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Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 10: Why the Holly+ DAO is taking it slow
March 05 2022

Holly+ is an artist DAO, built around the eponymous machine-learning tool that allows anyone to clone the voice of experimental electronic artist Holly Herndon. At its heart, Holly+ hopes to use a combination of emerging technologies to decentralize creativity.

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Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 9: Good Karma Records’ vision for a Web3-native, multi-token record label
March 03 2022

Good Karma Records (GKR) is a record label DAO founded by the artist Grady Lee. Since raising 20ETH from 76 backers in November 2021, GKR has distributed its $KARMA governance tokens and voted on their first artist signing, Daz Merchant.

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Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 8: The vision behind Leaving Records’ $GENRE token
February 26 2022

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.

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Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 7: How Songcamp/Elektra is building a Web3-native artist collective
February 14 2022

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

Discord digests
Discord Digest #033: Spotify’s music/podcast clash
January 27 2022