Hi! I am Xcelencia and I am seeking 15 ETH with a 20 ETH hard cap funding goal to become the first latin/reggaeton artist to crowdfund entirely on Ethereum and release my next album w/o a
major record label, reimagining the distribution with NFTs. The album takes a hybrid approach intersecting crypto native platforms and off chain music services. This crowdfund will let me free myself of industry standards, sustain my indie career and release incredible art to the world.
Infinite is an immersive multimedia album and digital art experience that will grow in real time as fans engage with the project. The project features select singles, music videos, along with demos and interludes that adapt sonically to the seasons as they pass. As part of the album, singles will be accompanied by a variety of NFTs, unlocking rewards and access to fans all over the world. Supporters can be a part of IRL shows and art exhibitions in Xcelencia’s hometown that will bring together the entire experience. The album is multicultural soundscape taking many shapes and forms, finding inspiration in Latin and Caribbean rhythms, Pop, Hip Hop/R&B, and electronica.
I am a Reggaeton artist, producer, and entrepreneur who launched a label and music publishing co. in 2016. I was born in Puerto Rico and I am also half Cuban, which is an important part of my upbringing. My Fathers side of the family experienced the Cuban revolution and during those years suffered immensely, they experienced asset forfeiture, families were separated, and goods like meat, soap, and other items that we take for granted were rationed. Their story is unbelievably inspiring as they made their way to Puerto Rico and started from scratch, building a generational foundation that instilled an unmatched work ethic in me that money simply can’t buy.
Recently surpassing 35 million streams around the world, I have become witness to the democratization of music on a global scale and believe that NFT’s, social tokens and web3 is the next frontier of a truly democratized creator economy. My journey in crypto started in 2016 where I began searching for an edge through technology. I discovered blockchain and fell in love with the idea of provenance, immutable data, real-time tracking and pay outs of royalties via smart contracts.
Outside of my personal career I consult and assist underrepresented creators from Latin America. I help them efficiently monetize their works and assist in developing their personal careers, with the long term ambition of launching a DAO that will represent and accelerate underserved talent in my genre for years to come.
Latin music is experiencing a renaissance, going from a seasonal trend to a lifestyle in the same way that hip hop and electronic music have dominated cultures around the world. I want to contribute to that in a multitude of ways. Historically my genre is one of the most monopolized in popular music, leaving little room for growth due to the power of existing gatekeepers. (It's simple, I've reached a ceiling and with your help I can transcend.)
Raising the hard cap funding goal is about the equivalent of 100 million streams from Spotify alone. The majority of my streams originate from LatAm where the avg. pay out is about 50% less than the industry standard. ~0.001 GROSS.
In 2018 I set out as a goal that I would retain independence until I gained the leverage, catalog, and skill set necessary to reach success. My vision was to patiently wait for the world to notice the power of web3 and crypto. From my perspective cryptocurrency is a misnomer and I am passionate about the ownership-based, cooperative business model that it enables.
*IMPORTANT to all backers (ofc this is optional but will love to have you!): To receive your $EQUIS, after you back the crowdfund click the token gated link by Mintgate and claim your $EQUIS via an airdrop powered by the team at Bonfire.
X. PATRON PODIUM (top 3 backers):
A. LEGENDARY PERKS: (Tiers are cumulative)
B. EPIC PERKS: (Tiers are cumulative)
C. RARE PERKS:
*We are envisioning perks and rewards growing with the project over time.
NFT by Motion director: Luis Miguel Torres (AVIV) (Ultra, Resistance)
This moment is special to me. I truly manifested this. I never expected any success in crypto as a creator, it skewed towards other genres/creators so much it seemed almost impossible around 2018. Over the last year my outlook completely shifted and I had to essentially start from 0 to prove my value in the space. I wasn’t searching for validation, rather meaningful relationships that could lead to amazing collaborations in web3.
I am thankful to everyone who contributed ideas and energy to this! I can genuinely say that this project is a dream, a magnum opus, the title infinite was inspired by the idea that the music industry is continuously evolving and so is my journey within it. Although Infinite is the name of the album it is essentially ME, my supporters and the rest of my career…
Special thanks to Vajresh Balaji, Aj Phlote, Alex Siber, Carlos Flores, Patrick Rivera, Matt Alston (Bonfire), Melissa Zhang (Bonfire), Rally. and so many others! This list is truly infinite.
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