James Rhodes is making history as the first classical artist to release an NFT music album. On March 31st, the album named “Vitamin C” will release in both digital and NFT formats. With the release of this album, Rhodes is sure to send shockwaves across the music industry and set an example for other classical artists to follow. This is a true testament to the power of creativity and imagination, and serves as an inspiration to never give up on a dream.
Rhodes has teamed up with Serenade, a leading web3 music platform, to create a limited edition digital pressing of the album as an NFT. The independent record label Signum Classics will also release “Vitamin C” in addition to the digital pressing of Serenade. This dual-release strategy is savvy, allowing Rhodes to tap into both traditional and emerging music markets. With each digital copy of Rhodes’s Vitamin C, high-quality audio and exclusive content will be unlocked, including a video where Rhodes discusses the creation of his album.
Before the album’s release at the end of next month, Rhodes will drop three singles, all of which will be available on all major streaming platforms. The first single, Chopin’s Mazurka, Op. 17, No. 4, will have a limited edition of only 25 copies available for purchase as a digital pressing from February 15th for just $6.
Rhodes also expressed his excitement about the upcoming release, stating that “these pieces combine to form a monster dose of Vitamin C for the soul.” He also shared that each track on the album has a similar story of inspiration and hope for him.
Una impresión digital de edición limitada también está disponible aquí: https://t.co/grhQldlWq7 pic.twitter.com/EI7oMZjVIv
— James Rhodes (@JRhodesPianist) February 14, 2023
James Rhodes: From Grass to Releasing a classical NFT album
James Rhodes has become a notable figure in classical music despite not receiving formal academic musical education or dedicated mentoring. His talent and hard work have resulted in seven successful albums, each of which has topped the iTunes classical charts.
Such a remarkable achievement speaks volumes about his passion and dedication to his craft. Moreover, Rhodes has managed to captivate and enrapture his listeners with his unique approach to classical music, often interpreting well-known pieces in his distinct style while introducing lesser-known works to his audience. His willingness to take risks and experiment with different sounds and techniques has earned him a devoted following that is eagerly anticipating his next release.
By releasing an NFT album, James Rhodes is paving the way for other classical artists to follow suit. The album’s inclusion on the charts is a groundbreaking achievement, further demonstrating the viability of non-fungible tokens as a new form of investment, ownership, and creativity.
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