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How the Budweiser Royalty NFT Project Uplifts Emerging Musicians

If you love music and you enjoy collecting NFTs, then you don’t want to miss the Budweiser Royalty NFT project. Be a part of music history and support 22 emerging artists as they take on the entertainment world with you as their early supporters. 

What is the Budweiser Royalty NFT project?
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The Budweiser Royalty NFT project celebrates 22 promising up-and-coming musicians who will be the music industry’s future leaders. This collection contains 11,000 tokens total, with 500 NFTs per artist distributed across three tiers in the form of collectible cards: 

  1. Core (400 tokens each artist) 
  2. Rare (99 tokens per artist)
  3. Ultra Rare (1 token per artist)

These NFTs represent your loyalty to your favorite artist and prove that you were their number one supporter before anyone else. The collection is set to launch Friday, January 21, 2022.

NOTE: In order to participate in the Budweiser Royalty NFT project, you must be 21+ (or legal drinking age).

What utility do these NFTs offer?

When it comes to Budweiser Royalty NFT’s utilities, the three tiers offer something different depending on which tier you decide to collect.

Core Rookie Cards (Red): Owning a Core Rookie Card means that you hold a collectible NFT that represents the artist of your choice.

Rare Rookie Cards (Silver): If you collect a Rare Rookie Card, not only do you hold a rare collectible NFT, but you also get access to a virtual listening party on Discord with the specific artist that you decide to collect.

Ultra Rare Rookie Cards (Gold): The Ultra Rare Rookie card will get you access to the virtual listening party plus a one-on-one video call with the artist themselves.

All NFTs from the Budweiser Royalty collection will be revealed within 48 hours after public mint and each artist will receive 5 NFTs free for their own wallets to keep or give away to fans.

Each NFT may also include opportunities to earn future experiences and rewards.

How much will each NFT cost?
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Each mint contains a different NFT collectible representing one of the 22 artists. Budweiser Royalty NFT will cost $499 per NFT, which includes $75 in gas (or the equivalent in local currency).

Each NFT may only be purchased using a credit card, ETH, or BTC through Coinbase Commerce.

Gold Budverse Heritage Can owners will receive one free airdropped Budweiser Royalty NFT for each can they own, as well as first access to the mint.

Holders of Core and Gold Budverse Heritage Cans will be able to redeem one free NFT per can kept and will have first access to the mint. Budweiser is retaining 2% of the proceeds for their own promotions/giveaways and artist pockets.

Who are the artists?
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Budweiser will host an epic listening party solely for Rare and Ultra Rare Budweiser Royalty holders on Friday, January 28, 2022. There’s a total of 22 up-and-coming musicians that will be included in the lineup, such as:

  1. Satomaa
  2. Leo Conoza
  3. Sprtyk
  4. Millie Go Lightly
  5. Lil Polo Tee
  6. Farina
  7. T:me
  8. Kablito
  9. Lulú
  10. Lil Benjas
  11. DTheFlyest
  12. Fase Yoda
  13. Lil Keed
  14. Samantha Sánchez
  15. ilham
  16. Lian Faz
  17. Beanz
  18. Paopao
  19. Fresco Trey
  20. Nardean
  21. Blue DeTiger
  22. Immasoul

As you can see, the lineup is quite extensive and features some of the best emerging artists in the entertainment industry today.

Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerNFT

I have a crazy affinity for emerging music artists, and I strongly believe this collaboration will bring immense value to both Budweiser and the artists and will unlock unique experiences for their fans.

If you want to learn more about the Budweiser Royalty NFT project, make sure to drop into their Discord and follow them on Twitter to receive updates every step of the way.

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The Music NFT Blueprints: Dyl and Crypto Rich

Moving forward in the series, I’m happy to have spent some time with the Crypto Rap pioneer Dylan Rhodes, known as “Dyl.” Based in Philadelphia, “Famous Dyl” is no newcomer to the rap game—the catalogue of work he has released over the last seven years is an impressive output demonstrating his ability to put the pedal to the metal with his music.

Dyl’s breakout moment happened in early 2014, when he dropped the banger “Jordan Belfort” with collaborator Wes Walker. Titled after the wall street hustler played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 blockbuster film The Wolf of Wall Street, the track was released on SoundCloud, later catching traction in the college scene. The hype was real as the song became the top college song on the Billboard charts in 2016.  Unfortunately, Dyl found himself signed to an extremely predatory record deal that almost took the wind out of his music career completely. 

Dylan Rhodes

No stranger to the hustle, Dyl went fully independent and began making his own music: recording, mixing, and mastering at his home studio. During the Jordan Belfort Tour, Dyl was also a full time college student studying Finance & Management at Tulane University in New Orleans. In 2016, after over a year of touring, Dyl made the decision to finish his college degree. Dyl was always an entrepreneur; his crypto roots began when he was in high school. He learned about Bitcoin by ordering through the underground market that was once Silk Road.

