There are two events that must be viewed in real time: sports and concerts— and mobile media has made that a possibility for virtually everyone. But fans always want more.
Ed Hale, who is described in a press release as an “accidental Adult Contemporary star,” is embarking on a project that he hopes will take him away from that lame genre. The artist, best known for his hit, “Scene in San Francisco,” has announced that starting yesterday, July 30th, fans can receive an “intimate glimpse” of the recording process of his latest solo album via live video streaming.
Ed Hale, along with drummer Bill Sommer and bassist Roger Houdaille of The Transcendence, are participating in the live streaming project as they wrap up recording in an NYC studio for the release of their album, “The Great Mistake”, due September 18th.
The musicians are not only satiating the voyeuristic needs of their fans, they will also engage them in a bit of conversation using feeds from Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter. This will be the closest Ed Hale and his fans can get without crowding the studio.
Live video streaming is a burgeoning trend that initiated most prominently within the sports scene. Reports reveal that over 18 million hours of video streaming occurred during March Madness alone. Now with the Summer Olympics under way, it’s evident that online media has also evolved to meet the demands of live spectatorship.
And even spectators have developed a passion for sharing their experiences via live video streaming. Undoubtedly, a large portion of live events captured during the NCAA tournament was from the smartphones of ticket holders in New Orleans as a means of throwing their jealous friends a bone. Publishing tools, like those provided by SnappyTV, allow amateurs to capture and publish events in real time – so people on the receiving end can tolerate watching the footage.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman