MTV’s 2022 VMAs to include ‘Metaverse Performance’ award
Ever alive to pop culture trends, MTV has added a new category to its Video Music Awards (VMAs) this year: 'Best Metaverse Performance'.
July 27, 2022
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...
November 10, 2021
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.
September 2, 2021
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...
May 4, 2021
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...
April 30, 2021
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...
March 25, 2021
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