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.

Music NFT aggregators challenge the streaming status quo
August 05 2022

There is a new generation of alternative streaming and curation services being built on top of music NFTs, providing a crucial contextual and social layer on top of the wider music/Web3 ecosystem as it scales.

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.

Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 2: Sone’s vision for public music goods
January 25 2022

Sone is a music DAO spun off from the longstanding indie record label Topshelf Records. The ultimate vision for Sone is not necessarily to build a “Web3 label,” but rather to produce public goods for music.

What music/tech companies won’t tell you about spatial audio
October 22 2021
How much are artists really making on Twitch?
October 18 2021
Just how difficult is it to make a sustainable living from streaming?
September 27 2021
How Spotify’s new advertising strategy impacts artists
August 13 2021
From Napster to now: The legacy of Y2K music piracy
May 28 2021
Three parallel futures for social audio
May 04 2021
Understanding music rights data: the challenges of delivering timely royalty payments to artists
April 12 2021
The music industry’s biggest messaging problem
April 07 2021