The future of Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs in this economic downturn is not one that we can see, with profile pictures and generative art. It will be one that we can hear. Since he first learned about the underlying technologies powering NFT blockchain technology, he always stated that Music will be the catalyst that proves to the world that it is much more than a niche or a bubble.
Music and NFTs will provide unprecedented ways for artists, fans and experiences to be revived. The days of waiting for your favorite record, CD, or concert are now at every fan and artist’s fingertips. This is greatly due to the adoption of blockchain technologies by artists in the Web 3.0 space.
To highlight he provided a few reasons that support to this claim:
- Music NFTs will be the contributing factor to connecting fans with their favorite artists both musical and album art (a thing of the past) while connecting musicians, artists and technology together in ways that never before existed.
- Protecting artists, in that gone are the days of 360 deals where artists would be exploited by labels to earn as much as possible while under the most favorable terms for the label. Smart contracts can eliminate that and present artists with an opportunity to not only own their masters but determine how they are distributed and how the revenues from the sales are shared with the fan base creating the most intimate experience for any fan around the world.
- The first use-case brings us outside of the Web 3.0 ecosystem. With solutions such as templatized smart contracts such as the Ethereum based ERC 721 and ERC 1155, artists can customize their distributions; by song, by album, by concert, by tour and allow their fans to not only buy their music in NFT and digital streaming format but also share in the success of that same art. This is something that has never been done before and truly exemplifies the core philosophical giving that define the ecosystem,
In short, for the first time it is now in the control of the musician, not the industry, with labels moving as slow as molasses. In doing so the community forward approach has shown how much passion is reciprocated by artists to their fans and not just in tours, autographs, and shoutouts. But in actually delivering a share of the revenue from the fan-supported art that is produced by each musician, across genres and socio-economic situations. Lowering the price, and barrier to entry, and bringing new experiential frameworks to a broken system.
The outlook is bright for Web 3.0 and as Spotify brings NFTs to beta in sales associated with artist stream this only further supports the case that music will bring adoption across industries with the saying holding true. Adapt or die.
Amro Shihadah is a Web 3, AI, Cloud, and Entrepreneurship Subject matter expert, and he does not hold any positions in music NFTs and provides this insight to expand the perspectives of those yet to explore the web 3 space.
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Dylan Santana is a triple threat force to be reckoned with a path for success
The Latino community is known for their strength, hardworking nature and humility. We caught up with a young entrepreneur and author who is making a difference in his community. Dylan, a serial entrepreneur, is a published book author, a youth motivational speaker and model, all under the age of 25.
“The motivation behind my drive is really God and my family,” he said. “Watching them struggle with what they have already been through in life, on top of me seeing myself go through the challenges in life that I face helps me push myself past my limit.”
His mother taught him the importance of working hard, having good work ethics and to never give up will take you far in life.
“Knowing that one day all my hard work and suffering will pay off and I can say I became a man not that just only my family could look up to, but whoever is inspired by my story, and what’s in Luke 1:37: “For with God nothing shall be impossible’’
Dylan Santana was born in Conn., and grew up, N.C.. Over the years, he traveled to a lot of places like Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico . He also spent a lot of time in Queens, N.Y., where other family members lived.
Before getting into modeling, he worked at a variety of jobs. Some jobs were physically challenging and low paying, the work was satisfying and provided him the opportunity to hear amazing stories and get a good perspective on life, God, and the importance of gratitude.
Although he didn’t get into modeling and the fashion industry until later in life, his mom told him he would gradually create and develop his own personal style and demeanor over the years, including an interest in hair and clothing styles. She and others suggested he considered modeling.
He applied to be a model at Charlotte Seen Fashion Week, and was chosen by a designer.
Dylan Santana thinks it’s important to always be prepared for any type of shoot, which he does by practicing runway walks, observing his poses in the mirror, visualizing scenarios where he asks the right questions, and making sure to speak in a proper and professional and business tone. Knowledge of the business part of the industry helps, as does having a mentorship and support from a pro modeling teacher.
“I really separate myself from other models by just being me, and knowing who God made me to become,” he said.
When he’s not modeling, Dylan Santana enjoys spending time with his family, and with himself, but always with God.
“I have to get better with resting though and self-care,” he said. “I worked and sacrificed so much in life for the goals and dreams I have that I struggle with just resting or even just going to sleep easy. That’s one thing I’m trying to get better at: in life you’re supposed to work just as much as enjoying every moment of life outside of the grind.”
Keep up with Dylan on Instagram @the_great_santana_
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Learn Financial Literacy With Chief A.i
When it comes to financial education it is no longer a topic people want to avoid. Gen Z and Millenials are tackling their financial literacy head on. Managing your money is a personal skill that some individuals might need assistance with. With so much money going in and out sometimes the task of making responsible decisions is daunting so seeking professional help is key for success. That is where Chief Ai comes into play. Chief Ai is a company that focuses solely on the success of each client when it comes to responsible financial usage.
This company’s focus is offering workshops to learn the basics of money management, investing and other skills. They also help shed light on financial restoration and provide complete knowledge that aids each client’s case as each is very different. You would think that this topic would be taught in school, but that’s not the case. Managing your own money requires a fundamental understanding of personal credit and a willingness to embrace personal responsibility. To be financially literate means having the ability to not let money – or the lack of it – get in the way of your happiness as you work hard and build an American dream complete with a long and fulfilling retirement