AUDIUS LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTIBLES GALLERY FOR CREATOR PROFILES WITH SOLANA NFT INTEGRATION
Audius , a blockchain-based music streaming platform, announced the launch of its Solana NFT integration after the high-speed blockchain clocked in $60 million collectible transactions in the last week. The initial integration features exclusively the popular Solana wallet, Phantom (https://phantom.app/). This integration will unlock a new feature for Audius Silver Tier profiles, allowing its more than six million users to begin showcasing Solana SPL NFT collectibles alongside Ethereum’s ERC-20 NFT collectibles such as Crypto Punks, Bored Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats, Hashmasks and more.
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“There isn’t a robust NFT discovery layer in Solana yet. Building on the success the Audius collectibles tab has had in the Ethereum community, Solana support connects the Solana NFT ecosystem with the over 6mm monthly users of Audius,” said Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius. “Tooling from Metaplex and the Audius integration with Phantom made it possible to ship Solana support while maintaining the usability bar that Audius has become known for.”
To date, over 100,000 artists spanning Skrillex, Weezer, deadmau5, Diplo, Russ, MadeinTyo, and Odesza to indie artists and DJs are using Audius to deliver a unique listening experience to their fans. Using Audius’ free web, desktop and mobile app, anyone can publish their own original or remixed music content and playlists for the platform’s community to discover, consume and share.
“Audius has become the fastest growing music streaming platform and its remarkable growth signals a seismic shift coming to the digital music and media industries,” said Brandon Millman, CEO and co-founder of Phantom. “We are excited for Phantom to be the main gateway for Solana NFTs to debut with the Audius Collectibles Gallery and look forward to becoming more embedded in the platform’s native user experience.”
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Phantom turns browsers like Chrome, Brave, Firefox, and Edge into an easy-to-use Web3 crypto wallet to interact with blockchain-based applications. Using its browser plug-in, users can easily track their digital assets portfolio and view their NFT collectibles in one place. The usability and quality of the Phantom wallet experience is synonymous with the experience that Audius aims to deliver.
“Agility and feedback are key to delivering a high quality user experience in any application,” said Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO of Solana Labs. “Solana allowed Audius to move key information for its growing network of artists, tracks and playlists on-chain. Their growth to six million MAU is a prime example of the web3 world to come.”
The Solana NFT ecosystem has seen tremendous growth with record breaking collectibles including Degen Ape Academy, Solana Monkey Business, and several others.