UREEQA announced today a brand-new partnership with the Republic of Cyprus’ Ministry of Education, Department of Secondary General Education’s music program.
Students from the blockchain-focused EU country will be able to get their original musical compositions covered, handled, and monetized on UREEQA’s revolutionary new platform as part of this pilot affiliation.
The groundbreaking new partnership with the Ministry’s Department of Music will enable Cypriot Creators aged 12 to 18 to apply their work for a chance to be accepted into UREEQA’s Closed Beta, where artwork of all sorts is confirmed to be original and minted as a non-fungible token (NFT) on the blockchain with a digital stamp of authenticity.
The pilot partnership represents a big step for UREEQA’s growing portfolio of pledged artists and collaborators into a different, previously untapped domain, but the relationship between the two parties is far from random.
UREEQA is providing access to a new service to Creators from all walks of life, while Cyprus has the potential to break new ground in accepting blockchain and associated digital assets — especially at the grassroots level — thanks to this novel approach. The University of Nicosia in the nation’s capital was the world’s first post-secondary college to offer a blockchain course, as well as the first to grant a degree in the field.
There’s no idea what this structure might mean for Cypriot youth’s music, which would otherwise be lost in the vast abyss of the artistic world, or how many new artists or musical creators could arise as a result of the opportunity to present their work to a diverse and active audience like UREEQA’s.
UREEQA secured pledged assets from Lifehouse bassist and vocalist Bryce Soderberg, drumming giant Kenny Aronoff, and welcomed several music industry figures to our Board of Advisors, including Kevin Leflar of officialCommunity and Janice Scott, a longtime VP at the music copyright organization SOCAN.