Title: LOOZR - FUNDING PROPOSAL FOR MAY - 2023
Dear NEAR Community,
We, the Loozr team, are applying for funding to support our marketing and community activation efforts on the NEAR ecosystem.
- BACKGROUND INFORMATION
- Loozr introduction
Loozr is a social music streaming and DeFi platform that enables music and content creators to tokenize their music and potential on the NEAR blockchain for fans to autonomously trade, invest in their craft, and grow/earn collaboratively (currently on Testnet).
- Team Background
The Loozr team consists of experienced builders and music enthusiasts committed to democratizing the music industry and improving monetization. We acquired 20,590 new users and handled over $400,000 on-chain during the Testnet launch. The team members have diverse backgrounds in blockchain, fintech, software, game development, immersive experiences, and entertainment. They prioritize collaboration, interoperability, and inclusivity with partners in the Web3 music, NFT, and Metaverse space, as well as individual creators on NEAR.
- Achievement information about the DAO
Despite being built at the peak of the bear market, Loozr is one of the fastest-growing projects in the creative space globally.
- Loozr acquired 20,590 new users actively on the NEAR blockchain,
- and handled 142,009 transactions totaling over $400,000. This made Loozr the first and only platform in NEAR Blockchain history to have the highest substantial transaction volume on Testnet. You can find more information on this achievement on this tweet by NEAR Insider: https://twitter.com/near_insider/status/1608685427401330694
- KYC Proof - Contract Testnet Addresses; users: lzr.tesnet, creators contract on-chain; lzrmixr.testnet
- Testnet dApp link Loozr | Decentralized music streaming and investment platform on Web 3.0
- Twitter: 20,381 followers https://twitter.com/officialloozr
- Discord: 20,300 members Discord
- Telegram: 9,735 members Telegram: Contact @officialloozr
- Medium: 10, 556 followers Loozr – Medium
- Tiktok: 228 followers Loozr (@officialloozr) | TikTok
- Youtube: 466 followers https://www.youtube.com/@loozr_, etc.
We have observed that constant community engagements and social events have been the most active way to organically grow the Loozr community. We have various community engagement initiatives, such as:
GM $NEAR: This is a community-led event that highlights projects and communities based on NEAR, highlighting their distinctiveness and allowing everyone to interact and learn more about the opportunities they provide to the NEAR ecosystem and beyond (View on Official NEAR Wiki: Growth & Marketing | NEAR Wiki).
- GM $NEAR with NEAR Digital Collective (NDC) https://twitter.com/officialloozr/status/1638865348886659073
- GM $NEAR with MetaPool https://twitter.com/officialloozr/status/1633973315940302850
- GM $NEAR with Octopus and Shitzu Community https://twitter.com/officialloozr/status/1623697457354838016?lang=da
- With Benz from NF and NEARisNOW https://twitter.com/officialloozr/status/1607287316359307265
Artist Spotlight: We bring in creators, Grammy award-nominated musicians, spotlighting independent artists, and having a live session where they are educated and onboarded.
Below are a few links, and you can find more on our social media pages;
Women Web3 Wednesday: by Loozr is a weekly Twitter Spaces for women in Web3 to network, collaborate, and share their views. Over 8 months, it has reached 20k women in 20 countries and facilitated collaborations and opportunities.
- Loozr x Mintbase WWW AMA https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1dRJZMwdLlmGB
Creator Fest’ Economy: We engage the creative community with renowned and successful builders, creators, DOGs, etc. We also onboard creators from other chains like Sui, Aptos, etc., which make up a greater percentage of the Loozr community (also airdrop new users little NEAR token to signup via our custom QR code).
- Creator Fest with FewAnFar and HumanGuild — https://twitter.com/officialloozr/status/1617627195400409088
ViBE: Consistently creating and sharing visual content on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube to engage, educate, excite, and attract the Web2 community to Web3 and Loozr. We are collaborating with top influencers to enhance our content and marketing efforts (https://www.instagram.com/p/CqxOlgAoOOf/).
Cast and Banta: We partnered with a creator banter FM show to keep the Web3 conversations in the air with our partners in Nigeria. We are thrilled to announce the partnership between Loozr and Cast and Banta, two innovative and game-changing players in the music industry and blockchain ecosystem. | by Cast and Banta | Mar, 2023 | Medium
Office Hours: We have one-hour developer hours with our dev team to help developers build on NEAR, understand how NEAR works, and debug Loozr platform live coding.
