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Written by Matthew Chaim, with personal testimonies from Songcamp’s Peace Node, Thys, Hvdson, Samsonite, Rowan Spencer, Kevin Paris, Gavin Slate and MAi.

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A week ago, 13 strangers made roughly $34,000 USD off the sale of 3 music NFTs.

This was the result of Songcamp Genesis — a group of 9 musicians, 2 visual artists, and 2 project operatives who came together to try something new on the Internet.

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Welcome to the first ever Songcamp Music NFT Auction!

The following 3 one-of-one NFTs are now open for bidding below:

  1. “Static Twist” by The Lunar Veil
  2. “Hold On Hope” by Driftwood TX
  3. “Antid0t3” by Rainbow Punch

It’s going down.

On Monday May 3 2021, the first three songs ever created at Songcamp will be released to the public.

Two weeks ago, a group of 9 talented strangers came together and created 3 absolutely insane, fantastic, weird, eclectic, beautiful songs. At the same time, a group of visual artists and project operatives formed to support the visual art and rollout plan of said music.

This coming Monday, all of that collectively created art is coming your way.

Well, it's official. The very first Songcamp has been unlocked.

With 20 minutes left in the auction, Seed Club blew the bidding competition out of the water with a 1.25 ETH bid.

Now our friends at Seed Club — who are fittingly also experimenting at the far out edges of the new internet — own this absolutely stunning, wavy, electric NFT. A badge of honor permanently etched on-chain, eternally engraving their status as the very first supporters of Songcamp, and forging our bond as we lift off into the unknown stratosphere of all that web3 has to offer.

We couldn't ask for a better partner in crime.

UPDATE: A huge thank you to Seed Club for collecting "The Unlock" NFT and officially unlocking this first Songcamp for everyone!

TL;DR: The music industry is broken. Instead of trying to fix it, let’s just try something a whole lot different. It all starts with this NFT.

The current music industry models condition us to believe certain untruths: that we must amass millions upon millions of streams a month to earn a decent living, that we must be one thing and build one brand identity and not stray from that, that we must spend an exorbitant amount of time and money finding our audience by paying for data that is siloed off by opaque intermediaries — data that is rightfully ours.

All this and more adds up to the hamster wheel performance of the music business.