More and more artists are hopping on the NFT train. The latest NFT project comes from Calvin Harris, in collaboration with Emil Nava, and it’s called TECHNOFISH. First and foremost, if you don’t know what an NFT is, you can check out our handy little NFT guide for a quick intro. Essentially, NFTs are a type of cryptocurrency that allow artists to monetize things like songs, music videos, or even merch! We’ll give you a second before we continue.
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From what we know so far, TECHNOFISH arrives March 29th. It will feature five brand new video visuals and brand new music as well! Because Calvin Harris and Emil Nava have a shared love of nature, and have themed many of their collabs around nature, TECHNOFISH combines art, music, and technology to continue with this theme! One of the coolest parts about this collab is that a portion of the proceeds from this NFT will go towards high quality, forest conservation projects! They’ll be working with the American Carbon Registry, Aerial, Charm Industrial, and more companies on these projects, which we think is super cool!
Calvin Harris isn’t the only artists with an NFT project out or on the way! Here’s a few more names you might recognize that have NFTs out in the world!
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You might have already seen our coverage about Halsey’s NFT project, called People Disappear Here. It features individual animations of characters from one of Halsey’s original paintings. This NFT has been available since March 17th and, fun fact, the proceeds also go towards helping nature! People Disappear Here’s proceeds are going towards Carbon 180, an NGO dedicated to the mission of creating a world that removes more carbon than it emits.
Our favorite wonder boy himself also has an NFT project out in the world! Shawn teamed up with 2D avatar design company Genies to bring us virtual versions of his Fender guitar, his gold ring, and even a vest from his closet! A portion of these proceeds will go towards The Shawn Mendes Foundation Wonder Grants. One of the best parts about NFTs is seeing artists donate their proceeds towards a good cause!
The Linkin Park co-founder actually has two NFT projects! His first, title One Hundreth Stream, included music and digital artwork. His latest NFT project is a single featuring iann dior and UPSAHL called ‘Happy Endings.’ All of Mike Shinoda’s proceeds go towards the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.
We can’t wait to see what artists bring us NFT projects in the future. It’s safe to say that NFTs are here to stay and their popularity is on the up and up. Which NFT project is your favorite? What artists do you want NFTs from next? Let us know in the comments below or come chat with us on Twitter over @TheHoneyPop!
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