Classically trained composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer Imogen Heap recently made the headlines for releasing her song Tiny Human using blockchain technology. Heap is one of a number of artists exploring the blockchain to launch and distribute music, given its ability to record all transactions and maintain a permanent database to potentially track royalties and plays.
For her music, Heap is known for drawing on sources ranging from cardboard tubes to cheap samplers to all manner of new technology. She has even composed songs from fan-submitted “sound seeds,” or samples of everyday sounds.
The two-day conference kicks off on December 7 in the Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena and wraps the following day with the finals of Startup Battlefield where one startup will take home £30,000.
We’ll have Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital talking to Sir Alex Ferguson. Postmates Bastian Lehmann and Aol boss Tim Armstrong are flying in from the States. And former football star Thierry Henry will speak about his investments in companies trying new approaches to sports broadcasting.
Tavvet Hinrikus of TransferWise will kick off the show followed by a conversation with Danny and Neil Rimer of Index Ventures.
We’ve lined up stellar venture capitalists from both sides of the pond. Alex Depledge of Hassle is set to talk about building startups in Europe, and will be followed by a panel on how drones are changing everything.
And to top it off we have 14 amazing startups in Startup Battlefield who will compete to win the coveted Disrupt Cup. Best of all? You can stream the entire event live on our site and join in the excitement.