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Universal Music announces Bored Ape Yacht Club music group

Even for those who’ve only scratched the surface of the rampant NFT space, chances are they’ve heard of Bored Ape Yacht Club. With high profile owners ranging from Stephen Curry and Post Malone, the collection’s exclusive NFTs have now inspired Universal Music to launch a virtual ape-led music group. The quartet, called KINGSHIP, marks the […]

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Universal Music announces Bored Ape Yacht Club music group

Even for those who’ve only scratched the surface of the rampant NFT space, chances are they’ve heard of Bored Ape Yacht Club. With high profile owners ranging from Stephen Curry and Post Malone, the collection’s exclusive NFTs have now inspired Universal Music to launch a virtual ape-led music group. The quartet, called KINGSHIP, marks the […]

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NFT collectors revealed as buyers of one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album

In 2015 Wu-Tang Clan auctioned a one-of-a-kind album dubbed Once Upon a Time In Shaolin, which was purchased by now-convicted felon Martin Shkreli. The disgraced pharma-villain was then forced to forfeit the album to the US government back in 2017 is a seizure of his various assets. Then, as of July of 2021, the album […]

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3LAU releases world’s first fan-owned song, ‘Worst Case’ with CXLOE

With over a decade worth of production experience under his belt, 3LAU sets out to embark on a lucrative and disruptive endeavor within the music industry. Recently unveiling his newest company Royal—an NFT-based platform where artists are able to combine monetary efforts directly with fans for the first time—3LAU has now released the first fan-owned […]

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3LAU releases world’s first fan-owned song, ‘Worst Case’ with CXLOE

With over a decade worth of production experience under his belt, 3LAU sets out to embark on a lucrative and disruptive endeavor within the music industry. Recently unveiling his newest company Royal—an NFT-based platform where artists are able to combine monetary efforts directly with fans for the first time—3LAU has now released the first fan-owned […]

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3LAU announces world’s first fan-owned song to coincide with launch of new NFT platform

No blind eye has been turned to the undeniable spike in blockchain and NFT technology taking over the virtual world, especially within the dance music community. At the forefront of the wave, 3LAU first launched his tokenized NFT album, Ultraviolet and subsequently garnered a record-breaking $11.6 million that earned him a spot on Cointelegraph’s Top […]

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Music-driven NFT community MusicFund gears up for official launch

Early 2021 saw non-fungible tokens pervade pop culture, traded mostly on the Ethereum blockchain. As interest in NFTs continues to surge, a novel NFT community designed for artists and music-lovers—MusicFund—is entering the landscape. In an effort to transcend the constraints of traditional funding models, through company-generated tokens, MusicFund will dictate buyers’ abilities to attend exclusive […]

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Liam Payne calls on Zedd, SillyGabe, GaryVee to craft concept-driven ‘Lonely Bug’ NFT

Through a dynamic, insect-like personality called “Lonely Bug,” Liam Payne captures the zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic—the frustration, the pensiveness, the introspection, and in some ways, the indulgence of childlike feelings and tendencies—in non-fungible token (NFT) form. A sentient, conflicted character that Payne conceived of at the start of the COVID health crisis, theoretically, Lonely […]

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KAKU ups ante on ‘Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III’ with collaborative NFT drop [Q&A]

Earlier this month, African electronic label Mavin Records partnered with charity (RED) to release a star-studded compilation album titled Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. 3. Curated by iconic Afrobeats artist Don Jazzy and Aluna, the eclectic collection features new music from acts Felix Da Housecat, KAKU, Sofi Tukker TOKiMONSTA, Chris Trucher, and more. Proceeds generated […]

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REZZ and deadmau5 form a dastardly duo on debut collaboration, ‘Hypnocurrency’

In a long-overdue meeting of the musical minds, Canadian production powerhouses REZZ and deadmau5 have come together for their first-ever collaboration, “Hypnocurrency.” REZZ has long considered the producer her mentor, and after she signed to mau5trap in 2016, her career swiftly climbed. In 2016, REZZ told Dancing Astronaut that deadmau5’s “Superliminal” is the track that […]

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Beatport becomes first digital music retailer to accept Bitcoin

Beatport announced that it will officially be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as a form of payment on the site starting in June, becoming the first major digital music retailer to do so. Leveraging the continually increasing mainstream interest in cryptocurrency, Beatport’s new commitment to Bitcoin signals another major step in the music industry’s relatively recent dance […]

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Beatport becomes first digital music retailer to accept Bitcoin

Beatport announced that it will officially be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as a form of payment on the site starting in June, becoming the first major digital music retailer to do so. Leveraging the continually increasing mainstream interest in cryptocurrency, Beatport’s new commitment to Bitcoin signals another major step in the music industry’s relatively recent dance […]

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Flume confirms ‘Skin’ follow up underway, new LP imminent

Flume has a new album on the way. On April 8, the Aussie producer took to Twitter to announce one “last NFT drop for a minute,” notably consisting of some “new album visuals.” This surreptitious disclosure is Flume’s first allusion to his next long-form project. Accordingly, no further details—including a release date—are currently available. Flume’s […]

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How to Create NFTs for Fun and Profit, Maybe

It seems like everyone is making money off of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, those digital artworks that have been labeled the next investment mania. Everyone, that is, except for you. It’s the same feeling you had when you realized GameStop’s stock was a thing and you missed the boat sailing toward easy riches.…Read more… Continue […]

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Dillon Francis mints new ‘id{nb}gafos’ drum ‘n’ bass series with extended ‘Isolation’ mix

No stranger to the decentralized web, Dillon Francis has announced an Audius-exclusive debut of his new drum ‘n’ bass mix series, id{nb}gafos. The electronic mogul plans to roll out the series in an episodic fashion, with the inaugural installment featuring his widely celebrated virtual drum ‘n’ bass set that kicked off the quarantine era. In […]

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Dillon Francis mints new ‘id{nb}gafos’ drum ‘n’ bass series with extended ‘Isolation’ mix

No stranger to the decentralized web, Dillon Francis has announced an Audius-exclusive debut of his new drum ‘n’ bass mix series, id{nb}gafos. The electronic mogul plans to roll out the series in an episodic fashion, with the inaugural installment featuring his widely celebrated virtual drum ‘n’ bass set that kicked off the quarantine era. In […]

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Elon Musk backs out of effort to sell song about NFT as an NFT

Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, has decided not to sell his song about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as an NFT after all. In a tweet, the self-proclaimed “Technoking of Tesla,” released a house track about NFTs. Within 24 hours, the song about NFTs that Musk intended to sell as an NFT was worth […]

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Elon Musk backs out of effort to sell song about NFT as an NFT

Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, has decided not to sell his song about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as an NFT after all. In a tweet, the self-proclaimed “Technoking of Tesla,” released a house track about NFTs. Within 24 hours, the song about NFTs that Musk intended to sell as an NFT was worth […]

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Elon Musk backs out of effort to sell song about NFT as an NFT

Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, has decided not to sell his song about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as an NFT after all. In a tweet, the self-proclaimed “Technoking of Tesla,” released a house track about NFTs. Within 24 hours, the song about NFTs that Musk intended to sell as an NFT was worth […]

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