- Bored Ape #9797 or Jimbo is the latest Bored Ape to move into the music industry.
- Previously, Timbaland’s TheZoo and 10:22 PM’s KINGSHIP stepped into the music business.
- The trend is in line with older animated acts like The Archies, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Gorillaz and virtual idols like Miquela.
Jimbo or Bored Ape #9797 has signed Milo Stokes for management and Create Music Group for distribution. Today, i.e. on October 28, Create will support in releasing the latest single of the NFT artist as well as music video, Plastic, which includes the resemblance of 25 plus Bored Apes.
Better known as “Jimbo,” he is the latest Bored Ape to enter the music business after 10:22 PM’s KINGSHIP and Timbaland’s TheZoo. https://t.co/k0LqImddGX— billboard (@billboard) October 27, 2022
Plastic was written by Jimbo and Suigeneris and produced by Dream Addix. Suigeneris will partner on the creation of future records with Jimbo to bring back the Bored Ape to life. The accompanying video has been directed by Themis “Reit” Chrysafidis who is the co-founder and creative director of 1UP Nova which is known for collaborating with world’s most renowned digital and NFT characters.
In a statement, Stokes said that Create is popular as an innovative firm in the music industry, which made them think of it as the right choice to create a web3 initiative and roll out Jimbo.
Jimbo is counted among the various Bored Apes of BAYC that have stepped into the music industry. Last year, Timbaland released Ape-In Productions, his indie entertainment firm, that utilized characters of Bored Ape in order to perform music. During the same time, UMG’s 10:22 PM label released KINGSHIP, which represents a virtual group of characters from Bored Apes.
Besides the virtual artists created from this project, BAYC has also tied-up with Guy Oseary, who manages U2 and Madonna.
What distinguishes the purchase of a Bored Ape is the fact that the non-fungible token provides monetization or commercial utilization rights of the similarity of the cartoon to buyers. Having said that, it is a Bored Ape owner’s right to utilize the likeness of an Ape in order to sell merchandise or music like a virtual artist. Apes look like the most known collection to be developed into virtual artists. For instance, in recent years, Grimes launched NPC, an “A.I. girl group.”