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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Dec 31, 2021

Jonathan Mann has published a song a day for 13 years. On Unchained, he talks about his writing process, how he came up with the idea of publishing his songs as NFTs, his plans for a DAO he created called SongADAO, and more. Show topics:

  • the significance and process of making a song a day for 13 years straight
  • how Jonathan monetized his content in the early days (2009) of the internet
  • what crypto event sent Jonathan down the rabbit hole and how Vitalik Buterin was involved
  • why CryptoPunks piqued Jonathan’s interest in monetizing his content on-chain
  • how being in the crypto world has changed Jonathan’s creative process
  • where his song data is being uploaded in the context of web2 and web3 
  • how SongADAO will work and how it could change the paradigm of the music industry
  • the characteristics of his 12/31/2021 NFT drop, which will see over 3,000 songs minted 
  • Jonathan plays “Mongoose Coin” for the Unchained audience, a song he made about Senator Brad Sherman’s comments about cryptocurrency in a recent hearing. 

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Episode Links:


Jonathan Mann


Song A Day:


Tweet Thread on Song A Day + SongADAO (must read if you are interested in Jonathan’s work)


Jonathan at Devcon


Mongoose Coin