NFTs firm Sound adds activity feed to boost music discovery

Sound is one of the more interesting music NFTs platforms we saw spring up in the last couple of years. The post NFTs firm Sound adds activity feed to boost music discovery appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

After $100k of payouts, Royal launches music rights marketplace

Royal is the startup founded by musician Justin Blau (aka 3lau) to help artists sell NFTs that include a share of their streaming royalties. The post After $100k of payouts, Royal launches music rights marketplace appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

HIFI Labs outlines plans for its Neume web3 music data layer

In May we reported on startup HIFI Labs spinning out a project called Neume, to create a data layer for web3 music platforms. The post HIFI Labs outlines plans for its Neume web3 music data layer appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

BeatBlox gives Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival a LatAm twist

Later this week the second Metaverse Music Festival takes place in virtual world Decentraland. BeatBlox is one of the companies involved. The post BeatBlox gives Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival a LatAm twist appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Opulous litepaper reveals ‘Royalty Vault’ and advances plans

“Q4 is product time. Let’s make history,” tweeted Opulous, the web3 spin-off from distributor Ditto Music, yesterday. The post Opulous litepaper reveals ‘Royalty Vault’ and advances plans appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music Ally Quarterly Report :: Music/tech Startups 2022

While NFTs stole the headlines in 2022, a raft of other exciting developments took place, and various music/tech startups took leaps and bounds as they strove to create new technological opportunities for creativity, commerce, or collaboration in the music space. In this report, we take stock and figure out what it means – and what happens […]

YellowHeart sets its ticketing sights on the metaverse

We first wrote about YellowHeart in 2019, when it emerged as a blockchain ticketing startup backed by EDM duo the Chainsmokers. The post YellowHeart sets its ticketing sights on the metaverse appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Lil Durk preps a ‘music IPO’ with Grand Theft Auto perks

The latest artist hoping to sell fans a share of his royalties is US rapper Lil Durk, with a gaming tie-in to his plans for a “music IPO”. The post Lil Durk preps a ‘music IPO’ with Grand Theft Auto perks appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

web3 DSP Audius buys online-concerts startup SoundStage·fm

Audius’s take on ‘web3 music streaming’ has focused mainly on its decentralised nature and its plans for tokens. The post web3 DSP Audius buys online-concerts startup SoundStage·fm appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Decentraland unveils plans for second Metaverse Music Festival

web3 virtual world Decentraland has signed up more than 100 artists for its second Metaverse Music Festival, which will be happening on its platform from 10-13 November. The post Decentraland unveils plans for second Metaverse Music Festival appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Warner Records debuts own web3 imprint Probably A Label

It’s a partnership with “former celebrity restaurateur turned web3 creator” Jeremy Fall, riffing off his existing Probably Nothing brand. The post Warner Records debuts own web3 imprint Probably A Label appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

StemsDAO raises $4m seed funding for its music-focused DAO

We’ve been following with interest some of the grassroots efforts to create decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) around music. The post StemsDAO raises $4m seed funding for its music-focused DAO appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

NFTs brand Doodles raises $54m with music expansion in mind

Doodles is one of the more successful brands in visual NFTs, with a collection selling for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The post NFTs brand Doodles raises $54m with music expansion in mind appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Crypto influencer Cooper Turley launches a $10m music fund

Earlier this year, we wrote about a ‘Music NFT Landscape’ chart that crypto influencer Cooper Turley had compiled. The post Crypto influencer Cooper Turley launches a $10m music fund appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

The Merge is coming – will it be the next push that web3 music needs?

The Merge has been promised for nearly a decade now. And now The Merge is going to happen… soon, possibly in two weeks. The post The Merge is coming – will it be the next push that web3 music needs? appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music in the Metaverse Challenge showcases four new startups

Music Ally has been covering music in the metaverse – the intersection of music with games and virtual worlds – for a long time now. The post Music in the Metaverse Challenge showcases four new startups appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Solana blockchain suffers widespread attack, with wallets drained

Solana is a public blockchain and crypto wallet that is used by a number of music-oriented web3 platforms, like Audius and Single Music amongst others, and the users of those platforms. The post Solana blockchain suffers widespread attack, with wallets drained appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

