Music Streaming Platform
What’s the value of a Choon NOTE? We’ll find out in the next couple of weeks! $NOTES are now unlocked! (As of December 1st, 2018.)
What is Choon?
Choon is a music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem powered by the Ethereum blockchain designed to solve some of the music industry’s most fundamental problems. There are so many great things about Choon for the artist and the listener!
A few of the Choon music features I am excited about are…
- When you play a song on Choon, your money goes directly to the artist or band via a cryptocurrency called Notes ($NOTES.)
- It’s going to be free for the first year (until May 2019)!
- Listeners get PAID to listen to new music.
- Playlist curators get paid a percentage of NOTES earned from streams from their playlist.
- Smart Contracts automatically handle revenue splits.
- Artists can stake NOTES on the platform for rewards and unlockable features
Want to sign up as an artist? Click here to skip the waiting list.
Choon Resources & Articles
- How to Buy Choon $NOTES on Crypto Exchanges (Dec. 6th, 2018)
- Why Choon Delayed Unlocking $NOTES
- Get Your ASCAP/BMI Songs On Choon
- Predicting the Value of Choon $NOTES
- Choon $NOTES Token Velocity
- Why Choon Cancelled the Token Sale
- Billboard Magazine Talks about Choon
- Remix My Choon!
- The Ultimate Choon Marketing Guide
- Choon + Volareo Partnership
HoneyChrome’s Choon Diary Launched May 1st, 2018!
Update – December 1st, 2018
Choon $NOTES Are Now Unlocked!
It’s been a long time coming. (Not really!) but today is finally the day. Choon’s cryptocurrency token, $NOTES, are officially unlocked as of the writing of this update! It’s December 1st, 2018 and the NOTES are free. This means $NOTES can be bought and sold. We will see how the value develops once the token hits a few cryptocurrency exchanges. There were a few showing interest on Twitter, including an exchange that took a poll of which coin to list next, of which Choon lead the way! Read the full official release notes on Medium.
Fellow Choon artist Marco Svarda wrote a user-friendly article about what the unlock really means for artists and users.LISTEN
Update – November 16th, 2018
200K Choon NOTES!
Thank you for your ongoing support!! Shout out to everyone on Instagram who checks out my music on Choon. We’re all helping to shift the music business towards a fairer, more transparent industry. Remember, Choon is not trying to compete with Spotify. They want to help artists get a fair wage for their music. If that means a few hundred streams a month, an artist will be able to but themselves a nice dinner. A few thousand might be able to pay your (non-metropolitan) rent! A few thousand on Spotify can barely buy a beer.LISTEN
Update – November 1st, 2018
One Month Until Choon NOTES are Unlocked
It’s almost time! We’ve all been patiently waiting for the $NOTES to be unlocked. After two delays, the day is finally coming. On December 1st, 2018 Choon NOTES will be eligible for listing on alternative / indie crypto exchanges.LISTEN
Update – October 15th, 2018
HoneyChrome Full Choon Artist Interview
The Choon team asked a bunch of artists to answer some interview questions about their experience on Choon. The videos were rolled out in a three part series via Choon’s social media channels. I figured it was a great chance to help share my experiences to help convert more artists and listeners to the platform. Check out my complete interview now!WATCH
Update – September 25th, 2018
General Update & Artists for Life
Since The announcement of the token unlock delay, things have been a bit quiet at Choon. Still growing, but calm. A lot of people are questioning the platform, and rightfully so – but the Choon team and the artists on Choon are helping to educate those interested. Every product goes through a vetting stage – this is Choon’s.
We’ve seen some new people in the ChoonHQ telegram and that’s cool. Plus Kyrptokind and Clyde Rouge spearheaded the first every charity on Choon, and their goal is to buy the rainforest. Sign me up!! I’ll make one of my next songs donate some to the cause. So cool! A great use case example of smart contracts in the real world.View the charity page here
Update – September 14th, 2018
New Choon: 💫 BOOMERANG 💫 has landed!
