Audius Is Building a Radio Station in the Metaverse

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On a quiet Thursday morning in DeFi Land, an FM radio tower was erected amid a panorama of barns and cornfields. Its completion introduced the reward of music to a world that has recognized nothing greater than the pastoral sounds of digital harvest.

The tower is the results of a latest partnership between DeFi Land and Audius, a music streaming platform constructed on the Ethereum and Solana blockchains.

The improve permits customers to stream any of the hundreds of thousands of songs in the Audius library whereas taking part in the recreation, and comes simply in time for DeFi Land’s public launch, which is predicted to be introduced in the coming weeks.

DeFi Land, whose gameplay teaches players the ideas of decentralized finance by farming simulation, raised a $4.1 million funding spherical in September led by Animoca Brands and Alameda Research.

The partnership is Audius’ newest push to deliver its tokenized music mannequin to the mainstream. The service is modeled extra after SoundCloud than Apple Music or Spotify, permitting customers to add their very own music monetized by tokens as an alternative of royalties.

Audius raised a $5 million funding spherical in September led by mainstream staples Katy Perry, Pusha T and The Chainsmokers.

“With DeFi Land, we’re sharing a new way to become involved in decentralized finance, a fresh take on the space,” DeFi Land founder DFL Erwin mentioned in a press launch. “Integrations like these are very valuable for mass adoption because they offer a unique user experience for easier and friendlier participation, and we look forward to seeing what comes next.”