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Justin Blau is launching Royal Markets with some high-profile backers. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)
3LAU Raises $16M to Tokenize Music Royalties for Artists and Fans
Paradigm and Founders Fund each invested $7 million, the crypto-savvy DJ told CoinDesk, with Paradigm’s Fred Ehrsam joining the board.
Justin Blau is launching Royal Markets with some high-profile backers. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)

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AUDIO Market Cap Surges Past $1B After TikTok-Audius Partnership News
Traders appear bullish after the viral app chose Audius to power its new “TikTok Sounds” library.
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Steve Aoki performs during Lollapalooza 2021
Steve Aoki Has Secured Funding to Pilot His NFT TV Show
The crypto-forward DJ is creating a “proper pilot” episode of his experimental NFT TV show, “Dominion X.”
Steve Aoki performs during Lollapalooza 2021

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TikTok Picks Streaming Service Audius to Power New ‘Sounds’ Library
Artists on Audius will be able to upload original music as “TikTok Sounds.”
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Jay-Z to Auction ‘Reasonable Doubt’ NFT at Sotheby’s
The news comes fresh on the heels of a lawsuit filed against another Roc-A-Fella founder over an attempted NFT.
Celebrities Attend Brooklyn Nets v Milwaukee Bucks Game

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Roc-A-Fella Records Sues Co-Founder for Trying to Sell Jay-Z’s Debut Album as an NFT
The suit alleges that Damon Dash does not own "Reasonable Doubt" so he should not be allowed to sell its copyright.
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DJ Steve Aoki to Launch Sci-Fi NFTs on Nifty Gateway
The EDM musician is doubling down on an NFT drop from March. Can he fetch another $4.25 million in late April?
E11EVEN Miami x Barstool Sports Big Game Pop-Up Presented By E11EVEN Vodka - Night 1

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Rap Icon Nas Could Net $100M When Coinbase Lists on Nasdaq
Nasir Jones’ QueensBridge Venture Partners invested in 2013. A source familiar with the matter confirmed QueensBridge is still on the Coinbase cap table.
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Audius Brings NFT Galleries to EDM-Heavy Streaming Service
The decentralized library of underground tunes is letting artists pool their NFTs in a single online gallery in a bid to be a one-stop shop for their biggest fans.
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Music Mogul Akon Gets In on the NFT Action with AkoinNFT Platform
It has been a challenging time for creatives. NFTs have seen growth by creating opportunities for struggling artists and their fans.
MTV EMAs 2019 - Red Carpet Arrivals