[APPROVED] The Penmanship Guild September Funding

Project Proposal: $horty Duwop Album

Treasurer : ConnecttheCoast.near
Council: ConnecttheCoast.near & ChornijBlack.near

Members :

Target : ctc-dao.sputnik-dao.near

Total Requested Funding Amount : $5,000

Summary of last month’s activities

Our approved July proposal

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 :arrow_left:
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.

Month 2

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)
    • Radio version
    • Album version
    • Instrumental
    • Performance version
  • 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
  • Music video director deposit $500

Non-financial tasks

  • Research venues for the listening event

Hello Penmanship Guild,

Thank you for the proposal. From the last approved proposal and the report, can you share any finalized product so that we know more what’s the outcome of July’s proposal in return?

Thank you!

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Hi William, added links and photos to our report HERE

Hello, team! Can you help me clarify, is this funding good for 2 months? Also, why 2 councils only?


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.

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Hi @Connectthecoast, the add up is not $5000, could you revise? thank you!



Good catch, thank you! Resolved.

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100% fund from your August proposal goes to the wallet connectthecoast.near
Furthermore, no attach link with evidence for payment.


Can you clarify this? (I don’t think Creatives should fund a 1 player DAO)

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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.

The DAO has been receiving fund since January. Do you think this is what DAO meant to be?

Receive fund and then most of the proposal transfer to only 1 wallet (if not say almost)?

<See more in the DAO’s proposal record>

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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.

Thank you @Connectthecoast,

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 .

Thank you!