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Partner Spotlight: Create, Discover and Collect Music with Melos
Partner Spotlight: Create, Discover and Collect Music with Melos

This is a guest post from the Melos.Studio team.

​​Hello everyone! We are Melos, a team of musicians and seasoned blockchain tech professionals who are more than excited to bring our unique create-to-earn music ecosystem to the Flow blockchain. 

The core vision of Melos is to create an ecosystem in which all fans of music can participate in the creation process and be rewarded for their efforts. From the casual music fan to the seasoned musician/producer, the Melos platform offers tools and features to take not only music enjoyment but NFTs to the next level. 

Currently, most NFT projects are using NFTs as merely a storage medium or static collection item. At Melos, we are using NFTs as a proof of creation or co-creation if you will, giving our NFTs a dynamic collaborative function as MusicBlocks within our DNA Tree system. 

Melos MusicBlocks and DNA Tree

At the foundation of the Melos platform, we have Musicblocks as the building blocks of our fan-creator economy on Web 3.0. The Musicblocks collection is vast and varied, from a simple guitar riff to a vocal sample or even a complete song created by a Melos member. The DNA Tree will represent the creative chain that ties Musicblocks together and in turn also represent the possible profit flows to each NFT contributor along the chain.

As an example of how the NFT creation process works and how stage of the NFT chain is rewarded for their efforts and contribution: 

  1. Pianist Aditi mints a piano tune as G0 NFT
  2. Bob sees the NFT and likes the tune, and adds his guitar riff to it and mints piano+guitar G1 NFT
  3. Camilia comes across the G1 piano/guitar NFT and adds his vocal chorus to it to mint piano/guitar/vocal G2 NFT
*numbers are for demonstration only

A few key takeaways from the Melos Musicblock system

  1. NFTs as an interactive collectible vs just a static item to buy/sell. Users can add/create value to an individual NFT and value chain, like musicians adding or remixing a tune or song.
  2. New relationships between fans, musicians, and producers as everyone now has access to a vast pool of musical elements to collect, be inspired by and build upon. 
  3. A new transparent and democratic create-to-earn ecosystem for music. Both originators and collaborators are rewarded every step of the way and the entire process is clearly documented on the Flow blockchain and Web 3.0.

Metis AI and Virtual Band 

Ok so you’re interested in the concept of Melos and what it offers, but you’re not a musician or have no technical knowledge of music? No worries, Melos has you covered!

As one of our co-founders is a music producer, it was imperative that we created a custom digital music composition tool that is both accessible to newbies and feature rich enough for pros. Our custom built Metis brings that with AI assisted composition for beginners to full suite instruments and mixing tools for professional musicians.

We are designing the next generation tool, Virtualband. VirtualBand is going to have in-house communication features to enable users from different locations and timezones to discuss music pieces on platform, leave notes and jam as easy as using google docs.

Core Members

Co-founders, Yalu and Jim both worked in various fields of music and blockchain industry. They came to realize that there are many music inspirations that never got a chance to be released. We built Melos to allow these musical pieces to be seen in public and give a chance to get others collaborate in Github style through blockchain.

Vera is experienced in marketing and is a part time singer. Leo is also a very experienced developer. We all share the same passion for music on web3.0.

Flow Partnership

As members of the Flow, Melos team is consistently inspired by the other projects as well the whole supportive culture and ecosystem for content creators built by Flow. We are within Flowverse so the community can find us easily. We are also adopting Blocto wallet to ensure the smoothest integration between Melos and Flow and look forward to bringing extra excitement to our platform by continuing to bring exclusive music NFTs from well-known artists for our members to collect and build with.

The Drop featuring Nervo

From songwriters to artists and super-fans to superstars, electronic dance music’s first sisters – Mim and Liv Nervo of NERVO – have staged a miraculous climb onto the international stage, straight from the pit to in front of it. 

These multi-talented DJ dynamos are the all-time top-ranking female DJs in the world, voted by their legions of fans to No. 16 on DJ Magazine’s influential “Top 100 DJs” poll while.

We are extremely happy to have Nervo to work with us on this NFT drop. They are great talents and have experience working with many artists on huge songs.

Having cemented their songwriting prowess with a global No. 1 and having written and produced hits for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) to name a few, and receiving a Grammy Award for writing ‘When Love Takes Over’ for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, the sisters of NERVO from Australia have risen to stardom with their songwriting skills alone.  

Numerous other releases including a chart-topping debut album ‘Collateral’ in 2015 to high critical acclaim and reaching #1 on iTunes to string of club hits of their own, it’s fair to say NERVO are credited with being one of the biggest dance acts in the business.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Melos, make sure to follow us, for the latest developments!