Tech and Infrastructure Needs: 02/2021

In working our way toward producing a mobile and desktop Resonate app, we could definitely use more help on the development side of things, but:

Trying to think outside of the box means having to account for a few extra things in the development process.

This write-up is an overview of where Resonate…

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Winds of Change: In Conversation with Pink Siifu

Photo by Texas Isaiah.

Pink Siifu has been in hibernation mode this year. That hasn’t stopped his creative juices from flowing or his creative output, though.

In 2020, the Alabama-born emcee dropped his second full-length album Negro introducing a soundscape radically different from his 2018 debut…

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New Board Member – Hakanto

Following the board appointments and confirmation at our Annual General Meeting, Resonate welcomes Hakanto to the Board of Directors. Hakanto shares his introductory letter, sent to the Board before seating.

I’m Hakanto: a singer, pianist, and visual artist in Houston, Texas. In May of 2020, I discovered Resonate while researching co-operative business. I’d been furloughed at…

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New Board Member – Melissa Taylor

Following the Board appointments and confirmation at the Annual General Meeting, Resonate welcomes Melissa Taylor to the Board of Directors. Melissa shares her introductory letter, sent to the Board before seating.

“I bring to Resonate 20 years of unique experience, contacts and perspective in the electronic…

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New on Resonate December 18th-24th

annual general meeting

The Resonate Co-operative will hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) online via Zoom on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 18.00 – 20.00 CET / 9am – 11am PST.

The meeting is an opportunity for members to review the co-op’s progress, build community and plot ways forward together. There are important items on the agenda that will…

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New on Resonate December 11th

new releases

  • Descriptions written by the artists.  New releases from artist members in Australia, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and New York.
Paul Taylor – Cluj Concert | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom | “Improvised solo piano concert for Transilvania Jazz Festival, at the Hungarian State Opera House & Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,…

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New on Resonate December 4th

new releases

  • Descriptions written by the artists.  Resonate Co-op welcomes new artist members from Canada, New York, New Jersey, Norway and England.
dave sylvester – the space between you & i | England | “the space between you & i is a subdued but sanguine, genre-agnostic exploration of emotional distance via…

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New on Resonate November 27th

new releases

  • Descriptions written by the artists.  Resonate Co-op welcomes new artist members from South Korea, Germany, and California.
Grief Scene – Bad Times | Berlin, Germany | “Written and recorded in three months in late 2019, Bad Times is an album of songs about lost friendship, climate anxiety, and the…

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New on Resonate November 19th

new this week

  • Resonate Co-op has submitted its evidence to the UK Government Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Inquiry into the Economics of Music Streaming.  We had a fantastic, impassioned response from our members, occasional listeners, artists, and the general public everywhere.  It was quite a job to capture the great insights you provided, and to convey the strength of…

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New on Resonate November 13th

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New on Resonate November 6th

descriptions provided by the artists
Thunderpaw – Land of Forbidden Knowledge | Washington DC, USA | “A new sonic force to be unleashed, Acid surf, Vibrations are energy, Music is a weapon of love, songs of the soul speaking truth. Songs from the universe, Rock and roll Psychedelia.”

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New on Resonate October 30th

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Dream Control: An Interview with Zack Fox

Comedian. Musician. Illustrator. Rebel.

The multi-talented and multi-skilled Zack Fox is closing out this spooky, dystopian month of October, 2020 with both a music video for his new song entitled Stick (featuring the legendary Fabo of D4L), and solutions-oriented perspective for his creative…

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Community Credentials

Resonate is creating a Co-operative Privacy and Trust system for digital dignity across communities, working with EU project partners.

Artists in every field want to collaborate with each other and with their own community-supporting audiences. But trusted collaboration without face to face interaction is difficult.  Many of us let the major corporate social platforms manage the majority of our identity…

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New on Resonate October 23rd

descriptions provided by the artists
Tess Roby – Beacon | Montreal, Quebec | “The Beacon looms over the English countryside. ‘Throughout my life I have felt the pull to return to it,’ Tess says, ‘I’m beckoned by father’s roots & the landscape of fields leading to the coast.’”

