How Catalog intends to change the music business via NFTs


The music business has created an NFT marketplace called Catalog. They are using state-of-the-art technology to radically alter the traditional economics of the music industry to reclaim legal rights to their creations.

When did having a Catalog become obligatory?

The music industry has been plagued by the same enduring problems for the better part of 15 years. Complex ownership structures and an unstable streaming industry are only two examples of these problems. To ensure that creators have more agency over their work and financial remuneration for their efforts, we need novel approaches to dissemination.

What additional options do musicians have at their disposal now that they may use Catalog?

Even though most NFT marketplaces support a wide variety of media formats, music stores still need their own space. The catalog is the only current platform dedicated to creating, discovering, and exchanging audio NFTs. The artists get 100% of the selling price; the Catalog receives no commission.

The value of an artist’s work is set by the artist; creator fees and buy-it-now prices are set by the artist. Any ERC20 token may be used for fan bids, and a “slice” can be included in the offer.

Artists have the option to accept or reject any bid at any time, so they can prefer to work with a smaller but more loyal fan base rather than a vast crypto whale. This lets them weigh the customer’s long-term worth and immediate benefits.

In contrast to other NFT markets, where the bid book is hosted by the platform, the market for a Catalog record is built inside the NFT itself. This EPROM file may be played on Zora and other devices eager to showcase our NFTs. Zora users may place bids on it. If Catalog were to shut down tomorrow, the value of these archives would remain constant throughout eternity and continue to grow long after we are gone.

Why is an NFT so beneficial, exactly?

There is an original with substantial cultural weight when it comes to works of art that are physically existent, such as the Mona Lisa. The original Mona Lisa displayed in the Louvre is no less valuable since it has been the subject of millions of replicas, “remixes,” and other forms of media coverage.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) allow creators to produce the digital “original” version of their work by permanently embedding it on the internet. The more individuals who use and interact with a non-fungible token (NFT), the more value is pushed back to the NFT via network effects.

Possession of an NFT is significant not just because of the historical significance of the individuals who built it, but also because of the potential enhancements to the software that may be implemented with its help.

Now more than ever, anybody may buy original creative work, historical artefacts, cultural experiences, and scholarly insights from their creators. Original, unique, uncommon in digital form, publicly accessible, and perhaps privately held content.

The format’s usefulness and the way we control our online information are both fundamentally transformed by this move. This change also contributes to the format’s financial success.

Nirav Chauhan

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