The Score
What Fortnite Creative Mode’s payout model means for music
May 29 2023

The way the gaming industry is approaching creator payments could be a critical reference as rights holders continue to push for reform in streaming payout models at large.

Starter Packs
Starter Pack: New tech, old rights
January 09 2023

A new series unpacking essential foundational concepts for navigating music and tech.

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.

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.

Database updates
From Spotify’s latest podcast acquisitions to more celebrity-backed metaverse startups: Our latest database updates
February 28 2022
Database updates
From Apple’s latest music startup acquisition to yet another scammy music NFT platform: Our latest database updates
February 14 2022
Database updates
From John Legend’s new NFT gig to (yet another) acquisition for Utopia Music: Our latest database updates
February 05 2022
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
Database updates
The week in music, tech and crypto: More creator tool consolidation, and the importance of consistency in NFT drops
January 21 2022
The creator economy is growing much faster than music streaming
November 03 2021
Music royalties
The case for a post-royalties music industry
October 05 2021
Just how difficult is it to make a sustainable living from streaming?
September 27 2021