Proposal “Dash-CHANT“ (Closed)Back

Title:Dash: Access Global Music Industry For Marketing Communication - With Dash Core Contract + Escrow
Owner:DanielBJMorrell
Monthly amount: 405 DASH (29240 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-05-19 / 2018-08-16 (added on 2018-05-24)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 31 Yes / 304 No / 23 Abstain

Proposal description


Executive summary:

  • Dash's biggest Marketing opportunity so far! 
  • Access to the Global music industry arriving at headline and superstar acts utilizing the Chant journey to promote Dash.
  • Standing on the shoulders of these giants (with 10,000,000's of fans)
  • Chant is an app that allows fans to use their voice to join the artist mix.
  • The app has been developed by a world-class technology and business development team.
  • Founders have extensive histories and track records producing results at this size.
  • Offering Dash as the exclusive cryptocurrency gateway and as preferred payment over Fiat to millions of music fans.
  • Offer to pay artists in Dash. 
  • 20% of the fans music purchase price goes to charitable causes chosen by the artists and fans. 
  • Offer to pay beneficiary pro-social Causes- Charities- Not-for-profit's in Dash accessing further scalable communities.
  • Fans motivated too use Dash to purchase music using this audience-interactive community building innovation 
  • CHANT Dash / Ongoing marketing relationship with further proposals to get Dash wallets into the hands of millions of fans.
  • Offering artists - Dash - as long as they tweet out a thank you to their communities.
  • The world is ready for disruptive revolution. It’s not silent but driven by technology and by the collective voices of the world’s youth and music fans who will use the Chant App to join the Chant community scaling Dash's user reach.
  • Chant has an in house testing band 'Chant Live’- Chant is a new audience-interactive format- a brand-new music purchasing platform- a community building initiative that is a band in its own right. Chant will promote Dash as sponsor of this get go Band 'Chant Live’ putting Dash at the core of this new musical movement. 
  • We have worked with Dash core team, under advice from the pre-proposal in order to establish a contract and an escrow agreement with milestones.
  • A pre-proposal has been up for two months and have taken on board and Inc the communities suggestions and comments. All of the questions from the Dash Community asked in the pre-proposal have been answered in the attached narrative PDF.  



Link ……Pre Proposal  https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/chant-pre-proposal.28834/              

Link .......Chant/Dash Narrative Taking On Board Feedback From Pre-Proposal

Link …….Dash Contract/ milestones

Link ……  Budget. 

Link ...... Chant Deck

Link ...... Historic work wrapped up into Chant

Link...... Chant Art

Link ...... Chant Live The Pipeline Building and Concept Testing Band

Using The Chant App the fan will purchase their favourite track by recording and upload their Chant. The fan’s voice creates a personalised ‘sonic footprint’. This is followed by a notification confirming their place in the upcoming unique Chant mix. Producers and musicians engineer the fan’s Chant into their song, along with those of other fans who have selected the same track. This creates a fresh sound that is used by the artist as part of the mix. The fan becomes a member of ‘The Band.’ The Chant track is downloaded to the Chant App unique Music Library and the fan notified. The fan’s voice becomes part of an online growing community. A further option if fan wants to hear their own voice In the song-  Chants are recorded to a click and tuning option on the device is the voice was given on, this is kept separate+stored locally on their phone, and then when the song is played the app mixes and tunes their Chant.

Artists thank the fans for their participation by crediting each individual on the band’s and Chant’s websites. So begins a unique long-term dialogue that enriches and reinforces relationships between artists and their fans, building strong communities and growing fan bases.
Chant is the revolution and its inspiration is drawn from all genres of music. Artists and rights owners support Chant because there is mass consumer participation. The fans become a new instrument to play with. The artists and rights holders get paid in advance, monetise their back catalog, and their chosen causes get funded. New technology ensures that the new tracks can’t be pirated. Fans love Chant because they get direct access to their favourite artists, pre-release music and back catalog, whilst helping environmental and humanitarian projects.

Chant has been communicating with the Dash core team who have advised Chant to split the proposal into two blocks in order to fit in with Dash's escrow conditions. There will be a second proposal for the balance of the budget seen here in the Google Docs link- after we've proven ourselves with the first block of activity. We draw your attention to the milestones attached. 

Working Prototype App





Chant’s Mission

Each download on the Chant App costs the fan £2 which is split 50:50 with the artists/rights holders. Chant makes a 20% donation to continue Daniel Morrell’s forest work with his quest to plant 1 trillion trees globally by 2050 through *The Chant Foundation. The artists/rights holders are encouraged to do the same for their chosen causes. This means that for every £2 raised from each Chant upload, 40p will be donated to those environmental and humanitarian projects. ( Sponsors have expressed willingness to pay costs too)
Chant adds promotional channels through the event, digital, and brand sponsorship, live music and art events and ticketing, production stem sale, video uploads, music sales and publishing, merchandising, pre-release and catalog sales. Chant plans to engage over 1 billion people within the next five years.
Chant empowers, engages, transforms, disrupts, mobilizes and leads on a massive scale to achieve our Mission. Join our revolution! "The voice inside your head"
Chant is the brainchild of Daniel Morell and co-founded by renowned producer Martin (Youth) Glover. Dan coined the term ‘Carbon Neutral’ and has planted over 13 million trees globally. Martin (Youth) Glover has produced and worked with; Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, The Verve, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd etc. and is a founding member and bass player of Killing Joke.

Current Assets

Chant Live band with ‘A’ line musicians: Roster of headline bands, Record label, and publishers support: In-depth research: Industry pre-sales: Powerful team and advisors. Sponsor pipeline. United Nations access to global audiences. Refined marketing plan. Live Audience testing. Branding, Chant App, tech and code writing in-the-house: Legal, trademarks worldwide. Web domains:
Chant has access to the biggest names in music. To convert this powerful pipeline an art and guerrilla marketing technique best suits the widespread adoption of this technology as the first audience is the artist's community. Chant has kept under the radar about what is being developed so that the “wow factor” of using the app can have the largest effect. We also want to make chant all inclusive so that any artist can use it without being tainted with a superstar act that gets access to it first. In essence, we want the brand to be agnostic of the genre and associated with an overwhelmingly positive experience. We have developed this through our in-house band CHANT live who will be the first adopter and tester of the app. This will be followed by very credible artists with small followings. We will then be moving on too medium and superstar acts with very large fan bases.

Social media Followers

Small act         -    10,000 to 50,000
Medium act     -    50,000 to 500,000
Superstar act  -    500,000 to 60,000,000
Chant has developed a beta app and intends to introduce the app at one of the Chants (the band) gigs and then move on to the Four bands that have already created tracks.

•  Tubular Bells - remix by Thomas Newman-the original producer- with Irish children. Thomas discovered Tubular Bells and famously took to Richard Branson - the spark that created Virgin. The original version sold over 20 million records.

