Proof of ownership, unalterable time stamping, file authentication, private decentralized storage. Thanks to Blockchain technology, IPFS and other Keels partners, these key issues will revolutionize how we use digital scores.Learn more
Imagine a digital score that not only secures its owners and rights holders, but also guarantees a unique, immersive experience?
Keels aims to become the best platform for buying and selling digital scores. The user experience will be exceptionally simple, stimulating and ergonomic.
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Keels is the first marketplace of Tokenized Scores (NFTs). These NFTs can be simple sheet music, or their interactive versions (with an immersive musical accompaniment, so you don't have to play alone).
Musicians from all around the world. Music is one of the few universal languages. Reading a score is the same from Bueno Aires to Paris and from New York to Beijing!
For lots of reasons!
• To step into the future of digital music and content access by taking part in the Web 3.0 and NFT revolution
• To be able to play your favorite scores in immersion, accompanied by the best musicians and orchestras
• To get away from paper, which is bulky, boring and bad for the environment
• To contribute to a fairer system of remuneration for score creators, thanks to a secure redistribution of the rights without intermediaries
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tokenized Scores can only be acquired for $KEELS, the Keels utility token.
Go to the Tokenomics page.
This token can be acquired directly on Keels.app against Fiat and Crypto, but also thanks to a Learn2earn system via Keels' cousin application: Sight-O
Sight-O is a platform for learning how to sight-read a score. Sight-reading is the act of instantly playing a score that you have never seen before, just by reading the score. It is an essential practice for musicians of all levels to be autonomous and able to explore one's favorite pieces with ease.
Sight-O will work in perfect symbiosis with Keels, thanks to a Learn2earn system where each exercise allows you to earn $KEELS, as well as an A.I. program that profiles the users' musical level (Babel). The two platforms will naturally bring users to each other, forming one of the first Learn2earn ecosystems.
"Babel" is an AI-based program developped by the Sight-O team to precisely establish the musical level of Sight-O users according to the exercises they've done on the platform. Thanks to this profiling as well as to the users' musical tastes, a selection of ultra adapted scores will be proposed. Users will then be directed to Keels to finalize their purchase.
Babel is currently being studied by the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) in order to provide a clear framework for processing user data. The program will also be open source and available to all.
It is scheduled to go into production in Q1 2023.
Keels will use a "Proof of stake" blockchain technology to validate the transactions of tokenized scores. The blockchain used will be respectful of the environment.
Blockchain and NFT technologies make it possible to create smart contracts allowing the designation of all the rights holders of a work for which a score has been written. Once this score in NFT form is acquired by a client, the rights holders automatically and immutably receive the amounts allocated to them, following the terms of the smart contract. And this occurs even if the score is then resold!
With this system, there are no more intermediaries between the rightful copyright owner of a score and its buyer. This is made possible by the reliability of the Blockchain technology.