Listening Party: We partnered with the Rivers State Music Guild of Nigeria to host live music performance sessions, educate, spotlight, and onboard musicians to Web3 every last Wednesday of the month (https://twitter.com/officialloozr/status/1529229780519899137?lang=en, Loozr and the Rivers State Music Guild collaborate to further the application of Web3, NFTs, DAOs & Metaverse for Africans | by Loozr | Medium)
As featured in the Nation’s News Blog (Vanguard News) — https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/05/listening-party-using-music-to-meet-community-talent-development/
Loozr empowers independent artists and fans to invest in their favourite creators, creating a more equitable music industry. This aligns with CreativesDAO’s mission to support creativity in Web3, as Loozr’s platform has the potential to create significant social impact and foster community engagement and collaboration.
- Utilization of NEAR Technology
Built on NEAR Protocol, our platform benefits from scalability and low transaction costs, making it ideal for decentralized music streaming and DeFi. We utilize NEAR’s smart contract capabilities to enable users to tokenize their music, create liquidity pools, and earn from their content.
Our roadmap for the next three months is as follows:
Conduct Seed/Private sale
Launch on Mainnet and enable full functionality for our users.
Implement new features and functionalities such as, artist royalties, and community governance mechanisms.
Expand our user base by partnering with leading music artists and content creators, conducting social media and influencer campaigns, and organizing community engagement events.
Optimize the user experience and improve the overall performance of the platform.
Explore cross-chain interoperability with other blockchain networks to enhance the user experience and enable seamless transactions across different platforms.
DAO’s Milestones for proposal
Loozr’s milestones for this proposal include:
- Increase our user base by 50% over the next three months, with a focus on onboarding music and content creators to the platform.
- Generate a minimum of $10,000 in transaction volume on the Loozr platform over the next three months.
- Host at least two community engagement events per week and maintain an active presence on social media platforms.
- Launch new features and functionalities on the platform and incorporate feedback from our users to improve the overall user experience.
Project 1 (a copy for each different project is required)
|Description:||This project aims to support our marketing and community activation efforts over the next three months. We plan to conduct social media and influencer campaigns, host community engagement events, and collaborate with leading music artists and content creators to expand our user base and increase awareness about our platform. Additionally, we will be working on optimizing the user experience, launching new features and functionalities, and exploring cross-chain interoperability with other blockchain networks.|
|Expected outcome:||We expect to achieve the following outcomes from this project:|
• Increase our user base by 50% over the next three months.
• Generate a minimum of $50,000 in transaction volume on the Loozr platform over the next three months.
• Host at least two community engagement events per month and maintain an active presence on social media platforms.
• Launch new features and functionalities on the platform and incorporate feedback from our users to improve the overall user experience.|
|Activities & timelines:|• Conduct social media and influencer campaigns to increase awareness about our platform and attract new users - 1 month
• Host community engagement events such as AMAs, GM $NEAR, and artist spotlights to engage with our users and expand our community - 2 months
• Collaborate with leading music artists and content creators to onboard them to the platform and showcase their work - 3 months
• Launch new features and functionalities such as artist royalties, and community governance mechanisms - 2 months
• Explore cross-chain interoperability with other blockchain networks to enable seamless transactions across different platforms - 3 months.|
• Social media and influencer campaigns - $500
• Community engagement events - $500
• Artist collaborations - $700
• New features and functionalities - $300
- How does your DAO align with CreativesDAO’s purpose?
Loozr aligns with CreativesDAO’s purpose of supporting the creative economy by providing a platform for music and content creators to monetize their work and engage with their fans. We believe that Loozr can contribute to the growth and success of the creative economy on NEAR and beyond.
- How is the longer-term goal divided into milestones making the DAO reach there?
Loozr’s milestones to achieve its longer-term goal of becoming a leading social music streaming and DeFi platform on the NEAR blockchain are as follows:
- Testnet Continuation and User Acquisition
- Mainnet Launch and Tokenization
- Community Growth and Engagement
- Marketing and PR Efforts
- DeFi Features, Social and Ecosystem Integration
- Revenue Generation and Business Development
Total request number: $2,000
DAO on-chain address (target wallet): loozr-dao.sputnik-dao.near