Sheet Music

What is a Tokenized Smart Score?

It's a sheet music that you hold in the form of an NFT. You are the only person who can see it in its entirety and play it. Each score is numbered and allows you to enjoy immersive play with smart musical accompaniment.
Imagine yourself in your living room with your guitar, playing Nothing Else Matters surrounded by a full symphony orchestra. Or become John Lennon, with the other Beatles around you!

Why a NFT score?

Only 20% of the sheet music sold in the world is digital. This is partly due to inadequate technology in the music publishing industry, which doesn't allow the exchange of scores to be controlled without the risk of loss of value. The NFT allows us to preserve the value of the sheet music and to guarantee the payment of royalties directly to the creators, publishers, composers and lyricists, without intermediaries, thanks to Blockchain technology.

What is Keels Publishing?

Keels Publishing is the publishing and production division of Keels. It will produce and record orchestras and musicians, to create Tokenized Smart Scores according to its own production roadmap but also to the wishes of the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization: $KEELS token holders vote and decide). Keels Publishing will regularly provide the marketplace with new and premium scores.

How will the scores be organized on Keels?

Scores will be organized by Prints. An example: Keels Publishing and/or the DAO decides to release "The Moonlight Sonata" by L.V. Beethoven. Keels Publishing will create for example, 1,000 copies of this score, each copy being numbered. These 1,000 copies represent a Print.

What guarantees the value of a Tokenized Score?

Each Print of scores will have a number of copies between 10 and 10,000.
Each score of each Print will be numbered, making it unique. A publisher on Keels may choose to reissue a Print of the same score if it is very successful. But the different versions of the Print will have a distinctive sign making each one unique and identifiable.

What is the difference between a digitized score and an NFT score?

A digital score is generally a PDF file, which doesn't contain verifiable data on the date of creation, integrity and authorship. The PDF can indeed be a copy or a modified version of an original, without you knowing it. Digital scores don't allow for copyright traceability.
The only solution to overcome these numerous flaws is to create centralized platforms that sell access to digitalized scores for a subscription fee. But in such a case, you wouldn't really own these digitalized scores, since they would only be accessible via the website of the company that sold them to you. If tomorrow this company disappeared, your scores would disappear with them.
An NFT score is hosted in a decentralized way, issued immutably on the blockchain, with an inviolable time-stamp, and carrying a certificate on the authorship of the work. If Keels were to disappear tomorrow, you would still be able to access your scores.
The NFT score therefore provides an extra layer of security, accessibility and tamper-proof authentication. At its core, it also guarantees the notions of rarity and uniqueness that are missing from the digitized score, which can be duplicated ad infinitum by a simple copy-paste.
The NFT score also eliminates intermediaries, ensuring a fairer remuneration for the author.
In terms of uses, digital scores and NFT scores look the same, but they offer vastly different ways of experiencing them, depending on the platform that gives you access to them - and on this subject, Keels is preparing great things for you!
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