As much as virtual reality technology has enhanced the concert experience for music fans, augmented reality has not been as transformative—but 'Firstage' is an app that's changing the relationship between music and AR.
With the app, users are able to discover new music by seeing performers come to life before their eyes. To set up the AR performance experiences, app users must download and print the app's paper stages. These paper stages can be placed virtually anywhere, serving as a platform for bands and artists on the Firstage app to appear in miniature.
Although the act of listening to music through an app is one that traditionally only activates one's sense of hearing, Firstage gives fans a preview of what it might be like to see an artist live at a concert.