NFT round-up: Jay Chou, Damien Hirst and OneOf

Jay Chou is the “King of Mandopop”, and has sold tens of millions of records – but is also known in his native Taiwan as an artist, actor, rapper, producer, TV presenter *and* fashion designer. The post NFT round-up: Jay Chou, Damien Hirst and OneOf appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music Ally NTK :: Creating Music NFTs

This Need To Know video is based on our Sandbox Guide to creating music NFTs. In it, we’ll be explaining the key questions you need to ask (and answer) if you’re launching NFTs for an artist or music brand. We dig into what NFTs are; explore what kind of content and features might be most […]

Serenade launches chart-eligible “digital pressings”

Web3 music marketplace Serenade has partnered with Warner Records UK to launch “digital pressings”: The post Serenade launches chart-eligible “digital pressings” appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Web3 troubles provide useful learning opportunities

New buzzy web3 things like NFTs and DAOs, are – on balance, we think – A Good Thing. DAOs, for instance, will likely provide a platform to create a “fan-club+” experience – take a look at artist RAC’s experimental racOS DAO The post Web3 troubles provide useful learning opportunities appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music […]

Minecraft NFTs: ‘Not something we will support or allow’

If you think there’s been some stinging fan backlashes against NFTs in the music world, you should see some of the almighty hoo-has in the games industry. The post Minecraft NFTs: ‘Not something we will support or allow’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

SyncFloor’s new offshoot is music NFT platform Groovemint

We know SyncFloor as one of the companies trying to shake up the sync market: we profiled it in 2020 The post SyncFloor’s new offshoot is music NFT platform Groovemint appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Lollapalooza festival launches an official Discord server

A growing number of artists and music brands are using Discord for their fan communities, but the company is also forging some official partnerships in our world. The post Lollapalooza festival launches an official Discord server appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

VRJam launches its virtual reality music app in closed beta

Back in 2019, startup VRJam launched an equity-crowdfunding campaign to raise £250k for its plans to build ‘interactive virtual environments for artists and fans’. The post VRJam launches its virtual reality music app in closed beta appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Yadeck turns French rappers into NFT-driven digital card game

It’s a fun spin on the idea of digital collectibles: an online game that involves building decks of digital cards based on French rappers. The post Yadeck turns French rappers into NFT-driven digital card game appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Metaverse firm Xone joins Abbey Road Red startup incubator

Xone has become the 17th startup to join Abbey Road Red, the startup incubator run within Abbey Road Studios in London. The post Metaverse firm Xone joins Abbey Road Red startup incubator appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Snap to launch a test turning NFTs into AR Snapchat lenses

The test “would allow NFT artists to showcase their designs on the Snapchat platform as augmented reality filters”. The post Snap to launch a test turning NFTs into AR Snapchat lenses appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Tools :: Cirkay

Cirkay co-founder Simon Scott has a lot of thoughts about web3 technology and how it connects with fans. “No one is going to become a fan unless they buy something” is one. “The most important thing that web3 has got to do for an artist is to make fans buy again” is another, as is, “In […]

Napster gets bought again, this time with a web3 pivot in the works

Napster has been acquired again, this time by two companies from the web3 sector: Hivemind and Algorand. The post Napster gets bought again, this time with a web3 pivot in the works appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music NFTs roundup: Nomad Media Club, Soundpickr, and OP3N

It’s still not clear exactly how the web3 and NFT space will shake out into a suite of common services for fans and artists, but we are getting closer to understanding. The post Music NFTs roundup: Nomad Media Club, Soundpickr, and OP3N appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

The Sandbox Guide to… Marketing in 2022

Our first Guide of 2022 is designed to help map out your year ahead. We asked 25 thought-leaders in the modern music industry – including Aaron Bogucki, global head of audience development at AWAL, Beth Appleton, chief marketing officer at Jaxsta, Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO of Universal Music India and South Asia, and Molly […]

UMG’s 10.22PM label is launching a Gorillaz-style NFT group

It’s a sign of the times when the world’s biggest major label has an imprint described as “a next-gen Web3 label that discovers and develops artists, intellectual property, brands and digital creators”. The post UMG’s 10.22PM label is launching a Gorillaz-style NFT group appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

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