NFTs update: Grateful Dead, Muse, Harvey Mason Jr and more
If this is the trough of disillusionment for NFTs, nobody told... well, a whole range of artists and industry figures, who are still piling in.
July 26, 2021
Solana Foundation and Audius launch blockchain fund for artists
Three companies in the crypto/blockchain space are teaming up to launch a $5m fund for "builders, musicians, and other artists" who want to experiment with this technology.
July 26, 2021
Stablecoins, Bitcoin’s wild volatility, and how the crypto market works
There’s something funny happening with cryptocurrencies right now, and if you have any interest in combining music with crypto technology (like dropping an NFT, for instance), read on. Actually - this isn’t news, as such:...
July 7, 2021
Katy Perry gets into NFTs and takes stake in Theta Labs
Theta Labs is one of the faster-growing companies in the blockchain/crypto space, thanks to the popularity of its Theta token. "A little over a year ago, Theta traded for 4 cents. It’s now around $6," as Bloomberg noted in...
July 6, 2021
Plastikman and Deadmau5 enter The Sandbox… NFTs included
Sandbox, as we hope you’ll all know, is Music Ally’s now-monthly marketing report which has spawned a series of events. The Sandbox, however, is something different: a ‘decentralised virtual world’...
May 28, 2021
Early blockchain music startup Jaak has shut down
British startup Jaak was part of the first wave of firms trying to put blockchain technology to use in the music industry. It was part of the first Techstars Music accelerator in 2017, and launched a pilot with partners...
March 24, 2021
Async to launch ‘programmable music’ through stems and NFTs
Async is a startup focused on ‘programmable art’ that is capable of changing over time. Oh, and it’s also part of the blockchain wave, with that art able to be bought, resold and interacted with. It has...
March 17, 2021
Music and NFTs are buzzing, but should you believe the hype?
The music industry has got quite… well, let’s say “excited” about Non-Fungible-Tokens (NFTs) in the last couple of months. The headlines have been breathless and the figures eye-popping. Grimes sold $5.8m of NFTs...
March 12, 2021
Blockchain ticketing firm Big Neon is shutting down
Anyone looking for a reminder not to get too carried away with the NFTs bonanza would do worse to look at the fate of some of the blockchain music companies from a few years ago that had big ambitions. Big Neon for example,...
March 8, 2021
Blockchain game sells nine plots of virtual land… for $1.5m
We’ve been writing about NFTs (nonfungible tokens) recently, and thinking about their potential for the music industry. But other entertainment sectors are doing the same, games in particular – the pioneer industry...
February 10, 2021
Ditto launches Opulous decentralised finance scheme for artists
Ditto CEO Lee Parsons sparked some heated online discussions last month with his ‘There’s never been a better time to be a recording artist‘ article. He claimed that over 500 of the distributor’s artists...
February 1, 2021
Music Ally Startup Files: Bitfury Surround – After the initial hype disappointed, can blockchain tech have a second coming for music?
Bitfury Surround says it is about to provide a platform that can take all your data, attach it to the blockchain, and standardise it. Then, you can look at this vast, interconnected set of data and figure out, for instance,...
January 11, 2021