Just by reading the headline you may wonder, but what token creation and producing music at home as to do with one another? Well, as a musician I am one of the millions that visit uncertainty every day wondering if making music is something that can provide us with a steady and profitable income to live. One of the main reasons why nowadays home studios are so common is that for musicians the most secure way is to make music at a low cost and of course do it on their own.
But even when you produce your own music at home to reduce costs and have at least a comparable quality, many times we wrongly stay with the satisfaction of creating and playing with something we love even if this doesn’t translate to earring money. Then we definitely need to find a way in which we can have both satisfactions: Create our own music and create our own token to profit our art and make it become a real business. Why should musicians create tokens?
“Many times we wrongly stay with the satisfaction of creating and playing with something we love even if this doesn’t translate to earring money.”
Working from home
Working from home has a lot of advantages, not only minimize costs but also allowing the people to develop emotionally in a more stable environment, this is very important when we talk about liberal arts. Working on creative projects require that we have time for ourselves and feel at ease without the usual pressure of the outside world, sometimes including stressful relationships or dealing with people who are also stressed and under pressure.
It seems that during this time many companies found out that working from home was not only practical but it also increased their general happiness and allowed them to be proactive in a comfortable environment. You may think that arts have always been something people do mostly at home but that wouldn’t be true at all, many musicians for example have to make it through agencies, studios, or record houses thinking that it’s the best option. Spending a lot of money rent music equipment or commuting longs distances with the burden of heavy instruments, even risking their lives when they could do it at home.
Having your work flow under control
There is a reason why even now many people still go to record houses and it’s because they don’t know how to effectively have control over their workflow and the posterior promotion of their creations. They end up relying on other people to take control and they sometimes change their approach and the creative process because they do not understand what the artist really wants to express.
Token creation is not only a way of selling a product but it is also a way in which you can control your workflow and deliver what you want to deliver in your own time, engaging with those who are interested in you more directly and in less time. Producing music is very intense labor and it is not any easier when its overcharged with the idea of working for someone else’s proficiency more than your own.
“When you become a token creator you are becoming the master and the leader of your own organization, and you set the rules to make things happen.”.
Set your business at home
When you become a token creator you are becoming the master and the leader of your own organization, and you set the rules to make things happen, you are now becoming self reliable using digital tokens. For example, if you decide to produce your own podcasts sharing valuable information, or if you want to compose and sing your own singles or songs and sell them to other musicians or more famous figures, creating voice-overs, soundtracks for movies and short films, you can become a voice actor and work in the kind of projects that you prefer, like a freelancer but more powerful, since you will be able to create, share, promote and sell in your own accord and to the people of your community.
Yet, being a token creator is beneficial for your fans too, since at mintme.com the people that acquire your tokens can also participate on the special things that you offer through them, which will allow you to create a wider and more integral community that enjoys your personal projects and wants to be part of them. Your fans and followers will also have the opportunity to earn on your success, meaning that if you grow as an artist and you become more famous they will also be encouraged as early supporters of your musical projects.
This is definitely something in which MintMe has a big advantage over any other crowdfunding platform or token creation platforms, that fans feel prompted to help their artist grow not only because they like their art and creations but because that way they can also earn and monetize themselves, making it a back and ford, win-win situation, for the token creators and for those who buy and trade tokens.
By Mary Schwartz