Sa. Jun 3rd, 2023

Creatives: Unblocked

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Creatives: Unblocked, London

Event Details

Exploring the benefits of blockchain to the creative industries:

  • Blockchain for music
  • Blockchain for film
  • Blockchain for media, adtech and marketing

How is blockchain transforming the music and film business to benefit creators? Can micropayments facilitated by cryptocurrencies to save the media? How are advertising and marketing being turned on their heads by new developments in blockchain technology? How are IPRs being impacted by blockchain? Get answers to these questions and more at Creatives: Unblocked.

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Welcome, registration and coffee

9.30 – 9.45

Sign in and join us for coffee and croissants

Introduction to Blockchain and the Creative Industries


This opening presentation by Unblocked Founder, Helen Disney, explains what blockchain is, what distributed ledgers are, and how they are transforming a range of creative industries.

Panel – Blockchain for Music

10.00 – 11.15

How is blockchain transforming the music business? Use cases of blockchain in music range from changing the way music copyright information is handled and dealing with royalty payments through to eliminating ticketing fraud and, last but not least, enabling whole new business models. Is a networked record industry anywhere near a reality or is blockchain for music just a fashionable pipe dream?


Marcus O’Dair – Middlesex University and Digital Catapult

Colin Palmer – CTO, BitTicket

Dan Fowler – Strategy and Operations, JAAK

Phil Barry – Founder & CEO, Blokur

Moderator – Helen Disney, CEO, Unblocked


Coffee break and networking

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee break and exhibition space opens

Blockchain for the Film and TV Industry

11.30 – 12.30

What can blockchain do to help the film industry?

Maria Tanjala – Co-Founder, Big Couch and FilmChain

Additional speakers to be confirmed

Helen Disney – CEO, Unblocked (Moderator)


12.30 – 1.30

Please join us for a buffet lunch, view the exhibits and chat to speakers

Start Up Showcase

1.30 – 2.30

Hear rapid pitches from 4 leading innovators in the field.

Moderator: Genevieve Leveille, Vice-Chair, techUK DLT working group

Blockchain for the Media

2.30 – 3.30

How can blockchain/DLT help content creators protect their intellectual property and monetise their work? Is blockchain the saviour of a dying media industry? Can this technology restore trust in the media and eliminate fake news? Can blockchain turn advertising and marketing models on their heads to re-empower the consumer?

Christine Mohan – Co-Founder, Civil
Joon Ian Wong – Reporter, (Moderator)

Future Vision

3.30 – 4.00pm

What will the Creative Industries be like in a blockchain-based future? What long-term impact will this technology have on one of Britain’s most vibrant and important economic sectors?

Speaker: Daniel Hyman, VP of Entertainment Finance and Development, SingularDTV



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