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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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’...
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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,...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...