Soundblock makes Blockchain Reporting, Collaborative Storage, Digital Wallet Management and NFT Integration easy.
We are the digital safe deposit box for your most valuable data and media assets.
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What if you never had to trust a booking agent, manager, record label, publisher, performance rights organization or government agency to administer your digital music and merchandise sales reporting and payments ever again?
Soundblock smartly distributes your music and merchandise to the most relevant platforms and on-demand storefronts while every audio stream, file download, and t-shirt sale is documented forever on the blockchain.
Our secure solution allows you to audit, track and protect your most valuable data and digital assets.
Soundblock encodes and delivers music to Apple Music, Pandora, Arena Music & Spotify and manages the merchandise sales and reporting for online and brick & mortar storefronts through services like Brand Boom, Bandcamp, Amazon and Arena Store.
Pay writers, performers, managers, investors and lawyers automatically for every audio stream, file download and on-demand T-shirt sale. Everyone who has ownership in the project can access the same reports and transaction receipts with their own login.
Keep 100% of your music royalties and on-demand merchandise sales revenue, view real-time sales reports and store audio production files, graphic design files, video editing files and audio masters on a secure blockchain ledger and file exchange.
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 .wav files, album artwork, merchandise design files, audio stems, video edits, song lyrics- and any other digital asset you want to securely store and share with anyone in the world.
SoundBlock creates the digital contract and administers the NFT's, digital wallets and secure logins for anyone you invite to share in the project's ownership. Each project can have its own contract with different owners.
Distribute your singles, EP's and full albums for immediate placement on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and let Soundblock develop your on-demand merchandise storefront on Shopify.
Music and merchandise listings are active on most platforms within 24 hours. Streams and download sales from traditional platforms report monthly while blockchain platforms and on-demand merchandise storefronts can report daily.
When streams and sales are recorded on the Blockchain, payment can be requested by ACH, PayPal, Zelle, Venmo, or converted to Cherut Coin. Payments automatically transfer once monthly for accounts with $10 or more in earnings.
Need help setting up NFT's and digital wallets? ARENX is the NFT marketplace and a self-custodial digital wallet Soundblock and Arena Music use to facilitate music, video and image transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. Music Royalties and merchandise sales are paid in Cherut Coin (RAH) and can be converted through all major exchanges.
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:
Soundblock is the hub of a new artist controlled ecosystem that operates independently of everything that is the commercial music industry. With web3, we've created an immutable and transparent connection between creators and consumers that eliminates the administrative need for publishers, record labels, performance rights organizations and government agencies while creating opportunities for content owners to finance the creation of their art and music by selling future ownership in music and merchandise royalties in the form of NFTs.
Soundblock makes the management of physical and digital sales transactions, reporting, and multi-party royalty payments easy with a realtime and transparent Blockchain ledger.
Store a record of every transaction, file download, and payment receipt on a blockchain ledger. These records can never be deleted or changed by anyone ever.
All owners of a project receive reports and payouts simultaneously when digital platform and on-demand storefront sales are recorded to the ledger. This establishes transparency and trust.
Collaborate and share digital assets and production files with anyone, anywhere, confidently and securely with digital contracts that require the approval of all users for any action or use.
Soundblock uses an end-to-end impenetrable storage vault to protect your files, data, documents and contracts across the entire Soundblock, ARENX and Arena Music network.
Make your blockchain ledger public or exclusively manage access to transactions and user actions privately within your internal network. This is ideal for managing multi-project contracts.
The Soundblock API can connect your blockchain ledger to any physical or digital commerce platform. Enterprise accounts can white label the service for stand alone or branded use.
One single account owner creates, manages and approves each individual digital contract and can set the ownership level for all parties for any individual project.
Strategic partnerships with Amazon, Google and Oracle make it possible to reduce risk through a distributed network. Your digital files, NFT's and digital wallets are secure on web3.
We smartly distribute your music and physical merchandise to the most popular music platforms and on-demand merchandise storefronts in the world; while every stream, download, and merchandise sale is documented on a private or public blockchain ledger forever.
Soundblock makes it possible for owners and investors to receive reports and automated payouts simultaneously whenever a transaction is recorded to the blockchain. We have created the most secure and transparent digital music aggregation service in the world. We are a platform where music and merchandise transactions and other digital assets are securely created, shared, stored and documented. This makes auditing, reporting, collaborative storage, digital wallet management and NFT integration easy.
The blockchain was created in 2008 as the public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The technology manages secure transactions that are recorded to the blockchain using a decentralized ledger. Smart Contracts manage digital currency conversions and payments for all parties who have ownership in digital assets which reduce the need for intermediators, arbitrators or other enforcement agencies, allowing an unlimited number of parties who may or may not even know each other, to work together transparently.
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 in a trust-less environment.
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 those who share 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
All of the web2 music platforms and services we distribute audio content to are not blockchain compatible. In order to develop an end-to-end solution for traditional platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and TikTok, Soundblock runs on the AWS Quantum LedgerLDB) and Amazon’s Managed Blockchain for Ethereum to interact with blockchain based services like the ARENX NFT exchange and Arena Music.
