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90s MP3 Player Returns with a Push into Blockchain Music Scene

  • The latest version of the legendary Winamp music player adds support for music NFTs.

  • Winamp adds support for Polygon and Ethereum networks.

  • The integration of NFTs into music platforms will definitely transform the music industry.

90s MP3 Player Retur

The iconic 90s Windows media player, Winamp has recently announced 

The introduction of music NFTs to its system. This implies that users may now browse, manage, and play their NFT collections using the player.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are non-replicable cryptographic tokens that reside on a blockchain. They've grown in popularity in recent months, thanks to a slew of high-profile sales and developments.

The Winamp announcement is significant because it demonstrates that NFTs are entering the mainstream. It is also an indication that the music industry is gradually taking NFTs more seriously.

Winamp, the popular audio and video player, has recently released Version 5.9.1. This new version includes developer support for the audio non-fungible token formats ERC-721 and ERC-1155, letting users to create music libraries as tokens on the Polygon and Ethereum networks.

Not only music companies but also singers are interested in launching their albums in NFTs. Popular singers and rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Shawn Mendes, Mike Shinoda, Kings of Leon, and others have already released their music albums in NFTs.

Growing Emergence of Web3 & NFTs in the Music Industry

In another development, Warner Music Group also announced the release of music NFTs via LGND, a Polygon-based marketplace. The first music NFTs will be expected to release in January 2023 in partnership with Spinnin' Records, the world's leading dance record label.

This partnership and development indicate that Web3 and NFTs have the potential to transform the creative economy for music and change the current industry model. Also, as more prominent musicians enter NFTs, we will surely see exponential growth within the music NFT ecosystem

What do you think, will the integration of NFTs in the music industry increase the rate of NFT adoption among individuals? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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