Hi, this is Adam. I’m releasing a new dj poolboi album on March 18th.
I’m seeking to raise 10 ETH through a combination of NFTs and $POOLBOI tokens to fund this release in exchange for:
In writing this album I set out to create my most diverse work yet. I wrote these songs to fully express myself through different instrumentations and genres. I listen to and am inspired by all genres of music; thus I wanted to be true to myself in creating an honest album that reflected me as a person and an artist. This diversity is depicted as well through the far reaching featured artists on the record, coming from all over the world together (Zambia, UK, Spain, South Korea, Canada ..) in one project. As I am releasing this record independently, we have adopted a crowd-funding approach to finance the release, merch, and subsequent touring and shows.
We've created an NFT collection for the upcoming dj poolboi album ahead of its release March 18th. Each NFT features the first glimpse at the full album with 30 seconds from each song. They also feature polaroid images shot by renowned photographer Roman Barrett during his time in his early 20's in the 90's in New York as an art student. Roman's polaroids are featured on the upcoming album cover and in two of the lead singles and in this collection.
It was my goal to create a sincere album, and I am proud to release it now to all of you.
Releasing music as an independent artist is not easy.
You have to find ways to create, manage distribution, manage partnerships, marketing, curation, and somehow make your bills + compensate my team.
For the last 3 years I have invested everything i’ve made from music back into the music including this album which has extensive marketing surrounding it including 12 music videos, extensive promotion for PR and to radio.
For these reasons we’ve decided to create this collection of NFTs through a crowdfund. It’s the first time I’m ever doing this…. And maybe the last.
The music in this release is accompanied by unique polaroids from renowned photographer Roman Barrett during his time in his early 20's in the 90's in New York as an art student. Roman's polaroids are featured on the upcoming album cover and in two of the lead singles and in this collection.
Together we want to preview the new album, give fans one of a kind offerings while keeping independent control of this release by raising funds to cover the costs.
We hope that together we can create something that this community values, and that lets us continue to operate independently.
By participating in the crowdfund, you will receive $POOLBOI tokens.
For those new to web3 and the mechanics of transacting with NFTs and blockchains. Here is a good resource that will show you how you can get your hands on some ethereum on a self-hosted wallet (Metamask). You can contribute to the crowdfund when you have ETH in your wallet.
Crowdfund will have a soft cap of 10 ETH and a hard cap of 30 ETH and will run for 10 days.
ETH contributed will return $POOLBOI tokens at a rate of 100 $POOLBOI per 0.1 ETH
50% will be retained by the team. The remaining will be distributed through this crowdfund.
$POOLBOI tokens will reserve a right to future token issuances, events, unlockable content, and more.
Depending on the contribution, you will be able to redeem NFTs representing different tiers of rewards.
I’m putting together a set of twelve 1/1 NFTs that represent the minting of the album on-chain.
An NFT edition of 50 is also available for those that would like to contribute and get a unique piece of the creative process.
The rewards are distributed as follows:
Three 1/1 NFTs for the top backers.
These represent the tracks “la nuit n’en finit plus”, “motions”, and “take me far away”.
Those who redeem the patron podium NFTs will be able to redeem the following:
Nine 1/1 NFTs representing the rest of the tracks that make part of the album.
The owners of these NFTs at the end of the crowdfund will receive the following:
An NFT edition of 50 capturing a unique recording with an original mix from the tracks on the album. Successful minters will gain access to the following:
The top three backers of the crowdfund will receive unique 1/1 NFTs representing their participation in the crowdfund with unique footage of the album. They will gain access to an on-going, private playlist of my unreleased music as I’m working through it (separate from the one referenced above).
If you redeemed dj poolboi NFTs, you can access the content using this link (it will verify you have the NFT in your wallet for access)
In here, you will have access to a private playlist with my music, and access to a survey to submit your info for mailing the respective goods :)
Tristan Orchard - Management
Roman Barrett - Photographer
Juan Lopez - Project Manager/Crypto advisory
Adam Ansley - me
The album releases on all platforms on March 18th
This is definitely a step out of my comfort zone. We should feel empowered as artists and fans to come together in backing the creation and distribution of art without any intermediaries. This album means a lot to me. I hope you will enjoy it as well. Thank you for tagging along for the ride.