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Wave is shutting down its VR app to focus ‘outside headsets’

Wave started life as a virtual reality music startup, with an app hosting VR raves. In recent times, it has pivoted to become more of a production tool: artists like The Weeknd have used it to turn their livestreams into...
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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...
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Sony and Riot Games reveal latest plans for immersive concerts

When you take a step back, the evolution of livestreamed music has been startling during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve gone from kitchen performances and DJ sets to full stage sets, with plenty of experiments around...
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Virtual world Sensorium Galaxy will have its own AI DJs

We’ve been writing about startup Sensorium Corporation, which has amassed more than $100m of funding to build a virtual reality platform next year – including a world called ‘Prism’ devoted to music....
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Complex’s music and fashion festival goes virtual

From festivals in Minecraft and concerts in Fortnite and Roblox to bespoke game-like worlds build to host musical events, 2020 has been a fascinating year for a blurring of the boundaries between games and music. The latest...
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Report: 6.4m consumer VR headsets will be sold in 2020

Research firm Omdia has published its latest predictions for the virtual reality market claiming that 6.4m consumer VR headsets will be sold in 2020, with their owners spending $1.1bn on content. The company reckons that...
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Tribe XR strikes Beatport deal for virtual reality DJing

Tribe XR is an interesting music/tech startup: we wrote about it when it pitched as part of the Techstars Music demo day in May. It’s a virtual reality DJ training app: people put on their VR headset and learn to...
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MelodyVR posts £10.5m operating loss for first half of 2020

Virtual reality startup (and future Napster owner) MelodyVR published its half-yearly results this morning. The company generated just £189.9k of revenues in the first six months of 2020. Royalties and content creation...
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New K-Pop group Aespa includes both human and virtual members

K-Pop firm SM Entertainment has unveiled its latest group, and Aespa promises to be a fascinating project. The group will include both human and virtual (avatar) singers, who’ve been introduced to fans one by one to build...
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Tomorrowland says its virtual festival ‘about broke even’

Dance festival Tomorrowland sold nearly 140k tickets to its virtual festival earlier this year. Now the organisers have been talking to Billboard about how those sales translated into profit. The answer: not quite, but...
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WMG leads funding round for 3D worlds startup Anything World

We had a line about a startup called Anything World in a bulletin earlier this month, intrigued by its plans to let people "create 3D worlds with your voice". Today, the UK-based company is revealing that WMG was the...
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J Balvin to headline the big Halloween event in Fortnite

Halloween's on 31 October? It starts a lot earlier than that in Fortnite. The game's 'Fortnitemares' celebration kicked off yesterday (21 October) with a haunted island, pumpkin rocket launchers, rideable witch brooms, a...