- The update also adds multi-track releases and discovery features.
Web3 music streaming site and marketplace Nina has released an update.
Earlier this month, the open-source platform—which bills itself as “an attempt to do more for artists and independent music scenes”—added some of the users’ most requested features: multi-track releases, discovery feeds and no cryptocurrency required.
During its initial launch in 2021, collectors needed a Solana wallet to purchase releases. Now, buyers can use debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, with artists receiving 100 percent of sales at the time of purchase. It currently only allows direct withdrawal to US bank accounts, with international bank support TBA.
“Nina v1 was very much a prototype of the kind of platform that we wanted to build,” cofounder Mike Pollard told Resident Advisor. “There were a lot of friction points like requiring crypto wallets, which made Nina have a very steep learning curve. Nina v2 uses the same backend as v1, but we have made a lot of improvements so that artists and supporters can use normal currencies and withdraw their earnings directly to their bank accounts.”
He added: “The site was completely re-designed and built to allow discovery through the many interconnections between artists, labels, listeners, writers, articles etc. Our goal has always been to serve and support the context around music—we get inspiration from some of our favorite discovery tools, like Discogs, Rate Your Music and Wikipedia.”
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