*This is the fully revised update based on the support the project and its progression since first submitting this proposal. Please re-read again. Thank you for your patience with the changes.
I recently wrote a Medium article about the history and trajectory of music culture throughout the last 4 decades of new technology. It’s called “NFTS Killed the Pop Star”, if interested. The article is a call to action for musicians and their people (fans) to prioritize 2 things when entering the Web3 market in 2022; 1) creating communities over singular NFT drops and 2) building a viable ecosystem and market culture on any chain other than ETH. I talk about Near some in the article but want to take this opportunity to propose something more effective and authentic!
THE MINT LIST Podcast
I’m proposing support for THE MINT LIST Podcast. The first podcast produced with a decentralized system (not a dao yet) and a specific focus on listening to music NFTs. A beautifully curated weekly mix highlighting a lush global spectrum of music artists and cultures newly minting on chain. We are currently prioritizing the music coming from W/BIPOCQ+ artists and communities.
The weekly Mint List Podcast is formatted similarly to Bandcamp Weekly Podcast. A nice mix of independent music with short interviews with artists, The Mint List will do the same but specific to music nft artists and thought leaders in the space. Ad much like Bandcamp Weekly, we hope to be a trusted voice for independent musicians and fans entering the space while literally onboarding them into the Web 3 ethos.
Why the Mint List?
Onboarding and sales practices, as it’s done for the art world, is an awkward fit for music. The Mint List was created to offer an alternative market introduction for musicians and their fans newly exploring NFTs and Web3 community governance.
Partnership with AIRTIME
I recently partnered with Airtime to host these music nft and blockchain workshops. They will assist with pushing the room on their platform and additional support. We will start general Music NFTs 101 ABCs and AMAs leading up to the follow-along workshop approach in March.
Weekly PROPOSED MINT LIST ALLOCATIONS
20N or $200 (based on current rate) will go to the DAO production, admin support and host talent.
Weekly PROPOSED MAKING OF BPM DAO ALLOCATIONS
10N or $100 will go to the DAO development, admin support and initial liquidity
Weekly PROPOSED MARKETING ALLOCATIONS
20N or $200 Weekly budget for Twitter Ads and Carousel Instagram ads showcasing the weekly Mint List Collections on Mintbase and produce content to give a peek into what’s possible for music on chain. NOTE: Before NFTs I ran paid ads for a living.
Read more about the Beats Per Mint DAO and The Mint List here
My name is Hanifah Walidah aka New World Curator and you can read bit more about more about the founder and initial champion of BPM DAO here.
I would also appreciate the following:
any guidance on how to proceed with DAO creation on Near
Guilds, daos or dapps on Near that would like to Be featured and can speak about how they can support the DAO or musicians in general on Near.