ZZ Ward, who Fuse TV recently proclaimed as one of 30 must-see artists at South by Southwest, just launched a web app that plots when fans first discovered her. How?
The "365 Days of ZZ Ward" app uses Facebook's Open Graph to browse users' Facebook activity and plot their ZZ Ward-tagged status updates, photos and videos.
The moments will be displayed on an interactive timeline, and fans' social participation with the experience will unlock exclusive music content. At launch, people will be able to earn access to four videos and a free MP3 download of an unreleased song
"The app will actually get better over time as more fans connect to it and new ZZ content is added," Brian Ressler, director of digital marketing at Disney Music Group, told Mashable. The app will add new unlockable content every three weeks or so Read more...
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Here's a video of Tina, 14, covering Eddie Van Halen‘s “Eruption” guitar solo and absolutely shredding it
If the words “Eddie Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ guitar solo” have no meaning to you, we'll get to the meat of the story: This girl is some sort of guitar wizard.
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LAS VEGAS — Jennifer Lopez unexpectedly took the stage at a Verizon Wireless press conference Wednesday to talk about Latinos and wireless service.
“As modern Latinos we do things differently, including how we shop for mobile devices,” said Lopez.
With that in mind, she's launching Viva Movil, a new wireless store and online presence designed specifically for the Latino community. Lopez will serve as the Chief Creative Officer for the company and is also the majority shareholder
Verizon will be the exclusive wireless provider for Viva Movil, but it does not own a portion of the company.
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Fans booed when Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, but in 2013 in the Czech Republic no one seemed to bat an eye when the Czech National Symphony Orchestra one-upped Dylan by also going mobile.
As part of a stunt to promote a new "all-digital" bank in Europe called Hello Bank!, BNP Paribas and ad agency B-Roll wired up 60 musicians with smartphones and tablets for a rousing rendition of "Carmen." According to a behind-the-scenes video, the effort required 227 different interfaces that were hooked up to Wi-Fi
The point: You and your mobile device can make beautiful music together. Or something
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Kevin Spacey, Jerry Seinfeld and Fred Armisen were among the celebrities who graced the Webby Awards stage Tuesday night. The ceremony, which honored the best of the Internet (Grumpy Cat included), will be available to watch May 22 at 9 a.m. ET.
Tune into the festivities on YouTube and flip through our gallery of red carpet and ceremony photos (below) to catch glimpses of the star-studded event, which required award recipients to limit their acceptance speeches to five words.
"The Oscars should do this," quipped Spacey while accepting a special achievement award for Netflix's popular House of Cards series Read more...
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The Marshall Fridge is shaped like one of the company’s ubiquitous amps, complete with the Marshall logo and brass-finished faceplate. For $399.99, the mini-fridge comes with 4 cubic feet of storage space and a mini-freezer with 0.4 cubic feet capacity
There is a full-sized adjustable glass shelf and a half-sized glass shelf with spill protectors, a Marshall-branded tempered glass shelf, a spacious lower area for large items, a door rack that holds two-liter bottles and convenient can storage.
The “ultimate combination of rock and refrigeration” has adjustable temperatures in the fridge and freezer sections, genuine Marshall logos and authentic Marshall parts including control knobs that go up to 11 Read more...
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Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who catapulted into stardom in 2007 with her hit "Love Song," just launched an eight-part YouTube series that will take fans behind the scenes as she makes a new album in a new home — New York City
Mashable is exclusively premiering the first episode in the above video in which she candidly reveals her struggles creating new music. The series will help promote The Blessed Unrest, an album that is available to pre-order now before its July 16 release. The music will explore self-rebirth and the emotions of her move to NYC
Bareilles recently had fans unveil the new album's cover art in a social media-infused challenge. She hid the artwork in Seattle and posted clues as to where to find it on Twitter and Instagram. Fans who found it were urged to share the cover art across social platforms, and Bareilles reshared their post Read more...
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Justin Bieber won two awards at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, and the audience had mixed emotions about his speech
"I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job [...] it should really be about the music. It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making," Bieber said. "I'm an artist that should be taken seriously."
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