•  The Egg

•  Coldcut

•  The Orb- CHANT Live Re-Mix Of Orb track “fluffy clouds”. Voices collected from 119 different countries around the world.

There are many more large to superstar acts in the pipeline - 

Please see Chant's confidential music pipeline : Some of these artists have already created music for us. As a pipeline is at various stages of development with Multiple communications. 

• Above and Beyond 
• Imogen Heep
• BDB Damon
• The Pogues
• Pete Murphy 
• Brian May (Queen) 
• Spiritualised
• Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
• Julian Lennon 
• Gorillas
• Radiohead
• Robbie Williams 
• Lily Allen
• Coldcut
• The Egg
• The Orb
• Jaz Coleman
•  Brett Anderson Ex Suede.
• Chas Smash
• Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd ) 
• Space Blaster
• Hook
• CHANT Live
• Trampoline
• Thomas Newman (Tubular Bells)
• Chuck Leavell ( Keyboardist- Rolling Stones ) 

Apple has offered their services to review our user journey using their experience in getting apps ready for the App Store. CHANT code writing and technology is proprietary and in-house developed by a team of renowned technologists.
Growth expectations:

Standing on the shoulders of Giants who have twitter followers in the tens of millions - 100 million users by year 3. June 21st, 2021 will be WORLDWIDE CHANT DAY where we celebrate 1 billion users having engaged with Chant to date, 100 million attendees at CHANT events and £100 million given to the 7 CHANT causes.

The Chant Foundation is a charitable organization, chaired and run independently of Chant. Chant is set up under benefit corporation principles and pays 100% of the Foundations running cost. The foundation endeavors to pay the direct running costs to donor organizations as opposed to their overhead

What can Chant Offer Dash?

Exclusive cryptocurrency gateway for paying for uploads and goods and services for 18 months. (Fiat will still be accepted)
Chant will promote Dash as the preferred payment to the growing CHANT user community- we will explain it saves on transaction fees and allows more money to go to charity
Chant will offer  sign up bonuses in Dash to artists with agreements that they will tweet out a “thank you” to the dash community
Chant will offer to pay artists and charities in Dash ( commercial rights holders, publishers, and record companies, might prefer Fiat, however, will be offered the same )
The charity and not-for-profit beneficiary organizations have huge communities. Dash CHANT innovation provides exposure to this community too.
Chant communication channels - Dash will be present, Facebook Youtube Instagram etc
Daniel Morrell founder of the "Carbon Market” speak at Dash Conferences-
Invite our artists to speak and perform.
Dash is sponsoring the developments of this innovation. The founders have already achieved track record initiatives on the scale imagined here. Historic I P and successful evolution of previous founder projects with lessons learned have been wrapped up into Chant. Please see Chant Forest doc. ……….Chant Forest PDF
The beginning of a long-term relationship with Dash offering scaled community-building opportunities and special promotions to the artist's community.

How does Chant benefit Dash?

Widespread adoption in Dash has been limited because not enough people know about it.Incentivising bands to use our reach to promote and communicate Dash will resolve this issue.Musicians and artists collectively have a large reach with fan bases up in the tens of millions which follow there behavior and suggestions.
'Fan' is an abbreviation of the word fanatic. The quality of access to this audience through artists to fan relationship is a unique and powerful access point for Dash. Dash can be an intimate and memorable part of the process of uploading the voices of the audience.
Chant is set up to penetrate the Asian music markets with access to K pop and the Chinese market. This will expose a whole new audience to Dash.
Involvement with Chant can deliver valuable pro-social marketing and communication. The founders and team of Chant are respected individuals who have helped create a better world - Chant is a continuation of this existing work.
With Dash funding supported by personal commitments to date of over £300,000- and impact investment and directs grants- Venture capitalists won't control the organization. Chant wishes to stay true to its vision of using music to create a better world.
As the catalog of musicians increase we are expecting to do further proposals to both incentivize the use of dash on the platform and to pay new artists.

Executive Budget Summary:

The budget is designed to deliver chant to a global audience at scale. The money will be spent on the Chant marketing journey rising from the cool credible start to a global movement. The first audience for chant has been the artist community to build the strong music pipeline.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Having taken on the communities remarks with regard to budget size we have revised budget downwards to be as efficient as possible with the potential resources available.

£300k has been spent in development of live show /app design testing live shows music production artist pipeline to date. Most of what one would normally be raising capital for has already been delivered by a dedicated team. The Dash cash will get chant to the superstar acts with large fan bases as we are able to further implement the Chant Journey over the next 24 months. The Chant Journey starts with our own live show - Chant live is the first app user- followed by highly credible small acts. We then move onto mainstream followed by superstar. Our audience at present is the artist community- they would be put off by a major act going first. Chant is coming out as a credible art/music movement as this is the best way to engage the artists community. 'The Voice inside your head’. .

We've split the budget in the Google spreadsheet in to Year 1 into Half year 1 and Half year 2 for the first and second 6 months. H1 - The first 6 months will be hiring, dev, design, testing, live shows, music production, sales, marketing PR and business development with three small bands launched. H2 Second half of the year- 12 small bands and 8 medium-size plus sponsorship and merchandising sales. We have Irish children's version tubular bells ready and it is expected to release this H2.

Please see the budget in the Google Docs Budget.  

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eco2d8oFBJhUxubL3xo8rEJ-i7NdlXci_CMReroXX0Q/edit#gid=807514336

To deliver Chant at pace with the high standards of promotional quality we ask for £820k. This is being requested in two proposals and fit in with the Dash Core escrow service.  This is the full funding for the plan enabling recruitment - public relations drive etc. The google spreadsheet explains the percentage of our fully-loaded plan: 40% of full cost in H1, then 60% in H2 to reflect (a) sensible gearing and (b) hiring latency (the delay in recruiting all the essential staff) H1 lets us properly test the product and the market. We assume that in H2 we will bring in sponsor income to achieve our EBITDA ( Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation) we have a sponsor pipeline - EE - Arm - Ben & Jerry’s- Green and Blacks Chocolate and the ITU( International telecom union ).

Please see a detailed breakdown of the six months to ramp up at ~£520k to get going. The remaining ~£296k is to bridge us to self-sustainability and to give us runway for up to 18 months by which time we break even. This enables us to hire key staff contract with key suppliers such as public relations marketing organisations to publicise and promote the initiative and perform at the level required to deliver this scalable initiative. Further deep breakdown of costs is within the Google docs spreadsheet. 
Please feel free to review in the above Google doc link.

Link ...... Future Milestones In Development 

Initial 6-month runway assumptions/on-costs

NB: this is a task/category cut rather than headcount/function as above to x-check- staff are included in the~£296k bridge to self-sustainability.

