DAFNE+: Launch of the Platform for the Preservation and Promotion of Experimental Music and Sound Production

"DAFNE+ provides digital content creators new forms of creation, distribution and monetization of their works of art through blockchain technology. " This presentation, given at the IRCAM @Paris 2024 Forum Workshops, provides an update on the European project at the time of the platform's launch.

Presenters: Hugues Vinet and Greg Beller

DAFNE+ Platform is live!


A historic moment in the digital art and design landscape is happening with the official launch of DAFNE+ Platform, a cutting-edge NFT platform crafted to push forward the community of artists, designers, and musicians.

DAFNE+ Platform is designed to address the evolving needs of digital content creators, providing them with innovative tools for creation, distribution, and monetization of their artistic works through blockchain technology. “One of the main purposes of the project is to make content distribution fair”. 

In an intuitive and simple way, without the need for technical knowledge in blockchains/NFTs, creative communities are invited to join the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) offering new services and tools that allow the creation and co-creation of content in a blockchain. DAFNE+'s research also focus on the definition of new business models through the distribution of content, allowing creators and users to monetize multimedia creations. 

IRCAM’s role in DAFNE+ is in particular to organise a community of artists and technology providers on electronic music and sound. Halfway between IRCAM's Forum and Sidney the interactive music repertoire archive, and based on an autonomous organization and distributed infrastructure, the platform will enable artists, researchers and engineers to share and monetize pieces of technology for producing music and performing works - libraries, patches, documentations...