Immersive content experiences set for release starting with Grammy-nominated artist
Big Sean’s “Blessings” at SXSW on March 20
Austin, TX (March 20, 2015) – On Tuesday, March 17, 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 YNGCULT with 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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REVOLT is the new #1 name in music. Focused on expertly curating the best of the best in music and engaging youth in social conversation, the multi-genre, multi-platform network offers breaking music news, videos, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming. Attracting over 50 million young adults through television, digital properties, social and mobile, REVOLT is accessible 24/7 – anytime, anywhere, any screen. Launched in broadcast on October 2013, REVOLT is available on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink and Suddenlink in 46 of the top 50 U.S. markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, and DC.
Jaunt is developing the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. Jaunt’s algorithms for complex computational photography allow content producers to create incredible immersive 360 degree, stereoscopic 3-D, cinematic VR experiences using existing production software. The company’s investors include Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and British Sky Broadcasting (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com. Follow Jaunt on Twitter at @jauntvr.
Kai D. Wright (REVOLT) VP, Communications
Miles Perkins (Jaunt )