anotherblock’s upcoming drop features Walker, a DJ/electronic producer with deep gaming cred, and demonstrates how rightsholders can maximize music IP’s value via NFTs. 

anotherblock, the fast-growing marketplace for music royalty NFTs, is following on its first rapid-fire sell out drops to offer shares in the streaming income from Alan Walker’s track, “Alone, Pt. II,” a pop-perfect ballad with vocals by Ava Max. Each of the 500 anotherblook NFTs gives holders the rights to 0.001% share of streaming revenue from the song. The drop hits October 20, 2022 and will be anotherblock’s biggest yet, totaling at least $44,000. 

This drop is the result of a partnership between anotherblock and The Very Good, a music management and publishing company based in Stockholm. It’s an example of how web3 can work for rightsholders in new and exciting ways. “Publishers are always striving to make the most of their catalog, while still honoring songwriters’ visions and engaging fans as much as possible,” explains anotherblock co-founder and CEO Michel D. Traore. “Royalty NFTs offer publishers a way to monetize their IP without sacrificing other business models. It’s an additional source of revenue that also reinforces an artist or composer’s brand with fans.”

“We’ve been exploring web3 options and are truly excited to work with anotherblock to issue our first music royalty NFTs,” explains Jakob Emtestam, founder of The Very Good. “We have an innovative track record and felt this partnership, with an artist like Alan Walker in the mix, was a great first step into this democratization of music rights and royalties.”

Walker’s work and life encapsulate the web3 music community’s overlapping love of games, music, and collectibles. An electronic producer with a massive YouTube following and several platinum singles, Walker is also a passionate gamer who let some of his early music be used freely by gamers. He’s held shows in League of Legends, launched his own mobile game, and become a playable character in PubG. “He’s a great cultural fit for our community,” Traore notes.

“One of the most widely discussed benefits of web3 is for artists, who can do more things with their rights, and for fans, and the direct relationship that results from these interactions. For the right tracks, publishers can also take an entirely new and potentially valuable approach, one that reaches fans and turns them into financial supporters,” says Traore. “We’re entering a whole new era of IP monetization and democratized access to rights as assets that will change the game for the better for publishers.”

17 Mar 2023 | Press release

Dorothée Imhoff appointed CCO of FUGA; Liz Northeast promoted to SVP, EMEA

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17 Mar 2023 | Press release

Universal Music Group appoint Michelle Teh as Senior Vice President, Global Classics & Jazz

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17 Mar 2023 | Press release

New Order join calls for the US government to abandon proposed visa increases for international artists

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16 Mar 2023 | Press release

The Featured Artists Coalition announces 20 new Ambassadors including Beabadoobee, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Carl Cox, Maya Jane Coles & Steve Mason

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16 Mar 2023 | Press release

Brazilian authorities continue large-scale initiative ‘Operation 404’ against infringing music services

  With the support of IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil, Brazilian law enforcement authorities have completed a substantial series of actions as part of the ongoing ‘Operation 404’, an initiative that tackles copyright and licencing infringing services on the internet. Operation 404 is...more

16 Mar 2023 | Press release

LIVE CEO Jon Collins responds to the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2023

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16 Mar 2023 | Press release

PizzaExpress To Launch Brand New Record Label

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16 Mar 2023 | Press release

Music organisation UD reveals line-up for flagship ‘industry takeover’ festival

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16 Mar 2023 | Press release

Sony Music Publishing UK and Chosen Music Sign Caity Baser to Global Deal

  Sony Music Publishing UK today announced its partnership with Chosen Music to sign breakthrough singer/songwriter Caity Baser to a worldwide publishing agreement.20-year-old pop singer/songwriter Caity Baser has quickly risen to fame following the release of “Friendly Sex,” “X&Y” and her...more

16 Mar 2023 | Press release

James Morrison signs to Cooking Vinyl

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Tony Barnes announced as co-founder of metaverse studio, Karta

