Winamp to enable NFT music support for Ethereum and Polygon

Winamp, the native Windows media player, is back with a bang. After making a comeback earlier this year, this project released its latest Winamp Windows desktop version that will support NFT music.

Winamp, the Windows media player, announced through its Official TwitterWinamp, which will launch the latest desktop version “Winamp Windows” and will be compatible with NFT music. The company aims to renew and innovate in the music industry, after earlier this year has returned to its operation that was so successful at the time of 2010.

Consequently, with the accessibility and innovation they want to achieve, Winamp comes to the market again as the first multimedia player that will read audio and video files in NFT format, as well as any other existing format.

This new update will make it possible for users to view, manage and play NFT audio and video files under the most popular non-fungible token standards (ERC – 721 and ERC – 1155), developed on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.

To try out this new, but already well-known player, users can link their wallet Metamask to Google Chrome, Firefox, or the crypto-centric web browser Brave focused on cryptocurrency.

Alexandre SaboundjianAlexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Winamp, spoke about this new tool that will be implemented by the project and said that the company aims to make Web3 music expand and be adopted. He also added that Winamp wants users to have a kind of creative social hub for both music creators and music listeners. The idea is for both parties to collaborate and connect with emerging and important artists from around the world.

Moreover, this multimedia application not only seeks to play NFT music, but through its update, it also aims to create a community-driven hub, where each member creates music from samples and loops to convert their custom tracks into NFT directly from the app.

Winampwas a key player in the first digital music innovation when mp3s were created and changed the way music was listened to and enjoyed. With this new update of its application, it shows that they do not want to be left behind in the new technologies that are emerging and seek to be at the forefront of the next trends in the digital market oriented to music, as artists are every day exploring more and more the potential of Web3 and NFTs.

This new cross-platform service being developed by Winamp is scheduled to launch in 2023 and will further connect musicians and music fans and why not, Web3.En NFTexpress we will bring you updates and when the exact release date of this new platform that will undoubtedly change the way we listen to and own music NFTs.

Winamp has already participated in the NFT market

At the beginning of 2022, Winamp launched its NFT collection in conjunction with the Winamp Foundation. The initiative was to propose an auction in which the original 1997 “skin” of the famous media player was sold as NFT.

The auction was conducted through the secondary market OpenSea from May 16 to May 22. The objective was to raise funds for charitable projects that support emerging musicians, such as MusicFund.

MusicFund is an NGO that collects broken musical instruments, repairs or restores them to donate them to music schools in conflict zones or developing countries.

In addition to the first skin in 1997, the Winamp Foundation invited several artists who painted various mythical Winamp skins over time and selected 20 paintings to be sold in a NFT collection.

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Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.