Friday, April 17, 2009

Coachella Begins!

Yeah, today is the first day of the Coachella music festival in California.  AT&T Music will be webcasting parts of the festival live, include tonight's performances by Morrissey, Paul McCartney (I have actually seen both of them in concert!), and more.  And I am so excited because they are going to be webcasting part of The Cure's performance on Sunday, yeah!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

3D Keane Webcast

Well, today at 3 pm ET, British band Keane is hosting what is apparently the first ever 3D webcast.  They will be playing at the Abbey Road Studios in London.  Their website has directions on how to make your own 3D glasses to watch the webcast.  Should be lots of fun!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Obama's Online Town Hall

I thought that Obama's first online town hall this morning was great and I hope that he will continue to use this interactive format.  He answered questions from the audience as well as video questions that were submitted online.  According to the Washington Post, "92,000 people submitted 104,000 questions and cast 3.6 million votes" to see which questions the President would answer.  Seems pretty successful to me!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Coachella Music and Arts Festival

I am so excited because AT&T Music is going to be webcasting from the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California next month.  Their website does not say exactly which bands they will be showing, but I am really hoping that they will show The Cure's headlining performance on Sunday, April 19th!!  :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Madness Webcasts

I am so happy that CBS Sports will be webcasting the March Madness basketball games for free. I am looking forward to checking out some games tomorrow!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fabchannel - I Will Miss You!!

I am so sad to learn from TechCrunch today that live concert website Fabchannel is going out of business on March 13.  I was such a huge fan of the site for several reasons: they had great concerts from bands I already knew and bands that were fun to discover, the production quality was great, they advertised details of the events well in advance, and they archived the events afterwards.  I will truly miss you Fabchannel!!  Fabchannel, which shows concerts live from Amsterdam, is blaming its demise on "bad economic prospects within the music and online advertising market."  So sad...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tenenbaum - RIAA Case Webcast

Happy Mardi Gras!  And don't forget that today is free pancake day at IHOP!  :)

Well, a hearing from the Joel Tenenbaum - RIAA case was supposed to be webcast this afternoon, but it looks like the webcast won't be happening until later, if ever at all!  It looks like the hearing that was scheduled for today has been pushed back until April 30 and the recording industry is still fighting to ban the webcast.  The webcast was going to be one of the rare times that a recording from a Federal trial court was going to be allowed.  I hope that the court will allow the upcoming hearing to be webcast!  From browsing around online, it appears that there are a LOT of people interested in watching it!   

The lawsuit is from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum and others.  This particular hearing was for oral arguments of the parties' motions concerning the defendant's counterclaims, with the actual trial probably scheduled to begin in June.  In the lawsuit, the RIAA is seeking $1 million for 7 copyrighted songs that Joel Tenenbaum downloaded in 2004 over peer-to-peer networks.