All posts by Aaron Michael Cox

Chief Marketing Officer of Mondable®

HOW DOES GOAT WORK?

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Introduction

GOAT is an iOS mobile app (Android version coming in Fall 2017) where music artists can compete fairly against each other to decide who will be Greatest Of All-Time. We believe that popular voting is the true decider of popular music. To maximize fairness,  we designed GOAT to ensure a song’s success is determined entirely by the music, and not by outside factors such as familiarity, social influence or attractiveness.

We believe the top talent should rise to the top, as chosen by the people.

Getting Started

When GOAT launches in Summer 2017, you can download GOAT from the App Store to battle other artists (Android version coming in Fall 2017). Go to the Main Menu and select Upload New. You can import your music from Soundcloud or Dropbox.

Select a genre for each upload to make sure your music competes against similar genres.

Battles

A battle is a single match-up between any two songs. After uploading your music and buying tokens, tap the Battle screen and select either Challenge or Tournament:

  • Challenge – A series of battles against a single opponent, either someone you choose or a random opponent (minimum of 5 battles)

  • Tournament – A series of battles against multiple opponents. Join an existing tournament or create your own (minimum of 20 battles)

Each battle is decided by a voter who listens to both songs to determine the winner. The match up is blinded, meaning the voter does know the name of the artist or see any visual clues, such as album art. Song credentials are revealed after the vote is cast.

GOAT Score

After each battle, our algorithm calculates a signature rating for each song, called the GOAT Score™. It is a measurement of voter popularity and how much your song is preferred over others. You also have an overall GOAT Score™ that is a weighted average of your individual song scores.

The GOAT Score™ is the most important feature of GOAT. It determines your exposure and success. The higher your score, the higher you will be ranked on the Leaderboard, where the world will be looking for the next big star.

Leaderboards

GOAT was made to find the greatest artists in the world. The entire voting, competition, and scoring process is used find the most popular artists to feature on the Leaderboard.

Go to the in Discover screen to explore artists and songs ranked by their GOAT Scores™ only. A song needs a minimum of 100 battles per month, and artists, a minimum of 300 battles per month to be on the Leaderboard.

GOAT is the most advanced, talent rating system in history. When people come to check out GOAT talent, they know they’re checking out the best talent.

Rewards

We created GOAT with one goal in mind—to build a platform that would create jobs for talented musicians. That is why, at the end of each month, GOAT will offer 10% of its total revenue for that month to the top 100 artists (in terms of GOAT Score rank) in exchange for the rights to host their music on our playlists.

When we reach 10 million customers, we will be able to provide, on average, over 10,000 artists with a monthly income equal to the average American salary of $3,769 per month. That is why we are proud to call GOAT “a revolution”. It will provide unprecedented opportunities for talented artists.

Tokens

You need tokens to battle others and grow your GOAT Score™.  Each battle costs one token.
There are three ways to acquire tokens:

  1. Purchase tokens by tapping Buy Tokens in the Main Menu. Decide the best token bundle for you. Tokens bundles can be purchased based on how often you’d like to compete:

    • 50 battles – $4.99

    • 150 battles – $9.99

    • 500 battles – $19.99

    • 1250 battles – $39.99

    • 5000 battles – $99.99

  2. Earn tokens by voting on other match-ups

    • PRO TIP: Each vote you cast earns one token.

  3. Win tokens by wagering them in battles against other opponents.

    • Take tokens wagered by winning the challenge

    • In tournament play, the Top 50 GOAT Scores™ will split the winnings pool of tokens.

All tokens are kept in your Treasury and cannot be exchanged for  cash money or prizes. The gold icon at the top left of your screen shows how many tokens are left in your Treasury.

Networking

GOAT is more than a rating system. It’s a social network. Talented artists want to find people who love their work. People want to find talented artists whose work they love. We made GOAT its own world, where people could communicate, share, and discover greatness in the easiest and most expressive way possible.

Your profile is where the GOAT world learns about you. When you create your account, add a profile and cover photo just like all of the social networks you’re used to. You can personalize your profile and connect your social media presence to your GOAT account, so new fans and old can follow you easily.

