#223 – Ending Artist Poverty

Ending Artist Poverty. It’s something that almost every single aspiring artist, singer, songwriter, or all around creative soul faces on a daily basis. But how does one go about getting over what seems like an insurmountable hurdle, all the while making sense of it all?

Enter Labelcoin. Considered by their founder and CEO Mark Miller as the Robinhood of music, they have created a revolutionary song exchange that lets the fan invest in the next big song. Built on Web3 technology, Labelcoin is ushering in a new era for the music industry. Their mission statement is simple: To stamp out artistic poverty.

On this episode, we talk among other things, how to make songs “investible” to the average fan. How many spins on music streaming platforms will it take for you to see a return on your investment. Why is it that most contestants on such shows as American Idol, The Voice, and other applicable television fare aren’t successful after leaving?


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