Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future
Jean-Michel Jarre has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music and reimagining what live concerts can be since the 1970s. The French composer and producer’s one-off spectaculars – for example Place de la Concorde...
November 28, 2018
Festicket raises $10.5m in Series D funding round
Festival ticketing and travel platform Festicket has raised $10.5m in its Series D funding round.
November 12, 2018
Amy Winehouse hologram tour planned for late 2019
Tupac “started” it in 2012 at Coachella when a holographic incarnation of him appeared on stage and since then both Maria Callas and Roy Orbison have been able to get back on the road – well, hologram versions of them...
October 12, 2018
Led Zeppelin Experience may offer streams of concert recordings
It’s been a long time since they rock and rolled: the last time Led Zeppelin played live was for a one-off reformation in December 2007, and since then hopes of further concerts featuring the surviving members of the band...
September 24, 2018
Sandbox Issue 212: Packaged Goods. Bulking Up The Music Bundle
Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting...
September 19, 2018
Viagogo outrages British MPs with no-show at committee hearing
In hindsight, we should have seen this coming. Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo was due to give evidence to a British parliamentary committee yesterday, as part of the latter’s inquiry into the live-music market. Then,...
September 6, 2018
Alexa now answers questions about upcoming music concerts
Amazon’s latest feature for its Alexa voice assistant focuses on live music. Alexa can now answer questions about upcoming concerts and music venues, globally.
September 5, 2018
Ticketmaster to power mobile-only tickets for Four Tet gigs
Friends who are fans of electronic musician Four Tet have been getting excited this week about his upcoming four-night run of concerts at the O2 Academy venue in Brixton, London.
August 23, 2018
Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR says its early metrics are ‘extremely encouraging’
Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR launched its app commercially in the US and UK on 1 May, then in eight more European countries on 26 June. So its just-published figures for the first half of 2018 – revenues of...
August 22, 2018
MelodyVR signs deal with Alexandra Palace to record shows and offer virtual tickets
Having already signed deals with labels, UK-based VR company MelodyVR is now signing partnerships with venues. It has just announced an exclusive deal with Alexandra Palace Trading Ltd (APTL) to record shows at Alexandra...
August 15, 2018
Mintel offers insight into digital’s impact on British live music fans
Mintel has published its Music Concerts & Festivals report for 2018 and it’s a hefty look into the key drivers around the live business in the UK as well as consumer insights (especially around price and experience)...
August 13, 2018
MelodyVR signs NEC Group Arenas deal for livestreaming push
Musical VR startup MelodyVR launched with a focus on pre-recorded performances from artists, but it has always been open about its desire to stream concerts live as well. Now those plans are coming in to focus. Today,...
August 9, 2018