Music NFTs roundup: Coachella, KlubCoin, Gala Music…
You don't *have* to sell music NFTs: you can give them away to fans if you want. That's what the Coachella festival is doing.
April 4, 2022
Report: NFT sales in 2021 totalled over $26.9 billion worth of cryptocurrency
Chainalysis, a company that analyses blockchain technology and provides data to banks and governments, has launched a detailed NFT market report, with some useful insights into the space.
December 7, 2021
As Steam bans games selling NFTs, should music be wary too?
This is not a music story, but it's one that may give our industry pause for thought in the continued excitement around non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
October 18, 2021
UnitedMasters can now pay artists in… cryptocurrency?
It’s usually the domain of blockchain startups, with the twist usually being that there’s no immediate way for the artists to convert that cryptocurrency into ‘fiat’ cash.
October 13, 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
Chapel Presents to test decentralised finance for concerts
2021 continues to spring surprises on us: ‘Llanwrtyd Wells to revolutionise the music industry’ wasn’t a headline we saw coming, nor did we have ‘the drummer from Kasabian’ in our predictions...
July 13, 2021
India update: Ritviz Reels premieres and NFTs growth
The serialised album release is increasingly being used by recording artists across the world as a way to ensure each track gets the attention they believe it deserves in the playlist-focused streaming era. Indian electronic...
June 24, 2021
Spotify is exploring the digital asset and cryptocurrency space
We made the latest news on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency initiative one of the lead stories in last week’s bulletins, which may have seemed a bit of a niche pick. The initiative, which was renamed Diem shortly...
December 7, 2020
Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency could launch in January
In mid-2019, Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency: Libra. It’s had a bumpy ride towards launch since, including some of the payment companies who were partners backing out before the end of that...
November 30, 2020
Akon presses ahead with his own crypto city in Senegal
In June 2018, artist Akon talked about his ambitions to build a brand new city in Senegal, powered by his own cryptocurrency, Akoin. At the height of blockchain fever, you’d have been forgiven for thinking the project...
January 15, 2020
Major payment companies back out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency
Back in June, Facebook announced that it was going to launch its own cryptocurrency – Libra. The news resulted in the classic mixed results. Some focused on the fact that it would change the financial shape of markets where...
October 14, 2019
Questions and criticism emerge for Facebook’s Libra currency
Facebook launching its own global currency was bound to provoke some criticism, and some close scrutiny of exactly what the social network is planning and how it will work. Three pieces are worth your attention today to understand...
June 20, 2019