I created a plugin that auto-splits lightning payments.
It works with a number of LN wallets including Zebedee, Blue, Zap, Zeus, Coinos and more.
If you like one of the tracks, you can tip sats via QR which will automatically be split 10% to me for playing the track & 90% to the producer for making it.
For 3500 sats, Fred Everything’s track “Street Luv” is also available for download.
Instant p2p split lightning payments to music producers from all over the world 🙂
The digital economy is broken for creators and this project explores alternative revenue streams and business models enabled by Bitcoin.
Music producers who post their work on streaming sites like Spotify receive very little in the way of royalties. And theoretically they could also be earning from any public use of their music such as restaurants and venues but the organizations that facilitate this (ASCAP, BMI and others) are the ones taking the lion’s share of the profits. Lastly, live-streaming in general is just broken. The platforms rely on bots to determine whether or not a stream is in copyright violation but oftentimes it’s not accurate and the stream is shut down. When that happens nobody wins.
I can see a future where the platforms themselves are also cut into the payment split. We need to explore new business models not based on advertisements. New models that allow the art to be seen and heard…not shut down!
Thanks to [fiatjaf](https://twitter.com/fiatjaf) for helping make the open source plugin now available on lnbits.com. And thanks to you for the support!
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