- Spotify, the leading music streaming platform, is ready to enter into the realm of Web 3.0. The music streaming giant has joined forces with Roblox to provide its users with a virtual universe experience. “Roblox fans, pack your bags”, the reveal read. Spotify encourages users of the digital universe to visit their new island. Moreover, Spotify’s metaverse in Roblox has a green, nature-centric design, and features Spotify’s trademark color scheme, giving a feeling of familiarity to those that use the Spotify app.
‘Spotify Island’ Empowering Players to Create & Communicate
Launched on May 3rd, Spotify invites its users to engage in different tasks in order to “climb the charts”, or in this case, the Roblox leaderboard.
Once on Spotify Island, users can:
- Unlock four items for free;
- Experiment with the magic of sound in a crystal cave;
- Jump on a trampoline;
- Collect rare music notes hidden across the area;
- Create a hot beat with the virtual tune making station;
- Perform on a digital stage with confetti and colorful bubbles.
An Opportunity for Indie Artists to Engage with Fans and Earn
Spotify primarily has faith that the metaverse will bring a wide range of engagement opportunities for fans and artists alike. They also intend for the island to provide artists with more chances to earn money from in-game digital merch. In addition to this, Spotify promises a “simple solution” for creators looking to contribute to the production of in-game products.
This marks the first-ever attempt to establish a music streaming service inside the game’s ecosystem. Recently, Spotify has been working on a community-based solution after artists expressed concerns about the lacking connection between creators and listeners on the most popular music streaming platform. As a result, the metaverse has become the stage upon which the platform with play.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that the “wonderland of sounds, quests and exclusive merch” of the blockchain-based island is powered by Roblox, a company included in the TOP 500 groundbreaking companies of the year. Roblox is a company with over 40 million daily users, and is extremely popular among teenagers and young adults. To celebrate the partnership, Spotify has released a special new playlist.