• Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?

    19 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment


    From streaming services and on-demand music platforms to connected cars and other IoT devices, is traditional radio taking a backseat to the internet for introducing new artists to the world?


  • Hi-Res Audio: New Standard Or Cash Grab?

    15 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment


    Can you perceive the difference between a high-quality MP3 and a lossless audio file?


  • Impact, Insight and Inspiration at the Healthcare Tech Innovation Forum

    09 June 2017
    By Valentina Lakhina, Healthcare Solutions Specialist

    DataArt in partnership with MedStartr and PwC hosted a full-day Healthcare Tech Innovation Forum on June 5, 2017, at PricewaterhouseCoopers’auditorium, in New York City. Bringing together leading health tech executives and entrepreneurs, theForum provided a fertile platform for in-depth panel discussions, short pitches from innovative health tech companies and insightful keynotes. The dialogue continued in the networking area where topics were revisited, ideas exchanged and contacts established. Over 130 attendees gathered to hear first-hand insights on a wide array of topics from how to succeed as a health tech start-up to the role of AI in healthcare.


  • Reflections of the Munich #_hackNEXT 2017

    08 June 2017
    By Alexander Makeyenkov, Managing Partner at DataArt,

    Reflections of the Munich #_hackNEXT 2017

    13 teams. Two-day hack. 30 hours of development

    InsurTech is the rising star of FinTech, but the culture gap between tech startups and insurance veterans has slowed the ability of the industry to realise the benefits of new technologies. DataArt is playing an active role in bridging this gap through its active participation in InsurTech events and by delivering innovative digitalization solutions across the industry. One of the ways that DataArt helps InsurTech to succeed is by supporting and/or establishing accelerators, innovation labs, and hackathons designed to bring people and companies together to create the digital future for the insurance market.


  • The Importance Of Metadata In The Music Industry

    02 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment


    Without metadata, the music industry would come to a standstill. This vital information is required in order to manage music files, allowing data to be properly created, stored, sorted and used in a wide range of applications. Truly, metadata is a centerpiece of the industry, uniting music creation, copyright, royalties, music discovery and technology.


  • Will The Music Industry Embrace Voice-Controlled Technology?

    24 May 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    For those of you following technology industry trends, it would not be surprising that many experts have been calling 2017 the “Year of Voice”. Along with VR and AI, voice recognition has the potential for highly meaningful long-term development. Instead of controlling everything via apps, we can now talk to virtual assistants to control everything from our computers to our cars, to our home.


  • Utilizing Blockchain Technology to Improve Music Copyright Management

    24 April 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    Improve Music Copyright

    As the music industry adopts new technological solutions, the tracking and distribution of song usage continue to pose significant challenges, with a lack of transparency and accuracy that can result in copyright owners missing out on royalty payments from various mediums.


  • A Peek Into Music Industry “Windowing”

    19 April 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    A Peek Into Music Industry Windowing

    Last week the news broke that Spotify had entered into a multi-year global license agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) to provide the record label’s artists with access to a “flexible release policy” for their albums. This sure generated a lot of chatter in the music community.


  • This project aims to provide the ability to bring Alexa to any Linux device including embedded systems like Raspberry Pi boards. The binary release is packed into a snap package, which is a perfect way to deliver this project.

    Short instructions to run it with snap.

  • Flourish or Fail? The Future of Smart Contracts in the Music Industry

    10 April 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    The Future of Smart Contracts in the Music Industry

    What if we could replace antiquated physical contracts execution to fit with the new digital music age and real-time commerce? Well, today we can and the technology is known as smart contracts. Just as the blockchain has emerged to claim its place as the new financial instrument of the future, smart contracts have become an equally hot topic. Electronic contracts, or smart contracts, between labels, distributors, and artists, can reshape the industry to ensure transaction and payment efficiency as well as increased transparency. Smart contracts are primarily a computer program whereby all parties can agree to the contract electronically, and it can also be enforced electronically. This can be achieved through the introduction of blockchain technology. In the case of an executed smart contract, the blockchain would keep track of the ownership rights ensuring that the proper parties are paid in accordance with their smart contact. The more sophisticated the code, the more automated, self-executing, and “smarter” the contract.