The first NFT collection to perform music on a major daytime talk show with singer Kiesza

Kiesza played with the MilkyWay Pirates band on the Ellen Degeneres Show today, which is also an NFT compilation. The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are Apes, Punks, and now they're doing music on daytime chat shows.


Singer and pop-electronic artist Kiesza performed on the Ellen Degeneres Show today with the MilkyWay Pirates band, which also happens to be an NFT collection.
Kiesza performing | Image: Zip.news

For instance, NFTs are one-of-a-kind tokens that represent asset ownership on a blockchain like Ethereum or Solana. That asset is usually a piece of digital art.


The MilkyWay Pirates NFTs made history today as the first NFT collection to perform music on a major daytime talk show, thanks to QGlobe's accelerator program.


Based on a science fiction novel Kiesza came up with called "SziFi," the band members appear digitally as colorful and hairy humanoid-like characters named "Fooboos."


The NFTs employ "Meta Motions," which are executable dance moves that may also be used in blockchain-based metaverses like Decentraland. The 3D designer behind the NFT designs is Luke Didlo, who has previously created 3D art for Meta and album art for Chris Brown.


While the Ellen Show's fuzzy dancers may appear amusing, Kiesza sees NFTs as an inspiring way for musicians to carve a new path.


"The music industry was designed in such a way that it never looked out for the best interests of musicians." Musicians have always had to battle for their rights in order to improve their situation.


But the NFT space is young, and musicians can step in and make a difference before it's too late," Kiesza said in an email to Decrypt.


Didlo, for one, views NFTs as a way for professional dancers and choreographers to claim their techniques and demand royalties from them.