Projects & Timelines : The Penmanship Guild educates independent artists on how to conceptualize, produce, market, distribute and promote musical releases from the early production and writing stages to the final album release and event, our 3 phase plan will cycle every 6 months.
PHASE I ( Jul - Sept ): Writing and producing music PHASE II ( Sept - Nov ): Strategy and distribution PHASE III ( Nov - Jan ): Marketing and Event Production
$horty Duwop’s album will be the second project our guild has released in an attempt to onboard our local community of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties to the web3 space, using NEAR. With a total of 4 separate producers we will attempt to onboard in order to distribute immediate royalties.
TPG, Connect the Coast and $horty Duwop will attend a writing camp, to produce and release a 4-10 song original EP complete NFTs, and host an official hybrid IRL/metaverse event to celebrate and promote the project.
Mix engineer $300
Mastering engineer $250 (per version 4 versions recommended)
Feature deposit $2,750 (targeting Westside Boogie)
*A featured artist, preferably one with an active social media following to be featured on $horty’s album
Purcahsing 100% production rights $1,200 (maybe more)
Producers allow you to license a beat for a cheaper price but owning the track 100% out right requires a separate agreement purchase
Hi KC the breakdown for the project can be found here
Re: council members we are a guild in a small part of California. It’s taking to time to grow our council with dedicated members. As we onboard people we give them the option to join the council but we can’t force anyone to participate.
It isn’t a 1 player DAO, Creatives DAO moderators and council members took over 2 months to approve August funds Connect the Coast (the label) covered the cost while we waited for the approvals. Furthermore, not every vendor we do business with is willing to accept NEAR immediately, especially when they see how slowly the council and moderators make decisions. Onboarding takes time.
Yes, we’re doing exactly what we’ve set out to do. The goal is to release a project with a new artist every 6 months (approximately). Once an artist releases a project then they’re added to the council. We’ve put out one project so far, and are currently working on our second. However, If we didn’t have to re-explain our goals to new moderators every single month and wait months and months for a approvals I think we’d be a lot further a long.
After discussion & voting, happy to inform that your proposal has been approved by the Creatives Moderators. Note:
I appreciate your work & the content being shared is with good credit. However, payment should be made directly from DAO to recipient’s wallet as in proposal. Please use Astro with detail budget break down for transparency (this will be reviewed in future proposals)
Please create a poll on the Creatives DAO Astrodao, so that the council can vote. When and if the vote of the council is ‘yes’, approach NF for your payout proposal, following this guideline: [New Process] Community Payouts .