Over the past few years, technology has helped musicians release their music, as well as given an avenue for simple civilians to listen to various genres of music in practical ways.
Because of popular music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Soundcloud, we no longer have to wait for songs to be played on the radio or television or purchase external devices such as walkmans or MP3 players to listen to music.
Everything that can satisfy our music-less lives can now be satisfied with a mere download of an app.
Since the use of blockchain has started gaining attention in recent years, several DApps focusing on music licensing and streaming have emerged and entered the market.
Here are some DApps that musicians and mere civilians can use to access music:
Choon is a music streaming service built on top of the Ethereum network. It is also designed as a digital payments ecosystem. It claims to serve as an alternative for artists and musicians who earn nothing from their work uploaded on Soundcloud and Spotify.
As of this writing, the DApp already hosts more than 12,000 artists and over 45,000 tracks.
This Ethereum-powered DApp allows its users to stream independent music for free and without ads, competing against streaming platforms that require users to pay a premium fee to continuously listen to music.
Through blockchain technology, the DApp employs a transparent way of paying independent musicians with every stream that their music receives.
Soundeon is a decentralized platform that mainly supports artists’ right in every aspect of creating their work and promoting them to the public.
It seeks to provide musicians, who have a difficult time reaching out to record labels, producers, and promoters, a transparent media rights and management environment where they can control their work.
Soundeon also operates on top of the Ethereum blockchain.