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Pinata Release Recap #03: Building for Business
Pinata Release Recap #03: Building for Business

Pinata Release Recap #03: Building for Business

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Pinata Release Recap #03: Building for Business

This release recap is all about longevity. We want our customers to be able to use Pinata to build real businesses with real business models—not just one-off projects that sizzle out. It’s a build market. And build is exactly what we want you to do. 

We’re excited to introduce a new addition to our family of plans, some “gee, thanks” updates to make our platform easier to use, and an exciting opportunity for data-hungry builders who want to be alpha users for one of our biggest features yet.

Palooza: The Perfect Fit for Standing Out

A new plan? A new plan!

We talk to our customers a lot. Like, a lot a lot. One of the most consistent pieces of feedback was that businesses who were just hitting growth mode didn't have a plan that exactly matched what they needed. They had outgrown the Fiesta plan, but they weren’t quite ready to jump all the way to Carnival.

So what did we do? We made a plan that fits right in the middle. The Palooza plan is the perfect fit for businesses who have found success with their audience and are ready to scale. Marketplaces, projects with intensive data needs…Palooza plan is it. Check out the full post to see if it makes sense for your business.

Drag & Drop! Huzzah! 

This one was a big request, and we get it. Pretty straightforward, but makes life a lot easier. Rather than just clicking and choosing files to upload like a cave person, now you can drag and drop. Easy uploads, so you can do stuff with them faster. Nuff said.

In-app Social Sharing 

Ready for an easier way to share your sweet, sweet uploads with the world? Before, when you wanted to share your Pinata content, you had to copy the file’s URL from your dashboard. With our new in-app social sharing feature, you can instantly share any image or video that you upload across all your social channels including Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Telegram, Email, and Lens. Get in there and share your heart out.

Fresh. New. Look.

When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you create…good. Luckily, our new designs are better than our grammar.

Our design and engineering teams have spent a lot of time over the last few months revamping the Pinata dashboard. And it’s more than just looking better. The new layout gives Pinata a more organized feel, helping you manage and distribute your content more efficiently. Plus, it sets the foundation for the seamless integration of future features (hint hint wink wink).

Existing Pinata users shouldn’t be surprised by this one, but with the feedback we’ve gotten so far, we figured it was still worth sharing. Speaking of feedback, we’d love to hear yours.

Coming Soon: Analytics

The right data can change everything for your business. Our customers have asked for a way to see how audiences are interacting with their pinned content. This presents some challenges on IPFS, but we’re more than up to making it happen.

The Pinata team is working on an in-app analytics solution to help you understand your account and usage better. We’re releasing the solution as an alpha soon. If you’d like to get early access and provide valuable feedback on how to improve the product, we want you.

Click here to sign up for early access to Pinata Analytics

That’s it for us this time! As mentioned earlier, our focus is to help you build real businesses. We believe (and see) that there are so many incredible web3 projects that can turn into creative businesses that succeed, regardless of what the market is doing. If you’re not sure how to make that happen, the Pinata Discord is a great resource for helping flesh out ideas.

Until next time. Happy pinning!

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H2 - Enabling Widespread Adoption for Music NFTs

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.

H3 - How Could Music NFTs Save Artists?

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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H4 - Static and dynamic content editing

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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.

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