🎸 Epic Games acquires Harmonix

Will help bring musical experiences to the metaverse

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Spotify has launched a Netflix hub with soundtracks, playlists, podcasts and exclusive content related to the service. Epic Games has acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix to help with its metaverse plans.


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Audius releases NFT embed tool for Twitter, Discord

Audius, a decentralised audio streaming platform has launched the ability to display and embed NFTs on various blogs and social media platforms such as Twitter and Discord.


The “embedded” functionality focuses on improving fan engagement for musicians through NFT adoption and Web 3.0 integrations. Artists can enable the feature by connecting their Audius accounts with their Phantom wallet, a Solana wallet built for DeFi and NFTs.


From there, they can use the tool to share a video gallery of their collection on social media, blog, or other supported websites.


“NFT holders can embed their collectibles from the two biggest blockchains on Twitter timelines, personal blogs, and websites. Thanks to this new feature, will further push collectibles into the mainstream,” Audius said.


The blockchain-based music streaming platform aims to be the web3 hub for musicians, and it's already making progress towards its goal after partnering with Nas, Katy Perry, deadmau5, and many other mainstream artists.

Spotify debuts a hub for Netflix's soundtracks, playlists and podcasts

Music streaming service Spotify has introduced a new hub where fans can find all the soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts related to Netflix’s shows and movies.

Both free and premium users can now access the Netflix hub by simply searching " “Netflix.” In the hub, you can find the official soundtracks from shows such as Stranger ThingsLa Casa De PapelNarcos: MexicoOuter BanksSquid GameBridgertonCowboy BebopVirgin RiverOn My Block, and more.

It will also include Netflix related podcasts, including Okay, Now ListenNetflix Is A Daily Joke,10/10 Would RecommendYou Can’t Make This Up, and podcasts that dive into popular shows, like The Crown: The Official Podcast or Behind the Scenes: Shadow and Bone, and others.

Spotify has also rolled out an “enhanced album experience” for Netflix’s new film, The Harder They Fall. The experience offers fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of the movie's soundtrack, which includes songs from Kid Cudi, Jay Z, Koffee, and Ms. Lauryn Hill.

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Tech Special

Epic Games acquires Rock Band creator Harmonix

Epic Games has announced its latest acquisition: Harmonix, the studio behind the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series.

According to a joint statement, Harmonix will be working with Epic to create musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite. The studio will still support its existing games and release new downloadable content for Rock Band 4.

This acquisition makes perfect sense for Epic, as the company has been known for hosting virtual concerts inside of Fortnite in collaboration with Ariana Grande, Deadmau5, Marshmello, and other artists.

Over the past year, Epic has raised over $1 billion to invest in the metaverse, so Harmonix will be able to help Epic reach its goal of building the metaverse even faster.

“Now, we’ll be working with Epic to once again challenge expectations as we bring our unique brand of musical gaming experiences to the metaverse, and we couldn’t be more excited,” the blog states.

Apple delays release of digital ID cards to 2022

Apple is delaying the release of a feature that will allow you to store your ID in its Wallet app.

In an update to the official iOS 15 website, spotted by MacRumors, Apple says the functionality will now arrive sometime at the start of 2022. Originally the feature was set to launch later this year.

Apple first announced the feature at WWDC 2021 and explained that the tool would allow iPhone and Apple Watch owners to add their driver’s license to their Apple Wallet, similar to how you add a credit or debit card.

At launch, only select Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at US airports will support the feature, allowing users to present their ID to the TSA simply by tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch on an identity reader.

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