Football clubs, bar clubs, law firms, taxi services, etc. have been accepting Bitcoin for the last year and more. Now, according to an announcement Atlanta metal band Mastodon will be the first major label group to accept the digital currency. The representative of the two organizations BitPay and Mastodon agreed to a partnership.
BitPay executive chairman and co-founder Tony Gallippi in his statement said that having a major label artist embrace Bitcoin is a definite sign of the digital currency’s growth and expansion into the world of music. However, not just the two companies, but a lot of fans have shown their happiness about the decision by Mastodon.
Similar statement was issued by Mastodon who said that the band is excited to work with fellow Atlanta-natives BitPay for the new album. Mastodon was quoted saying, “We want to give our fans as many options to buy our new album as possible, and are happy that Bitcoin can be one of those choices.”
The band hopes that with Bitcoin becoming an accepted mode of payment, it will receive new customers. At the same time it realizes that as the expansion of Bitcoin is going on at the great pace even the existing fans would be able to buy the records in exchange of Bitcoin. Thus, the entire purpose seems to embrace the latest technology and provide convenience to fans.
Who Are Mastodon?
More than one decade old metal band, Mastodon was formed on January 13, 2000 after drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher moved to Atlanta from Victor, New York and met bassist/singer Troy Sanders and guitarist/singer Brent Hinds at a High on Fire show. The bonding among them has helped them bring several top ranking albums.
Now, as the band is on the verge of releasing the sixth album, “Once More ‘Round the Sun” on June 24, their first since 2011, the announcement is expected to generate a lot of curiosity among fans as well. The fans who would like to pay in Bitcoin to buy the album would certainly be praising the decision.
Bitcoin is in sync with what Mastodon stands for. Similar to Bitcoin being a revolutionary concept, the music that the band represents is revolutionary of a sort. Many of their songs feature progressive concepts and unique instrumentation with a mix of clean vocals and harsh screams
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