British band Miro Shot set off on a tour of virtual worlds
British group Miro Shot are certainly a product of the modern age: their most recent album is called ‘Content’ and they describe themselves as an ‘AR/VR band/collective’ that includes musicians,...
June 17, 2020
Virtual reality concerts startup Wave raises $30m funding
It’s been a difficult couple of years for many virtual reality startups, with VR headset sales slower than expected, and in some cases funding drying up as investors lost their appetite for immersive content. There...
June 11, 2020
Tomorrowland goes virtual with Around The World festival
Yesterday, we covered the news that the team behind Shangri-La at Glastonbury are running Lost Horizon, a ticketed VR event, next month. We can add Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland’s Around The World event to this...
June 10, 2020
Sandbox VR on lockdown impact: ‘100% of the revenue is gone’
Last October, we wrote about a startup called Sandbox VR, which had raised a funding round from investors including Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Will Smith. Its focus was on ‘location-based virtual reality’...
June 9, 2020
Team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La launches virtual festival
If you’ve ever lost yourself in the Glastonbury Festival’s Shangri-La zone, you’ll understand why for many people this year, the festival’s cancellation is carrying an extra tinge of sadness. However,...
June 9, 2020
Prospa held a livestreamed rave in a 3D virtual warehouse
Last week, we wrote about a livestreamed set by Dutch DJs W&W, for which they had a virtual stadium full of dancing fans created. Now British duo Prospa have put a different kind of virtual environment through its paces:...
June 1, 2020
W&W’s virtual concert was watched by more than 1m fans
Forget kitchen decks or wheels of steel in the living room. Dutch DJ duo W&W broadcast a livestream on Saturday (23 May) from a purpose-built virtual world – an animated stadium backdrop. The pair teamed up with Dutch...
May 26, 2020
Facebook’s Oculus Quest VR headset has sold $100m of content
Virtual reality has yet to become a wildfire success, but within the sector, Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset has been a bright spot. Now the company has offered some stats to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its...
May 19, 2020
Artists and tech firms explore livestream possibilities
We’re all very well aware now of the ease with which artists can sit in their homes, performing for and chatting to fans via Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch or various other livestreaming platforms. They can raise...
May 15, 2020
Apple buys sports and music virtual reality firm NextVR
Last month, there were reports that Apple was considering an acquisition of sports and music virtual-reality startup NextVR. Well, it’s happened. Bloomberg says Apple has confirmed the deal, with its traditional ‘buys...
May 15, 2020
Music-VR startup ViRvii signs content deal with Oculus
We have not covered ViRvii before but it describes itself as “a technology firm that develops proprietary user experiences merging music, art and virtual reality” and was founded last year. Why we are writing about...
May 14, 2020
Supernatural is a $19.99-a-month musical VR fitness game
Non-gaming music apps have yet to take off for virtual reality headsets, in comparison to games. Music games, though, have some promise – as shown by the multi-million sales success of Beat Saber, whose developer was acquired...
May 12, 2020