Idea - to have an annual Music Festival, a celebration of the best Indie artists around the world, artists that have releases on MUSICOIN. There would be a host city, where multiple artists play live, and we can arrange for some artists to play through live streaming around the world, which would be shown on a screen at the host venue. All artists, including virtual would be at a live venue, probably playing their music at a restaurant, bar, etc. At the host venue there would be an MC introducing the artists. There would need to be someone who knows how to live stream and switch from the host venue to the live streams. It would be an event that would highlight the artists as well as MUSICOIN itself, promoting the benefits of it, etc. MUSCOINFest?
Check out the ETN (Electroneum) price chart over the past 30 days. ETN was trading at around $.005, similar to what $MUSIC is trading at now, and it went up to over $.02 during 2 weeks of positive news/marketing, and ETN has circulation over 8 billion. So, I’m looking forward to $MUSIC getting some good news/marketing released regularly, starting soon with Isaac Mao speaking at the Oct 17 MaMa Festival/Convention and the upcoming streaming app release.
The difference between Choon (and others like it) and MUSICOIN, in my opinion:
See full article here on Medium
There’s room in the music world for several options in this endeavor. Choon has decided to allow institutional/private investors to become the masters of their endeavor. It is not known how much control/voice these institutional investors will have in decisions.
Of course, even if MUSICOIN differentiates itself in this way, as being a GUILD rather than a slave to a corporate/instutional master, we still should expect MUSICOIN.org to do a good job competing to be the best place for the indie artist and listeners, and that means making it easy and fun to be both listener and artist, with great features, etc. There’s no sense in being a GUILD if nobody comes to listen or contribute content. I hope the upcoming mobile app/new site release helps that become a reality.
My idea is that with the upcoming release of the streaming app and then a new site that works better, we have an opportunity at that moment, because there will be a surge in artists/listeners joining our system. We need to take advantage of this moment. I suggest that Musicoin.org be prepared and staffed to begin speeding up the artist verification process so that it is fast - same day or better, preferably 1 hour.
Get some interns at the nearby college and pay them the going rate (use $MUSIC UBI stash if needed) to staff the workstations to speed up the process. Or, pay the ambassadors to do it remotely and pay $MUSIC for every artist verified, whatever it takes, and keep it going that way.
The most glaring negative thing I notice most here is that artists are complaining about the verification wall. Our competitor is stealing some spotlight by being able to say they are the biggest, based on artist population. Lets fight back by making it easier to be verified, and coincide that with the streaming app release.
We need to maximize the window of opportunity that the release of the streaming app will give us, especially if it is before our competitors release theirs.
Good news - and it’s Isaac Mao doing the presentation!
Yeah, I don’t see Spotify / Pandora etc as competitors. Musicoin should focus on being THE home for independent artists, and make it a no-brainer for new artists to be here. I’m just looking at it as a way to put some potential valuation on the value of $MUSICOIN. 1% of the Spotify audience, but for Indie music, would be a very valuable result, and is doable, if we maintain that focus.
Also, Spotify ended up being valued at $30Billion after all, so 1% of that would be $300 million. Let’s say the final circulation of $MUSIC is 2 Billion coin. That makes 1 MC = $.15. Not bad to go from $.00375 to a stable $.15 in a few years.
@mopsohod5 I should do a video/screenshot guide for that. This however is the reason I suggested to make a “BUY MUSIC” button on the upcoming mobile streaming app so it’s easy.
Are you interested in buying MUSIC or selling MUSIC?
Here’s a rough summary:
Buying MUSIC on Cryptopia:
- Buy Bitcoin (BTC) on Coinbase or mine some other crypto (ETH/XMR…etc) and convert it to Bitcoin using a service such as Changelly.com.
- Send the purchased Bitcoin to your wallet (Copay, Green Address, etc)
- Open a Cryptopia account and on there…
- … Choose Deposit… Bitcoin(BTC)… it will create a deposit address for your Bitcoin that you will send.
- … Send Bitcoin from your Bitcoin wallet to your Cryptopia Bitcoin deposit address… wait about one hour.
- … When the Bitcoin has arrived at your Cryptopia deposit account, you can proceed to exchange it for MUSIC as follows…
- … Click Exchange in top menu… then click BTC (because you are using BTC as your exchange currency)…
- … In the “Search markets” search tool, enter MUSIC… and select MUSIC in the list…
- … the MUSIC / BTC exchange panel will open on the right pane…
- … to buy MUSIC at the available market rate, simply click the top listed “Price (BTC)” value in the “Sell Orders” pane. This will enable you to immediately buy MUSIC at the lowest available SELL offer, which is the accumulation of everyone offering to sell at that price.
You will have to change the amount to buy depending on how much BTC you have of course. In addition, if you want to buy more than what the seller was offering, you might have to pay the next higher rate.
The other option is to place a BUY order, specifying that amount and price you want to sell for, but that will not be immediate. You, in effect are becoming part of the SELL order of BITCOIN for MUSIC miners/owners who want to sell their MUSIC for BTC.
Selling MUSIC is pretty much the reverse, except of course you would be searching through the BUY orders - people wishing to BUY your MUSIC, or you would place a SELL order
As I said, this is worthy of a proper “How To” guide, which perhaps I should produce.
Perhaps this was the reason for the spike in volume yesterday? It’s not huge amount, but it is good news to see a publicly traded company investing in MUSICOIN. Perhaps Isaac will mention it in his address at MaMa this week.
Since $MUSIC is a clone of Ethereum, doesn’t mean that $MUSIC can utilize the token feature of the crypto to allow additional “sub crypto” tokens to be created and exist? Perhaps after $MUSIC has developed it’self it can allow music groups (bands) to create a token for it’s own purposes. The fuel by which the tokens would be operating would be $MUSIC, as is the case for Ethereum. So, for instance, a band could create it’s own token within the $MUSIC system and use that for it’s own purposes. This is just an idea I had, knowing that $MUSIC is a clone of Ethereum, and a big part of Ethereum is the tokens that become part of that system. Imagine, for instance, that every verified artist on Musicoin.org is assigned their own artist token. There might not be an immediate need for this, but it is interesting to examine how this could be employed in the future.
@metkraming That’s great, to have it on or near the block 1 date (Feb 11)!!! Love it. However, we should pick the Friday night or Saturday night closest to Feb 11, to keep it on a weekend party night especially for the restaurant/bar/venues that host it to have a festive party atmosphere. :woman-with-bunny-ears-partying: :man-with-bunny-ears-partying:
Where do I find the music categories/genres listed, with all songs within those categories? I’m wondering if there is a way for me to search through ALL Musicoin artist content. I did stumble upon this URL after searching “genres”…
However, it only shows a group of 8 songs from each category (most tipped/played/recent). Is there another way to search/sort/filter the entire MUSICOIN catalogue? I was hoping to create an example “Hidden Gems” listing of 5-10 songs that were uploaded but forgotten or not highlighted but deserve sunlight.