Introduction: The Evolution of Music Genres

As I casually flipped through various music channels on, selecting songs without much thought, an observation struck me: the lines between musical genres seem increasingly blurred. Despite the channels being ostensibly dedicated to different styles, I encountered a mix of R&B, hip-hop, and electronica within each one. Having grown up in an era when musical genres were distinctly defined, this blending of styles both intrigued and perplexed me. It reminded me of how, as children, we would mix different colors of playdough until we were left with a singular, uniform grey.

Development: The Impact of Globalization and Algorithmization on Music

This mingling of genres mirrors my broader concerns about the current state of music and culture. On one hand, globalization and the algorithm-driven nature of platforms have democratized access to music, enabling artists from various parts of the globe to gain international recognition. However, I can't shake the feeling that in this process, music is losing its unique character. Recently, during a OpenMic session on Twitter Spaces, an artist expressed apologies for publishing a track on that was over four minutes long, concerned it might be viewed as excessively lengthy.This incident raises important questions about the constraints we face in the digital age. Are we still confined by such arbitrary rules in Web3 world? Wasn't the aim of creating this new digital ecosystem to liberate ourselves from the limitations imposed by algorithms and to foster genuine creativity?

Conclusion: Questioning the Future of Music in Web3

The discussion extends beyond genre classification and song length. It's widely believed that establishing an emotional connection with a piece of music requires at least 10-15 minutes, a duration seldom accommodated in today's fast-paced consumption patterns. This brings us to a critical juncture: In the era of Web3, is there still a place for traditional music composition, including longer pieces, studio creations under the guidance of sound engineers, and the practice of instrumental and vocal skills? Or have we, guided by the norms of Web2, unwittingly morphed into passive consumers, relinquishing our creative liberties? I am eager to hear your thoughts on whether there is still room for these practices in the evolving landscape of music and technology.