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Track Pairing in the Gala Music Ecosystem

Track Pairing in the Gala Music Ecosystem

What is Gala Music and How Does It Work?

Gala Music is powered by a network of GalaChain nodes known as Jukebox Nodes. These nodes have a critical role in hosting music content on the platform, allowing all users to listen to their favorite tracks seamlessly.

Think of these nodes as individual radio stations broadcasting songs over the internet, but operated by users like you. Unlike traditional radio stations however, there’s no need to “tune in.” Instead, the audio content you want is automatically delivered through web3 magic, straight to your ears via the next available Jukebox Node.

Pairing Your Track with a Jukebox Node

When you ‘pair’ a track with an active Jukebox Node, you are essentially uploading your track to the blockchain. This means your track is hosted on the network and available for others to listen to. There’s no additional cost to do this, and you don’t need to own a Jukebox Node yourself. If you do own one, however, you can choose to pair your track with your node to optimize your rewards.

Unlocking Rewards Through Music

Once your track is paired and receives listens on the platform, it starts generating rewards in the form of $MUSIC. These rewards are distributed among three parties: The Jukebox Node operator (the host), the track owner and the musician who produced the track. This incentivizes not just the hosting of tracks, but also active participation and promotion within the Gala Music ecosystem.

Rewards generated in each 24 hour period are divided among all instances of the track that are successfully paired with an active Jukebox Node.

Learn more about all the details of $MUSIC rewards and the Gala Music economy in the Gala Music Whitepaper.

The Simplicity of Track Pairing

Pairing a track to an active Jukebox Node is straightforward and can be done easily through your Collection page. By making it easy and free to pair tracks, Gala Music encourages widespread participation and decentralization. Anyone with a track can contribute to and potentially benefit from the ecosystem, fostering a community-driven environment where anyone’s success is everyone’s success.

The Bigger Picture

The Jukebox Node network is a form of DePIN (Decentralized Physical Infrastructure), just like GalaChain’s many other node networks with their specialized workloads. Unlike traditional music streaming services that rely on centralized servers (like those from AWS), Gala Music leverages its community to power the network. This not only reduces reliance on major corporations but also puts the control and rewards back into the hands of the community members — the music lovers and creators themselves.

Why This Matters

This method of hosting NFT tracks through Jukebox Nodes underlines Gala Music’s commitment to a decentralized music system. By empowering its community to host and share music, Gala Music disrupts the traditional music industry, shifting power from centralized bodies to individual artists and fans. This new model not only enhances engagement and interaction within the music community but also aligns with broader trends towards decentralization in digital content distribution.

By joining the Gala Music ecosystem, you’re part of a revolutionary approach that reshapes how music is enjoyed and valued across the globe.

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The Mayhem Continues: Week 2 Preview

The Mayhem Continues: Week 2 Preview

Across the Gala community, we’ve got a pretty good start on the Mayhem… but we have so much further to go! Get ready for more fun and more rewards!

Before you dive into the first full weekend of Mayhem, we’d like to leave you with a sneak peek of what you can expect next week. Don’t get distracted now… there’s still so much Mayhem left in week one!

Come What May(hem)

Next week there’s another wave of Mayhem rising, so you better brace for impact!

Below, we’ll cover everything coming up in week 2! Remember there’s still a few days of week 1 left… and plenty of May still in the future!

Common Ground World

How are you faring in week 1 of Common Ground World Mayhem? Enjoy the “Everybody Is Welcome” competition while it lasts… because we’re mixing it up in week 2.

Next week, Common Ground World will bring the ‘Best of the Best’ competition. 

This week will have half the winners of a normal competition, with only 500 places walking away with any $GALA. Even with the reduction in places, this competition will feature a 5% bigger overall prize pool than normal!

Two more NFT reworks are on the way!

This time, the Hot Cocoa Chalet and Mistletoe Arch are getting rebalanced with some all-new utility. We’ll give you more details next week when these buildings are rereleased with a discounted price!

