Forget Fortnite: 2020’s most intense battle royale might just be between all the livestreaming-video services promising to help musicians make back at least some of the revenues they’re losing from the concerts shutdown. The latest to join the fray is US startup Yoop, which has created an ‘eSpace’ that it describes as “a new immersive virtual venue designed to bring fans and artists closer together during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future”.
It’ll open for virtual events in June, including sports, business and education as well as music. Sofi Tukker will be one of the first music artists to put the technology through its paces.
“Those that utilise Yoop eSpace will have the opportunity to make their events public or private, set a specific or unlimited capacity, and tailor event formats to their type of content,” announced the startup. “Users will be able to pay on-demand to watch live performances and events as well as view events for up to 24 hours after the live performance.” Yoop is also launching a smartphone app.
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