Web3 music platform, Sound.xyz has added a new interface that has been optimised for mobile. Now, you can enjoy music NFTs whilst you’re on the move.
If you’ve been wondering whether there’s a Spotify equivalent for music NFTs, then Sound.xyz is your new friend. The web3 music platform has revealed a mobile interface that lets you listen to and interact with music NFTs from just about anywhere.
What Is Sound.xyz?
As an independent musician, the internet is essential for promoting and distributing your music. However, with the rise of web3 technology, Sound.xyz is a new platform that can change the way you interact with fans and monetise your music.
Sound.xyz is a decentralised music platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. This means that it is not controlled by any central authority, and all transactions are recorded on a public ledger. As a result, the platform is highly secure and transparent, with no risk of censorship or manipulation.
Several key features of Sound make it an attractive platform for independent musicians, and music fans alike:
- Listening parties – Sound gives artists the chance to debut new music as a set of NFTs. Each edition of the NFT is numbered uniquely, so listeners can showcase their early support. Putting out a new track should be an event, not an afterthought.
- Music ownership – Each Sound NFT is more than just the song. Owning a song’s NFT grants the backer the ability to make a public comment on the song — let the world know what you think! Sell your NFT, and your comment disappears, getting replaced by the new owner. Show off the Sound NFTs you’ve collected and prove you were a fan from way back in the day.
- Culture & community – In addition to owning the song and etching your name in its history, Sound NFTs are your access pass to the Sound community on Discord where artists and listeners interact with each other through weekly hangouts, collaborative projects, and more. Artists can also choose to include additional benefits for their backers, ranging from exclusive listens of unreleased songs to concert tickets.
Sound.xyz Mobile Integrations
Sound.xyz has introduced a new interface designed to let users listen to music NFTs on the move. The audio player and new navigation have been created to improve user experience, as well as boost the adoption of the platform.
The announcement was made on Twitter last week.
The native features, such as listening parties and music ownership opportunities, have so earned artists almost $5 million. The new mobile integration should make it easier for users to navigate the platform, hopefully boosting future revenue potential.
The values and aims of Sound align closely with those of Fractis. Providing new opportunities for artists to monetise their work, rather than solely relying on minimal streaming payouts, is a core motivation for both projects.
Focussing on community, both Sound and Fractis aim to empower artists to earn more from their music. All this, while connecting more closely with their audience. Sound.xyz hopes to get more music heard and get artists paid.
Problems cited by Sound include the vast majority of songs going entirely unheard and 90% of streams going to the top 1% of artists. With more web3 music platforms, hopefully, these stats can be significantly altered. A healthier music industry is a more varied and fair one!