BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Loton, Corp's (OTC: LIVX)subsidiary LiveXLive, the worldwide premium live music video streaming network, today announced that it has acquired the exclusive global digital distribution rights to BTS' The Secret Show, a 45-minute, never-before-seen program featuring performances and interviews at JBTV studios in Chicago.
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a leading South Korean K-Pop band which has broken records for the genre on Billboard's international charts and was named Billboard Music Awards' Top Social Artist in 2017, beating superstars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Their passionately engaged social following of over 16 million fans has been recognized by Forbes, while Twitter honored them with an Emoji in their image--the first ever for a K-Pop artist.
The Secret Show, which was produced by Emmy-winning music company JBTV in Chicago, will debut globally on LiveXLive.com on Saturday, June 17th at midnight EDT, and will then be available on LiveXLive via VOD.
"The Secret Show is BTS at their best," said Rob Ellin, Founder and CEO of LiveXLive. "The performance and interview will excite both fans and newcomers to K-Pop alike, and new users of LiveXLive will experience firsthand the exclusive access and premium content we produce regularly."
BTS is known for bringing strong Hip Hop and Rock elements to K-Pop and for making their music a platform for social justice in a very conservative country. Their lyrics have taken on serious topics that the genre typically ignores such as school bullying, mental health and female empowerment. BTS also receives critical acclaim for having "soul," unlike many bands in the genre who just memorize dance routines.
About Loton, Corp and LiveXLive, Corp
LiveXLive, Corp ("LiveXLive"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Loton, Corp ("Loton") is one of the world's only premium internet networks devoted to live music and music-related video content. Since LiveXLive's launch in 2015, LiveXLive has been building an online destination for music fans to enjoy premium live performances from music venues and leading music festivals around the world, such as Rock in Rio, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Hangout Music Festival, as well as premium original content, artist exclusives and industry interviews. The LiveXLive platform has featured performances and content from some of the most popular artists in various music genres, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Chance The Rapper, Metallica, Radiohead, Major Lazer, Duran Duran, and Bruce Springsteen. For more information, visit our website at www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @livexlive.
JBTV is one of America's longest running music television programs dedicated to breaking bands for over 30 years. Legendary host Jerry Bryant's iconic live music showcase has unveiled many seminal musicians. Performers such as Green Day, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Smashing Pumpkins received some of their earliest TV exposure on JBTV. Additionally, JBTV has been on the forefront of spotting new and upcoming talent that has gone on to global success including recent Grammy Award nominated and/or winners, BTS, Fun, Imagine Dragons, Twenty-One Pilots, and Bastille, among others.
Forward Looking Statement
All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements." These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These factors include uncertainties as to identifying, acquiring, securing and developing content, ability to attract and retain users, successfully implementing the company's growth strategy, including relating to its technology platform, management's relationships with industry stakeholders, changes in economic conditions, competition, and other risks including those described from time to time in Loton's filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and Loton and LiveXLive disclaim any obligations to update these statements except as may be required by law.
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