BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveXLive Media, Inc. (OTC: LIVX) ("LiveXLive"), one of the only premium streaming networks devoted to live music and music-related video content, today announced that both Bumbershoot and Rock on the Range have entered into multi-year agreements with LiveXLive to produce, curate, live stream and amplify the festival experience to fans around the globe. The strategic partnerships kick off at next year's festivals, starting with Rock on the Range, which takes place May 18th - 21st, 2018 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Bumbershoot, one of Seattle's largest cultural touchstones since 1972, has yet to announce its 2018 dates. The 2017 event was September 1st – 3rd at Seattle Center.
LiveXLive's industry leading production and content teams will create an immersive viewing experience, providing music lovers an opportunity to have a digital front row ticket and all-access pass. Programming will include premium live performances, artist interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives, integrations with LiveXLive's social media influencers, in addition to the ability for fans to participate in live chats, polling, and contests throughout the festivals. The live video and audio streams and original content are available globally on all connected screens via LiveXLive's global distribution, including Slacker Radio, a streaming music and personalized radio subscription service.
"We are pleased to expand our growing roster of premium festival partners as we continue to fill our programming slate for 2018 and the years to come!" said Rob Ellin, CEO and Chairman of LiveXLive. "Bumbershoot has become one of the most unique contemporary festivals in North America and Rock on the Range is one of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S. We look forward to sharing these amazing live experiences with fans around the world."
These partnerships are the latest example of world-class music festivals looking to LiveXLive to implement a production and promotional strategy that will drive live audiences and viral views of the festival content. Since launching in May 2015, LiveXLive has broadcasted performances from the leading music festivals and venues, featuring artists including Katy Perry, Rihanna, Metallica, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Avicii and others.
"After five straight sellouts, it's clear that there's a growing demand for the Rock On The Range experience. We're excited to have a partner like LiveXLive to help us bring that experience to fans around the world who aren't able to join us in Columbus," states Joe Litvag, Executive Producer, Rock on the Range.
"We are thrilled to be working with LiveXLive this year to bring the experience of Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival beyond the festival grounds," says Rob Thomas, VP of Music for AEG Presents Pacific Northwest.
About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
LiveXLive Media, Inc. ("LiveXLive Media") is home to premier video and audio media brands and technology assets that create a social media ecosystem for music, including the LiveXLive platform ("LiveXLive"). LiveXLive is one of the world's only premium streaming services devoted to live music and music-related video content, delivering live streamed and premium, on demand original content to nearly any internet-connected screen. Since its launch in 2015, LiveXLive has streamed performances from more than 200 of the world's most popular artists from some of music's most popular festivals, including Rock In Rio (Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon), Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Paleo Festival Nyon, Hangout Music Festival and Summerfest. LiveXLive Media's businesses also include event marketing and ticketing platform Wantickets and social media influencer venture LiveXLive Influencers. LiveXLive Media is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.
Now approaching half a century, Bumbershoot is one of Seattle's largest cultural touchstones. Each year, thousands of people from across the country flock to Seattle Center to attend this acclaimed festival, which has become one of the biggest and most-loved contemporary festivals in North America, while having maintained its Northwest spirit and innovative roots. The name Bumbershoot was chosen both as a knowing nod of respect to our city's most famous weather pattern, and a symbol of the overarching mission of this festival: to be an umbrella for all of the arts. Since 1972, Bumbershoot has been a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more. Spanning the Seattle Center grounds, a campus originally created for the 1962 World's Fair, Bumbershoot has continued its legacy of celebrating innovation and the search for what's next. The programming at Bumbershoot strives to be a contemporary microcosm of what is current across all disciplines and genres within those art forms, giving our audience opportunities few other festivals in the world offer.
About Rock on the Range
The largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States continues to break records with over 135,000 in attendance in 2017. ROTR attendees traveled from all 50 U.S. states and various countries around the globe. ROTR, held at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH has had consecutive sell-outs for the last five years, with tickets selling out in a little over a month in 2017. With three days of music on three stages, a comedy tent, art installations, and many onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals and truly is "Where Rock Lives." This year's Rock on the Range line-up will include: Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Godsmack, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, plus many more.
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 the consummation of the proposed acquisition of Slacker, identifying, acquiring, securing and developing content, ability to attract and retain users, successfully implementing LiveXLive Media's and Slacker's growth strategy, including relating to their technology platforms and applications, management's relationships with industry stakeholders, changes in economic conditions, competition, and other risks including, but not limited to, those described from in LiveXLive Media's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 and other filings and submissions with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and LiveXLive Media disclaims any obligations to update these statements except as may be required by law.
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