Though we are in the midst of a bear market, the music industry continues to thrive, and the metaverse appears to be one concept of Web3 that continues to look very promising within the space. As a result, the term “metaverse” is often thrown around, yet very few people understand what the metaverse is or how it’s going to affect the music industry as we know it today. Water & Music’s Season 2 aims to change that.
The NFTs for Season 2 were designed by the same designer who created the NFTs for Season 1—thatsac—and introduce a new color scheme along with 3D elements that “parallel the expansion of Water & Music’s research into multiple dimensions of music, tech, and culture.”
All proceeds from NFT sales will be split among Water & Music’s design team, their contributors, and the DAO treasury. Additionally, all Season 2 NFT holders will gain access to an exclusive archive of over 200 articles and databases, biweekly analyses of music & tech trends, and their community of 2,000 music & tech professionals.
Season 2 memberships launched on July 8, 2022, along with an extensive 18,000-word article put together by more than 80 contributors. The article covers 9 design principles for a musical metaverse.
These 9 design principles include:
1. Individual sense of presence
2. User-generated content (UGC)
3. Massively scaled (# of users)
4. Scaled synchronicity (concurrent users)
5. Real-time rendered 3D virtual worlds
6. Persistence of worlds over time
7. Continuity of data across worlds
8. Interoperable network