JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Remember LimeWire? Yes, the free site we went to in order to illegally download music in the early 2000s to our iPods and Zunes? Well, it’s back!
LimeWire relaunched on Thursday as an open music and entertainment NFT marketplace for creators and collectors. People can purchase NFTs from verified artists including big names such as Travis Barker, Soulja Boy, Brandy, Dillon Francis and others.
Jacksonville-native singer-songwriter Samuel Herb is among the few artists lucky enough to be featured on the site. Herb announced his partnership with LimeWire as one of the first “LimeWire Lime Light Emerging Artists” along with an exclusive NFT collection.
Herb’s exclusive NFT will unlock content including one exclusive song, a preview of Herb’s first single from his upcoming debut album, access to one of his shows per year, and access to a Samuel Herb Discord channel. The NFT is numbered to 1,000 and is launching on the “green” Algorand Network.
“It is an amazing opportunity to be working with a platform like LimeWire; I used their original platform to fall in love with music and now being featured as one of their first five emerging artists is an incredible honor,” Herb said. “It was going to take the perfect storm for me to want to release an NFT as they are normally not environmentally friendly, but with LimeWire being on the Algorand Network which is Net-Carbon Zero, and adding my tree planting initiative, this launch was the perfect way for me to enter the web3 space.”
Herb graced News4JAX with his presence in 2019 when he sang his song “Someone Else’s Dream” live on River City Live.
What’s an NFT?
An NFT, which stands for a non-fungible token, is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. They are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos, Forbes explained.
NFTs can include original tracks and artworks, backstage passes, or meet-and-greets with artists.
The platform aims to be the place where collectors can purchase exclusive and unreleased music, video content, and digital artwork, according to Digital Music News.