Database updates
From Apple’s latest music startup acquisition to yet another scammy music NFT platform: Our latest database updates
February 14 2022
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 7: How Songcamp/Elektra is building a Web3-native artist collective

Songcamp is a community founded by independent artist Matthew Chaim, with the goal of building more financially sustainable, decentralized infrastructure for like-minded artists to share their creative output and develop projects together. These projects are organized into “camps,” and one of these camps, the interactive musical storytelling and worldbuilding project Elektra, has transformed into a DAO.

Community barometer
Community Barometer, Q1 2022: Our pulse on Web3, community-building and more
February 11 2022

Now that we’re easing our way into 2022, we thought now would be a good time to check in on how we’re feeling about the future of the music industry. Has the hype and excitement around tech trends in 2021 burned off — or has it morphed into something solid and sustainable?

Discord digests
Discord Digest #035: The Spotify drama continues, plus tips for touring in the age of COVID
February 10 2022
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 6: Why AmpledDAO does not exist (yet)
February 09 2022

Ampled is a digital cooperative building a paid membership platform that is 100% owned by its artists, workers and community. Founded in 2019 by a group of designers, software engineers and musicians, Ampled helps artists gain sustainable and predictable income in today’s streaming economy. The cooperative is currently incorporated as an LLC, and is evaluating a DAO structure as a means to give the organization more long-term financial sustainability.

Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 5: How Jonathan Mann built SongADAO from 4,000+ of his songs
February 08 2022

Independent artist Jonathan Mann built SongADAO as an ownership and decision-making layer on top of his daily songwriting project Song A Day, which has been running for over 13 years.

Database updates
From John Legend’s new NFT gig to (yet another) acquisition for Utopia Music: Our latest database updates
February 05 2022
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 4: Phlote’s “open-startup” approach to music curation
February 03 2022

Phlote is on a mission to create the most exciting music company on the internet, with a focus on using tokenomics and DAO infrastructure to redesign music curation, discovery and distribution.

Discord digests
Discord Digest #034: Our HitPiece teardown
February 02 2022

The HitPiece debacle crystallizes several key issues that crop up time and time again within the music NFT ecosystem.

Database updates
The week in music, tech and crypto: From Shawn Mendes’ latest NFT platform investment to new cash for live-events startups
January 29 2022
Discord digests
Discord Digest #033: Spotify’s music/podcast clash
January 27 2022
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 3: Mudd DAO’s generative music/Web3 infrastructure
January 26 2022

Mudd DAO is a self-described “decentralized, community-run record label at the forefront of collaborative creation and generative music.” The long-term vision of the DAO is to help more collaborators make more music together than ever thought possible through generative creative techniques, and to give that music a platform via decentralized distribution infrastructure.