|By Business Wire||
|June 11, 2014 12:21 PM EDT||
BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor, today announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records artist, Mastodon, making them the first major label band to accept bitcoin through BitPay. Mastodon’s new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is scheduled for release on June 24th, and will be available for purchase with bitcoin at mastodonrocks.com/bitcoin.
Mastodon is one of the most successful hard rock bands of the past decade, both critically and commercially. The band is well known for its innovative sound and style, making them a perfect fit for the bitcoin community.
“We’re excited to work with fellow Atlanta-natives BitPay for our new album,” said Mastodon in a statement. “We want to give our fans as many options to buy our new album as possible, and are happy that bitcoin can be one of those choices.”
“BitPay is honored to partner with Warner Bros. Records artist Mastodon. Having a major label artist embrace bitcoin is a definite sign of bitcoin’s growth and expansion into the world of music,” said Tony Gallippi, BitPay’s Co-founder and Executive Chairman.
In addition to the album release and the summer tour, the band will be releasing a new music video for the song “High Road” directed by Roboshobo on Wednesday, June 11th on mastodonrocks.com.
Catch Mastodon on tour this summer:
MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
MALAKOFF ROCK FESTIVAL
BUKTA OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
RIOT FEST CHICAGO - PERFORMANCE DATE TBD
BitPay is a Payment Service Provider (PSP) specializing in eCommerce, B2B, and enterprise solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.
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