Catalog: Where Music Is Worth It

What we are

Come to Catalog to press, trade and listen to one-of-one digital records — artist-certified, provably authentic works. Artists instantly receive 100% of sales, plus a self-selected share of every resale, without relinquishing their copyrights. Fans can trust what they’re buying is genuine because we verify every artist. Catalog records remain available and intact on the blockchain, even if our platform goes away.

Where we’re headed

All of the above, plus a collectively owned, permanent, interoperable music archive with built-in support systems for artists who don’t have audiences or resources.

How we get there

While we know we won’t meaningfully address the problems we’re here to help solve if Catalog isn’t accessible to all artists, we’re starting small and moving responsibly. Over time, as we develop the infrastructure to open our doors further, Catalog will serve as a bridge to this new world for many.

Why we’re doing this

You know why we’re doing this. Many of music’s problems stem from retrofitting nuanced communities into arbitrary business models. That’s why we don’t have one yet. The tech at the heart of Catalog may be young, but it’s here to stay. Now’s our chance to shape where it leads and leverage it to benefit those most responsible for music’s value: artists and fans. To get it right, we must work in lockstep with our community and share in the upside of those efforts.

What’s next

Catalog is both a working product and a work in progress. Are we proud of it? Yes. Are we going to tell you it’s a revolutionary solve-all for every ache, pain, and malignant cell in the music business? No. Not yet. The technology behind Catalog is early and far from perfect, and we do not pretend to have all the answers.

Reclaiming music ownership for artists