On Oct 24, 2021, Botto, a “decentralized autonomous artist” sold its first work for ~$325,000 (79.421 ETH). Slowly, but surely, all the requisite components have matured for crypto-based autonomous artists to take center stage
The rise in streaming is a good thing. When physical sales are declining (except for vinyls, which is super cool) and live performances can still be difficult, music streaming is a lifeline for many artists
Based on the case of hip-hop music production in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the present working paper examines how the ‘age of streaming’ affects the musical production and the dreams and ambitions of music workers.