Sony Music files trademark application for NFT-authenticated music

American music big Sony Music Entertainment has signaled intentions to make the most of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) after submitting a trademark application masking music and artists beneath the Columbia Records emblem. 

According to an Aug. 30 trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shared by trademark legal professional Mike Kondoudis on Sept. 6, the application covers “audio and video recordings featuring live musical performances authenticated by NFTs.”

#SonyMusic has filed a trademark application for the Columbia Records emblem claiming plans to make use of it for:
▶️ NFT Backed Media
▶️ Music + Podcast Production
▶️ Artist Management + Music distribution providers
..and extra!#NFTs #Metaverse #Web3 #Columbiarecords #Pop #Rock #Hiphop pic.twitter.com/xY7kRMgo1m

— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisRegulation) September 6, 2022

The application additionally covers advertising and marketing providers, promotion, distribution, advertising and marketing, promoting, and on-line leisure, together with podcasts and audiovisual recordings.

The new trademark application comes within the wake of a number of different Sony Music-backed NFT tasks.

In August, MakersPlace, an NFT market devoted to digital artwork, secured $30 million in Series A financing from a number of notable firms, together with Pantera Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Coinbase Ventures, and Sony Music Entertainment.

March noticed the music firm associate with Solana-based NFT market Snowcrash and fellow music behemoth Universal Music Group to launch Bob Dylan and Miles Davis NFT collections in some unspecified time in the future in 2022, with plans for extra sooner or later.

NFTs and the Metaverse are slowly changing into extra distinguished within the music and leisure trade.

MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 29 closely featured on-line and digital performances, together with Eminem and Snoop Dogg performing their new single in a Metaverse created by Yuga Labs, the identical firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club.

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The track “From the D to the LBC” was released in June, and features two Bored Ape Yacht Club avatars owned by Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

MTV’s Video Music Awards also debuted a new award category, Best Metaverse Performance, which featured nominations for six different acts in its inaugural year, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Charli XCX, Twenty One Pilots, BTS, and Blackpink, who eventually won.

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