Become a BlockTunes Artist
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 tokens!
What you get…
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.
Each artist will get a bio page that will have your featured image and banner as well as a biography, links to other platforms, 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.
Each artist account comes with a BlockTunes store. This is a place that we list your music as a regular download, sell artist merchandise 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.
Start A Music Blog Or Post Podcasts and Mixes
Once you are registered, you will be able to post your music podcasts or DJ mixes from sources like Soundcloud, Mixcloud, or video sources like YouTube and more. You can also set up your Hive account in your profile and then you will have the option send those posts to your Hive account and earn more crypto rewards!
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!
Commission and Payment Information
BlockTunes has a base commission of 10% on each sale made on your music download store, and 50% on any print on demand products. The rest get’s paid out to you on the 1st and the 15th of the month. 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 out monthly dividends from the DAO for holding their bTUNES tokens. Dividends are currently paid out in the CAKE token, which is the token our DAO earns on a passive basis to pay artists and investors.
Built In Binance Smart Chain Wallet
Every account, vendor or customer, also comes with a built in Binance Smart Chain wallet. You can also import your existing wallet from Metamask if you wish as well. This gives newcomers a way to get into the game without having to install Metamask. The internal wallet is only for BSC and can be used to purchase items on the store using the Pay with BSC feature! This wallet also shows users any NFTs they have in their wallet not just from BlockTunes but from any BSC NFT market! For security, our wallet is for viewing only as well as internal store payments. We use the selected address as your payment address for bTUNES tokens, NFTs, and your CAKE token dividends.
See this article for information on using Metamask and how to import your BlockTunes wallet. This will be needed for NFT collection use and for voting in the DAO.
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.
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, we will create you a free account and then send your keys via email. You will be able to change your keys later on if you wish, we do not keep a copy, so 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 vise versa.