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Bronze Whale Drops “How U Feeling” on Gala Music

Bronze Whale Drops “How U Feeling” on Gala Music

TL;DR

Gala Music is dropping Bronze Whale’s new track, “How U Feeling” as a Signature Edition NFT on Friday, March 22nd at 1pm PT.

Gala Music is thrilled to announce an electrifying addition to our musical tapestry: “How U Feeling” by the indie electronic duo, Bronze Whale. This track is poised to enchant listeners with its unique blend of indie-electronic elements and hip-hop percussion, complemented by Benny’s soothing vocals. Available for an exclusive listen on Gala Music, this song marks a significant milestone for both Bronze Whale and our community of music enthusiasts.

Listen to “How U Feeling” on Gala Music

The Journey of Bronze Whale

The Austin based duo was formed in the winter of 2011 by Aaron Jaques and Benny Alley, and has evolved from creating high-profile remixes to an unmatched pioneer of its genre. With their hands-on approach to art, mixing/mastering and promo, Aaron and Benny have sculpted a niche for themselves in the music world. Their label/collective, Magic Magic, and their debut EP, “War Of Art,” have received widespread acclaim, dominating charts and capturing hearts globally.

In 2018, Bronze Whale embarked on a transformative journey, integrating their love for singing and songwriting into their music. This pivot introduced a fresh sound that melds chill vocals with their signature indie-electronic and hip-hop influences, offering a truly distinctive auditory experience.

NFT Track Drop: “How U Feeling”

To celebrate their latest creation, Gala Music will offer “How U Feeling” in a Signature Edition NFT, limited to just 100 pieces, starting Friday, March 22nd, at 1 PM PT. NFT track ownership with Gala Music allows fans to own a piece of music history while supporting the artists directly in a meaningful way.

When you own an NFT track like “How U Feeling” and pair it with an active Gala Music Jukebox Node, you become eligible for daily $MUSIC rewards, delivered to your GalaChain wallet every 24 hours and usable to increase your collection and support your favorite artists.

Bronze Whale’s Impact

Bronze Whale’s journey exemplifies the power of artistic evolution and the embrace of new sounds. Their achievements, including multiple #1 spots on Hype Machine and widespread support from major outlets like NBA, Apple Music Chill, and Sirius XM, speak volumes about their influence and the resonance of their music with a global audience.

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Previous Gala Music Drops

“How U Feeling” is joining a small collection of Sold Out Legacy tracks dropped by Bronze Whale in 2023 and another Signature Edition from earlier this year. Check them out at the links below:

Switched On (feat. Sofasound x VoxOnUs)” – Signature dropped 1/23/24 – SOLD OUT

Where We’ve Gone” – Legacy dropped 10/10/23 – SOLD OUT

Blooming” – Legacy dropped 7/6/23 – SOLD OUT

Happy Go Love (feat. Primo the Alien)” – Legacy dropped 5/11/23 – SOLD OUT
On Fire” – Legacy dropped 3/9/23 – SOLD OUT

Join the Web3 Music Revolution

As Gala Music continues to break barriers and redefine the music industry landscape, we invite you to be part of this revolution. By supporting artists like Bronze Whale, you’re not just listening to music; you’re empowering creators and participating in a movement that values artist autonomy and direct fan engagement.

Dive into the immersive world of Bronze Whale and let “How U Feeling” resonate with your soul. This is more than just a song drop; it’s a celebration of innovation, creativity, and the unbreakable bond between artists and their fans. Join us on this journey at Gala Music and experience the future of music, today.

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GalaChain Hackathon: Meet the Judges – Kent Byers, Shaping the Next Generation of Gaming

GalaChain Hackathon: Meet the Judges – Kent Byers, Shaping the Next Generation of Gaming

In the buildup to the much-anticipated GALAthon Hackathon during GDC 2024, we are proud to introduce as one of our judges – Kent Byers of Directive Games!

