May 3 • 51M

🎙 Andre Benz: Runescape, Curation, And Generative Music NFTs

Andre Benz shares lessons learned from gaining over 50 million YouTube subscribers to selling out seven-figure drops on

Adam Levy
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🎙 New Podcast Episode

Mint Season 5 episode 1 welcomes Andre Benz, founder of the widely successfully EDM YouTube channel Trap Nations (aka The Nations) and CEO of, a go-to platform for curated audiovisual music NFTs. 

I wanted to have him on to share his unique perspective on growth hacking one of the largest curated music EDM brands on YouTube, and how that translates into his newest curated venture.

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • 01:30 - Intro 

  • 01:38 - How Runescape influenced his understanding of crypto and web3

  • 01:58 - Growth hacking one of the most popular EDM YouTube channel

  • 17:49 - Biggest lessons learned about the music industry while building The Nations

  • 23:15 - The inspiration behind starting

  • 27:43 - NFT skepticism around drop culture

  • 31:47 - The process of creating a collection

  • 41:30 - What does the average collector look like on

  • 44:45 - How do you scale curation?

  • 47:24 - Outro

I hope you enjoy our conversation. 

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