Music NFTs in 2022: ‘There’s no point making something your fans don’t want’
Forget breaking the internet: NFTs might just be breaking research firm Gartner's famous 'Hype Cycle' theory.
June 29, 2022
Fanaply CEO: ‘Our NFTs have always been about proof of fandom’
Music Ally first wrote about Fanaply before the term NFTs was in popular use, when its focus was on 'limited-edition digital collectibles'.
June 29, 2022
Music NFTs update: Grammys, Rolling Stone, ESP Guitars…
A number of famous music brands are jumping on the NFTs bandwagon this week, starting with the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy is working with OneOf, the music NFTs firm that launched earlier this year touting its...
November 2, 2021
Music NFTs: ‘It’s fandom, community, flexing, and sharing’
Fanaply was one of the first startups to explore the potential of digital collectibles based on music artists, more than a year before the acronym 'NFT' was on the music industry's radar. In 2019, the company teamed up...
September 13, 2021
NFTs and music: ‘Proof of fandom, status, utility and engagement’
Are NFTs going to revolutionise the music industry and give artists a creative new income stream? Or are they just stonkbusting scams further enriching crypto-millionaires while killing the planet? Or – bear with us...
May 27, 2021
Niall Horan releases a ‘digital collectible’ with Fanaply
If online concert ticket sales wasn't enough Niall Horan news this morning, here's some more! Horan's Royal Albert Hall event was also the focus for an official partnership with digital collectibles startup Fanaply. 40k...
November 9, 2020
Tools: Fanaply. Digital Collectibles For The World’s Biggest Fans
The coronavirus pandemic has forced artists and their teams to focus even more on the digital space, where fans are spending the majority of their time. Fanaply – a company that creates digital collectibles and fan...
September 28, 2020
Sandbox Issue 260: Twitch for Artists
Lead: Twitch for artists – Artists were drifting towards livestreaming platform Twitch before COVID-19 hit, and Twitch has been making overtures to musicians for a while. But since live performance was halted, interest...
September 16, 2020
Techstars Music 2020 startups make their pitches (online)
The demo days of music/tech accelerator Techstars Music are usually a big draw in the physical world, with music industry execs and tech investors convening in Los Angeles to watch its startups pitch. By necessity, its...
May 6, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: Fanaply’s limited-edition digital collectibles
In November 2019, WMG's head of innovation, recorded music, Scott Cohen told Music Ally that he was interested in the ways that blockchain technology could create new value for the industry. One example: digitally-scarce...
May 5, 2020