Legendary Rolling Stone Senior Editor, Ben Fong-Torres, Joins Qello
- Qello Launches Blog, Inside the Q with Fong-Torres at the Helm
Apr 17, 2013, 08:00 ET
NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Qello, the HD concert films and music documentary streaming service is launching a blog with legendary music journalist, Ben Fong-Torres as the Senior Editor.
Inside the Q is the new editorial home for the on-demand music entertainment service. The blog will uncover the assets in Qello's vast catalog with reviews of the full-length concerts and documentaries, as well as Ben Fong-Torres' personal encounters and interviews with many of the artists.
"Qello," said Fong-Torres, "is your portal to a wide, wide world of full-length concerts, music documentaries, and specials, like behind-the-scenes looks at how some classic albums came to be. It's such a vast library that it's good to have some guidance. That's where I'm lucky enough to come in, with opinions and memories. I look forward to seeing you often Inside the Q."
Inside the Q will also be the place to find out about new releases – look out for New Music Tuesdays. And Team Q bloggers will introduce the Center Stage and Breakout artists being featured on the application worldwide. Beyond the music, Inside the Q will delve into new partnerships, new products, and the technology that streams top quality content to all multi-media devices worldwide, including mobile phones, tablets, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, and the web.
Ben Fong-Torres is the Senior Editor from Rolling Stone magazine who was characterized in the 2000 Cameron Crowe movie, Almost Famous. Ben joined Rolling Stone in May 1969 (in its eighth issue). His interview subjects included Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, the Jackson 5, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Carlos Santana, Marvin Gaye, the Grateful Dead, Ike & Tina Turner, Diane Keaton, and Steve Martin. The Ray Charles interview won the Deems Taylor Award for Magazine Writing in 1974. Since Rolling Stone, Ben has written for many publications and has authored nine books. He just completed a book about Little Feat. Ben's most triumphant television appearance was in 1993 when he won cash and fabulous prizes on Wheel of Fortune.
Qello is a digital entertainment service that streams HD quality content to millions of users worldwide across all new media devices using its proprietary platform. Named Best App to Watch on Apple TV and a Top Android App, Qello's application is outfitted with the largest library of HD concert films and music documentaries in the world spanning the spectrum of genres from the 1920s to today. Qello offers a free service as well a subscription service. Free users get unlimited access to Qello TV, which has more than 30 channels of non-stop concert moments; they also get one track from every concert film. For $4.99 a month, Qello offers an All-Access Pass giving subscribers unlimited access to every full-length concert and documentary in the library. Subscribers also get access to create and share Setlists. Content is streamed across the iOS and Android ecosystems, as well as Amazon's Kindle Fire, Windows Mobile, Samsung and Sony Smart TVs, and the web at www.Qello.com. With Qello, consumers find it, stream it, and watch it – anywhere, any time.
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