‘Winamp’ is a media player (MP3 sharing platform) for Microsoft Windows, developed in 1997 and widely used before people largely stopped using computers for MP3s. This spring, Winamp’s team is embracing the novelties of Web 3.0 and opening a foundation to support music creators.
First, the music company will auction its iconic and original ‘Winamp skin’ from May 16th to May 22th. The following the sale, Winamp will sell 20 NFT artworks, derivatives of Winamp skin, by 20 digital artists at 0.08 ETH each. This one-of-a-kind collection will have 1997 art pieces (distributed as 19*100 and 1*97).
Winamp has pledged to distribute the funds raised from the sales to charities that support the music industry and musicians.
The project aims to inspire musicians and provide them with control and transparency over their music rights and its usage. Winamp believes that helping music artists to regain power over their work is the only way for musical creativity to thrive and serve society.
Submissions to Winamp from artists are open until April 15th.