NFTs democratize music industry and redistribute song rights
The music industry continues to find inventive ways to integrate decentralized technology into new releases to benefit both artists and their fans. Electronic dance music (EDM) artist R3HAB and blockchain-based music community anotherblock released a single on Friday with the idea of “democratizing music rights.” The nonfungible token (NFT) included in the drop allows holders to earn royalties based on streaming popularity.
The single, “Weekend on a Tuesday,” debuted bundled with an exclusive NFT. Each of the 250 NFTs available entitles the holder to a 0.02% share in the streaming revenue. Anotherblock’s platform provides a value tracking tool so holders can estimate payouts and overall value. Many artists have been using digital assets as a way to connect with their fan base through extra exclusives tied to the NFT. Typically, extras include artwork, additional music or behind-the-scenes material.