Marketing 75k
App testing 30k
PR 95k
Website dev 30k
Sponsorship acquisition 20k
Legals and accountancy 50k
Technical Development 50k
Design 25k
Chant Art Creative 25k
Artist communication 20k
Music production 50k
Live touring 50k

CHANT LIVE Band

Underground Art Band set up to test the concept


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www.chant.live

https://www.facebook.com/chantlive/
https://soundcloud.com/chant-live

Daniel Morrell personal websites


http://danielmorrell.britwebtest.co.uk/portfolio-item/chant-live/

Chant Team

Dan Morrell - co-founder and pioneer of the ‘Carbon Neutral’ and ‘Climate’ movement. Dan has planted over 13 million trees worldwide and was a climate advisor at Downing Street. Dan helped pioneer the agricultural soil enhancer ‘Biochar’ and is a consultant on sustainable architectural engineering.
http://danielmorrell.britwebtest.co.uk

Martin (Youth) Glover - Chant co-founder, award-winning music producer ( Lifetime Achievement Award, Music Producers Guild, MPG). Youth has worked with Pink Floyd, The Verve, Paul McCartney, The Orb etc. He is a bass player and founding member of Killing Joke.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_(musician)

Gavin Starks - Acting Chant CTO. Ex CEO at The Open Data Institute, founder of d::gen network, Rinse FM - CEO.

Dominic Vergine - Arm CSR and Non-Exec Director of Chant.

William Gallafent - In-house CTO/ code writer.

Sian Sutherland - Brand Builder, CEO, and founder of Mio and Mama Mio. Partner at ASD Lionheart and Miller Sutherland. CEO plastic ocean.

Craig Sams - Co-Founder of Green and Blacks Chocolate, CEO of Biochar, Chair of The Soil Association and Chair of the Chant Foundation.

Key advisors

Steve Budd - CEO Music Managers Forum.
Cherry London - Brand Partnership/sponsorship.
IP Lewis Silkin and Bray – Legals Ladas and Parry - Trademarks.
Nyman Lisbon Paul - Accountants (Richard Paul) acting CFO.
Tony Pain Chalmers HB - Day to day Accountant.
Jeremy Silver - Digital Marketing
Mark Borkowski, PR
Dominic Mohan and Alan Edwards - Outside, PR.
Scott Cohen –CEO orchard media 

Narrative on CHANT.

What is Chant ? CHANT is a pro-social retail app - Live show and Art movement that loops the voices of the audience into music to support the environment. Standing on the shoulders of Giants Chant can help Dash reach a global community of millions quickly. The Chant app will come out as an art piece shortly. This app collect's the audience's voices digitally for inclusion in pre-released music, classic back catalogue tracks and live shows. The band Chant Live will be the first to use the app followed by a pipeline of major musical talent. It will free "the voice inside the head': enabling the user to upload their voice (or sound) into their favourite band, singer or composers track. This will be mixed by the bands established producers and released to be part of the chosen recording artists new track. We are converting the audience from passive recipient into an active participant. The Band or Artist will have dedicated which cause they wish to support and 20% of the revenue raised is given to this chosen organization. To represent the causes Chant has devised seven ‘ Sonic Codes.’ These appear in the app and are mini works of digital art in their own right. Each unique to the frequency of the Chant upload recording and choice of song/charity. Artists existing good causes easily fit within this system thus creating no conflicts with projects they already support.

A note - Atmosphere - VIOLET
B note - Animals - INDIGO
C-note - Health - RED
D note - Humanity - YELLOW
E note - Sustainability - ORANGE
F note - Forests - GREEN
G note - Blue – WATER

Dash relationship.The benefits to Dash are.Access to the music industry globally arriving at headline and superstar acts utilizing the chant journey. Standing on these shoulders of giants - who have millions of existing users. These users will be encouraged to use Dash by Chant.Opinion formers with a significant following will do the job of further scaling the Dash Community.Offering Dash as the exclusive crypto-currency gateway and preferred payment over fiat.Offering artists Dash payment in return for a tweet to there community.Offer to pay artists and charities in Dash thus building a network who are using the currency as a result of our activity.Motivate fans to use Dash to purchase music in this brand new fan interaction innovation. This potentially accesses millions of people quickly.The Dash Community can be helpful to Chant - together we could build this pro-social concept - creating a mass audience interaction that significantly benefits the environment and gets creative people paid for there product. Dash is seen as an innovator therefore together with Chant as an innovator we collectively receive powerful marketing reach through this collaboration.Resource allocationThere is a lot of investor interest. VC wish to fund and the resources in the team are available to us to make this happen in any event whether we received Dash funding or not. We, however, do not wish to take the VC root because they wish to create a 'sprint and sell' project and we're looking to create a long-term pro-social movement. To bring on the artists community it is important to have this authentic funding as they will not wish to be exploited by venture capital.The Dash funding delivers the resource to scale up this 'major task'. We would expect that from this beginning a long-term relationship will evolve. Together we can get big quickly.

Chant can either catch fire or not - We believe that having done the research and received the positive feedback from the artist's community Chant will do this. At whatever level the uptake Chant will be a significant platform so risks are mitigated.UsersChant live band has a small following. Chant is at revenue as people are paying to come to our shows. The app is ready for Beta test. The artists that have created music for us already have 15000 to 30,000 fans /social media followers. The pipeline of major talent has following in the millions.Marketing StrategyThe app is free to download. Fans then pay to upload their Chants. The price point can vary- £2 the record companies and iTunes suggest is the right price as is a premium service. The price can, of course, come down all go up depending on the artist.Artists may wish to allocate a block of Chants to promote the Chant track at the beginning of the musical release - This is a powerful on going promotion thus creating a numbered special edition - the opportunity for the fan to include 'their' voice at the beginning of a musical release can create a rush for fans to take up the first Chants.We have strong inroads into the Chinese Market and K Pop. We have worked historically with music in Japan and have trusted contacts. The Far East is a priority for us. Many UK /European and USA artists had big fan bases in the Far East. Further engagement comes from this access generated by the talent to the Far East and Global fan bases.Our strategy is to stand on the shoulders of giants accessing tens of millions of people globally. Quickly.  We have sponsor interest from some of the telecommunication companies. A telco has offered to pay for the Chants uploads and gift this to customers on certain promotions as a marketing/customer retention mechanism. Other sponsors may well do the same. Our sponsor pipeline includes Brands such as Ben & Jerry's, Arm, EE, and Green & Blacks chocolateSo far the Chant audience has been the artist community only. Authenticity / Credibility is essential to get mass acceptance from talent. Our strategy has been to bring this Community together and this work is done. We're not talking to fans yet at scale. This is the job of the artists who put their products on sale through our retail app accessing their fan base.Record companies and artists are incentivized to sell through the chant app as they get paid upfront so will promote a Chant release in the same way as they would a normal release with the equivalent marketing spend behind it.If a Superstar act kick Chant off other artists might not feel they owned the initiative and could be put off. It's got to come from the bottom up in order to gain mass acceptance from talent.

