Envoke blockchain catalog for the independents

Labels, DSPs, PROs, distributors, publishers... with so many different sets of data, who is the definitive authority on music rights?

Enter blockchain.

Blockchain technology allows for the creation of a single repository of rights, creating a new digital commons for the independent sector. Learn more in our intro to the technology and explore details about our catalog pilot.

Blockchain 101

by George Howard

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Envoke pilot project

by Merida Sussex and Peter Harris

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What we hope to achieve

Envoke's simple and driving aim is to create a scalable solution that ensures music rights holders are paid accurately, transparently and on time.




Who we are

Envoke is a global alliance of record labels, artists, technology developers, educators, and academic researchers.


Confirmed labels

Africori, Anti-Fragile, Delira, K7!, Left Over Life To Kill Records, Lowswimmer, Mom and Pop, Not Like That, Secret City, Ropeadope, Stolen Recordings, TopShelf, Tremorverse Records, Unified



Tech partners



Research partners

How can I join?

We're currently taking sample metadata sets from independent labels worldwide. (We have a strong focus on exploring the technical challenges presented by multiple languages and characters.) If you run an independent label and would like to join the pilot, please use the contact form below.

Industry, education and technology partners are also welcome to reach out to join the initiative.




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ENVOKE is comprised of organizations aiming to create a more transparent, open and sustainable music industry.