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Token-gated experiences are normal for web3 communities, but this might be one of the first examples of a "web2" company collaborating in the same way. Now Overlord and KINGSHIP NFT holders, and presumably any other NFT community in the future, can access exclusive audio content through Spotify - a leading audio platform worldwide. A formal offering from Spotify to easily enable token-gated audio would offer more communities to join in on IP and brand expansion via audio (like Jenkins the Valet or COCKPUNCH), without the need to build something itself.
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After helping produce music for Beyonce, Nas, and Rihanna, James Fauntleroy and Chauncey Hollis Jr. will be producing music for KINGSHIP, a band composed of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
Formed by 10:22pm - Univeral Music Group's next-gen label - KINGSHIP is a musical supergroup that features multiple Bored Apes and one rare Mutant Ape personality. All of the assets for the musical supergroup were supplied by the famed Ape holder and web3 entrepreneur Jimmy McNelis.
“This deal is a leading example of how powerful commercial rights are for collectible NFT projects and their collectors. I’m incredibly excited to explore this new area of NFT ownership with Celine Joshua and 10:22," said McNelis in late 2021 when the deal was announced.
While the early part of 2022 was quiet for KINGSHIP, the project has made headlines in recent months by completing its mint of 5,000 key card NFTs and recently partnering with M&M to build exclusive, limited-edition chocolate candies.
The first step of the partnership with Fauntleroy and Hollis Jr. included deciding which personalities would play what instruments. Now the duo is currently working to decide what the sound of the KINGSHIP band should be.
“They are a rock band with rock ‘n’ roll personalities...We are still building out exactly how they’ll express themselves," Fauntleroy told Bloomberg.
Want to gain access to the KINGSHIP? The access-enabled keycards NFTs that minted in July for 0.19 ETH are currently trading below mint, at 0.14 ETH at the time of writing.
KINGSHIP, an NFT project created by a musical "supergroup," saw its volume increase by 1,720 percent over the last six hours with 372 total sales. The uptick in volume, however, negatively impacted the project's floor price, which dropped 34 percent to 0.16 ETH.
KINGSHIP, which uses the IP of three rare Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs and one rare Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT, dropped Key Card NFTs late last week. The Key Cards grant holders exclusive membership to the supergroup's music, content, utility, community, and token-gated experiences.
The Key Cards also have varying levels of rarity, which unlock different rewards for holders. And collecting all four Key Cards grants holders even more utility.
"By collecting all four members' cards, you gain entry to a floating villa that comes with high-value real-world benefits and access," the project's description on OpenSea reads.
The bandmates are called Captain, KING, Arnell, and Hud.