Upload and Sell Your Music & Merchandise Online through the Blockchain.

Or Choose Unlimited Distribution to Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora & More - FREE For Life!

Soundblock makes Blockchain Reporting, Collaborative Storage, Instant Copyrights, NFT Management, and Smart Contract Security easy.

We are the digital safe deposit box for your most valuable data and assets.

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SELL YOUR MUSIC & MERCHANDISE:

What is Soundblock?

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.

Soundblock encodes and delivers your music to Apple Music, Pandora, Arena, Spotify and more.

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.

NOW YOU CAN DISTRIBUTE AN UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF ALBUMS & SINGLE TRACKS Through The Blockchain for Less Than $250 – YEARLY!

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.

BLOCKCHAIN REPORTING

  • Single, EP, Ringtone, Full Album
  • $24.99 yearly per project
  • 100% Net Royalty Payout (digital streams + physical sales)
  • Smart Contract Security (5 Master User Account / $1.99 monthly per each additional user account)
  • Dedicated Blockchain
  • Digital Wallet Management
  • Automated Payment Splits
  • Placement on 40+ of the worlds most relevant digital services
  • On-demand Merchandise Support
  • Real-time Blockchain Reporting / Daily Payments
  • Free ISRC & UPC Codes
  • Same Day Delivery/ Instant Placement
  • Spotify Verified Checkmark
  • Daily Trend Reports for Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music
  • 250GB of Blockdrive Storage ($1.99 per each additional GB)
  • 50GB of Data Transfer ($0.99 per each additional GB)

BLOCKCHAIN COLLABORATION

  • Unlimited Singles, EP’s, Ringtones, Full Albums
  • $249.99 yearly
  • 100% Net Royalty Payout (digital streams + physical sales)
  • Smart Contract Security (30 User Accounts / $1.99 monthly per each additional user account)
  • Dedicated Blockchain
  • Digital Wallet Management
  • Automated Payment Splits
  • Placement on 40+ of the worlds most relevant digital services
  • On-demand Merchandise Support
  • Real-time Blockchain Reporting / Daily Payments
  • Free ISRC & UPC Codes
  • Same Day Delivery/ Instant Placement
  • Spotify Verified Checkmark
  • Daily Trend Reports for Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music
  • 3 Terabytes of Blockdrive Storage ($1.99 per each additional GB)
  • 500GB of Data Transfer ($0.95 per each additional GB)

BLOCKCHAIN ENTERPRISE

  • Unlimited Singles, EP’s, Ringtones, Full Albums
  • $599.99 yearly
  • 100% Net Royalty Payout (digital streams + physical sales)
  • Smart Contract Security (50 User Accounts / $1.99 monthly per each additional user account)
  • Dedicated Blockchain
  • Digital Wallet Management
  • Automated Payment Splits
  • Placement on 40+ of the worlds most relevant digital services
  • On-demand Merchandise Support
  • Real-time Blockchain Reporting / Daily Payments
  • Free ISRC & UPC Codes
  • Same Day Delivery/ Instant Placement
  • Spotify Verified Checkmark
  • Daily Trend Reports for Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music
  • Unlimited Blockdrive Storage
  • 1 Terabyte of Data Transfer ($0.90 per each additional GB)

 

SIMPLE DISTRIBUTION

  • Unlimited Singles, EP’s, Ringtones, Full Albums
  • 100% Free. No Hidden Fees – For Life
  • 100% Net Royalty Payout (digital streams + physical sales)
  • Requires Free On-Demand Merch set up with Arena Merchandising 
  • Placement on 40+ of the worlds most relevant digital services
  • Standard Monthly Reporting / Payments
  • Free ISRC & UPC Codes
  • 50GB of Blockdrive Storage ($1.99 per each additional GB)
  • 5GB of Data Transfer ($1.99 per each additional GB)

SOUNDBLOCK LABEL SUPPORT

  • $100,000 Artist Development Loan
  • Payback $125,000
  • Keep 100% of all Digital & Physical Sales Royalties 
  • Includes Full Tour & Merchandising Support
  • Loan applications are accepted by invitation only

Getting Started is Simple

1

Create a free account and upload your album artwork, merchandise print files, .wav files, audio stems, video edits

2

SoundBlock creates the Smart Contract and digital wallets for your entire organization

3

Distribute your content for immediate placement on Spotify, Arena, Pandora, Apple Music and more

4

All account holders can retrieve realtime reports for streams, downloads and merchandise sales through the blockchain

5

Distribute payments to managers, writers, record labels, publishers, producers, agents & performers instantly

6

Receive royalty payments in Bitcoin, Musicoin, Ethereum, PayPal, Wire, Check or ACH

Upload your music to Apple, Pandora, Youtube and Spotify. Manage your merchandise sales through Amazon, Arena and Bandcamp.

