Web3
Sidechain: Venice, Warner Music, and more cross the Web2/Web3 bridge
September 20 2022

Introducing our new, collaborative editorial vertical dedicated to tracking the music/Web3 landscape.

Web3
Splitting the difference: Music and Web3’s multiplayer problem
September 07 2022

Continuing Water & Music’s exploration of the legal maze around music and Web3, this article takes a closer look at nascent smart-contract developments around collaborative splits for Web3-native music releases.

Discord digests
Key takeaways from our discussion on avatar rapper FN Meka
September 03 2022

The FN Meka debacle has more resonance from a branding/ethics perspective, than it does as a purely technological case study.

Discord digests
Muse’s NFT album becomes first to hit the UK charts — but does it land?
August 25 2022

The FN Meka debacle has more resonance from a branding/ethics perspective, than it does as a purely technological case study.

Web3
Music NFT aggregators challenge the streaming status quo
August 05 2022

There is a new generation of alternative streaming and curation services being built on top of music NFTs, providing a crucial contextual and social layer on top of the wider music/Web3 ecosystem as it scales.

Web3
After the drop: Measuring the lifetime value of music NFTs
July 28 2022

A starting metrics framework for evaluating and comparing different music NFT drops over time, with a focus on tracking collector activity and gauging the overall community health of music NFT projects.

Discord digests
The music metaverse is not free from red tape
July 27 2022
Metaverse
9 design principles for a musical metaverse
July 06 2022

A set of nine artist- and fan-centric design principles for building the next generation of musical metaverse experiences.

Discord digests
Scaling music/Web3 will take a village
June 29 2022
Discord digests
The music industry reacts to the bear market
June 20 2022