We’re excited to announce that all Sound artists can now freely self-upload and schedule listening parties.
This is the first step on the road to opening up Sound to all artists, but it only felt right to start with the incredible artists that have shaped the community to be what it is today.
We’ve completely redesigned our landing page to improve discovery as we continue to expand our catalog of music.
Our vision remains unchanged: we’re committed to building an ecosystem that unlocks creative freedom for the millions of diverse artists around the world, and we look forward to sharing more about our plan to move towards that over the coming months.
Over the six months since Sound’s launch, we’ve taken a cautious approach to scaling by carefully curating and coordinating our release calendar.
We're well aware of the growing ecosystem of talented artists in web3. It's important that we ensure that all artists on Sound are given a personal touch, especially this early in the platform's journey.
We're eager and excited to welcome more artists (and more songs) on the platform, and believe Season 3 is the best way of doing so by starting with existing artists.
Starting today, all Sound artists can upload and drop new releases whenever they want.
They will have the option to choose between two drop formats: Range Editions and Fixed Editions.
Range Editions are ideal for artists who want to reach as many collectors as possible without worrying about picking the perfect quantity, thus increasing the odds that the golden egg is revealed. The lower bound is set at 10 editions, and the upper bound is between 15-100 (in increments of 1). The minting period for Range Editions is set at 24 hours.
Fixed Editions are ideal for artists who want a longer minting period and are comfortable (or even prefer) having editions available for purchase for new collectors. Artists can choose any quantity of Fixed Editions between 10-50.
For both Range and Fixed Editions, artists can choose a price between 0 ETH (a free mint) and 0.1 ETH.
As we incrementally transition to an open ecosystem for all artists, we’re particularly focused on improving discovery.
We’re debuting a new landing page with the following features:
We can’t wait for more listening parties from the 135 incredible artists on Sound.
We will continue to onboard new artists as we forge ahead towards a world where any artist can release music on Sound.
p.s. If you’re interested in joining the Sound team, we’re hiring!