Beautiful shocked girl holding smartphone with Spotify app.

More and more OPM and foreign bands seem to be tapping into the world of the Metaverse and releasing their own NFT-activated playlists. Last month lang inanounce ni Ely Buendia ang kanyang new songs na may NFT collection, at ang banda namang Moonstar 88 ay meron ding album with NFT set na makakatulong sa mga heartbroken listeners nila.

And now it looks like the leading music streaming app Spotify will now be creating playlists that are token-gated. A pilot test will be launched for KINGSHIP Key Card (NFT) holders with songs from famous foreign artists and groups like Queen, Missy Eliott, Snoop Dogg, and Led Zeppelin. According to some tweets from KINGSHIP, which is a metaverse band signed to Universal Music Group (UMG), Spotify is currently piloting some NFT-activated playlists, which can be accessed only in certain geographies using the user’s key card NFT.

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Naglabas din ang KINGSHIP ng ilang steps kung paano maa-access ang mga playlists na ito sa Spotify using crypto wallets like Metamask, Trust Wallet, Rainbow, Ledger Live, or Zerion to authenticate the NFT na makakapagbukas sa playlist. Limitado lamang ang access ngayon para sa Android users sa U.S., the U.K., Germany, Australia at New Zealand. Hindi ito pwedeng i-access ng mga iPhone users dahil na rin sa recent rules na nag-lilimit sa functionalities ng NFTs sa kanilang phones.

Aside from KINGSHIP, Coinbase has also seen some communities like Overlord, Fluf, and Kevin Rose’s Moonbirds who are also publishing playlists that could be unlocked by their token holders.

Nitong 2018, nireveal din ni Spotify na marami sa kanilang users ang ang nag-request ng token payment gamit ang kanilang chosen cryptocurrencies.

Ang service pala na ito ng Spotify will only be available to Spotify Premium users only, and the playlist will be added within the three-month testing period.

Bukod sa token activated playlists, recently lang din nitong May 2022 ay nag-test ang Spotify ng profile feature kung saan pwedeng i-advertise ng mga artists ang kanilang digital arts on their profile.

This pilot indicates that Spotify will now be ready to immerse more into the Metaverse. Songs, albums, and even podcasts ay possibly ma-token gated na. This will be great news to all artists, allowing them to adapt and share their craft to the younger users who are using the technology.

Talagang malayo-layo na rin ang nararating ng Metaverse technology, and halos lahat na ng nakasanayan nating website or apps ay nakiki-ride in na rin dito. There are unlimited possibilities of what you can create using Web3 and the Metaverse, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Nakaka-excite talaga ang future kung pwede lang ifastforward ang oras!