musnit (@musnit) • Hey
super shadowy coder since before it was cool. working on web3 music stuff @ https://www.spinamp.xyz/
- **Lens Creator Bytes**
This week's guest writer is Aidan Musnitzky from @spinamp.lens
**Tell us about yourself**
I mostly write code and help others do the same 🙂. I’ve been working in web3 for a few years, originally on lower level protocol and infrastructure stuff, but in recent years have been captured by the potential for crypto products to solve problems directly for the public and so have shifted to spending more time on building in the creator economy. I’m excited to see how this movement evolves and what fun, engaging experiences we can create that will support more humane and incentive-aligned systems for creators and their audiences.
**Tell us about your project(s) and what is your mission?**
My main project at the moment is Spinamp (https://www.spinamp.xyz). In recent years, a ton of super talented musicians have been experimenting with web3 and NFTs as tools through which to express themselves and engage with their audience. Spinamp is is a web3 music streaming app that hopes to bring that expression to a wider audience - we aggregate all the best music across web3 and make it super easy for you to experience that music and explore the communities and context connected with it, with added NFT flavor that brings a lot more engagement and life to how you connect with that music.
**What excites you about Web3?**
I find the culture of open, composable systems and architecture to be one of the most exciting aspects of Web3. Most projects in Web3 go an additional step beyond open source, where their data, infrastructure and databases themselves are open. This enables a much more amplified form of composability than traditional Web2 APIs, and I’ve found that the cross-project, cross-team collaboration in Web3 is wilder than most industries of the past. I look forward to new technology, products and experiences that will continue to emerge from this culture.
**What tips do you have for aspiring creators in the space?**
Coders are creators too! If you’re building for web3, your code is often a lot closer to the consumer and community than in traditional software and products. Thinking about your code as a creative artifact that has an audience ready to experience, use and build upon it is an important mindset to be in for the space. Keep experimenting, keep shipping and grow your ability to scrappily engage with all the composable pieces that web3 makes available to you.
**What’s next for you?**
I’m looking forward to all the improvements we’re planning to make to Spinamp over the coming months, and how it will evolve to bring even more kinds of engaging experiences to music fans, helping them connect with the creators they love and discover new content and communities to play with.
- hey lensfrens!
If you haven't discovered us yet, Spinamp is a web3 music streaming app that helps you discover and play music NFTs that have been dropped on any web3 music platform.
Spinamp is on Web, iOS and Android:
- Web: https://app.spinamp.xyz/
- iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/spinamp/id1613783898
- Android *(alpha)*: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.spinamp.spinamp
We just released a new version with a bunch of features including a Lens integration which lets you stream any music that's been dropped on Lens~
Discover all the most exciting musicians that are coming out of this new web3 music movement. You can find and follow artists and new music NFT drops, create playlists and share them with your friends.
Come try it out, install the app, create some playlists and share your favorite lens playlists, artists and tracks with us!