Monday, May 20, 2024

Mick Jagger’s NFT Auction Sells for $50,000 to Block Chain Entrepreneur with a Checkered Past


Mick Jagger may have mixed emotions about the auction winner of his NFT for charity.

Brock Pierce, a self proclaimed block chain entrepreneur with a checkered past, paid $50,000 for an animated video accompanied by a loop of music from Mick’s new single, “Easy Sleazy.” The money goes to Music Venue Trust, a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve grassroots music venues, Back-up, which provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members, and National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), an organization working to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live performance venues and promoters throughout the United States. A portion of proceeds will also be going to environmental causes.

“Easy Sleazy” is the new single released this week by Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl. The title may have appealed to Pierce, who was involved in some questionable activities of his own years ago. The last time I wrote about him his representative threatened to sue me. But Pierce’s activities were well d0cumented in the press and not just by me going back more than two decades.

You can read the whole thing here.

Since then, Pierce — who was a child actor in “The Mighty Ducks” — has become very involved in the bitcoin/blockchain world. He also declared a presidential campaign last year. I’m not sure exactly what he gets for $50,000 since the Jagger video art can easily be downloaded from Jagger’s website into anyone’s computer. But that’s my overall question about the NFT market, frankly. Pierce, who loves publicity, gets more out of this. So I guess it was worth it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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