Katherine Bassett

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Discord digests
Discord digest #044: The piracy-to-Web3 pipeline, TikTok’s role as a record company
May 14 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #043: Major-label dominance of Spotify playlists and “10k NFT projects”
April 29 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #042: Web3 data portability, artist metaverses and the “intricate house of cards” of streaming economics
April 22 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #041: Decentralized curation economies and fizzling metaverse hype
April 15 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #040: Spotify’s latest Loud & Clear report and NFTs as a back-catalog strategy
April 01 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #039: UnitedMasters x Yuga Labs and the “real” value of streaming
March 24 2022
Discord digests
Discord digest #038: E-commerce for superfans
March 10 2022
Discord digests
Discord Digest #037: Epic’s Bandcamp acquisition and Web3 “innovation-washing”
March 03 2022

Well, it’s safe to say, nobody saw this one coming. Yesterday Epic Games (the blockbuster gaming studio behind Fortnite and Unreal Engine) announced that they are acquiring the much-loved independent music marketplace Bandcamp.

Discord digests
Discord Digest #036: Ye’s Stem Player and fraud as a Web3 feature
February 24 2022

Our community’s thoughts on the Donda 2 rollout, the complexities around DJ mixes on Spotify and Apple Music and why it’s so difficult to clamp down on fraud in Web3.

Community barometer
Community Barometer, Q1 2022: Our pulse on Web3, community-building and more
February 11 2022

Now that we’re easing our way into 2022, we thought now would be a good time to check in on how we’re feeling about the future of the music industry. Has the hype and excitement around tech trends in 2021 burned off — or has it morphed into something solid and sustainable?

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