How Will Social Media Continue To Change Live Music?

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We’ve done a lot of exploring and experimenting this year with social media and live music. And it’s no surprise that social media communities and platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and virtual concerts have all changed how we experience live music. But what do the experts and innovators have to say about current trends and the future? Continue reading

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Will 3D TV Change Your Live Concert Experiences?

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Last year, we started to explore 3D concerts. And you learned how AEG Live was redefining the 3D concert experience in 2010.

And now with the advent of 3D TV, it’s time to dream about the possibilities as Lady Gaga and other artists begin to unveil their live show on 3D Blu-ray, so you can experience their concerts like never before at home.

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Can You Really Blog Like A Rockstar?

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Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp Kip Winger

It’s no accident that the “Rockstar” metaphor is one of the most cliche and ubiquitous metaphors in social media marketing, music writing and life in general.

But sometimes the rockstar metaphor works, and as a result, the myth of the rockstar can teach you a lot about stage presence and how to rock the main blogosphere stage like a Headlining Blogger.

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Do House Concerts Make Live Music More Personal?

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Usually, our favorite concert experiences happen in stadiums, arenas, large public parks at summer music festivals, or at the local club.

But as we’ve discovered in our exploration of redefined concert settings and virtual concerts, those usual concert locales aren’t the only places where live music can change our lives.
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Weekend Concert Preview: Top Shows and Free Downloads

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Green Day at Lollapalooza 2010 | Stage Dive (tight)

As we wrap up another fantastic week of exploring and celebrating live music, I’m still in awe of what my fellow concert fans accomplished with their amazing Rocktober Challenge. And now, it’s time to see what’s in store for us this weekend with another exciting Friday edition of top shows and free downloads to get your music fix.
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Recreate My Night Evolves Fan Experience with David Guetta Concert Memories

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Recreate My Night David Guetta Kid Cudi

Earlier this year we explored Recreate My Night to see how the new interactive site made the concert experience more social by allowing fans to upload and share concert memories through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Now, let’s see how Recreate My Night updated the experience by featuring star DJ/producer David Guetta. Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up: Running A Hot Chocolate 5K Is Like Writing A Concert Review

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Hot Chocolate Race 5k Chicago

Yesterday, Colleen and I ran in the Hot Chocolate 5k in downtown Chicago with 30,000 other crazy people in 30 degree weather.

Like most 5k races, it was a mixture of pleasure, competition, and self-determination.

Even better, it was just like writing a concert review or a blog post.

Read on to see how you, and this week’s top posts, helped me finish the race.

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Andrew Belle at Livestream Studio: Live Concert, Fan Chat

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Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we have a chance for you to watch singer-songwriter Andrew Belle tonight live from the Livestream Studios and ask him question during the show.

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De La Soul, Black Sheep at North Coast Music Festival: A Call That Demands A Response

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We’ve explored the culture of the call-and-response in hip hop before. And thanks to our friend Todd, who attended the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago this summer, we have an excellent live example of how De La Soul & Black Sheep created and executed a purely amazing call-and-response moment.

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Concert Preview: Is Gayngs Going To Be Just As Good Live?

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One of my favorite albums lately has been the debut release from Gayngs called Relayted. And tonight at Metro we’ll see if the new album is just as good live as it has been between my headphones these past few weeks.
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