VRJAM launches live music VR events on Twitch
The events are hosted in VRJAM’s 5th Dimension virtual reality music venue
Immersive software developer VRJAM has unveiled 5th Dimension, a project where live music events are created inside VR worlds and streamed live on Twitch.
VRJAM describes 5th Dimension as a virtual reality music venue and Twitch channel for virtual live events.
Its VR performances combine 3D graphics, effects and lighting, with projects so far including a live streamed event for electronic music label, Axtone Records, called Axtone in 5D.
This received 483,071 live views over six hours and reached 385,660 unique viewers in total.
5th Dimension is currently in beta as a virtual reality app and will be made available to consumers for the first time over the coming months.
The content will be viewable on Twitch using a headset, desktop app or mobile phone, providing an immersive viewing experience.
Sam Speaight, CEO, VRJAM, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be launching 5th Dimension and to be working with such a great selection of artists and partners on creating a new format for live streamed virtual events. Real-time CG music content has proven to be extremely sticky with music audiences and 5th Dimension aims to fill the space that exists between gaming and music by leveraging triple A gaming technology, virtual reality and live music shows to redefine virtual live events.”
Simon Hills, label manager, Axtone Records, added: “Over the last 12 months, we’ve been experimenting with various formats of live streaming on different platforms, but we were impressed with the VR Lost Horizon festival that VRJAM had worked on with Glastonbury’s Shangri-La team. Like the rest of the industry, we are looking forward to the return of in-person events but we see virtual events as here to stay and VRJAM and Twitch are the perfect partners to grow within this area. We were blown away by both numbers and engagement on the first event and are excited about showcasing our new and established talent as part of our monthly residency.”