On November 16, GRAMMY nominated OneRepublic played an intimate acoustic show at historical venue, Haydn Hall, outside of Vienna. The band was paid entirely in Bitcoin for the show, making them the first American major label artist or band to be paid for a show in cryptocurrency. OneRepublic used the STRIKE peer-to-peer bitcoin payment app for the transaction.
“My band and I are so happy to be a part of something that we believe is, without question, the future of how payments are transacted for unlimited amounts of assets, performances, services, purchases, music etc. around the world. Whether it’s artists using NFTs to fund albums with their fans or bands being paid for concerts in crypto- music & tech go hand in hand. With that in mind, it only made sense for us to take the next logical step. I also have an upcoming private concert in December I’m planning on taking Bitcoin for,” said Ryan Tedder.
The show, which was announced 2 weeks ago, sold out in 3 minutes and came on the heels of the band’s performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Budapest over the weekend.
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