Crypto For Creators — How Content Creators Can Connect Directly With Fans, With A Little Help From The Crypto Community
The internet is not what it was originally intended to be.
Maybe that’s no surprise, but for content creators, it can be a real bummer.
Originally, the internet was intended to be more like a collection of hubs, where everyone had their own data, their own content, and others could visit and view it if they had permission.
It didn’t work out quite that way, and while the internet we have today is vast and powerful, in some ways it certainly falls short.
There’s no reason it has to be that way though, and some innovative thinkers are working to make some much-needed improvements.
One way the original ideas for the internet would have been better is in connecting content creators directly to their fans.
Right now, for example, you might pay Spotify or Apple, and they let you stream the music from your favorite artists, and the artists get a small fraction of a cent in compensation.
It works… but it’s certainly not ideal — the largest portion of what you pay is going to a middle-man.
That works out great for the middle-men, but most folks would prefer that if they have to pay for something, the money should go to the artists — and I think the artists would prefer that, too.
Unlike working through a third-party company, this hub-style access would be a lot more like social media — in the good ways at least.
It would allow artists to communicate with their fan base, and vice versa, without all of the noise that comes with having public posts put in front of millions of viewers who couldn’t care less, based on some algorithm.
That means that the artists would likely find it easier to speak, and it would definitely be easier to get an idea of what their fans are looking for.
Okay, But Crypto?
If you remember the long headline for this article, you’re probably asking yourself by now, where does the crypto come in?
We did talk about paying the artists directly — well it would be a pain to always be dealing with conversion rates and banks — but there’s an easy solution.
You guessed it, a purpose-built cryptocurrency.
Fans would be able to use their debit or credit cards to purchase crypto, and then use that crypto any time to support the artists and content creators they love.
Whether that means subscribing to their streams, purchasing albums or art, or something else entirely.
The system could even be used to allow fans to trade that art among themselves, with the artists getting a small cut, or a royalty, from each trade.
Out With The Old — In With The New
It’s not surprising the artists are excited, and the fans are, too.
We’re all tired of dealing through middlemen, and it’s time to take things to the next level.
The way things have been working is undeniably effective, but we could do so much better — and thanks to some innovative entrepreneurs, soon it will be a reality.
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