Sound.xyz: building a collaborative music movement | David Greenstein, Matt Masurka (Gigamesh), & Vignesh Hirudayakanth
Hey everyone — here is my conversation with David Greenstein, Matt Masurka (Gigamesh), & Vignesh Hirudayakanth, the cofounders at Sound.xyz: intothebytecode.xyz/soundxyz/
Sound is a platform that helps musicians host listening parties and engage with their fans. It's a suite of tools that will grow over time to help musicians make a living using NFTs and other web3-native primitives.
I was particularly looking forward to this conversation since David, Matt, and Vignesh participated in Zeitgeist Season One and we got to work pretty closely together. They’re moving fast and are working towards a beautiful vision of the world.
3:42 - Redefining engagement between artists and fans
7:23 - MySpace, HypeMachine, Optimism, and Friends With Benefits
12:50 - Using Discord DMs for recruiting
16:53 - NFTs as the perfect medium for music patronage
20:34 - Fair-play incentive structures for music
26:25 - Differentiating the first fan and the millionth fan
32:03 - The technical architecture underpinning Sound
34:33 - Getting to market and building in public
39:45 - Oshi breaks the website
41:37 - The Daniel Allan EP
42:14 - RAC and deploying to mainnet
44:12 - Zeitgeist’s impact
I hope you enjoy the conversation!