Self-governing Audio
Exchange Protocol

what is emanate?

Sound from the source

We are building a music-technology platform for the blockchain era with artists, creativity and collaboration at the very centre; connecting all participants in the music ecosystem to drive transformational change for the industry. Artists will be able to collaborate over smart-contracts and monetise more of their creativity.

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mn8 ecosystem

Web and mobile app

The first product to market in 2018 will be the web app. Music producers can seal their work with ‘Smart Collaborations’ and publish their works on the platform. Music lovers will discover new music, create playlists and follow their favourite artists who will be paid for listening royalties.

MN8 audio exchange protocol

Emanate Live is built on the MN8 AEP, so new protocol releases will be realised as the platform evolves. Emanate will launch an open source API and SDK development program, allowing the entire music industry to access the ecosystem and leverage its power and interconnectedness.

Smart contract collaborations

Our blockchain smart collaboration layer will launch from day one of the Alpha release. Each time two artists share some audio, an agreement is executed on the blockchain. This is the backbone of the Emanate ecosystem which is used for royalty calculations and artist payments.

Mac and PC app for music producers

A Mac and PC application will allow streamline the music production workflow, leveraging files stored locally on your hard-drive, with IPFS-based Emanate samples. Each Emanate application can operate as a node on a studio computer, generating even more value for holders.

DAW plugins

Digital Audio Workstation plugins and integrations will be released which will bring Emanate sounds and collaborations directly into the DAW, removing file downloads completely. The journey from sound recording to full track release will now exist in a frictionless, Emanate based workflow.

Audio attribution engine

A series of audio-recognition algorithms will ensure only unique, high quality audio makes it to the platform. Another audio analysis process will look for copyright violation and Emanate will not only protect artists from fraud, but will also reward and incentivise musicians for the creation of unique music.


MN8 Digital Music Token is the cryptographic asset that will power the entire Emanate ecosystem. To raise funds for the project, a public token sale is being held which gives interested parties a chance to secure a holding of MN8 right at the beginning of our journey.

Sale phases

Token distribution will be completed in 2 phases:

  • Capped public pre-sale (20m MN8)
  • Main crowdsale (88m MN8)
Capped pre-sale

In Q2 2018, Emanate will review applications for a pre-sale phase which will run in the leadup to the main crowdsale. MN8 tokens can be acquired at a base cost of 10 cents USD each, with various bonus tiers available according to the size of the contribution. With a hard cap of 20 million tokens, interested contributors will need to participate before the cap is reached wih no guarantee of an allocation.

Main crowdsale

The public crowdsale will commence at a date to be determined by the Emanate team and advisors according to market conditions. There will a hard cap in place of 88 million MN8 and the rate ETH/BTC/MN8 rate will be locked prior to commencement according the ETH/BTC price (~12 cents USD). All tokens will be unlocked at the end of the crowdsale period. All participants who wish to send more than 10 ETH need to complete KYC.

the team

Pedro Reis Colaço

Founder/CTO/Lead developer

Pedro is a full-stack developer of 20 years and a life-long music lover. Also known as ‘PRC’, Pedro created the Steemit based music sharing platform which received an outburst of praise from the blockchain community. Pedro is the technical cofounder of Emanate and is passionate about changing the face of music collaboration and monetisation through the power of blockchain and crypto.

James Frew

Founder/Industry Relations Director

Jimi is an entrepreneur, music producer and DJ with more than 12 years of professional experience. Jimi has produced, engineered, remixed and curated for Evolution Radio, BBC 1XTRA, KIIS FM and 2DAY FM, Tommy Trash, A-Trak, The Stafford Brothers, Gryffin, Marquee Las Vegas. He has scored film placements for Magic Mike, Trophy Wife, Persons of Interest and the Bold Type.

Sean Gardner


Sean has spent the last 12 years creating digital brand communications and technical platforms for top global brands and agencies. He has launched Augmented Reality projects as early as 2010 and produced Australia’s first branded Virtual Reality experience in 2014. Sean is music-obsessed and is known for making impossible ideas an effortless reality.

Trent Shaw


Trent knows music and media inside out, and has over 14 years experience commercialising digital platforms in the music and entertainment space including years with Sound Alliance, Moshtix, and eBay. Trent is also no stranger to the startup space with several ventures and early stage investments under his belt.

