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Imogen Heap: Decentralising the music industry with blockchain

Imogen Heap

Award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap is on a mission to decentralise the music industry. Could blockchain technology hold the key? Yessi Bello Perez reports.

Known for her musical prowess and as one half of British electronic duo Frou Frou, Grammy-winning artist Imogen Heap is also a technologist and one who’s striving for the decentralisation and democratisation of the music industry.

Heap developed an interest in technology at an early age. She explains that, when she was 12, her parents split up and she went to boarding school.

“I spent a lot of my time there hiding in a cupboard that had a computer in it – that was my first introduction to music and programming,” she said.

“It was the first time I could see something on a screen and I could type something in on a keyboard and out the notes would come. It was just an incredible opportunity for me to finally hear back all the music that was in my head.”...