This is the reason for the Chant live show to test the concept. We have our own band that has done 23 gigs and performed at major festivals. This is created a cool and credible movement that other artists wish to join. Proof of this is through the roster of talent that has already participated.The first band to test the app will be the Chant live band- we move from the existing analog collection of voices through microphones, to the digital format using the Chant app. We test this mechanism on ourselves. We then have 10 small to medium size acts that have already created or are creating music for us who will be the first releases. Following this, we moved to the pipeline of mainstream and superstar acts. Standing on the shoulders of these giants we can create a global community quickly. Some have found bases up in the tens of millions.For example, Lady Gaga has 32 million Twitter followers- Katy Perry has 60 million..... When artists such as this asked their fans to do things they tend to participate.We have an art aspect to the project. When Chant Live Gigs we create land art or graffiti. This is creating a great vibe around the music artist community and the growing movement. The idea is to create a movement rather than just a brand and Art is a good way to achieve this. Two years of gigging an analogue interaction have been really successful. The audience love to join a show. We are now ready to get going to the next phase. Extensive public relations/ performances/ art exhibitions/ festival interaction/ Live show and touring will be taking place over the coming years to build the movement. Chant Live will be performing at several major art galleries.The pro-social element is relevant/ everybody is a latent activist and is concerned about the environment. As a by product of purchasing your music, you're actively improving your local and global Community.Market researchExtensive testing has been carried out through the live show. Do audiences like getting their voice in the mix? Absolutely!Apple and the major publishing and record labels- Universal Music Group/ Warners/ Sony have been approached at board level. Their feedback has been positive all of whom are interested in finding ways to help promote the initiative. Apple has offered to feed in on testing for the user journey.Publishing and Record companies/rights owners see classic track and back catalogue as a major sales channel for them through the Chant retail app. The fan will be able to Chant into their favourite classic song of all time.

The price point can vary to be competitive with the other online retail outlets.The management of mainstream and superstar acts have been receptive. The artists like the financial model as they get paid for their products as opposed to the low-cost streaming services and piracy they suffer from hence the support we're getting from talent. Talent involvement is the real key- the fan is an abbreviation of the word fanatic. The fan band interactive relationship we have created is a powerful marketing tool.The pro-social element creates long-term communication. Your voice turns into a tree or cleans a river. The fan will be interested in updates on these pro-social spin-offs for years to come so Chant gives the opportunity for a long-term relationship.The artists have a new instrument to play with 'the audience'. Creatively they can do whatever they wish with these blocks of sound generated by the voices of the audience. The fan loves it as they get to join the band- the environment benefits as money goes to causes that the fans and the band have chosen together. It doesn't matter if the voices given are out of tune as we tune these to the key of the song.We have tested the concept with brand development companies, public relations firms and marketing agencies, again we continue to receive positive feedback.Telecom companiesTelecom companies are interested in sponsorship opportunities. One major Telco has offered to pay £2 per upload of the fan voice into their favourite artist as a gift for customer retention. We have a relationship with the ITU- the international telecom union who will promote Chant to their global members- the telecommunications industry. At present, there are 2.5 billion cell phone connections globally. This will double over the next three years. Utilising the reach of the music and telco industries we access a global audience. Similar social media organizations have achieved this level of penetration. The United Nations have given us access to 30,000 indigenous youth groups.The market sizeThe Live and recorded music industry. The global digital music market is worth $6.7 billion* *IFPI ( International Federation of the Phonographic Industry )Our target is over 100 million users in year two - the marketing is done by the talent. Integration of ChantsWe collect the voices of the audience and clean up and given to the producer as an aggregated sonic block. The artists then use these voices as backing choir or replace instruments.

The creative opportunities for the artists are endless. This means every- time the audiences voices are used in the song there is a different creative process attached. This resolves an issue of having done this once not wishing to do another time and constantly keeping fresh and exciting for the fan.The fan gets a credit on the band's website.The fan gets their voices used in many different ways by their favourite artist. Every engagement with a new song will be different. The fan gets to join the fan band community creating powerful communications and interactions. Their voice is in the mix. They hear music before it is released. They get a special collectors edition that nobody else has access to unless in the Chant Community.On the device, the voice was given it is possible to lift your own voice above everybody else’s for playback. This cannot be shared easily on social media however as bands do not like having their mix messed with.Back catalogue is a key area - the Fan can Chant into their favourite song. This could demand premium or it could be sold at a discounted price. This will become evident as the price points mature during testing as market research progresses.MerchandisingUploading the voice creates a sonic footprint that is personalized and can go on merchandising. You can wear your voice on a T-shirt in association with your favourite artist/cause. This can be printed on vinyl as well as on personalized artworks. It is intended to outsource and license the merchandising associated with the unique personalized sonic footprints. 

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www.chant.live - band set up to test the concept. Website
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Live testing Band FB Page https://www.facebook.com/chantlive/
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Thanks for spotting the innovation- Gavin Stark our CTO Is the ex ceo of the ODA ( Open data Institute ) Sir Tim Berners-LeeIs the chair- His last major client Was the UK Treasury where he created the open banking System. Dominic Vergine Is the corporate social Responsibility director at Arm computing- He is a non-exec on our boardAnd has put in our code writing team. Code writing in-house is essential For success in this area. The innovators are working for equity so most of what would be Needing fundsHas already been supplied by a dedicated team. Martin Glover ( YOUTH ) Produced the last Pink Floyd album- Produced the verve - U2 ect And recently oneAn outstanding contribution to British music award at the MPG ( Music producers Guild ) Scott Coen Is a non-Exec- He is the CEO of Orchard media- One of the largest and most successful music PlatformsThat's sold to SonyFor significant amounts recently.
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Marketing?
Which exchange would you use to cash out this dash to pay for the project?
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With regard to the exchange- We would use what ever The Dash community recommended as best service ...Personally I have used Kraken But would take on whatever you guys felt we should do.
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Hi Stone - re the Marketing Strategy

Our strategy is to stand on the shoulders of giants accessing tens of millions of people globally. Quickly. For example, Lady Gaga has 32 million Twitter followers- Katy Perry has 60 million..... When artists such as this asked their fans to do things they tend to participate.

The app is free to download. Fans then pay to upload their Chants. The price point can vary- £2 the record companies and iTunes suggest is the right price as is a premium service. The price can, of course, come down all go up depending on the artist.

Artists may wish to allocate a block of Chants to promote the Chant track at the beginning of the musical release - This is a powerful on going promotion thus creating a numbered special edition - the opportunity for the fan to include 'their' voice at the beginning of a musical release can create a rush for fans to take up the first Chants.

We have strong inroads into the Chinese Market and K Pop. We have worked historically with music in Japan and have trusted contacts. The Far East is a priority for us. Many UK /European and USA artists had big fan bases in the Far East. Further engagement comes from this access generated by the talent to the Far East and Global fan bases.

