Tag: virtual reality
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
Sandbox Issue 216: Tuning In. Connected TV Marketing in Focus
Lead: Music on TV increasingly feels like a relic of the past. Only a handful of shows have any kind of musical guests today and even MTV stopped having promo videos as its main focus years ago. But marketing music on TV...
November 14, 2018
MelodyVR plans to start live VR concert streams this year
Music virtual-reality startup MelodyVR says it plans to start live-streaming concerts in VR by the end of this year – and that it expects the demand for VR headsets to pick up in the years ahead. Asked about the debut...
November 8, 2018
Oculus Rift headset ditches movies: ‘Rift is used primarily for gaming’
How big will music – and specifically music-video content – really be on virtual-reality headsets? There’s a warning shot in the latest announcement from Facebook’s Oculus VR division, which is canning its...
October 24, 2018
VR startup Broomx Technologies joins Abbey Road Red incubator
Abbey Road Studios’ startup incubator Abbey Road Red has announced its latest addition: Barcelona-based startup Broomx Technologies.
October 4, 2018
Facebook reveals new Oculus Quest virtual-reality headset
In a busy day for Facebook news, the company unveiled the latest virtual-reality headset from its Oculus VR division. It’s called the Oculus Quest, and will go on sale in the spring of 2019 starting at $399. Like this...
September 27, 2018
Virtual-reality headset sales are down by a third year-on-year
The virtual-reality business is well into its latest trough of disillusionment after its last period of hype. Research firm IDC is putting a brave face on the latest figures for VR headset shipments, however. It claims...
September 6, 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
Sandbox Issue 210: Bounty Hunters. The Buried Treasure of Affiliate Marketing
Lead: Affiliate marketing in music used to mean taking a few pennies from download sales that you drove on iTunes or CDs that you pushed on Amazon. But with Apple Music offering significant bounties for driving subscriptions...
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
Sony launches virtual-reality experience for artist Tom Grennan
Sony Music’s relationship with Sony’s consumer-tech and gaming divisions has always been fertile ground for virtual-reality experiments with artists, thanks to the PlayStation VR headset. We’ve written about VR projects...
July 30, 2018