Decentralize the music industry - build smart contract applications that disrupt the world of music

We are looking for music-related projects on Ethereum. Here are some ideas we have collected to get the ball rolling, but definitely not limited to:

• Represent a song’s copyright as a non-fungible asset, so it can be freely traded, and royalties to the original writer can be paid without intermediaries.

• Collectively curating music through a token curation market, as a means to discover new artists, rewarding them directly as they gain popularity within a platform.

• Creating playlists or arranging festivals, by having a set of curators decide which songs or artists are included in the list, leveraging the power of token curated registries.

• Games for music generation on the blockchain, where the participants collaborate by mix-and-matching pieces of songs, according to a set of established rules.

• Selling concert tickets, represented by tradeable tokens, in an initial ticket offering (equivalent to an ICO), with different crowdsale models.

All projects must be built on Ethereum, and be related to music as their main topic. All work on the project must be done within the competition’s 1-month timeframe, though it’s ok to re-use previous or existing ideas.

   

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Eligibility

• Participants: Every participant must be at least 18 years old.

• Teams: There is no maximum (or minimum) team size enforced. Keep in mind that a large team implies splitting the prize among more people later.

 

Requirements

• All projects must be built on Ethereum, and be related to music as their main topic.

• All work on the project must be done within the competition’s 1-month timeframe, though it’s ok to re-use previous or existing ideas.

• Use of open-source software is not just permitted: it’s encouraged. The submissions themselves must also include an open-source license (such as MIT). 

• Every submission must include a link to the code (such as a Github public repository), and preferrably a staging instance, a video, or a set of screenshots (if they apply) as a demo.

Judges

Demian Brener

Demian Brener
CEO at Zeppelin

Armando Christian Pérez

Armando Christian Pérez
Pitbull

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and usefulness
    We are looking for original and creative projects, which at the same time are useful and practical, either solving a need or introducing a valid use case within the music space.
  • Comprehensiveness
    We will favour projects that provide an end-to-end solution to the problem they tackle. A protocol definition by itself, or a set of smart contracts in isolation, will be judged below a project that provides its end-users with a dapp to interact with.
  • Design and polish
    Submitted projects must not “just work”. They need to be easy to use for end-users, providing a nice flow altogether. Minor bugs may be acceptable, as long as they don’t trouble the user experience.
  • Technology
    Technological prowess demonstrated in the project is not the focus of the competition. Nevertheless, we will certainly award extra points to projects that demonstrate clever hacks, or is particularly impressive under-the-hood.
  • Zeppelin-based
    Bonus points will be awarded for projects that base their smart contracts on OpenZeppelin. Even better if they are built on top of zeppelin_os, leveraging the upgradeability features we are rolling out.