The Musicians Quick Start Guide Compiled Series & More
Tomorrow i'm running my first Free community workshop for Musicians in Malaysia with the help of a great man and musician himself @bitrocker2020 from #Teammalaysia so i thought of compiling all my previous guides and how to's for the ease of sharing during the workshop to assist our fellow musicians in their own journey on the Blockchain (Further details below)
If these guides are of any help for you or you would like me to cover any specific topics that i have not mentioned, please do let me know and leave me a comment below.
Hoping this guide will help you as a musician on your journey on the Blockchain!
The Blockchain technology has enabled so many new platforms and solutions for musicians like myself to get rid of the middle man (Monopolized Music Industry) like record labels, distributors, commercial music media platforms like the radio and TV that keeps repeating the same $%^ music over and over and not giving space or room for independent artists to get exposed and spread their music.
Blockchain Technology to Help Struggling Musicians?
The fact that the technology can eliminate the corruption and the need for the current monopolized music outlets and platforms and enabling the artist to establish a direct relationship between the music creators and consumers is simply Revolutionary!
Artists and Composers no longer need to go through the current purchasing platforms which usually takes half the cut of the revenue minimum! Musicians can now directly be compensated whenever their music gets played directly with transparency and speed.
This is a great blessing for musicians that don't have the financial backings of a big record labels behind their back and especially and new musicians who are starting up with their musical careers.
I'm still fairly new on the blockchain, I'm no expert but so far in my blockchain journey i have learned about and ran into several platforms and solutions for musicians that i can assist would like to share with you.
I explore new stuff daily, i'm listing down here the one's I personally tried and used so far, please if you aware or use something i did not mention feel free to share along!
Dsound is a decentralized sound platform similar to Soundcloud but It uses the STEEM blockchain as a decentralized database and allows authors to earn rewards in STEEM Dollars cryptocurrency which can be exchanged directly to US Dollars or other currencies.
DTube.video | @dtube
DTube is similar to Youtube but it is a decentralized streaming video platform that also uses the STEEM blockchain and allows authors to earn rewards in STEEM Dollars. Anything you upload on DTube automatically gets posted on Steemit which grants you wider exposure to your music and to potential rewards.
Musicoin.org | @musicoin
The World's First Smart Cryptocurrency For Music, Musicoin is similar to soundcloud but way better and beyond, it is a musician platform on the blockchain that allows musicians to License, Public, and Distribute their music without the need of a middle man and the beauty is that you can earn instantly from your music as soon as the listener hits play on your song, in addition listeners can tip the artist if they like the music and wants to support their artist. You get paid in Musicoin crypto currency that you can convert to USD or any other currency. I have my music there, the platform has a great and easy interface to upload and manage your music licenses and your musical archive.
Resonate.is | resonate.is
A democratized system of governance built on the blockchain, a blockchain streaming service promising better returns for musicians on their music than spotify and other corporate streaming services out there.
Decentralized entertainment platform built on Ethereum were artists and digital content creators can build, monetize, protect and manage their creations using the blockchain.
Bittunes is a monetized independent music distribution platform that promises to reinvent the global music distribution by using P2P file sharing as internet distribution mechanism, and monetizing the exchange of digital data, they use Bitcoin as the primary operational currency.
Storj is an open source project that offers a completely decentralized, secure, and efficient cloud storage service also it serves as a peer-to-peer payment system like Bitcoin. You can sign up to use it 'Free' for the first 12 months, that said even after 12 months Free subscription it's really cheap, it is about one cent per gigabyte of storage per month! Great service for musicians who need to transfer and backup their music files on the blockchain cloud.
Since i been introduced to this community for about a month now, meeting great new people daily and learning a lot. Caution it's very "addictive!"
If you are a new Musician, Vocalist, Rapper, Producer or a DJ on the blockchain, Steemit community is the place to set your foot on to join other blockchain enthusiasts and find out about all the latest developments on the blockchain, a great place to to network and meet fellow artists and music heads, learn about new blockchain and crypto currency annoucements, tips, news and so on also it's packed with plenty of activities that promotes and rewards artists in the Steemit community.
