Web3

  • Top 5 music companies getting the most out of the blockchain. (Magnetic
  • Web3 music needs gatekeeping. Here's why. (MusicX - Bas Grasmayer) 
  • 33 companies to watch if you’re interested in music and the metaverse. (MusicAlly
  • Burak Yeter’s first NFT release ‘Black Hole' drops on Atlanticus Music. (Mixmag
  • Steve Aoki and TOKiMONSTA to perform at FVCKRENDER's NFT.NYC experience. (EDM)
  • #CryptoCrash: what it means & doesn't mean for music. (musicX - Bas Grasmayer) 
  • CyberLive aims to reinvent the live music experience in the Metaverse. (FestivalInsights)
  • Weekly NFT sales declined by just over 70% from a high of nearly 1m units in the third week of 2022 to a little more than a quarter-million at the end of May. (TechCrunch)
  • Music will be the gravitational force driving the Hyperverse. (AdWeek) Recent activations suggest it's strong enough to bind our disparate Web3 platforms.
  • The difference between audience & community. (MusicX - Bas Grasmayer) 
  • Web3 audio streaming platform Tamago raises $1M seed round. The platform will release exclusive NFTs and music drops from Felix Da Housecat, Paramida and more. (Billboard
  • The hard truths about Web3: What no one else is talking about. (VentureBeat
  • Tracking music royalties is hard, but is blockchain really the answer? (Hypebot
  • VRJAM has unveiled the first artists to join its Creator Guild. Junior Sanchez, Darren Styles, UMEK, Gammer, Roger Sanchez, and Bushwacka are among the first artists to join VRJAM's Creator Guild. (RotD
  • 'NFT Theatre for music artists' Hymn has announced DJ Armin Van Buuren as its first global artist, and will create an original film. (RotD
  • Richie Hawtin and deadmau5's metaverse gaming venture PIXELYNX releases first look at forthcoming mobile game, ELYNXIR. (EDM
  • 20 music NFTs that were more than just an animated GIF. (MusicAlly)
  • First NFT collection giving lifetime access to top festivals and clubs unveiled. (FestivalInsights)
  • Spotify has been testing an NFT gallery for artist profiles in the US. (DJMag
  • Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Owner/President of DMG Clearances, on licensing music in the metaverse. (Synchtank - Emma Griffiths) 
  • How can advancements in AI music metadata revolutionise sync? (Synchtank - Ben Gilbert) 
  • NFT Tickets: How it will transform the Web2 stagnant ticketing swamp. (BeInCrypto
  • Limewire, recently relaunched as an NFTs marketplace with an initial focus on music, has struck a licensing deal with Universal Music Group. Its artists and labels “will be able to leverage the LimeWire marketplace as an additional platform to explore unique ways to engage with fans through digital music collectibles and Web3, and generate new revenue streams”. (RotD
  • Opulous adds MFTs (Music Fungible Tokens), an SEC compliant music investment vehicle on the blockchain. (Hypebot
  • Music NFT sales in 2021: What we learned (Water&Music
  • Describing Major Music NFT Platforms as Music Products — Part 1: The Rise of Curators + The Push for Product Metadata (MusicDataPro
  • The Chainsmokers have given 5000 fans a 1% cut of their new album's streaming royalties as part of an NFT giveaway with Royal. Each token equates to a 0.0002% ownership. (Decrypt
  • What does the #CryptoCrash mean for web3 and music? (MusicAlly
  • 5 strategies to make money with NFTs as an artist. (Magnetic
  • Holders of the Party Degenerates NFTs will have unlimited access to Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza during the island's longest clubbing season in history. (EDM
  • Music artists are making what they’d earn from one million streams in ‘two minutes’ with NFTs. Now they’re turning toward Web3—right alongside Snoop Dogg. (Fortune
  • Sales of NFTs have fallen from a daily average of 19,000 this week, compared to 225,000 seven months ago, according to new data. (Independent
  • Is the metaverse about to revolutionise the way artists release music? (Kimberly Knoller
  • Blond:ish to launch world-first carbon negative $BYEBYE token on Socialstack, powered by Celo, to mobilize climate action through incentives and rewards, including $25K in crypto. (XLR8R
  • Dirtybird have launched Birdhain, a 24/7 rave inside the metaverse. (RA)  
  • Electronic DJ and Royal CEO Justin Blau (3LAU) on where the NFT industry moves beyond pricey JPEGs. (ChainReaction
  • Limewire has raised $10.4m in a sale of its LMWR token to drive plans to return as an NFTs marketplace. (MusicAlly) Among the investors is deadmau5's fund, 720Mau5. (EDM)  
  • DJ and crypto startup founder 3LAU explains the value behind music NFTs. (TechCrunch
  • Yes, Blockchain might well revolutionise music royalties. No, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. (MBW
  • Warner Music Group has entered into a partnership with Web3 protocol POAP. Short for 'Proof of Attendance Protocol', POAPs are digital mementos minted as NFTs. (PRNewswire
  • Transitioning to Web3 by building a research DAO with Cherie Hu (Water & Music) (Interdependence
  • Web3 is yet to take off despite the hype. (FT
  • Considering that dance music is currently in a spot where talk of NFTs and streaming economics usually generate a more impassioned response than even the biggest tunes, perhaps it's time to sound the alarm. (Shawn Reynaldo
  • Music and the Metaverse: Are we on the brink of a virtual artist revolution? Artists and labels are experimenting with what it means to perform in a virtual world. We explore the new creative, cultural and economic landscapes the metaverse has to offer. (RollingStone
  • Analysis of 8,400 NFT collections, including 19.3m individual NFTs, found that a third “have essentially expired, with little or no trading activity” while another third are “trading below the amount it cost issuers to mint the tokens”. (MusicAlly
  • Immersive live-streaming tech company Volta raises $3m from investors, including Pixelynx and Robb McDaniels. (MBW
  • Top industry lawyer Gregor Pryor on the rise of NFTs - threat or opportunity for the music business? (MW
  • KlubCoin launches global cryptocurrency for all clubbers, festival goers and electronic music fans and creates an innovative new “Party-to-Earn” model. (RotD
  • The metaverse hype will need to account for screen fatigue in an increasingly digital world. (Midia - Hanna Kahlert) 
  • Steve Aoki talks about the blockchain, the metaverse, and the business of music. (Verge
  • La Feria Club, the 20-year old club from Santiago, Chile, and the Italian iconic label Deeperfect are holding the first-ever Metaverse Club Nights on Meta Quest 2! (RotD
  • Blockchain-based music investment platform Royal, co-founded by 3LAU, has revealed that Diplo is the next artist to team up with the company to sell shares in his streaming royalties. According to 3LAU, “fans will be able to own rights” in Diplo’s music by buying so-called Limited Digital Assets (LDAs). 3LAU, says that these LDAs are “tokens with music rights embedded in them”. Starting at $99, Gold tokens give buyers a “0.004% streaming royalty rights ownership”, as well as access to the collector channel in Royal’s official Discord. There are 2,000 Gold tokens available. (MBW)

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