Tldr: Create a cc0 Nounga song and enhance the Nounga website in the build up to a year of Nouns.
We were supported by small grants to deliver the Nounga for the first 300 Nouns and the webpage (here is is: Nounga.wtf). We’re asking for further support to pioneer cc0 music, build out the fun and bring a new cultural element to the Nouns ecosystem.
Music is at the heart of all cultures. The Nouns are creating a new culture that is marked by a fun and playful vibe. So far, the culture is heavily visual, and we want to start layering in music as an important element in proliferating the Nouns. Think about the opening theme of the Olympics, the opening to a favorite TV Show, and the various jingles throughout the world that each culture knows in an instant. You know the who and the what in seconds. We think “The Nounga” song represents the fun and playful vibe of the Nouns, and results in one of the first responses we got when we released the Nounga on Twitter,
“Now, I’m going to have the Nounga in my head all day!”
As Nouns daily media develops (Nouns News, Nounsquare etc) we’ll need more music to support. On the Nounsquare, sounds play an important role, we think the Nounga could fit into the mix there, part of an intro or outro, maybe a Friday night signal for the weekend. The Nouniversary is upcoming. How will we celebrate across Twitter? The Nounga could play a fun and catchy role.
Leading the way with cc0 Music
Importantly, the song will be cc0. This will continue to allow the Nouns to blaze a trail with cc0 projects. No more licensing and use issues for a song. Play it behind any meme or project. We’d love to hear it anywhere there is nounishness. Perhaps it makes it to an IRL gathering at NFT NYC or London. This will open a path for more cc0 music in the Noun culture and beyond.
Keeping the fun going
So, along with the music we will complete the Nounga with every Noun up to the Nouniversary. We will animate the Nouns to dance to the song. This will create a website, animation, and song that can be used to celebrate the Nouniversary and well beyond.
How we’ll do it
The song will be created by SoundsofNounsGuy, with music and production from NateFox. We have a first draft of the chorus Listen to the Chorus
"Oh the Nounga
It’s growing lounga
Every Noun in the club tonight
Come join in on the Nounga line
Oh the Nounga
It’s getting strounga
Every Noun in the club tonight
Come join in on the Nounga lines "
We will be crowd sourcing some of the lyrics in twitter and the discord which will augment SoundsofNounsGuy’s rich stream of ideas, and start to proliferate the idea in the community.
- The song on the site Nounga.wtf
- All Nouns up to the Nouniversary (that’s what we’re calling 1yr of Nouns right?) added to the Nounga.
- New backgrounds: Nightclub, warm, and 1 more as voted by the community.
- ‘Play’ animation which has the Nouns moving in-time to the music as they scroll across the screen
- Search button for a particular Noun eg a search for 22 would produce this result
Jawshua Fisher is creative consultant, and will be getting the song onto traditional digital platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.)
Timeline - ready for the 1 year Nouniversary.
Lyrics and Vocals: 0.75ETH (SoundsofNounsGuy)
Music and production: 0.75ETH (NateFox)
Placeing on Digital Service Platforms & Creative Consultancy: 0.25ETH (Jawshua Fisher)
Nounga and website developments + Project Direction and management: 0.95ETH (Chris@NounProfiles)
Total: 2.7 ETH
As ever let us know and thoughts and feedback.
Oh the Nounga, It’s growing lounga