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Sam Vogel, better known by his stage name Jauz is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer based in Los Angeles, United States.
Vogel grew up in Northern California. He began playing guitar and producing electronic music on his computer at the age of 15. He went to Icon Collective music production school. He previously went to a film school in Loyola Marymount University before deciding to pursue a musical career, prompting him to enroll in Icon Collective. He began releasing future house tracks before adopting the stage name Jauz.
Sonder is made up of producers Atu and Dpat and features vocals by Brent Faiyaz. The collective formed in 2016 and is gearing up for more music to be released in 2021. Their music takes a nod from classic R&B and is infused with downtempo beats and melodic harmonies. Learn more about them at sonder.parts.
Crisis of Man/ $COM
Crisis Of Man is a record label founded 2019 by Selective Response in Southern California. The label stands for cutting edge electronic music, focusing on techno, industrial, and other similar genres. Crisis Of Man is a protest to the fear driven society the world has become.
- Rally unveils new custom audio live alerts, coin integrations into a livestream, and dashboard for Discord CoinBot. Read more here.
- Rally CRO/CMO Bremner Morris was the featured speaker at Linqto’s Lunch and Learn where he highlighted the burgeoning creator economy and how Rally is poised to revolutionize the billion dollar industry. Watch the session here.
- Steven van Belleghem highlights social tokens as well as his recently launched $CXM Coin for Irish Tech News
- NBC News’ Stay Tuned highlights Rally and PTM Coin in a piece on new ways creators and artists are making money
- EDM.com breaks the news of Jauz’s $BTX Coin launch
- Creator Lab features a lengthy podcast interview with co-founder Kevin Chou re: the Rally project, NFTs and social tokens
- Adweek Brian Fanzo examines how creators are monetizing on Clubhouse for and spotlights Rally as a viable option
- Bloomberg Quint (Bloomberg arm in India)- subscription only- mentions Rally.io in a piece on the creator goldrush.
- Vogue Business mentions Creator Coin and links out to Rally.io in a piece on how brands can tap the future of social.
- CoinTelegraph focused on Rally in a piece highlighting the social token space
The $Whale community has already pioneered lots of social token design-patterns. They’re setting another precedent by being the first social token community to hire their own law firm. $Whale announced it has brought on Ressos Crypto Attorneys, a law firm operating in Singapore and Hong Kong, as its chief legal partner. The firm will give regulatory and other legal advice to the community.
What does a cooperative powered by social tokens look like? Austin Robey, a member of Seed Club’s second cohort through his project Ampled, delivers an insightful essay on social token portal Forefront looking at how cooperative values and culture can overlap with social or community tokens. His argument is that social token communities can be designed in ways that are perfectly consistent with the “solidarity economy” that cooperatives seek to promote. He shared drafts of his essay in the Seed Club Discord — proof that communities are already adding value!
Research and data firm Messari published “the Social Token Bible”, an exhaustive report covering the opportunity in the space. It’s written by analyst Mason Nystrom, who has been one of the few analysts covering social tokens consistently as the space has evolved. Here’s a tweet-storm with a tldr, and then grab a Messari subscription to read the whole piece.
Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover seems bullish on social tokens. Last week he tweeted that NFTs may be the talk of the town today, but that conversation will shift to social tokens later this year. Hoover knows a thing or two about spotting trends, since Product Hunt was built for that express purpose.
3Box Labs co-founder Danny Zuckerman wrote an incisive thread on the potentially damaging effects of financialization and tokenization on communities. He offers myriad examples where market-driven understanding of a community reduces trust and prevents cohesive bonds from developing. But he also suggests four ways to tokenize communities without sacrificing the very thing that communities were created for: trust among its members.