Join The Independent Music Revolution

NFT MARKETPLACES | WEB 3 MUSIC SOCIAL MEDIA | WORLDWIDE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION

BUILT USING THE HIVE AND POLYGON BLOCKCHAINS


Are you ready to bring your music to the next level?

Sign up as a BlockTunes PRO artist today and you can get the following:

Not ready to go PRO just yet? Get started for free today by getting a free Hive blockchain account and earning some $MUSIC Tokens by getting involved in our awesome community!

Once you are all set up on Hive, you can come and apply for an NFT whitelisting. When approved, you can mint NFTs on our Hive NFT market.


Worldwide Music Distribution Service

You create and upload your music, we do the rest! Using our BlockTunes PLUS Release Service, we send your music to more than 30 of the most popular outlets. We collect and convert all earnings for the reporting period into HBD and distribute the funds to your Hive wallet, minus our 5% cut which goes to our DAO and added to the $MUSIC token payouts. Some of those networks include but are not limited to:

Spotify

iTunes/Apple Music

Amazon

YouTube Music

TikTok Music

Soundtrack by Twitch

Pandora Radio

Deezer

Tidal

iHeartRadio

Instagram & Facebook

Boomplay


Anyone Can Earn the $MUSIC Token

Join our music social community on the Hive blockchain and earn our $MUSIC Token! $MUSIC is used to purchase NFTs or can be staked to earn a percentage of our DAO revenue!


Get $pHDB on Sushiswap or Bridge from Hive to Polygon

pHBD is a Polygon wrapped version of the Hive Backed Dollar or HBD, which is our main stablecoin of choice for our Polygon NFT marketplaces. It can be traded on Sushiswap or bridged to HBD on Hive using the wLEO bridge from the team at Leofinance.io

Get the token contract here on Polygonscan


Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions, then feel free to reach out on Hive, Discord, or Twitter and we will be happy to help!

BlockTunes is a platform that is trying to liberate the independent music industry and show artists a new way to earn a living through traditional and not-so-traditional means. Our mission is to turn music into fine art again.

We offer artists a way to distribute their music to the global stage through mainstream distribution as well as the option to mint limited edition NFTs that give their fans ownership of their music in a way that they never have before! These NFTs can then be used for special access memberships, event tickets, and more!

Fans can discover and connect with new musicians, and get rewarded in $Hive, $HBD, and $MUSIC tokens using our blockchain social media network! Those rewards can then be used to purchase NFTs, or music and merchandise from the store!

Our BlockTunes Release service is open to all musicians and will get your music distributed not only on our store but to mainstream streaming platforms as well! We convert all earnings into stablecoins and pay you accordingly.

If you want to step up your game, become a BlockTunes PRO artist and get your own retail store, artist bio page, access to our Polygon based NFT collection, media hosting on hour servers or on our IPFS connections. Artists can then post to our on-site feed which also goes to the blockchain and earns crypto! This makes a great place for cover performances, DJ mixes, and more!

NFTs, or non fungible tokens, are a digital representation of ownership, like a certificate of authentication. Unlike a normal crypto token, NFTs give creators the ability to actually tokenize their music and art and sell in a limited fashion like the old days of vinyl and CDs, just in a digital way.

NFTs give music the collectible value it deserves. After all, music is art, so it should be treated as such. Music NFTs can be resold on the market and be used for locked content, special downloads, memberships, and even live concert tickets!

Artists have a choice to create collectible music NFTs on our Hive NFT marketplace simply and easily with a Hive account and some $MUSIC tokens. They can also mint a more ‘advanced’ NFT on the Polygon blockchain, which can give creators and collectors a lot of extra utility.

Artists are encouraged to mint on both blockchains to maximize their exposure, we just ask that you only mint your NFTs on our markets! Other marketplaces frown on minting NFTs in multiple places. We are fine with it as long as it is using our marketplaces.

