Tag: virtual reality
Charli XCX to kick off Oculus and Tidal’s VR concerts series
We knew that Tidal and Facebook's Oculus were working together on plans for some virtual reality concerts. Now we know who's playing the first one: Charli XCX, who'll be performing within the Oculus Venues app this Friday...
October 5, 2020
David Guetta to perform in Sensorium Galaxy VR platform
In August we reported on a partnership between streaming service Tidal and virtual reality startup Sensorium Corporation, including plans for concerts within the latter's Sensorium Galaxy platform when it launches next year. Now...
September 30, 2020
Facebook unveils Oculus Quest 2 VR headset and Tidal deal
Facebook's Oculus Quest has been the most successful virtual reality headset yet, finally delivering on some of the early hype around what VR was capable of. Now it's getting a sequel. The Oculus Quest 2 costs $299 –...
September 17, 2020
Muse create limited edition virtual merch with Cryptokitties
Rock behemoths Muse have created two crypto-collectibles – characters called Marty and Mibbles taken from recent album ‘Simulation Theory’ – which are digitally-scarce collectibles that fans can buy and...
September 4, 2020
Everything Everything launch new album with multi-platform VR event
Launching a new album in the Covid-era has sent many artist teams scrambling back to the drawing board now that the traditional nationwide tour isn’t possible. Unsurprisingly, VR is a common starting point, and British...
September 1, 2020
Horizon, Facebook’s VR virtual world, enters public beta
Facebook’s VR platform Oculus has opened their Horizon app – described as a “social experience where you can explore, play, and create with others in VR” – to invite-only beta, meaning that selected people...
August 31, 2020
Tidal makes social VR move with $7m purchase of Sensorium tokens
It seems to be the week for music streaming to meet virtual reality startups. VR firm MelodyVR announced plans to acquire Napster, and now Tidal is making an investment in VR company Sensorium Corporation. It's not a traditional...
August 27, 2020
Disclosure turn new album artwork into a Minecraft world
British dance duo Disclosure's new album 'Energy' comes out this Friday (28 August) and it will be accompanied by an ambitious virtual world created using the game Minecraft. Island Records teamed up with agency Blockworks...
August 26, 2020
MelodyVR raises $15.3m to help fund Napster acquisition
Yesterday we reported on MelodyVR's planned acquisition of streaming service Napster for $26.3m in cash and stock, and wondered why the company was describing it as a $70m deal. A separate announcement from Napster's majority...
August 26, 2020
Music VR startup MelodyVR announces plan to merge with Napster
Music-focused virtual reality startup MelodyVR has announced plans to merge with streaming service Napster. To be clear: MelodyVR is the buyer, although the Napster brand will live on. "Under the terms of the Merger Agreement,...
August 25, 2020
Oculus VR headsets will require users to log in using Facebook
Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus VR in 2014, and since then users of its headsets have been able to log in with their Oculus accounts, or their Facebook accounts. Now Facebook is making some changes, from October...
August 19, 2020