Here's my list to some Steemit Community Musical Initiatives that I personally take part in or know of and encourage you to check it.
Steemit Open Mic i just came to learn about it from a fellow Steemian in the comments below after doing the post. Steemit Open Mic is the largest community i saw so far, a space for live musicians to get the chance to share their music with the community and get it heard.
Beat Battle | @chiefmappster
Beat Battle League is a meeting point to highlight the talents of producers apart of the Steemit community and providing a unique avenue for the beatmakers of this community to showcase their skills and have a chance to win rewards consisting of SBD and Whaleshares.
Steemit Music League | @chiefmappster
The SML Challenge is another music production contest but with a twist of weekly themes that producers needs to follow to inspire their musical creations. SML provides an additional avenue for the musicians of Steemit who are chasing their dreams to be highlighted and earn some additional recognition, feedback, and rewards.
Get A Record | @seveaux
Get A Record is a new born community initiative, the contest enables you to make music with strangers, a place were producers and vocalists from the community can work together and collaborate on music, get rewarded and possibly have their music pressed on a record (Physical CD or Vinyl).
Got 16's | @voyceatlas
GOT16s is a contest for the rappers out there, the contest is based heavily on Lyrics and Judging is based on how well you can come up with clever lines, metaphors and story telling, get rewarded and recognized.
SteemIT Rap Challenge | @rondonson
The judges choose a weekly beat , and any artists that want to participate can drop a verse and post a video of it, your entry will be judged on the best rhymes for that week, winner will get rewarded and exposure in the community and possibly get to collaborate with other rappers in the Steemit community.
Steemit's Got Talent | @bambam808
The motto here is 'Any Talent is a Talent' Make a video showcasing your talent and post it following the rules, talent is not enough as judging is based on votes, so you need to do the efforts on engaging with the community and getting support on your entry so you get the chance to win the rewards.
MSP-Music Curation45 | @isaria
I just came to learn about this new great initiative to support musicians in our Steemit community called @msp-music initiative is made by community members @isaria and the team @krystle @meno @buckydurddle who manually curate musicians post daily. if you want to support this initiative check the official post here
The Steemit Record Pool is where quality music is curated. There are no genre or style limitation and selections are purely based on individual curators taste and mood. DJ's can provide either an "embedded" Audio or Video file in the post along with a short description of the song in your own words. Use the hashtag #recordpool for other users to search for posts and make sure you start your post title with Song of The Day
Great community of musicians, a place where you can share, listen, & collaborate. A Place for Beatmakers & Lovers of the Steem Blockchain.
Discord Channels to check out
Steemit Music Alliance
The Steemit Music Alliance Channel on discord is for Steemians who love to make or listen to music and looking for networking with other artists in the community, share ideas and collaborate to getting your music heard by professionals for feedback to live DJ shows and Live Jamming.
MSP Waves Radio
MSP Waves Radio presents various shows covering a wide range of topics, All the show hosts and hostesses are volunteers from the community. Make sure to stop by and check out their massive roaster of great community radio shows.
The Musicians Quick Start Guide On The Blockchain #2 | OPEN MUSICOIN ACCOUNT & UPLOAD YOUR FIRST SONG
First I would like to give a big shout out to @musicoin team and developers for this amazing alternative blockchain platform for musicians, so far my experience has been great and this is why I have been putting the time to promote this beautiful platform, spread the word and encourage more fellow musicians to join and benefit from this revolutionary blockchain platform.
I love everything about Musicoin from the simple interface and the easy functionalities that it provides to the diversity of artists and musical genres on the platform and definitely not to forget their generosity in rewarding new artists registering with 'Free Musicoins'.
