Virtual reality

  1. Attendance Booms At Amsterdam Dance Event

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Amsterdam Dance Event say this year’s edition hit new heights of attendance, with the event selling out for the fourth successive year. In total, 2,500 delegates from 58 countries attended the event, which doubles as a trade conf ...

  2. Jackson Estate Licenses Virtual 'Planet Michael'

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet ...

  3. Users Eye Virtual Goods Tied To Brands

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Virtual worlds may not have panned out as the cyber concert venues they were originally touted to be, but there’s still money to be made in selling virtual goods within today’s social networks. Snoop Dogg, for instance, has made $200,000 selling h ...

  4. Scouting For Girls Partners With Nestle For 3D Content

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop-rock act Scouting For Girls has partnered with confectionary giant Nestle for a series of live performances and 3D promos to be broadcast online. The limited-period promotion will see a number of Nestle Kit Kat bars branded with a unique ...

  5. Social Net Growth: No End in Sight

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Social network usage will rise sharply in 2010, according to a report by eMarketer. The number of people visiting social networks on a monthly basis in the U.S. will reach 127 million, or about 57 percent of all domestic Internet users, by the end ...

  6. Teen Choice Awards Partners With Planet Cazmo, Tommy Mottola For Virtual Party

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Teen Choice Awards, aired by Fox Networks, has partnered with Planet Cazmo and Tommy Mottola to create a virtual world for its fanbase. The online environment - the “Vitual Teen Choice Beach Party” - will be accessible to fans after they vote ...

  7. Augmented Reality + How It Can Help Sell Music Products

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music industry is still in the early stages of wrapping its head around the new technology of augmented reality. Helping it along the way is a new implementation of the technology from Metaio and Kooaba. Together, they’ve figured out a way to ...

  8. Opinion: The Year of Augmented Reality

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just about everybody in the augmented reality (AR) community will agree on one thing: mobile AR will have the greatest impact in the AR field over the next 5-10 years. The focal point and anchor for any advertising and marketing campaign will like ...

  9. Universal France Experiments With 'Augmented Reality'

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France has announced that the upcoming album by hip-hop act Sinik, "Ballon d'Or," will include images giving access to 'augmented reality' features. The booklet for the album, released Nov. 30, features ima ...

  10. Music Tops European Paid Digital Content, Says Study

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new report by Forrester Research has found that music is leading the way in paid digital content across Europe. The report "Who Will Pay For Online Content?," by Nick Thomas with Mark Mulligan and Erik Hood, found that 14% of European ...

  11. Rodney Jerkins Becomes ‘Starmaker’

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In addition to working on upcoming albums by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton, songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins will appear as mentor/head judge on MTV’s new reality series “Starmaker.” Created by Combs and reality show guru Ma ...

  12. 'Idol' Goes Virtual Via Habbo

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" is about to enter the virtual-world space - can a Sanjaya avatar be far behind? On Jan. 30, the Fox ratings juggernaut will launch an "Idol"-branded locale within Habbo, one of a handful of increasingly popular ...

  13. Acclaims Unveils Online Music Game

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Acclaim Games, best known for multiplayer online role playing games, is getting into the music-based game genre with "Rockfree." Scheduled for the first quarter of next year, "Rockfree" is a free online game that lets players c ...

  14. Virtual World Integrates '3D Playlists'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Virtual world IMVU has launched a music extension to its service, aiming to offer something like a "3D playlist" to set itself apart from other social networks and playlist services. Like other virtual worlds, IMVU lets users browse and ...

  15. Pruitt To Sell Virtual Clothing Line Via Zwinky

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jordan Pruitt will sell a line of virtual clothes this fall in Zwinky , a virtual world for young girls. The singer/songwriter will also perform in New York's Time's Square for the launch of Zwinky Cuties, an offshoot of Zwinky. The virt ...

  16. Second Life Co-Founder Starts New Life With EMI

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hired Cory Ondrejka, co-founder of Linden Lab, creator of the Second Life virtual world, to push forward the music company's digital strategy. Ondrejka, who will be based in L.A., is tasked with drive innovation around new reven ...

  17. RCA Sets Eyes On Virtual World For Keys

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RCA Records is promoting Alicia Keys' "As I Am" tour in the WeeWorld avatar-based online virtual universe. The promotion allows members to buy Keys-branded virtual clothes and accessories -- such as a piano, posters and T-shirts -- ...

  18. Virtual World Doppelganger Boosts Music Experience

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virtual world Doppelganger has expanded it's Music Lounge artist-branded music environment into a much broader virtual music experience called vSide. The vSide environment is about three times larger than the Music Lounge, allowing members to ...

  19. EMI Partners With Teen-Focused Virtual World

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI continues its music licensing blitz across the digital landscape -- this time partnering with teen-focused virtual world Habbo Hotel to promote the upcoming compilation album "Now 67." Members can preview and comment on the album by ...

  20. Green Goes Virtual

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's desire to go green is also going virtual. Taking a cue from the organizers of the Live Earth festival, virtual world Zwinktopia is holding its won full-day "concert" on July 7 to also raise awareness of environm ...

  21. There.com, Capitol Enter Virtual Pact

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There.com, an online virtual world aimed at teens and 20-somethings, has partnered with Capitol Music Group to host a series of "live" appearances in the world where users can interact with their favorite music artists, including the Bea ...

  22. 50 Cent Enters Virtual World Zwinktopia

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even in a virtual world on the Internet, teens long to be cool. And what can be cooler than a Ramones T-shirt on your self-styled Web persona? Zwinktopia, the fashion-conscious virtual community from IAC/InterActiveCorp., is letting major musician ...

