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September 2nd, 2022

As the clock ticks down to the start of my next Bright Moments experience, wherever or whenever that might be, I can’t help but think it will be filled with wonder. With so much creative firepower that seems pretty much a given!

Such is the level of doe-eyed fondness and respect they’ve built with me over the course of just four very special interactions. Rather incredible considering this is a collective I only heard about just over a month ago at the Proof Of People NFT festival. Then, as now — a little wet behind the ears — I continue to be enthralled to learn of such a mad fusion of innovation, technical prowess and ambition so closely intermingled with heart, passion, generosity, friendship and excitement of a crew leaping into the unknown with unabashed glee, and wild enthusiasm.

Inside BRT minting HQ —18 Albemarle Street — where the magic happens
Inside BRT minting HQ —18 Albemarle Street — where the magic happens
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April 2nd, 2022

Album: Legacy
Song: fed up
Art: Flourish
Team: anatu, Yin, shoshin, Papa

I’m Fed Up! And this is my therapy. What a gift and honour to have this medium to share the maelstrom of emotions we encounter through art. Here we go again with another written homage to the music we so love to make. This time it is centred around the third song in the Legacy album “fed up” which isn’t actually in sequential order from the last post but you don’t mind - do you?

The Legacy album is the second by me - Papa - and explores the responsibility we bear as stewards of the heritage our forefathers (and mothers) have bestowed upon us. I feel it immensely! Specifically, the choice we have, through our actions (or inaction) to decide what is passed on in remembrance of all those who helped shape us. So huge. The art celebrates the joy of creation, and what this represents in terms of our unique purpose in the world. One of the ways to we have lasting impact is through the stories, traditions, ambitions, and identity we absorb from those before; and what we are able to share with those after us during our short time on this planet. There’s such fragility in the love, hope, and meaning we strive for in our humanity. The ephemerality of it, and the impermanence, imputes such immense value.

What we’ve released in Web 2 so far

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January 20th, 2022

Album: Legacy
Song: narcissus
Art: Flourish
Team: anatu, Yin, shoshin, Papa

As envisioned in the prologue for this epic journey across the metaverse, the plan is to release a song every three weeks of 2022; bringing the ideals of the music to life through the creation & distribution of distinct, unique, collaborative artistic offerings.

Our intention is to build in public across traditional distribution channels as well as experimenting with new models for artists to work together, form communities around their work, plus grow and realise value for both supporters and themselves.

Our first offering: narcissus

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January 6th, 2022

Music NFTs are flourishing [primer here if you have no idea what this means]

Music as a genre is severely under-monetised with artists capturing piddling portions of the value they create. This twitter thread captures an indication as to why this is so important in continuing to inspire development, growth, and progression of such a pivotal aspect of our lives. Gaming is a $130bn industry - this drives investment and innovation to the space at an incredible pace. The music industry is currently on par with low frequency cinema entertainment at $35bn yet is undoubtedly a much more pervasive influence on our lives.

As the new year gets underway a number of platforms are rapidly pushing new frontiers to re-imagine how we value, appreciate, and evolve the landscape.

  • Catalog: a music NFT marketplace which seeks to be thought of conceptually as a creators bazaar gem record shop rather than a streaming service.
  • Sound.xyz: a platform enabling artists to debut new music as a set of NFTs with numbered editions showcasing early listeners’ support from inception. NFT owners thereafter have greater access to artists and the community to collaborate.
  • Royal.io: a space where fans can invest in and own music rights as NFTs (Royal LDAs) & receive royalties based on those rights. This gives artists improved monetisation & value capture.
  • Audius: the fully decentralised music streaming platform enabling music creators to interact with fans & listeners directly, whilst having full control over the music they are streaming and sharing with tokenised ($AUDIO) governance and payments.