Pinkfong, the creators of the widely annoying popular song that you’ve probably got frustratingly stuck in your head a few times ‘Baby Shark’, are launching NFTs this week. The new collection will feature content directly from the music video and will be composed of a few things. Firstly a 1/1 NFT depicting the famed Baby Shark with a loopable (and rather trippy) hue/saturation cycle “inspired by holographic collectors’ trading cards” and a musical background that is a “classically composed, bespoke, electronic movement built around the unmistakable melody and flashes of the iconic vocal from Baby Shark Dance”.
The rest of the collection is composed of portraits of Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark, and of course, Grandpa Shark, with a varying number of editions each, also accompanied by their signature line from the song, their names… Doo doo doo doo doo doo…
There’s no doubt in my mind that such an infectious song will have given this collection a strong starting point, and the 1/1 NFT of the collection will likely end up in the tens of thousands within days, if not the hundreds of thousands.
I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing for the world of NFTs… It’s good because it’s attention, but am I going to end up with this song in my head for another few months?
Hopefully Baby Shark will spare me.
If I had to guess which potential song may outsell the entire NFT music market, it would have to be Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Someone with more money than sense would buy that at an insane price simply to own the legendary Rick-Roll material. Though if it were sold as an NFT, I’m sure it would end up being removed from everywhere else, including YouTube, forever rendering all the scattered rick-roll-intentioned links around the internet as inert.
Click here to see the latest songs that have been listed as NFTs!