Tag: virtual reality
WMG’s Scott Cohen talks innovation: ‘What’s coming next, and what do we need to do?’
Ever since co-founding distributor The Orchard in 1997, Scott Cohen has been known as one of the music-industry executives with an intense curiosity about new technologies and their potential applications for musicians and...
November 15, 2019
MelodyVR doubles down on Good Morning America partnership
British virtual reality startup MelodyVR latest move is using music to push itself deeper into the world of mainstream TV. It has extended its deal with the ABC network in the US and its ‘Good Morning America’...
November 7, 2019
SuperData predicts $1.1bn of VR software revenues in 2019
Whether you’re still excited about virtual reality’s potential for music, or think it’s a busted flush as a mainstream consumer technology, the latest predictions from research firm SuperData are worth...
November 4, 2019
Artists chip in to $11m funding round for startup Sandbox VR
Sandbox VR is one of the startups working on ‘location-based virtual reality’ technology. That doesn’t mean running around the streets playing Pokémon Go with a headset on, bumping into lamp-posts, however. It’s...
October 24, 2019
MelodyVR strikes exclusive 5G deal with UK telco O2
Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR has announced its latest partnership: telco Telefonica UK, and its O2 operator. It’s all relating to the launch of its faster 5G network. MelodyVR has been signed on as “the exclusive...
October 17, 2019
Sandbox Issue 237: VIEWTUBE. When Music Video Plays Get Juiced
Lead: Sony Music India artist Badshah claimed to have broken the 24-hour record on YouTube for 75m plays of his track ‘Paagal’ in July. Then people started asking questions. It eventually emerged that the track’s success...
October 3, 2019
VR/AR startup Jaunt sells its software and tech to Verizon
Jaunt was one of the first virtual-reality content startups to make waves in the modern VR-headset era, including with music. We first wrote about the company in November 2014, for example, when Jaunt worked with Sir Paul...
October 1, 2019
Facebook reveals new plans for social VR (oh, and AR too)
With Amazon’s blizzard of new-product announcements, not to mention the political ructions going on in the US, Facebook’s Oculus division’s OC6 developer conference might have struggled for attention. It’s...
September 26, 2019
Sandbox Issue 236: Power Plays. THE NEXT STEP FOR PLAYLISTS
Lead: Playlists are still enormously important for breaking acts and for building careers – but they are increasingly a moving target that gets harder and harder to hit. As they change what they are, how they work and what...
September 23, 2019
Tencent hints at plans for AI-generated music and virtual idols
There are some interesting signals coming out of the All That Matters conference about what Tencent Music might be up to next. AI-music being one of them. Billboard reports on comments made by CEO Cussion Pang about how...
September 20, 2019
MelodyVR to launch a music-VR subscription later this year
How is that brave new world of musical virtual-reality doing? The latest financial results from startup MelodyVR offer some clues, as well as news of the company’s plans to shift from a a-la-carte pricing to a subscription...
September 19, 2019
Fan project turns Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ into a VR video
Hot on the heels of Björk releasing her new virtual-reality album, there’s a new VR experience for Daft Punk’s classic track ‘One More Time’. However, in this case, it isn’t an official release by the band. ‘Interstella...
September 13, 2019