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The role of Blockchain in music production

Blockchain Music Pty Ltd is introducing a new backbone for the music industry.

The MN8 Audio Exchange Protocol (MN8 AEP) will allow Emanate audio to be integrated with any platform... with rights, royalties, payments and all metadata built in. MN8 AEP is to music, what HTTP is to web content but we’ve upgraded it with decentralisation, real time monetisation and trustless licensing and collaboration.

We’re also building Emanate Live; the world’s first blockchain music production workflow and community. Artists on opposite sides of the planet will collaborate seamlessly and contractually without leaving their studio.

Even Emanate listeners get out what they put in; those who build a following and influence the community will find they are able to earn income on Emanate Live.

MN8 is the currency of Emanate Live and the MN8 AEP.

Completed tracks will be published to the Emanate platform, where artists are rewarded with MN8 micropayments for listener engagement.

Ownership rights are stored forever on the blockchain, creating a borderless community for musical collaboration and royalty distribution.

Get paid quickly with no middle man! Emanate listeners can earn MN8 in exchange for their musical influence; simply by building their following and creating fresh new playlists.

Why is Emanate different?

Emanate is a workflow tool designed specifically for sound creators and true music lovers. The collaboration platform is designed to kick-start a revolution in remix, mash-up, collaboration and mixtape culture and Emanate Live will allow music lovers to monetise their passion.

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Ecosystem

Crowd Sale

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

We will announce a date in Q1 2018 that MN8 tokens can be acquired via a strictly capped presale rate of 8000 MN8 per 1 ETH donated. With a hard cap of 20 million tokens, interested participants will need to participate within the pre-sale period or before the cap is reached.

Main crowdsale

The public crowdsale will commence 48 hours after the pre-sale has ended and will run for 4 weeks over March 2018 or until sold out. There is a hard cap in place of 88 million MN8 at the rate of 1:6500 ETH/MN8.

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.

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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 Dsound.audio 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

Founder/CEO

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

Founder/CFO/COO

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.

Advisors

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.

Chris McLoughlin

MasterNode Ventures Advisor

Trained Airforce pilot and first-class honours graduate in business, Chris runs a tight marketing team. He growth-hacked CanYa’s social media base from 0 to over 55,000 followers in 8 months. Chris is passionate about engaging online communities and as an early Bitcoin investor, he believes in a decentralised future.

Kyle Hornberg

MasterNode Ventures Advisor

Air Force Operational Manager & Pilot, Leader, Innovator, Investor, Technologist, Surfer, Blockchain Enthusiast. Kyle Co-founded CanYa in 2016 and runs a very tight operations team by bridging the gap between the fast paced development of blockchain technology and the effective operations of a remote working team.

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.

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.

Growth Advisors

Dan Aux

Platform Growth Advisor - 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

Platform Growth Advisor - 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

Platform Growth Advisor - 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

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.

LO'99

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

DSound.audio

October 2017

Seed funding

November 2017

Private prototype

December 2017

Brand soft-launch

January 2018

Brand launch

March 2018

Public crowdsale

May 2018

Public prototype release

July 2018

Alpha launch

Q1 2019

Beta launch

2020

Production release

Partners