It’s a new month, a new year, and we’re so excited to kick it off with some brand new features for you all! Our latest product updates include rich link previews and shortened links for dedicated gateways.These premium features are available to all Picnic, Fiesta, Carnival and Enterprise Plans that come with dedicated gateways. So if you don’t have your own dedicated gateway or know how to set one up, you’ll want to get started here.
You know when you’re scrolling through Twitter and see a random link in a post with no image? Of course not because they aren’t eye-catching and you scroll on.
Statistically, people are more likely to click on links that have a visual image or GIF. And that’s why rich link previews for NFT projects are so important. With rich previews, you’ll be able to add your own preview image and a description of your content to all links. These links can then be shared across social media and other platforms for your audience to engage with.
Doesn’t this look so much better?
Another feature we rolled out this month is link shortening. It’s no secret that IPFS content identifiers (CID) are long. While incredibly important, sharing a link with a full IPFS CID can take up valuable screen real estate (especially on Twitter). By using this new feature, premium users will be able to create and share shortened links for their public files.
That’s it for our product updates of the month. We’re looking forward to shipping more new features for you all this year, so stay tuned!
paragraph — The first thing the music industry needs is more exposure. For artists, listeners and yeah, the labels. Even with the use cases mentioned above, the majority of the music industry still sees NFTs as a novelty rather than a legitimate way to run a business. We see a future where the experience is built and monetized on the blockchain, with labels taking part of the experience, as well.
Second, there needs to be a big jump in user experience. Listeners know what to expect with Spotify and Apple Music: a smooth, intuitive experience that lets them listen to Lil Nas X with just a few clicks. Web3 platforms aren’t quite there. Music NFTs and related premium content require extra steps that most people don’t yet have an appetite for.
paragraph — Musician Daniel Allan spent months building a relationship with the NFT community and raised 50 ETH to fund his new album, Overstimulated. Companies like Audius and artists like Vérité's, who raised $90,000 in an NFT launch, are at the forefront of exploring new ways to get paid. Avenged Sevenfold launched an NFT collection called "Deathbats Club" with 10,000 items that grants holders access to benefits such as meet and greets at shows, lifetime free tickets, limited edition merchandise, and more.
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QUOTE — Everyone is obsessed with making money and seeking alpha, which does a disservice to what [NFTs] can actually do. We have been instructing many bands that NFTs are a ticket for access to an exclusive club.” - M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold’s lead singer.