NFT.NYC got off to a solid start Monday with attendees checking in followed by first night events. The day included a major announcement that the OneOf music NFT platform would partner with the GRAMMYs for the next three awards shows. That news added some extra buzz to Proof Of Party, a special event for NFT.NYC hosted by OneOf on Monday evening.
In June, OneOf announced the cosign of Quincy Jones and plans by such artists as Whitney Houston, Doja Cat, and John Legend to release NFTs on the Tezos-based platform. After unanticipated delays, OneOf launched in August with a Doja Cat drop followed by drops from the IHeartRadio Music Festival and The Game.
OneOf Partners With The GRAMMYs
Yesterday, The Recording Academy and OneOf jointly announced their three-year agreement beginning with an initial drop for the GRAMMY Awards in January 2022. OneOf co-founders Lin Dai, Adam Fell, and Joshua James stated:
“If used to their full potential, NFTs will empower the music industry in a way few other technologies ever have.”
Music NFTs are already off to a solid start in NFT Land with creations by numerous artists and support from a variety of NFT platforms. GRAMMY-related NFTs are likely to give NFT music development a huge boost. In addition, the GRAMMY Awards will offer an influential platform for mainstream promotion of NFTs as a phenomenon.
Proof Of Party
Yesterday evening, OneOf celebrated NFTs and music with a Proof of Party event for NFT.NYC at VR World NYC. NFTS WTF editor David Cash was there and shared his impressions while on the run in New York:
“I went to the VIP speaker dinner and there was no music and a ton of people crowded into a room.”
“Then I went to this event [Proof of Party] and it felt like a Comic-Con party. Everyone was very bougie, very high-end. You walked in. There were a bunch of people. They had NFTs all over the walls. They had NFTs by FVCKRENDER, OseanWorld, and a bunch of cool people.”
“They had a little viewing room of NFTs and OneOf had big QR Codes on the wall which you could scan and get free NFTs. And there was a DJ on the main floor with a bar.”
“Then you went downstairs and, when I got there, Steve Aoki was playing. Then Don Diablo joined him for half a set.”
“It was amazing. It was a really, really well-done event. I was very impressed. It felt very Hollywood.”
Additional pics and impressions are available via the Proof of Party Twitter account including a note from FVCKRENDER:
Sounds like NFT.NYC got off to a solid start!
Featured Image: Screenshot of OneOf’s GRAMMY Awards Page