By: Rachel Silverman
As Web3 continues to evolve, more and more musicians are jumping on board with the NFT movement. Often teaming up with established NFT artists, these pieces bring NFTs to a broader audience of music enthusiasts. These are ten rock bands who dove into the world of NFTs.
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon was the first band to release an album as an NFT in March of 2021. When You See Yourself set off the revolutionary trend of music monetization.
Avenged Sevenfold released 101 NFTs earlier this year. Seven NFTs granted owners lifetime access to meet ‘n’ greets at Avenged Sevenfold concerts.
Bauhaus released a set of NFTs with Cryproartist, Coldie. The three NFTs focused on 3Dimentional artwork surrounding the hit song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”.
Interpol teamed up with David Lynch to release NFTs. They also dedicated work to the carbon offset of the NFTs in their FAQs.
GWAR sold two collections in 2021, ‘Scumdog’ and ‘Slave’.
Korn partnered with Dreamonaut to create a collection of macabre and surreal NFTs. The NFTs are carbon neutral.
Matchbox 20 raised $750,000 for charity through their NFTs. The proceeds went to RADical Hope and the Trevor Project.
Muse released 1,000 digital presses of their album Will of the People. These are full-package NFTs that include album art and music.
Sex Pistols dropped a series of NFTs in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum Jubilee. The series featured the NFT along with a platinum-coated coin.
Slipknot revealed a series of NFTs along with the Knotverse. The Knotverse also included metaverse concerts.
These ten bands are changing the way musicians monetize themselves and their brands. It isn’t clear yet whether the trend of mainstream musician NFTs will last, but for now, audiences are eating them up.