I know its been quite the crypto winter and everybody has been trying to figure out what is next.
As you know, the entire ecosystem has been undergoing changes that have forced many to reconsider how they operate.
NxM is no different.
For the last several months we have been discussing those necessary changes at length in order to prepare for the relaunch of NxM.
If you have been on any of the calls or spaces over the last several months, none of this information is new. However, to many, it may be.
Though we will not be actively funding individual proposals at this time (we do not currently have a timeline to reopen) we will be doing everything we can to create an active and resourceful infrastructure for artists all around the world to engage, learn and grow. We want this to be a space for artists at all stages of their journey and career to come together and experience all the opportunity there is as we move into a future of web3.
We need to establish a solid foundation first and these things take time.
This means we will establish NxM sponsored events IRL and the metaverse, creating different onboarding outlets and other experiences for artists and fans alike.
This will not happen overnight and I would be lying or naive if I said it was going to be a process that doesn’t have its growing pains. But we will grow and we will grow together.
We hope to set a new precedent, and standard and be an example of what a thriving and productive web3 music community can be.
This is what we have planned to begin gradually deploying…
NxM Weekly Itinerary Proposal
reposts: twitter, IG, TikTok, additional hub spaces
Monday: What’s New in Music & Web3?
Every Monday, we host a weekly conversation discussing and highlighting what is happening in the world of music and web3.
Location: NEARHubs, Twitter Spaces
Tuesday: N/A (open for events and other activities)
Wednesday: Whippin’ Up Wednesday
The chemists are cookin’ up and collaborating with ecosystem partners Endlesss and/or BEATDAO. We want to host producer-focused events that educate on music production and encourage collaboration. Endlesss is a web3 music tool that allows multiple producers to share and collaborate on different tracks and keep a record of each contribution on-chain. BeatDAO is a DAO of music producers.
*The line between coders and producers and engineers is slim. Let’s use this to draw conversational parallels from producing and coding to crossover interest and inspire new devs
Thursday: NxM & Friends
Hosting conversations with key players in the musicsphere. Guests will include pioneers of web3, current projects, tools, and teams, along with traditional music industry professionals who will give industry insights and best practices while sharing their experiences and their thoughts on web3. It would be great to have a livestream or pre-recorded video with a Q&A.
Location: Nearhubs, Twitter Spaces, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Discord, Twitch.
We want to focus on the role DeFi can play in artist communities, transcending the degen casino to discuss what DeFi can really mean for artists now and in the future of web3.
Also, I think continuing to tinker, furthering our DeFi experiments, and documenting the process would be valuable in practice and education.
Open Mic: a curated platform in our metaverse to facilitate community engagement and activity. Pre-register by signing up, anybody can participate in showing off their talents. Open mic is a chance to enjoy the company of peers and gain feedback if that is what you wish.
Need registration form, format, and flow. Open invite but will need a reasonable cap on signups per week. Should sign-ups become in such high demand, we will create a waiting list with slots fairly distributed.
Monthly Showcase/Concert: We are showcasing a featured artist to take the
metaverse stage for a live-streamed concert. Once a month, lineups from reputable regional, national, and international artists will perform, with the options for promotional NFTs airdropped to the audience and other web3 activities in collaboration with the featured artist.
We will use the entire month to promote.
Our goal for this event is to represent the highest quality of live music content in the metaverse.
Metaverse Writers Round
We have a global community and want to share the diverse cultures and creativity that compose it, featuring artists from regions across the globe coming together to celebrate the music of the world.
Inspired by the writer’s round tradition made famous in the Music City– Nashville, Tennessee, we will host two rounds with three artists. Each artist plays one song, passes the mic to the next artist, and goes around the horn until each artist has performed 3 songs. It is meant to be a simple but well-curated event, allowing artists to network and get comfortable performing new material.
To promote and market, we will include highlights about the country, culture, genre and artists participating. Submitting to perform will be open to the public but will be more selective than the open mic.
The goal of also hosting metaverse writer’s rounds in person is because the physical locations will allow us to expand our ecosystem and reach core markets. The opportunity for artists in music-focused regions to come together, learn, and experience web3. In addition, the physical locations listed have sophisticated live-streaming setups that will improve the online experience tenfold.
Physical Locations: helpingmusic.org (Nashville). Logan St. Market (Louisville)
Others: Atlanta, Indianapolis
Non-US Event Spaces: TBD
Livestream Teams: BPOnset or in-house
Bonus: Performances are streamed throughout NEARhubs, and other 3D spaces when possible. For any event, we have the ability to airdrop NFTs during the artist performances, airdrop collectibles to the audience like songs, videos, static images etc. and other activations.
Quarterly: NxM Sponsored Live Event (onboarding)
Examples: Bringing NxM and Endlesss @ Beats and Brunch w/ LouiEvolve. One of the largest creative communities in the region hosts monthly get-togethers with industry professionals to talk shop, share ideas, and entertainment. Connecting with established events and partners for select dates makes sense for growing our ecosystem awareness and putting web3 directly into the hands of those that will most benefit and help move the space forward. Applicable for any similar event or region. The last large LouiEvolve event we hosted featured Jack Harlow.
Helping Music Evolve Venue Photos
Each performance will be minted, displayed in the store, and gifted to the performing artist in appreciation for participating.
Re-watch livestreams and other content in our archives and gallery in the NEARHubs metaverse.
We are creating a white-label marketplace for NxM to host exclusive content, NFTs and represent the best of the NEAR x MUSIC ecosystem, with the goal of becoming the gold standard for music NFT marketplaces and platforms for artists in web3.
Marketplace to Include:
NxM and Artist Merch
Blog/New Music News
General Community Updates and Highlights
Playlists of the Month
Playlists by Region
Playlists by Genre
Cross-Chain Compatible (eventually)
Monthly competition featuring Endlesss.FM, BEAT DAO and NxM. Others partners to be considered.
We want to create a collaborative and competitive environment for anybody looking to participate.
Choose your team or fly solo to win bragging rights and prizes for your beats and productions.
Some competitions will be genre-specific, and others will be in an open format.
Each competition will have a theme and goal.
Winners are to be determined by a panel of judges from DAOs throughout the NEAR Ecosystem and beyond.
Submit for Consideration Ideas:
Song/NFT of the week
Featured Artist of the Month: Source/XXL inspired: we highlight artists and their work
Sponsor Metaverse Listening Parties