Daniel Allen, Rio Cragen, Deegan discussed on Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators


What does the intersection of web three and live music look like? It's a good question. I guess I'll take this one to start. I think it's also variable, right? It depends on the type of artist that you are. If you're a web three act, let's call it. You release music NFTs. There is this world where you can turn some of your art, right? Let's say you spend a lot of time on your visuals. You can turn your NFTs into tour visuals, which is like super sick. There is this pool of individuals and also companies who are like making like virtual live experiences, which is also really cool. And then I think, I think it would be really cool to see multiple music artists who release music NFTs. Hit the road together. And just like get in front of people's faces and yeah, I think there's just a whole bunch of different applications. You have people also who are making ticketing experiences, we've done some pull up, pull out experiences. And yeah, I guess it kind of just depends on how far you want to take it with your imagination. Your shows like an artist's show is all about, you know, that's like a curated experience, you know? There's a lot of thought and effort that goes into it. So I think it just depends on where you want to take it. Because the cool thing about here is there's no blueprint. If you want to make it, go out and make it. You know, just figure out how to do it, figure out who you need, go knock on some doors and you're going to find a way to do it and figure it out. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, one thing I'll add, I really want to do a tastefully. So I don't necessarily like, for me personally, I don't think I'm going to be the guy that has like apes behind me when I'm playing per se, and that's not I mean that as respectfully as I possibly can. But what I'm the way that I want it to be is like an Easter egg. I like good art. So if I'm DJing, I want to play songs that are really good and I really, really want those people to be dropping music and I have to do so that I can support them. I want the visuals behind me to be really, really strong, but I really want that to be an artist that is dropping on foundation or super rare or whatever it is. Like I want to find like a very natural way of creating the sort of synergy. But one other thing that I'll say is, really, speaking for myself, there's a 0% chance I can be where I am without collaborating. Like I am a producer. So a lot of as much as I love my 100% are friends, like bloody white, who literally fucking does at everything. And anything and everything. Things mix masters producers, whatever. I rely on other people to make my art what it is. You know? And I mean, I'm dropping some instrumental stuff. I just drop honey like which was like, I dropped it on sound a while ago, but that was like an instrumental record, but most of the time I am relying on other people to make my stuff go over the top. So I really kind of want to emphasis the live collaborative component. This is something that we've loosely talked about. We don't really have any details on when or how we want to do it, but in the event that we started doing some touring stuff around criteria, the way that I really wanted to feel is like, I don't want it to be like electronic musician Daniel Allen brings out special guest Rio Cragen. Like I don't want that at all. Like I want to do like a co headline situation where it's like, no, no, no, no, no. This is like both of us. This is like, we're going to do like maybe 30 minutes of my music, 15 minutes of 30 minutes of our music, 15 minutes of my greatest hits, 15 minutes of years, greatest hits. But I think that leaning into the collaboration rather than being the cool artist who is like only bringing out special guests, you know, like just doesn't feel as correct to me. Like unless it's branded as like, I would do like a DJ set where I'd bring out like 8 web three artists and just really lean in entirely on the collaborative component of that. These are 8 people that I made records with. You can name them. There's DLG, there's Pluto. There's bloody, there's Rio. You can like, there's deegan. You can just keep going down less and just make almost like a little bit of a night of that. But I think really like this idea of cosines or like putting other people on or whatever it is. I think is really important for the live experience because when one of us and I don't know who it is, it's like the whole breakout artist argument. When one of us starts to do really well and starts touring and starts buying all these festivals or whatever it is, when you start bringing out other artists, like at least for me, specifically, I like festivals. I want a lot of those people to be people that do music NFTs, because maybe someone pulls up to my set, doesn't like any of it, but loves deegan when he plays bittersweet. And they care enough to look up deacon. But then maybe he'll have music NFTs in his bio and Spotify or something like that. And it slowly slowly slowly starts to bring people in. You know, it's like the more composed of it. And that really is a good way to kind of wrap all this is like the composability of like a drop the composability of like bringing a bunch of people in. I think it's absolutely essential because none of us could do what we're doing without having an ecosystem around us..

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