Connecting Audiences and Performers
Ultra-fast, low-latency 5G will open up a world of potential for distant, mobile collaboration across a huge range of industries, including Music.
Here we look at just a few of the advances we are supporting that let musicians and audiences connect in ways never possible before. These projects involve collaboration with real performers, using 5G technology to reach new audiences and create new experiences from across cities and countries. As the technology becomes more embedded, we expect to see many, many more use cases and innovations that will alter how we both create and consume content.
In this video, Korean indie band 24Hours plays a song – in perfect sync – even though its members are hundreds of kilometers apart. The video gives you a good sense of what the jam session would sound like with LTE compared with 5G network speeds. It’s a huge difference. The low-latency 5G lets the band keep perfect time, playing together even when they are apart. To find out more about the project and other 5G innovations read the blog post here
London to Berlin: a 5G concert
Showcasing low-latency 5G in a live concert setting, Mischa Dohler, Professor of Wireless Technology and Head of the Centre of Telecommunications Research at King’s College, London, played the piano in Berlin while his daughter Noa simultaneously sung the KISS song ‘I Was Made for Lovin' You’ in London. As part of the partnership, Ericsson provided the 5G equipment for the performance. You can read more about Ericsson and King’s College’s projects here.
Streaming music to hospitalized children
With the support of partners including Quantum Interface and the Melodic Caring Project, the Ericsson team at the AT&T Foundry live streamed a sold-out concert by Amos Lee directly to kids’ hospital/home care rooms in its first-ever multi-camera, virtual reality 360 video show.
Find out more about the Melodic Caring Project and watch a video from the concert here.
Working alongside King's College London, Ericsson is developing robust and efficient ways of creating immersive experiences in Art, Music and Culture.