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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
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It has been made official that an unreleased version of one of David Bowie's hit songs would be posthumously released as an NFT. After releasing the unheard version of the hit song, it was reported that the proceeds would be given to charity. While still alive, David Bowie was widely known as one of the most popular and influential musicians ever. He produced a staggering 27 studio albums, 11 live albums, 4 soundtracks, and 128 singles. Despite the huge list here, it still appears that the singer, despite passing away in 2016, has an unreleased version of one of his singles. His management has worked with other organizations to release the song as a David Bowie NFT. 

Gala Music, an offshoot of Web3 startup Gala Games, announced on Thursday some surprising collaborations they would make to incorporate Bowie on the blockchain using his unreleased music. Music producer Larry Dvoskin and publisher Warner-Chappell Music were contacted to work on releasing the unheard version of Bowie’s hit 1983 song "Let’s Dance" It would be released as an NFT, and proceeds would be returned to a charity. 

Gala Music announced the new development on Twitter, where they said, "Put on your red shoes and dance the blues!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Let's Dance we're releasing a never before heard version of #DavidBowie's iconic track with proceeds donated to @MusiCares." 

On their website, they also noted that the release of the unheard music NFTs would happen on the  14th of April, 2023. When. This happens, it would be approximately 40 years since David Bowie released the first version of the song. "Don't miss your chance to own a piece of history and listen to a never before heard version of “Let's Dance” by David Bowie, on Gala Music.

The limited pay-what-you-wish series goes live April 14th, 2023," Gala Music announced. 

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From what the  Gala Music has announced, the release of this music NFTs would happen on 14th April. Those behind this project plan to sell it using a pay-what-you-wish model. As the music NFTs are being sold, the money made from the sales would be donated to MusiCares. MusiCares is a charity organization that helps those in the music community with health issues. 

While discussing the new collaboration, music producer Larry Dvoskin said the production was a "more dreamy, electronic" version of the original song. 

However, getting David Bowie's management to collaborate on the project was not easy. Larry Dvoskin was the one who had contacted Bowie's estate to see what they could do about the unreleased version of the song. While speaking about the negotiations, music producer Larry Dvoskin said Bowie's estate manager planned to turn him down before he finally accepted the offer. 

"When I first talked with the executor of the Bowie Estate, he told me he initially planned to listen to my pitch about releasing this as an NFT and then politely pass. But when he pulled up the original 2002 email in which Bowie expressed his enthusiasm for doing the recording, that changed his mind. This was a creative endeavor David never got to see released during his lifetime. We are honoring his wish by releasing it now," Dvoskin narrated. With the upcoming release, fans of the singer and the crypto community would be expecting the music NFTs. Also see Trump's Indictment is Good news for His NFT Portfolio