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Quincy Jones-Backed Web3 Company OneOf Partners With The Recording Academy For NFT Collection

To celebrate the Grammy Awards, Quincy Jones-backed green Web3 company OneOf has kicked off a partnership with The Recording Academy to launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for music heads across the globe. The collection will commemorate the 64th, 65th, and 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Holders can look forward to the works from three diverse artists such as Emonee LaRussa, ThankYouX, and Andre Oshea, honoring OneOf’s mission to support women and people of color in the Web3 space, according to a press release . Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to the Recording Academy’s scholarship fund. “We are thrilled for this partnership with OneOf and to be dropping these exclusive NFT collections leading up to the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” said Adam Roth, SVP, Partnerships & Business Development of the Recording Academy. “To be on the forefront of technology while simultaneously serving the music community with a new and innovative platform is only the...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 1, 2022

How Iris Nevins Launched An NFT Platform For Black Artists That Generated $140K In Ten Months

Iris Nevins is an art collector who soared into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) after the realization that it would be a profitable marketplace for artists. One year after her dive into crypto, she soon launched NFT studio Umba Daima in February 2021 . The switch was fitting for Nevins, who already planned to create a digital store for artists to gain profit for their work. Umba Daima educates artists on Web3 and helps them find their footing in the NFT space. The company also boasts various sub-brands under its belt including Black NFT Art, NFT Roundtable podcast, and virtual exhibit The Unseen Gallery. “We noticed that the artists that were having a lot of success had these really strong communities around them that were promoting or reposting on social media or participating in their drops,” Iris Nevins said in an interview with CNBC. The studio launched Black NFT Art “in an attempt to create that kind of experience for Black artists.” Umba Daima can celebrate a few...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 14, 2022