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New on Resonate October 16th

descriptions provided by the artists
Kangding Ray – 61 Mirrors . Music for SKALAR | Germany | “Reflections on light and sound. This music was composed for SKALAR, an audio-visual kinetic art installation created by Christopher Bauder & Kangding Ray.”
Contemplator – Sonance

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New on Resonate October 9th

descriptions provided by the artists
Battery Operated Orchestra (BOO) – Yesterday Tomorrow and You | United Kingdom | “Recorded before and during lockdown, Yesterday Tomorrow and You is a survival handbook for the future in four chapters.”
Paul Taylor – Altceva | United Kingdom | “Piano…

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New on Resonate October 2nd

descriptions provided by the artists
Tkivo – Strange Low | Croatia | “Tkivo (eng. ‘Tissue’) is an electronic band that was formed in 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia by Karlo Vukovic.”
Robi Mitch – Our Year | United Kingdom | “Robi’s debut is warm and nostalgic, philosophically…

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Resonate welcomes new co-op board member Z

This is Z’s introductory letter to the Resonate board, shared before seating, and slightly modified for public viewing; it includes information on some of his background, as well as key insights into why he is lending his experience to our platform.

Dear Resonate Team:

My name is…

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Resonate welcomes new co-op executive Rich Jensen

Resonate thrives because of the broad range of skills and insight dedicated contributors have supplied to keep the project moving through years of development, risk, and experimentation.

Resonate social promotions

In our on-going efforts to democratize curation and build an algorithm-free streaming service, we’re announcing a new program for promoting new releases via social media.

Accelerating our development

Asking the question… can people-powered finance drive the expansion of a truly ethical music community?

Resonate roadmap 2019

With the relaunch of the brand and #stream2own app last week, we’re quite excited for the future development and growth of the platform. Here’s the roadmap for 2019.

Brand Relaunch

We’re very excited today to officially announce the relaunch of Resonate’s brand identity, a rebuilt player and a new framework for future growth.

Going Open Source

We have listened carefully to you, our members, and have an announcement to make – the first of several that will come this year. Starting in March Resonate is going open source!

Appearances + events featuring Resonate

Resonate members are speaking at numerous events in 2019. Check out the list for the full schedule and check back often for updates!

Restructuring Resonate

A set of unforeseen events has dramatically affected our ability to operate and execute on the plans set forth earlier this year. While we’ll explore those adversities and solicit your engagement, we’d first like to highlight what has been accomplished to date.

An invitation to Resonate’s first Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to our first AGM! This marks a major milestone in our development, and is a key part of democratic co-operative governance.

Building the greenest platform possible ?

Resonate is committed to an ethical, sustainable operation on all fronts. We’re pleased to announce that we’re donating to Eden Reforestation Projects to plant trees to offset our carbon footprint!

Resonate: past, present and future

As Resonate grows, our situation has changed substantially. Most of our staff only joined this past March, and it’s been a tricky but exciting transition to get the whole team up and running. We’ve been contextualizing what we’re working on now, figuring out how it fits into the bigger picture.

In pursuit of an inclusive platform

Resonate is committed to changing the music industry for the better, and we consider the wider impact of everything that we do. As we build a new, direct artist-to-fan music platform, we want to ensure that all people and communities are supported. It’s important to us to build a welcoming environment for all.

Working with WARM

We are really excited about all the progress that Resonate is making, and today we’re delighted to announce yet another development: Resonate is collaborating with WARM Music, the first large-scale radio airplay monitor.

Collaboration with Off Axis

We are tremendously excited to be announcing yet another partnership. Resonate will be working with Off Axis, a platform that brings brilliant artists to new audiences.

lifeID collaboration

Resonate and lifeID are thrilled to announce a new collaboration. The ethical music streaming co-op and blockchain-based identity platform will be working together to develop a comprehensive solution for managing identity online.

RChain partnership announcement

Resonate is thrilled to announce a new partnership that will help us achieve our goal of building a fair, transparent and accountable future of digital music distribution. A new blockchain system called RChain is investing $1M US into Resonate through their investment arm Reflective Ventures.

The importance of tagging

While this article is primarily targeted towards our music makers we thought it would be interesting for fans to explore the topic as well. Building a robust, easily searchable music application is crazy complex. After all, look at all the different ways one common music genre can be tagged…

The quest for accurate streaming royalties data

Recently I got into an extended email discussion with a very well known indie label that I was seriously hoping to recruit into the Resonate coop. The short version is that it was quite eye-opening to find out how much they loved…

Blockchain for DJs + Producers

Let me drop a dazzling question, much as you might drop a track on a crowd about to hit a massive peak of orgiastic dance frenzy: What technology could usher in a new era of unparalleled creative freedom, artistic control and collaborative expression?

Why independent labels are so important

Through all the chaotic changes in the digital age of music, one institution has been consistently the target of criticism – the record label. While it’s now technologically possible for artists to self produce and distribute, we think the role of the (independent) record label has never been so important.

Blockchains for metadata and licensing

Imagine for a moment that embedded within music files was a smart contract that could run 24/7, sending out automated licensing, usage and payment agreements to hundreds of parties around the world without phone calls, emails or face to face contract-signing.

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