- Mind Chill’s Purple Moon NFT Collection marks dawn of new technology era enabling musicians and artists to protect their digital assets and earn from them
- Innovative digital artist Mind Chill to ensure NFT art is used for good to help give artists access to crypto-profits and to support charitable organisations
- NFT art, artists and pioneers of the new digital artist age (such as Mind Chill and Beeple) launch exclusive collections on websites like Rarible and at real art auction houses
- Artists and creators no longer need to live in fear, control and manipulation of Facebook and Google
Art is transmedia. For many years now, digital creators and curators have longed for security over the value of their work and the time and effort they put into their creations. Well now that time is upon us, thanks to a spillover of interest from the wider cryptocurrency industry. Mind Chill’s ‘Purple Moon’ signifies this change. So, what’s happening? NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are happening.
NFTs are a special type of cryptographic token which represents something unique; non-fungible tokens are therefore not mutually interchangeable. This is in contrast to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and many network or utility tokens that are fungible in nature.
In short, it is a digital certificate for intellectual property and is stored on the blockchain. The owner of an NFT owns an asset, whatever that may be, and the proof of ownership of that asset.
The technology enables musicians, artists and other creators to wrap digital goods in code which allows it to be bought and sold in a decentralised way, creating a complete unique digital replication of the traditional art market.
Mind Chill’s PSYCHEDELIC SUMMER 360° music and art chillscape was one of the first 360° digital art pieces in 2017 to break out organically and reach millions of people. It featured Beeple, Deep and Chillhop (three other soon-to-be pioneers of the NFT digital art and music movement). The VR Girl reviewed Mind Chill 360° from inside the piece not long after in January 2018.
Their pioneering, creative stories will become part of our digital art history on the blockchain – a new movement described by Mind Chill as ‘The Digital Artist Age’.
US rock band Kings of Leon are now pushing their latest album as an NFT, selling one as a limited edition, deluxe version (with only six being sold, 18 minted) and the other as a lifetime ticket to their live shows. When they sell 100,000 standard copies at a dollar each, they will have made $100k.
The artist and musician Grimes sold almost $6m of visual art in an NFT auction. A total of 10 artworks, produced with her brother Mac Boucher, were sold at the auction, which was branded WarNymph Collection Vol 1.
On 1st May 2007, Mike Winkelmann, the aforementioned digital artist better known as Beeple, presented a new body of online art. He repeated this for the next 13.5 years and now those individual pieces have been brought together in EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, a unique work in the history of digital art, minted as NFT art exclusively for Christie’s, raising millions of dollars. This will make Christie’s the 1st major auction house to offer a purely digital work with a unique NFT and to accept cryptocurrency (Ether) in addition to typical forms of payment.
NFT artist and curator Jamie (Mind Chill) states: “For the last 20 years I’ve been innovating, producing, creating, and supporting digital art and content creators around the world.
I have helped promote original creativity across mobile, online, social and lately in the VR/AR space – achieving over 60 million original digital art and content downloads. I always believed this day would come where digital art and creativity would be given the respect and value it deserves. But… I want to make sure NFT art is used for good; used to help give creatives the power to create and in turn change the world. The goal is now not to live forever but to create something on the blockchain that does!
50% of the proceeds of the sale of the Mind Chill Purple Moon Collection will go to help independent digital creatives and communities move into NFT art and secure real value for their creativity with no strings attached.
In turn those creatives helped will donate 25-50% of their crypto profits from their first drop to help chill the world out somehow! Plus the fund will receive 15% of ongoing re-sales to reinvest. This is a new dawn and we need a symbol, a call to digital pens, financial support, and the opportunity! Now is our time! No corporate strings attached!
The Purple Moon Collection has already received private bids before launch, – I’m so excited, it’s going to help be part of real digital art history and make a difference. All I have ever wanted to do in my life is use creativity to make a difference. The world’s problems need creative solutions! Support and check out https://mind-chill.com/pages/purple-moon and spread the word!”
You can now find NFT art, artists and pioneers of NFT art (such as Mind Chill and Beeple) on websites like Rarible, the first community-owned NFT marketplace and Superrare, where artists issue their authenticated single edition digital artworks.
Of this new era, Music Crowns founder, Sam Gilbert adds:
“The Mind Chill Purple Moon Collection is a bit secretive, as I wasn’t told when the official bids start, I also know from my previous conversation with Jamie (Mind Chill) that there is something bubbling with HTC Vive, Ceek VR and some of the world’s biggest charities, so keep an eye on this one!
With the likes of Facebook and Google playing dictator with content creators and curators (constantly changing algorithms, hazy community standard policies, monetisation, demonetisation, deletion, copyright infringements, total lack of support… the list is endless) this shift towards NFTs, a new generation digital art movement, will be welcomed the world over by creators.
Instead of being stifled by the monetisation rules and ever-changing policies of these monopolies, they can now create freely which is truly what art is about. Art has no boundaries, cannot be boxed or limited in any way and these major players need to begin to realise this. We’ve all been living in rented accommodation but when there’s an issue… the landlord is not home!
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said this weekend (Sunday March 7th) live on Sky Sports News that aside from football it’s been the arts that have enabled him and ALL of us to get through this pandemic/lockdown period. Books, art, music, film – these creatives have helped us all escape and that this creativity doesn’t get the praise it should.
Watch this space.”