Winamp, the legendary music player launched in 1997, sells its original skin as NFT. This iconic look is the same one we encountered the program with when it debuted on Windows that year. As collected in The edgeWinamp will auction his skin from May 16 to 22; and you can access it from the OpenSea platform.
At the original Winamp skin auction, a sale of the original 1997 NFTs will follow based on 20 different works of art, and which in turn will be a derivative of the original look of the music program.
The company has confirmed that the funds raised will go to the Winamp Foundation, the purpose of which is to donate the profits to charitable projects. The first of these, as announced, will be the Belgian Music Fund, a non-profit organization “which supports music schools and socio-artistic projects in conflict zones and developing countries, as well as in Europe”, they mention in their the Web.
This movement, thus underlined in The edgecomes as one crossing between an advertising movementand one for fundraising.
Winamp will be full of artistic NFTs through a collection of works in which many artists will be able to participate. In her, creators will have the opportunity to submit their artistic version of Winamp since today; The call ends on April 15, when the company will select the winners. These will take 20% of the generated amount by selling your NFT images at the auction.
Likewise, artists will receive a 10% royalties generated by sales which can be done later. Of course, the price here will be set by the seller of the Winamp NFT art, so if you’re lucky, you might end up making a lot of money from future sales. By the way, each artwork will sell for 0.08 Ethereum, currently around $210.
Buyers will receive a link
Those who manage to obtain the Winamp NFT will be able to access it using a link that will redirect to the skin image original or one of its derivatives. Buyers will be able to “copy, reproduce and display” the artwork, but this does not mean that they own the copyright. In this last case, Winamp itself will hold the rightsand is that as part of the entry process, the artists will have to turn them over to the company.
Winamp is not what we remember from the 90s. The company, bought by AOL in 1998, was sold by the latter to Radionomy in 2014. This was after AOL went bankrupt. However, Radionomy has been putting effort into bringing Winamp back, and they plan to give him the boost he deserves this year as a mobile application and much more. However, those who want to enjoy the original program will be able to access it through updates to the program itself. community by Winamp.
Recently, Winamp came back to the world through the front door. the player has undergone a major makeover; the first for many years. In fact, rumors about it had been heard since 2018, but at the end of 2021, it became a reality. They changed their logo, but that wasn’t the only thing.
At the time, the company said that it would be a unique space for music creators. “For artists and audio creators, our goal is to put you in control of your content. We’ll help you connect closely with your fans and earn a fairer income doing what you love.”