Today is Thursday, March 4, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Music will forever be evolving, and Kings of Leon may be pushing some of that change in a new, digital direction.

The band will become the first to drop music in the form of a non-fungible token, or NFT, when it releases its newest album Friday. 

NFTs are a form of cryptocurrency that can hold goods such as arts, tickets and music. 

Similar to other forms of cryptocurrency, NFTs operate on the blockchain, which is a public network where anyone can see NFT transactions and their details. NFTs were formerly fairly unused by the wider music community, but recently, artists such as Shawn Mendes and Portugal. The Man have entered the world of cryptocurrency.

The album, When You See Yourself, is part of a project in which Kings of Leon will drop three different NFT tokens. Aside from the album token, other tokens include live show perks for life and exclusive audiovisual art. 

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