Limewire Teams Up With Brandy, Travis Barker, Nicky Jam And Others To Launch Nfts


LimeWire is teaming up with a slew of artists, together with Travis Barker, Brandy, Nicky Jam and Dillon Francis, to launch non-fungible token (NFT) collections on its platform, the corporate introduced on Wednesday.  

Previously often known as a peer-to-peer file sharing web site, LimeWire just lately made a comeback as a “digital collectibles market” centered on music tracks, movies, digital art work and fan experiences. 

LimeWire has already partnered with greater than 100 artists, an organization spokesperson informed The Block. Of those, 25 are bigger “headliners,” together with acts like Travis Barker, Brandy, Nicky Jam, Aitch, Dillon Francis, FitLit Membership feat. Jim Jones, Maino, Dave East, Fabolous, Gramatik, 7 Aurelius and Elijah Blake.

The primary LimeWire artist drop shall be a group of seven NFTs on July 7 from Grammy-winning producer 7 Aurelius, which have been impressed by Kanye West’s Netflix documentary “Jeen-Yuhs.” These collectibles will include “masterpiece A.I.” pictures, brief movies and songs, in line with the press announcement. After that, the subsequent scheduled drops are from Gramatik on July 10 and Elijah Blake on July 12.

Drops from Travis Barker and Nicky Jam — two of the largest artists releasing NFT collections on LimeWire’s platform — haven’t been scheduled but. Nonetheless, they “can even happen throughout the subsequent few weeks” in line with the spokesperson. 

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker will launch his first NFT assortment on LimeWire’s platform, which can give attention to behind-the-scenes studio footage. One fortunate individual can even be capable to purchase an 3D, animated NFT of Barker’s drum set that comes with the bodily instrument.

Brandy’s assortment shall be a collaboration with the Most likely Nothing undertaking from restaurateur and NFT creator Jeremy Fall. This NFT assortment will embody a “collaborative” bouquet of flowers and have spoken phrase from Brandy about psychological well being points, stated LimeWire’s assertion.

LimeWire was born within the early 2000s as a peer-to-peer file sharing platform. It was particularly in style for downloading music information earlier than smartphone apps like Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal turned ubiquitous. The corporate revealed in March that it could be making a comeback to give attention to digital collectibles, and in April introduced a $10.4 million token sale elevate led by Kraken Ventures, Arrington Capital and GSR. 

LimeWire has formally picked Algorand to be its blockchain accomplice for its NFT collections, a spokesperson confirmed, noting that “the majority of NFTs minted instantly on the LimeWire platform shall be minted through Algorand.” Nonetheless, the corporate did launch a group of NFT avatars referred to as “LimeWire Originals” utilizing the Ethereum blockchain. 


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