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Wellerman Remix: the viral Tik Tok are releasing NFTs


en.cryptonomist.ch 22 April 2021 14:50, UTC
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International artists 220 Kid and Billen Ted, the names behind viral TikTok sensation The Wellerman Remix, have created a series of limited edition NFT’s.

The Wellerman Remix was first released on January 21st reaching 120 million Spotify streams and 1.5 million sales all around the world.

These Wellerman VIP collectible cards include a unique digital artwork, exclusive new 14-second dance track and an unlockable password protected asset.

These NFTs will be available to purchase on the OpenSea marketplace for a price of 0.2 Ethereum starting from Friday 23rd April, at 10:00 BST. 

Proceeds from these NFTs sales will support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and 220 Kid Scholarship fund.

Wellerman Remix NFT cards

With 200 cards include a unique digital artwork, exclusive new 14-second dance track and an unlockable password protected asset only available upon purchase. In addition, one totally unique VIP collectible card, featuring its own individual track, will be up for auction.

Billen Ted declared: 

“We’ve always wanted to be at the forefront of technological advances and disruption within the music industry and being involved with and creating these collectible NFTs is allowing us to do just that . We wanted to celebrate the success of the Wellerman Remix by creating a collectible, with a unique piece of music for each country where the record has reached number 1, which upon purchase will unlock a unique password (which will be able to be redeemed in the future for something quite special!). We also thought it would be great to contribute a percentage of profits to 220 Kid’s scholarship and also the RNLI, both of which are close to our hearts!”

220 Kid explained:

“Creating a collection of NFT’s is a really exciting way to bring Wellerman to life visually. As the world has been closed, it’s also an important way for us to feel connected with the fans it’s created and those who have enjoyed the music in countries we can’t currently reach! Having done several charity projects too, it’s become a lot harder to fundraise in this current climate; being at the forefront of new and exciting ways to use our positions to make a positive impact really is brilliant. The Wellerman movement felt like a rare musical cultural shift and it brought a lot of joy to people globally, so to have this NFT to celebrate it forever is wonderful!”

UK investor Viktor Prokopenya, commented:

“NFTs as elite art-forms are definitely here to stay: this is the beginning of a huge new trend. The NFT boom will bring innovation to art and creativity, which can only be of benefit to the world. As soon as society develops another business model to make money for creative people, we can have more creative people – they are one of the key drivers of human progress. Invest for love of art not money. NFTs create scarcity online; a quality only possible offline before. All kinds of online art could easily be replicated before NFTs – you could download a file with music with no loss of quality, for instance. NFTs are essentially digital collectables, they make something unique and therefore highly prized. Scarcity creates opportunities for new forms of digital art to exist and can create an entirely new market for artists.”

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