British Rock Band Muse to Release Next Album as NFT

British rock band Muse will release its ninth studio album on August 26 as an NFT.

The album dubbed “Will of the people” is set to be the first-ever release that will enter the charts in the UK and Australia.

Formed in 2014, the iconic rock band has won NME Award for Best British Band in 2007, 2010, and 2011, MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance in 2019, and Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2011 and 2016, among many other awards.

In 2020, Mused worked with Dapper Lab’s CryptoKitties project to create digital collectibles.

Muse is tapping NFT platform Serenade to sell “Will of the People”.

According to Serenade’s website, the platform uses layer-2 solution Polygon to mint NFTs—the company calls Polygon’s proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism “far more efficient” than Ethereum’s current proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm.

Serenade’s one notable feature is that the platform doesn’t require users to create a crypto wallet before purchasing NFTs, and people can use debit and credit cards to purchase NFTs on the site.

Users can also use their existing Bitcoin or Ethereum wallets linked to Coinbase.

Muse’s upcoming NFT release is limited to 1,000 copies globally and will come as both an NFT and a limited-edition format.