Tag: synthetic reality
Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in synthetic-reality startup Superplastic
One of the companies in the synthetic reality space, Superplastic, has just raised a $20m funding round led by Amazon's Alexa Fund.
February 16, 2023
Phonky thang? Universal Music Italy debuts virtual artist Zero Pain
Virtual artists signed to major labels? It’s a slightly touchy subject in 2022 thanks to the controversy around FN Meka...
December 2, 2022
Splash shows off its new rapping AI with Kendrick Lamar cover
plash is the Australian company that began life as a pure AI-music startup before using that technology as the basis for a popular music-making experience on Roblox.
November 2, 2022
Google joins Meta in the race to improve text-to-video tech
One of Meta's Big Tech rivals, Google, is revealing its own efforts in the discipline with not one, but two research projects.
October 6, 2022
HYBE reportedly acquires synthetic voice firm Supertone
Back when it was called Big Hit Entertainment, K-Pop firm HYBE bought a stake in synthetic voice startup Supertone.
October 5, 2022
Bruce Willis ‘digital twin’ reports spark confusion
Big news from the world of 'synthetic reality' and virtual humans, as a "digital twin" of Bruce Willis was used for an advertising project.
October 3, 2022
Sony Music hopes to take virtual K-Pop artist Apoki global
Have you heard of Apoki? If you don't live in South Korea, that's perhaps not a surprise, but Sony Music would like to change that.
August 25, 2022
Capitol drops virtual rapper FN Meka after criticism
Capitol Records is severing ties with FN Meka, a virtual artist whose signing had been recently trumpeted as a coup...
August 24, 2022
WMG invests in virtual-musicians startup Authentic Artists
Authentic Artists emerged in 2021 as a startup creating a roster of virtual artists to release music. Now it has raised some more funding.
June 22, 2022
PUBG developer reveals ‘virtual human’ ANA – with music plans
Krafton is the games company behind popular action game PUBG: Battlegrounds, among others.
June 16, 2022
AI brings dead Korean artist Shin Hae-chul back to the radio
South Korea may be the home of K-Pop superstars, but it’s making a strong play to also be the home of dead, AI-resuscitated singers too. We reported last December on TV shows based around dead artists ‘coming back’...
September 14, 2021