Andrew Gouché Announces First Ever Live Personal Concert NFT
Gospel legend Andrew Gouché has teamed up with the financial group New Black Wall Street (NBWS) to break the mold of traditional concerts. The bassist is set to become the first musician ever to broadcast a live, personal NFT concert.
“Backed by the visionary leaders of Wakanomy, a subsidiary of NBWS, and hosted by Open Sea, access to ‘Wakanomy Presents: NFT Live feat. Andrew Gouché’ will be auctioned on April 21, 2021, as an NFT (non-fungible token), which is a unique token that can be tied to intangible and tangible items,” a press release explains. “The winner of this auction will receive the very first personal NFT concert, which will include a magical lineup of guest musicians and artists, streamed directly to them and any guests they choose to share with. These participants will become the pioneers of this cutting-edge experience that, combined with the limitless potential of the NFT, will usher in the future of live music. They, along with Gouché and NBWS will also, simultaneously, encourage the mass adoption of cryptocurrency at a time when the music industry and so many others need innovative solutions to survive.”
Gouché’s career features a star-studded resumé. He’s worked with Prince, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Gladys Knight, Kirk Franklin, and many more. He has played around the world for enormous crowds, but just like everyone else, that all changed with the pandemic. He was left without enough income to support his family, so he took a job delivering packages for Amazon.
“Sometimes challenging circumstances can force us to put our pride aside, and I’ve always believed in doing what I had to do until I can do what I want to do,” says Gouché, “so, while delivering those packages, a new desire was birthed inside of me to use my talents in a different way. I knew that there had to be a way to use my gifts to give back to lower-income families and those most affected by COVID-19… so I turned to NBWS.”
NBWS has pledged to donate a portion of all proceeds from the auction to help children of low-income families by setting up a digital wallet with $100 of bitcoin. The auction also serves as a commemoration of Prince on the five-year anniversary of his passing.
More info about the auction will be available on the Wakanomy website.