All the ways that the blockchain could lead to fairer artist payments, an end to ticket-scalping, and a better music business.

What if the music industry’s hundreds of thousands of artists — who are especially cash-strapped when they can’t tour, like right now in the Covid-19 pandemic — didn’t have to wait a cripplingly long time to get their royalties, but rather could receive streaming money instantaneously? Broaden that thought experiment: What if there was a “merch royalty,” so that the artist got a cut every time a branded hoodie or piece of art was resold, or a system to ensure accurate paychecks for musicians?

Source: Music’s Potential Cryptocurrency Boom: A Field Guide – Rolling Stone