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Jonathan Barbone

Jonathan Barbone is the Senior Director of Partnerships at Dibbs. Jonathan was an avid Magic: The Gathering card collector as a child.

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5 Sports NFT Companies Killing It in 2022

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Jonathan Barbone

From NFT marketplaces to Web3 games, these sports NFT companies are standouts in a competitive field

With almost 60% of avid sports fans participating in NFT (non-fungible token) trades, the time is now to bring your own sports brand to Web3. Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone; tons of new sports NFT companies are coming along for the ride, each with a unique spin on how to capture this growing market. Before we get into breaking down five of the most promising examples, let’s define what we mean when we talk about “sports NFT companies.”

Six Sports NFT Marketplaces Helping Players and Teams Unlock New Value

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Jonathan Barbone

Find the right match to bring your athletic brand to the blockchain

Sports NFTs are a growing market, with players and teams vying to tap into the new demand for digital collectibles. Marketplaces from some of the biggest names in NFTs as well as sports-specific platforms are competing for your attention — and your business. With so many options to choose from, finding the best sports NFT marketplace to match your team’s brand, or your personal brand as an athlete, takes some research. Fortunately, we’ve already broken down six of the most promising contenders to help you start engaging with and monetizing your fans in exciting and secure ways.

NFTs For Athletes: How Players Can Unlock New Revenue Streams by Selling Assets on Their Terms

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Jonathan Barbone

NFT collectibles you sell now could keep earning you money long after your playing years

The market for non-fungible tokens has exploded in recent years, bringing windfalls to savvy creators and collectors alike. The inherent collectibility of NFTs makes them a natural avenue for professional athletes, as well as a compelling way to bridge the ever-present revenue gap between people who make sports happen (the players) and the people who really rake in the money (the owners).

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The Ultimate Guide to Music NFT Marketplaces

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Jonathan Barbone

Find out everything you need to know to start selling music, merch, and more on the blockchain

Music NFTs have revolutionized the way musicians engage with their audiences and sell their wares. For artists, a music NFT marketplace offers an opportunity to sell music directly to fans, sometimes even offering up pieces of the publishing rights in the process. This not only nets artists more money than traditional “per play” streaming solutions, but it also helps create a sense of community among fans, who feel even more compelled to spread the word about their favorite artists.

The 5 Best NFT Marketplaces for Music

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Jonathan Barbone

Whether you’re offering a song or memorabilia as an NFT, here are the best marketplaces for it

Music plays an important role in life, underscoring our highest highs and lowest lows. The personal connections that fans create with their favorite music may even form the basis of their cultural identity — and now that connection can go deeper. Bands and other music businesses can offer their own NFTs to connect with their fans, leveraging digital marketplaces to create recurring revenue streams. No matter how an organization chooses to make its foray into the NFT music world, it all starts with finding the best NFT marketplace for music to fit its needs.