Thomas Olsen

Head of Music

Grammy Award nominated musician, DJ and producer well known for his ‘Tommy Trash’ project which has taken him to the biggest stages in the world over the last 10 years. Thomas has worked with the likes of Tiesto, Ingrosso, Atrak and Digitalism as well as remixing Zedd, Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and Empire of the Sun. He is also an experienced investor in technology start ups such Genero, Roller Digital and Socialive. He believes that blockchain platforms such as Emanate will drive innovation and democratisation across the entire music industry.

Blake Cannell

Full-Stack Developer

Blake is a full-stack developer with 10 years experience ranging from advertising and game development to large-scale web development. In 2011 Blake competed in the World Skills competition representing Australia in web design. Blake is a DJ, designer and developer excited to combine his passions to contribute towards a decentralised future, free of unnecessary intermediaries.

Ron Radge

Creative Director

Who is Radge? Art Director, Design Director, Creative Director, Film Director, DJ, Taste-maker and fashionista. Vissukamma Ratsaphong has guided the visual direction, tone and tastes of brands such David Jones, Sass and Bide, Client Liaison, Modular, Park Life and more. Radge brings a little class to the Emanate team and his music curation is off the block-chain.

Jac Chevalley

Media and Communications Manager

Jacqueline is a media relations and corporate communications specialist, with over a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), University of NSW, and a Masters of Strategic Public Relations, The University of Sydney.


Michael Trainer

Music and Blockchain Industry Advisor

Active investor, advisor, community builder, and speaker in the blockchain industry. Michael launched the Global Citizen Festival, with acts from Beyonce and Jay Z to Coldplay and Peal Jam. Peak Mind, Michael’s current company reaches 5 million people, and focuses on optimizing human potential. He is currently doing a series focused on the thought leaders of our time in the blockchain industry.

John-Paul Thorbjornsen

MasterNode Ventures Advisor

Technology enthusiast, aeronautical engineering, former Air Force pilot, early Bitcoin adopter, Ethereum ambassador, CanYa CEO. Coming of the back of the successful $12 million CanYa ICO, JP is helping accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies globally.

Jennifer Zanich

Technology Start-up Advisor

Jen runs a tech start-up incubation program at UNSW and has been a VC investor, advisor & manager for over 15 years. She founded and successfully exited several ventures after growing Microsoft and MSN into billion-dollar Asia-pacific businesses during the 1990’s.

Matt Brown

Audio Engineering Advisor

Matt is an engineer with knowledge and practical experience in both software and hardware design and production. Matt is currently working as a digital signal processing engineer for Cochlear Australia. Matt holds a global patent for a unique audio recognition algorithm which he invented and built.

Jonathan Hooker

General Advisor

Jonathan is a Crypto Trader and ICO advisor/investor of over 2 years, making him a veteran in this fast-moving world! Jonathan is a true entrepreneur having built and sold tech companies in New York, London and Hong Kong. Jonathan and the Autonomous team are excited to help build the Emanate ecosystem.

Meg Dennis

Strategy Advisor

Meg is an entrepreneurial and accomplished innovator who coaches teams around lean approaches and design thinking. Meg has launched 10+ innovative and patented new products working with her own start ups, the Virgin group and diverse range of businesses from auto, pharma, finance and IoT.

David Werba

Indie Artist and Blockchain Advisor

Music start-up founder (Music Forte) Marketing strategist and TV producer (NBC and FOX). Former Growth Hacker/CMO at Musicoin, co-founder of Musiconomi, co-owner/Editor-in-chief at, and Founder of EWOTH: The Blockchain Dictionary. David is also a composer, music producer, and touring musician of over 800 live shows.

Daniel 'Kane Beatz' Johnson

Industry and Artist Advisor - Hip Hop/R&B

Daniel Johnson is a Miami-born, Orlando-bred producer who has built a multi-platinum discography which includes Trey Songz, Young Money, Nicki Minaj (Super Bass) and Lupe Fiasco. Named one of the BMI Producers of the Year in 2010, his goal is to create epic, timeless every time. Daniel is looking towards decentralised technology like Emanate to help solve the issues he has faced in the industry and help young producers succeed.

Jordy van Oostveen

Platform Growth Advisor - EU

Jordy is a Dutch DJ/Producer with a long list of chart-toppers on his resume. Label owner, sound designer and 20 years of production experience. Jordy founded event production company ‘LastBlast’ and with deep connections throughout the music industry globally, Jordy is a self-made maestro. Born for collaboration, he believes Emanate will change everything.

