According to Music Ally, Spotify is exploring a mechanism for artists to exhibit their non-fungible token (NFT) collections. The music streaming platform is presently testing NFT previews for artists like Steve Aoki and The Wombats for certain Android users in the United States.

In a statement to Music Ally, a Spotify spokeswoman said, “Spotify is launching a test in which it will help a limited set of artists market their existing third-party NFT products via their artist profiles.” “We do a variety of tests on a regular basis to optimize the artist and fan experience. Some of these assessments pave the way for a more extensive encounter, while others are only useful learning tools.” Spotify did not react to The Verge’s request for comment right away.

More organizations are attempting to ride the NFT wave, although it appears that the original rush is waning (at least for the time being). Daily NFT sales have dropped 92 percent from 225,000 in September of last year to only 19,000 as of May 3rd, according to The Wall Street Journal. The number of active NFT wallets is likewise decreasing, down from over 119,000 in November to 14,000 by the end of April.

After upgrading Spotify, I realized I had access to the test. I noticed that the NFT gallery is located beneath the artist’s header and song list on both Steve Aoki’s and The Wombats’ artist pages. You may navigate through a collection of NFTs by clicking into it. You’ll see an expanded representation of an NFT as well as a brief description if you pick it.

You may also click “See More” on Spotify, which will take you to the NFT’s OpenSea website, where you can purchase it. However, NFTs that are movies or GIFs do not appear to be supported by Spotify, since the app just displays a static picture of the NFT rather than the entire video. It also lacks sound, which is unusual for a music streaming service. By going to the NFT’s website on OpenSea, you can only listen to it or check if it’s a video or GIF.

Spotify will not receive a percentage for any NFT purchases made through the app, according to Music Ally, and is only testing the connection. It’s also unclear whether the test is open to other artists or is now only available to Steve Aoki and The Wombats.

After posting two job posts linked to blockchain technology and NFTs in March, rumors about Spotify joining the Web3 market began to circulate. According to Music Ally, some Spotify users have also reported seeing a poll come up on the app asking about their thoughts on NFTs. Last week, Instagram began testing NFT integration with Spotify.

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