Shortly after the launch of the MozikNFT Web platform, an intriguing collection of innovative music was announced for the enrichment of the Mozik ecosystem; and to inspire artists to venture into the creative unknown to bring forth new, brave, experimental and revolutionary works of musical art into the industry.
It’s called the Cadenza Collection, and upon being announced, drew the interests of the community of listeners and artists alike; who joined the official Telegram group in waves to express their interest and enthusiasm.
Now, with the collection out, we take a look at their impact, their content, and where we may see MozikNFT and the music industry headed after triggering a butterfly effect of inspiration that is brewing from within the platform.
What is the Cadenza Collection?
Cadenza uses algorithmic and randomness protocols to select and blend music from all over the world, and mints the end-results into NFTs. Such programs have begun gaining popularity for their ability to create unique and fascinating works from music that already exists, but Cadenza is one of the few programs that utilizes NFTs for this process.
The incorporation of NFTs is very important as they can express ownership of works, and more importantly, can create digital scarcity which is important for the preservation and appreciation of a piece’s value. Furthermore, randomness and NFTs synergize quite well, and make for a powerful duo in an NFT marketplace.
What Makes Cadenza Important?
The collection can be a powerful tool for inspiration, like humans, it can borrow and stitch together pieces from various genres, artists and styles to bring forth something unique. The end-products may sometimes lack that human touch and emotion, but that is where listeners and artists come in; they absorb the content, and bring forth something new.
Furthermore, the Cadenza collection also aids in sharing the creative burden that artists must carry. By utilizing computing power and algorithms, they can accomplish in a minute what an artist would be able to create in 10 hours. While this doesn’t mean artists don’t have to brainstorm anymore, they now have a powerful tool at their disposal — a creative companion they can always draw inspiration from.
Reviewing the Release
About a dozen Cadenza pieces are now available on the MozikNFT platform, each distinctly unique from the other. The pieces start at around $185 but some are even going for as high as $1850; signifying the demand and appreciation for such works.
Musicians were privately shown music sheets from 3 different pieces of the Cadenza Collection and were asked to give their opinions on what they saw. Some recognized that the compositions were a little unorthodox, and others who were more involved with computing were able to guess that parts of these works were made by humans, but a computer program played a significant role in the final composition.
The works were also well-received by the community, who not only expressed interest in the released works, but also for future collections that follow in the steps of Cadenza. But the real value here isn’t necessarily this collection, rather, it is the future works that will be inspired by the randomness and diversity of Cadenza; which in their own turn, will inspire many more.
If Cadenza is the beginning, then nothing but colorful, creative and innovative works await to be uploaded to MozikNFT’s platform. While other platforms would shy away from including something so different and experimental, MozikNFT embraces the true spirit of the audible arts — which is to explore and express thoughts and emotions in unique, innovative and original ways.
Mozik is a decentralized music NFT platform aiming to build a healthier and fairer music ecosystem. Through the decentralized NFT platform, Mozik adopts blockchain technology to register earnings through music copyright, super-star IP, and IP derivatives on-chain. All the participants in the music ecosystem, including creators, publishers, customers, and fans can fairly participate. Through Mozik’s platform, artists will be incentivized to create more and better quality music. With lowered publishing costs and higher engagement from music fans, all participants can share in the rewards, and create a healthier and fairer music ecosystem.