We build privacy-by-design digital rights technologies enabling content owners to stay in control of their data and copyrights while providing real-time insights. With this we can solve a huge gap in the audio-visual value chain (music, podcasts, games, VR, video). Our solution is the result of a close collaboration with music creators, industry partners and streaming platforms while solving their collective needs.

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Pillars

These are our five governing pillars

Copyright

The music industry suffers greatly from incomplete and inconsistent overviews. Therefore together we must address the entire flow from musical works, sound recordings, licensing and rights associated with payment flows. Together with music industry partners we build solutions to solve this problem, while also integrating these in your current workflows.

Privacy by Design

Privacy by design aims at building privacy and data protection up front, into the design specifications and architecture of information and communication systems and technologies, in order to facilitate compliance with privacy and data protection principles (*). We strongly support this and build our software accordingly.

Seperation of Powers

The separation and balance between powers has been the central principle of government. Known as the Trias Politica, this principle has existed for 2500 years, and is a necessary condition for trust within societies. We all demand more control over our private data, also for copyright. We realize this by distributed enterprise storage and governance software.

Industry Standards

We embrace existing standards in software, music and compliance, e.g. DDEX, ISRC, ISWC, UPC, IPI, ISNI for music. In addition we support the Open Music Initiative's API and Mycelia's Creative Passport. With Microsoft we work closely on adhering to assurance standards like ISAE 3000 for non-financial information.

Digital Identity

We work closely with (digital) identity providers for people, processes and products to ensure KYC/AML-compliance. New technology/framework developments like W3C-DID, SSI, ESSIF and eiDAS we follow closely to implement when possible. We work with the Dutch Authority for Identity (RVIG) to align with their developments and European counterparts.

Portals & Pilots

Together with music industry partners we prototype, test and build smart ecosystem solutions. We do this within joint software pilots. Some pilots become a portal with actual users. This model allows us to closely align with our partners' needs while we develop their ultimate solutions. Please check out the first two below.

PORTAL #1

The Effenaar Sessions

Eindhoven
March 2020

Streaming since the coronavirus lockdown. By the middle of August already 120+ concerts had been streamed to 750.000+ viewers in 50+ countries. All without PR and only word-of-mouth.

Next steps

The venue of the future hosts live music performances combined with thrilling new digital (group) experiences worldwide. All with the aim to better connect fans with their (indie) bands, exploit new music channels and empower the Effenaar to become a true innovation platform enabling third parties to create new enhanced music experiences.

For this phase we built the Sessions portal, which we are hosting on Azure EU since we're part of Microsoft for Startups.

The next step is to integrate VR-technologies, stream into games, privacy-by-design credential based ticketing and (connected) digital rights management, with the latter two resulting in automated payments to recording artists, composers/songwriters, labels, publishers and collection societies.

Streaming

The Effenaar is a 50-year legacy indie music venue in the Netherlands. Since 2017 they proactively are exploring its digital future around AR, VR, automated payments and having its own in-house 4D hologram music video studio. As such they are combining its grassroots music innovation legacy with the high-tech power of the Eindhoven Brainport region, all aimed at shaping the “Music Venue of the Future”.

The coronavirus lockdown has rapidly accelerated the already changing future perspective of music venues. We believe that the impact of recent events will have a lasting impact on music venues and the music industry as a whole. This is why in the first week we build this portal, step by step, to support the industry and explore new streaming options. Of course while keeping a safe social distance within the studio between crew and band members.

Pilot Partners

PILOT #1

Exploring Smart Music

Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
October 2019

This pilot focused on connecting multiple stakeholders in the music industry. Together we started building a smart music ecosystem while exploring new models to empower music venues, music creators and copyright owners with innovative technologies like AR, VR and blockchain technologies.

Mission

The Effenaar desires to enable interactive smart concerts and generate more income for venue and musicians (during & after concerts, and eg become a paid Youtube-like for Bands). This due to less cultural public funding in performing arts, a sustainability demand for less travel by bands, and now also a global virus.

Pilot

Since 2017 the Effenaar Smart Venue has been pro-actively exploring their digital future using AR/VR technologies and their in-house 4D-music video studio. During the Dutch Design Week 2019 we started building a first Smart Music Ecosystem while combining AR, VR and multiple blockchain technologies. Copyright Delta lead the development of the end-to-end pilot with our end goal to provide automated payments to all rights holders within the new ecosystem.

Pilot Partners

Microsoft Seattle selected us for their Startups programme with a shared vision for us to become a B2B-plugin in their Azure data ecosystem. While doing so, today more than ever, privacy is of critical importance in the technology industry. Microsoft has an enduring commitment to protect data privacy built into Microsoft Azure from the ground up. Microsoft designed Azure with industry-leading security controls, compliance tools, and privacy policies to safeguard your data in the cloud, including the categories of personal data identified by the GDPR and comply with privacy standards such as ISO/IEC 27018, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, EU Model Clauses.

Founding Team

Our collective consists of a founding team, liaisons and trusted advisors. Combined we have a unique skill set with on average 20 years of experience in (enterprise) software development, interactive design, open source technologies, open industry partnerships, internet standards, music publishing, copyright law, political philosophy and innovation policies. Our technological expertise focuses on digital platforms, data privacy, distributed computing, enterprise ledger technologies, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Eindhoven

We are based in Eindhoven since we believe the future of music is a combination of innovative, creative and digital technologies. Imagine streaming music combined with industrial design, embedded systems and internet-of-things applications. Spotify is just the beginning. The city is a small tech-design powerhouse built on legacy Philips roots, home to semiconductor leader ASML and a strong experimental industrial design mindset. Its authenticity also is derived from always having embracing its raw underground cultures like punk in the 70s, hardrock in 80s, skateboarding in the 90s and design thinking since 2000. The Guardian described Eindhoven as ‘We have the nerds and the hippies’, to which we also would like to add the designers, the skaters and the many tattooshops (more than anywhere in the Netherlands per capita).

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