Your profile can be personalized and will show your competitive performance and voting history.  You will be able to see stats including your win-loss record, tournament trophies, token winnings and how many votes you’ve cast.

  • Chat – Connect with others directly by sending them personal messages

  • Arsenal -Your personal playlist of original music that you can import from Dropbox or SoundCloud to be entered into Challenges and Tournaments, or streamed by users through your profile

  • History – Your competitive performance and voting history will be calculated and displayed

  • Bio – Let the world know more about who you are and what you believe in

  • Events – This feature lets you create a calendar of events to share with your friends, such as upcoming concerts or shows

While our main priority is music quality, it’s always important to build your profile, social media presence, and brand. Your GOAT Score™ can only be helped by polished branding and social media presence.

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GOAT was created by struggling artists and for struggling artists. It was created to give people a chance; a chance to actually be successful, to be recognized and rewarded for the years of hard work they put into their craft. GOAT is for the strivers, the dyed-in-the-wool believers. The dream chasers who refuse to “get the picture”. The road to success is long and full of doubt. But finally, there is hope for us.

GOAT is not just a mobile app that hosts tournaments. GOAT is an invention that will change the face of the earth. No longer will talentless people be placed upon the throne of greatness simply because they had a cousin who once dated a man that delivered mail to Madonna’s uncle. No longer will people of talent be denied the chance to prove their abilities to the world. GOAT is a machine. It has no cousin. It doesn’t care who you know or don’t know.

GOAT is only concerned with one thing, and one thing only…

Finding the Greatest Of All-Time.

For complete and up-to-date information, sign up:

www.goat.vote

MONDABLE® ON SOUNDCLOUD: INDIE MUSIC MIX VOL. III

Mondable® On SoundCloud:
#IndieMusic Mix Vol. III

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ft. The Quiet One, Honey Claws, Naeya, Stone Age Man, Texoh, Benjamin Hyatt Band, Hail Medik, The Hudson Branch, Patchwork Rattlebag, The John Whites, Lincoln Jesser, Nito Da Legend, Killer jam Last Ditch, and HOBO PIMP

GOAT by Mondable®

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GOAT was created by struggling artists and for struggling artists. It was created to give people a chance; a chance to actually be successful, to be recognized and rewarded for the years of hard work they put into their craft. GOAT is for the strivers, the dyed-in-the-wool believers. The dream chasers who refuse to “get the picture”. The road to success is long and full of doubt. But finally, there is hope for us.

GOAT is not just a mobile app that hosts tournaments. GOAT is an invention that will change the face of the earth. No longer will talentless people be placed upon the throne of greatness simply because they had a cousin who once dated a man that delivered mail to Madonna’s uncle. No longer will people of talent be denied the chance to prove their abilities to the world. GOAT is a machine. It has no cousin. It doesn’t…

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Music Mediks: A Lost EP

 

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Music Mediks” by Hail Medik of Black Cross

Music Mediks” is not just another independently-produced masterpiece brought to you by a member of Black Cross. Nor is it simply just Hail Medik’s debut solo EP.

“Music Mediks” is a showcase of, and a memorial to, the late Kooley C.

It’s a celebration of the amazing audio engineer who was literally and figuratively instrumental in the creation of the “Black Cross EP“, the “Rule of Two” and Gnarly’s (aka, Wes VanStyle) “The Dream State“. Kooley orchestrated the unique sound that enabled Black Cross to harness their own.

Kooley C changed lives.  His ability to anticipate needs and build upon raw artistic talent in every track he helped to record was what made him extraordinary.

 "Music Mediks" by Hail Medik as recorded by Kooley C

Kooley was inseperable from the music he recorded. Beyond giving input and helping artists achieve their potential, his gift was his ability to give form, singularity, and soul to any piece of audio he laid his ears upon.

Equally as remarkable was his unique abilty to recognize when to let the gritty essence of a track speak for itself. His natural instinct and professionalism made him family to all who had the pleasure of working with him.

Hail Medik was initially uncomforatable about releasing “Music Mediks”, being that it’s technically an unmixed, unmastered project. But Medik’s obsessive, perfectionist nature, something he has wrestled with for his entire life (as referenced in the opening track “Critical“), conflicted with his desire to remain true to Kooley’s original sound.  After no shortage of agonizing, it became clear to him that the original, unaltered sound that Kooley lent to this EP deserved to be heard.