Years later, in 2016, Dyl was looking for his next move, and he decided to revisit the crypto space. The young rapper became interested in Ethereum, and used what money he had to make an excellent investment. Dyl purchased a large allotment of ETH and BTC in 2016. Following this path, Dyl soon started his own company, Advantage Blockchain. After his success in the crypto space, Dyl wanted to help others use blockchain technology to their benefit. Dyl established his business as one of the first Philadelphia based consultants in the blockchain space. Advantage Blockchain has worked with numerous individuals, businesses, and even publicly traded companies. 

Constantly grinding, his education within finance, blockchain, and real estate melded together to form a partnership with Vertalo, a Texas based digital asset company. Since 2019, Dyl and his team have worked with Vertalo to onboard hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate assets to the blockchain. Furthermore, Advantage Blockchain has become a successful hedge fund and is currently advising clients on their investments within the crypto space. Advantage Blockchain continues to educate and consult businesses on the benefits of blockchain technology, strategic management of investment portfolios, and digitizing real estate investments via blockchain.

With an indomitable and tireless work ethic, Dyl also continued his musical career simultaneously, and became a Platinum recording artist during this time. In 2019 Dyl released “Crypto Rich,” a first-of-its-kind album focused on his journey through the cryptocurrency space, revealing his secrets to financial success through the music.

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Crypto Rich was the first crypto rap album ever released; it is the original album that tells a story about crypto through music. Gaining much notoriety in the space, he continued to innovate and rap about his life and experiences with blockchain technology. In 2020, Dyl released a Deluxe edition of Crypto Rich, adding 10 new songs to make 19 total tracks. By early 2021, Dyl had finalized his NFT plans and released the “Crypto Rich Deluxe” version of the album as an NFT on Rarible & OpenSea.  By utilizing the one time gas fee on OpenSea, Dyl was able to create an ongoing collection of his music as NFTs.

Dylan Rhodes

Heightening this success, Dyl and Wes found themselves sitting face to face with Jordan Belfort on his podcast Negotiate Like a Boss, discussing the music business, how they should have negotiated their previous record deal, and what they have learned from success. At this point in the game, Dyl’s NFT drop has been one of the most successful music NFT albums, garnering over $120,000 in sales in 2021. Dyl adds amazing features for his NFT collectors, such as offering an event where he opened for Wu-Tang Clan and Waka Flocka in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Dyl’s NFTs are an all-in-one VIP pass and lifetime show ticket. He includes tons of utility that connects his collectors to real world experiences, merchandise shipments, NFT airdrops, physical collectibles, and more related to his music career. To top it off, Jordan Belfort earned a Multi-Platinum certification and Dyl became a two-time Platinum recording artist in December of 2021. Crypto Rich is currently one of the top crypto music titles in the world, with over 2,000,000 total Spotify streams.

Undoubtedly, there are multiple blueprints to success in the music NFT space, but the hard work, grit, and determination of Dyl is an awe-inspiring story. I’m a huge fan of Dylan’s desire to help others rise.  He isn’t out here flexing the fruits of his labor—instead he is doing his best to educate as many as he can with the priceless knowledge he has gathered over his decade in the music industry and crypto world. You can read his pinned twitter thread on music NFTs, where he tells his story and explains how other artists can create their own music NFTs.

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I have sat many times with him on Twitter as he hosts educational spaces, answering questions and helping other artists brainstorm future projects. I have also sat in on a few spaces that he has co-hosted with industry leading publicist Corey Herscu.  If you’re a musical artist and are wanting to enter the NFT space, I highly suggest following both of these names. They are dedicated to helping others pave the way forward through education and inspiration, so be brave and reach out to them with any and all questions that you have.  

We are still so early to this new world, and Dyl is one of the pioneers that has courageously charted his own path. With multiple NFTs available to mint on OpenSea right now, Dyl has an awesome community of supporters and entrepreneurs that are becoming financially free from the knowledge he drops. Get to know Famous Dyl—you won’t regret it.

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Ging Launches (The Ghost of) Frank Dukes NFT Project

ONE37pm is excited to announce today’s 25 Days of POAP collaboration with one of the best music producers and composers in the industry. Please give a warm welcome to Ging, formerly known professionally as Frank Dukes.

Advancement in technology generally accelerates innovation across numerous industries, and there is no exception when it comes to music and the creators behind the beats. Frank Dukes stands as the perfect example of someone who is trying something completely new in the web3 space.

Who is Frank Dukes?

