Elon Musk, Technoking of Tesla, EDM music producer, lover of Doge, fashionista, and prankster, is making music again.
On Monday, he posted a techno music track on Twitter, claiming he’s selling it as an NFT. Check it out below.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a special type of cryptocurrency, where every unit is unique. They’re often used for artworks, and recently they’ve been extremely popular, with some selling for many millions of actual U.S. dollars (check out our explainer on NFTs here for more details).
As for the song itself, it’s unnamed, though it does come with a video containing the words NFT, “Vanity Trophy,” “HODL,” and “Computers Never Sleep,” so it could be one of those. Likewise, Musk didn’t share any actual details about the price or the terms of the sale; knowing him, though, this will probably happen.
track Musk has produced — in 2020, he released a track called “Don’t Doubt Your Vibe,” roughly in the same genre (EDM/techno) as the new one. In 2019, he released a rap song called “RIP Harambe.” I don’t feel qualified to assess the quality of these tracks, but to my ear, this most recent one sounds the most professionally done.
It’d be easy to dismiss Musk’s venture into NFT sales as silly, but the man has had success selling his silly ideas. For example, he launched a flamethrower, a hat, and shorts that bear the sign “S3XY,” all of which sold out pretty fast. The millions he made (well, technically, his companies made) on these may be drops in the bucket compared to his total wealth, but you have to hand it to him, the man is a competent salesman.