Surprise, The Grammys Are Worth Watching This Year!

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Just when I was ready to write off the historically out-of-touch and one-step-behind awards show, the Grammys have pulled me back in. And we can thank social media, mobile and several timely musical nominations for making the usually irrelevant, retrogressive and disconnected TV event more interactive, relevant and interesting than it’s ever been for fans. Continue reading

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Concert News Round-up: Jimmy Buffett, Linkin Park, Foursquare, Live Nation Lawsuit & Coachella Sellout

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Coachella sells out in a week? A rapper threatens to shoot up a crowd? Linkin Park is using fans to test out new marketing channels? Parrot Heads go from ecstasy to horror in a matter of seconds? Foursquare expanding its concert experiments? A Live Nation lawsuit? Continue reading

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Have VH1 and Foursquare Confirmed Your Love For Live Music?

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We’ve wondered before if concert fans and venue owners are using Foursquare and if social media is changing live music. And as those two experiments roll on, the answer continues to be a resounding “Yes!”

Here’s why.

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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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Recreate My Night Evolves Fan Experience with David Guetta Concert Memories

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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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Livestream Event: Emerging Bands, Top Bloggers Unite at Knitting Factory for LYVA Music Fest 2010

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Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we’re pleased to bring you another Livestream event with a New York and worldwide focus. Continue reading

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R.I.P. Michael Larsen of Eyedea & Abilities: A Tribute To His Life And Rhymes

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Sad news about the death of indie-rapper Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, of Eyedea and Abilities, was announced yesterday. So let’s pay tribute as fans mourn his passing and celebrate his life and rhymes.

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What’s So Progressive About This New Poster Contest?

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Now, is this what the future of promotional collaboration in the music industry will look like? Are Razorfish, AM and Filter moving us in the right direction?
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Making Concert Memories Social: Interview with Recreate My Night

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What happens when you use social media to express and share your favorite concert memories?

In what ways do you and other concert fans use Facebook and Twitter to capture, share and celebrate your favorite concert moments?
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How To Use Layar’s Tweeps Around 3D Mobile App at Your Next Concert

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Continuing our exploration into iphone and android mobile apps and live music, I wanted to share with you some of the experiments I’ve been doing on my Droid with one of Layar’s augmented reality apps. Now, let’s see how you can use Layar’s Tweeps Around 3D to enhance your next concert experience. Continue reading

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