Currents: Live music DAOs and virtual merch
July 12 2022
Meeting in the musical metaverse: Expectations vs. reality
July 11 2022

Cutting through the hype to present tangible, focused opportunities for growth and improvement around one of the most in-demand and fundamental use cases for musical metaverse experiences today: Having fun with friends.

3 ways to bring your music into the metaverse
July 08 2022

A diverse set of ideas to monetize music IP and engage meaningfully with fans in the metaverse, across three main categories: Creating visually immersive content, licensing music IP directly to platforms’ content libraries, and making artist IP available for user identity and expression.

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.

Currents: Artist estates lean on metaverse tech to grow their audiences
June 06 2022

Where the production and physical space limitations for this type of augmented reality inhibits scaling this type of experience to mass audiences, we can see the metaverse – with its many platforms and worlds, and with varying levels of interactivity – being a place where we see more of these estates extend their reach using new technologies.

Currents: Alternative blockchains for music NFTs and the rise of niche music “metaverses”
April 24 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #042: Web3 data portability, artist metaverses and the “intricate house of cards” of streaming economics
April 22 2022
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