Report predicts 12.5m sales of consumer VR headsets in 2022

Research firm Omdia has been gazing into its crystal ball – or should that be crystal headset? – for the virtual reality market. The post Report predicts 12.5m sales of consumer VR headsets in 2022 appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

How gaming could reshape music distribution (guest column)

This is a guest post by Roman Rappak, of the band Miro Shot, and co-founder of music metaverse startup Ristband. He’s been performing and touring live mixed reality concerts since 2017, creating digital twins of live events in his metaverse platform. In this article, he writes about the electronic music and digital arts festival MUTEK, […]

Anything World raises $7.5m from investors including WMG

Startup Anything World has big ambitions to make it easier for people to create 3D worlds. Now it has a big new round of funding. The post Anything World raises $7.5m from investors including WMG appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

BeatBlox gives Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival a LatAm twist

Later this week the second Metaverse Music Festival takes place in virtual world Decentraland. BeatBlox is one of the companies involved. The post BeatBlox gives Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival a LatAm twist appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Elton John goes ‘Beyond the Yellow Brick Road’ on Roblox

Elton John has launched his own Roblox experience today. It’s called Elton John Presents ‘Beyond The Yellow Brick Road’. The post Elton John goes ‘Beyond the Yellow Brick Road’ on Roblox appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music Ally Quarterly Report :: Music/tech Startups 2022

While NFTs stole the headlines in 2022, a raft of other exciting developments took place, and various music/tech startups took leaps and bounds as they strove to create new technological opportunities for creativity, commerce, or collaboration in the music space. In this report, we take stock and figure out what it means – and what happens […]

Volumetric capture startup Tetavi raises $15m and rebrands

It’s a mark of the pace at which things are moving that the first time Music Ally is writing about Tetavi, it’s already rebranding. The post Volumetric capture startup Tetavi raises $15m and rebrands appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

YellowHeart sets its ticketing sights on the metaverse

We first wrote about YellowHeart in 2019, when it emerged as a blockchain ticketing startup backed by EDM duo the Chainsmokers. The post YellowHeart sets its ticketing sights on the metaverse appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Meta and Tidal team up for new series of virtual concerts

Could musicians be part of the solution to disappointing usage figures for Meta’s Horizon Worlds virtual world? The post Meta and Tidal team up for new series of virtual concerts appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Lil Durk preps a ‘music IPO’ with Grand Theft Auto perks

The latest artist hoping to sell fans a share of his royalties is US rapper Lil Durk, with a gaming tie-in to his plans for a “music IPO”. The post Lil Durk preps a ‘music IPO’ with Grand Theft Auto perks appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

web3 DSP Audius buys online-concerts startup SoundStage·fm

Audius’s take on ‘web3 music streaming’ has focused mainly on its decentralised nature and its plans for tokens. The post web3 DSP Audius buys online-concerts startup SoundStage·fm appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Decentraland unveils plans for second Metaverse Music Festival

web3 virtual world Decentraland has signed up more than 100 artists for its second Metaverse Music Festival, which will be happening on its platform from 10-13 November. The post Decentraland unveils plans for second Metaverse Music Festival appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Branded worlds may bring risks as well as rewards for Roblox

New research from KidsNoBest, which surveys around one million children a year on their media and digital habits, reveals the risks. The post Branded worlds may bring risks as well as rewards for Roblox appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Report: Meta’s Horizon Worlds only has 200k active users

Internal documents from Meta suggest that the company was hoping for 500,000 monthly active users for Horizon Worlds by the end of 2022. The post Report: Meta’s Horizon Worlds only has 200k active users appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Meta’s Horizon Worlds metaverse has some teething issues

Meta is hoping for big things from its Horizon Worlds metaverse, but it’s fair to say there are still some teething issues. The post Meta’s Horizon Worlds metaverse has some teething issues appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Spotify adds ‘Planet Hip-Hop’ to its branded Roblox island

One problem with music experiences on Roblox is that many of them are one-offs: a single performance or album launch then nothing more. The post Spotify adds ‘Planet Hip-Hop’ to its branded Roblox island appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music in the Metaverse Challenge showcases four new startups

Music Ally has been covering music in the metaverse – the intersection of music with games and virtual worlds – for a long time now. The post Music in the Metaverse Challenge showcases four new startups appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

The FTC wants to block Meta’s acquisition of Supernatural

Meta announced plans to acquire music-driven VR fitness app Supernatural in October 2021, but the deal is running into some big problems in the US. The post The FTC wants to block Meta’s acquisition of Supernatural appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

VRJam launches its virtual reality music app in closed beta

Back in 2019, startup VRJam launched an equity-crowdfunding campaign to raise £250k for its plans to build ‘interactive virtual environments for artists and fans’. The post VRJam launches its virtual reality music app in closed beta appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Metaverse firm Xone joins Abbey Road Red startup incubator

Xone has become the 17th startup to join Abbey Road Red, the startup incubator run within Abbey Road Studios in London. The post Metaverse firm Xone joins Abbey Road Red startup incubator appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

K-Pop stars Blackpink to play a virtual concert in PUBG Mobile

Korean group Blackpink are returning soon with new music, and they’ll be building anticipation for it with a concert in the PUBG Mobile game. The post K-Pop stars Blackpink to play a virtual concert in PUBG Mobile appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Meta’s Horizon Venues is now part of its Horizon Worlds

Meta is bringing two of its virtual spaces together: Horizon Venues and Horizon Worlds The post Meta’s Horizon Venues is now part of its Horizon Worlds appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

‘Father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell: ‘F*** the metaverse!’

It’s useful (not to mention bracing) to hear from people who are decidedly unexcited by this technology. The post ‘Father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell: ‘F*** the metaverse!’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Spotify launches on Roblox with music-making features

Spotify is the latest music company exploring the potential of gaming platform Roblox: and its ‘Spotify Island’ is about creating music as well as listening to it. The post Spotify launches on Roblox with music-making features appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Artists part of $60m funding for metaverse startup Everyrealm

There’s gold in them thar metaverse hills. At least, that’s what investors hope, and they’re backing promising startups with significant funding rounds. The post Artists part of $60m funding for metaverse startup Everyrealm appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

The Sandbox Guide to… Marketing in 2022

Our first Guide of 2022 is designed to help map out your year ahead. We asked 25 thought-leaders in the modern music industry – including Aaron Bogucki, global head of audience development at AWAL, Beth Appleton, chief marketing officer at Jaxsta, Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO of Universal Music India and South Asia, and Molly […]

Apple posts record revenues and grows to 785m paid subscribers

Apple made a LOT of money in the final quarter of 2021: $123.9bn, which was a record holiday quarter for the tech giant. The post Apple posts record revenues and grows to 785m paid subscribers appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Music metaverse startup Ristband bags Epic Games ‘MegaGrant’

Ristband is the startup formerly known as Overview Ark. It rebranded last year while working on its plans for a ‘multiplayer music metaverse’ platform. The post Music metaverse startup Ristband bags Epic Games ‘MegaGrant’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

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