Spotify Introduces First Web3 Playlists Unlockable with NFTs

Spotify opens the door for NFT enthusiasts to enjoy & curate a playlist dedicated to their community.

Spotify cassette with a pixelated cat on top of it, as an NFT worm is whistling notes nearby.
  • Spotify’s Web3 pilot program features Overlord and KINGSHIP.
  • NFT-based token gate for Spotify users is available in five countries.
  • NFT holders will also be able to collectively curate the playlists.

The music streaming behemoth Spotify rolled out the first-ever token-gated playlists, which are available exclusively for NFT enthusiasts. The first NFT projects to join this initiative are Overlord and KINGSHIP. For the initial phase, the new feature on Spotify is available for customers in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Denmark and New Zealand.

How To Enter Spotify’s Token-Gated Playlists

Overlord, a popular NFT-based RPG mobile game, will use Creepz NFTs to unlock the exclusive playlists on Spotify. To access Overlord’s special token-gated playlist, a user must simply click on the link and connect their crypto wallet via MetaMask or Ledger.

Currently, the NFT aficionados holding Creepz NFTs can enjoy an Overlord game-themed Spotify playlist, which includes huge timeless hits like “Rocket Man” by Elton John and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” by Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Through hand-picked music, the NFT playlist tells the narrative of the RPG game and provides clues for gamer quests.

On the other hand, KINGSHIP is a band entirely made out of Bored Apes NFT. The virtual siblings of the legendary band Gorillaz, KINGSHIP is the first metaverse music band that has a record deal with Universal Music Group. The music industry behemoth has a Web3 subsidiary called 10:22 PM, handling KINGSHIP’s future releases.

To access the KINGSHIP Spotify playlist, members of the Bored Ape community can use the KINGSHIP Key Cards NFT, which was handed out during the announcement from Yuga Labs about KINGSHIP being part of the Otherside metaverse project.

On the Flipside:

  • Overlord’s NFT playlist on Spotify is currently available only on Android devices.

Why You Should Care:

Spotify is the largest streaming service around the globe, and its Web3 ventures can bridge the gap between music fans and blockchain enthusiasts.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.