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Hume x Blocktones Songwriting Camp Brings Together Leading Web3 Artists With OP3N IP

The songwriting camp marks the first time in music history that a web3 record label is leveraging open-sourced beats.

Songwriter and producer Reo Cragun will create new singles using open IP music beats alongside chart-topping web3 metastar, Angelbaby.

Open IP beats provided by Blocktones empower creators by giving them the opportunity to own music in a new way and leverage it however they want.


MIAMI, FL—(December 12, 2022) – Hume, a web3 entertainment company creating virtual artists, announced today that it hosted a songwriting camp in partnership with the generative audio project Blocktones at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Held during Art Basel Miami Beach, the songwriting camp brought together leading web3 artists Reo Cragun and the world’s first metastar, Angelbaby. Lead by platinum executive producer and Hume co-founder Stolar (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato) and two-time Grammy award-winning Blocktones co-founder Gino Borri (aka Gino The Ghost), this writing camp is the first step in highlighting how songwriters and producers can utilize the IP of their Blocktones radio-ready beats.

Through OP3N IP, web3 music startup Blocktones is one of the first large-scale Music NFT projects to give full IP ownership rights to NFT owners. Not to be confused with open-sourced IP (or CC0) where IP is free for anybody to use, OP3N IP is only controlled by whoever owns the token.

Washington-born artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Reo Cragun represents the modern alternative pop age. Making his entrance in 2017 with fan-favorite mixtape Growing Pains, Cragun was the opener for Billie Eilish’s 2018 “Where’s My Mind” Tour, swiftly followed by multiple singles with chart-topping Australian DJ Flume, including “Friends,” which saw over 45 million Spotify streams. His latest album Diary of a Loner is his first independent full-length album.

For the camp, Reo Cragun and web3 metastar angelbaby both utilized OP3N IP Blocktones beats that they own—allowing them to evenly split the master recording and publishing shares. This is empowering for artists, songwriters, and producers, and ultimately allows them to have a larger share of revenue while speeding up the entire music production process. To start, the 2-day camp resulted in the creation of two songs with plans to drop the singles on a web3 platform at the top of 2023.

“Reo Cragun is one of the most talented artists I know,” said Gino. “It’s been awesome to watch his numbers rise as he continues to be a trailblazer in Music NFTs. Working alongside him and Hume’s acclaimed team of writers and producers was a blast. We created some great records, and we look forward to sharing it with the world as a proof of concept for emerging musicians and community members to utilize OP3N IP beats.”

Chart-topping web3 artist and metastar angelbaby is the first of Hume’s roster of metastars. One of the highest-grossing and streamed artists in web3, angelbaby paved the way for live virtual artist performances with opening sets for Chromeo and Dillon Francis on top of angelbaby’s first-ever virtual artist performances at Art Basel and SXSW. angelbaby’s new single, “All Gold Spaceship,” is the first song voted on by the Hume Collective for release, marking one of the first times fans chose a single for a virtual artist; all 300 All Gold Spaceship Music NFTs sold out.

The news comes on the heels of Hume’s $11.7M Series A funding round led by TCG Crypto with participation from Collab+Currency, Winklevoss Capital, Gemini Frontier Fund, Gmoney, Flamingo DAO, Noise DAO, LAO DAO, Distributed Global, Rahilla Zafar, Evan Bogart, and Cooper Turley.

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About Hume

Hume is a Web3 entertainment company for the Metaverse. Hume’s community-building approach blends music, digital identity, and storytelling to develop virtual artists, or” metastars”, who are as inspired by us as we are by them. The company is co-founded by David Beiner and Jay Stolar and is based in Los Angeles with a global team of employees across Brazil, California, France and Argentina. To learn more, visit

About Blocktones

Blocktones is a multi-media NFT project that fuses generative audio and 3D animation from the industry’s biggest producers and renowned digital artists. It’s a mixed-media collection of full-length, unique tracks minted on the Ethereum blockchain. The company is founded by Grammy-winning producer Gino The Ghost and live music mogul Michael Mauro. Learn more at

About angelbaby

angelbaby is the world’s first metastar as one of the highest-grossing and streamed artists in web3. With multiple #1 hits on Audius and two #1 trending Music NFTs on OpenSea, angelbaby has performed at Art Basel, Fluf Haus LA, and SXSW. As one of the lone survivors of the Hume Collective rebelling against the Xani Republic, angelbaby arrived on Earth from the year 3045 to save the metaverse’s future and unlock its unlimited potential for all artists.

About Reo Cragun

Reo Cragun represents the best of the brave, new, boundary-less world of the modern alternative pop music age. The multi-talented rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter has an undeniable ability to make hits across various genres and can change lanes skillfully without a need to pump the brakes.

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