WHY BLOCKCHAIN MUSIC

Berklee rethink and blockchain dreams

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:

  • Who owns what is frequently not traceable at all. “20-50 percent of music payments don’t make it to their rightful owners.” Music collection societies tried to create a Global Repertoire Database in the early 2010s, but scrapped the idea in 2014, as nobody wanted to create a new central octopus.
  • Existing industry money flows are an unbelievably complicated mess that’s barely understood by most participants.
  • Middlemen take money without any reasonable present-day justification.
  • Record and publishing companies deliberately obscure what they owe and who they owe it to, and pay very slowly.
  • Streaming doesn’t pay nearly as well as CDs used to. (That last problem is not like the others, but keeps being spoken of like it is.)
  1. David Gerard: Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts “Why you can’t put the music industry on the blockchain”. Hypebot 31 August 2017
  2. Fair Music: Transparency and Payment Flows in the Music Industry”. Rethink Music, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, July 2015.
  3. Chris Cooke. “PRS confirms Global Repertoire Database ‘cannot’ move forward, pledges to find ‘alternative ways’”. Complete Music Update, 10 July 2014.
  4. e.g., Andy Edwards. “The UK music industry tried to agree a ‘transparency code’ for streaming royalties. It collapsed – here’s why”. Music Business Worldwide, 26 February 2017

Soundblock makes it possible to share and sell your content with anyone anywhere at anytime, free of headache and worry.

Protools Sessions

Mastered Audio Files

Copyright Registration

Publishing Registration

Song Lyrics

Video Edits

Original Artwork

ZIP Compressed Files

With one click copyright, distribute, track and audit your physical and digital assets and royalties worldwide.

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.

Soundblock Integrity

Immutable Ledger

Store records of every transaction and payment that can never be deleted or changed by anyone ever.

Instant Settlement

Receive payments instantly when third-party merchandise and music transactions are reported in BitCoin, PayPal, check or wire.

Secure Multi-Signature Accounts

Work with anyone, anywhere, confidently with smart contracts that require the approval of all users.

Full-Stack Cryptographic Security

An end-to-end impenetrable storage vault protects your files, data and documents across the entire Soundblock network.

Transaction Privacy

Make your blockchain visible to the world or exclusively manage access between your internal network.

API Integration

The Soundblock API allows you to instantly connect your blockchain to any physical or digital commerce platform.

Network Permission Access

One single account owner creates, manages and approves each individual smart contract.

Credibility & Confidence

Strategic partnerships with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle reduce risk through distributed network nodes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  • Simple Distribution:
      • FREE for unlimited single, EP, album and ringtone distribution
      • $1.99 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first 5GB
      • $1.99 per each additional GB of data storage after the first 50 GB
  • Blockchain Reporting:
      • $24.99 per each individual single, EP, Album, Video release, per year
      • $1.99 per each additional GB of block drive storage after the first 250 GB
      • $0.99 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first 50 GB
      • $1.99 per each additional user account (includes 1 user account)
  • Blockchain Collaboration
      • $249.99 yearly for unlimited single, EP, Album, Video releases
      • $1.99 per each additional GB of Block Drive storage after the first 3 Terabytes
      • $0.95 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first 500 GB
      • $1.99 per each additional user account (includes 5 user accounts)
  • Blockchain Enterprise:
    • $599.99 yearly for unlimited single, EP, Album, Video releases
    • Unlimited Block Drive Storage
    • $0.90 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first Terabyte
    • $1.99 per each additional user account (includes 10 user accounts)

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:

Txt files
CSV files
XLS files
DOC files
PDF files
Image files (JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP)
Zip Compressed files
.ai
.psd
.ptx
.prproj
.LOGIC
.MOV
.MP3
.MP4
.Wav

Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other third party platform sales are reported 30 days from the last day of the release month. The first payment for third party reported sales is distributed 30 days after reports are published. Traditional music platform payments are always paid in 30 day arrears. Example. You will be paid at the end of December for sales that were reported at the end of October.
For on-demand merchandise sold through Amazon, Bandcamp, Arena, Etsy, Shopify & more, payments are automatically distributed 2 days after each confirmed transaction.
Soundblock does not have a payment threshold. If there is a $1.00 or more in your account, you can request payment in whatever form you want although processing fees for wires, PayPal payments, checks or ACH should be considered.

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.

  • Distribution to 40+ of the world’s most relevant digital platforms and physical store fronts
  • ISRC & UPC codes for all tracks and albums
  • Technical support is included for production customers.

You keep 100% of all net digital royalties and physical merchandise sales.

Soundblock charges the following per user:

Simple Distribution:

  • $0.99 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first 5GB

Blockchain Reporting:

  • $24.99 per each individual single, EP, Album, Video release
  • $1.99 per each additional GB of block drive storage after the first 250 GB
  • $0.99 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first 50 GB
  • $1.99 per each additional user account (includes 1 user account)

Blockchain Collaboration:

  • $249.99 yearly for unlimited single, EP, Album, Video releases
  • $1.99 per each additional GB of Block Drive storage after the first 3 Terabytes
  • $0.95 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first 500 GB
  • $1.99 per each additional user account (includes 5 user accounts)

Blockchain Enterprise:

  • $599.99 yearly for unlimited single, EP, Album, Video releases
  • Unlimited Block Drive Storage
  • $0.90 per each additional GB of data transfer after the first Terabyte
  • $1.99 per each additional user account (includes 10 user accounts)

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.

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)

  • Data is stored on PCI and HIPPA compliant cloud systems (also FedRAMP certified)
  • Advanced Cryptography

"It's a disagreement that I've always had with Spotify…

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.”

- Lupe Fiasco

“It’s about trying to take away the power from top down and give power...

or at least a steering, to the artist who inherently wants to shape their own future,”

- Imogen Heap

"It's time for a major change in the music industry!

Blockchain developers, we need your help to empower artists worldwide.”

- Pitbull

Our Technology Partners