Adam King Feeney, formerly known as Frank Dukes, is a Canadian musician and former record producer. Adam has established himself in the music industry as a superb producer and composer, having worked with major artists including G-Unit and members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Many of his music samples have been used in the songs of artists such as Drake, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, The Weekend, Travis Scott, and Taylor Swift just to name a few.

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To put his passion for creating music into perspective, Adam has helped produce more than thirty platinum-hit singles. He has also won three Grammy Awards from 30 nominations and is considered to be one of Canada’s best producers, and perhaps one of the best producers in the world.

In total, Adam has spent over 20 years of his life making beats and collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned artists, guided by whatever excites him most. However, about three years ago he reached new heights and started to let go of his former artist name Frank Dukes.

For the last three years, Adam has not only been observing his own journey but has also been experimenting with generative music on and off. Ultimately, he has embraced his newfound perspective on his passion for creating music. Nowadays, Adam is referred to professionally as Ging.

About three months ago Ging’s curiosity got the best of him, and that’s when he began exploring the NFT space. Ging instantly grew respect for the unlimited possibilities that web3 offers him as a musician and the fact that it’s not defined by anything currently in existence.

From then on, Ging realized his desire for more experimentation in the NFT space. That’s when he came up with an innovative idea for his own NFT project — (The Ghost of) Frank Dukes.

What is (The Ghost of) Frank Dukes?

Ging’s NFT project, (The Ghost of) Frank Dukes, is a generative audio/visual art project based on a generative algorithm developed by Ging over the last three years and was initially sparked by his curiosity, and love for making music.

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The visual portion of the project is generated using the same algorithm that is used to create the music. Ging also illustrated and painted his own artwork to compliment his passion for producing music.

(The Ghost of) Frank Dukes will launch with 9,999 NFTs total. The drop aims to be the foundation for the community which will be compromised of creators, music executives, and lovers of art and music.

The white list pre-sale goes live on December 22 and the public mint will be available December 23rd! Mint Price is 0.11 ETH, with the reveal taking place on December 25.

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Soon after the release of his collection Ging plans to launch The Ghost Library, which is a boutique sampling platform for artists, producers, songwriters, and anyone who’s passionate about the music industry and interested in accessing (The Ghost of) Frank Dukes material for licensing, as well as sampling.

Ghost holders will gain special access and privileges that will allow them to invite a number of guests to access The Gost Library. Ging is recognized for creating the new sample economy with his Kingsway Music Library that has been sampled by artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Taylor Swift, plus many more.

The Ghost Library will be the evolution of Ging’s concept within the web3 space and will be focused on innovative ways in which his music catalog can enhance the Ghost community.

In addition to this extremely innovative evolution of music, the music itself will have its own index that is connected to real-world exploitation of the audio found within each NFT. The index will be updated in real-time as the use case continues to evolve. To start, each audio portion of the NFT will have an index of 0.

In addition to 20 years of source material from Adam’s prior creations, his team is currently exploring AI and machine learning to generate more pieces based on the existing catalogs and characteristics.

Ging’s goal is to continue to explore generative music and art in a meaningful way, as well as new concepts and frameworks within the scope of music and the entire industry in the macro. Make sure to stop by the Discord for updates, giveaways, sneak peeks, and more.

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Cryptorastas Are Cultivating NFTs Within The Reggae Community

One of the first reggae NFT collections went live this past week at Miami Art Week, debuting with a curated Reggae Event taking place at Purple Palms Art Creative on Friday, December 3rd. The night featured Jamaican reggae star and 2022 Grammy nominee Jesse Royal, Brazil’s Digitaldubs and a collaboration with Miami’s very own Dubwise Sound Station. Additionally, there was a very special NFT panel that discussed how NFTs empower artists and generate value for the music industry.

Cryptorastas

The Cryptorasta’s NFT dropped on November 10th, with ten new NFTs via auction in collaboration with top Reggae artists and celebrities, which quickly sold out, with a total of 17.0049ETH in sales. The brand new collection includes reggae legends the late Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Cedric ‘Congo’ Myton, Kabaka Pyramid, Augustus Pablo and many more.

ONE37pm spoke with Cryptorastas founder Marcus MPC aka Digitaldubs, and Reggae artists Jesse Royal and Bay-C to discuss bridging the digital gap between the reggae community and NFT economy, representing Reggae culture and community within the NFT metaverse, and the importance of supporting artist collaborations and giving artists a profit.

Cryptorastas

ONE37pm: Cryptorastas is the very first reggae NFT collection, what does it mean to be a part of this?

Bay-C: Chronologically there were reggae NFTs before Cryptorastas actually, I released the first reggae NFT in April and Morgan Heritage followed a few weeks later in April. However, I would say Cryptorastas is the very first reggae NFT community, and it is a powerful one. It brings existing individual NFT players like myself with newcomers and fans all in one community with the collective vision of empowering the rasta community through blockchain. 

