Strategies

The fundamentals

Explore our radically different listening model and our commitment to fair payments for artists.

Stream-to-own

Explore this unique model from Resonate, the world’s first streaming music cooperative. A method that turns casual listeners into dedicated fans without expensive monthly subscriptions.

Getting paid for every play

The first rule of Resonate is artists always get paid for every play unless they specify otherwise. Providing total control for musicians and fair trade trust for fans.

Growing the service


Collaborating with music blogs

Our proposal to join forces with music-oriented blogs to achieve two goals – promotional support for Resonate leading to the creation of a new portal for their content. Through our innovative stream to own model and desire to build more robust music communities, Resonate envisions creating a fully immersive…

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Beyond the app store model

Contrary to virtually every other streaming service, Resonate is building our system open source. Being a cooperative, it fits with our ethos of openness and transparency, but we’re doing that for other reasons as well – overwhelming efficiency and prosperity.

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Policies and Tactics


Embeddable playlists for curators

For music blogs, the possibility for extra income beyond ads. For artists, creative potential to curate a “label for a day”. Resonate embeddable playlists. For Resonate, the potential to achieve a great deal of exposure while capturing additional fans and revenue.

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Resonate in seven diagrams

Diagrams exploring the Resonate roadmap for development, how we’re going to build a blockchain database for the music industry, #stream2own and our unique cooperative ownership structure.

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Label and artist payments

The key difference between Resonate and other streaming services that have been built on closed-door deals is transparency. The fact is, artists have been shut out from the process for far too long. Our intention is to build a label and artists payment system where every process is direct and upfront.

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Financing strategy

All startups need money to build stuff. Fairly obvious, right? What is not always obvious to the general public is the degree to which investors exert control over the way those projects are run. Being a cooperative means that every listener, musician and worker owns a single share.

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Cooperative governance and the blockchain

Traditionally, cooperative entities such as retail stores, small-scale manufacturing, real estate, service firms, etc. have been local by nature. By contrast, platform cooperatives like Resonate are often international from their inception.

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Why we’re a cooperative

In case you’ve never heard of this type of business, a cooperative is a company structure that allows everyone involved to be a co-owner – sharing in decisions and sharing in the profits. The saying usually goes “one member, one share, one vote” and it’s all about bringing democracy to the workplace.

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