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Frankie Ballard: The Skype Six is a Helluva tour

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My favorite part about what I do is being out on the road touring, I definitely feel more at home on the road than I do in Nashville. The energy is awesome.  Being out on tour makes me feel like I have a purpose. During the little downtime I have I usually work on the … Read more

Futuristic Orchestra Stars New York Subway Musicians & Skype

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On a sunny September morning, mid Bryant Park, Ljova Zhurbin stood surrounded by an array of laptop-supporting folding chairs. With screens featuring 11 of the city’s celebrated subway musicians over Skype, the city’s first digital orchestra—once isolated within their separate subway stations—joined together in a timely beat. A beat that was created solely with the … Read more

Frank Bell and Samir Maamari Jam over Skype

During a recent Skype jam session, Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell and fellow Music Moment Maker Samir Mamaari showed us technology’s potential to aid musical collaboration. Frank explained that collaboration is a crucial part of the songwriting process for musicians, saying, “Songwriting is about being open with someone and their ideas, and Skype allows that … Read more

The Ones to Watch Skype Six Fall Tour

The Ones to Watch “Skype Six” Fall tour kicks off this month, giving music fans a chance to discover new music, win tickets to gigs, and get up close and personal with your favorite bands. Through a variety of exclusive Skype experiences, The Skype Six Fall tour will give you a taste of life on … Read more

MKTO and Skype give fans the thrill of a lifetime

To an adoring fan, the distance between them and their favorite pop sensation seems enormous. At Skype, we look for new ways to bridge those gaps and bring people closer together. That’s why we brought pop duo MKTO face-to-face with some of their biggest fans with the help of group video calls and Skype on mobile … Read more

The Ones To Watch with Skype Tour welcomes MKTO

What would you say to your favorite music artist if you had the chance to talk to them? If you’ve ever wanted to chat with some of the hottest acts in music, the Ones To Watch with Skype tour is giving you the chance to make this dream a reality. With the help of Skype, … Read more

Skype célèbre la Fête de la Musique avec Carpe Dièse

Le principal atout de Skype est de pouvoir connecter les gens du monde entier facilement et rapidement quel que soit l’endroit où ils se trouvent, pour célébrer de grands moments ou simplement pour rester en contact. Dans un monde en continuelle évolution et toujours plus connecté, les gens n’hésitent pas à partager des instants familiaux, … Read more

Skype gives fans the experience of a lifetime at Bonnaroo

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Last weekend, nearly 80,000 music fans gathered in Manchester, TN for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Each day was packed with performances from artists such as ZZ Ward, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys and global music icons such as Elton John. From country music lovers to die-hard rock-and-roll fanatics, Skype and XBOX provided a … Read more

Skype at Bonnaroo 2014: Are you ready for the ‘Roo?

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The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is back for another year of epic performances, covering 700 acres of Tennessee terrain. Artists such as Elton John and Lionel Richie will take the stage and Skype will be there to capture exclusive interviews with over 18 artists, including Cut Copy, CHVRCHES, ZZ Ward and John Butler Trio. . … Read more

Skype gets fans closer to the artists: a look back at Sasquatch! 2014

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After three days of nonstop music, singing, and dancing, our time at Sasquatch! Music Festival has come to an end. While we give our vocal cords a rest, have a look at what we’ve been up to. The Skype Music Room was a giant success, thanks to all the Sasquatch fans and the artists who stopped by to hang out with … Read more

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