This Tutorial will cover how to open your Musicoin account and Upload your first song in very easy detailed steps supported by Animated Gif's to break down the process as below:
1- REGISTER YOUR NEW MUSICOIN ACCOUNT | ARTIST OR LISTENER
1- Go to http://musicoin.org/
2- You can register automatically using your Twitter, Facebook or Google account Or you can fill your information manually
3- Click on 'Get A Code'
4- Go to your Email and get Your Musicoin Confirmation Code
5- Copy your Confirmation Code
6- Go back to the Musicoin page and Paste the Confirmation Code
7- Click 'I'm not A robot' and Verify
8- Once Musicoin page opens, go to the Top Right Corner and click on 'My Profile
9- Upload your Public Profile picture
10- Fill up your information
11- Add your Social Media Pages as requested
(Kindly note this is a VERY IMPORTANT STEP as Musicoin needs this information to verify you are who you mentioned and that you're a real artist).
2- UPLOADING YOUR FIRST SONG
1- On the 'Top Right Corner' Click on the Upload Icon
2- Read and Accept the Terms and Conditions
4- Click 'Next'
5- Account Verification : make sure all your Social media networks are Linked before releasing a track
6- Click 'Next'
7- Click on Upload File
8- Select the Track you want to Upload from your computer
9- Wait for Upload to Finish
10- Click on 'I confirm that I am the exclusive rights holder for this piece of work and/or have obtained the rights necessary to release this work'
11- Click 'Next'
Et voila! Congratulations on your first track release on the Blockchain! After a few minutes you will get a Confirmation from Musicoin that your track is released and it will be listed under your Profile.
The Musicians Quick Start Guide On The Blockchain #2 | Transfer Your Musicoin To Your Bittrex Wallet
The topic on 'How To Open' your Bittrex account is all over the Internet, just search in the Steemit Community or Search Engines "How To Open Bittrex Account" and you will find so many various guides and videos breaking it down in very easy Steps.
I compiled detailed steps supported by Animated Gif's to break down the process on how to transfer your Musicoins crypto currency to your Bittrex Wallet as below:
1- Get Your Muscicoin 'Bittrex Wallet Address'
1- Go to your Bittrex account and go to Wallets
2- Go to "Search" and type Music or Musicoin
3- Click on MUSIC next to Musicoin under the 'Symbol"
4- Click the + sign
5- Copy the Hex Addr string (This is your Musicoin wallet address on Bittrex that you will always use to send your Musicoins currencies to)
2- Send Musicoins To Your Bittrex Wallet
1- Log in to you Musicoin Account
2- Click on your Profile Picture
3- Click on My Profile
4- Click on Show options
5- In the 'Recipient' Paste your Musicoin 'Bittrex Wallet Address' that we got in step 1
6- In the Amount section set the amount that you like to send to your Bittrex Musicoin wallet
9- Click Send
3- Check the Received Musicoins In Your Bittrex Wallet
1- Go back to your Bittrex account
2- Check the Musicoins that you just sent are under the Pending Deposit section
3- Operation will take around 10 to 15 min.
4- Press Refresh after like 10 to 15 min.
4- Confirm Musicoins Are Available In Your Bittrex Wallet
After like 10 to 15 min. you will see that your Musicoins are now available under Available Balance section.
Et voila! Congratulations now you have successfully transferred your Musicoin to your 'Bittrex Wallet' from here you can convert it to any Fiat Currency Like USD or EUR etc... or convert it to another Crypto Currency like Bitcoin, Steem dollar or such.
It's an open Free invitation to the community members in Malaysia varying from Musicians, Producers, DJ's, MC's, to Vocalists, Instrumentalists and Beatboxers.
You are all invited to join us and lepak lepak together ;)
A quick intro to Steemit and some case studies (including how a simple group photo taken can make money by the end of 2 hours!)
Q&A and next steps
Networking, Check on how much everyone is making (yes, you too, if you wrote a post on Steemit)
- Steemit Platform that rewards content curators
- Musicians Platforms on the Blockchain
- How to start on the Music side of the Blockchain
- How to License, Distribute & Sell your Music (Musicoin)
- Make Money from your hard work creating music
The places are limited so we have created a **Registration Form** and more in depth details on the workshop agenda and context :
We are looking so forward to see you all soon, Tell a musician friend to Tell a friend, Kudos!