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February 05, 2019
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Malibu/Santa Monica

The Hip Hop industry has long been obsessed with money. From Jay-Z to Birdman, making money has been a theme throughout. Much of this, is simply the acknowledgment that money makes the world go ‘round; a clairvoyant observation. It is this observation that makes cryptocurrency and Hip Hop a perfect match.

The stage has been set for general adoption of Bitcoin by the Hip Hop community. 50 Cent, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, Nipsey Hussle, PitBull and Snoop Dogg, are some of Hip Hop's biggest stars that have either flirted with or directly accepted this currency, and the music industry, which has historically capitalized on industry earnings and its attributes, will likely see the utility in the decentralized crypto-currency. What's prompting this new collective behavior? Tech This Out "Live" will examine how cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is shaping the future of music and the world around us.

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Ray Annes, Marketing Director, Sony Music Entertainment
Shelita Burke, Pop Star
Byron Booker, Founder & Director, Recording Artists Guild
Lauren Bissell, Founder/CEO, Immutable Music
Aubrey Flynn, Board Member, skysthelimit.org
Moderator: Mike Johns, Founder/CEO, Digital Mind State, Tech This Out


Ray Annes
Marketing Director,

Sony Music Entertainment
Byron Booker
Founder & Director,

Recording Artists Guild
Shelita Burke
Pop Star

Lauren Bissell
Founder/ CEO

Immutable Industries
Aubrey Flynn 
Board Member, 
Mike Johns
Founder/CEO, Executive Producer,

Digital Mind State, Tech This Out