Ken Foster was a representative for the UK on BPI/UKT&I music trade missions to Japan, Canada, USA and MIDEM. As a regular visitor to Canada for various music events, Ken is a music technology and digital marketing specialist. He proposed the idea of the first serious digital currency for Music (AudioCoin) and sees blockchain technology as the future technology influencing the direction of the industry.
He is working with various like minded technology experts to forge a clear path towards decentralisation and multisync technology.
The blockchain solution takes advantage of the fact that the transfer of digital assets are the first type of transactions that cannot be copied in the digital space and furthermore are backed by a decentralised public ledger. The implications for the music industry are seismic.
Having been in and around the industry since the early 90's and having signed to a small Canadian label it took David until the noughties to get in to his stride on the business side of the industry. Starting in 2004 along with a friend from way back when they set up Muse Musical Services taking on a Club Fandango Franchise from Fierce Panda and setting up in Blackpool for 2 years promoting nights of new indie/rock music from around the world.
David got in to management after meeting lots of artists looking for help and eventually dropped the promotion work with Fandango and concentrated on with his flagship find, Steph Fraser (He found her when judging in a singing competition - now signed to Island Records) Since helping Steph to stardom, Dave has been Aurovine's link with AIM (The Association of Independent Music) and is a regular at both UK and Overseas music conferences. In 2015 he gave a speech at Music Connected in London introducing the world to AudioCoin.
Serial entepreneur, interested in startups and technology. Wrote his first program on Commodore C64 in 1991, involved in C64 and Amiga demoscene and from 1999 in internet and startup sceneFollow @markszymik