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Artists Are Helping To Keep Humans At The Center In EY’s Metaverse

For professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young Global Limited), knowing that their clients rely on them to understand what is changing about how people live and work means jumping into the metaverse themselves. Since June of 2021, a team at EY called the Cognitive Human Enterprise has been building a virtual world with a

2022-08-09T16:00:14+00:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports

Tech companies, eager to expand their streaming audiences, increasingly see live sports as a way to do it. Competing for rights to broadcast games from the N.F.L. and other leagues could be hard for broadcast and cable companies that “aren’t playing by the same financial rules.” More than a decade after Apple disrupted the music

2022-07-26T13:27:35+00:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

TikTok Starts Layoffs in Company-Wide Restructuring

TIKTOK HAS BEGUN a global restructuring of its business that includes layoffs, according to five people with knowledge of the process. The short-form video app, owned by Chinese parent company ByteDance, has rapidly expanded both its user base and workforce in recent years. Despite tensions with the Trump administration over fears it could be a tool of China’s

2022-07-19T17:04:55+00:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

ABBA Voyage’s creators tell us how they made the show, and what’s next

The team behind the creation of the new ABBA Voyage live experience have spoken to NME about how it was made, as well as what could be next for both the show and the band. Watch our video interview above. Premiering earlier this week at the purpose-built ABBA Arena in Stratford, East London, to a delighted response from fans, the ambitious production

2022-06-21T16:04:58+00:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Tech Trends, Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Superbooth 2022: Introducing the MIDI3D and MIDIGlove for making music with movement

Superbooth 2022: We’ve seen plenty of experiments when it comes to involving the physical body and movement into music production in the past, but the MIDI3D and MIDI Glove may be the most solid contribution we’ve seen yet. So, how does it all work? It comes in two parts – the MIDI3D works by mapping

2022-06-14T15:50:20+00:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: Tech Trends, Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three months. The Singapore-based startup has closed $36.8 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital India, not long after it secured a Series A

2022-05-27T22:44:57+00:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Can the show go on? ABBA, avatars and the future of concerts

Starting in May this year, ABBA will perform as avatars (“ABBAtars”) in front of a real band on their Voyage tour. Using avatars, artists could reach out while overcoming not only virus exposure but also other touring related challenges. With artists performing as avatars, costs could also be reduced, making it economically feasible to perform

2022-05-20T14:22:22+00:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Superbooth 2022: Introducing the MIDI3D and MIDIGlove for making music with movement

The world of technology and music is expanding in an effort to connect the physical body and movement with the technological process of music production. New MIDI3D and MIDI Glove designs are revolutionizing music production by using advanced technology to map the position and rotation of one’s arms, fingers, wrists, and more, giving the user

2022-05-17T15:54:38+00:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

SONOS ADDS VOICE CONTROL AND ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS

Popular speaker brand Sonos has recently launched a brand new voice control system. This gives listeners hands-free control over their music, allowing them to adjust volume, skip tracks, and even check the battery level of their device.  Unlike other voice control systems, like Alexa and Siri, the Sonos voice control processes commands within the speaker

2022-05-17T15:48:16+00:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|