This Week in Music NFTs - May 16
The viral moment for Music NFTs is right around the corner.
It’s time for Music NFTs to have a viral moment.
With the space’s biggest drops right around the corner, it’s time to see if Music NFTs have what it takes to capture the attention of both NFT collectors and mainstream fans alike.
My take is we need NFT collectors before we get everyday fans.
Luckily, we’ve got both tracks running simultaneously.
Here’s what to watch for.
Featured Drop - RŌHKI
Episode 1 - Desperado - from RŌHKI Season 1 opens to the public this afternoon.
RŌHKI is the anonymous artist project from IO and HACHI - two immortal characters sharing their experience through the lens of web3 and Music NFTs.
Released as a stealth launch, RŌHKI quietly rolled out rohki.xyz - a fully-custom site paired with the Genesis Keys debuted on Mirror in March.
Now, 500 Music NFTs are set to premiere the launch of the first single “Desperado” at 0.1 ETH per pop.
Unlike other Music NFTs, Desperado will reveal with 3 different rarities:
Immersive (50) - Full-feature 4K music video.
Dynamic (150) - Audio-visual highlights.
Static (300) - Audio + cover art.
The music blends nostalgia with an outer-worldy soundscape set for the big screen.
Today’s mint grants collectors a secret vial - teasing the song and leading up to a full-feature premier of an animated short film next Monday.
Desperado is the first of six episodes set to go live in Season 1.
If there’s ever been an opportunity to push the Music NFT envelope, this is it.
Disclaimer: I’m playing an active role on the RŌHKI core team. I am biased. Please do your own research.
Crypto Boy Goes Viral on Crypto Twitter
Rising songwriter Salem Ilese goes viral with a song about crypto - inspiring tons of remixes and a request for it to be minted as a Music NFT.
spencernoon.eth 🕛 @spencernooni don't care about ur crypto, boy not at all not even 1 bit, coin https://t.co/qG2w1IYUr3
The Chainsmokers Announce Free Music NFTs with Royal
Electronic superstars The Chainsmokers plan to give fans ownership in their new album “So Far So Good” through free NFTs.
Venice Music Collective Launches
The new web3 music community - Venice - debuts and opens applications to new members.
MintSongs Partners with 0xSplits
MintSongs debuts a partnership with 0xSplits for on-chain splits.
HollyPlus Auctions Season One AI Songs on Zora
Holly Herndon debuts Season One for the HollyPlus DAO.
John Wang - Now that DeFi has failed
Nait Jones - Royal’s Language
DCLBlogger - Early Music NFT Community
Seedphase - Music NFTs Will Save Us
Alex Paul - Music NFT Gatekeeping
David Siwon Choi - Music NFTs
LNRZ DAO - Freshman Class
Nobide - First Music NFT
Afterparty - The Future of Live Music
Fhoto & Friends - Web3 Music
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