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Irreplaceable tokens can be sold to raise funds, and two separate programs will now use NFT auction proceeds to raise funds for charitable projects. These tokens will represent one of America’s most famous landmarks, the Hollywood Sign and a New York photo of the late singer Amy Winehouse.
The Hollywood Sign (Hollywood Sign) is a world-famous landmark on the hills of Los Angeles and will be provided as a non-fungible token (NFT) to collect funds to support charitable causes. NFT will be launched by Sugar23, an emerging management and creative platform created by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar.
The company has partnered with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and is now looking for artists or filmmakers to complete digital art projects. The token will be sold this summer, although a specific time frame has not yet been determined. The Hollywood Reporter quoted Shuger as saying:
As storytellers, they recognize the power of social influence, so we are committed to exploring various types of global opportunities and are excited about the potential of NFT to change the creative field.
He added: “When we think of what might be the most iconic opportunity, we naturally think of the most iconic image in the world-the Hollywood Sign.” His team believes that the project is a good thing for the city of Los Angeles. opportunity. The producer emphasized: “There is a better way to give back than to raise money for the people who need it most.”
The funds collected from the token sale will be used to fund various charitable activities of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The organization is working through its Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation to address issues related to homelessness, education, diversity, and inclusion.
Musicares launched another charity initiative involving cultural icons and digital tokens. This non-profit organization provides assistance to musicians with financial and health issues and artists in need of rehabilitation, and has produced an NFT for the unique photos of the late British singer Amy Winehouse.
A photo taken by Charles Moriarty shows Amy in a phone booth in New York. It is animated by visual artist Mark Palkoski. The digital artwork is a limited edition print with an original picture autographed by Moriarty. “Charles captured Amy with a fresh face full of life and fun, and I cherish those photos,” Amy’s mother Janis Winehouse said in a press release.
The token has been listed on the Opensea market until May 30, with a reserve price of 3 ETH, which is approximately $8,400 at the time of writing. It can also be obtained through Mandolin, a live concert platform. All auction proceeds will be donated to Musicares and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and will be used to support musicians related to mental health, addiction and substance abuse.
Amy Winehouse suffers from drug and alcohol addiction. The Grammy Award winner passed away on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27. She died of alcoholism. The NFT release is part of the “Back to Amy” exhibition and live broadcast, which is the tenth year since her death. The exhibition will celebrate Amy’s legacy with performances.
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