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Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

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J. Sider discovered his passion for music while growing up in a small town in Virginia.  “I lived in the middle of nowhere and started playing music at an early age,” he said. “I got into businesses of music, managing small and medium-sized venues and started thinking about the artist’s connections with their fans: how do … Read more

Une chorale virtuelle pour la postérité aux TED2013

L’équation qui permet une expérience musicale unique et brillante existe-t-elle ? Nous pensons qu’Eric Whitacre a peut-être trouvé la formule : 100 choristes en direct accompagnés de chanteurs des chorales de California State University, Long Beach Campus, Fullerton Campus et Riverside City College + 30 chanteurs de 28 pays différents connectés via des appels vidéos … Read more

Um coro virtual via Skype no TED2013

Será que existe uma fórmula para realizar uma experiência musical brilhante?  Talvez Eric Whitacre tenha encontrado: Um coro ao vivo formado por cantores de várias universidades dos Estados Unidos + 30 cantores de 28 países diferentes conectados via chamadas com vídeo do Skype = Obra prima musical. Whitacre, compositor, maestro e professor e vencedor do Grammy, é famoso por suas … Read more

A Virtual Choir for the Ages at TED2013

Virtual Choir with Eric Whitacre

Is there an equation to making a brilliant musical experience?  We think Eric Whitacre might have found at least one such formula: 100 live choir members made up of singers from choirs at California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton Campus and Riverside City College, + 30 singers from 28 different countries … Read more

Skype Brings Together Bands and Fans at SXSW 2013

Capital Cities performing their hit ‘Safe and Sound’ - Photo courtesy of Joe Anthema

Over the past weekend, hordes of music fans and artists once again gathered together in Austin, Texas for the 27th annual SXSW Music Conference.  The days were jam packed with people from around the world in the music industry, eager to share their experiences and stories with one another.  Music truly brings people together, just … Read more

Chords, Keys and Lyrics Composed via Skype

Singer-songwriter Megan Redmond.

Denver, Colorado: it’s not exactly a hotbed of the music industry.  But 17-year old singer-songwriter Megan Redmond isn’t the type of person to let geography stand in her way.  Although she was born in Denver, because of her passion for music and songwriting, her parents decided to move her to Nashville, TN when she was … Read more

That’s So Metal: Pro Musician Offers Fans Skype Guitar Lessons

Paul Allender in his studio.

Ever meet a true rock star?  Best known as the lead guitar player for heavy metal band Cradle of Filth, Paul Allender’s been a professional touring musician for over 20 years.  First picking up a guitar at age 14, he’s been shredding out metal riffs ever since.  Oddly, it seems that one way or another, … Read more

Face the Music

We love bringing you oh-so-wonderful experiences. And now we’re giving you a shot at the ultimate concert experience – a chance to meet Ellie Goulding, Fun. or Passion Pit. Sharing photos over Skype makes capturing moments of excitement simple and fun whether you’re at home or on the go. With Face the Music, we’re giving you a … Read more

Happy Holidays from Say it with Skype

It’s that time of year again when people gather from far and wide to celebrate and be merry. We’re helping friends and family connect for the holidays with our Say It With Skype video greeting app–the perfect way to send… Read more

Are you ready to rock…and make a Skype call?

German rock monsters the Scorpions had a special Skype message for their friends back in California – before their gig up a mountain in Austria on their farewell tour. At a busy press conference, asked if he would like to… Read more

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