It would not be an exaggeration to call the rise of Web3 one of the biggest music-business stories of 2021. For Water & Music's inaugural collaborative research report, over 40 of our community members across industries, geographies, career stages and skill sets came together to try to make sense of the immense challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for music/Web3's future. Over the course of two months, we interviewed more than a dozen artists and entrepreneurs, annotated 60+ pages of industry documents and conducted our own original market research on music/web3 startups, NFT sales and much more.
The result is a first-of-its-kind, five-part syllabus on the state of music/Web3, with a selection of clear market maps, best practices and calls to action for music-industry stakeholders to use Web3 as a tool for fostering a more innovative, sustainable and equitable environment for everyone involved.
This report, which will drop over the course of five days, also marks the launch of Season 1 of $STREAM — our new research token designed to incentivize and reward collaborative research, knowledge-sharing and community-building in music and technology. All Season 1 contributors will be recipients of our $STREAM launch airdrop on December 19.
Alongside this report, the best way to get acclimated with our community, history and process, and to learn more about how you can potentially earn $STREAM in the future, is to join our membership:BECOME A MEMBER