Kent Byers serves as the Chief Product Officer at Directive Games, where he oversees the development of two major blockchain games: The Machines Arena, powered by the Ronin network, and Civitas, a 4X strategy MMO with cutting-edge advancements in the blockchain gaming industry. With nearly two decades of experience in Games & Film Industry, Kent is a seasoned veteran who has contributed to iconic franchises such as Star Wars, Avatar, Transformers, and Battle Angel Alita. His leadership and expertise drive innovation and excellence, making him a valuable asset in the realm of gaming and entertainment.

Byers’ experience positions him squarely at the crossroads of gaming and blockchain tech. His insight into what makes a project both engaging and commercially successful is invaluable to any developer looking to make an impact in the web3 world.

Kent Byers: A Beacon of Gaming Innovation

Kent Byers earned his reputation being at the forefront of gaming innovation. He’s spearheaded projects that have captured the imagination of gamers around the world while also pushing the boundaries of what’s technically possible in gaming.

Directive Games has developed titles under his guidance that are known for their immersive experiences, cutting-edge graphics and innovative gameplay mechanics. His expertise in blending engaging content with strategic economic models has been setting new standards in the gaming industry.

A Unique Perspective on Blockchain Gaming

As a judge for the GalaChain Hackathon, Byers brings a wealth of knowledge in game design, development and market trends. He is likely to focus on entries that leverage GalaChain to elevate the user experience, offering innovation as well as a compelling hook.

What Kent Byers Might Look for in a Winning Entry

Given his background, Byers is likely to prioritize hackathon projects that:

Innovate in Game Design and User Experience: Entries that present fresh, compelling gameplay mechanics or user experiences that can uniquely benefit from blockchain technology.

Demonstrate Technical Excellence: Projects that showcase exceptional technical execution – including the use of GalaChain to enhance user interaction, monetization and overall appeal.

Exhibit Market Viability: Initiatives that account for current gaming trends but also demonstrate an understanding of their target audience and a plan to excel beyond market standards.

Emphasize Community and Engagement: Projects that build or enhance gaming communities, encouraging sustained engagement through innovative features, multi-title synergy or rewards.

Pioneering the Future with Kent Byers

Kent Byers’ involvement in the GalaChain Hackathon brings a professional and experienced perspective to find projects that push the industry forward, without compromising the fundamentals. His expertise offers participants a unique opportunity to gain insights into what it takes to create a successful gaming product in today’s competitive landscape. 

Byers represents the bridge between traditional gaming excellence and the potential of blockchain integration. What can you build that’s seriously innovative while also seriously fun?

GalaChain Hackathon: Meet the Judges – Amelia Daly, Fostering Innovation through Partnerships

GalaChain Hackathon: Meet the Judges – Amelia Daly, Fostering Innovation through Partnerships

As we continue to unveil the panel of judges for the GalaChain Hackathon during GDC, we’re extremely excited to spotlight Amelia Daly, Head of Partnerships at the Solana Foundation. Daly’s prominent role within one of the most influential organizations in the blockchain space plays perfectly into her understanding of what it takes to build and sustain meaningful collaborations that drive innovation and growth within web3 ecosystems. 

Her insight into partnerships and strategic development positions her to judge with a unique eye for projects that promise not only technical excellence but also significant potential for impact and collaboration.

Amelia Daly: A Catalyst for Collaborative Innovation

In her role at the Solana Foundation, Amelia Daly has been instrumental in cultivating partnerships that extend the reach and utility of blockchain technology across various sectors. By fostering collaborations that leverage Solana’s high-performance blockchain, Daly has contributed to the development of a more accessible and scalable web3 landscape. 

Her work is all about building bridges between technology innovators, developers and users to unlock new opportunities and drive collective progress.

A Perspective for Collaborative Potential

Given her extensive experience with strategic partnerships and ecosystem development, Daly’s approach to judging the GalaChain Hackathon entries is likely to be centered on each projects’ potential for collaboration and real-world impact.

She understands the transformative power of blockchain when aligned with strategic partners and will likely aim to identify projects that show strong potential for adoption and appeal.

What Amelia Daly Might Look for in a Winning Entry

Scalability and Efficiency: Projects that demonstrate innovative use of GalaChain’s capabilities while also offering solutions that are scalable and efficient.

