• As part of their KINGSHIP Group expansion, Universal Music Group announces their latest BAYC acquisition

  • The latest purchase by Universal Music Group (UMG) is the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). Their KINGSHIP group’s manager will be an ape.

    The Ape Who Would Be KingSHIP’s Leader

    UMG announced yesterday that they have purchased a new BAYC NFT. The latest addition to the music label’s metaverse band KINGSHIP under their metaverse label 10:22PM is Bored Ape #5537. The ape was introduced as “Manager Not All” on the group’s official Twitter account and is anticipated to lead the group.

    “Meet Manager Not All, the new ape-in-charge who is leading KINGSHIP to glory. She and the band have been hard at work on top-secret plans. If she’s learned anything from her BAYC clubhouse days, it’s that “wonderful things come to those who wait.”

    Manager Not All is a crypto billionaire who can communicate in a variety of languages. The character is stated to have no prior experience managing a music group, but is eager to take on the challenge, relying on expertise gained from music documentaries.

    The announcement comes after the group’s website and Discord channel were launched. The KINGSHIP website and discord platform are expected to assist expand the community and keep them up to date on what’s going on in the KINGSHIP realm. UMG has been particularly active in the NFT arena recently, announcing two partnerships: one with Curio, an NFT marketplace, in February, and another with Billboard and the Flow blockchain earlier this month.

    Label 10:22PM released KINGSHIP in November of last year. Three bored apes and a mutant ape made up KINGSHIP. According to Etherscan statistics, the most recent addition, Manager Not All, was purchased for 125 ETH, or $367,746.25.

    The Metaverse Music Scene Is Being Taken Over By BAYC

    The “Ape Fest,” a music concert in New York for certified holders of BAYC and MAYC NFTs, was held by BAYC in November of last year. Stars such as Lil Baby, The Strokes, Aziz Ansari, and others performed at the event. The unveiling of the KINGSHIP took place a week after this occasion.

    On the same day that KINGSHIP was unveiled, prominent music producer Timbaland stated that he was creating an entertainment business named “Ape-In Productions” in the metaverse. Bored Apes are intended to be promoted as metaverse artists by Ape-In Productions.

    Celebrities and musicians have made BAYC their go-to NFT collection. Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Takeoff are among the celebrities who are known to be members of the club. Yuga Labs, the designers of BAYC, do not appear to be resting on their laurels. The company recently obtained the CryptoPunks and Meebits IP and introduced ApeCoin as the ecosystem’s controlling token.

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