Backstage at Opulous: Meet the Advisors

Opulous has been a collaborative effort ever since its inception. A blockchain project is only as good as the team around it and we’ve been fortunate enough to attract industry leaders from across the crypto and music industries.

We’re delighted to introduce the first wave of advisors who’ve come on-board to help guide and drive the Opulous platform forward.

Nick Gatfield
Former Sony Music CEO

Nick Gatfield has decades of experience at the highest levels of the music industry. As well as being appointed chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK, he previously has held president positions at EMI, Island Records and Polydor Records.

Nick was personally responsible for signing major acts including Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Katy Perry and One Direction, while overseeing a team of around one thousand staff and an annual revenue of over £3 billion. After leaving Sony Music, he founded music-focussed angel investment company Twin Music.

As an Opulous advisor, Nick’s extensive influence is helping us to further navigate the music industry and form important new partnerships.

Brad Laurie (aka Blockchain Brad)
Blockchain Researcher, Investor & Educator

Brad Laurie — also known as Blockchain Brad — has established himself as one of the leading voices in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, with over 60k followers and subscribers across his YouTube and social media channels.

Brad is renowned for his role as a self-made blockchain researcher and educator. His vast knowledge, connections, expertise and influence throughout the crypto world makes him an essential long-term advisor for Opulous.

Taylor Bennett
Manager, Chance The Rapper

Taylor Bennett is not only a prominent US rapper with over 50 million streams on Spotify alone, but also the manager and brother of Chance the Rapper, playing a major part in the global superstar’s successful music career. He was was also involved with our first split music copyright NFT sale in mid-March 2021.

Taylor’s deep knowledge of artist development, wide influence and strong belief in the Opulous vision for a decentralized music industry make him the perfect advisor for our platform.

David Garcia
Borderless Capital CEO

David Garcia is the CEO & Founding Manager Partner of Borderless Capital, a modern financial institution investing in and building financial services designed to accelerate access, bootstrap adoption and create value globally through the Algorand Borderless Economy.

David is a firm believer in the Algorand blockchain and the Opulous platform’s disruptive potential to democratize access to the music’s capital markets. As a key advisor, he is helping guide Opulous to become a game-changing blockchain platform.

Sébastien Lintz
Revealed Music Label Director

Sébastien Lintz is the label director of renowned global electronic music label Revealed Music where, alongside platinum selling DJ Hardwell, he has piloted the brand’s rise to one of the world’s leading dance labels.

A firm believer in the future applications of blockchain in the music industry, Sébastien is renowned for advocating and implementing new technologies that push the envelope and drive artists to reach their full potential.

Michael Kiook Jeoung
TrustVerse CEO

Michael Kooik Jeoung is the CEO of TrustVerse, a company shaping the future of digital finance. TrustVerse is a digital asset decentralization protocol and blockchain based intelligence platform for wealth management which has previously partnered with global brands including Samsung, R3, KOSCOM and UNESCO to implement and provide applications.

Opulous harnesses the power of TrustVerse’s MarS wallet and MasterKey private key security to support the platform’s digital music asset-based financial services.

Michael is advising the Opulous board and development team on strategic technology solutions in order to optimise the efficiency and longevity of the platform.

Clarence Liu
Elastos VP of Development

Clarence Liu is the VP of Development and Head of Business at the Elastos Foundation, an internet operating system designed to offer a safe and reliable internet of the future on the blockchain.

With years of experience as a blockchain advisor and software engineer, Clarence is working closely with the Opulous board and development team to advise on technical, blockchain and system designs.

Our advisors are playing a vital role in the implementation and direction of Opulous. We’re really excited to be working closely alongside them.

There has been incredibly high demand for our private funding round and we’re still finalizing a small number of investors and partners, before opening up our public sale soon.

You can learn more and register your interest in Opulous at opulous.org, follow us on Twitter for all the latest news or join the conversation on our Telegram channel.

We’re also currently running competitions offering everyone in our community the chance win exclusive access to our private sale. Find out more here.

Opulous offers music copyright NFTs and DeFi loans for musicians and have fans invest in them.