Jesse Royal: Sons and Daughters of the King are always forward thinking so I was not surprised. It was more exciting than anything else. It’s important for us to become a part of financial conversations as well. Limitations are not for Rastafari.

ONE37pm: How has it been learning about the NFT space as an artist?

Bay-C: It has been very exciting and mind-blowing. As far as the creative mind can conceive, it can be achieved with NFTs. It is the present and the future for creatives.

Jesse Royal: Learning about the possibilities and potential of the space has been an interesting journey that I’m still on.

Cryptorastas

ONE37pm: How involved were you guys in terms of representing your individual art in this NFT collection?

Bay-C: I trusted the Cryptorastas team to produce it. After I saw the first draft, I didn’t need to change anything. It was on point. Their team is awesome!

Jesse Royal: We are still working on the actual piece but the reception from the community and the broader global space has been great. Love to see it and I’m here for it!

ONE37pm: Last but not least, what’s on the horizon for 2022?

Bay-C: For 2022, I will be launching some more Bay-C NFTs to tie in with the release of my sophomore album King Bass. This will be in February. For the summer I will be on tour in Europe and throughout the year I will be collaborating on other cool NFT ideas around dancehall, gaming, and sound system culture.

Jesse Royal: For 2022 and beyond lookout for more masterpieces, more philanthropic work as well as a deeper livication to the restoration of our identity, not our ego. Blessed Love.

Here’s what Cryptorastas founder Marcus Menezes had to say about the platform.

“Since I realized Cryptorastas could be something big, I thought the project should be a collective work, to really involve and bring back to the Jamaican culture. The first idea was to make avatars to represent the artist officially, in a way they directly benefit financially. Cryptorastas became a perfect open door for the reggae movement, bringing artists and fans closer together in the community. The future possibilities are endless!”

Be sure to keep up with all things Cryptorastas via their official website.

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Meet the Avenged Sevenfold NFT Community: The Deathbats Club

Community is one of the greatest pillars of the NFT industry, bringing together individuals who maintain a shared love for a group’s project. Community members are able to recognize the shared ideology between them even online thanks to setting an NFT as their profile picture.

While fostering community has been a byproduct of many bluechip projects, numerous artists and musicians from other disciplines are figuring out how to provide utility to their already existing fan bases.

Enter Avenged Sevenfold and their community driven NFT project: The Deathbats Club. The world famous metal band is creating a new way for fans to connect with the band. I sat down with the lead singer to dive into the endeavor. 

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M. Shadows has been in the NFT space for years, including minting a BAYC at the very beginning. He is currently looking into wall-mounted digital wallets that can display his collection of Bored Apes, Punks and Fidenzas at home. 

The lightbulb moment for him was watching a community build around the Bored Ape Yacht Club. I can personally attest that in Miami the BAYC was everywhere; they had their individual Apes on their clothing or on special wallets with displays. This rampant BAYC community led Shadows to start planning something for their fans.

He sees this next wave of web3.0 tech being heavily adopted by the next generation. We talked at length about how his generation made gaming cool and enabled the first Twitch streamers. Older fans may not get it now, but their kids will. He tells me a funny story about being at a Lakers game and the kids there wanted to see his Punks when they found out he had some.

One of the biggest carrots he feels for fans to want to learn about this next big tech wave was via adding utility to items. Token holders receive perks like merch discounts, lifetime tickets, exclusive events and more. It gives them the ability to thank fans with special airdrops for attending shows, something that would be incredibly difficult without incorporating the blockchain.

How does this work?

There will be 10,000 Deathbats, each with a unique combination of traits and rarities determined at mint. In addition to the Genesis Deathbats, which are the most common tokens that offer owners access to the Deathbats Club, there are four rare Deathbats with big perks:

  • Guests: Free tickets and meet-and-greets for life
  • Ghosts: Free tickets for life
  • Undead: Meet and greets for life
  • Shook: Exclusive “care-packages” sent to token holders

So what can Deathbats owners expect from the club? All token holders will have access to the core Deathbats community, Shadows continues, which is where the band will connect directly with fans — and have some fun:

“We’ll have monthly giveaways, movie nights, poker nights. There will be plenty of surprises. We want to be sure that fans never want to get rid of their tokens. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure that these tokens hold their value and that fans get as much enjoyment and entertainment out of them as humanly possible.”

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To get started, connect your Metamask at AvengedSevenfold.io and join the A7X Discord for the most up-to-date details on the drop scheduled for December 13th.  Whitelist will “mint” on December 11th and will have 48 hours to redeem their bat.

