Become a BlockTunes Artist
As a BlockTunes artist, you get your own Artist Store where you can post your music and merchandise for sale, as well as link in any existing NFT from an external market like Opensea, NFTShowroom, AtomicHub, and more. Artists also have the ability to mint NFTs in our OpenTunes RARE and EDITIONS marketplaces as well as the Creator’s Copyright collection.
BlockTunes artists have the option to pay per release to get your songs distributed worldwide. We not only set up your release on BlockTunes, but also get your work out to the mainstream services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube Music, etc. You also are open to any of the BlockTunes artist services like mixing and mastering as well as custom website development, DAO creation, custom NFT collections and more!
We charge a $10 fee to sign up as an artist. We do this to help prevent spammers and scammers from coming and minting NFTs of works that are not their own. It also allows for our system to switch your account to artist status automatically so you can get started right away! And, it’s really not a fee… It’s an investment! When you sign up and pay, you will be sent your first bTUNES token sent directly to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) wallet you register with!
What you get…
When you sign up as a BlockTunes Opening Act, you are not paying a fee, you are making an investment. When you pay your $10 fee, you will be sent 1 bTUNES token to your Binance Smart Chain (BSC) wallet which when held is where the DAO disbursements will be made. The money follows the token! Your $10 is then sent and invested in our yield farming DAO or used for any immediate needs of the business. Yield from the DAO is used to pay for overhead costs and the remainder is disbursed to bTUNES tokens holders on a monthly basis.
Once your account is upgraded, you will have the ability to mint NFTs in the following collections:
- OpenTunes Marketplace – This is a place to mint original work that you want to make into a rare digital collectible, or you may want to sell the royalty free rights to allow content creators and influencers the ability to use your music in their videos and presentations. There are all kind of possibilities on how to manage your NFTs.
- Creator’s Copyright – This collection is an open collection to all verified BlockTunes artists for you to copyright your work on the blockchain. This will be a copy that you will not want to sell and will hold in your wallet, unless you are selling the actual creators rights for the work, which is giving up your rights to the music. If you are doing this… you should list it for allot of money… just saying… If you use our BlockTunes submission service, we will create this NFT for you and send it directly to your BlockTunes wallet.
This is a place where artists can get access to all of the BlockTunes services like the release submission service, website design, mixing and mastering, PR services, and more! This is also where artists can access their retail store dashboard where they can add their music and merch.
Artist Retail Store
Each artist account comes with a BlockTunes store. This is a place that you can list your music as a regular download, sell artist merchandise that you handle or that is handled by our print on demand partner, Hivelist.store, as well as you will be able to showcase all of your NFTs from all blockchains and markets in one place.
For example: You may have minted items on other blockchain marketplaces such as Opensea on Ethereum or Polygon, AtomicHub on WAX, NFTShowroom on Hive, or even on the HiveLIST NFT marketplace, you can list them all as external/affiliate products on your store in the NFT Showcase category. It will be your own little artist retail store.
You will have a link to submit print on demand products and our partners will take your designs and put them on various products and list them on the store. You will receive 50% of the profits from each merchandise sale after all production, shipping, and taxes have been taken care of.
Your artist store is created automatically after sign up. Go to the My Accounts menu option, then Artist Central to locate your store dashboard!
Artist Bio Page
Each artist will get a bio page that will have your featured image and banner as well as a biography, links to other platforms, a playlist of all your songs released on BlockTunes, and an RSS feed from your choice of Hive blog, Mixcloud, Soundcloud, etc. But wait… there’s more! We also set up a direct-to-artists tipping section that will have Hive tipping, both one-time tipping, and recurring payment options. We also add your BSC address with a QR code for direct tipping through Binance Smart Chain using any BSC BEP-20 token. If you do not have a Hive account, we set one up for free!
PLEASE NOTE: This is a manually built page by our team so please allow up to 72 hours after you sign up for your artist bio page to be built.
Commission and Payment Information
BlockTunes has a base commission of 5% on each sale made on your music download store, and 50% on any print-on-demand products. The rest gets paid out to you after the first of the month and is paid from the DAO treasury. Any merchandise orders will also be calculated and everything sent in one payment. Artist payments made from the BlockTunes store will be paid out in BUSD tokens to your BlockTunes wallet address on file.
Artists will be paid monthly DAO rewards and their payments from streaming services to the wallet holding their bTUNES tokens in the form of bHBD which can be exchanged for BUSD or bridged to your Hive account as HBD.
What You Need To Set Up…
Install Metamask or Wallet Connect Wallet
Metamask will be required for you to interact with the main NFT collections as well as to vote on the DAO. Learn about Metamask and download for Chrome/Brave browsers on Windows and Mac or IOS and Android applications. You can now also use Wallet Connect wallets like Trust Wallet in exchange for Metamask if you wish.
Hive Blockchain Account
Hive is a social media blockchain with a robust community where you own your data, you can own a stake in the network, and earn various tokens for your social activity and posts. We will be doing allot of our social media communication on that network and we are partnered with Hivelist, which is the prime e-commerce platform for the community. We also set up a direct to artist tipping service with your releases that can give your fans the option of tipping one time, or setting up recurring tips!
If you do not have a Hive account yet, you can create one here, or we will create a free account and then send your keys via email. You will be able to change your keys later to keep your keys safe! Hive and Binance Smart Chain are bridged by the Tribaldex exchange where you can deposit your BNB and BUSD from BSC and trade it for Hive, or vice versa. You can also now bridge HBD to bHBD and back using the WLEO bridge created by the LeoFinance Team.