We have sponsor interest from some of the telecommunication companies. A telco has offered to pay for the Chants uploads and gift this to customers on certain promotions as a marketing/customer retention mechanism. Other sponsors may well do the same. Our sponsor pipeline includes Brands such as Ben & Jerry's, Arm, EE, and Green & Blacks chocolate.

So far the Chant audience has been the artist community only. Authenticity / Credibility is essential to get mass acceptance from talent. Our strategy has been to bring this Community together and this work is done. We're not talking to fans yet at scale. This is the job of the artists who put their products on sale through our retail app accessing their fan base.

Record companies and artists are incentivized to sell through the chant app as they get paid upfront so will promote a Chant release in the same way as they would a normal release with the equivalent marketing spend behind it.
If a Superstar act kick Chant off other artists might not feel they owned the initiative and could be put off. It's got to come from the bottom up in order to gain mass acceptance from talent.

This is the reason for the Chant live show to test the concept. We have our own band that has done 23 gigs and performed at major festivals. This is created a cool and credible movement that other artists wish to join. Proof of this is through the roster of talent that has already participated.

The first band to test the app will be the Chant live band- we move from the existing analog collection of voices through microphones, to the digital format using the Chant app. We test this mechanism on ourselves. We then have 10 small to medium size acts that have already created or are creating music for us who will be the first releases. Following this, we moved to the pipeline of mainstream and superstar acts. Standing on the shoulders of these giants we can create a global community quickly. Some have found bases up in the tens of millions.

We have an art aspect to the project. When Chant Live Gigs we create land art or graffiti. This is creating a great vibe around the music artist community and the growing movement. The idea is to create a movement rather than just a brand and Art is a good way to achieve this. Two years of gigging an analogue interaction have been really successful. The audience love to join a show. We are now ready to get going to the next phase. Extensive public relations/ performances/ art exhibitions/ festival interaction/ Live show and touring will be taking place over the coming years to build the movement. Chant Live will be performing at several major art galleries.

The pro-social element is relevant/ everybody is a latent activist and is concerned about the environment. As a by product of purchasing your music, you're actively improving your local and global Community.
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0 points,2 years ago
Hi thought the Dash Community might like to see what had been up to Before Chant. The Carbon neutral tree initiative Has been wrapped up into CHANT - This really enables us to hit the ground running With pro social activity......

Dan Morrell -Pioneer of the term ‘Carbon Neutral’. Dan has planted over 13 million trees worldwide and was a climate advisor at Downing Street. Dan helped pioneer the agricultural soil enhancer ‘Biochar’ and founded a sustainable architectural engineering company.

Personal
http://danielmorrell.britwebtest.co.uk

Founded the first Carbon trading company
https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com

Founded the first Biochar company
https://www.carbongold.com

Founded sustainable engineering company
https://www.carbonadvisoryservice.co.uk
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0 points,2 years ago
Please see a rerecord of Orb Track " Fluffy clouds" . This has voice is collected from 118 different countries around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lms42mHAy5g
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0 points,2 years ago
I thought Dash Community may be happy to hear some demo tracks. ( working development ) These are work in progress for the album- these are also the basis of a live show set list. We play the production stems of these songs with a live band and loop the audience in . They have the CHANTs in from the audience you'll hear, however not finished and the finals will have lots more interesting stuff done with the audience. the Chant Live band is used to show other Musicians what can be done. Martin Glover ( Youth ) Producer of Pink Floyd- U2 - The verve- Produced these tracksAs demos.

Best Dan


1 Animals Kosmiche Orange B 125 BPM

- Space rock sound. ( Live stems not produced- no chants )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6JsZkePue8&t=12s