There are exciting things on the horizon, we finished our convo talking about the Play to earn craze and how they are looking at making more A7X song themed games for the fans. They currently have land on Sandbox metaverse with NPCs from their music videos. The possibilities are literally endless.

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The Music NFT Blueprints: SpottieWifi and Bun B

Thinking back to the early days of the NFT revolution, I can reference March of this year when I found myself on a three-way call with Estevan Oriol (L.A. Originals, Joker Records, Cypress Hill, Soul Assassins), and The Trill OG himself, Bun B of U.G.K.  During the call, I did my best to explain how the NFT world had changed my life and how it would change society.   

Fast forward eight months, and I am happy to see that Bun B has a collab track, “All Time High” out as an NFT with the world famous CryptoPunk (#5528) ‘SpottieWifi’. I was immediately interested in speaking with Spottie about the project, and to get an understanding of his views on success thus far in the Music NFT space.

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SpottieWifi, also known as Miguel Mora, has been a musician all of his life. Similar to the late Pimp C, he grew up playing piano and singing in church, developing his core musician skills during weekly practices and services. As a football player in high school, Miguel found himself always freestyling in his spare time, and honed his craft by diligently carrying a notebook full of rhymes that would form the core elements of his early art. Following this, Spottie toured as the front man in several successful bands, but eventually found himself walking away from his musical performance career. Prior to NFTs, the music industry was a massive entity, requiring many moving parts and coordinated efforts in order to achieve a large following and financial stability. His passion for the art was one of deep commitment, but the realities of earning a sustainable income as a musician made it difficult for his art to bear the fruits from his labor.  

In January of this year, Miguel started studying NBA Top Shot drops, and from there he decided to put all his eggs into one basket and purchase CryptoPunk (#5528). At the time, less than 200 of the 10,000 CryptoPunks had dots on their faces, undervalued because not many liked the dots. But Miguel had a vision, and what has occurred over the past six months has changed his life forever.

Following the purchase, he immediately networked with the Punks community and made it known that he was a musician by producing the CryptoPunks theme song. The Punks community was enthusiastic, and Spottie claimed the mantle as the first CryptoPunk rapper. He released a few singles over the spring and summer while developing a plan for the Spottie genesis token that dropped this past August. 2000 of them were made available for .03 ETH (valued at $96 USD at the time). They sold out within one minute, profiting $192k+. His next mission was to produce further collabs and features with other artists. Through his already established extensive network, Spottie connected with Bun B to create a new music NFT project with expanded offerings. 

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The track “All Time High” is the first track off of the SpottieWifi album that is dropping over the course of 2022. Three main versions of this track are included: 8-bit edition, a rap edition, and an orchestral edition. There will be five album tracks total with 2000 mintings available for each track. His producer then took the stems from all three tracks to create a total of 27 different versions of “All Time High.”  The track artwork features a custom SpottieWifi X Bun B digital design with 27 different versions as well. 

SpottieWifi and Bun B are now fresh off of their massive plays down in Miami during Art Basel. Headlining back-to-back parties, they were featured at Miami Gutter Gang hosted by Nicky Diamonds’ Diamond Supply Co. and Gutter Cat Gang, as well as the massive Probably Nothing Party, presented by Coinbase and ONE37pm (hosted by Gary Vee) which featured music from Marshmello, The Whooligan, and many others. 

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On the night of those shows I went ahead and dropped the .05 ETH to secure my own NFT of this groundbreaking collaboration.  The video will be dropping soon, featuring cameos from both the CryptoPunks and BAYC communities, along with some other surprises that are sure to see SpottieWifi’s vision reach yet another ‘all time high.’ And we’re here along for the ride. There are so many of these incredible stories taking place all over the world right now. NFT technology is quickly evolving the world through the storytelling of time-stamped activities recorded onto the blockchain as a digital receipt of transactional experiences, and we’re on a mission to help everyone dial in their own version of the NFT blueprint.

Finally, today Spottie has teamed up with ONE37pm to launch a POAP for the 25 Days of POAP Program. We’ll be hosting a Twitter Space at 3pm EST, so hop in to learn more about Spottie and Bun B’s journey and the POAP of the day.

If you have had an amazing experience occur within the Music NFT space (or even a huge failure), reach out to us and let’s continue to nurture each other while elevating through this digital renaissance era!

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The Music NFT Blueprints: Domino and Presessence Vol. 1

Greetings future thinkers. After a 4 month hiatus, I’m diving back into the Music NFT scene.  

I am amazed to see the thriving energy within so many NFT communities. It is also eye-opening seeing how things have completely fallen off with others. I am impressed by several independent artists that have made astounding moves during the last few months; they are thriving financially, extending their reach, and growing their fanbase.

