Tag: synthetic reality
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
Abba reveal new album and plans for avatar-focused concerts
It’s putting a lot on the shoulders of one group to cheer the world up during a global pandemic. However, Abba might be the band for the job.
September 3, 2021
Soundr label launches with a focus on signing virtual artists
The boom in virtual influencers – computer-generated characters building audiences on the various social apps – has already crossed over into virtual music artists. Riot Games has launched several CG groups, for example,...
July 9, 2021
Virtual influencer and artist Reah Keem stars in LG CES keynote
Reah Keem is an influencer and DJ; she has a SoundCloud for her own music; she wears ‘Stay Punk Forever’ hoodies… and she’s entirely virtual. Welcome to 2021, folks. Keem is the latest example of...
January 12, 2021
Hatsune Miku online concert zooms past its Kickstarter goal
Long before Riot Games started creating virtual artists like K/DA and Seraphine, Japanese avatar star Hatsune Miku was playing stadium gigs. Now her creators are working on a big virtual concert based on her 'Miku Expo'...
November 13, 2020
Deep Word is the latest startup creating synthetic video
The word ‘deepfake’ already has negative connotations: of people manipulating photos, audio and/or video for nefarious purposes. That’s why you’re going to hear the word ‘synthetic’ a lot in the coming months:...
October 26, 2020
Riot Games created a new virtual influencer called Seraphine
Last month we reported on Riot Games, the publisher of esports game League of Legends, launching a new track for its virtual pop group K/DA. What we hadn't spotted, then, was a cover of the group's past hit 'Pop/Stars'...
September 7, 2020