2 Forests Trance Green F 120 BPM

https://soundcloud.com/chant-live/f-forests-house-trance-green-1

3 Water Dub Blue G 62 BPM

https://soundcloud.com/chant-live/g-water

4 humanity deep house pink D 122BPM

https://soundcloud.com/chant-live/d-humanity-deep-house-pink

5 Helth Dub red C 70 thereBPM

https://soundcloud.com/chant-live/c-health-dub-red

6 humanity ambient D 90BPM

https://soundcloud.com/chant-live/d-humanity

7 E - Sustainability - Trance - Orange

https://soundcloud.com/chant-live/e-sustainability-trance-orange
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0 points,2 years ago
complex! some really interesting ideas from people who are obviously innovating. This proposal is not looking to pass but this does not mean you can't have future attempts. I don't usually abstain...but Abstain. Best of luck in the future :-)
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0 points,2 years ago
Thanks for spotting the innovation- Gavin Stark our CTO Is the ex ceo of the ODA ( Open data Institute ) Sir Tim Berners-LeeIs the chair- His last major client Was the UK Treasury where he created the open banking System. Dominic Vergine Is the corporate social Responsibility director at Arm computing- He is a non-exec on our boardAnd has put in our code writing team. Code writing in-house is essential For success in this area. The innovators are working for equity so most of what would be Needing fundsHas already been supplied by a dedicated team. Martin Glover ( YOUTH ) Produced the last Pink Floyd album- Produced the verve - U2 ect And recently oneAn outstanding contribution to British music award at the MPG ( Music producers Guild ) Scott Coen Is a non-Exec- He is the CEO of Orchard media- One of the largest and most successful music PlatformsThat's sold to SonyFor significant amounts recently.
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0 points,2 years ago
Hi Criticalinput thanks for your Comments. The complexity diminishes as innovations take hold - The response from the artist community has been fantastic. Live audiences Really love having their voices linked into the show. They spotted that we found a new instrument to play with- The audience. As this new idea catches on Hopefully It will become very simple a For everybody to get......Wetherby funded by Dash or not This is definitely a goer....Warm wishes Dan
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2 points,2 years ago
Dear DanielBJMorrell,
I saw some intersting parts from my point of view.
unfortunately, the complexity and the time left to study this proposal. As well as the asking price in relation to the budget and the possible return on investment for Dash, make me vote no. I would not be against a smooth start with a smaller goal and a smaller funding request for the next cycle.
Regards,
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0 points,2 years ago
Thanks for spotting the innovation- Gavin Stark our CTO Is the ex ceo of the ODA ( Open data Institute ) Sir Tim Berners-LeeIs the chair- His last major client Was the UK Treasury where he created the open banking System. Dominic Vergine Is the corporate social Responsibility director at Arm computing- He is a non-exec on our boardAnd has put in our code writing team. Code writing in-house is essential For success in this area. The innovators are working for equity so most of what would be Needing fundsHas already been supplied by a dedicated team. Martin Glover ( YOUTH ) Produced the last Pink Floyd album- Produced the verve - U2 ect And recently won An outstanding contribution to British music award at the MPG ( Music producers Guild ) Scott Coen Is a non-Exec- He is the CEO of Orchard media- One of the largest and most successful music PlatformsThat's sold to SonyFor significant amounts recently.
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0 points,2 years ago
Dear JoL Thank you for your kind comments. Together Dash and Chant Can get big quickly as There are multiple fan Base communitiesTo be relied on to get wallets to potentially millions of people fast . Let's see how this goes. Apologies it is so late in the cycle. We wanted to have the escrow service which is evolving And has a great team behind it . Was a joy to work with However It took over three weeks to get this sorted - So we had a very limited time at the end of the cycle Due to all the to-ing and fro-ing. Let's see how this pans outBut there is a tremendous opportunity going forwardAs our objectives are very much aligned. Dash Is creating money as public service- We are changing the audienceFrom passive recipients into active Participants. Dash Is the perfectCurrencyFor purchase of our productsAnd the artist communityWill appreciate theDisruptive game changingOpportunities this gives to peopleAlong with their musicDelivered in a new And engaging format.
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0 points,2 years ago
If this does not pass this time around, I do hope you will come back when the Dash price can accommodate more projects. I realize music festivals are rather seasonal, but the current price of Dash is really putting the squeeze on what is possible.
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0 points,2 years ago
If we can get going on this than the rewards are indeed very high. The risks are mitigated by the fact that we already have the pipeline of talent Combined with the live show. The CHANT live show has been the perfect pipeline building exercise- We been able to get major musicians come and play with us. The music community are real cynical mob- It would've been awful had a big artist kick this off- So we're coming out as an underground arts movement first building to the mainstream and superstare. Nearly all of the major musicians were talking to say yes they would love to work with us. This is due to the arts movement kickoff. Would love to have Dash as part of this- A normal sponsor always looks like an uncomfortable fits- The anarchic game changing nature of what you're doing fits perfectly With Chant objectives- As opposed to an uncomfortable fit we would be very proud Communicating Dash - And it would be really good fun to get Dash Wallets out into many majorArtists globally. They would then Communicate what they haveTo their fans- Ask fans to use Dash to buy their music...Normally to get product endorsement at this level will costs millions per artist - Dash Gets this as a result of backing Chant. The combined value of what were offering as we grow Really is Substantial to both parties.
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0 points,2 years ago
The reason why a superstar artist kicking this off would've been Problematic is it would then be owned by them and put everybody elce off. The route we are taking is building an underground arts movement . Starting with the cool and incredible Moving to mainstreamAnd followed by superstar acts. Fortunately we have this journey in our pipeline. the Chant Live Band Has been the perfect market testerAnd has been active for three years building this relationship.
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0 points,2 years ago
Orb CHANT ‘ fluffy clouds " example of Rerecord Of classic track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHKqcggNv0w
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4 points,2 years ago
Once Dash get's big enough and once Collateral mining and the requirements for mining. We could also setup our own version of Carbon neutral mining treeplanning thing.

Also the big Hollywood guys are pro Government and actively promote the propaganda of those Governments. I am not 100% sure if that they type of people I want to align with.
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2 points,2 years ago
Hi A_node_to_a_Master Would be very happy to assist With the carbon neutral journey. Your hundred percent right about Hollywood types and government. We are very much going for the cool and credible Underground music movement first- Moving toMainstream and then superstar acts. Gorillas Radiohead Lily AllenAre all very hard-corePeople who do not support government agendaWhich is our art Movement direction.
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2 points,2 years ago
The first time round I did something like this with Carbon neutral I got shafted by the venture capital community. It was very cool to start with And then governments and UN took over . Chant Is the way of cleaning the whole thing up and going again. Last year the carbon market turned over $197 billion And probably did nothing for the environment. We ended up putting the well-being of the planet in the hands of the financial services community. This can now be resolved as we kick off again with a mass culture movement. Chant- Dash Currency could be a key part of this evolution and we would very much like to work with you as our objectives And philosophy
are aligned. Best wishes Dan
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2 points,2 years ago
I really like this proposal, but I wish it would come out after the Evo wallet comes out. Such a huge effort should be built on Evolution. All the potential new users should get the best experience possible. Our budget might also be able to absorb such a budget at the end of the Summer as well.
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1 point,2 years ago
Thank you so much TanteStefana - Really appreciate your kind words. We have an opportunity to really hit the ground running NowAnd by the end of the summer when Evolution Is ready We can work with this too ... This is very much a journeyFrom Credible Small acts Moving to the mainstream and then up to the superstar. It can be a relatively fast processBut would really like Dash In at the beginning. This would really bring credibility to all parties. This also means we can scale togetherAs standing on the shoulders of the talentWe have access to Within two years were hoping for over 100 million users. We rely on Others with fan bases of this size So the marketing is done by the musicians For us.
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0 points,2 years ago
We start the process with our own band CHANT LIVE To test everything and get it all in shape- We then moved to medium size acts by the end of the summer- So this works With your timing. The last thing A superstar group would like to see is another one do it first so we have to go from the ground up In order to gain mass acceptance.
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4 points,2 years ago
You've put in alot of effort into this proposal. But, your asking for alot of funds and what we get back is basically a tweet and a thankyou. I'd like to see an ROI. You're basically asking us to fund the project, id expect an equity stake in the business as a VC. Voting No, please come back with better terms for the network.
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1 point,2 years ago
Hi unchained - Dash Will be Heavily promoted as the payment mechanism- 'Standing on the shoulders of giants' we can get Dash Wallets out to millions of people - Dash relationship. The benefits to Dash are.Access to the music industry globally arriving at headline and superstar acts utilizing the chant journey And these very large fan bases . Normally to get artists to Support something like Dash Costs Millions of dollars- Dash Is getting this is free because of its relationship with Chant. Standing on these shoulders of giants - who have millions of existing users. These users will be encouraged to use Dash by Chant.Opinion formers with a significant following will do the job of further scaling the Dash Community.Offering Dash as the exclusive crypto-currency gateway and preferred payment over fiat.Offering artists Dash payment in return for a tweet to there community. Offer to pay artists and charities in Dash thus building a network who are using the
currency as a result of our activity.Motivate fans to use Dash to purchase music in this brand new fan interaction innovation. This potentially accesses millions of people quickly.The Dash Community can be helpful to Chant - together we could build this pro-social concept - creating a mass audience interaction that significantly benefits the environment and gets creative people paid for there product. Dash is seen as an innovator therefore together with Chant as an innovator we collectively receive powerful marketing reach through this collaboration.Resource allocationThere is a lot of investor interest. VC wish to fund and the resources in the team are available to us to make this happen in any event whether we received Dash funding or not. We, however, do not wish to take the VC root because they wish to create a 'sprint and sell' project and we're looking to create a long-term pro-social movement. To bring on the artists community it is important to have this authentic funding as they will not wish to be exploited by venture capital.The Dash funding delivers the resource to scale up this 'major task'. We would expect that from this beginning a long-term relationship will evolve. Together we can get big quickly.
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0 points,2 years ago
This is a very high risk/reward proposal in terms of the amount of funding and potential payoffs, but it's one I really like and hope that--at least at some point--we're able to work with and fund. It's unfortunately unlikely since the proposal was put in so late in the cycle when the budget has already been crammed full, but that's a very impressive roster of participants which will hopefully only grow with time as you reach out and expand. Those aren't garage bands, those are world-famous musicians with huge reach and connections across multiple industries. All it takes is for the right person to reach out to their fans and social networks to drive exposure and use, and projects that have philanthropic and environmental benefits are especially important to me. We have a real opportunity in the Dash DAO to change the world not only in the economic sphere, but in many others as well. Projects like this are an important part of that pursuit.
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0 points,2 years ago
Arthyron If we can get going on this than the rewards are indeed very high. The risks are mitigated by the fact that we already have the pipeline of talent Combined with the live show. The CHANT live show has been the perfect pipeline building exercise- We been able to get major musicians come and play with us. The music community are real cynical mob- It would've been awful had a big artist kick this off- So we're coming out as an underground arts movement first building to the mainstream and superstare. Nearly all of the major musicians were talking to say yes they would love to work with us. This is due to the arts movement kickoff. Would love to have Dash as part of this- A normal sponsor always looks like an uncomfortable fits- The anarchic game changing nature of what you're doing fits perfectly With Chant objectives- As opposed to an uncomfortable fit we would be very proud Communicating Dash - And it would be really good fun to get Dash Wallets out into many majorArtists globally. They would then Communicate what they haveTo their fans- Ask fans to use Dash to buy their music...Normally to get product endorsement at this level will costs millions per artist - Dash Gets this as a result of backing Chant. The combined value of what were offering as we grow Really is Substantial to both parties.
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0 points,2 years ago
Arthyron Thank you for your comments- – Is creating money and the public service- Chant Wishes to make music matter by turning the audience into participants rather than passive recipients. Objectives and philosophies of very much aligned. I really hope that we can find ways of working together. I understand this was late in the cycle Though it took three weeks to get the escrow contract In place. Let's see how this goesAnd regroup. Any support to get this through would be much appreciated.
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0 points,2 years ago
Dash – Is creating money and the public service- Chant Wishes to make music matter by turning the audience into participants rather than passive recipients.
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0 points,2 years ago
Merchandising