Polygon NFTs also connect with Opensea, the largest NFT marketplace in the world, which can enhance your exposure to millions of NFT collectors!

Artists also have the ability to mint one-of-a-kind pieces as rare collectibles using our BlockTunes RARE Marketplace (ERC-721) or mint multiple copies in our EDITIONS Marketplace (ERC-1155), both built on the Polygon blockchain. Collectors can resell and both you and the DAO earn royalties.

Fans can show off their collection in their Hive or Metamask wallets, as well as get special bonuses and benefits for being a collector! Plus you are just helping further the decentralization of the music industry.

We have 2 ways you can become a part of the BlockTunes family, the free way, or the paid way with a PRO account.

Whitelisting can take 1-3 business days as this is a manual process on our end.

Free account

You can become a BlockTunes artist for free by simply creating a free Hive account and getting started posting your music to our social network and earning $HIVE, $HBD, and $MUSIC tokens. Once you have your Hive account, you can get whitelisted on our Hive-based NFT marketplace and get started minting your music with $MUSIC tokens. When you whitelist on the NFT marketplace on Hive, we will automatically create an account on the main site, which then opens you up to being able to mint on our Polygon NFT markets.

Free accounts also get access to the BlockTunes Release Service which gets your music distributed to all of the major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and more.

PRO account

The PRO version of the BlockTunes artist account comes with other benefits. One, if you do not yet have a Hive account, we will set one up for you and send you the private keys. We also send you your first 10 $MUSIC tokens which will represent your ownership in the BlockTunes DAO. $MUSIC holders receive a portion of the monthly revenues after expenses from DAO.

PRO artists also get the ability to have their own retail store in which they can sell their music and merchandise, as well as link external NFTs on other markets and blockchains.

They also get an artist bio page that is manually created by our team that lists your social links, links to your artist store, showcases a playlist of your work, and a post feed from your Hive account! Not only that, there is a section where people can tip using $Hive, $HBD, $MUSIC, and other select Hive Engine tokens, as well as a QR code to tip using the Bitcoin Lightning network, which gets automatically exchanged and you receive the tip in Hive!

Other benefits include discounted artist services like song mixing, mastering, cover creation, NFT video creation, website services, PR services, and more!

Artist payments happen in a couple of different ways. We have NFT sales, store sales, streaming services income, and DAO income.

NFT Sales

When an artist mints and sells an NFT on either of our marketplaces, they get paid directly in their wallet. So if they mint and sell NFTs on our Hive based market, they are paid in $MUSIC tokens.

If they mint and sell on our Polygon marketplaces, they are paid in $pHBD to their Metamask wallet. With these markets, when items are resold by a collector, then both the artist and BlockTunes get a 5% royalty cut on the sale for a total of a 10% cut of the resale.

Store Sales

Sales of either music or merchandise on the BlockTunes store are paid out on a monthly basis around the 1st of the month. Sales of music or digital merchandise incur a 10% fee for the BlockTunes DAO and any print-on-demand products are a 50/50 split of the profit between the DAO and the artist.

Streaming Services

Artists that use our BlockTunes Release Service gets their music distributed to the world stage via all the major platforms. Revenue from streams and sales are paid out every 3 months. It can take up to 6 months after a release to see revenue. This is something that we do not have control over and is how the services operate.

When we get those funds, we transfer the fiat into HBD and pay the artist 90% of the revenue. The additional 10% goes to the DAO to be paid out to $MUSIC stake holders.

DAO Income

Our DAO, or decentralized autonomous organization, is a Hive account that will receive and handle payments from the store as well as handle back-end fees for NFT creation on Hive. The @blocktunes account will serve as our primary posting account and the @blocktunesdao account will be set as a 30% beneficiary for those posts. That account will also be set to follow the voting trail of the main account to accumulate curation rewards in addition to the posting rewards.

On a monthly basis, a percentage of these funds in addition to sales and royalties from the store, NFT collections, and streaming services are paid out to $MUSIC stakeholders.