Mick Jagger has also entered the world of NFT with his latest song: Eazy Sleazy. A 30-second portion of the song co-written with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana) has been turned into a Non Fungible Token and auctioned off on Nifty Gateway.
The piece was bought for $50,000 by a user whose name is brockpierce. It is not clear whether this was Brock Pierce himself, who merely retweeted Decrypto‘s report on his profile.
The NFT of Mick Jagger
As explained on the official website of the singer and Rolling Stones frontman, the work was created in collaboration with 3D artist Extraweg, produced by Pink Salt with the collaboration of Guja Quaranta.
The artwork was auctioned for one day only, for 24 hours, on April 15th on the Gemini exchange marketplace.
The proceeds will go to various charities:
- Back Up: this is a UK-registered charity that provides assistance to the entertainment industry, which is clearly suffering due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19;
- Music Venue Trust, a charity working to improve music venues in the UK, particularly those used by emerging artists;
- NIVA (National Independent Venue Association), an organization dedicated to preserving the ecosystem of independent live events in the US, with a particular focus on the community of artists, fans and industry workers.
Part of the proceeds raised will also be donated to environmental causes, although this is not made clear.
NFT in the entertainment world
Mick Jagger is just the latest celebrity to enter the world of NFTs. Other celebrities are already riding the 2021 non-fungible token boom. Paris Hilton, for example, has launched her own NFTs using the Tron blockchain.
Actress Lindsay Lohan has also created her own NFT on Ethereum, which is on sale on Rarible.
Finally, American football star Tom Brady has launched his own NFT platform called Autograph.
It is clear that the worlds of art and entertainment have found NFTs to promote their work in an innovative and increasingly popular way.