To yours truly, a message from Volareo: Indiegogo launch

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Hey you, Yes, you. It’s been a long journey. For most of it, it’s been a roller coaster. When you’re a startup and want to solve a big problem the thing that you need the most is a lot of support. You guys have been amazing from the start. For that, we can only say thank you. This company wouldn’t have been so successful without you.  Today we’ll be hitting our first milestone. Finally, all our work has led to the … Read More

Paul Hanford on post-internet culture, London’s trends and the need of independency

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Only 2 days left until we launch the Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first open source, decentralized smart speaker! It has been amazing to see the excitement for Volareo.   You’re a big advocate of independent music and underground/ sub-genres being heard. Where do you see the state of things in this post-internet culture? We live in a paradox. On one hand, the tools for creative production are in abundance – with decent music production software available (much of the … Read More

Have fun in a crowd with crowdfunding

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You have a mind full of business/artistic ideas, but an empty pocket. Welcome your saviour, crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is raising finance by asking many people for a small amount of money each. This is the opposite of asking a small number of investors for a large amount of capital. Why choose to crowdfund over Bill Gates though? Crowdfunding builds a community. It creates brand ambassadors, who share your vision and believe in you. This family follow your journey and are rewarded … Read More

Siin on speakers privacy, mixing arab music and electronic music and Berlin: Volareo’s interviews

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  You’re an artist and creative based in Berlin that is bringing the Arab world to a western country. How’s that being received by the community? Very good and with great expectations, since there are a lot of people from the Arab world in our community and also a lot of people are interested in Arabic music. You started from the very humble beginning. Your story is very closely related to your music and events. Can you tell us more … Read More

Blockchain benefits music listeners too

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You’ve heard the buzz. As someone who regularly streams music, how does blockchain benefit you though? Why go for one of the Spotify alternatives over Spotify itself or Apple Music? Why reward artists with cryptocurrency over dollars? Here are some answers.   Rewards all round   The greater the reward for the artist, the more resources at their disposal to create more art and value for you. Blockchain streaming platforms aim to redistribute the slices of the streaming pie. There … Read More

“Any new way to buy things with crypto will certainly help”: an honest interview with Grammy nominated musician Pascal Guyon.

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Your career has been incredibly successful – you have multiple grammy nominations on your belt – how did you go from a small city in France to the in-depth music world of Los Angeles?   At a young age, my parents noticed me playing with my small instruments along with the radio. It became serious in my teenage years. I started getting classical as well as jazz piano lessons and being mentored by the best musicians in Europe. I quickly … Read More