Uploading the voice creates a sonic footprint that is personalized and can go on merchandising. You can wear your voice on a T-shirt in association with your favourite artist/cause. This can be printed on vinyl as well as on personalized artworks. It is intended to outsource and license the merchandising associated with the unique personalized sonic footprints.
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0 points,2 years ago
The fan gets a credit on the band's website.

The fan gets their voices used in many different ways by their favourite artist. Every engagement with a new song will be different. The fan gets to join the fan band community creating powerful communications and interactions. Their voice is in the mix. They hear music before it is released. They get a special collectors edition that nobody else has access to unless in the Chant Community.

On the device, the voice was given it is possible to lift your own voice above everybody else’s for playback. This cannot be shared easily on social media however as bands do not like having their mix messed with.

Back catalogue is a key area - the Fan can Chant into their favourite song. This could demand premium or it could be sold at a discounted price. This will become evident as the price points mature during testing as market research progresses.
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0 points,2 years ago
Integration of Chants

We collect the voices of the audience and clean up and given to the producer as an aggregated sonic block. The artists then use these voices as backing choir or replace instruments.

The creative opportunities for the artists are endless. This means every- time the audiences voices are used in the song there is a different creative process attached. This resolves an issue of having done this once not wishing to do another time and constantly keeping fresh and exciting for the fan.
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0 points,2 years ago
The market size

The Live and recorded music industry. The global digital music market is worth $6.7 billion* *IFPI ( International Federation of the Phonographic Industry )

Our target is over 100 million users in year two - the marketing is done by the talent and Dash As partner would get it direct benefit of exposure/Usage from this Existing community.
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0 points,2 years ago
Telecom companies

Telecom companies are interested in sponsorship opportunities. One major Telco has offered to pay £2 per upload of the fan voice into their favourite artist as a gift for customer retention. We have a relationship with the ITU- the international telecom union who will promote Chant to their global members- the telecommunications industry. At present, there are 2.5 billion cell phone connections globally. This will double over the next three years. Utilising the reach of the music and telco industries we access a global audience. Similar social media organizations have achieved this level of penetration.
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0 points,2 years ago
Dash as Chant partner will be Promoted to this Scaled Further audience As part of The journey.
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0 points,2 years ago
Market research

Extensive testing has been carried out through the live show. Do audiences like getting their voice in the mix? Absolutely!

Apple and the major publishing and record labels- Universal Music Group/ Warners/ Sony have been approached at board level. Their feedback has been positive all of whom are interested in finding ways to help promote the initiative. Apple has offered to feed in on testing for the user journey.

Publishing and Record companies/rights owners see classic track and back catalogue as a major sales channel for them through the Chant retail app. The fan will be able to Chant into their favourite classic song of all time. The price point can vary to be competitive with the other online retail outlets.

The management of mainstream and superstar acts have been receptive. The artists like the financial model as they get paid for their products as opposed to the low-cost streaming services and piracy they suffer from hence the support we're getting from talent. Talent involvement is the real key- the fan is an abbreviation of the word fanatic. The fan band interactive relationship we have created is a powerful marketing tool.

The pro-social element creates long-term communication. Your voice turns into a tree or cleans a river. The fan will be interested in updates on these pro-social spin-offs for years to come so Chant gives the opportunity for a long-term relationship.
The artists have a new instrument to play with 'the audience'. Creatively they can do whatever they wish with these blocks of sound generated by the voices of the audience. The fan loves it as they get to join the band- the environment benefits as money goes to causes that the fans and the band have chosen together. It doesn't matter if the voices given are out of tune as we tune these to the key of the song.
We have tested the concept with brand development companies, public relations firms and marketing agencies, again we continue to receive positive feedback.
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0 points,2 years ago
Marketing Strategy

The app is free to download. Fans then pay to upload their Chants. The price point can vary- £2 the record companies and iTunes suggest is the right price as is a premium service. The price can, of course, come down all go up depending on the artist.

Artists may wish to allocate a block of Chants to promote the Chant track at the beginning of the musical release - This is a powerful on going promotion thus creating a numbered special edition - the opportunity for the fan to include 'their' voice at the beginning of a musical release can create a rush for fans to take up the first Chants.
We have strong inroads into the Chinese Market and K Pop. We have worked historically with music in Japan and have trusted contacts. The Far East is a priority for us. Many UK /European and USA artists had big fan bases in the Far East. Further engagement comes from this access generated by the talent to the Far East and Global fan bases.

