Everyone from Billie Eilish to John Lennon.
Songwriters now need to worry about their songs being stolen and sold as NFTs.
A new website has emerged labelled HitPiece, which apparently 'lets fans collect NFTs of their favourite songs'.
Its description reads: "Each HitPiece NFT is a One of One NFT for each unique song recording. Members build their Hitlist of their favorite songs, get on leaderboards, and receive in real life value such as access and experiences with Artists."
The catch... it's being run without permission from artists, and major acts such as Billie Eilish and John Lennon have appeared in auctions, as well as many local Aussie acts.
Currently trending on Twitter amongst artists, many are speculating that HitPiece is generated off the Spotify API.
Other users pointed out the website is a scam. There is no minted, blockchain wallet connection possible, and all the bids on the website also appear to be fake.
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Literally, every imaginable artist is currently on the website, with many fairly complaining about the scam that features their music.
All active auctions have been removed, but the website remains live at time of publication.
Sorry to give them promotion but don't buy anything from Hitpiece. It's all unlicensed work from artists/labels scraped from another platform.— Ghostly International (@ghostly) February 2, 2022
yes, my music was stolen too. to say that i am fucking disgusted would be a gross understatement. i am not and will never be associated with hitpiece so please know that no work of mine on there was uploaded with my permission https://t.co/zNzkPJ2gLs— will stetson | WRITING ON THE WALL 🎨 (@willstetson) February 1, 2022
apparently a lot of my music's been stolen and put up as NF*s on this platform called hitpiece. fuck this! pic.twitter.com/t03Mjs81U8— Louie Zong (@everydaylouie) February 1, 2022