This makes it possible for Soundblock to deploy proprietary API’s for third party music and merchandise platforms to integrate individual and decentralized reports and payment into a blockchain ledger. What Is Decentralized Storage? | Binance Academy
Amazon QLDB is not a blockchain or a distributed ledger. QLDB stores data and files in an immutable database using cryptographic verification that works in conjunction with a blockchain transaction ledger. Cryptography refers to the science of writing or solving codes. Encryption, the application of cryptography, is the process of converting plain text references into a cipher, which can’t be figured out without a key. Think of the phone number (more specifically, the unique serial number found on every SIM card) as the key used to unlock references of the encrypted data or files recorded to the ledger. Every transaction, file upload, change, report, file download, payment and file deletion has a unique identifier, we call a blockchain record that references files stored in a database.
All singles, EPS and full albums released through Soundblock will be assigned free UPC and IRSC codes. If you have your own UPC or ISRC prefix, we can automatically generate a series of identifiers for each release.
You keep 100% of all net digital royalties and physical merchandise sales.
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. Blockchain Reporting and Blockchain Collaboration accounts receive a dedicated account rep who can be contacted by phone.
Yes, Soundblock supports the creation of Polygon NFT’s and the Polygon NFT ecosystem. Once audio and image print files are uploaded, Soundblock distributes the digital assets to the ARENX exchange where both NFTs and digital wallets are minted and created.
Soundblock is decentralized by using various internal blockchain API’s to distribute data to immutable encrypted data centers, while retaining the original blockchain key. This allows for secure control of data without sacrificing the stability and scalability of centralized assets.
Gas and other transaction fees don’t originate within Soundblock but are managed by the ARNEX exchange which has been built on Polygon and incorporates Polygon’s fee structure. The cost you pay for a transaction on the Polygon PoS network is two-fold. First, there is the base fee, which is burned (destroyed). Second is the inclusion fee, or tip, which is paid to network validators. Both of these fees are influenced by market forces, meaning the cost goes up when the network is congested. The total cost for a transaction also depends on its complexity. https://support.bitcoin.com/en/articles/6533488-polygon-fees
The Soundblock Ledger is a public, trustless, and immutable ledger. Everyone who has signed the digital contract has access to view the data that is reported by Soundblock. In some cases, only specific owners/administrators can change files in the system. Even so, this change in data will be reported as an additional block chain record.
Soundblock creates a web2 on-demand merchandise storefront for artists to facilitate direct to consumer sales. Merchandise transactions that are generated at live shows or on location will be recorded to the blockchain ledger as long as the order and payment are processed through a tablet using Soundblock’s API.
Soundblock supports the two types of NFT’s generated by ARENX: Structural NFTs, shares owned by content creators and Energy NFTs, shares purchased by fans and investors. Soundblock also supports the ecosystem’s payment coin, CHERUT (RAH) and the credits created by Arena Music, Musicoin (MUSIC). While Soundblock records the use, transactions and payouts for all the digital assets it manages, Soundblock itself will not accept any currency outside of USD to pay for Music/Asset Distribution and blockchain services.
Soundblock does not require artist clients to set up a digital wallet to issue payments for royalties generated through web2 music or on-demand merchandise storefronts; However, an ARENX wallet will be mandatory if the content owner wants to sell their digital assets as an NFT. ARENX is the subsidiary tasked with wallet issuance for the entire system. An additional wallet doesn’t need to be created if the user is already in the ARENX wallet system. External third-party wallets and their corresponding networks will not be recognized as a suitable replacement for an ARENX wallet. Users may be issued additional wallets associated with new content/artists/products produced by the system.
The Blockchain’s audit trail feature can add value in detecting and preventing fraud. The transparent record of all transactions is stored in the immutable ledger, making it quick and easy to trace the origin of a transaction. Accordingly, it helps identify fraudulent activities and prevent future occurrences of fraud.
Blockchain is a distributed digital ledger where data is recorded. All allowed members/owners can monitor the data and the transactions in network and can share between computers. The management and authorization of data are carried out transparently. In the network, authorized people from different departments such as supply chain management or sales can access and control current and previous data. This enables any authorized team member to detect faulty or suspicious transactions without needing a central authority. Blockchain in fraud detection prevents possible human mistakes and wastes of time.
Once a transaction or data has been recorded in a chain, this data cannot be changed. Also, before adding the data to the chain, all people in the network need to verify the data and each block added to the chain receives a timestamp. Then, after the entry process, the place where the assets come from and the process they go through are determined.
Blockchain networks can be established based on a request for permission. This means that not everyone can access the data.
The Soundblock platform is patent pending.
Soundblock is neither owned or financed by any major label or it’s affiliates.
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.
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.”
Now there are options with web3 and the scale and depth that artists can engage with their fans has opened an entirely new lane of entrepreneurship.”
With NFTs, artis have the ability to build leverage so they can go to the label and say, “I’ve made this amount of money. Now, what can you really offer me?”
so WHEN the project succeeds, the creators of the project sees the benefit and the actual audience themselves also share in that benefit.”
They’re going to have to sit at the table and understand that their catalogs are better served on the blockchain than sitting in the safe collecting cobwebs.”
This has given committed independent artists like myself more freedom and choice in how we approach our art and our careers and how we capture value for the music we create.”
Starting as of this moment, we’re in the beginning of the process of the economics of the music industry shifting aggressively. And the people that are going to be the big winners are the human beings that come up with the music, and the human beings that support that music.”