This song is my first commercially produced and engineered song in many years. It’s about that early phase in a relationship where you’re excited but anxious. When you spend every moment wondering if they’re thinking about you, or wondering when they’re going to text you back. Written by HoneyChrome, produced by Mike Rogers/Le Sonic (Deee-Lite, Erasure, Chubby Checker), mastered by Randy Merrill (Lady Gaga, Adele) at Sterling Sound.Listen Here
Update – August 31st, 2018
How to Get your ASCAP/BMI registered Music on Choon with a Direct License
When Choon first launched, we were not allowed to upload music that is registered with a performing rights organizations (PRO) like BMI and ASCAP. This was a big roadblock for me. Not for every artist on Choon, but for a good handful of us. There are benefits to signing with a PRO, even if you aren’t getting a ton of spins yet. I am collecting royalties for every live show I perform. That’s pretty cool. I was going to considering giving up my BMI contract if Choon $NOTES held enough value to compensate. Turns out we don’t have to decide, and can do both, with a direct license.
Check out my article on Medium about the proper process to get your BMI/ASCAP registered songs on Choon!Read Here
Update – August 22nd, 2018
Choon Exclusive Premier: Cashing Out
In the spirit of earning a fair value for your music, I released Cashing Out, song I have been working on for a while now. It’s about being broke but gaining the confidence and motivation to change that. The song will be available exclusive on Choon for 2 weeks, then the song will hit Spotify, etc. This is a strategy that I hope one day can be employed by all indie artists to get a return on their investment before releasing to legacy streaming platforms.Listen Here
Update – August 13th, 2018
Direct Licensing Makes PRO Managed Songs Legal for Upload on Choon
After some research and emailing, I was able to confirm that it is in fact possible to keep your contract with BMI and upload registered compositions to Choon. This is HUGE news! Up untilnow, I was not able to upload my best music to Choon, making it hard to really convey who I am as an artist. Since submitting my direct license, I have uploaded almost all of my back catalog, re-mixing and releasing music that I buried because I wasn’t getting anything from it and wasn’t confident enough in the production. After uploading all of this, my momentum has picked up and people are really responding to my music. It is a great, liberating feeling.
Check out my HoneyChrome Heals playlist! Full of my highest-vibe songs.Listen Here
Update – August 8th, 2018
The Ultimate Choon Marketing Guide – Get More $NOTES!
I decided to compile all of my marketing tactics into one guide for the entire Choon artist community to benefit from. I’ve spent hours and quite a bit of money testing and refining different methods to get more plays on my Choon profile. I can say with confidence that every one of these methods works, it just comes down to your commitment to executing and developing top quality content.Read The Guide Here
Update – July 26th, 2018
POPCHOONS Choon Playlist – The #1 Pop Authority on Choon
Hey y’all! I decided to take the lead on curating the best pop music on Choon. While electronic and dance genres dominate the early days of Choon, we know that all genres will soon flock to the cryptocurrency / blockchain streaming platform. I’m trying to get the first foothold in pop genre on the new platform. Check it out here! The coolest part is that playlist curators get a percentage of the $NOTES earned by each song on their playlist! DOPE! This is a WORLD FIRST.Listen Here
Update – July 25th, 2018
Broke 100,000 $NOTES on Choon!
And it’s all because of you! Thank you for listening and supporting me. This is going to help me be able to record more songs at a higher level. I am so stoked on this new era that we are about to embark on in the music industry.Listen Now
Update – July 9th, 2018
Released hip hop / rap record exclusively on Choon!
Darkal’s first ever track, featuring HoneyChrome and Rue. Out now on FutureHip Records.
Artist: Darkal, HoneyChrome, Rue
Mastering: Mark Feggins
Mixing and engineering:
HoneyChrome, Mark Feggins, Mikey Slowey
Photo: Andressa Pires
I’ve launched a remix contest on Choon for my song “Relief.”
— CHOON REMIX CONTEST —
• 45/45/10 split on Choon (You, me, playlist curators)
• Must use the file provided and not alter the tempo or key of the song.
• Song will be listed and managed by my account
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your finished remixes
• I am taking submissions until July 31st, 2018
• I will list all remixes that are up to par, on Choon.
• The 4 most popular remixes on Choon will be uploaded to Spotify, etc as an official HoneyChrome remix EP after the content closing date with a 50/50 split via Distrokid.
(click the word “Download” in bottom left)
Other than that, you are free to make this your own!
Update – June 11th, 2018
Choon is helping indie artists get paid more. Every second counts toward my streams! This is ground breaking since Spotify requires 30 seconds of play time to be considered a pay-able stream.