Dance star Kygo is playing a big gig in London this weekend at Gunnersbury Park, and Snapchat is along for the ride.
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Scooter Braun, Troy Carter, Patreon CEO Jack Conte, actor Jared Leto and artist Kygo’s Palm Crew Investments are among the investors in the latest ticketed livestreams startup, Moment House, which announced its $1.5m seed funding round today.
The round was led by Forerunner Ventures, with Sequoia Capital partner Jess Lee also among the angel investors, as the startup also announced the first set of artists who’ll be using its platform.
Kygo is one of them alongside Yungblud – who’s using Moment House for his ‘digital world tour’ – Blackbear, Kaytranada, Denzel Curry and Ruel.
Ahead of the announcement, Music Ally talked to CEO and co-founder Arjun Mehta about his plans for livestreaming experiences that fans will be happy to pay for.
A graduate of the USC Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy, Mehta counts on the strong support of his “mentor” Iovine, alongside the angel investors who are being announced today.
In one sense, Moment House is not wildly different to the other livestreaming platforms jostling for attention during the Covid-19 pandemic: Maestro, Veeps, StageIt, Release Party, Bulldog DM and the rest.
In this case, artists announce shows (or “moments”) and sell tickets to those shows, along with up-sells to merchandise and VIP experiences. Mehta is hoping that the quality of the fan experience will help Moment House to stand out from the crowd.
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The question of what appears in Google search results when people look for their favourite music artists has sparked controversy in the past: rightsholders regularly attacked Google for returning links to illegal downloads.
They’ll be happier about Google’s latest search feature, which has been announced tonight. It’s called ‘search posts’, and will offer social network-style updates from musicians that appear when they are searched for.
“The next time you’re wondering about Lorde’s upcoming tour dates or Steve Aoki’s new music video, you can hear the update directly from them – plus Sia, Son Little, Sofi Tukker, Shakira, and Kygo – through a post in Search,” explained Google’s blog post.
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Dance star Kygo is the latest musician exploring virtual reality technology, launching an app called ‘Carry Me’ for PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift.
For now, it’s only available in the US, Canada and Mexico though. The app, which is being billed as a “premium format”, is based on Kygo’s song ‘Carry Me’, putting fans into a virtual world of oceans, forests, mountains and ultimately the galaxy around it.
The music and gaming love-in continues apace. This time it’s Kygo, the Norwegian EDM superstar, who has chosen to tease his new single ‘Fiction’ (featuring Tom Odell) in a new trailer for mobile game SimCity Buildit.
The trailer was released on YouTube on 31st March and has gathered over 5,650 views on the platform so far which, looking across Kygo’s socials, is rather underwhelming.
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