The 595 music notes contained in the 96 bars of the right-hand melody of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s signature composition, “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” were digitally split into single notes and converted into unique NFTs. Each item is linked with an image of the music sheet for the bar containing the corresponding note. Additionally, there will be an auction for “NFT for the rights to obtain “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” by Ryuichi Sakamoto handwritten music sheet'' “, after the sale opens.
About NFT sales of 595 music notes
The NFT for the 595 music notes were split and created from the sound source of “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - 2021", played at Bunkamura Studio (Tokyo) on July 30th, 2021, while fighting against illness, his only recording of this work in 2021.
The sale of this NFT item will initially take place on the marketplace “Adam byGMO” for a fixed amount of 10,000 JPY (tax included) per music note (one NFT item). The purchasing method can be chosen from credit card or bank deposit in Japanese yen and Ethereum (ETH). Please note that the 595 notes will be available for sale incrementally in the 3 days between December 21st to 23rd, 2021. 595 notes sold incrementally in 3 sessions of December 21st 7:00PM, Dec 22nd 7:00PM and Dec 23rd 7:00PM（all in JST）
・December 21 (Tue), 7:00 p.m. SALE: 1-16 bars, 190 music notes of NFT Name 1-1 to 16-10 The NFTs that could not be sold above will be sold at the 7:00PM(JST) tomorrow, December 22. ・December 22 (Wed), 7:00 p.m. SALE: 17-56 bars, 205 music notes of NFT Name 17-1 to 56-5 ・December 23 (Thr), 7:00 p.m. SALE: 57-96 bars, 200 music notes of NFT Name 57-1 to 96-1
X-X "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - 2021 ” 595 Notes, 96 Bars ” Music Video Movie : Daisuke Shimada
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - 2021 ” 595 Notes, 96 Bars ” Documentary Interview with Seigen Ono
About the benefit gift for NFT first-time buyers
Additionally, a limited link to download the WAV file of "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" full version will be sent as a benefit gift for first-time buyers. Owners of the NFT will be given the right to join the auction for “NFT for the rights to obtain “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” by Ryuichi Sakamoto handwritten music sheet”.
About the NFT of rights to obtain the handwritten music sheet of “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” by Ryuichi Sakamoto
For this project, Ryuichi Sakamoto has created a handwritten music sheet up to 26 bars for "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence". The NFT for the rights to obtain the handwritten music sheet (physical copy) will be available for auction on "Adam byGMO", limited to the NFT owners of 595 music notes. The starting price for this auction will be 100,000 JPY, and it will be open between December 24th, 2021, 12 AM to December 25th, 2021, 11:59 PM JST (auto extension may take place). For the successful bidder of “NFT for the rights to obtain “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” by Ryuichi Sakamoto handwritten music sheet”, the physical copy will be sent after the notice by "Adam byGMO". As there is only a single copy of the handwritten music sheet, only the successful bidder of the first sale will exercise this item's right.
Auction Schedule：December 24th, 2021 12AM to December 25th, 2021 11:59PM（JST）
Please be aware that although the sale of these NFT items are preconditioned for a worldwide purchase, due to the uncompleted processes for meeting the GDPR criteria, “Adam byGMO” users in the European region cannot purchase these items.
It is very unfortunate that the sale will not be available for users living in the European region. We would like to note that this was not the artist’s intent.
Thank you for your understanding.
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Avex Entertainment Inc., which operates the music label “commmons” that Ryuichi Sakamoto presides over for Japan, and Gentosha Inc., the publisher of this item, will redistribute the royalties from the sale of NFT through the item publisher, Gentosha Inc., after deducting the production costs, as follows.
Ryuichi Sakamoto 50% Gentosha Inc. 25％ Avex Entertainment Inc. 25％
In addition, Ryuichi Sakamoto donated all royalties received by him, deducting management fees, to the following organizations at rates equal, according to his wishes.
Paragraph. All "XX-X Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto" NFTs currently available on Adam byGMO (including secondary distribution) are legitimate NFTs.
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1. Contract Address: 0xb30fC2D754C88c451275b743b6F530F19f643683 2. Token ID: The value of Token ID (in decimal) must match with your NFT in the linked file below.
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