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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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) as...
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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,...
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Live Nation revenues up 7% with 70m tickets sold so far in 2018

In a big day of quarterly-financials announcements, Live Nation’s impressed. The company reported revenues up 7% year-on-year to $2.87bn in the second quarter of 2018, including a 13% rise in ticketing income (to $351.2m),...
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Festicket launches Spotify-powered ‘Festival Finder’ feature

British festival-ticketing firm Festicket has added a new feature that uses Spotify to recommend events to its users. The ‘Festival Finder’ feature gets people to log in using their Spotify accounts, then uses the data...