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Sharing the Frendly Gathering music festival with new and old frends

Skype gives fans a behind the scenes look into the Frendly Gathering Music Festival

Over the weekend music fans used Skype to give fellow fans a behind-the-scenes look into the 6th annual Frendly Gathering music festival. Frendly Gathering was founded by professional snowboarders Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis. Their mission was to create an inclusive musical event for their frends and guests, where there is no “I” in “Frends.” … Read more

We’re teaming up with Consequence of Sound this music festival season

Music festivals

Music festival season is here and music lovers everywhere are packing up their bags, cars and RVs to see their favorite acts perform live in the summer sun. With the help of Skype, Consequence of Sound’s top music experts are embarking on the ultimate festival tour and you’re invited to tag along. To bring the … Read more

Skype and Sir Paul McCartney help you share the love

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At Skype, our number one goal is to bring people closer together so that friends and families can share love with one another in the same way they would if they were in person. Sometimes words alone just can’t express how you feel, so you might send a heart emoticon, or a teddy bear hug. … Read more

Skype composes the perfect setting for musicians to collaborate

Music over Skype

English composer, Malcolm Arnold once said “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.” Combined with Skype, the communication possibilities are truly endless — take a look at our recent posts about blues harp harmonica and violin lessons over Skype, for example. Today we have the … Read more

Well I woke up this morning… and taught the blues over Skype

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It’s not every day you get to sit down with a virtuoso. In his three decades of playing and teaching blues harp harmonica, Michael Rubin has jammed and recorded with some of the leading lights of roots music. He performed on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical “The Civil War” and even played the national anthem … Read more

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

Skype video calling

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

Skype Song

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

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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

Skype Frendly

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

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