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Discussion on: Journey into Web Monetization - day 1

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Jacob Colborn

Idea #1 strikes home for me. A way to cut out the middle man involved with the current music distribution process. It also provides a great way for a creator to interface with their audience. Would you think you would require WM for listening or just use an incentive model (like the 100+20 idea from Coil)?

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Carl Barrdahl Author

I think you're onto something with allowing creators to interface more easily with their audience.
I would love to see something more decentralized in how we listen to music. Right now you have to pick an app and you're stuck with their library. I guess the library is dependent on the deals between record labels and the app.

Why not use a similar approach to RSS feeds and blockchains where any client can tap into the data. You can subscribe to feeds, not only from creators but also curators building tracklists and mixtapes to promote content. Creators and curators can of course collaborate together to create groups similar to how some record labels work today.

Developers and designers create clients for these feeds and datalayers and users connect their wallets to stream directly to the creators wallets.

That would as you say cut out the middle man and let content flow in a maybe more organic way.

Of course, this is not limited to music content.

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Rohan Sawant

Hey Carl, this is very interesting stuff. I think this could be huge with Podcasts, don't you think?

Podcast Hosting also is very expensive, (10-20$) right now, I can't see to figure out why, it's a bunch of mp3s, right?

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Carl Barrdahl Author

That's a great idea Rohan!

Maybe it would be possible to build something to connect a stream from IPFS or AWS S3 to pipe streams together:

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Rohan Sawant

Hmm, if you are up for talking more about this hit me up on rohansawantct83@gmail.com, we could actually collaborate on this! I might even have a group of dev friends who can help us with it too!