Starter Packs
Starter Pack: Digital music curation
March 20 2023

If the music industry is an orchestra, curation is like its conductor — arranging and guiding otherwise disparate artists, scenes, and styles into a dynamic, narrative whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Wavelengths 001: The state of music curation and discovery in Web3
November 07 2022

In late September, we hosted our first Wavelengths in Brooklyn, where industry leaders discussed Music Curation & Discovery in Web3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SoundCloud, “digicore” and the observer effect in emerging music scenes
February 23 2021
How Spotify’s recommendations UX might be pushing down per-stream royalty rates — even if total payouts increase
November 17 2020
Apple Music
Spotify and Apple Music disagree on the future of radio. Who’s right?
August 24 2020
Music curation
Poolside FM’s four-step blueprint for music curation
May 31 2020
Why is Sony Music investing so much in podcasts?
March 06 2020
The economics of 24/7 lo-fi hip-hop YouTube livestreams
January 29 2020