Digital jukebox holograms?
The hologram of Tupac Shakur rapping on stage at Coachella was a landmark occasion in the history of live music. The incredible five minute performance saw the iconic rapper, who was killed in Las Vegas in 1996, on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in front of a fanatical Coachella audience. The ‘appearance’, which we have embedded below, offers a tantalising glimpse into the future of live music and raises a lot of questions about the potential of bringing more artists back on stage.
Speaking about the performance and the potential chance to see more of music’s biggest icons, Sanj Surati, head of music at the firm behind the Tupac performance, said:
“This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we’re all witnessing currently, and it would make sense to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world.”
Commenting on any future performances, Surati also mooted the possibility of seeing Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Michael Jackson in the near future.
The three-minute performance of the revered rapper has got the Soundnet team ruminating on the future of digital jukeboxes. Indeed, will it soon be possible to see your favourite act beamed out of jukeboxes in your local bar or pub?
Here at Soundnet, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve through our digital jukeboxes. Our recent partnership with Last.fm highlights our commitment to technological advancements and we’re always working on new ways for bars and pubs to offer innovative digital jukebox solutions for their customers. And while we probably won’t be seeing a hologram of Elvis or Amy Winehouse beaming out from the Soundnet digital jukebox in your local anytime soon, it’s still a very exciting prospect and one we’ll be keeping a close eye on.
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