Elon Musk is jumping on the NFT bandwagon and selling a techno track that he wrote about non-fungible tokens themselves.
“I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT,” the SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO announced on Twitter today (16 March).
Musk shared the track alongside accompanying visuals of: an animation of a golden trophy emblazoned with the words “computer”, “vanity” and “HODL”. In the cryptocurrency community, HODL is slang for “hang on for dear life”. It’s not yet clear on which platform Musk will be auctioning his new track.
See the full post below.
I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT pic.twitter.com/B4EZLlesPx
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2021
NFTs are often likened to digital pieces of art; they represent the ownership of the original copy of a digital artwork. Artists the likes of Deadmau5, Grimes, Kings Of Leon and Tycho have or are planning to release music and art as NFTs.
This isn’t Musk’s first electronic music release. In 2019, he released the track RIP Harambe, laden with autotuned vocals and lyrics about the late Cincinnati Zoo gorilla. The song has racked up a million views on the YouTube channel Wicked Sounds. He also released Don’t Doubt ur Vibe in 2020 on Emo G Records, produced in the style of feel-good progressive house and EDM tracks.
In other recent music-related NFT news, DJ-producer 3Lau sold a custom song with creative direction from the buyer for a whopping $3,666,666 at auction.
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