This Week in Music NFTs - June 27
Pharrell, San Holo and the Chainsmokers all exploring web3. Probably nothing.
Music NFT culture is alive and well.
NFT NYC was full of music-focused events, with my personal highlights being the Music NFT Movement, wavWRLD, Music3, Venice, Culture Re-Mixer, CC0 Mixtape and Zoratopia.
If you made it out to the Music NFT Movement - please DM me to claim a limited POAP from the event!
It’s clear that a new wave of artists are forming - specifically those with a consistent presence in web3.
Mint prices across the board are coming down to earth, with most editions going for less than 0.1 ETH - or less than $100 at today’s prices.
The trend goes to show that growing your collector base is more important than optimizing for profit, and free mints are starting to become a more common way to do so.
The “drop culture” around Music NFTs is starting to fade in favor of a more free, less intense culture around minting.
As someone speaking to artists everyday, I’m excited to see people worrying less about a sell out, more about making sure there’s an access point for anyone who’s keen to join the ride.
With that in mind - expect July to be a big month for Music NFTs.
While the space has been relatively quiet over the course of June, there are a number of big projects set to debut in the coming weeks.
Until then, here are some to keep an eye on.
Pharrell Joins Doodles as Chief Brand Officer
Grammy-award winning artist Pharrell joins Doodles in an executive role.
NFT Now Releases NFT 100
Dozens of Music NFT community members make the NFT Now 100.
San Holo Teases Generative Collection on SoundMint
A week after selling out Red Rocks, San Holo plays an intimate set featuring his upcoming generative music collection on SoundMint.
The Chainsmokers Talk Web3 Investing on Bankless
The iconic duo behind the Chainsmokers and Mantis VC share their web3 thesis on Bankless.
Angelbaby Tops Audius Charts Again
For the second time, Angelbaby tops the charts with their new single “View From the Moon”.
Zora Releases NFT Development Kit
The ZDK gives developers more tools to create NFT products.
Coopahtroopa Chats Music NFTs on NFT Now
I joined NFT Now to give an overview on the evolving Music NFT landscape.
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