Although Kooley is no longer with us, his influence will live on through those who he has encountered merely by his presence, and his voice will forever be heard through the amazing artists he helped to shape.

Proudly including, Hail Medik.

Music Mediks” is not just an EP.  It’s an audio picture-book. It’s a collection of tracks forged by those who are dedicated to the longevity and validity of Hip-Hop music. It is in many regards, a masterpiece; written and recorded by those who won’t settle for the degradation of what could soon be a lost art. The art of Hip-Hop.

“Music Mediks” is a lost EP that refuses to be lost in the fold and, more importantly, it refuses to lose one of the greatest talents you have never known.

This is for you, Kooley.

RIP

March 31, 1970 – April 26, 2016

RIP

Kooley C aka Calvin Pucket, Sr.

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Hail Medik aka Randall Bryce

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Mondable® On Spotify: Musicorum Eleutheria No. 2

 

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15 Tracks from 15 different independent artists on Spotify, including: Notebook., Dissension Rising, Jesse Stockton Wendell Ray, Big Bill Broonzy, Honeyvibe, Father John Misty, Sufjan Stevens, Remote PlacesBADBADNOTGOOD,  Hot Chip, Leah West, Nils Frahm, Lou Barlow, and TORRES

Mondable® On Spotify: Musicorum Eleutheria Nº 2

Mondable® On SoundCloud: Indie Music Mix Vol. II

Vol. II

Mondable® On SoundCloud:
Indie Music Mix Vol. II
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Volume II in a series of playlists featuring 15 Tracks from unsigned & independent artists including:

Res,The Dead Good, Garo Frawley, IntTheWld, Stellify Band, In The Wilderness, Andrew Bailie, Nychow Moore,
Doo Crowder Music, Frankie Soukal, Mikyla Cara Music, Brandon Modest Foster & Anthony VashTha Stampede Logan, Eye A.M., The Standstills, and Freeman.

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GOAT by Mondable®

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GOAT was created by struggling artists and for struggling artists. It was created to give people a chance; a chance to actually be successful, to be recognized and rewarded for the years of hard work they put into their craft. GOAT is for the strivers, the dyed-in-the-wool believers. The dream chasers who refuse to “get the picture”. The road to success is long and full of doubt. But finally, there is hope for us.

GOAT is not just a mobile app that hosts tournaments. GOAT is an invention that will change the face of the earth. No longer will talentless people be placed upon the throne of greatness simply because they had a cousin who once dated a man that delivered mail to Madonna’s uncle. No longer will people of talent be denied the chance to prove their abilities to the world. GOAT is a machine. It has no cousin. It doesn’t care who you know or don’t know.

GOAT is only concerned with one thing, and one thing only…

Finding the Greatest Of All-Time.

For complete and up-to-date information, sign up:

www.goat.vote

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Mondable® on SoundCloud:Indie Music Mix Vol. I

“Mondable® on SoundCloud: Indie Music Mix Vol. I”

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Indie Music Mix Vol. I (via Soundcloud)

Featuring: Black Cross, Daggerplay, Cherry K, SHINOBI NINJA, Andy SonarCandy Lord, Ellis MartinIdlewar, Gianna SalvatoMosart Records, 3 Bricks Shy, King BriceTropix//Underground, JackLucy and Nagano City Street Band.

Mondable® on SoundCloud: Indie Music Mix Vol. I

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1. Black Cross: “The Night
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2. Nagano City Street Band: “Horreur Indicible
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3. Daggerplay: “My Friends Are Mental And I Am Mental, Too
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4. Shinobi Ninja: “What If Times
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5. Andy Sonar: “Ignition
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6. Ellis Martin: “Maximilian
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7. King Brice: “Im Fuh Real
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8. Nazmuk: “Mk.ultra – Bubblespray
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9. Gianna Salvato: “Baby It’s You
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10. JackLucy: “You Said
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11. IDLEWAR: “Chunk Of Me
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12. Candy Lord: “#1 Punk
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13. Cherry K: “Make Bank
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14. Mosart Records: “Come Together
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15. 3 Bricks Shy: “Come On Home

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