Coming off a successful tour for their fourth album “The Incredible Machine”, Sugarland will sit down with Billboard for a Live Q&A on Thursday November 4 at 4:30pm ET. Fans can ask them their burning questions about the next leg of their tour, starting in March, or anything else they want to know. They can tweet those questions now to @billboarddotcom using hashtag #bblivechat, then tune in Thursday to see if their question gets answered!
It’s been a good year for Sugarland. Their 2009 live album, “Live On the Inside,” hit to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and just this week “The Incredible Machine” repeated that feat by topping the Billboard 200.
Motion City Soundtrack will be performing a special show and answering fan questions live from Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ on Wednesday, January 20th at 7 PM (ET). The broadcast is in support of the pop punk band’s fourth studio album, “My Dinosaur Life,” which will be released this Tuesday, Jan. 19th. My Dinosaur Life marks the band’s major label debut and finds them reuniting with producer and friend Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, who first teamed up with the band when he produced their hit record Commit This to Memory.
Motion City Soundtrack formed in 1997, originally hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have been performing all over the world. Their past three albums—I Am the Movie (2003), Commit This to Memory (2005), and Even if it Kills Me (2007)—have all been successful, selling over 600,000 copies throughout the world.
The Q&A will be hosted by Steven from Fuse TV’s “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show,” and will feature the entire band—Joshua Cain, Justin Pierre, Jess Johnson, Matthew Taylor, and Tony Thaxton—answering questions from fans, live on the broadcast after their concert.
NEW YORK (Dec. 23, 2009) – Bay-Area native Brett Dennen has partnered with Livestream to broadcast an exclusive New Year’s Eve performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland presented by Life is good and Another Planet Entertainment.
Starting December 31th at 8:30PM PST, fans can tune in to Brett’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/brettdennen), Website (http://www.brettdennen.net), or Livestream.com (http://www.livestream.com/brettdennenalolive) to view the broadcast. Joining Brett are Brushfire Recording artist and neighbors ALO, plus several local musicians at a party destined to be the Bay-Area kick-off to 2010.
To kickoff this special New Years Eve performance, Brett will also interact with his fans on Livestream, with a special Q+A session from his rehearsals on December 30th at 3PM PST. The performance at the newly renovated theater marks Brett’s first local headline since selling out two nights at the legendary Fillmore. He also recently engaged thousands at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park and supported Jason Mraz for a sold out show at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre.
This show completes a highly successful year for Brett supporting his most recent release Hope For The Hopeless, which appropriately begins with Bay-Area homage “San Francisco”. Closing the year with a broadcast presented by Life is good makes perfect sense. Brett’s 54-city winter-spring tour was featured Life is good as a partner, and both Brett and ALO played for tens of thousands at Life is good Festivals in Boston, St. Louis and San Francisco in the summer and fall. Their vocal support for the Life is good Kids Foundation throughout the year helped this nonprofit raise over $900,000 in 2009 for children facing life-threatening conditions.
With Livestream as the exclusive streaming provider, the player for the webcast can be embedded anywhere. Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows viewers to engage in an online conversation with other fans and the band. The performance will also be encoded for the iPhone, making the broadcast accessible to over a million iPhone users with a 3G wireless connection at http://iphone.livestream.com/.
Livestream presented National Geographic Live’s “Distant Relatives,” a program that deconstructed and analyzed the seemingly forgotten roots of today’s hip-hop on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7 pm (EST). The discussion featured renowned recording artists Nas and Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, as they identified the connection between modernized hip-hop and traditional reggae.
In addition, the other impressive panel members included Kool Herc, Rakim, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, Jeff Chang, Pat McKay, Waterflow and DJ Red Alert, with MTV’s VJ Sway hosting and moderating.
Despite hip-hop becoming a multibillion-dollar fixture in the music industry, its origins were much more pedestrian. It started in Africa, and made its way to the Caribbean and America via the slave trade. It became popularized in the mid-to-late-1900’s in New York City, and transformed into the new form and culture it is today.
The replay of “Distant Relatives” will be available for an entire month. If you missed out on the live event, you can watch it at http://www.livestream.com/distantrelatives.
Watch a clip from the event below:
And here are some screenshots of the player:
On National Geographic:
Over 20,000 fans tuned into the popular recording artist’s event, as Amos spun out classics from her past albums as well as songs from her new album, Midwinter Graces for well over an hour. After the riveting concert, where at various points Amos played simultaneously on two pianos, she also took the time to answer fan’s questions live from the Facebook chat.
The concert and Q&A was in part to promote new album, Midwinter Graces, which was released on November 10th. The album marks her first seasonal collection, which is not all too surprising as Amos grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in church.
If you missed the Q&A, check out the video below.
Among the thousands of fans, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton tweeted the event:
Here are some screenshots of the Livestream player:
And here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the show at Electric Lady Studios in NYC.
Production team setting up:
The Livestream team and Tori Amos
Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars hosted an exclusive Q&A Wednesday evening live from Los Angeles, promoting their latest album “This is War,” which was released on December 8th. The session was streamed live on Facebook.com/ThirtySecondsToMars, Livestream.com/ThirtySecondsToMars and the iPhone.
Various radio stations from Los Angeles, Florida, Seattle, all Skyped in to ask the band questions, and K-ROCK‘s listeners had exclusive Q&A privileges. The band also interacted with fans asking questions via Twitter and Facebook live.
In addition to the main event, on Tuesday night, the band had a special “VIP” discussion for the fans who pre-ordered their new album. Those who pre-ordered the album were given a special code, giving them access to the Thirty Seconds to Mar’s VIP page. The VIP provided fans with an exclusive and personal chat with the band for more than an hour.
