Discord digests
Discord Digest #034: Our HitPiece teardown
February 02 2022

The HitPiece debacle crystallizes several key issues that crop up time and time again within the music NFT ecosystem.

Discord digests
Discord Digest #033: Spotify’s music/podcast clash
January 27 2022
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 3: Mudd DAO’s generative music/Web3 infrastructure
January 26 2022

Mudd DAO is a self-described “decentralized, community-run record label at the forefront of collaborative creation and generative music.” The long-term vision of the DAO is to help more collaborators make more music together than ever thought possible through generative creative techniques, and to give that music a platform via decentralized distribution infrastructure.

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.

Discord digests
Discord Digest #032: Web3 as an “exit strategy” for artists
January 19 2022
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 1: Dreams Never Die puts community before tech

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.

Analyzing fan sentiment of music NFT drops
December 17 2021
Behind the headlines: Analyzing Web3 onboarding strategies for music fans
December 16 2021

Despite headlines about big sales and big possibilities for artists’ futures in Web3, a close examination of fan onboarding tactics suggest there will be numerous hurdles before this possibility becomes a reality.

The state of music/Web3 tools for artists
December 15 2021

The shape of music/Web3 tooling is more exciting and diverse than ever before. New platforms are launching weekly to help artists leverage NFTs, social tokens and DAO infrastructure to create new economic models around creativity and fan engagement.

Defining music NFT ownership, from the digital to the analog world
December 14 2021

Music NFT headlines this year have focused on astronomical sales… but what is actually being sold?

音乐 NFT 会迎来他们的 PFP 时刻吗?
December 13 2021
Will music NFTs ever get their PFP moment?

2021 has seen a flurry of new generative music NFT project launches, but they have yet to see the same consumer demand or financial upside as their immensely popular visual counterparts.