future tape

Anthony Volodkin created music-discovery site Hype Machine in 2005, and it’s still going strong. Now he’s also exploring how to help people navigate the music that’s being released as NFTs in the web3 era.

Volodkin has been prototyping a site called Future Tape, which is described as “a minimalist player for the web3 tracks on Catalog, Sound and Nina” – those being three of the emerging platforms for music-based NFTs. “I’ve been having fun watching these experimental platforms grow, and wanted an easy way to listen to all the new sounds,” explained the site.

In a tweet-thread, Volodkin outlined some of the questions he’s hoping to answer with Future Tape. “What’s the most immediate way I can add value to the artists minting, and collectors that have been investing in the space? Stable mobile playback, of course, but what else?” he wrote. “What’s the simplest view into the space that can help introduce new listeners? Reverse-chronological view, search, what else? What are some ways to make this experience fun for people not yet holding any tokens?”

It’s certainly something to keep an eye on.

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