The 100% NFT Kingship music group plans to offer 10,000 Key Cards to access its virtual world. These access keys, in the form of non-fungible tokens, will unlock musical content, products, experiences and give access to a closed community.
Three rare apes from the Bored Ape and one Mutant Ape make up this metaverse supergroup: Captain, King, Arnell, and Hud. Last year, Universal’s label Web3, 10:22 PM signed the band. Remember that the 10:22PM label is a joint venture with the Universal Music Group (UMG), whose goal is to redefine the creation and distribution of content through new forms of storytelling in the Web3 space.
Thus, KINGSHIP is a major project with a rich storytelling, based on music and blockchain technology. The group is supported by “manager Noët All”, Bored Ape #5537.
How to get your Key Card?
Exclusive keys will be minted in two waves. The first, for users on the “allow list,” will take place Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. PT . Registrations on this waiting list opened Tuesday, May 10 for 48 hours on the Kingship website, only for holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Doodles, SupDucks, World of Women, Avastars and The Littles tokens . Each of these projects offers 1000 places on the authorization list. Public registration is currently open, with 1000 places also available. The mint will take place Monday, May 14 starting at 2 p.m. PT.
Registered users will have access to the mint of the KINGSHIP cards. For this, they will have to fulfill several conditions. They will need to subscribe to the @therealkingship Twitter account , join the KINGSHIP Discord channel, while holding at least 0.19 ETH in their wallet. However, registration on the list does not guarantee the mint (first come, first served).
More details about the event
Four towers are currently under construction in the world of KINGSHIP, located on a virtual island. Each turn corresponds to a member of the NFT supergroup . Each card will allow access to one of four towers, each with its own characteristics.
The lucky ones who manage to collect the cards allowing access to the four towers will obtain an entry ticket for “the villa which floats above the towers, where the magic really happens” .
Which team behind KINGSHIP?
KINSHIP’s website details the biographies of three of the concept’s founding members.
First, we find Celine Joshua , founder of the 10:22PM label and the supergroup KINGSHIP. He is a widely recognized personality in the music industry, very good at unearthing new marketing opportunities for artists through music releases, social networks and Web3. Additionally, she serves as Executive Vice President of Business Innovation and Artistic Strategy at UMG. With KINGSHIP, it paves the way for a new category of blockchain-powered music products.
The second member is Jimmy McNelis , founder and CEO of NFT42, a start-up oriented towards virtual goods and the metaverse. Furthermore, he founded and led a large number of NFT projects, among them Avastars. Additionally, Fortune Magazine named him one of NFT‘s 50 Most Influential People.
The latest is Jack Lanza , as animation director and creative director. He started working in “traditional” animation for Cartoon Network and Disney Junior. In 2021, he was recruited to host the BYAC monkeys, a real turning point in his career. His impact in the KINGSHIP project is particularly strong given the importance given to storytelling and visuals.