Imagine a sort of digital We Are The World for the 2021 musical landscape that can benefit charities and re-establish the boundaries of how music is created, collaborated on, and then used to give back in a very real way.
ToG employs AI creativity and the NFT (non-fungible tokens) to come up with an original musical and visual work that is auctioned off, with proceeds going to three charities: Behind the Scenes, MusiCounts and the Unison Fund.
Initiative founded by Mike "Parkside" Renaud (Hidden Pony/Slaight Music), Lenny Levine (LL Artist Management) and Gleb Divov (FAYR Ecosystem).
Pictures of 6 empty concert venues were used as inspiration for the Musical Blockchain for music composing.
They are Royal Albert Hall, The Berlin Philharmonic, Sydney Opera House, Theatre Olympia de Montréal, Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks.
The Musical Blockchain AI composer composed music based on it's feelings of those pictures.
The initial Musical Blockchain stems created are passed to a first pod of musicians who will use them to create a track.
After several days, the track passed to a second pod of musicians, and then a third to adapt, reinvent and bring to life as they see creatively inspired to.
Artists included in each Token of Gratitude pod are as follows:
POD 1 - Sulene, Austin Nops (The Effens), Dave Brownsound (Sum 41).
POD 2 - Isaac Carpenter (awolnation), Tal Vaisman/Jimmy Chaveau (Kadeema), DANKE.
POD 3 - Adam Bentley (Allegories), Terra Lightfoot, Luke Bentham (The Dirty Nil), Brett Detar (The Juliana Theory).
The final track sent to Belgian techno pioneer Kris Vanderheyden aka Insider to be remixed.
Once completed, the original track, remixes, and fractal art created by the AI will be minted as NFTs, with 100% proceeds going to the aforementioned charities.
A physical lathe cut vinyl of each phase will also be included in the NFT offering.