Dequency

Dequency

Music for the metaverse.

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Dequency Introduction

Dequency is a fully decentralized music licensing marketplace. We make music licensing simple, transparent, and fun. It was founded in early 2021 by music industry veterans Keatly Haldeman, George Howard and Mark Ross. Haldeman, a lifelong musician, is co-founder and former CEO of Riptide Music Group, a publishing company and record label specializing in the synchronization of music to picture. Riptide’s roster includes songs by artists such as Foster The People, Selena Gomez, Migos, Quavo, Ziggy Marley, Big Gigantic, Black Flag, The Turtles, Goldfish, and Fatboy Slim. George Howard, JD/MBA, was recently named one of America’s 50 greatest Disruptors by Newsweek Magazine. He is a founding member of Open Music Initiative (OMI), a collaborative effort between MIT, Harvard, and Berklee to create an open source protocol to increase transparency for royalty distribution. He is the former president of Rykodisc; cofounder of digital music distributor TuneCore; a Distinguished Professor of music business/management at Berklee College of Music; and author of 2017’s best-selling book: Everything In Its Right Place: How Blockchain Technology Will Lead to a More Transparent Music Industry. Mark Ross is the CEO of ACME Innovation which creates access to the metaverse for media companies, and has founded or financed a multitude of entertainment related companies and startups including Audigent, Music Audience Exchange, Riptide Music Group, Project M, and Sir George Martin’s GrandMaster Music.