LimeWire made its debut in the metaverse this past week, hosting a stage at the virtual Metaverse Music Festival in Decentraland. The LimeWire stage hosted high-profile headliners such as Soulja Boy, A$AP TyY, Elijah Blake, Quincy, and Escape Plan.
Over the course of four days, 17 artists
In addition to live performances, LimeWire featured digital merch, including exclusive sneakers and glasses. LimeWire’s collection was ranked in the top five creators on Decentraland last week.
VIP perks at the Main Stage included a dedicated area for the holders of the LimeWire Originals NFT collection and special guests, as well as the artist merchandise available on site.
LimeWire announced earlier this year that it would relaunch as a music-focused NFT marketplace. Originally launched in 2000 as a file-sharing site, LimeWire became the go-to for downloading music.
Several record companies and the Recording Industry Association of America filed copyright infringement lawsuits against the file-sharing site. A federal judge issued an injunction against the company in 2010, and the owners of the company eventually settled out of court.
LimeWire teamed up with Soulja Boy to announce its relaunch, releasing a commercial backed by Draco’s 2007 classic “Crank Dat (Soulja Boy).” The choice is fitting, being that downloading the song was inescapable during the company’s heyday.