Recently, Cardano ($ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson and award-winning English music producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold announced a collaboration that will tokenize every aspect of the latter’s upcoming electronic dance music (EDM) album (“Zombie Lobster”) using the Cardano blockchain.

According to a report by BlockTribune, this collaboration between the Co-Founder and CEO of Cardano R&D company IOHK (aka “IOG”) and one of the legend of electronic music was announced during Cardano Summit 2021 (September 25-26), which took place in Laramie, Wyoming, USA.

Apparently, every part of Oakenfold’s album (“from the cover art and sleeve notes to the tracks and remixes”) will be placed on the Cardano blockchain. These non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be released as part of NFT project “Starship Universe”, which is operated by music entrepreneur Alon Shulman and which will soon be releasing thousands of NFTs on Cardano.

Hoskinson had this to say about his work with Oakenfold on the “Zombie Lobster” album:

Getting to learn about the electronic music industry and how the blockchain can support it has been a revelation. Understanding how a blockchain like Cardano can benefit producers and managers like Alon Shulman, artists like Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox, organisations like Universe and labels like Awesome Soundwave and Perfecto and the scale of what they achieve will enable us to connect our technology to their creativity. I’m excited to welcome Starship Universe as it lands on Cardano and we open up new frontiers together.

Shulman, who is the founder and chairman of the World Famous Group, a music, film, events and entertainment marketing, investment and management company, said:

Connecting with Charles Hoskinson has been a revelation. He listened, and we listened, and we realised we speak the same language and want the same things for our industries and the wider world. Integrity comes when you get the right balance between commerciality and credibility, and it quickly became apparent that we have a shared vision centered around inclusivity and sustainability.

What started as an idea while standing in the stone circle at Stonehenge is becoming a reality and I couldn’t be prouder to have co-pilots Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox aboard Starship Universe as we embark on this voyage beyond the final frontier.

And British music producer and DJ Carl Cox said:

I’ve always pushed boundaries. We jumped from vinyl to CD and then to digital. We were on the fringes with our original raves and now we’re at the forefront with major international festivals. I’ve always known that we are all the same, though sometimes it takes a while for others to catch on. In dance music we promote through word of mouth, in the tech world they call it peer to peer, but it is the same thing. We both share our creations and that’s what makes this next chapter so exciting.

As for Oakenfold, he said:

We live in a technological age. Platforms used to be for trains, clouds were in the sky and socials were places you danced. Things change quickly. It’s all about ‘when?’ and ‘where?’ but few people ask ‘why?’. When you do, it becomes clear what the right path to take is. Alon Shulman asks ‘why?’ and then makes the impossible possible. He always tells me we are only limited by our imaginations and with his synergy with Charles Hoskinson there is clearly no limit to what we can achieve together.


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