MUSIC IN THE METAVERSE:
4 STARTUPS SHAPING OUR NEW (EXTENDED) REALITY
Augmented reality. Mixed reality. Virtual reality. Whatever form it takes, the metaverse is opening up fascinating possibilities for music creators. In this mind-expanding session, four innovative startups demonstrate how music can play an essential role in shaping our metaverse experiences and identities. These exciting music tech projects were developed by the teams in the Music in the Metaverse Challenge – an innovation incubator organized by the ASCAP Lab in partnership with the NYC Media Lab.
Popins takes entertainment to the next level by delivering the artists you love to your world as photorealistic three-dimensional holograms anytime, anywhere. popins.io
OffBeat is the global community of music lovers that enables users to create their Music ID: a unique musical identity based on music consumption data, manually added tastes, and music NFT ownership that serves as a music passport across metaverse platforms and experiences. offbeat.community
SolTunes utilizes a revolutionary music-generation algorithm to turn snippets of compositions from different creators into a multitude of musically-cohesive songs performed by pixel art bands, minted as NFTs, and integrated into blockchain gamified experiences. soltunes.io
- MetaCities recreates real-world locations in the metaverse (e.g., MetaVegas) and produces custom experiences in those spaces, with the next phase of development seeking to elevate music performances and experiences through avatars, holograms, and other digital technologies. meta-cities.com
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