Natasha Bedingfield ‘Unpluggs’ into Habbo

Music works well in virtual worlds.

It sets a tone for virtual spaces by creating an ambience and also provides the focal point of activity. The K Zero post ‘The Significance of Music in Second Life‘ delves into this topic.

In terms of real world musicians taking their music virtually and having virtual spaces dedicated to music, there’s been a few examples to date, spanning several genres and indeed virtual worlds, vMTV being the most obviously tailored world alongside vSide. Bands and artists have got in on the act as well with Journey, The Beastie Boys, Duran Duran and others experimenting with this new platform. Even 50 Cent has dived in. Linkin Park have also worked with AOL to stream concert footage into SL.

The latest on the playlist is Natasha Bedingfield in Habbo. She’s scheduled to perform a live concert and interview with fans and will be making her own virtual world debut during this ground-breaking “unplugged” performance with her acoustic guitarist. The singer-songwriter will visit and perform in the Star Lounge on Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m. (PDT)/6 p.m. (EDT).

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Bigger picture – I won’t be long before virtual ticket sales to events such as this create brand new revenue streams and VERY large audiences.

Side thought – surely we’re in little virtual worlds of our own everytime we put our headphones on.