Ringo Starr is starting a venture into the metaverse.
Renowned English musician is auctioning his first art-based non-fungible token (NFT) through Julian Auctions.
Each of the four original NFTs created by Star features an animated painting featuring a custom-made drum composition that is recorded and played by the musician. Two of the NFTs have a galaxy theme with splashes of vibrant colours, and the other two are self-portraits, depicting themselves in the early era of the Beatles.
“I only wanted to be a drummer, yet you never know where a new idea or path will take you,” the 81-year-old star said in a news release. “This new technology is so far-fetched that it has inspired me and I love mixing my art and my music to create these NFTs. Who would have thought I would spread peace and love in the metaverse.”
Each NFT is offered as one of four limited editions, and is accompanied by a canvas print signed by Starr.
The online auction is now open, with an opening bid of US$1,000 each, and will end on June 13. All winning bidders will be invited to join Star in a virtual Hangout after the auction, Julian said.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Starr’s non-profit, The Lotus Foundation, which supports social wellness and health programs around the world.
In addition to being one of the most famous drummers in rock history from his stint with the Beatles in the ’60s, Starr also played a lead role in some of the band’s most famous songs. yellow Submarine, with a little help from My FriendsAnd Octopus Garden, He was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a Beatles member and in 2015 as a solo artist. After a two-year postponement, he is set to embark on a national tour with his All Star Band on Friday. to the epidemic.
This is not the only NFT in the Beetle universe. Julian Lennon has changed to imagine, An iconic solo song by his father John Lennon in an open-edition NFT.
NFT is based on their first public performance of the beloved song during the Global Citizens Stand Up for Ukraine social media rally on 8 April. The audio performance is accompanied by exclusive artwork and a personal narration by Lennon.
The NFTs are offered at Yellowheart, a leading music NFT marketplace, for US$11 each, with proceeds benefiting Ukraine relief efforts.
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