What is a metaverse?

A metaverse is a completely virtual world. Imagine it as a virtual blank canvas at first, on which mixed-reality developers and designers create a new perspective of a virtual world, in whatever form the user imagines it. As it truly is a whole world, the user has the ability to enter and experience it as a world, not just an app. The perception of user experience and interaction design has changed, and the industry has evolved with it. This led as well to designing additional metaverse tools to accomplish full immersion and creativity, and we now have the whole product:

  • The virtual world itself - the metaverse
  • Metaverse headsets, which include the eyes, ears and brain enter the metaverse, providing an immersive experience
  • Metaverse gloves for mobility

Many other tools are still being designed so that entering and experiencing virtual worlds becomes ever more seamless and real.

The metaverse gives the user complete freedom, there are endless possibilities and outcomes from the metaverse itself, both from a business and entertainment perspective.

How do concerts and metaverse combine?

Yes, you have read that correctly, Metaverse and music performances have finally met, which is the next step in the evolution of the music industry – according to many music creators and critics. As more people are entering the Metaverse and more music performers are discovering more and more unique ways of connecting with their fans, the line between physical and virtual reality becomes smaller with each passing day. There are several performers who have made the first step in this new journey and we must mention them:

Snoop Dogg

The Sandbox and the hip-hop star Snoop Dogg have announced a partnership on 23rd of September. The rapper is already known for his interest in Non-Fungible Tokens and it’s no surprise that he took this opportunity. He is entering the world of the metaverse concerts, and doing it in grand fashion, setting a trend that will leave a sign in the future of digitization. He is recreating his own Los Angeles mansion in which his fans can enter, view his NFT collection, join his parties and take part in his concerts.

The Weeknd

Before the Sandbox launched its decentralized virtual events, TikTok had already taken a step into the world of virtual live performances. The Canadian singer The Weeknd performed a live version of his song "Blinding Lights", featured an animated version of the artist with fan’s real-time comments appeared as flashing light and fireworks in the background, and virtual backup dancers performed the famous dance of the song. Many swear that it was emotionally close to a real-world concert.

Travis Scott

It is impossible to discuss virtual concerts without mentioning the Travis Scott concert in Fortnite. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, took virtual concerts to the next level with the performance of the rapper that captivated over 12 million live viewers. With his skyscraper-sized avatar the users could interact with the artist by following him while he traveled through outer space and even underwater.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande was invited to perform a live concert in a metaverse through the popular online video game Fortnite on 6th of August. She headlined Fortnite's Rift Tour with a virtual concert which was held over several days. More than 78 million players entered and actively interacted with the artist who would lift them up and float with them in the sky while singing some of her most popular tracks.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was the next singer who took a step in a metaverse. On 18th of November, he performed a virtual concert with songs from his album "Justice", interacted with a virtual avatar, controlled by himself in a motion-capture suit. All of this happened with the help of a virtual entertainment platform called Wave.

Attending a metaverse concert - explained

With all that said, we believe virtual reality concerts are still far from what metaverses can reach. Both software and hardware products lack the specs (nerve sensors, bandwidth, ergonomics and so much more), to allow a comparison between attending a concert in person and a virtual concert experience.

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Billions of dollars are flowing into the industry to achieve this next level, and the current VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) experiences offer quite a ride, as opposed to sitting somewhere far back in the crowd and watching the band through a screen. Camera tilting, changing the POV and even backstage access are perks you can hardly imagine getting at a real concert, although nothing can substitute the real audience at a concert, especially for the band and how they feed off that energy. For now, projects like Napster's MelodyVR, Epic Games’ NoysVR and Meta's Quest will have to do. Collectibles and other merchandise are still up for grabs for these events, just make sure you have your card details handy.


What is the future of Metaverse concerts?

The Metaverse is an ever-developing beast and there are always new features to learn about. Metaverse concerts have not yet reached their peak; with recent restrictions, lockdowns and concert cancellations, the upcoming opportunities for metaverse concerts are rising and the bands know it. It’s likely that many of the concerts you know or have been to in the past will be transferred to metaverse concerts. The remarkable thing is how accessible it is, everyone can be on the scene and party with their favorite artists.

Don’t miss out, check our offers regularly to be informed about the upcoming metaverse concert, new projects and bands that are joining the community.

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