LiveXLive announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia that combines content, production, distribution and promotion. The newly expanded partnership gives LiveXLive exclusive global livestreaming rights for 17 iHeartRadio marquee events this year, including iHeartRadio’s ALTer Ego, iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Wango Tango, Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, as well as licensing and streaming rights for select iHeartRadio Theater shows.
LiveXLive announced a partnership with iHeartMedia to livestream the 2019 iHeartRadio ALTer Ego taking place at the historic, “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2019. LiveXLive will announce an additional livestream in partnership with iHeartMedia in early 2019.
On Tuesday night, an invite-only LiveXLive Media event, packed with media, tech, investor VIPs and industry insiders, was transformed into a surprise livestreamed original “LiveXLive Presents” event. Held during CES at CATCH Las Vegas, inside the ARIA Hotel, the event featured performances from Chromeo, Tierra Whack, O.T. Genasis, Cousin Stizz, Tabi and J Hype. The previously unannounced livestream generated over one million views across LiveXLive’s music platform.
LiveXLive Media announced the launch of its LiveXLive App for select Samsung Smart TVs, significantly expanding its consumer reach.
The new app, which is compatible with the Samsung Smart Hub User Interface, will soon integrate select features of Bixby, Samsung’s voice powered digital assistant. As a global streaming service, the LiveXLive app will be available throughout a majority of the countries where Samsung Smart TVs are sold.
YouTube Stream-Ripping 'Still A Huge Problem' — www.m-magazine.co.uk
Websites dedicated to pirating music from YouTube are causing trouble. 35% of 16-24-year olds are ‘stream-ripping’ music – and that number is set to rise.
The Current Presents Free Neko Case Webcast Live From St. Paul — www.jambase.com
Singer-songwriter Neko Case’s upcoming headlining show in St. Paul will be webcast live on YouTube thanks to Minneapolis public radio station The Current.
When new technology is introduced to the music industry, artists and musicians often flock to it to create new music, and new businesses.
Atlantic Podcasts has announced the launch of an exclusive new documentary series. ‘Inside the Album’ will offer an unprecedented look into how great albums get made, revealing the extraordinary process behind records spanning Atlantic Records’ current artists and legendary catalog.
BitTorrent launches uTorrent Web to let you download and play files in your browser — venturebeat.com
BitTorrent today launched a new BitTorrent client: uTorrent Web. Not to be confused with uTorrent (stylized as µTorrent), and despite what its name might suggest, you still have to download and install uTorrent Web.
For listeners who don’t want their playlists or podcasts interrupted by ads, Spotify’s answer has always been simple: pay up.
Camila Cabello hits 1bn Spotify streams for ‘Havana’ — musically.com
Congratulations to Camila Cabello, whose track ‘Havana’ has just reached the milestone of one billion Spotify streams. A landmark in itself, but what surprised us was that it’s the first time any woman has hit that number.
Lenbrook International, the Canada-based developer of the BluOS music operating system, has partnered with SoundMachine, a music subscription service geared towards an enhanced music experience for light commercial environments.
Childish Gambino Is Sending Two Unreleased Songs to Fans Who Buy Tour Tickets — www.billboard.com
Childish Gambino is heading out on the road with Vince Staples for his This Is America tour starting in October.
LiveXLive Media announced today that Slacker Radio has launched a “Skill” allowing the service to be integrated with Amazon Alexa, the popular voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV. Using Slacker’s Skill, Alexa users can play specific Slacker stations, artist stations, music that fits a mood or genre, and other human-curated original content through simple and intuitive voice commands.
Insomniac and LiveXLive Media announced today that Insomniac, LiveXLive, Zebra Entertainment and Tencent Video, China’s largest video-streaming company, have signed a distribution agreement for Tencent Video to livestream the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas to audiences in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
This partnership comes on the heels of LiveXLive’s recent announcement to launch an exclusive channel with Insomniac and be the exclusive global livestreaming partner for more than 50 of Insomniac’s festivals and events, including EDC Las Vegas.