Hatchet Hank Jr. returns!

800 Hatchet Hank Jr.s were withheld in the original sale. It’s time to get these out to the great people with big dreams of big trees… and super fast lumberjacks. All 800 will be available for $150 each next Tuesday.

Remember there’s still plenty of competition left this week! There’s also some huge discounts going on in the Common Ground World Store… if you haven’t checked it out lately, it may be worth a look!

If you want the earliest details on next week’s Mayhem, make sure you don’t miss the Common Ground World Town Hall tomorrow!


The mayhem keeps going at GalaSwap! Same story this week, highest volume in each token will find a $GALA reward waiting for them. This week, however, we’re shuffling which tokens will be catching rewards a bit:

  • $GALA
  • $GUSDC
  • $MUSIC
  • $LEMIN
  • $GSWAP
  • $MTRM
  • $TOLK

Happy swapping galaxians!

Legends Reborn

Next week in Legends Reborn brings yet another competition, with $500 of $GALA rewards waiting for the top player in the same two categories as last week – Most matches played, and most matches won!

There’s still plenty of time to rack up matches to get free NFT rewards during May!

  • 50 PVP games played – Glacial Spear (Common) (NFT action card)
  • 100 PVP games played – Viridian Dragon (Common) (NFT creature)
  • 150 PVP games played – Brightscourge Phoenix (Uncommon) (NFT creature)

You better get to the tables and get practicing… Early Mayhem has a way of slowly building to something bigger…

Gala Music

Ok, this isn’t exactly MAYhem-related, but it’s still pretty Mayhem, so we couldn’t pass it up. As explained in the Gala Music Whitepaper, a Listen for Rewards program is part of the “Ecosystem Supporting Actors” allocation for $MUSIC. 

Did you know that you can already listen for rewards!? Go check it out, and you’ll rack up points for each unique track you listen to each day!

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Eternal Paradox

Eternal Paradox wrapped up a week of daily coupon codes already, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not more Mayhem on the way!

Today, the Mayhem Pass went live in EPX! This special rewards pass will let you mayhem even harder and collect extra rewards as you complete tasks throughout the month!

A Mayhem Pass can only be acquired via in-app purchase… but like the season pass, players get rewards even if they don’t purchase the pass!

Whether you purchase a Mayhem Pass or not, you’ll also still find extra Mayhem boxes that have been stolen by enemies around the map!

Go get that loot!

Keep a watch out at the end of the week, because on Friday the 17th the hunt is on!

The Gala Games Plays crew will be hiding in the field with an uber-powerful GM fortress during a special livestream that day. Basic Piñata protocol here… Find it. Attack it. Scoop up the rewards!

Gala Film

Gala Film will continue to offer increased rewards for each new episode of RZR during Mayhem!

During May Mayhem, you’ll get an additional RZR Mystery Box for the episode released that week.

Watch Now

One box will be delivered upon completing a new episode, while the second will be dropped at the beginning of each week. Get comfy and start binging!

Champions Arena

The gem discount for week 1 is wrapping up in just a few days. Catch it while you can!

The Mayhem, however, continues in the arena. All through May you can keep collecting M-tickets to load up on what you’re after in the special Mayhem Shop!


Are you frantically producing bicycles to build your growing army of VOX puppers? That competition may be wrapping up before long… but the VOX invasion has just begun!

Our latest intel says that the next place they’ll strike will be in Legends Reborn in week 2!

The top 100 leaderboard finishers in Legends Reborn in week 2 will get a shiny new limited Edition ProtoVOX! As with the previous week’s VOX item, these will only be available during Mayhem, though you’ll have a last chance to grab them in a special mystery box at the end of the month!

Mayhem… to Be Continued

Remember, this is just a preview of week 2… there’s still a whole weekend of week 1 left! Get out there and rack up those bicycle sales, match wins, m-tickets, watches, listens… ALL THE MAYHEM!

We’ll see you on the other side this time next week for a sneak peek at week 3. Good luck with your Mayhem!