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Amy Winehouse NFT sold as part of charity auction


It has been confirmed that an Amy Winehouse non-fungible token (NFT) will go up for sale as part of a new charity auction.

In a collaboration between the Amy Winehouse Foundation and MusiCares, a charity run by the organisers of the Grammys, will see a photo of the iconic singer in New York City sold as an NFT with benefits going toward funding both charities.

“We walked through the wet streets of downtown Manhattan, eagerly trying to capture the moment in a city that never sleeps,” photographer Charles Moriarty said of his shot.

Janis Winehouse, the mother of Amy, added of the image: “Charles has captured a fresh-faced Amy full of life and fun, I treasure those photos.”

Adding to the sentiment, Laura Segura, the Executive Director of MusiCares, said the organisation hope to raise further awareness and funds to aid the support for musicians who may be struggling with addiction and substance abuse.

“The proceeds from this auction will allow MusiCares to strengthen its support of music people working to improve their mental health,” she said.

“We are here to help the people behind the music and we couldn’t be any more proud of this endeavour.”

See the image, below.