Audius Brings NFT Galleries to EDM-Heavy Streaming Service

By CoinDesk5 days ago

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Audius, a decentralized music streaming service with big user numbers for a Web 3.0 project, has launched a non-fungible token (NFT) showcase feature for its resident artists.

Disclosed to CoinDesk Thursday, the new feature lets artists showcase their NFT merch in a consolidated gallery, making it easy for diehard fans to peruse. The move comes at a time when acts like Kings of Leon and others are rolling out increasingly lavish collectibles for their superfans and the crypto-rich.

To enable the gallery, a user on the site has to stake 100 of the projects native AUDIO tokens.

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The service marks an ever-so-slight departure from Audius strategy of playing to a broad audience without banking on crypto. Though it lives atop the Ethereum blockchain as a token-governed network, its founders and backers have found success, and adoption, by keeping the message on music found nowhere else.

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