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From Studio to Headset: Music in XR

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From the barriers to entry to getting experiences funded and then creating the actual deliverable product, Adrian Rashad Driscoll and Rommel ‘RomeDigs’ Reyes will help the audience understand how we can bridge the gap between music and XR. These entertainment experts will share tips on bringing music artists in to the XR space and answer audience questions related to the process.

Speakers

Head of Immersive , Collimation
Producer, Director , Creator

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