From protocols to people: A study of music NFT platforms’ onboarding strategies
March 08 2022

In this article, we aim to encapsulate the various strategies that music NFT platforms use to attract, onboard and retain their fans, collectors and artists in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

The state of music DAOs
March 07 2022

More than 30 online music and creator communities now self-identify as decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Over the last two months, we interviewed more than 15 leaders from a wide range of music DAOs to gain perspective on possibilities for their respective organizations in this emerging framework, using Web3 tools and strategies unavailable to the traditional music industry. Ultimately, we found the leaders we spoke with viewed the concept of a DAO not as technical infrastructure, but rather as an abstract social signal to mobilize online communities. Their approach and perspective differed — sometimes vastly — from the token-focused or on-chain-dependent ethos common to many protocol-centric DAOs that came before them.

Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 1: Dreams Never Die puts community before tech
January 19 2022

This breakdown is part of an ongoing, members-only interview series focused on artist and label DAOs, as part of Season 1.5 of our ongoing collaborative research on music and Web3.

The shape of Web3 music communities: Internet forums with a shared bank account
September 26 2021
The root of the music NFT problem (CO:QUO panel recap)
June 25 2021
Inaugural Community Member Q&A: Tim Shiel, broadcaster, musician and producer
June 20 2021
Anatomy of a modern pop fanbase: How fans use data to build their own music marketing powerhouses
June 07 2021
Three parallel futures for social audio
May 04 2021
Beyond the band-aid: How to create the music livestreaming platform of the future, now
March 16 2021
The art and science of virtual album-release parties
January 11 2021
What will happen to all these music livestreaming platforms?
Business models
Five major music-tech pivots happening right now