Our strategy is to stand on the shoulders of giants accessing tens of millions of people globally. Quickly.

We have sponsor interest from some of the telecommunication companies. A telco has offered to pay for the Chants uploads and gift this to customers on certain promotions as a marketing/customer retention mechanism. Other sponsors may well do the same. Our sponsor pipeline includes Brands such as Ben & Jerry's, Arm, EE, and Green & Blacks chocolate
So far the Chant audience has been the artist community only. Authenticity / Credibility is essential to get mass acceptance from talent. Our strategy has been to bring this Community together and this work is done. We're not talking to fans yet at scale. This is the job of the artists who put their products on sale through our retail app accessing their fan base.

Record companies and artists are incentivized to sell through the chant app as they get paid upfront so will promote a Chant release in the same way as they would a normal release with the equivalent marketing spend behind it.
If a Superstar act kick Chant off other artists might not feel they owned the initiative and could be put off. It's got to come from the bottom up in order to gain mass acceptance from talent.

This is the reason for the Chant live show to test the concept. We have our own band that has done 23 gigs and performed at major festivals. This is created a cool and credible movement that other artists wish to join. Proof of this is through the roster of talent that has already participated.

The first band to test the app will be the Chant live band- we move from the existing analog collection of voices through microphones, to the digital format using the Chant app. We test this mechanism on ourselves. We then have 10 small to medium size acts that have already created or are creating music for us who will be the first releases. Following this, we moved to the pipeline of mainstream and superstar acts. Standing on the shoulders of these giants we can create a global community quickly. Some have found bases up in the tens of millions.

For example, Lady Gaga has 32 million Twitter followers- Katy Perry has 60 million..... When artists such as this asked their fans to do things they tend to participate.

We have an art aspect to the project. When Chant Live Gigs we create land art or graffiti. This is creating a great vibe around the music artist community and the growing movement. The idea is to create a movement rather than just a brand and Art is a good way to achieve this. Two years of gigging an analogue interaction have been really successful. The audience love to join a show. We are now ready to get going to the next phase. Extensive public relations/ performances/ art exhibitions/ festival interaction/ Live show and touring will be taking place over the coming years to build the movement. Chant Live will be performing at several major art galleries.
The pro-social element is relevant/ everybody is a latent activist and is concerned about the environment. As a by product of purchasing your music, you're actively improving your local and global Community.
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0 points,2 years ago
Narrative on CHANT. What is Chant
CHANT is a pro-social retail app - Live show and Art movement that loops the voices of the audience into music to support the environment. Standing on the shoulders of Giants Chant can help Dash reach a global community of millions quickly. The Chant app will come out as an art piece shortly. This app collect's the audience's voices digitally for inclusion in pre-released music, classic back catalogue tracks and live shows. The band Chant Live will be the first to use the app followed by a pipeline of major musical talent. It will free "the voice inside the head': enabling the user to upload their voice (or sound) into their favourite band, singer or composers track. This will be mixed by the bands established producers and released to be part of the chosen recording artists new track. We are converting the audience from passive recipient into an active participant. The Band or Artist will have dedicated which cause they wish to support and 20% of the revenue raised is given to this chosen organization.

To represent the causes Chant has devised seven ‘ Sonic Codes.’ These appear in the app and are mini works of digital art in their own right. Each unique to the frequency of the Chant upload recording and choice of song/charity. Artists existing good causes easily fit within this system thus creating no conflicts with projects they already support.
A note - Atmosphere - VIOLET
B note - Animals - INDIGO
C-note - Health - RED
D note - Humanity - YELLOW
E note - Sustainability - ORANGE
F note - Forests - GREEN
G note - Blue – WATER
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2 points,2 years ago
I love your charity work! And agree music is a great way to reach "fanatics" and the "Chant" idea does sound interesting. However, this looks like a very speculative early stage project.

It seems like the Dash network would basically be an angel investor or V.C. in this... but with no equity. For taking such a longshot risk, it looks like there's not much upside. Dash core team have recently announced "Dash Ventures" to allow the network to actually own equity in startup projects funded by the network. What do you think about that?

TBH I want your project to succeed, so I'm voting yes. But I'd guess many of the other MNO's would view this as too high-risk with not enough reward. The Dash network is relatively new too, and many agree that the focus should be on building infrastructure to support the Dash ecosystem at this stage, not on funding high-risk startup projects. Perhaps if you have good connections with popular artists with large fanbases...

At any rate, I respect your work and the detail and effort you've put into this project. Good luck with the proposal!
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1 point,2 years ago
Hi henrygeorgist ;- thank you for your kind remarks and appreciate you're voting. We have been active for over three years - have a strong pipeline of major acts. The Record companies and Publishers wish to promote this too is they see it as incremental extra income so the degree of success Is dependent on the backing of talent which we're Confident of and have to hand. If you have a look at the other people involved and their background and you'll see how well-connected they are Within the music industry. If you look at my previous forestry work your notice that this is being wrapped up too. We are avoiding venture capital- We have offers of this But this is not a sprint and sell projects- It is more of a prosocial initiative which means working with yourselves would be perfect. We're looking to create a new genreWhich is about personal engagement and empowerment of the audience. The similarities to Dash are evident as you're wishing to create money as a public service. As the preferred Financial gateway We will push you heavily 'Standing on the shoulders of Giants' Which can access tens of millions of fans quickly. Look forward to hopefully working together. With kind regards Dan
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1 point,2 years ago
Please see Chant's confidential music pipeline : Some of these artists have already created music for us. As a pipeline is at various stages of development with Multiple communications.
• Above and Beyond
• Imogen Heep
• BDB Damon
• The Pogues
• Pete Murphy
• Brian May (Queen)
• Spiritualised
• Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
• Julian Lennon
• Gorillas
• Radiohead
• Robbie Williams
• Lily Allen
• Coldcut
• The Egg
• The Orb
• Jaz Coleman
• Suede
• Chas Smash
• Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd )
• Space Blaster
• Hook
• CHANT Live
• Trampoline
• Thomas Newman (Tubular Bells)
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0 points,2 years ago
Should say Brett Anderson Ex Suede.
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3 points,2 years ago
Hello everyone, this is Omar Hamwi with Dash Core Group and I confirm that the Dash Core is in receipt of a signed escrow agreement.
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0 points,2 years ago
Hi Omar - thank you for this - Best wishes Dan
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0 points,2 years ago
Dear Omar,
I start read document and dont see core signature side. Tank you for the confirmation.
Regards,
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1 point,2 years ago
Hi this is Dan here... I am the founder of Chant - Hopefully you like the proposal and if you have any questions please Ask away. We've really enjoyed working with Dash Core team to get the escrow ready and Incorporating the The pre-proposal remarks From the community into this Proposal that has gone live today. DM
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