to perform secure, documented transactions without having to trust or know one another.
Any form of use, or change to the digital asset is recorded permanently and forever on the blockchain as a “timestamped record” of the action. It can never be manipulated, erased ,modified or deleted without everyone who is a party to the smart contract or shares ownership in the asset being notified instantly and simultaneously.
The block chain transaction ID’s become a permanent historical record that is attached to the original asset forever.
In most cases, any production or master file type can be uploaded and stored in your Soundblock account. Some of the more common file types include but are not limited to:
Image files (JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP)
Zip Compressed files
Many of the platforms and services we work with are not blockchain compatible. In order to develop our end-to-end solution for traditional platforms, Soundblock Beta is currently running on AWS Quantum Ledge (QLDB) and Amazon’s Managed Blockchain for Ethereum.
This has made it possible for Soundblock to develop proprietary API’s that allow Soundblock to build and test the applications needed for third parties to integrate with our blockchain solution.
Amazon QLDB is not a blockchain or distributed ledger technology. On the other hand, QLDB is a ledger database purpose-built for customers who need to maintain a complete and verifiable history of data changes in an application that they own. Amazon QLDB offers history, immutability and verifiability combined with the familiarity, scalability and ease of use of a fully managed AWS database.
Amazon’s Managed Blockchain for Ethereum allows Soundblock to publish live transaction data to its public blockchain ledger using the Soundblock Smart Contract.
Yes, one can store any information in Soundblock, permission read/write/mining of data.
You keep 100% of all net digital royalties and physical merchandise sales.
Soundblock charges the following per user:
Yes, you may upgrade or cancel your subscription within the first 30 days of account activation. Users can easily be deleted from your account and you will only be billed for additional users in the current month.
We offer same day support by chat, email and ticket submission during normal business hours.
A blockchain is a digital ledger which is shared with a network of computers using advanced cryptography. Transaction records cannot be faked, counterfeited or double spent as networks of computers are keeping track of any movements of data simultaneously. Blockchain technology also uses tokenization which ensures that information within each transaction cannot be hacked. Data and records are thus securely stored in a blockchain. For example, if a server is down or data has been corrupted, the backup data is instantly available.
Soundblock uses blockchain technology where data is being kept in a digital ledger of transactions which can be shared with other networks of computers by using advances cryptography. Each transaction is under a logic of tokenisation, and only the sending and receiving parties can view the full details of data.
Also, Soundblock partners with the world’s leading DDOS Protection Service and Hosting Providers to minimize impact from DDOS attacks, as well as applying the most advanced firewall and intrusion alert applications to prevent and detect unauthorized activities.
Blockchain delivers security measures such as two-factor security setting, SMS (mobile device) password messaging and YubiKey’s two-factor authentication. By default, users will be notified of each successful login via e-mail and each transfer will need final confirmation via e-mail approval. Users will also be notified of any movements of digital assets via e-mail.
Immutable ledger system (once a record is written it cannot be deleted or modified)
they’re saying, you can never get rid of piracy; and that’s the reason we can charge .00000 nothing for a song and completely devalue music. Then you have blockchain technology coming around, and you say, ‘Ah, now we’re able to kind of reverse that process,’ when it comes to licensing music.”
or at least a steering, to the artist who inherently wants to shape their own future,”
Blockchain developers, we need your help to empower artists worldwide.”