Wave is shutting down its VR app to focus ‘outside headsets’
Wave started life as a virtual reality music startup, with an app hosting VR raves. In recent times, it has pivoted to become more of a production tool: artists like The Weeknd have used it to turn their livestreams into...
January 20, 2021
Tencent Music invests in Wave and re-airs Billie Eilish livestream
These are two separate stories, but they both show Tencent Music’s growing focus on livestreaming. This morning TME announced a strategic partnership and minority equity investment in startup Wave, whose tech has been...
November 19, 2020
More than 2m people watched The Weeknd’s TikTok concert
The Weeknd teamed up with TikTok and VR startup Wave for a live concert last weekend, and it seems to have been a big success. TikTok said that 'The Weeknd Experience' notched up more than 2m total views over its showings...
August 13, 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
Wave relaunches its platform for virtual-reality music concerts
Music Ally has been writing about music virtual-reality startup TheWaveVR since it emerged in 2016, impressed by its emphasis on interactivity and game-like visuals with live concert and DJ-set performances, rather than...
November 26, 2019
Lindsey Stirling to perform a virtual concert using startup Wave
Music Ally was interested early in TheWaveVR: in 2016 it was one of the first wave of music-focused virtual-reality startups, and it had some good ideas about doing more than just filming concerts in 360 degrees. Since then...
August 22, 2019
Music’n’meditation app Wave raises $5.7m for its launch
We’ve been writing about the monster funding rounds and music activities (e.g. an exclusive Moby album) for mindfulness startup Calm recently, while rival Headspace was one of the first companies to partner with Spotify...
July 18, 2019