Potential for Strategic Partnerships: Entries that present clear opportunities for collaboration with other entities within the web3 ecosystem in new or exciting ways.

Real-world Impact: Projects that go beyond theoretical applications to address tangible challenges and needs.

Inclusivity and Accessibility: Initiatives that make blockchain technology more accessible to a diverse audience, reducing the bar for entry for less web3 educated users.

Pioneering the Future with Amelia Daly

Amelia Daly’s involvement as a judge highlights the GalaChain Hackathon’s commitment to identifying and nurturing projects with real potential to make a substantial impact on the blockchain landscape and beyond. Her perspective will guide participants towards creating solutions that are not just technologically advanced but also strategically positioned for success through practical application and partnerships.

As the hackathon approaches, let Amelia Daly’s work inspire you to envision how your project can contribute to the evolution of the blockchain ecosystem. Through strategic collaboration and innovative thinking, the GalaChain Hackathon is your opportunity to showcase the next wave of projects poised to shape the future. What need can you fill with what you build?

Gala Music NFTs on NFT Harbor

Gala Music NFTs on NFT Harbor

This week we’re proud to share some monumental progress coming from a true trailblazer on GalaChain. Swaps and trades for Gala Music NFTs at NFTHarbor.io

Trading on Chain

Up to this point, only games NFTs have been available on the site, but soon anyone can list Music NFTs for swaps and trades without ever leaving GalaChain! 

We hope that this addition to NFT Harbor allows people to curate their perfect collection on GalaChain, all without the inconvenience of bridging to Ethereum. With fees on NFT Harbor set at only 1% currently on GalaChain, giving the Gala community a way to swap tracks on-chain is an amazing development for our entire ecosystem!

Bigger Discounts on Fees

You can save even more on transaction fees through NFT Harbor right now with several promotions. With the recently added ‘HODL Promotions’ on the site, users can save 40% on GalaChain fees and 20% on Ethereum fees by meeting certain criteria.

Get this sweet deal by holding above a certain threshold of $SILK, $GALA or $ETIME in your wallet, or by holding a Cruel Fate card from Mirandus! These promotions are automatically applied to your trades when you qualify.

These discounts only apply to 3 star or higher users though, which means you’ll have to make a few trades before they open up to you. Think of this as your reputation on the site. A successful trade raises your star count, but only if you respond within a reasonable time to any bids or deals. Take too long and make the user across from the negotiating table wait around and you could wind up losing a star!

GalaChain Growth

NFT Harbor was the first external project to ever dig into GalaChain, and we are overjoyed to see their progress and the growth their project brings to GalaChain. For a long time our community dreamed of a site like this to trade items with each other within the Gala Ecosystem. In the end, a long-term community member delivered by making this amazing tool!

We can’t wait to see what comes next for NFT Harbor!

New Features Come to GalaSwap

New Features Come to GalaSwap

Trade on GalaSwap

After our release of GalaSwap last week, we definitely didn’t stop to take a breather. We’ve got new features just introduced and more on the horizon!

Order Book Added

We released GalaSwap as soon as it was ready to be used rather than holding it in development, so there are lots of features coming as soon as we can get them together!

First up, many swappers commented on how a visible order book would make finding the right swap much easier. We agree entirely, so we’ve added in the ability to view the order book of available swaps. Hopefully this gives everyone more of an  idea what swaps are out there as soon as they log in!

CoinGecko Price Reference

You’ll now find relative pricing information next to the swap interface. This information is sourced directly from CoinGecko’s data. 

While this provides a useful reference before swapping tokens, we still encourage all users to do research on token prices from multiple sources before accepting or requesting a swap.

More Coming Soon

More features are already being built for GalaSwap, so expect to see more coming out soon. We released GalaSwap in a very minimalist form to get it out to our community as soon as possible, and we’re not going to slow that momentum by sitting on updates that we could add. If we can make it work, we’ll get it integrated into GalaSwap ASAP.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next major updates coming very soon!