Rare items from Julian Lennon’s private collection including father John Lennon’s coat from the “Magical Mystery Tour” film, his cape from “Help!,” three guitars, and Paul McCartney’s handwritten notes for “Hey Jude” will be part of an NFT auction on Feb. 7. “Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection” series of drops is presented by NFT marketplace YellowHeart and Julien’s Auctions.
Bidding opened yesterday January 24 and ands will end at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 7th live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com.
• Country Music star Tyler Rich is the first Big Machine Label Group artist to create an NFT with a promotional run of unique digital collectibles Tuesday morning during a chat on SiriusXM’s The Highway The Storme Warren Show.
The NFTs will offer fans access to limited edition assets, unreleased material, tickets to upcoming concerts, plus a meet and greet with Tyler. Beginning today and rolled out in phases across four weeks through the Sweet, a total of 10,000 assets will be delivered.
“My fans deserve unique ways to connect, and I know they’ll love swapping these digital assets with each other along the way,” shares Tyler. “My team, together with Sweet, is helping us bring this fantastic idea to all of you who have supported me over the years.”
• Digital collectibles platform Blockparty has partnered with Warner Music Group (WMG) to leverage its decentralized exchange (DEX), a community-focused NFT trading platform.
For the first time ever, with Blockparty’s DEX, artists and creators will have the opportunity to participate in NFT swaps. Those using the DEX have the option to bundle-sell their NFTs, where they can combine existing NFTs to swap, trade or sell.
“We’re elated to be working with Warner Music Group, a company that continues to sit on the edge of technological and entertainment-based innovation. We look forward to tapping into our expertise and creativity as we work with individual artists to ensure they have all of the tools they need to participate in Web3 and do so in ways that are unique to them, their brand and their communities,” says Vladislav Ginzburg, CEO of Blockparty. “Early access to our DEX will give WMG artists the ability to both expand their audience to reach Web3 enthusiasts, and foster deeper connections with their existing community by amplifying fan experiences.”
• Nirvana NFTs are set to be sold on Feb. 20, Kurt Cobain’s birthday. The NFTs come from never-before-seen images from a 1991 Nirvana concert in 1991.
On Oct. 1, 1991, six days after the band released their mega-hit album Nevermind, they played a show in Philadelphia. According to a press release, “Now, over three decades later, 28 never-before-seen live Nirvana images are set to be sold as NFTs via Pop Legendz.
• Ozzy Osbourne fans saw the dark side of the crypto world after the team behind the launch of his CryptoBatz” NFT collection shared a scam link that led to fans. (more here)
• NFT Tone has launched a decentralized marketplace for musicians and music lovers to connect and share their NFT songs using blockchain technology. (more)
• Lil Pump and Soulja boy released their single “Mona Lisa ” backed by the support of 859 royalty holders. The track first began to draw attention after $500,000 in shares of the S-NFT sold out in 2 hours on Opulous.
Owners of the NFT will receive royalties every time the song is streamed across streaming platforms or played on the radio, TV, movie, or video game.
The drop was one of the first of its kind following a partnership between Opulous and investment platform Republic that allowed Opulous to offer SEC-compliant music copyrights.
The launch sent OPUL’s prices surging.