[ddj] Belgian musictech startup fandation - via Daniel Vidovsky

Daniel Vidovsky daniel.vidovsky at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 11:23:36 UTC 2016

Hi peeps

I got noticed by a reader that the orange overlay my weblog
fandation.co/about <http://j.mp/aboutfandation> was using to collect e-mail
addresses apparently wouldn't disappear after clicking on it (in some
browsers?); so, it was quite obtrusive for you as a reader.

I changed the script; by now you won't get an overlay anymore. I'm very
sorry for this inconvenience.

Hopefully you'll enjoy reading my mission and vision. And, who knows, you'd
like to participate in this important project. One person did already
propose to help. Thank you.

Best regards

2016-09-06 15:40 GMT+02:00 Daniel Vidovsky <daniel.vidovsky at gmail.com>:

> Hi peeps
> I'm building a *musictech startup fandation.co/about
> <http://j.mp/aboutfandation> * (mission & vision).
> *THE PROBLEM*Billions of dollars went into music business disruption over
> the past 20 years, very little of which went to musicians and instead
> eroded their livelihood. While royalties in general will improve, *it has
> been more difficult than ever for musicians to monetize their music*.
> There is nothing more abundant online than free music (except cat videos).
> Fans know how to engage with artists — they know how to find artist
> websites, their social presences, they know how to find other fans. They
> know how to sign up to your email list. But *do artists actually know how
> to engage with their fans* (by means of exception : Lady Gaga & ‘Little
> Monsters’ fan website)?
> *Music is not a product, music is a service facilitating storytelling.*
> True storytelling is facilitating reputation and fan relationships, what in
> return facilitates recurrent financial support for a creator.
> I'm convinced the business value for a 21th century musician is not just
> his music anymore but the true digital story of this / your idol as an
> experience. I call it *the creator DNA : his lifelog, opinions, moods,
> accumulated talents, inspirations, etc.*
> I'm inspired by *three trends*
>    1. the *Quantified Self *movement
>    2. *Data Visualization *(cf. Data Journalism)
>    3. simplicity of and willingness to share *Infographics* (cf. 'Study:
>    Millennials spent more time on text and video, but gave more praise for
>    photos, infographics' http://j.mp/2bSjJ1G, 'Why Content Goes Viral:
>    What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us' http://j.mp/2bONPQE).
> *We accelerate independent / DIY musicians’ careers* via a direct-to-fan
> (top 10%-30% of fans) interactive interface vibewall® for *data-driven
> visual storytelling, reward-based fan engagement and subscription-based
> fanfunding*.
> I'm a Belgian (living in Antwerp) digital sales & marketing guy with a
> vision to improve the DIY musician's career. I'm *looking for a data geek* *to
> help me ethically scrape musician related DBs and for data mining for a
> dataviz storytelling prototype / MVP*, e.g. polygraph.cool/miles/
> I would like to start with mapping of singles / EP / albums / remixes and
> their relations / popularity index, and of lyrics e.g. what word(s) is
> (are) commonly used.
> I've already compiled a list of the most relevant DBs and scraping tools.
> More ideas are welcome.
> Do you believe in my mission & vision? Do you believe in a better world
> for DIY artists? Are you into dataviz storytelling? Then* I would like to
> welcome you via daniel.vidovsky(at)gmail.com <daniel.vidovsky at gmail.com>*
> *Sharing is caring. *Thank you.
> Best regards
> Daniel
> fandation® - fans, facts, fun, funds
> @danvidsky - #fantivist #BeMusicTech
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