Creators that once gave up their dreams of artistic success are now living with six-figure incomes, sharing their newfound stability directly with the communities of supporters they have built.

Introducing Domino

My next profile is Domino from the West Coast. Like most successful artists, his seemingly overnight success actually took upwards of a decade. During this time, his experiences led him to discover the pure potential of music combined with the disruptive force of NFT technology.  

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His creativity started back in his younger years when he focused on becoming one of the world’s best closeup card magicians. Domino loved the energy of psychological analysis of the mind in tandem with the mastering of slight hand techniques, skills necessary to becoming an authentic and masterful illusionist.

Spoken word poetry became his next love. His understanding of the human condition utilized with his metaphoric wordplay propelled him organically into becoming a true conscious lyricist.  

Earlier this year he ventured into the NFT world, minting his own art, poetry, and lyric sheets.  

Thrilled with the traction that was happening, he found the confidence to put his original music on the blockchain. Minting on platforms that we all know and love (OpenSea, Foundation, Rarible), Domino connected with like-minded visual artists in the space and created a concept for his first series of blockchain dedicated music.

Costello Captures

His latest album “Presessence Vol. 1” is a well-crafted package that is jam-packed with an authentic set of art, music, videos, and utility for holders that will continue to provide benefits for the duration of ownership.  

I listened in on one of the Twitter spaces where Domino explained the concept of his album. He communicated that winning a Grammy is on his bucket list;  “Presessence Vol. 1” represents the ride he will be taking in the limo while on the way to accepting his first award. 

Talk about manifestation through foreshadowing!

This album is a well-crafted sonic pleasure if you are a fan of great music production, exquisite vocals, and thoughtful lyricism. Domino delivers the raps of an OG while keeping it sexy with the melodic warm tones of his singing voice.  

The project is a well packaged concept that will be gifting its original holders with loads of airdrops, accessibility, bonus content and reserve tokens—as well as VIP access to live concert events. Each NFT includes a song from the album and a unique artwork done by different prominent artists in the NFT community. This labor of love is presented for just one gas fee, with 7777 available.

Each NFT includes seven short films composed of seven custom art designs created by animators from DC and Marvel comics in addition to the album. This labor of love is presented for just one gas fee.

There was a 24-hour drop that took place via the minting page Mint.DominosMusic.com. The original holder community voted for the minting to continue through December 11th for .0777 ETH.  After that, all unsold tokens would be burned, with secondary sales of the original mints accessed on OpenSea.

In case you’re wondering, the epic news is that this artist had his hard work pay off, and garnered $80,000 in sales on the first day! At that point, Domino made a second wallet that receives a portion of each sale. The money earned will be used as scholarship funds to help independent artists with their initial gas fees for minting on OpenSea.

The team behind the project consists of Domino (Executive Producer of all music and Videos), Bitcoinsky (Custom Mint Page Developer), and Deangelo Harding shot all the short films leading up to the album drop. 

Visual artists in order of appearance include: Chemical Messiah, Subtle Bubble, Max Schulz, Liquid Density, Jon Anderson, No Paradigms, Eleven. Producers in order of apearance: Joao Taborda, B11ce, Ian Francis, KEV, Wyatt Starks, and Steeziak. Juan Doe, (the first artist to do the first bilingual Marvel comic ever) illustrated the comic book cover, which is the first airdrop for holders.   

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There are so many of these wonderful stories taking place all over the world now. We’re on a mission to help everyone dial in their own version of the NFT blueprint.

If you have had an amazing experience occur within the Music NFT space (or even a huge failure), reach out to us, and let’s continue to nurture each other while elevating through this digital renaissance era!

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Roc Nation and CYBR Unveil The Harder They Fall Virtual Metaverse Experience

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the metaverse. Today, Roc Nation in collaboration with CYBR, is launching The Harder They Fall soundtrack’s virtual metaverse experience in celebration of the recent film and soundtrack release.

In order to experience this special event, all you need is a web browser to immerse yourself in the visually pleasing virtual world of Redwood City. Once you visit the link, you will be teleported into the virtual world of Redwood City where you are able to explore the grounds of The Harder They Fall. 

Within this metaverse, you can listen to the entire soundtrack, which is produced by Jay-Z himself, as well as visit sets and scenes from the film. 

Wander around the church where you can interact with the official movie trailer, explore the train which features unique art, step inside Mary’s Stagecoach where you will gain access to the official merch store, and have fun at the hotel—where you have the opportunity to play an interactive game and even win prizes!

Additionally, inside the saloon viewers will be able to watch an exclusive live-streamed panel discussion with chosen cast members from The Harder They Fall and the original soundtrack’s artists about their creative processes behind the production of their project.

As a participant, you will enjoy even more perks and surprises with The Harder They Fall cast and artists as you explore the metaverse space. 

