AR platform Really launches ‘Fandime’ NFTs to reward users with exclusive movie-related content

https://techcrunch.com/2023/12/20/ar-platform-really-launches-fandime-nfts-avalanche-blockchain/

Traditionally, being a hardcore movie fan means collecting physical memorabilia like autographed posters to show dedication. However, in recent years, a number of companies have started betting on digital collectibles to become the new symbol of a fan’s devotion. Really (formerly Moviebill) — an AR platform that provides digital collectible movie tickets and interactive experiences […]

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Deadmau5-founded startup Korus taps into AI for music creation

https://techcrunch.com/2023/12/12/deadmau5-founded-startup-korus-taps-into-ai-for-music-creation/

Pixelynx, an Animoca Brands-owned metaverse company co-founded by DJ and producer Deadmau5, announced today its newest suite of tools for its flagship product Korus, an AI-powered music creation platform where you can remix content using AI and licensed stem files made by artists and music labels, then mint music and earn revenue. Starting today, Korus […]

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Baton, a music collaboration platform for unreleased material, raises $4.2M

https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/14/baton-a-music-collaboration-platform-for-unreleased-material-raises-4-million/

Music startup Baton secured $4.2 million in funding, the company announced today. Baton will use the new capital to further develop its product, grow its team and roll out new features. Baton — founded by musician Gabe Warshaw — launched its private beta in 2022, allowing artists, producers, managers, A&Rs (reps responsible for talent scouting) […]

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Sona launches its music streaming platform and marketplace to reward fans for buying ‘digital twins’ of songs

https://techcrunch.com/2023/12/06/sona-music-streaming-platform-nft-marketplace/

Sona is a new web3 streaming protocol that uses DeFi primitives (decentralized finance basic building blocks) to put the financial power back into artists’ hands with its rewards model, auctions and ad-free streaming. Sona emerged from stealth today, announcing the open beta launch of its first product—Sona Stream, a free music streaming service with zero […]

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