Facebook’s Beat Saber VR game adds Linkin Park music pack
Virtual reality music game Beat Saber, now owned by Facebook, is continuing to explore premium artist packs of levels and tracks. The latest artist partner for the game is Linkin Park, with a new pack of 11 songs (and...
August 18, 2020
How to successfully livestream a music event
*Learn more about Music and Livestreaming: reaching fans AND making money Another day, another livestream. Well, probably another thousand of them. A year ago, livestreams were defined by their rarity, now they...
August 13, 2020
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