An audience of 600,000
Jean-Michel Jarre, supported by Freddy and Mohamed, performed live from his studio on Sunday, June 21, pushing the boundaries of what new technologies can bring to music performance. He performed in a virtual world created especially for the occasion before a worldwide audience of 600,000 people.
JmJ’s concert was broadcast live on VRChat in the VRrOOm world, designed by Pyaré, and also on his Youtube channel, his Facebook page, on the website of the French Ministry of Culture (co-producer) and on a large outdoor screen in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Paris.
This event was a world first since the concert was really performed live and not pre-recorded.
The audience could participate and enjoy the experience in two ways:
In the VRrOOm world on VRChat equipped with a VR headset or not (2800 people connected at the same time at its peak and about 10,000 in all!) for total immersion in the virtual world.
Or in the traditional way via simulcasts on other media such as Youtube and Facebook.
A few lucky VIPs had access to the front of the stage in the form of a private area equipped with connected headsets to interact and be represented by their avatars in front of Jean-Michel Jarre’s avatar. This room also served as a broadcasting room to all other media platforms.