The WBDD (World’s Biggest Demo Drop) event from Spinnin’ Records is a big event in the music world, and now they extend their presence to the online, web3 world by opening a special experience in The Sandbox and also releasing the demo winners in-game!
The music industry continues to move into the web3 scene. It was just under a year ago ago that Warner Music announced a partnership with The Sandbox. They’ve already had a Warner themed game jam. Bu now we see the real world moving into the virtual with the WBDD Release Party and event!
The WBDD is apparently a big deal in the DJ scene, with many DJs seeing their careers launched from this event. Well now they go digital, with music samples and NPC avatars for the winners from this year’s WBDD in a special Sandbox experience.
Released on January 26th, the WBDD Release Party experience in The Sandbox features a series of quests. Like most events in The Sandbox this one includes prizes. Players have until February 8th to complete all of the quests in the event. Those who complete all of the quests share in a prize pool of 50K SAND tokens. Those who complete all of the quests and also own a WMG Pass NFT will share in an additional prize pool of 50K SAND. In addition, anyone who completes at least one quest will receive a WBDD Memorabilia item.
And, like all events in The Sandbox, you need to pass through KYC verification before you can be included in these prizes. But, otherwise, all of these experiences and events are free to play! You can join up here.
There will also be a selection of WBDD themed Sandbox NFTs for sale on the official shop.
Music and Web3
The web3 music scene continues to grow. Though there are earlier, lesser known implementations of music a NFTs such as Yoshi Drops, the big names such as The Sandbox and Gala Games are starting to make waves in the music news cycles. NFTs make a great fit for music, both as a means of distribution and ownership, but also as a way for artists to crowdfund. And for new artists, sometimes crowdfunding is the only way to get started!
This has been a neglected potential for NFTs, and I’m glad to see more development focused on developing music and web3 connections. I look forward to seeing this facet of NFTs and the web3 scene continue to expand. This is only the beginning!
The Sandbox ecosystem continues to grow by leaps and bounds. They’ve reached a point where they constantly have at least one or more play and earn events ongoing. Along the way, The Sandbox has made over 700 partnerships, many of them building their own Sandbox experiences! And with lots of big names among them like Atari, Snoop Dogg, Warner Music, and more!