In the two years that Emanate has been in development, another music platform with a similar vision had been progressing. Choon.co, originally spearheaded by trance DJ Gareth Emery, launched in May 2018 and quickly gathered over 25,000 users (Including 12,000 artist accounts) and 40,000 songs.
Choon.co distributed the NOTES token on a daily basis according to plays and even split payments like Emanate does, however not in realtime. Choon also gave the community an ability to build monetized playlists that share revenue.
Choon has suffered some difficulties in recent times, and this week the site came down. The Emanate team and Bjorn have spent the last 72 hours discussing plans to work together on shared values and vision with a focus on helping the Choon artists continue their musical journey and continuing to shape the Future of Music.
Choon cofounder Bjorn Niclas has issued a statement to the Choon community today.
The journey continues
Choon and Emanate have always shared a similar vision for the future of music, and we saw an opportunity to help the Choon community to continue contributing to that vision.
Choon artists will be assisted in migrating to Emanate in Q1 2020, while the 12,000 artists registered with Choon are not all active, we expect to see some exciting new sounds and personalities in the Emanate community.
Choon artists who held NOTES before the site closed will be given a token swap offer to help bring them onto Emanate.
To be fair to Emanate token holders and encourage the EMT token economy, this won’t be a simple handout. Choon artists will need to hold EMT to get started and/or sign-up for a Pro-connect subscription. This incentive to get involved in Emanate will help boost the EMT token economy and platform play volume for the benefit of all holders and artists. More details to come.
Emanate in 2020
We’re excited to welcome our new community members from Choon and the timing is perfect as we look towards the year ahead:
- New features this year (search, track detail pages, filter tracks by latest/most popular)
- New distribution service enabling Emanate songs on the likes of Spotify and Tik Tok + up to 100 other streaming platforms
- Native mobile apps
- Music Promoter Program
- Pilot program for insane new cash-out capability for artists
- VC-led seed round
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