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what is DotBC?

A modernized rights management solution for media creators and businesses, leveraging the power of distributed ledger and open source technology, resulting in a new dynamic format for media assets

dotBC files (.bc) enable: TRACKING, COMMUNICATION & MONETIZATION of media files.

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Our Team

 
 
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KEN UMEZAKI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ken, as CEO and co-founder of Dot Blockchain Media, is a passionate advocate of creators and the arts. After 25 years of experience in financial services trading and asset management, Ken shifted his focus solely on the music industry. Ken has spent the last 10 years as a business advisor for artists and  digital music startups through his companies, Digital Daruma and PDX Media Partners. 

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BENJI ROGERS

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Benji is a British-born, New York-based, entrepreneur, technologist, musician and startup investor and advisor. As an early pioneer of the direct-to-fan model of distributing music, Rogers founded PledgeMusic in 2009. Benji is now the Chief Strategy Officer and a co-founder of Dot Blockchain Media.

 
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CHRIS TSE

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Chris is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice, and an entrepreneur at heart. Chris is the Founding Director of the Cardstack project, leading the creation of the experience layer of the decentralized Internet that will serve as the onramp to blockchain-based economy for the mass market.

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ALLEN BARGFREDE

    CHIEF LEGAL    OFFICER

Allen has been working in the music industry for over 20 years as a media strategist, lawyer, professor, artist manager, and author. He was the founder of the Rethink Music thinktank at Berklee College of Music and also leads music investment firm PDX Media Partners.

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BILL WILSON

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Bill is a seasoned entertainment exec with a diverse background in label operations, business development, social media and mobile commerce. He serves as the VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development at the Music Business Association.

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CHLOE JOHNSON

CLIENT + QA ASSOCIATE

Chloe is an American-born, London-based, music management consultant and technologist. Chloe is a trained opera singer, a former jazz venue manager, and most recently was a product manager assisting labels and independent artists in the release of new music.

 
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Alex Mitchell

PROJECT MANAGER

Alex Jae Mitchell is a serial music entrepreneur with an exhaustive background in growth-oriented product development. He previously founded Audiokite, the leading market research service for independent musicians, which was acquired by ReverbNation in 2016. 

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Greg Karachuk

DATA STRATEGY ASSOCIATE

Greg is a finance advisor & entrepreneur. Greg is the Managing Director at Achates Capital Ltd. in London.

If you'd like to get more information email one of us below: 

GENERAL & PUBLICITY

chloe@dotblockchainmedia.com

BUSINESS

benji@dotblockchainmedia.com

TECHNICAL

alex@dotblockchainmedia.com

LEGAL

allen@dotblockchainmedia.com

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our PARTNERS

We are delighted to work with these partners and others to build the dotBC ecosystem

 
 

If you are interested in working with the dotBC team for a development effort, please contact us for more information.

 
 
 

Our Timeline

{ESTABLISHED in 2016}

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