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870 miles to take a music lesson? No problem with Skype

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Distance is no problem when it comes to staying in touch these days. In fact, most people use Skype on a regular basis to stay in touch with their friends and family while they’re far away from each other. But, aside from its obvious uses, many people also use our technology in totally unexpected ways. … Read more

The Skype Song

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How could we resist? We came across “The Skype Song” and just had to get in touch with its creator. Today we’d like to introduce you to singer-songwriter Cynthia Wang, the artist behind “The Skype Song” and her recently released EP album. Q: Nice to meet you Cynthia, and thank you for your time. Could … Read more

5 Unique Ways Skype Simplifies Your Life


Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but found that the best teacher lives in another state? Maybe your favorite doctor only has availability while you’re on your lunch break—but how do you travel back and forth to the office and eat your lunch? Well, there’s a world of services available via Skype … Read more

We’ve Followed ‘Frendly’ and Loved Every Minute

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We recently dusted off our festival best to join the guys — and 4,000 of their closest “frends” — for the 5th Annual Frendly Gathering in Vermont. What started out in 2011 as a small gathering of 250 has turned out to be something bigger and more meaningful than either Jack Mitrani or Danny Davis could ever … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

Get Closer to the Sasquatch! Festival by Adding “Sasquatch! 2015” to Skype

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Just a few days left before Sasquatch! goes stratospheric. But if you can’t attend you can still be there in spirit, thanks to @Skype. We’ve been given access to all areas so we can take you closer with four days of exclusive, behind the scenes coverage. This includes four fan group chats that give you the … Read more

Skype sur la route des festivals de l’été !

L’été approche, et avec, le retour des festivals de musique, partout dans le monde. Tout comme Skype, la musique unit les gens peu importe leur milieu ou leur pays d’origine ! Aujourd’hui, nous vous faisons un petit tour de France des festivals de musique les plus populaires et des astuces sur les fonctionnalités Skype qui … Read more

Frankie Ballard: The Skype Six is a Helluva tour


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


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

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