Starving artists, filthy rich musicians,and everyone in between in the world of arts wants you to support their craftvia Bitcoin. Whether the artists believe Bitcoin unites people by using onecurrency or whether they realize that it’s simply more convenient for people tomake payments a la digital currency, the community is growing. Check out who’swho.
The most recent artist to accept thedigital currency is RyanBliss. Sound familiar? Well Doc prepare for a blast to the past. Bliss isthe designer and creator of Digital Blashphemy, the website has been producingimaginative and colorful desktop backgrounds since 1997. The reaction to theartist accepting the digital currency via Coinbase has been positive and givena few readers a trip down memory lane.
In the music world, singer Mel B, mostfamously known as Scary Spice of the Spice Girls, allowed fans to buya copy of her single “For Once In My Life” via Bitcoin. Mel teamed up with theCloudhashing.com team in order to make the digital leap. She even explained herreasoning, saying ““Bitcoin unites myfans around the world using one currency.They can just pay using bitcoins!”
Mel is not the only singer who believes thecryptocurrency is uniting her fans beyond the QR code. Gramnominated singerCarolyn Malachi explained why she began accepting bitcoin for her music:
“Ibegan accepting Bitcoin for music sales in October 2013. Because no bank orgovernment regulates the cryptocurrency, I can sell my CDs to people who livein countries where traditional forms of payment are not accepted. When I seethat songs like ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ and ‘Free Your Mind’ have reached peoplearound the world, in physical CD format, I smile.”
Other smaller independent music actshave embraced Bitcoin, while a Bitcoinforum has begun collecting the names and websites of visual artistsaccepting the cryptocurrency. Even a small woodworkshop based in Northern California is on the Bitcoin Express.
As the Bitcoin Music Fest revs up thissummer, other openairs and music festivals accept payments via bitcoin, and Snoop Dogg “jokes” abouthow his next record will be “available in bitcoin n delivered in a drone,”(p.s. someone make that happen), it’s clear that bitcoin is definitely not aone-hit wonder in the creative arts world.