World of Women creator Yam Karkai designed three NFT magazine covers honoring Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and Mariah Carey.
Billboard, an American music and entertainment weekly, worked with World of Women (WoW) on three NFT magazine covers commemorating three of America’s most renowned female singers.
Billboard’s editorial director, Hannah Karp, confirmed the collaboration in a letter sent out on Monday. “Women continue to struggle for inclusion, representation, recognition, and equal pay at the top of the music business, from recording studios to C-suites,” she began.
In answer to a query on whether the metaverse is more welcoming to women in music, Karp said that Billboard’s decision to utilize NFT covers for its annual Women In Music issue was an effort to ensure that the virtual music world is one of equality.
Yam Karkai, the designer of World of Women, has been commissioned by Billboard to create three NFT magazine covers featuring Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and Mariah Carey for this year’s Women In Music edition.
The first Billboard cover shows Christina Aguilera, while the second includes Madonna. The release date for the third cover has yet to be determined.
The magazine selected WoW because of its welcoming and uplifting symbology that invites women into the NFT space.
“We are pleased to collaborate with World of Women and Yam Karkai on this important first for Billboard,” said Billboard President Julian Holguin in a statement.
“The cultural significance of this relationship is perfectly matched with our mission of promoting women who are breaking down barriers and transforming culture in music and beyond,” he added.
The NFT magazine covers will be auctioned off on FTX’s NFT marketplace later this month. A part of the proceeds will be donated to the organizations selected by each cover star.
Billboard will fly cover buyers to Los Angeles for the Women In Music event next year, where they will walk the red carpet with the magazine’s star honorees.
WoW has been involved in several high-profile collaborations after being recruited for management by talent manager Guy Oseary. It has collaborated on a narrative project with Reese Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine.
Even KPMG Canada, one of the Big Four accounting firms, couldn’t resist purchasing a WoW NFT. The company announced yesterday that it has finalized the acquisition of Woman #2681 for 25 ETH to be well-positioned to advise its clients on corporate NFT strategy.
World of Women has about $200 million in trade volume, and a second collection, Galaxy of Women, is set to release this year. It also intends to promote the digital art of female artists all around the globe.