Tamago [Proposal] A Decentralized Protocol for Musicians On Near x Humanguild

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Co-founders

@clarian - clarian.near
@jefedeoro - jeffgold.near

Core Team Members
Team Developer - Marco Torello - Balda.near
Project Advisor - T.J. Walker

Astro-DAO Address: tamadao.sputnik-dao.near

About the project:

In 2020, the total revenue of the recorded music industry amounted to 23.1 billion U.S. dollars. Streaming made up 56% of this figure, bringing in 11.9 billion dollars globally with less than 12% distributed to artists. To further contrast this stark inadequacy, during the NBA 2019/20 season, players were paid more than 50% of the league revenue.

In addition, artists have limited control over how their work is distributed as well as into the transparency and visibility of these streams.

In order to tackle this problem and other concerning growing issues for musicians in this digital age, Tamago is stepping up; a completely decentralized music streaming protocol built on the Near public blockchain ready for flight.

Tamago offers a fresh and new type of streaming platform model in which Artists can earn much higher revenue including the ability to set their own revenue per stream.

Tamago offers a streaming platform with NFT compatibility for artists. Tamago’s monetization model returns a 100 percent of all streaming revenue back to the artist while demonstrating the power of a scalable modern web3 model to serve artists world wide without gatekeeping or bias. Its mission is to cut out the intermediary through decentralization and community power acting purely as an open gateway between the music and the listeners. Tamago is the Spotify killer.

Tamago’s mission is to eliminate authoritative airwave gatekeeping by providing a fair-play distribution system governed by artists and fans to get paid directly from their fans.

Some of Tamago’s key protocol fundamentals consist of the following attributes:

1. Community driven token economy ($TAMAGO) fueled by Tamago’s unique music streaming / NFT hybrid platform.

2. Decentralized audio storage with safe key management encryption for content protection.

3. Transparent ledger for viewing shared audio and metadata.

4. A Featured Search protocol for fairly querying audio and metadata.

5. Fans earn rewards for listening and popular playlists through a streaming paid-for-play model.

6. Decentralized governance for artists, developers and fans to share in important decision making and upgrades.

Goals and Objectives:

Tamago will strike quickly to educate and promote mass awareness to onboard the largely untapped independent arts and cultural communities into the blockchain space and Near community in a way that commercial and cheese tech streaming startups or mainstream NFT headlines have fallen flat. Tamago aims to test the status quo and serve as a voice and token for the artists, by the artists, and eliminate all intermediaries.

Taking Soundcloud in its very first version, removing the advertisements and powering it on the Near blockchain - the benefit of NEAR means greatly reduced fees so that artists gain higher revenue returns.

Given our Deep Slice protocol, musicians will be able to generate roughly between $0.35 cents to $0.58 cents a stream and beyond. Although this may seem not too high upon first sight, that is estimating a 9053.3180778 % improvement from Spotify in gains. Unlike other trending music protocols, these numbers are backed by a combination of our Tokenomics aligned with Deep Slice. Payments are made directly and in real time. Tamago’s revenue is generated by community transactions and growth, NFT features, and incentive community features with easy access for all users. At its core, Tamago is fundamentally free for all artists to use.

Tamago Deck available upon request

About the team:

Clarian is a recognized developer of multiple best-selling Blockchain training modules on Udemy with over 50,000 developers currently enrolled in his NFT and Smart Contract courses and training modules. In addition, Clarian has worked as a head engineer for major brands and indies alike from the ground up, including Universal, Redbull, FOF, along with Grammy nominated and Award winning productions over the past decade. His own purely independent electronic projects have been streamed in the tens of millions globally.

Jeff is a veteran in the crypto industry. He is a Dapp and blockchain developer apart from being an acclaimed electronic music producer for more than 20 years.

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting media training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, U.S. Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament. His book, “Secret to Foolproof Presentations”was a USA Today #1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.

Marco Torello is experienced in both IT and web development and with development in cutting edge technologies. Marco has worked for almost a decade as a systems engineer at PSideo SA.

Tamago & Near carries a positive message that through decentralized project development and community fundamentals content protection & fairness will thrive.

The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet. - W.G.

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