January 12th, 2022


Welcome to our scene of All Genre music and art. Today we announce a milestone moment with this entry serving as a public document & access-point in solidarity with the Leaving Records artist community & our GenreDAO.

All day we persist in dialogue relating to web3 application & innovation as it should serve our community - Leaving is proud to now have tools to provide symbolic & functional tokens for those committing to our goals, values, and visions. Although we’ve been steadily/over-actively releasing records in the traditional music industry models and “web2” systems for 13 years now - this moment is a pillar in our label’s history as we continue to develop more artist-empowering projects in this new space, and introduce new processes for our greater fan community.

We feel our priority of sustaining thriving community is felt through participation. Our hope is that the roles of the fan and the artist may merge, permitting invested engagement by exploring meaningful shared ownership via new web3 models such as LR community-issued NFTs & our community token $GENRE.

July 18th, 2021

A series of three collaborative NFTs between Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid and mixed-media artist Jessy Jamboree.

**Winner of each auction receives the *actual *physical *IRL *1 of 1 *single-edition hand-marbled cassette w/long-form version (c60) of music featured in each respective NFT recorded onto the tape.

**Winner also receives 30 $GENRE community tokens, and @DAY1 role in our discord server. A bit more info on $GENRE here.

July 13th, 2021

Where we’ve been Leaving Records, established 2008/9, is an all-genre artist community and record label founded by Matthew David McQueen (A.K.A. Matthewdavid), reaching over 200 releases from artists worldwide.

Where we are going
The new technologies and mindsets powering Web 3.0 can profoundly change how music is created, appreciated, and shared between artists and their communities. In our efforts to be on the cutting edge of this technological revolution, Leaving Records is honored to be challenging the notion of what a record label could be in the 21st Century.

Collectively-governed entities known as DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) allow like-minded people across the Internet to come together to achieve shared goals in a radically new way. Without relying on a single authority figure, the DAO’s operations are decided upon by its members.

We owe our sustainability to artists, friends, and supporters — the community. Experimenting in Web 3.0 territory, we will now engage in ways to further the coordination & operation of Leaving Records from within our community.