  Music industry pioneer, Tony Barnes, is helping to launch music artists and brands into the metaverse  Karta is making the metaverse accessible and effective for artists and labels Karta, a fast-growing metaverse studio pioneering the world of in-game experiential marketing for musicians,...more

15 Mar 2023 | Press release

DICE and Bershka join forces on “Moved by Music” campaign, with TSHA as the first UK artist ambassador

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Time to wake up - the EU sleepwalking into a financial and cultural disaster for Europe's music sector

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Arica Ng appointed President, Asia Pacific of Warner Chappell Music

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Royal Albert Hall and Donne Foundation announce new partnership to promote more women in music

  The Royal Albert Hall and the Donne Foundation have announced a new partnership supporting the advancement of gender equality in the music industry, including a series of events in the Hall’s Elgar Room which will open with saxophonist and composer Camilla...more

15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Acclaimed composers from The Ivors Academy warn of “damaging consequences now and long into the future” if cuts to BBC Singers and Performing Groups go ahead

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Various Artists & Stellar Songs launch alternative songs partnership

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Concord Music Publishing ANZ announces global signing of Coterie, the electrifying live act spearheaded by four Māori brothers

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Musicians’ Union Welcomes Orchestra and Theatre Tax Relief Announcements in the Budget

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

UK Music Responds To Chancellor's Budget

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Sony Music Publishing Signs Julio Reyes To Global Deal

  Sony Music Publishing today announced the signing of legendary Colombian songwriter, producer and composer Julio Reyes Copello to a multi-year worldwide publishing deal.One of Latin music’s most respected producers, songwriters, and musicians, Julio Reyes has worked with renowned talent including...more

15 Mar 2023 | Press release

Budget tax boosts for film, TV and video games

  The film, TV and video game industries are set to benefit from reforms to the audiovisual tax reliefs which has been unveiled by the Government at today's Spring Budget. From January 2024 film, high-end TV productions and video games will be...more

15 Mar 2023 | Press release

UK budget: Association of Independent Music calls for support for UK music industry

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

A Statement from Music Venue Trust - UK Spring Budget Response

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15 Mar 2023 | Press release

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14 Mar 2023 | Press release

Manchester's global music festival and conference BEYOND THE MUSIC to announce ticketing, music & conference details


14 Mar 2023 | Press release

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14 Mar 2023 | Press release

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14 Mar 2023 | Press release

CamelPhat has announced a 19-date residency at Pacha Ibiza.

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14 Mar 2023 | Press release

Aux reveals functionality of its AI matching technology

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20 Mar 2023

  • The demise of clubbing isn’t just a cultural loss (see Features)

  • A report on the trends from SXSW (see Features)

17 Mar 2023

  • Recorded music market 2022 - reality bites (see Analysis)

  • Music organisations issue list of ‘AI principles’ (see News)

16 Mar 2023

  • UMG confirms Deezer deal to explore new economic models for streaming (see Digital)

  • Spring Budget 2023 - industry responses (see News)

15 Mar 2023

  • IMPALA: "EU sleepwalking into a financial and cultural disaster for Europe's music sector" (see Comment)

14 Mar 2023

  • Spotify and TikTok under fire from US industry bodies (see Comment)

13 Mar 2023

  • Tech-savvy touts jump the ticket queues (see News)

  • Will digital platforms change our musical memories? (see Features)

  • Gamma founder Larry Jackson & UK president Ben Cook interviewed (see Features)

10 Mar 2023

  • Warner Music CEO calls for streaming services to raise prices (see News)

  • US recorded music industry reports strong 2022 figures (see Business)

09 Mar 2023

  • Reports from Spotify's Stream On event (see Digital)

  • Mae Muller to represent the UK at Eurovision (see News)

08 Mar 2023

  • The Weeknd’s path to 100m Spotify monthly listeners (see Analysis)

  • TikTok’s new ‘Series’ feature lets creators put content behind a paywall (see Digital)

07 Mar 2023

  • Why women still struggle for top billing at festivals (see Comment)

  • Primary Talent re-establishes as independent music agency (see Business)

  • Streaming is becoming more like radio — what now? (see Comment)