A number of of the nation’s most iconic unbiased music venues are coming collectively for a “Golden Ticket” NFT (non-fungible token) fundraiser which can supply followers the chance for VIP tickets, unique perks, and extra when live shows return. Venues set to subject “Golden Ticket” NFTs for the fundraiser, organized Younger & Sick and Goldflyer in partnership with NIVA, embrace 9:30 Membership, Bowery Ballroom, EXIT/In, First Avenue, The Impartial, Mohawk, The Metro, Neumos, Tipitina’s, and The Troubadour. The collective announcement marks the first-ever NFT launch by brick-and-mortar establishments.
Beginning on Wednesday, April seventh at 6:00 p.m. ET, followers and collectors can bid on a collection of extraordinarily restricted Young & Slick-designed crypto artwork NFTs particularly designed for every taking part venue. Every venue’s 1-of-1 NFT comes with a “Golden Ticket” element, granting the proprietor of the piece real-life perks on the corresponding venue like VIP tickets and extra. Particular perks for every venue’s “Golden Ticket” NFT might be accessible when the public sale launches.
Along with the 1-of-1 “Golden Ticket” NFTs depicting every of the ten taking part unbiased venues, the fundraiser will even supply a collection of open version collectible NFT items, accessible for a restricted time, permitting a broader viewers to help the trigger. The gathering was delivered to life by animator Joe Motion, whereas Goldflyer will collaborate with Offsetra to make sure that the activation in 100% carbon-neutral.
Preview the NFT art collection by way of MakersPlace forward of its drop on April seventh. The entire unique unbiased venue NFTs had been created by famend designer Younger & Sick (Nick van Hofwegen), a touring musician and trailblazer within the NFT-space whose debut assortment lately grossed over $1,000,000 on Nifty Gateway in March 2021.
As Hofwegen stated of the gathering of “Golden Ticket” NFTs, “Having been inside most of those venues each as a performer and a fan, I jumped on the probability to become involved with NIVA and these iconic venues as quick as I might. I – like most individuals – can’t wait to return to seeing stay music, and these legendary venues maintain a particular place in my coronary heart. I hand-drew these venue interpretations with traditional present posters in thoughts. I hope you’re keen on ’em as a lot as I liked making them. Your assistance is value a lot.”
The fundraiser immediately advantages the ten historic establishments in addition to the Nationwide Impartial Venue Basis (NIVA), which raises cash to help unbiased stay music venues nonetheless struggling as a result of ongoing challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nationwide Impartial Venue Basis helps a clear, aggressive market serving a various and inclusive neighborhood of artists, followers, and trade employees.
“The outpouring of help for NIVA and these unbiased venues has helped us by means of this devastating time,” stated Stephen Sternschein, founding board member and treasurer of NIVA and managing companion of Heard Presents in Austin. “We’re all actually excited to meld this new market of NFTs and our fundraising collectively to assist the Nationwide Impartial Venue Basis foster this important side of the stay music ecosystem.”
Added MakersPlace’s Greg More durable, “We at MakersPlace are extremely excited to help this unbiased venues initiative by means of the innovation of NFTs and a historic partnership with Younger & Sick. With the facility and fervour of each digital artwork and music, a lot might be completed and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of all of it.”
Having been inside most of those venues each as a performer and a fan, I jumped on the probability to become involved with NIVA and these iconic venues as quick as I might. I – like most individuals – can’t wait to return to seeing stay music, and these legendary venues maintain a particular place in my coronary heart. I hand-drew these venue interpretations with traditional present posters in thoughts. I hope you’re keen on ’em as a lot as I liked making them. Your assistance is value a lot.”
Try the trailer for the unbiased venue “Golden Ticket” NFT fundraiser beneath.