NFTs are dominating the cryptocurrency conversation and have taken the art world by storm. But with musicians starting to get in on the action, the potential to disrupt the music industry is clear – and Kings of Leon is leading the way by releasing an NFT album, the first band ever to do so.
Interest in digital assets – known as NFTs – is growing, as people see greater value in owning virtual art. But the blockchain technology behind the scenes is complicated, so the S!ng app enables any creator to turn their work into an NFT and sell it as a unique piece of art.
The meteoric rise in digital media and handheld technology has prompted how artists explore and use technology as a new medium to create engaging digital works of art. Using everything from AR and VR to GIFs, holograms and AI to algorithms and code, artists are expanding what consumers consider ‘art’ to be.
With digital channels offering them increased access to their heroes, casual supporters and ‘stans’ alike are embracing novel ways of showing their devotion to celebs and sports teams. How are these passionate individuals forging new cultural tribes and changing expectations of fan interactions?
With infinite content at our fingertips, it can sometimes feel like digital ownership is temporary. However, as crypto-collectibles and meme-based artworks attract more major attention and money, people are considering how their digital ownership can be more meaningful.