Over 30,000 unique visitors watched the live broadcast, it was a trending topic on Twitter, and fans got an exclusive look into their favorite band. If you missed out, see what all the hype was about at http://livestream.com/thirtysecondstomars.
Check out this clip of Jared Leto discussing the new record, and stay tuned for more 30 Seconds To Mars events!
On Monday December 7, Livestream will present exclusive coverage from the red carpet of “The Lovely Bones” Premiere in Los Angeles. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and features director Peter Jackson. Tune in to http://livestream.com/TheLovelyBones at 9:30 pm (ET)/6:30 (PT) to take your spot on the red carpet.
Funcom and Xfire will present a unique live gameplay demonstration of ‘Rise of the Godslayer,’ the upcoming expansion for ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures‘ on Monday December 7. The live demo will stream on Xfire.com at 3pm EST/12pm PST and will include new and never-before-seen content and gameplay played and presented by the developers themselves. This will be an exclusive sneak peak since the full-version will not be released until early-to-mid-2010. Check it out for the ultimate inside look!
AP Live will present an interview with Clipse, the hip-hop duo on Tuesday, December 8. At 1 pm (ET), Clipse, the Virginia-based group featuring brothers Malice and Pusha T, will talk about their 17-year history in the business and promote their latest album “Til the Casket Drops,” which will be released Tuesday, December 8. Tune in for the exclusive discussion at http://livestream.com/aplive.
Rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will be hosting an exclusive Q&A on Wednesday, December 9 at 8 pm (ET)/5 pm (PT), live from Los Angeles. Jared Leto and the other band members will answer fan’s questions on the live broadcast while promoting their new album “This is War,” which will be released on Tuesday, December 8th. Tune in and meet the band at http://livestream.com/thirtysecondstomars.
Stonyfield’s Expedition Copenhagen youth correspondents will showcase a series of interviews with important people at the forefront of the climate change movement on weekdays from December 7th to the 18th. The series will tackle the events behind the scenes at COP15 – the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009. Some featured interviews will be with Will Steger of the Will Steger Foundation, Bill McKibben of 350.org, bicycle enthusiast Mikael Colville-Anderson, motivational environmental speaker Roz Savage, Garett Brennan of Focus the Nation, and many more. Tune in at 12 pm (EST)/9 am (PST) at http://livestream.com/stonyfield.
Nas and Damian Marley will headline the National Geographic event “Distant Relatives,” an exclusive debate and celebration of reggae and hip-hop and its roots to traditional African music on Saturday Dec. 12 at 7 pm (EST). They will debate and celebrate the implications of this culture’s impact on the global community with a panel of pioneers—from DJ Kool Herc and DJ Red Alert to Jamaican dancehall legend, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, and moderator Sway Calloway of MTV. This event will also be streamed live and broadcast online at Natgeomusic.net and http://livestream.com/distantrelatives.
Tori Amos will perform a live concert and answer fan’s questions on Facebook and Twitter live on Friday, December 11 at 3 pm (ET). After nearly two decades writing and recording some of her generation’s most emotionally powerful music, Tori Amos released her first seasonal album, Midwinter Graces, on November 10. Amos grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in his church. These were the songs that gave a young Amos her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later she gets her chance to re-imagine classics like “What Child, Nowell” and “Star of Wonder.” Join the musical experience at http://livestream.com/toriamos.
AP Live will interview the famous and influential comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, December 9. While the comedian is better known for his jokes, sweaters, and Jello commercials, Cosby recently released a rap album called “Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency,” which made its debut in November 2009. Prepare to laugh at 3 pm (ET) on http://livestream.com/aplive.
AP Live will interview author Nicole Williams on Tuesday, December 8. At 2:30 pm (ET), Nicole Williams will discuss her new book “Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success,” which will hit stores back in October 2009. Williams takes 20 tried-and-true dating rules such as “Play Hard to Get” and “Don’t Give Away the Milk for Free”—and shows how to put them to use when the object of affection is the job. Listen to the popular self-help writer at http://livestream.com/aplive.
Chris Webber, the former NBA and Michigan standout, will be the host of Turner Sports Live on Thursday, December 10. The show will air during the halftime of the Boston Celtics/Washington Wizards game at 9 pm (ET), covering basketball in general, and will address live questions from fans. Talk some ball with Webber at http://livestream.com/turnersportslive.
NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2009) — Chart-topping musical phenomenon Tori Amos and media giant Universal Republic have partnered with Livestream to broadcast an exclusive in-store session of cuts from the new ‘Midwinter Graces’ album live here on Friday December 11, at 3 p.m. EST.
Universal Republic, a division of Universal Music Group, is celebrating the release of her first ever seasonal album with the event, during which Amos will also interact with her online audience live at http://www.facebook.com/toriamos and http://www.livestream.com/toriamos.
A follow-up to Amos’ critically acclaimed studio album, ‘Abnormally Attracted to Sin’, ‘Midwinter Graces’ finds her reworking and expanding on classic carols as well as developing some of her very own seasonal tracks.
Raised in the Baltimore area under the watchful eye of her Methodist minister father, Amos grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in his church. These were the songs that gave a young Amos her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later she gets her chance to re-imagine classics like “What Child, Nowell” and “Star of Wonder.”
With Livestream, the player widget for the webcast can be embedded anywhere. Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows social media users to engage in an online conversation with Amos. The performance will be encoded for the iPhone making the broadcast accessible to over a million iPhone users with a 3G wireless connection at http://iphone.livestream.com