Music uploaded to Nina is stored on a decentralized storage network called Arweave. This requires a small one-time fee.
- The cost to store metadata is 0.032 SOL which is roughly $1.20 and the cost to store the artwork, audio, and artwork files. This costs roughly $0.003/MB (so a 10MB mp3 costs a one-time fee of $0.03 to store).
New users on Nina get a .15 SOL credit to their upload account. SOL is used to pay the one-time fee required to store your uploads on the blockchain. You can use any sales of your releases to fund future uploads.
Nina does not take a cut from the one-time storage fee. Unlike similar services, you do not need to pay a monthly subscription fee to keep your music online.