Getting started with Music NFTs is hard.
Whether it’s the terminology, curation or cost - artists need support to become acclimated with the web3 community.
I have learned first hand the importance of moving with intentionality as we build a more diverse and inclusive space for creators new to web3.
To this notion, I’m excited to launch the Music NFT Launchpad - a cohort of 10 artists brought together to learn about web3 and mint their first Music NFT.
Artists want to be heard.
Whether it's Spotify or TikTok - strategic partners share one goal: more fans.
When it comes to music, record labels are the strategic partner that every aspiring artist strives to work with.
There are three major labels in the music industry today: Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Group (SMG) and Warner Music Group (WMG).
There’s a new wave of artists in town.
They’re born from web3 and are creating deeper fan relationships through collectible, community-owned experiences.
We’re talking about metastars - or web3-native artists releasing Music NFTs.
NFTs. DAOs. Web3.
These are all terms tossed around every group chat in the past year.
While it’s exciting to talk about, many creators today lack a reliable guide to offer a smooth onboarding journey to web3.
Whether it’s a lack of confidence on where to spend time, who to partner with or simply how to get started - this article looks to serve as a resource for creators new to web3.
Music has a new canvas.
NFTs directly value creative work, without input from an intermediary.
We’re witnessing the early stages of an audio movement - driven by scarcity, fandom and access.
This article highlights the Music NFT landscape - providing insights for musicians, managers, labels, agents, fans and collectors alike.
DAOs are internet communities with a shared bank account and cap table.
Many have predicted that DAOs will eclipse centralized organizations - eventually becoming bigger than countries, companies, and other entities that exist in the world today.
How does that happen, and how do DAOs successfully scale to that size?
The world is changing.
We can work on what we love, and get paid in the process.
Today - I’m going full-time DAOs.
I stand up internet communities and create tokens that represent ownership in them.
A Coopah x ForeFront Collab.
Social tokens. Community tokens. Creator coins. DAOs.
The terms you hear every day have evolved into a movement with no signs of slowing down.
In the time that’s passed since the 2020 Social Token Year in Review, what was once a nascent sector has become a hotbed for the industry’s most creative minds to explore the intersection of financial and social capital.
DAOs have taken center stage.
Ever since 14% of the entire ETH supply was locked in The DAO in early 2016, we’ve spent the last five years distilling what it means to coordinate digital working groups.
DAOs are internet communities with a shared cap table and bank account.
Members work together to create, distribute and capture value relative to a shared mission. Ownership shares economic, social and political components, creating best practices for digital coordination.
Co-authored with Kinjal Shah
We’ve entered a new chapter of investing.
One where trading is social, and banking profits is an MMORPG game.
Look at DOGE, SHIB or GME and it’s easy to see this chapter as nothing more than a game of roulette.
You've heard of them. You've seen them. You can't escape them.
While the movement continues to grow, there are open questions around how to value them.
More importantly, which layers of the stack will capture that value, and which players are leading that charge today.
Last month, I set out to explore one question: where do NFTs capture value?
This is not a thesis on what makes NFTs valuable, it assumes you already understand why scarce, permanent, ownable digital content has value.
Instead, we’ll use this essay to explore the NFT stack, breaking down the various layers as we hone in on one in particular - curation.
This post offers a 10,000ft view on the NFT issuance landscape, helping creators better acclimate themselves with the tools, players and resources leading the growing movement around scarce digital content.
Disclaimer: The projects covered in this post are the output of my personal exploration and are by no means a canonical source of truth on the ‘best’ platforms that exist today.