Bedroom produced music relies largely on sharing music through social media such as Facebook and Instagram and music platforms which stream music such as Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube and Bandcamp. Recorded music, especially bedroom produced and independent music is regarded as an internet industry. With ELA Sound Garden we’ll have the first all-in-one music platform for the new internet that Elastos envisions.
ELA Sound Garden would be an ecosystem for music producers (amateur/professional) and music lovers a like, to connect, collaborate and sell music and associated services. A music marketplace where financial (smart contract backed) transactions are made using ELA (this could be expanded to other cryptocoins if convenient, e.g. NEO, ETH, BTC,… ).
These are the pillars for this ecosystem:
People (music producers and consumers) can create an account in the ELA sound garden (with Elastos ID), detailing in your user profile if you have any musical skills or just what to consume (stream, buy) music. For producers or music groups, there should also be the possibility to create a musical Elastos ID.
Trough the platform, the users should be able to search for musical groups or styles that they like. The professional or amateur music producers should be able to look for people with the skills that they need. For instance, people with mixing or mastering skills, people that can deliver nice chord progressions and so on. Maybe you want someone to design your music cover or someone to help you with a music video/animation. Anything or anyone to do music in whatever form should be on the platform. A good search engine (+ filtering options) is important.
Let’s say you need a vocal for your production, or you need sample of someone playing the saxophone. Maybe you’re a rapper looking for a beat. Or you are a musician looking for other musicians to form a decentralized musical group.
If you are just looking for a musical service (mixing/mastering/finishing music, getting a musical sample), you could pay a one-time ELA fee.
If you are a decentralized musical group, you can sell or stream your music through this platform and share revenue (baked into a smart contract).
You could create a decentralized record label and sign these decentralized groups and artists.
Rating and gamification of the platform
Music lovers can rate the music or the music producers that they love.
Music producers that sell a lot or that get a lot of streams can get some kind of rating also a rating system for the musical services rendered should be implemented. Say, I’m a rapper that bought a beat from a producer and I’m happy with the service, I could give him 5 stars for instance.
Also we could gamify a review system.
Just like Bandcamp or Soundcloud you can share your music. People can download your music for a predefined price or you can let them set the price they are willing to pay. It would be interesting if we could find a way for producers to earn ELA from people just streaming their music through the platform.
For more inspiration see Ujo Music on Ethereum