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Napster Expands Into Web3 Music Space With Acquisition of Mint Songs

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Napster Expands Into Web3 Music Space With Acquisition of Mint Songs

On Wednesday, Napster, the music streaming service originally launched in 1999, announced that the company has finalized a deal to acquire the Web3 music startup Mint Songs. Napster’s CEO, Jon Vlassopulos, insists that “we are in an unprecedented era of innovation in the digital music space,” and he believes Web3 innovations can help musicians find new ways to connect with their fans.

Napster Ventures Sets Its Sights on Web3 Music Startups

After its Hivemind and Algorand acquisition in May 2022, Napster has reignited its focus on the Web3 space by purchasing Mint Songs, a Web3 music startup. The startup had previously raised $4.3 million from firms including Freestyle Capital and Castle Island Ventures. The Mint Songs platform gives musicians the ability to mint non-fungible token (NFT) items and songs via the Polygon and Ethereum blockchains.

Mint Songs has worked with artists such as Gramatik, Black Dave, and Mark de Clive-Lowe to release exclusive non-fungible token (NFT) memorabilia. When Napster’s CEO, Jon Vlassopulos, joined the company last year, he revealed plans to acquire companies in the music and Web3 space. Napster announced on Wednesday that the acquisition of Mint Songs is the first of many with a focus on Web3…



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