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

What’s Next in Digital Music: More Streaming (But Not Live Gigs), Fewer Downloads

Music executives discuss fan likes and dislikes (such as single-platform releases, Beyoncé), the power of radio, Spotify and social media influencers, and why most musicians can’t make a living now no one pays for music.

Source: South China Morning Post

Live Music Streaming App Streo Secures Funding

Streo, an Indian start-up whose app allows users to stream music live from venues, festivals and nightclubs around the world, has raised its first round of investment. The seed funding of an undisclosed amount comes courtesy of Kuwait-based GEMS Advisory, with individual investors including Aditya Gupta, former chairman of Serco in India, and Akash OP Aurora, ‘chief visionary’ (yes, really) at Delhi-based venture-capital firm IdeaTree.

Source: IQ Magazine

VuHaus to Live Stream Xponential Music Festival

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 12.06.50 PMThe 2016 XPoNential Music Festival will take place July 22 – 24 at Wiggins Park and BB&T Pavilion in Camden County, New Jersey. Organized by University of Pennsylvania radio station WXPN, the lineup for the event in its 12 year has been revealed.

Can’t make it to Philly this weekend? Watch the 3-day festival live on VuHaus – a non-profit, digital music video service that introduces emerging and established artists to new audiences.

The video platform will live stream select performances, all for free!

The two stages at Wiggins Park, adjacent to the BB&T Pavilion, will be filled with dozens of artists performing throughout the weekend, including a solo performance by Father John Misty, Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Felice Brothers, The Districts, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, David Wax Museum, The Suffers, Darlingside, Chicano Batman, Low Cut Connie, Diane Coffee, The Record Company and more.

Tune in here to see what’s coming up.

Through a website and mobile app, VuHaus aggregates performance videos and interviews from leading “Music Discovery” public radio stations from markets across the U.S. Unique video channels will include nationally curated playlists, local market playlists, and custom playlists from artists and others.

Check them out – a very cool music video service with an awesome archive of live concerts and upcoming shows. The Jayhawks live content is so good!

 

Rhapsody VR Brings Live Virtual Reality Concerts To Music Streaming

In its quest to stay in the streaming music race, Rhapsody is going virtual. The service said Thursday that it has debuted a virtual reality app, Rhapsody VR, which allows users to watch exclusive live concerts shot right on the stages with performers. The app is available on iOS and Google Play. So far, the app has only a small collection of videos, many sourced from 360-degree footage the company gathered during its SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas, in March.

They include Talib Kweli performing his hit “Get By,” the hip-hop trio Flatbush Zombies performing “Bath Salt” and “Bounce,” as well as number of videos of artists including Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Shannon and the Clams, and the Blind Shake. Rhapsody said exclusive new batches of videos will be added every month.

Source: IBT