Project: Release of the compilation Memory Palace
Women, BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ communities have always been in a subaltern place in society. Mãe Solteira Records, as you come to know, is a label dedicated to the edition, agency and promotion of artists that are from these communities.
We’ve been learning the NEAR ecosystem for a while now. Some of our artists have already played at NEAR organized events: Astrea played on NEARCON, at the Muti’s “BlockParty” and on Incubadora’s “Poliedro” at cryptovoxels, and Marianne won the first place on a Multiverse’s Prize for the best Music Video. We have created our Astro DAO, the council is complete, we have some of our artists’ pieces on MintBase Store, and they also have their NEAR wallets.
This month, we’ll have the release of “Memory Palace”. This release contemplates a compilation of exclusive themes from 15 artists and will be available on several streaming platforms.
We believe that investing in information is also opening doors to an unanimous awareness in the deconstruction of a standardised society. For this reason, we decided to revert half of the release revenue to QueerIST.
How did the name Memory Palace come about?
As in the Method of Loci, or Palace of Memory, we want to create safe imagery through the music experienced in this compilation. We chose QueerIST, a queer core (LGBTI+) of students from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) which aims to include, inform and dialogue on Queer topics.
The collective also has a library - a place of memory - with queer and related works, open to everyone, in order to facilitate access to a more inclusive culture, in addition to the most diverse initiatives that have been undertaken.
In percentage terms, the label offers 50% of the total profit to the artists and claims the remaining 50% for donation for QueerIST to buy books.
In short, we hope to be able to perpetuate these artists’ music and, at the same time, we want to onboard more people, and help NEAR Ecosystem to grow. In this way, we thought of asking NEAR to fund this release and it’s Launch Party!
The Launch Party will be at Plantasia, a cultural space in Arroios, Lisboa, on 22nd january, from 4pm to 11pm. We’ll have 2 live shows and 2 DJ sets from artists that have produced songs for the compilation, will have a decoration and production made by Mãe Solteira Records’ Team, a talk (Queima Minha Pele // “Burn my skin” in portuguese) that explores issues from female positioning in music to colorism vs blackness, and we also want to have Tabea Pilze (from Muti Collective) present to be onboarding people on NEAR.
We think this release will put NEAR on people’s mouths, not only in Lisbon, but also in Porto and Berlin (GER), because some of the artists are based on those cities. If you approve our funding, we will also put NEAR’s logo on the CD, on the Launch Party’s poster and on the description of the album on digital platforms.
The funding requested:
Lives and DJ sets*: 400$
50 CD’s: 100$
Online Distribution***: 112$
Onboarding (3 hours): 60$
Mastering and studio sessions: 115$
Social Media Promotion: 30$
Cryptovoxel’s set up & Maintenance for the lives and DJ sets: 50$
Total: 1142$ + 15N (airdrop)
The funding would go to our AstroDAO: maesolteirarecs.sputnik-dao.near
* There’ll be 2 live shows of 1 hour and 2 DJ sets of 2 hours, they’ll have to open a wallet to receive the payment. The 400$ are going to be split equally by the four artists.
** Mãe Solteira Records Team for this party will be: Kássia Laureano (Communication and booking), Mia Nieves (production, booking), Hugo Lopez (Doormen and production), Astrea (Sound Technician and production). The money will be split equally by the four of us.
*** Anual subscription on SoundCloud Pro. This is also going to be very helpful to us in the future
**** We’re going to give 1 N to the first 15 new wallets
We hope you liked our project and agree with our budget, so we can have a great and successful party, a triumphant release and, of course, that we can bring more people to the NEAR Ecosystem!