Making Music and History: Singer Shuntile Deploys NFTs to Strengthen Songs
Barbadian singer Shontelle is making a comeback and using NFT to connect directly with music fans - and followers of the hot digital collective trend.
The 35-year-old actor, perhaps best known for the platinum single "Impulse" from her 2010 album "No Gravity," is hoping to become the first black female musician to release her high-tech collection—one of a kind blockchain with verified authenticity.
Following the expiration of her recording contract, Schuntel wants her music to reappear to encourage artists to use technology to own their own works.
You have a great way to bridge the gap between the world of music and this new technology of earnings," says Shontelle Lane, born in St. James, Barbados. I want to be able to use my music or the fact that people know me through their music; so I can teach them things. "
Shontelle has a number of songs to be released in the coming months. His latest "Tomorrow" release in February is executive produced by the House of Dow, which provides the background sound to the DE and creates the art used in the video that features the death of George Floyd. The footage and the ensuing summer 2020 demonstrations are included.
When "Tomorrow" takes away that tension, "When you listen to this song, whatever is going on in the world, you will hear the lyrics of this song and literally apply it," Chantelle said. Because at the end of the day, when it comes to bartering with people's pain and dealing with unfair and anxious people if this is the case today, what am I waiting for?
Instead of reflecting much of the R&B pop feel of his early music, the song's sound reflects the Caribbean-flavored Soka and Afrobates who have recently immersed themselves in it.
Overcoming difficulties and having a musical success with Barbadian Rehana," he said. "I feel like I'm a poster child for 'You Can Do This.' "Just follow me (and) you won't rely so much on 'man.'"
Sounding off a new musical start
Shontelle says independent artists suffered during the epidemic, unable to trade and sell goods. "It's not really the sale of music that makes us money. It's walking; it's selling everything," he said. "I align NFT with seller trade."
The highest bidder at its online auction, which runs April 8-10, wins an NFT that can be redeemed for a number of special items, including Shontelle's soon-to-be-released song "House Party "and a video of his name includes a cameo—included in the lyrics of the special version of the song. It will be recorded on a standard vanilla disc called a tradition of Caribbean music called "Double Palette," in which a DJ commissioned an artist to dub the DJ's name in a remake of a song.