This Week in Music NFTs - Feb 6

Grammy week here in LA.

While we should be proud of what we’ve built with web3 music - we have a very long way to go.

In its current form, web3 music is an interesting sandbox. Traditional players and aware of it, but it’s a very low priority.

There’s a clear disconnect between the passion the industry has for top-charting hits on Spotify and the latest drops on Sound.

This is why my biggest goal for this year is to focus on the music.

To develop artists and grow their traditional fanbase alongside their collectors.

In many ways, we’re still in the 1st or 2nd inning.

There’s a lot of room for growth, and I ask myself everyday how we can challenge ourselves to bring these stories to life.

One way is through collectives.

With LNRZ, Sable Valley and Good Society all ramping up, expect to see a big movement around collectives in the months to come.

In the meantime, here’s what to watch out for.

Upcoming Drops

  1. Angelbaby x Reo Cragun - 2055

  2. LNRZ x Eldar Zey - Amber

  3. Sable Valley x Pauline Herr - Violet

  4. Spottie Wifi - The Kings Alpha

  5. Sound of Fractures - Fade (with Vaarwell)

  6. WizTheMc - Before I Die (Demo)

  7. Sara Phillips - Killer

  8. Valentina Cy - Postmates

  9. Rae Isla - Thank You, I’m Sorry, I Love You

  10. Mia Lailani - Blink of an Eye (Outro)

Freshly Minted

  1. Snoop Dogg - XYZ

  2. LNRZ x Pauline Herr - Hold Me

  3. Lyrah - Head Above (feat. Reo Cragun)

  4. Daktyl x Kevin George - Instinct

  5. Subsciety - Tears

  6. Good Society x Oshi - Know Better

  7. Yoshiro Mare - Still This Night

  8. Lapsus - The Rhythm of the Ocean

  9. Gyyps - Sixteen

  10. Sound of Fractures - Sunflower

  11. Darkstates - Divisible

  12. AL3C - Sunday Solo

  13. Gunboy - Choppawitabeam

  14. Benny Mayne - DandyLion

  15. Eva Myra May - Delta

Listen to Freshly Minted on Spinamp

Top Stories

Hume Partners with CAA

Angelbaby gets an agent thanks to a partnership with CAA

Heds Announces HedsTAPE11 with Mija

Heds shares their newest mixtape featuring Mija

Sound Debuts Custom Allowlists

Sound makes it easy for artist to allowlist collectors for their drops

3LAU Runs an Experiment Using Manifold

3LAU explores open editions with a limited time drop on Manifold

Ink Launches Ink Live

Ink shares a new virtual signature experience for artists

Bello Launches Custom Searches

Bello gives creators more tools to engage with their collectors.

Spinamp Launches App Updates

Spinamp shares new ways to engage with their web3 music player

Bonus Reads

  1. Pat Junior Music 9-5

  2. Music Ben 5 Stories

  3. Dan Runice - Music Revenue Streams

  4. Jam x San Holo web2 x web3 success

  5. Rob Abelow on Spotify Artist Pages

  6. Manifold on making money

  7. Kevin Rose on Ed Balloon

  8. AL3C Acoustic Sessions

  9. Yunice on Open Editions

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Disclosure: I am an investor in Hume, Heds, Sound and Ink. I have also collected most of the songs mentioned in Freshly Minted.

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