The Grammy-winning artist is releasing Don't Forget My Love through the Royal platform, which allows fans to "own their favorite music."
Diplo has announced that he’s tokenizing his latest single — and owners will be able to get a share of the song’s royalties.
The Grammy-winning artist is releasing Don’t Forget My Love through the Royal platform, which allows fans to “own their favourite music.”
Royal has previously entered into collaborations with Nas, a high-profile rapper who also invested in the project’s funding round.
Three tiers of NFTs are being offered for Diplo’s release — and in total, 20% of streaming royalties are being given away across 2,110 NFTs.
The cheapest option available to fans is the gold tier, which costs $99. Each of these 2,000 tokens will deliver a payout of 0.004% of the song’s royalties — including from streams on Spotify and Apple Music.
Just 100 tokens exist in the platinum tier — and while each one costs $999, these collectors will receive 0.05% of royalties. They’ll also receive access to a special Discord channel, an exclusive DJ mix produced by Diplo, and first refusal for the next song that the star releases through Royal.
Finally, the diamond tier costs $9,999 and grants the owner the rights to 0.7% of streaming royalties. Investors will also get “first dibs on all future Diplo drops” — as well as an exclusive pass for one of his shows, and one meet and greet per year. Only 10 of these tokens exist.
According to Royal, token owners are paid royalties as soon as the artist gets paid, and the auction is due to take place next Tuesday.
Previous drops issued on the Polygon-based platform have sold out — and even if the fractions of the streaming royalties on offer are modest, selling the tokens on secondary NFT marketplaces could prove lucrative.
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