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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|

Snapchat is partnering with Live Nation to enhance concerts and festivals through AR technology

Snapchat has announced that they are partnering with Live Nation, to introduce AR to the application in order to enhance chosen concerts and festivals... The AR experience is hoped to deepen the connection between the musician and the crowd and elevate performances beyond stage and screen. The social media company’s multi-year partnership with Live Nation

2022-05-04T01:13:16+00:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Apple Open Source Code Hints at Rumored Augmented Reality Headset

Apple has long been rumored to be working on a set of augmented reality glasses, and back in June of 2020, the tech giant actually patented a design for the device. While the company hasn’t announced anything official despite all these years of work, it now appears that the AR headset is about to become a reality, thanks to

2022-02-16T16:42:07+00:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

AMAZEVR SECURES $15M FUNDING FOR VIRTUAL CONCERT TECH THAT USES UNREAL ENGINE-BASED VISUAL EFFECTS

The funding round saw participation from Partners Investment, Smilegate Investment, Quantum Ventures Korea, ABC Partners, Everrich Group, and GS Futures, the corporate venture capital arm of GS Group, one of the largest Korean conglomerates. AmazeVR says that the bridge funding was oversubscribed within three weeks and includes $9.5 million in previous bridge financing. In addition

2022-01-18T19:35:38+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

New Year’s Eve Party Comes to the Metaverse as Times Square Building Owner Enters Decentraland

The real estate firm behind one of America’s most glitzy traditions is ushering in 2022 in – where else? – the metaverse. Jamestown, the owner of One Times Square, is recreating the 26-story tower at the heart of New York’s New Year’s Eve ball drop in Decentraland. The company announced the plan Wednesday as a

2022-01-02T03:30:33+00:00January 2nd, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Rihanna, Beyonce and Taylor Swift Top Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in Entertainment List

Rihanna, Beyonce and Taylor Swift are putting a big red bow on their banner year, courtesy of Forbes, after landing on the business magazine's list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Forbes' 18th annual rankings included CEOs, entrepreneurs, politicians, philanthropists, artists and media personalities. Riri came in at No. 68, and the musician's highlights included her billionaire status "thanks to

2021-12-08T16:21:39+00:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

How the pandemic shaped a music tech renaissance

2020’s unprecedented upheaval brought with it fundamental changes to the creative industries. Theatres, clubs, studios, venues and festivals all closed their doors and with it, creative momentum for millions of artists, producers, musicians and songwriters came to an abrupt halt. For the vast majority of the music industry, and those that work in it, it’s been

2021-11-30T18:06:20+00:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

6 Smartphone Apps for Streaming Music You Can Study To

Music is a great addition to add to the background of a study session, but if you’re playing your favorite Top 40 hits, you’ll find yourself singing along rather than getting work done. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a list of iPhone and Android apps that are perfect for streaming music that will keep you focused.

2021-10-18T17:43:21+00:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|