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Why do we collect, nostalgia, and document vs create.

Hey there, Happy Thursday!

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, but I’ve been testing different days and times for this newsletter and figuring out my rhythm. To be honest, I think I love Tuesdays, so I might go back to that starting next week.

This week I've been noodling over a question that's probably as old as humanity itself: why do we collect things? Whether it's Pokémon cards, vinyl records, Hard Rock Café T-shirts, or even those tiny spoons (you know who you are), we all have a tendency to collect things that resonate with us. And it's usually because they bring us joy, trigger memories, or are connected to something or someone we love.

Now, flip that onto the digital side with NFTs. The question I've been pondering is - what makes collecting NFTs fun? Do people get the same thrill from collecting digital artifacts as they do with physical ones? And how can we as creators make this experience even more enjoyable for our fans?

When I think of people collecting vinyl, for instance, they're not just in it for the hunk of plastic. It's about the music on that disc, the experience of listening to it, and the unique sound a vinyl brings. It's a whole package deal. So when we think about creating NFTs, how can we replicate that experience? What can we do to make these digital collectibles as immersive, unique, and enjoyable as their physical counterparts?

How can we push the envelope and leverage tech to make our digital collectibles stand out? Why would someone choose to collect our NFTs over others? How can we gamify the experience and make collecting a fun pursuit rather than a transactional one?

These are just some of the questions I've been wrestling with, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. How can we ensure that our digital creations are not only collectible but also offer a memorable experience to the fans? After all, at the end of the day, it's all about creating something that resonates with the people who love our work. Let's keep exploring, keep pushing boundaries, and keep making this journey a fun ride. It's all up for discussion, so hit me up with your ideas. Happy collecting!

P.S. We all remember, even nostalgically, playing Pokemon cards with our friends.

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What’s New?

To celebrate that 'Just Say It [The Remixes]' crossed 500k streams on Spotify, Bronze Whale and I decided to drop a limited edition collection of their remix, the most popular of the pack.

The drop is happening TODAY at midnight CET (June 23 at 1am EST). Here are a few important details:

  • The supply is capped at 25.

  • 15/25 are exclusively available for FREE for All Charlie Crown collectors across Sound, Catalog, Bonfire, and Glass. [IF YOU’RE A COLLECTOR, DON’T MISS OUT]

  • Only 10 are available for public sale at 0.02 ETH.

  • All collectors have access to The Charlie Crown Club, a token-gated telegram group exclusively for collectors.

  • The golden egg winner gets VIP +1 access to 1 Charlie Crown headline show and a 'Record Crate' of 5 surprise music NFTs.

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Creative Corner

If you're feeling stuck with content creation, why not try documenting what you do daily instead of constantly brainstorming new stuff? It's simple really. Set up your camera in your studio, press record, and let it capture you working on your craft. Your daily grind is your content!

This approach not only gives you tons of material to work with but also lets your fans see the real, raw side of your work. It's like killing two birds with one stone - you save time and give your audience an authentic look into your world.

Remember, you are already doing something special. It's just about sharing it with the world in a creative way.

I actually tried this approach recently, and here’s the result (It took me less than 30 minutes to edit).

Charlie's Weekly Discoveries

Mirror Introduces Collectable Embeds

Zora launches their Ethereum L2 solution: The Zora Network

Onchain Music - It’s a new era (by Coopahtroopa)

How can artists maintain longevity?

Glass Protocol now supports credit card checkout

Drop Of The Week

Charlie Crown - Just Say It feat. Helen Tess (Bronze Whale Remix) on

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