NFTs are finally taking over the music industry by storm. From Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Timbaland to Mike Shinoda, NFTs and metaverse avatars seem to be the latest music industry trend around the world.
VMA-nominated Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s collaboration music video for “From The D 2 The LBC” featured their Bored Apes as avatars of themselves.
This MV marked a new beginning for the NFT music community because until then, NFTs have always been considered PFPs or metaverse avatars.
Following the Bored Ape MV, Vega-Genesis, a rapper and music artist, recently introduced his CloneX NFT avatar Junior Jr. straight out of the metaverse to debut as a musician designed by RTFKT Studios with two music videos.
For the first time in the history of award shows, MTV Video Music Awards 2022 presents a new nomination category called Best Metaverse Performance. The award show seems to be embracing the virtual world.
BTS, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, BLACKPINK, Justin Bieber, and Twenty One Pilots have been nominated for this category.
Other than that, music NFTs have also taken over. A few months ago Mike Shinoda, a member of Linkin Park, released audio-visual NFTs, ZIGGURATS Mixtape. The owners can own Shinoda’s originally produced music and artwork.