HI, I'M JONATHAN MANN
AND THIS IS my initial song offering
Fun fact: I'm the Guinness World Record holder for Most Consecutive Days Writing A Song. I've just entered my 10th year of writing a song a day (I was at 3,288 on Jan 1st, 2018). All the songs live on YouTube.
One of the promises of the blockchain is that it could fundamentally transform the way creators like me make a living. This project is a very personal exploration of that.
- 3,434+ songs
- Grows by one each day, as long as I can keep the project going (read: Until I'm incapacitated or I die).
- Each song is it's own discreet collectible, with a long list of attributes that make them all completely unique.
When the marketplace is complete, you'll be able to buy, sell and trade these rare Song A Day songs, just like you do with Punks, Kitties, Pepe and all other forms of rare blockchain art! What you'll be buying is a bundle of the song, the video, their attributes and an illustration (more on that in the next section).
WHat's been completed...
The songs are represented on the marketplace by a series of illustrations. Each illustration is comprised of a series of pieces that represent the attributes of that song. These pieces are then programmatically assembled to create 365 unique images. The illustrations are complete, and all the back end stuff that puts the pieces together is up and running, too. Look at the code on Github.
Here are some attributes for year 1, illustrated by Steven Powell.
All together now:
What's left to do...
I'm hard at work with a team of developers, illustrators and a designer, building the site's core functionality of the site.
Once year 1 is up and running, we'll be turning our attention to the crypto side of things.
I'm looking to hire a different illustrator for each year of this project. Are you an illustrator who's interested in this project? Please get in touch!
It's really expensive to develop a site as ambitious as this one. I've got to pay the developers, the designer and every illustrator.
To raise the necessary funds, I'm offering these rewards. Think of it like a CryptoKickstarter. All the money you pay me will go towards making this project a reality.
ANY AMOUNT - Donate anything and you get to choose a song to own (from a preset list) as soon as we launch.
$200+ - Is there a song of mine that you know you've just got to have? Reserve it!
$1000+ - I'll write you a custom song. Makes a great gift!
$5000+ - I make my living making custom songs for companies. I can literally sing your white paper.
Let's Do It!
Ready to go?
Fill out the form below, send me the crypto, and I'll be in touch!
NOTE: I'm happy to accept donations anonymously. Just donate in ETH or BTC below.
ALSO: There's certain things I won't write about, like hatred or bigotry, so if your song idea is controversial, contact me before paying.
Pay in ETH: 0x3d9456Ad6463a77bD77123Cb4836e463030bfAb4
Pay in BTC: 1Jo2koirJZP5eiMmEoN6ceuBkErTXgRZVC
What does it mean to "own" a song on the marketplace?
No one knows! Frankly, this is one of the most exciting aspects for me. I want to be part of figuring this out. There's a lot of exciting stuff happening with collectibles on the blockchain.
That being said: One way to think of it is like a trading card - it's a collectible that you can buy and sell.
As far as copyright is concerned: All my songs are released under Creative Commons. Anyone is free to listen, remix and share any of my songs, as long as they don't make any money off it and share what they've made under the same license. This will continue to be true on the marketplace.
There's a lot to think about and figure out here, and that's part of the fun of building this thing.