  23. Gizmoz Inks Pacts With Clarkson, 50 Cent

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gizmoz, a digital avatar service with offices in Menlo Park, Calif., and Herzliya, Israel, makes its commercial bow this week with $6.3 million in venture capital funding, and deals with a number of recording artists including Kelly Clarkson and 5 ...

  24. Linkin Park To Host Virtual Party

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park will celebrate the release of its "Minutes to Midnight" album by hosting a virtual party in Virtual MTV's Club Hyde tomorrow. Band members will appear in avatar form to chat with fans. Those interested in attending will ...

  25. Music Festival To Be Held In Second Life, Internet

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet TV network ManiaTV will hold a live, 3D music festival that will be broadcast both live on the Internet and simultaneously in Second Life. Called DV8-Live Cyber Festival, the concert is co-produced by Tantra World Wide, and will feature J ...

  26. Lavigne Links With Web-Based Stardoll

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne is jumping into the virtual world via a deal with Stardoll, an avatar-based Web community for teen and tween girls. Under a deal between Stockholm, Sweeden-based Stardoll and Nettwerk Management, Lavigne's management, the pop-pu ...

  27. WMG Developing Interactive Dance-Based Games

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group revealed a partnership with Acclaim to develop an Internet-based dance game called DANCE! Online. The free PC game allows users to create custom avatars that dance with up to six other players in a virtual environment. Players c ...

  28. Musicbrigade, Newspaper Partner For Free Music Service

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music based social networking site, Musicbrigade, has launched of a new free online music service in partnership with major Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Visitors to the Aftonbladet Web site "Aftonbladet Puls" section can access t ...

  29. Second Life's Winning Business Plan

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Virtual world Second Life is getting serious about business. It recently held a contest to find the company with the best business plan for operating within the popular online "game." The winner, Market Truths , developed a market resear ...

  30. Habbo Hotel Checks In With RealAmplify

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST International virtual online community Habbo Hotel has installed a branded Internet radio station operated via RealAmplify, a plug-in technology supplied by digital-entertainment service provider RealNetworks Inc. Subscribers to Habbo Hotel are kn ...

  31. COMMENTARY: READ THE FINE PRINT

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST No one in the music industry can fail to have noticed that the climate is changing. The arrival of the Internet and its incredible potential for reaching people through social networking sites is alre No one in the music industry can fail to have ...

  32. RIAJ: Digital Sales Slow In Japan

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Q2 Internet downloads sluggish; mobile soars. Q2 Internet downloads sluggish; mobile soars. News ...

  33. UBO Launches Regional Mexican Label

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fronterizo Records to hold a talent competition. Urban Box Office (UBO), the upstart entertainment company best known for its reggaetón and urban/tropical compilations, is launching a regional Mexican label. Fronterizo Records will launch with a t ...

  34. France's SNEP Adopts Digital Sales Reporting Tool

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tracks online, mobile sales in real time. Tracks online, mobile sales in real time. News ...

  35. The Publishers' Place

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Historic changes are afoot for songwriters and publishers worldwide whose music is broadcast via satellite, cable and the Internet from Europe. Read Susan Butler's column. Historic changes are afoot for songwriters and publishers worldwide wh ...

  36. Urban Box Office Appoints Marketing VP

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gonzalez assumes role from Music Choice. Regla Gonzalez has been appointed VP of marketing for Urban Box Office (UBO). Gonzales was previously associate manager of programming at Music Choice. In her new post, Gonzalez will be in charge of all mar ...

  37. Instant Live Embraces New Format

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. SRS Circle Surround 5.1 to be an option. News ...

  38. Loudeye Launches 'Triple Play'

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Subs access account from Internet devices. Digital music technology vendor Loudeye has introduced a new service that lets users access music from their PC, mobile phone and TV set-top box via a single account. Online retailers who use Loudeye' ...

  39. Anti-IP Party Launches in Sweden

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Piratpartiet pleads for a free Internet. Piratpartiet pleads for a free Internet. News ...

  40. Scene & Heard

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Film Music Media Group will officially launch its newest property, an Internet station devoted to the film scoring community, Sept. 12. Read Margo Whitmire's column. The Film Music Media Group will officially launch its newest property, a ...

  41. Sony Ordered to Pay in PlayStation Case

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immersion to get $90.7M. Immersion to get $90.7M. News ...

  42. Studio Monitor

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Awards give viewers a first-class surround sound listening experience. Read Chris Walsh's column. The Grammy Awards give viewers a first-class surround sound listening experience. Read Chris Walsh's column. News Chris Walsh ...

  43. Studio Monitor

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARAS educates surround audio to consumers and professionals at the Grammy Surround Music Alliance. Read Christopher Walsh's column. NARAS educates surround audio to consumers and professionals at the Grammy Surround Music Alliance. Read Chri ...

  44. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Surround-sound production to be recognized. Surround-sound production to be recognized. News ...

  45. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, held May 24-28, the Recording Academy ratified a new Grammy award field: Production, Surround Sound. All genres will be eligible; best surround sound album At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, h ...

  46. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, held May 24-28, the Recording Academy ratified a new Grammy award field: Production, Surround Sound. All genres will be eligible; best surround sound album At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, h ...

  47. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Dropout' augmented with special video content. 'Dropout' augmented with special video content. News ...

  48. Legal Matters

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's a war raging in cyberspace, and this time it is the movie industry that's feeling the heat. There's a war raging in cyberspace, and this time it is the movie industry that's feeling the heat. News ...