Tag: virtual reality
MelodyVR keen for more publishing deals after Warner/Chappell
Music virtual-reality company MelodyVR announced a multi-year licensing deal with publisher Warner/Chappell yesterday. The agreement covers VR distribution of the publisher’s catalogue of songs around “an extensive...
February 22, 2018
MelodyVR to launch alongside new standalone VR headsets
Music virtual-reality startup MelodyVR has been in closed beta since the end of 2016, holding its plans for a commercial launch until it judges the market is ready. The company has just reiterated that this will be in 2018. “MelodyVR...
February 12, 2018
Elton John: ‘I’ve never downloaded anything in my life. Not even porn!’
Elton John held a press event with YouTube yesterday (24 January) to announce his farewell tour – a 300-date, multi-continent extravaganza that will start in September and run into 2021. While that news dominated the...
January 25, 2018
MelodyVR prepares for launch and aims to be a top-10 VR app
Music virtual-reality startup MelodyVR is preparing for its long-awaited commercial launch, with more than 5k hours of live performances and other content shot with artists. “We're not going to say we want to be the...
January 17, 2018
Finnish band Phantom launch VR video using Notch technology
Finnish electronic duo Phantom have become the first artist to use new technology from Notch, which is best known for its software providing live visuals for a host of big acts. Its new tool aims to help artists create...
January 16, 2018
AR and VR startups raised more than $3bn in 2017
Augmented and virtual reality companies raised more than $3bn of funding in 2017 according to research firm Digi-Capital, which claims that half of that investment happened in Q4 alone. However, a handful of companies...
January 8, 2018
VR and music: ‘The biggest challenge thus far is the storytelling’ (#SlushMusic)
Musical VR is creatively exciting but commercially nascent: key startups are still in their early days, while there’s no clear path for artists and labels to make decent money (or even a return on their investment) in virtual...
November 28, 2017
Pioneer Jaron Lanier on the difference between VR and AR
While we’re on the subject of different kinds of reality, Jaron Lanier is a useful man to listen to, having been one of the original pioneers of virtual reality technology. Wired has been talking to him about the difference...
November 22, 2017
10 talking points around music and virtual / augmented reality
PRS for Music held an event at its London offices last week exploring the impact and potential of immersive technologies on music – including virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR and MR). There has been plenty...
November 14, 2017
Games firm CCP pulls back from virtual reality investment
Many people in the music industry have high hopes for virtual reality technology, and Universal Music’s announcement this week of a partnership with startup Within is an example of the partnerships being struck around VR. But...
November 1, 2017
Universal Music to work on AR / VR experiences with Within
We’ve been writing about virtual reality startup Within since it was founded under the name of Vrse by Chris Milk, the filmmaker whose previous projects included the famous ‘Wilderness Downtown’ interactive video for...
October 31, 2017
MelodyVR raises £15m more funding through share placings
Music virtual-reality startup MelodyVR is raising more money: £10m from a placing of new shares, and another £5m from the sale of shares by co-founders Anthony Matchett and Steven Hancock. The company, which is listed...
October 25, 2017