The Sound Protocol is a permissionless, open-source, modular smart contract framework for efficient creation of digital collectibles by musicians, artists, and creators.
Introductory overview: Sound Protocol: Technical Deep Dive (opens in a new tab)
Anyone can freely deploy Sound contracts.
All contracts are non-upgradeable, which gives artists and collectors greater confidence in the security and sovereignty of the communities they can build on Sound.
Artists and developers are free to implement custom metadata modules to suit their needs.
Mint formats can be customized on a per-song basis by utilizing minter module contracts.
With each song as its own contract, Sound Protocol supports end-to-end royalties across primary and secondary sales. Any address can be set to receive the edition’s revenue, be it the artist’s wallet or a payment splitter contract.
A great amount of effort was made toward making the Sound Protocol gas efficient. See gas benchmarks section for details.