There’s a metaverse music festival coming up next month

Touring is exhausting, expensive, and bad for the environment. Some are predicting that a shift over to the metaverse to solve these problems, open performances to more people, and result in more revenue for artists. (I write about it here.)

It’s all baby steps right now, but the people behind the Metaverse Music Festival think they’ve got a handle on where things are going. Call it a proof-of-concept offering now how musicians can get into the new tech.

A company called Decentraland, which works with Web3 technology, has signed more than 100 artist to participate in the festival November 10-13 including:

  • Ozzy Osbourne (!!!)
  • Soulja Boy
  • A series of Chinese idol groups
  • Skullz (a virtual group)
  • Cryptopunk rappers
  • A “Jerry Garcia acoustic stage”
  • “A gigantic dancing doll”
  • Lots of virtual merch

Last year’s inaugural event attracted 50,000 people over four days.

The festival is free and you don’t need a headset to participate.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • January 28, 2023 at 9:34 am
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