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
Tinie Tempah on board for Present The Future NFTs collection
If NFTs are digital art, and if auctions are seemingly one of the most effective ways to sell them, it’s no surprise to see some partnerships emerging between the worlds of NFTs and traditional auction houses. Jay-Z...
July 22, 2021
Avenged Sevenfold reveal their long-term plans for NFTs
Rock band Avenged Sevenfold released 101 NFTs earlier this year, and now frontman M. Shadows has been talking about the longer-term plans for all things non-fungible. It starts with seven of those existing NFTs being revealed...
July 19, 2021
High-profile NFT launches continue with SZA and Space Jam drops
Where are we now in the hype cycle for NFTs? The industry zoomed up to the peak of inflated expectations then swooped down into the trough of disillusionment like some kind of crypto rollercoaster. Which either means we’re...
July 13, 2021
Soundr label launches with a focus on signing virtual artists
The boom in virtual influencers – computer-generated characters building audiences on the various social apps – has already crossed over into virtual music artists. Riot Games has launched several CG groups, for example,...
July 9, 2021
‘Green NFT’ firm OneOf teams up with global climate alliance
We reported in May on the launch of OneOf, a company backed by $63m of seed funding (not to mention Quincy Jones) that was aiming to make environmentally sustainable NFTs with music artists. Doja Cat, Jacob Collier, G-Eazy...
July 8, 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
Monstercat at 10: ‘We haven’t scratched the surface of the possibilities…’
Happy tenth birthday, Monstercat. The Canadian electronic music label has made a habit of innovation and experimentation since being founded in 2011. In 2021, its catalogue does more than 200m audio streams a month, its...
July 2, 2021
A Tribe Called Quest NFT auction closed at $84.8k
We reported earlier this week on plans to auction off a portion of future recorded music royalties from A Tribe Called Quest's albums as an NFT. Well, the auction – on Royalty Exchange – has now closed, and the NFT...
July 2, 2021