A musical asset class- The New Indian Express


Express news service

Ever wanted to own your favorite song, like a painting or sculpture? You can show off your good taste in music and make money through resale or royalties as a legitimate legal owner. If yes, your wish will come true. Vancouver-based Indian filmmaker Uzair Merchant has released the world’s first NFT music video for his song “Stardust.” He invites you to own a part of history.

The advent of the NFT Marketplace has changed the world of art as we know it. Non-fungible tokens or NFTs put creative assets such as digital images, music, videos and movies into the same pattern as traditional stocks and securities. This allows people to own some of these digital creative works and bring out the benefits associated with ownership, while giving artists the opportunity to make money for their hard work and greater exposure. It means that. So far, NFT spaces have fascinated various forms of art, but Merchant Stardust is the first music video to enter this domain. They have achieved this by partnering with Finhaven Private Markets, a security token marketplace based in Canada that provides investors with a regulated trading environment.

Aaron Drew

Even before it got the tag of being the world’s first NFT music video, Stardust was getting a lot of praise. It was released in July 2021 by a collaborative group of musicians known as Kri8.labs, a constantly changing group of many artists around the world. This particular song was written by four artists from Vancouver and Dubai: Indian, Arabian and Canadian. They are Salim, the first emirati hip-hop artist in the United Arab Emirates. Aaron Drew, a prolific Canadian musical entrepreneur. Award-winning performer Sian Flanagan. Uzair Merchant, a production designer and director who has been involved in movies such as Deadpool 2 and Miss Fitz, and television series such as Superman & Royce.

A unique bilingual rap song was also directed by the merchant. “Stardust” is the theme song for the next sci-fi show, Black Rose, directed by Arrow’s fame James Bamford, further sweetening the deal with NFT owners. They will also be executive producers of the show. “Until now, no music video has gone through a legitimate securities channel to become an NFT. This music video was shot on an iPhone and has already won eight international awards at film festivals. We believe it’s the uniqueness of this track that has attracted our attention, “says Merchant.

Works of art based on personal sorrow often attract crowds, and Stardust is no exception. This heartfelt mourning was inspired by the merchant’s experience during the pandemic when his father was immobile after a cardiac arrest. He shares that “Stardust” is a battle between the two worlds where the character is desperate to find the answer, and only learns that life has its own flow. It should be observed, not fighting. The idea is that we all come from Stardust and return to Stardust. There is no doubt that this music video is paving the way for the future. A place where the world of NFTs, traditional finance and art meet in a sustainable way.

Good to know
Artists: Uzair Merchant, Salim, Aaron Drew, Sian Flanagan
Director: Uzair Merchant
Securities Trader: Finhaven Private Market
Soundtrack: Black Rose TV Show
Streaming: Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Saavn, etc.



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