Anthony Matchett, CEO of MelodyVR said: “MelodyVR was founded with the vision of providing fans with a new and exciting way of experiencing the live music they love, regardless of their location, age or financial means. The current absence of concerts and festivals is extremely damaging to both artists and to the music industry, and as a company that’s dedicated to virtual events and immersive content, we wanted to utilize our unique technology to create a solution. Our new studio facility in LA provides a safe, innovative, creative space for artists wishing to reach their fans digitally while they are unable to perform publicly. I’m thrilled to be working with our partners throughout the industry, including artists, managers, record labels and promoters to bring this series of exclusive performances to fans”.
In addition, the series is generating funds for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. In recent weeks, COVID-19 has devastated the music community, leaving thousands of music creators and professionals without work. The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Artists revealed for the first week of Live from LA are as follows:
John Legend: May 16 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET / 2am+1 BST
The Score: May 17 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET / 2am+1 BST
Katelyn Tarver: May 19 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET / 2am+1 BST
Details of upcoming shows, including Machine Gun Kelly and many more, will be announced on the MelodyVR app on May 20.