One white helmet. The concert, held at the in-game location Pleasant Park, was teased for days , showing up on Marshmello‘s real-life tour schedule and, eventually, advertised via posters within Fortnite itself. Meanwhile, the virtual stage underwent various levels of construction. Then, Epic released a Marshmello skin, glider, and emote, alongside a special three-challenge quest for players to earn a matching pickaxe and other items.
His debut studio album, Joytime , was released in January 2016, which included the lead single and Marshmello’s debut single “Keep It Mello”. Marshmello’s second song in 2016, a platinum-certified single titled ” Alone “, was released in May via the Canadian record label Monstercat Having peaked on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 60, it became his first single to be certified platinum in the US and Canada with over a million copies of certified units. a That year, he released three subsequent singles. In 2017, after releasing singles such as ” Chasing Colors “, ” Twinbow ” and ” Moving On “, Marshmello collaborated with American R&B singer Khalid to release ” Silence ” as a single, which was certified platinum and multi-platinum in eight countries. Succeeding another single, one of his best-selling singles, a collaboration with American singer Selena Gomez , titled ” Wolves ” was released.
This weekend, the world’s largest ever virtual concert took place within the video game Fortnite. A ten-minute set from dance music provider Marshmello in Fortnite was reportedly watched in-game by over ten million people.
All of the previous events were somewhat scripted – but if this really is a live event, the experience could be completely different. This would be a live concert in the game. How, exactly, Epic and Marshmello would pull that off are still a mystery, but it’s certainly exciting.
Collect new characters to help you play through all of the songs! Build a strong team and crush those music tiles! Open your chest to discover and unlock new powerful characters! Will you get the legendary Marshmello?” as the blurb puts it. In-app purchases of the game’s virtual ‘gems’ currency will provide the monetisation.
At 2PM ET today, every one of the likely tens of millions of players of Epic Games’ battle royale title were transported to a virtual stage. There, Christopher Comstock — who goes by the DJ name Marshmello and is known best for his signature food-shaped helmet — began a 10-minute mini-set, all while while up to 60 players across thousands of individual matches were able to watch live. Epic, having learned from past one-time live events like its iconic rocket launch and its most recent freezing over of the entire game map , smartly launched a special game mode specifically for the show.
The event was ‘attended’ by around 10 million users, the majority of whom were children and teenagers — the age group with which the game is most popular. Apart from the number of users it attracted and the fact that it had an audience 25 times larger than attended the legendary Woodstock Festival, the incident puts the issue of security back into the spotlight.
I’ve been a huge fan of Marshmello’s recorded music for a long time and I was extremely excited to see him live in Vegas. The venue was large, but way over-crowded. I was okay with this because it felt like what you’d expect at a concert and this was supposed to be a Marshmello concert. However, that’s not what he delivered to us. He played 3 of his own songs in the entire set list and played several repeat songs from the first dj of the night. It was crushingly disappointing. He’s an acceptable dj, and it’d be fun if we had room to dance, but I went to the venue, payed extravagant prices, and fought concert crowds just to experience what I could’ve gotten at a smaller venue from an unknown artist. Except I couldn’t even dance. I still like his music, but I won’t ever be seeing him live again. Go to a real concert or to a more affordable club experience.
For many gamers, “Fortnite” has become the place where they gather and socialize with friends, if only because of the sheer number of people playing the game.
Chvrches recently collaborated with electronic dance music producer Marshmello on the track Here With Me. What marks out the Fortnite tie-up in the history books, she says, is the scale of Marshmello’s audience.
Electronic DJ Marshmello made history last night, becoming the first musical artist to hold a live virtual concert inside battle royale game Fortnite.
The buzz only helped drive Marshmello’s earning power: In late 2015, he took home $30,000 for his first major gig, a Halloween show in New York. Then Shalizi planned a tour, focusing on small clubs that would sell out and drive demand. Marshmello earned scores of new fans—and grew his social media presence (he now boasts 7 million followers between Twitter and Facebook)—by spending hours posing for selfies after shows.
For 24 hours, fans can get exclusive access to Joytime III in the iOS and Android mobile game, ahead of the public release. If you missed Marshmello’s in-game Fortnite concert at nope ‘clock this morning, an encore performance has been announced for tonight.
And if you’re interested in seeing the set live in-game again, or if you live in a time zone that didn’t permit you to see it the first time, Marshmello announced on Twitter that he’ll be playing an encore at 2AM ET this Sunday, February 3rd.
Marshmello got a boost from Coachella in 2016 even though he didn’t play the festival. Shalizi rented a nearby highway billboard and splashed an image of the DJ across it. Then he hired two bodyguards and a photographer to follow Marshmello around the festival, where he posed with celebrities like Zedd and DJ Khaled A year in, we already had over a million followers on Instagram,” says Shalizi (today’s count: 13.7 million). Marshmello returned to Coachella in 2017 and headlined the Sahara Tent, the festival’s premier electronic stage.
On Saturday, Marshmello, a popular DJ, performed a live virtual concert inside the even more popular online video game Fortnite. If you missed it, it’s worth checking out the full 10-minute set.
While Fortnite’s world isn’t as expansive as Second Life’s or Minecraft’s, and doesn’t allow the same build-your-own-virtual-life freedom, it has a massive 125 million players — and this is likely not the last time developer Epic Games will put on a virtual event featuring real celebrities to draw in even more.
If Fortnite, a fairly standard battle royale shooter game, is really more like an online social space disguised as video game, the Marshmello concert is a big deal because it showcases the true potential for large-scale human gatherings inside 3D virtual worlds.
If you missed Marshmello’s in-game Fortnite concert at nope ‘clock this morning, don’t feel down. An encore concert has just been announced for later today, starting at a time you’re more likely to feel like partying.
While millions may have attended the concert, that doesn’t mean millions of in-game avatars were crowding one another for space. Like with the usual Fortnite game mode, the concert mode had a limited number of players (in this case, 60) per session, per The Verge. Unlike the usual game mode, though, for the concert mode, weapons were disabled, so folks could enjoy the tunes without worrying about being on the wrong end of a rocket launcher.
NEW YORK – JUNE 21, 2018 – Kobalt , a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, announced that it has signed breakthrough music producer and DJ, Marshmello. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration and synchronization for all of Marshmello’s future works as well as his back catalogue.
Though Minecraft and Second Life have hosted online concerts before, neither of them produced an audience as large as that of the Marshmello concert on Fortnite. In order to allow for a greater number of viewers on the stream, Epic Games, the developers behind Fortnite, disabled the ability for players to use their weapons, allowing for players to watch the gig without risk of disrupting their game.
According to The Verge , the live concert was held simultaneously in several thousand games, each hosting up to 60 players at a time. Weapons were also disabled during the performance, so nobody had to worry about having their dancing rudely interrupted.