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Justin Bieber set to hold a virtual concert with Wave

Startup Wave started life as a virtual reality app for concerts and DJ sets, but has moved away from that to become more of a production tool (still with whizzy virtual effects) for livestreams that can be broadcast on...
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Wave and Riot Games team up for virtual band Pentakill

Pentakill are making a comeback in what Wave describes as "an epic virtual experience for the ages" to take place on 8 September.
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WMG steps further into the metaverse with Genies and Wave

When Warner Music Group’s chief digital officer and EVP of business development Oana Ruxandra appeared for a keynote at the NY:LON Connect conference earlier this year, gaming and the wider metaverse loomed large in the...
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Beatport and Wave team up for ‘Beyond’ series of livestreams

Electronic music firm Beatport is preparing for a new series of livestream concerts, and these ones are going to have a bit of metaversal sparkle thanks to a partnership with Wave. That’s the company that has worked...
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Wave to add virtual gifting features for Dillon Francis concert

Startup Wave began life as a virtual reality music app for DJ sets and concerts, but has since pivoted into more of a production tool: the same technology deployed for performances that can be streamed to non-VR platforms...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...