06 December 2022
In fifteen years, will we still be asking people to like and subscribe?
A collaboration by Metalabel and co—matter
Today we’re releasing a limited-edition zine that explores imaginative futures beyond the current state of the "creator economy.”
After The Creator Economy explores constructive alternatives for the ways we produce, distribute, and monetize creative work online.
We spoke with twelve leading artists, thinkers, and builders about creating a more collaborative, resilient, meaningful, and democratic online creative ecosystem.
The result is a 96-page, limited-edition physical and digital zine, collaboratively produced in partnership with co—matter with help from 20+ contributors.
As part of this release, we are making 100 limited editions of the release available to supporters in Metalabel's new digital record format: a record.
A record is a new digital format that creates a meaningful value exchange between artists and fans around any kind of creative output — physical, digital, conceptual, performative, ephemeral, live, exclusive, mass, or niche.
Records are digital containers for creators to issue and sell editions of media, drops, invitations, experiences, and other exchanges between creators and fans within a collectible, permanent, and tradable format.
Records reintroduce a direct way to value creative work. Without contributing millions of plastic cases to landfills, digital records reintroduce the tradition of paying creators fairly in exchange for an edition of that work.
After the Creator Economy is available as:
A collectible record that includes a digital zine, a voucher for a physical zine, and a collector access pass
[~ $70 | 100 editions available]
A physical 100-page zine only
[$35 | 100 editions available]
240mm x 170mm
You can also view and download a free .pdf version here
Title: After the Creator Economy
Metalabel: Metalabel x co—matter
Editors: Austin Robey & Severin Matusek
Description: The limited-edition publication was produced in partnership with co—matter, a research and strategy studio in Berlin.