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Blockchain aficionado George Howard releasing new book; Paste Magazine shares excerpt

George Howard is releasing his newest book Everything In Its Right Place: How Blockchain Technology Will Lead To A More Transparent Music Industry, via 9 Giant Steps Books. The book features interviews with music veterans about the intersection of blockchain technology and music.

Links are below.

Everything In Its Right Place is available for pre-order. Paperback pre-orders will ship in Spring 2018. eBook pre-orders are available for download now from 9 Giant Steps.

In Everything In Its Right Place artists, such as Imogen Heap and Ryan Leslie; world-class entrepreneurs / Venture Capitalists, such as Andy Weisman and Bill Tai; innovators, such as DA Wallach and Benji Rogers, and numerous others provide direct and informative first-hand accounts of not only their visions for Blockchain, but the ways in which they are currently utilizing the technology.

The ways in which Blockchain technology will impact the music industry are examined thoroughly, but, as is so often the case, the music industry is a sort of Canary in a Coal Mine; as it goes, so too go other industries. Given these stakes, an understanding of Blockchain is imperative for anyone interested in significant emerging technologies and its applicability to a variety of industries.

George Howard is passionate in his hope that some of the pieces compiled in this book inspire those who believe, as he does, in the power of leveraging Blockchain technology in a manner that results in more artists not simply sustaining, but thriving on their own terms. After all, art is an empathy machine and, thus/as it follows, more art equals less war.

Contributors: Imogen Heap, Zoe Keating, D.A. Wallach, Bill Tai, Benji Rogers, Ryan Leslie, Andy Weissman, Ashley Longshore, Jesse Von Doom, Jesse Walden, Robert Ashcroft, Aston Motes, Trent McConaghy

To meet Howard in person at his SX book signing, see details here where you can find him signing books at 6:00 PM Thurs 3/15 in room 10C of the Austin Convention Center.

For PASTE Magazine’s article click here to read an excerpt featuring his interview with cellist Zoë Keating (Amanda Palmer, John Vanderslice).

To see Howard on the SXSW Panel “Playola” Thurs 3/15, 5-6 PM go here

To join Howard on his SXSW “roundtable discussion” just before the panel go here for Blockchain and the music industry, Thursday March 15 from 3:30-5:00.

The book is available at SXSW or directly from 9 Giant Steps Books

To request interviews or article assets contact Bill Benson

See the George Howard Press release

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