SiriusXM to Broadcast Private Guns N’ Roses Show at the Apollo Theater

SiriusXM announced today that Guns N’ Roses will perform at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Thursday, July 20.

The exclusive SiriusXM concert marks the first time that Guns N’ Roses will perform at the iconic venue. The special event, taking place before the next leg of the band’s North American “Not In This Lifetime” tour, will air live nationwide on SiriusXM’s Guns N’ Roses Radio. The concert will also air live on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel.   

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Glastonbury Social Sharing Will Use 40 Terabytes of EE Data

Phone firm EE has said it will be setting up the “most powerful temporary 4G network seen at any UK event” for this month’s Glastonbury Festival, where it is the “official technology and communications partner” no less.

All that power is necessary because of all the live streaming nonsense that has become popular on the social networks in the last year. EE reckons that fad means more content will be digitally streamed and shared from Worthy Farm than ever before this month, with 40 terabytes of data likely to be used across its 4G network.

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California Roots Music Festival, LiveList Refine Branded Live Stream Model

LiveList and Weedmaps have teamed up to power the 2017 California Roots Music & Arts Festival live from Monterey, CA on May 26-28, 2017.

The global reggae community will be able to tune in for more than 25 hours of premium live content across three days that includes performances from over 20 internationally-known artists including Rebelution, Jurassic5, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Thievery Corporation, and more.

Few festivals have been able to create a mutually valuable brand-festival relationship focused on active engagement as opposed to passive viewing.

Combining top quality production and capture into the LiveList LiveChannel experience, fans can chat with artists and each other, post messages on a hashtag board, write articles and engage in real-time polls all the while engaging in a shared live experience.  Weedmaps, the presenting brand partner, will erect a “couch stage” in the center of the action for artist interviews, fan incentives and other goings-on — and all the activities will be live streamed as well as part of the larger program.

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TuneIn Celebrates MLB Opening Day with Coverage Marathon

Celebrating the start of the MLB season, TuneIn offers wall-to-wall coverage of all 12 Opening Day matchups to TuneIn Premium subscribers – giving baseball fans from around the world the ability to listen to the radio play-by-play call of their favorite team, wherever they are. In addition, MLB on TuneIn LIVE, Presented by Esurance is back for its second season with a special “Opening Day Marathon” edition offering more than 10 hours of live baseball coverage, tapping into live games happening around the league, providing highlights and instant analysis.

To celebrate Opening Day, MLB on TuneIn LIVE will have an all-star line-up with host Holden Kushner being joined by a rotation of MLB analysts including: 21-year veteran pitcher LaTroy ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, former Dodgers General Manager and current team advisor Ned Colletti, former MLB catcher J.P Arencibia, 15-year veteran relief pitcher Jeff Nelson and more.

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Screenvision, KAOS Connect, LiveXLive to Bring Music Festivals to Movie Screens

337602LOGOLoton Corp’s LiveXLive subsidiary has entered into an agreement with KAOS Connect and Screenvision Media to exhibit its “Best of the Fest” music festival series, showcasing LiveXLive’s produced and curated content from leading music artists and labels.

“Best of the Fest” will roll out in 2017 to select theatres within Screenvision Media’s network of more than 14,300 screens.

LiveXLive has already partnered with Rock in Rio, Outside Lands and other festivals to present performances of artists such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, Radiohead, Chance the Rapper, Metallica, Elton John, Avicii and Placido Domingo.

Source: Film Journal International

With Music-Making Tools and One Day Live-Streaming, Smule Hopes to be the Social Network for Music

Music app maker Smule doesn’t want to be counted out of the battle of mobile live-streaming services. Facebook, Twitter and Musical.ly — and likely soon YouTube and Snapchat — are among major mobile app brands that want people to broadcast video from their smartphones. Live video can attract a widespread and focused viewership, something that video advertisers covet but isn’t yet easy to find on social networks.

Smule, which develops popular apps such as Magic Piano and Sing! Karaoke to make and share music videos, declined to go into details about potential live-streaming features. But during a recent vist to Los Angeles, Chief Executive Jeff Smith said going live is more than a fad.

Source: LA Times

Live-Streamed George Strait Show Reaches 14m

Wrangler Network, a site for “those living the western lifestyle” operated by the jeans company of the same name, says the live-streamed performance from Gruene Hall (800-cap.) in Texas – Strait’s first – broke all previous viewership records by generating more than 14 million impressions.

“This was an event we may never again see in the history of music”“This was an event we may never again see in the history of music,” says Craig Errington, Wrangler’s vice-president of marketing. “We’re honoured to be able to bring such a monumental moment involving the King of Country Music to hundreds of thousands of fans through the Wrangler Network.”

Source: IQ Magazine

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