This exclusive collaboration cements Roc Nation as the premier music label entering the metaverse, bringing together innovators from music, culture, and entertainment in a completely virtual environment created by CYBR utilizing Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.

About The Harder They Fall
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The Harder They Fall characters are based on real cowboys, lawmen, and outlaws of the 19th-century American West. The film made its global debut on October 6, 2021, at the BFI London Film Festival. It had a limited premiere on October 22, 2021, before becoming available on Netflix on November 3.

When bandit Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) learns that his adversary Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is about to be freed from prison, he gathers his crew to track Rufus down and exact revenge. 

Nat’s crew consists of his previous love, stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left-hand man—hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and quick drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)—and a startling adversary-turned-ally, all of which ride beside him in this confident, righteously new school Western. 

Rufus Buck has his own terrible team, which includes “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield); they do not know how to lose. 

The Harder They Fall was directed by Jeymes Samuel, written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, and produced by Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender and features a scorching soundtrack. 

Moreover, the all-star ensemble includes Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole, Regina King, and Idris Elba. Vengeance has never been more fierce.

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You can watch The Harder They Fall now, on Netflix.

The Harder They Fall Soundtrack

Jeymes Samuel and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter co-produced the music for The Harder They Fall, which was published by Roc Nation in collaboration with Netflix. 

JAY-Z, Kid Cudi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss, Conway The Machine, Koffee, Seal, CeeLo Green, Barrington Levy, Samuel and many others are all part of this superb soundtrack. Furthermore, all of the songs on the soundtrack were created by Samuel, who also co-wrote the script and directed The Harder They Fall.

Checkout The Harder They Fall tracklist:

  1. “Lightnin’ With The Blam Blams (Skit)” by Edi Gathegi & R.J. Cyler
  2. “The Harder They Fall” by Koffee
  3. “Guns Go Bang” by Kid Cudi & Jay-Z
  4. “Better Than Gold” by Barrington Levy
  5. “Black Woman” by Fatoumata Diawara & Ms. Lauryn Hill
  6. “Wednesday’s Child” by Alice Smith
  7. “Blackskin Mile” by CeeLo Green
  8. “Ain’t No Better Love” by Seal
  9. “We Ain’t No Nincompoop (Skit)” by LaKeith Stanfield & Regina King
  10. “King Kong Riddim [feat. BackRoad Gee]” by JAY-Z, Jadakiss, & Conway The Machine
  11. “We Go Harder” by Laura Mvula & Mayra Andrade
  12. “Is The Devil Dead? (Skit)” by Zazie Beetz & Jonathan Majors
  13. “No Turning Around” by Jeymes Samuel
  14. “Three And Thirty Years” by Pretty Yende
  15. ”Let’s start (live)” by Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Ginger Baker
Who is CYBR?
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CYBR is the most popular music, digital art, and entertainment Multiverse. CYBR exists to help culture producers reinvent methods to interact with their worldwide following by building aesthetically pleasing virtual worlds and multiplayer gamified experiences. 

CYBR pushes the envelope of mixed-reality (WebXR) technology and spatial audio to its limits while making these experiences available to everyone via a simple online link—meaning there’s no need for an app, VR headset, or a game console. The goal of CYBR is to make the Multiverse more democratic.

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French Montana Releases “Coke Boys Sneakers” NFT Project

NFTs are finally beginning to make an impact on the hip-hop scene. Recently, it was announced that the multi-platinum and award-winning artist French Montana is setting out to make his mark in the NFT game with his shoe-based drop. French Montana boasts a very impressive sixteen million followers on Instagram and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including, but not limited to, Drake, Post Malone, Cardi B, Gunna, Swae Lee, and Kodak Black.

The collection will be released under Montana’s “Coke Boys” brand as “Coke Boys Sneakers.” The meaning behind “Coke Boys” is dervived from “Creators Of Kings Everywhere,” creating the acronym. Announced on September 9, 2021, Montana is looking to join the short-list of artists looking to make a pioneering collision between the music industry and the metaverse. 

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The NFTs dropped today, September 6th, and quickly rose to number two on the Rarible site. Additionally, this achievement is before the physical dropped. The art features six Los Angeles-themed NFTs starting at 0.1 ETH, going as high as 1 ETH. These variations will feature several color schemes, backgrounds, and other exclusives dependent upon the shoe. In addition, there are one hundred available Coke Boys basketball cards that will be drawn and randomly airdropped. Finally, purchasing the Signature Collection Coke Boys sneaker will also get you access to a physical sneaker in your size, signed by French Montana. 

