Spotify is testing NFT galleries on artist pages
San Francisco, May 17 (IANS): Music streaming giant Spotify has likely started testing non-fungible token (NFT) galleries on artist pages.
According to The Verge, the music streaming platform has rolled out the test for some users on Android in the US and currently includes NFT previews for artists like Steve Aoki and The Wombats.
“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings through their artist profiles,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to Music Ally.
“We regularly run a number of tests with the aim of improving the experience for artists and fans. Some of these tests end up paving the way for a larger experience and some are just for important learning. .”
Spotify did not immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment.
The report mentions that Spotify will also offer users the “See more” option, which will direct them to the NFT’s page on OpenSea where they can purchase it. But Spotify doesn’t seem to support NFTs that are videos or GIFs.
It only shows a static image of the NFT in the app, not the full video.
It also doesn’t include sound, which is quite odd for a music streaming platform. Users can only listen to the NFT or see if it is a video or a GIF by clicking on its page on OpenSea.
According to Music Ally, Spotify won’t take any commission from NFT sales made through the app and is only testing the integration.