HitPiece, the website selling NFTs of musicians' songs without permission, has been taken offline following artist backlash

Wolfgang Van Halen
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HitPiece, a website selling NFTs of songs without permission from artists and copyright owners, has been taken offline.

The site has received widespread condemnation from the music community over the past week for the unauthorized NFT listings, including from Wolfgang Van Halen, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jack Antonoff and Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Jackie Venson.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.