Grammy-winning DJ and dance music artist, RAC, will be releasing his album EGO on the Ethereum blockchain in partnership with Ujo Music company on Friday, July 14th. André Allen Anjos, better known as RAC, began learning about crypto and blockchains in late 2016, not long after he completed recording his new album.
RAC told Motherboard, “When the price of ether started to go up I looked more into it. That’s when the lightbulbs went off and I was like, ‘oh wow, this is legit.’” At this point, he decided to partner up with a Consensys platform, Ujo Music, to release his new album on the Ethereum blockchain.
Although the album will be released on the Ethereum blockchain, it will not be hosted there. Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a decentralized protocol for file storage, will host the album. To acquire the album, send Ether to a smart contract, which then releases the album to your device.