We want to bring millions of people onchain through music. Today we get a step closer to that goal by integrating BASE and celebrating with a new track by Reo Cragun and Heno.
From today, artists can choose to mint on BASE when they upload their music to Sound. BASE is an Ethereum layer 2 built and scaled by Coinbase with the goal of bringing the next billion users onchain.
Like Optimism and other layer 2s, BASE enables a smooth user experience with 10x cheaper gas fees and lightning-fast transactions. It also allows us to offer free uploads and withdrawals so artists can interact with Sound without purchasing crypto or bridging funds.
The biggest benefit of integrating BASE, however, is tapping into a mass audience over the coming years. With more than 100 million users and $130 billion of capital on Coinbase, BASE will be the easiest entry point for a whole new generation of users to get onchain.
We think many of them will gravitate towards music and discover the community of rising artists on Sound.
As always, artists are fully in control of where to deploy their contracts on Sound with the option of BASE, Optimism and mainnet Ethereum.
At the end of the upload flow, simply pick BASE from the dropdown menu. We’ll cover all gas fees for uploads and deploying the splits contract if you’re sharing revenue with collaborators. Sound also covers the gas fee for withdrawals after you’ve made any sales.
Collectors will need to bridge ETH to BASE to purchase songs. To fund your wallet, visit the official BASE bridge here.
You can also pay with a credit card or use mainnet ETH and have the songs delivered on the BASE chain.
To commemorate our launch, Base is dropping their first ever song, produced by Reo Cragun and Heno. It’s free to collect on a special Base profile on Sound, available as an open edition.
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