Sidney Swift

Member Since 2021

Sidney Swift

Founder & CEO


Los Angeles Area

Sidney Swift is an American entrepreneur, inventor, investor, and the founder and CEO of web3 entertainment company Defient. Previously, Sidney worked within the entertainment and technology industries for over 15 years as a Grammy-nominated, 10x platinum songwriter, producer, and engineer. He has worked alongside artists like Drake, Beyonce, Future, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, DJ Khaled, Panic at the Disco!, and more. In 2017 Sidney started Defient - a web3 agency and NFT incubator - with the purpose of bridging culture and the metaverse together, finding early success with the virtual artist "Chillpill". In 2019 Sidney was granted a US patent for inventing the secondary device synchronization, a technology used in music and tv to layer media experiences. He has worked with countless artists and brands to understand and identify strategies that usher them into the world of web3.


  • Music Industry
  • Technology
  • Business Strategy


November 2nd, 2022

Smart and Effective Ways to Encourage User-Generated Content From Your Customers

Your followers can be a huge source of creative and engaging content for your brand if you know how to ask for it.

August 25th, 2022

12 Tips for Business Leaders Trying to Stay Positive During Tough Times

A leader’s mindset can make a huge difference in how well a business succeeds during times of uncertainty.

August 16th, 2022

11 Strategies to Encourage More Creativity Among Your Employees

If innovation is your goal, you need creativity to flow freely throughout your organization.

August 4th, 2022

How Web3 Could Change Fans' Music Consumption

The artist-fan relationship could be propelled on the blockchain.  



Defient helps businesses develop go-to-market strategies that transform passive audiences into active fans and monetize the metaverse.


  • Web3
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Metaverse