Seth Cohen

Artistic and Strategic Advisor

Seth Cohen’s 12+ years in the music industry has seen him make appearances at BPM, Sonar, and Coachella, with residencies in Ibiza, Berlin, and LA. His talents have taken him across the world, called upon by well known musicians from Snoop Dogg to Martin Buttrich. Born in NYC, and currently based in Berlin, Seth has created a large network of musicians, DJ’s, and industry figures that reach across America all the way to Europe.

territory influencers

Dan Aux

Territory Influencer - New Zealand

Dan Aux is a prominent figure in New Zealand’s thriving music scene: DJ, producer, musician and host of George FM. His incredible knack for seeking out the unusual and remarkable meant giving early radio play to global superstar, Lorde. His remix talent is proven in collaborations with P-Money and underground MC, Randa amongst others. Dan delivers impactful performances across stages including Rhythm & Vines, Homegrown and Sounds On.

Anthony Dolhai

Territory Influencer - Canada

Anthony is a music composer and mix engineer who has been active in the music business since 2006. His work has been featured on releases from prominent music labels such as Atlantic Records, Mad Decent, Spinnin’ Records, and Sony Music Canada, and he has produced content for Red Bull, Honda Motorcycles and Uber USA and has scored multiple top 40 hits at Canadian radio, and achieved over 20 million streams on Spotify.

Stu Tyson

Territory Influencer - Global

Two time beatport #1 producer and remixer, boss of Vacation Records, successful dance-pop songwriter. Bass Kleph/Taisun, has released hundreds of records on labels such as Spinnin, Hysteria, Smash The House, Big n Dirty, Ministry Of Sound, Hussle, Warner, Sony, EMI, Universal, One Love, and CR2. His live/DJ crossover performances have filled dance floors in over 33 countries. Stu has also spent 11 years mixing and mastering and mentoring for high profile clients.

partnering artists


From the dark corners of the hacker realm comes i_o. Combining dark electro sounds with heavy techno grooves and deep evolving melodies, i_o brings together dance music's finest. With influences ranging from deadmau5 to Sander Van Doorn, i_o is poised to take over the world’s main stages with driving sets that grasp and don’t let go. With upcoming releases on Mau5trap, Spinning’ and Bite This coupled with co­signs from deadmau5, Tommy Trash and Jauz, expect to see i_o on flyers everywhere in the upcoming months.

Dave Winnel

Dave is signed to Armin Van Buuren’s Armada Music, and his diverse music style can also be found on AXTONE, Def Jam, Size, Ministry Of Sound and Big Beat. In 2016 Dave collaborated with Armin Van Buuren and released the summer festival hit ‘The Race’ which topped 1 million plays on Spotify and topped the beatport charts. Winnel’s single ‘Don’t Stop’ clocked up 2 million plays on Spotify, which made him one most sought-after remixers, on Twenty One Pilots, Clean Bandit, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Anne Marie, Bastille, Hardwell and Adam Lambert.


Dance music’s elite are getting behind LO with releases on cult labels like Night Bass, Bunny Tiger, Confession and This Ain’t Bristol. He’s already been called upon to remix some of the greats like Röyksopp, Kaskade, Moby and Fatboy Slim. In no time LO’99 has clocked up four Beatport #1s with play on Triple J, BBC Radio1 and 1xtra. His debut single Take Me Back hit #5 on the UK club charts, while singles Make Me Feel and Fallen have soared to #1 at home on the ARIA Club Charts.

Colours of Jupiter

Colours of Jupiter is an electronic musician hailing from an inspirational entourage of Australian production talent emerging from Sydney’s cultural beach scene. Never shying away from innovation, Colours of Jupiter collaborated with Google’s Ben X Tan to release his ‘Gold Rush’ single as an interactive Virtual Reality experience at Sydney’s Underground ‘Fables from the threshold’ Interactive Technology Gallery.

our roadmap

June 2017

Project commencement

September 2017

Proof of concept complete

October 2017

Seed funding

November 2017

Private prototype

December 2017

Brand soft-launch

January 2018

Brand launch

Q2 2018

Crowdsale opens

Q2 2018

Prototype release

July 2018

Alpha launch


Beta launch


Production release



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