Tag: virtual reality

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The FTC wants to block Meta’s acquisition of Supernatural

Meta announced plans to acquire music-driven VR fitness app Supernatural in October 2021, but the deal is running into some big problems in the US.
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Meta bundles Beat Saber music game with Quest 2 headsets

Good news for Meta's VR game Beat Saber this morning – and for the artists and labels who have made song packs available for sale within it.
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VRJam launches its virtual reality music app in closed beta

Back in 2019, startup VRJam launched an equity-crowdfunding campaign to raise £250k for its plans to build 'interactive virtual environments for artists and fans'.
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PatchXR launches PatchWorld virtual-reality music-making app

We recently wrote about 33 companies to watch if you're interested in music and the metaverse.
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Report claims that Meta accounts for 90% of VR headset sales

You don't need a virtual reality headset to be playing in the metaverse: from Fortnite and Roblox to The Sandbox and Decentraland.
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Metaverse music licensing: ‘We have a window to sort this out’

The music industry is excited about the potential offered by games and virtual worlds, but are its licensing models flexible enough?
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Mark Zuckerberg on AR/VR: ‘Getting spatial audio right is key’

As a technology, spatial audio has been higher on the music industry's agenda in recent times, thanks in part to the push for spatial music from Apple Music and Amazon Music.
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Fender teams up with Meta to launch its own VR ‘Stratoverse’

Sitting within Meta's Horizon Worlds, it's an island where, among other things, visitors find chords and create music with them.
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33 companies to watch if you’re interested in music and the metaverse

Partnerships between the music and games industries go back decades, but in 2022 there’s a lot of talk about music and ‘the metaverse’ – a catch-all term that includes games, virtual worlds and augmented...
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Meta enlists top fashion brands for its new Avatars Store

The store will sell digital clothing for use with people's virtual characters across Instagram, Facebook and Messenger.
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VR fitness app Supernatural debuts artist workouts

The monthly 'Supernatural Artist Series' is kicking off with Katy Perry, with Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd, Coldplay and more to follow.
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ByteDance goes on a hiring spree to support Pico VR headset

Can anyone compete with Meta in the virtual reality headsets market in the western world? ByteDance appears to be ramping up its ambitions.