In recent years, the ‘metaverse’ has grown to one of the most used (and misused) buzzwords in the entertainment and gaming sector. There is no concrete definition, and visions on how the metaverse should look and who should control it differ wildly.
In the meantime, artists like Travis Scott and Lil Nas X have managed to reach millions of fans via concerts in Fortnite and Roblox, AB built the virtual concert hall ‘Nouvelle Belgique’ and virtual artists fill arenas in Korea while more and more artists are releasing their music as NFTs. This gives rise to a number of important questions.
What exactly is the metaverse? Will games become the new concert venues? What criteria does a metaverse have to fulfil in order to create meaningful experiences for artists and fans? And what about ethical issues in the virtual world? Together we look for answers.
The talk will be preceded by an initial keynote from Pieter Van Leugenhagen, co-founder of the ‘Immersive Media Agency’ Yondr.io and author of the book Welcome to the Metaverse. Next, Roman Rappak, co-founder of Ristband and front man of the Miro Shot collective will come to explain ‘virtual concerts’. Together with Blockchain specialist Marijke Wouters (Venly) and moderator Allie Weiss (Ethics Coordinator in International Game Development at the International DAE School) they form the panel that will try to sketch an image of how the ‘metaverse’ influences the way we experience music.
- Pieter Van Leugenhagen / co-founder Yondr (yondr.io) and author of Welcome to the Metaverse
- Roman Rappak / co-founder of Ristband (ristband.co) and frontman of the band Miro Shot
- Marijke Wouters (Venly)
- Roman Rappak (Ristband)
- Pieter Van Leugenhagen (Yondr)
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