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Water & Music

The innovator's guide to the music business
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The Water & Music Academy: An experiment in community-driven media education

May 19th, 2022
How we created a music Web3 learning experience with and for our members — going from ideation to execution in just three months.
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Introducing Season 2: Music and the metaverse

April 21st, 2022
As we’ve covered in previous articles, Web3 was a perfect first topic for fleshing out our emerging collaborative research model and wider structure as a DAO. The decentralized nature of Web3 at large and its surrounding information flows lends itself naturally to a more decentralized peer-to-peer approach to research and knowledge-sharing. Ultimately, we found that the wisdom of crowds provided more nuanced perspective and creative advantages over smaller, more traditional editorial teams working behind the scenes.
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$STREAM Season 1.5: Scaffolding our research in music and Web3

March 7th, 2022
Our latest report on music/Web3 builds upon and scales our learnings from Season 1 with a new set of iterative, modular resources for artists, founders and innovators.
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Agile research: How we put together $STREAM Season 1

January 14th, 2022
Last month, we rolled out our first-ever collaborative report as a DAO — an in-depth, five-part syllabus on the state of music/Web3, assembled by over 40 contributors from our community.
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Behind our first $STREAM airdrop

January 4th, 2022
Like so much in technological innovation, Water & Music's journey into Web3 happened very slowly, and then all at once.
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$STREAM Season 1: Introducing our inaugural collaborative report on music & Web3

December 13th, 2021
It would not be an exaggeration to call the rise of Web3 one of the biggest music-business stories of 2021. From independent artists recording multimillion-dollar music NFT sales, to acts like Megadeth, Blond:Ish and Portugal. The Man launching their own social tokens, to labels like Topshelf Records and Leaving Records experimenting with becoming decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) — practically every corner of the music industry seems to be experimenting with making blockchain and crypto a crucial ingredient in their next stage of evolution.
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Rethinking “gamification” for DAOs

December 6th, 2021
Last month, I posted the following on Twitter:
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Introducing $STREAM: A new tokenized research framework for the music industry

November 12th, 2021
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The roots of the music NFT problem (CO:QUO panel recap)

June 21st, 2021
Over the past few weeks, Berlin-based creative collective CO:QUO has been hosting a virtual panel series titled Music Futures & Simulacra, exploring the use of “symbols and signs to imagine new futures for the music industry.”
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