REVOLT SVP of sales and partnerships, Mike Roche,announced at SXSW Music a first-in-class music partnership with Jaunt, the company building the hardware and software to make truly immersive cinematic VR possible. REVOLT and Jaunt have teamed up to film and release 360-degree, immersive performances at REVOLT Studios in Hollywood and REVOLT events across the United States.
During SXSW Music on March 20 and 21, festivalgoers can get a first-look at an exclusive performance by Grammy-nominated artist Big Sean in Jaunt’s stunning cinematic virtual reality at the REVOLT House on Rainey Street. The house at SXSW will feature day performances by artists including Alex Winston, Chris Webby ft. Bobby Grant, Hiatus Kaiyote, James Davis, Joey Badass, Joywave, Mini Mansions, Priory, Public Service Broadcasting, Revel In Dimes, Towkio, Two-9 and YNGCULTwith more names to be announced.
“Our audience is craving more access to their favorite artists and we are proud to put a stake in delivering innovative VR content that brings them beyond the front row,” stated REVOLT TV SVP of sales and partnerships Mike Roche.
Tech and music enthusiasts can watch the performance, which was filmed using Jaunt’s proprietary 360 degree, stereoscopic 3D cameras and 3D sound-field microphones mixed in Dolby Atmos, to give viewers the sense of being right onstage with Big Sean as he performed “Blessings” at REVOLT Studios in Hollywood, CA. The Performance was filmed the day after the release of his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise. The first 100 daily visitors to the REVOLT House at SXSW will receive branded Dodo cases to allow for future viewing of upcoming content using a smartphone. Filmed performances will be available through jauntvr.com/content.
“REVOLT works with the most innovative names in popular music. We’re excited to team up with such a forward-thinking media network to deliver cutting edge immersive experiences to audiences like never before,” said Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen. “Concert and festival environments are perfectly suited for virtual reality and our content provides fans with a truly unique opportunity to feel like they’re up close and personal with their favorite artist.”
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