Elon Musk makes an electronic music track about NFTs, which he plans to sell as an NFT

Elon Musk
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If you’re anything like us, you won’t even have heard of the concept of NFTs until a few weeks ago, yet now they seem to be everywhere. 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are effectively certificates that state that you own the ‘original’ of something in digital form, such as a piece of art or - you guessed it - a piece of music.

It’s at this point that you’d expect Tesla boss and renowned futurist Elon Musk’s name to enter the equation and, right on cue, he’s uploaded an electronic music track about NFTs… that he plans to sell as an NFT.

The Technoking of Tesla made the announcement on Twitter, where the track is accompanied by a strange rotating gold ‘vanity trophy’ with the words ‘computers never sleep’ and ‘hodl’ round the side of it. 

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It’s not quite clear when Musk intends to sell the NFT, or how much he wants for it, but if he does, he’ll be joining a growing number of artists who are making money from them. Musk’s wife Grimes recently sold $6 million worth of digital artworks as NFTs, while Deadmau5 launched a limited series of non-fungible collectibles in 2020.

This is not Musk’s first foray into electronic music, of course - he previously released the tracks Don’t Doubt ur Vibe and RIP Harambe on SoundCloud.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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