Of the three-thousand Generation 1 sneakers, only five hundred will come with both a digital and physical pear. The starting price for this is 0.18 ETH, with four hundred fifty labeled as their “genesis” collection and the other fifty as his signed “signature” collection. The twenty-five hundred digital-only sneakers will contain five different colorways as featured on their official website. In addition, these collectibles will receive unlockable content in Decentraland, Discord-based roles, access to French Montana and his team, as well as secret NFTs – to name a few perks. Furthermore, there is a one-on-one VIP experience where the auction winner will be flown out to Las Vegas, transported by a limousine to their hotel, and meet French Montana and the Coke Boys crew. This one-of-a-kind perk will also allow the winner to receive a backstage VIP experience at Montana’s residency at Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub. 

The collection collaborates with Rarible, a credited marketplace for crypto assets, especially amongst emerging artists. The NFTs will be stored as EIP-1155 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on IPFS (InterPlanetary File System). In layman’s terms, this is a multi-token standard that is efficient and safe for transactions.

Be sure to check out the project here: https://tinyurl.com/tzm48fxe

While this project is receiving much support, French Montana isn’t the first artist to break into the NFT Space. Quavo, Lil Baby, 2 Chainz, and Jack Harlow launched a collaborative NFT project with Bleacher Report during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. By the end of the weekend, the tokens sold for over $590,000 on the primary market alone. Additionally, Tory Lanez infamously made over $1 million in fifty-seven seconds by selling his EP When It’s Dark on the E-NFT platform. Tory sold over one million copies valued at just $1, making it a desirable purchase for any fan of his that has familiarity with the NFT space. 

As NFTs gain more relevance within the music industry, it will be necessary for artists to incorporate unique and exclusive perks pertinent to their brand to stand out and develop a loyal fanbase. With French Montana releasing this sneaker NFT collection, we can begin to expect more and more mainstream artists to create and release their projects. Additionally, this can play a pivotal role in the functionality of modern record labels. 

With NFTs, artists may harness the power of their fanbase to fund future projects in return for exclusive perks, streaming royalties, and experiences that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. For example, with French Montana’s “Coke Boys Sneakers” NFT project, Montana lays the groundwork for future artists to create intrinsic value with digital tokens and physical release. 

Be sure to stay up to date with the team for additional news about the launch.

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Doja Cat Releases Exclusive NFT Project

On September 8, Doja Cat announced that she would be releasing an exclusive NFT project for her fans. The project will contain twenty-six thousand Planet Doja tokens that will start at just $5. The project also includes tokens that will have VIP experiences for her loyal fans.

The initial drop was recently live on OneOf.com, with the second drop coming on September 9th and 10th. The Planet Doja tokens include approximately twenty-six thousand limited-edition collectibles. Any listener or fan of Doja can get involved, as the gold tier Flower tokens and platinum tier, Elemental tokens are starting at just $5. Additionally, every gold tier NFT in this genesis collection comes with a chance to win a “golden ticket” to score the holder tickets to a Doja Cat concert. Furthermore, Platinum tier token-holders have an opportunity for a “VIP golden ticket” that includes concert tickets and other perks. 

The second and third drops contain the rarer diamond tier Elemental token with a guaranteed “VIP golden ticket.” There is also a unique, single edition token available for auction only under the “OneOf” tier within the drop. Also, there is a single one-of-a-kind NFT, which includes an all-expenses-paid experience for two people during Doja Cat’s upcoming tour, including airfare, hotel, dining, and more worth thousands of dollars.

The release will be on OneOf, a platform built specifically for the music community to create a direct connection between fans and artists. Additionally, the NFTs are on the Tezos blockchain protocol, which uses less energy than other networks. In addition, OneOf confirms to have H.E.R, Charlie Puth, The Kid LAROI, G-Eazy, Alesso, and more releasing projects on the platform shortly. 

Token holders will gain access to Doja Cat’s community Discord starting September 20, where they can interact daily for a chance to win luxurious rewards, airdrops, and merchandise. In addition, these token owners are recognized as founding “Kittizens” of Planet Doja

With billions of streams and a track record of generating traction by employing disruptive norms, this project is destined to succeed and create a connection with her supporters. The release of this NFT project is coming after her chart-topping album Planet Her, which has over a billion streams since June. 

This project will abridge the artist-and fan-first approach that OneOf is creating to the metaverse with one of the most prominent artists right now. Doja Cat noted that she partnered with OneOf after learning about their environmentally sustainable NFT technology built on the Tezos blockchain.

Doja Cat

I don’t know that much about NFT’s. But what I do know is that they can be bad for the environment and cost a fortune. Mine won’t. Get over to OneOf.com and check out my first NFT collection now.

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The initial drop is now live on OneOf, be sure to take a look if you’re a fan of Doja Cat and her music. You can purchase your very own Planet Doja token today, accepting major cryptocurrencies and credit cards.