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MUSIC NFT NEWS: Steve Aoki’s A0K1VERSE • Gibson Guitar NFTs • Music DAOs • MusicArt marketplace • The Wombats

DJ and producer Steve Aoki is launching the A0K1VERSE bridging the real-world experiences with Web2 and Web3 by rewarding NFT collectors and creating experiences for fans. 

Like a Working a credit card or airline reward programs, fans can upgrade access for exclusive opportunities including free concert tickets, early access to Aoki NFT releases private events, metaverse experiences and more.

The core building blocks of the A0K1VERSE are A0K1 Credits and the Passport. The Passportdeveloped by Manifold, is the A0K1VERSE’s central functionality. 

• Guitar maker Gibson is reportedly planning to sell NFTs of its famous guitar designs.

According to Billboard and federal trademark office filings, Gibson hopes to sell NFTs that contain images of its Les Paul, Flying V, Thunderbird and other guitars.

Competitor ESP Guitars launched its NFT program earlier last year.

Interested on Music DAOs? Jeremy Gilbertson writes on Variety offering a strong intro and overview of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: DAOs Primed to Play Key Role in Artist-Fan Relationship: ‘It’s Not About Remaking the Old Industry; It’s a Whole New Thing’

• Three veteran music industry executives have launched MusicArt bringing old and new music artwork onto the blockchain via NFTs.

MusicArt is a unique new NFT platform focused solely on celebrating music-based art and imagery, making it the perfect environment for musicians to trade their visual art without fear of it being lost in a sea of NFTs in unrelated genres on other platforms,” says Peter Ruppert, CEO MusicArt

Running on the BSV blockchain this non-custodial service puts the power in the hands of users allowing them to trade directly from their wallets without the need for intermediaries.

Built by Vaionex, MusicArt is the first NFT marketplace using TAAL’s STAS token technology “directly preventing loss of access to user’s art in the event that third-party hosts go down.”

•  UK band The Wombats are doing their first drop in partnership with web3 agency Kollectiff of NFT based avatars for use in The Sandbox metaverse, as well as access to B-sides, VIP tickets and more.

Here’s the teaser:

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