As the field of Virtual Reality (VR) continues to mature, so too does the potential for creative and immersive musical experiences in the medium. However, of the thousands of applications now available across the major VR platforms, only a small number of titles focus on the ability to create or explore musical content. This article outlines the current state of music games, experiences, and creative applications across the current VR ecosystem. Firstly, it surveys the quantity of commercial titles currently available across the major VR platforms with a music-related focus. Secondly, the article classifies music applications into the following subcategories: music creation and creative arranging, rhythm games, music video experiences, and music performance activities. Finally, it provides an overview of the key musical applications in each category that can assist and inspire musicians, technicians, and educators in their creative musical endeavors.
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Loveridge, Ben. "An Overview of Immersive Virtual Reality Music Experiences in Online Platforms." Journal of Network Music and Arts 5, 1 (2023). https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/jonma/vol5/iss1/5
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