Apr 29 2014, 1:12am CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Apart from announcing its first two comedy series today, Yahoo also revealed a new initiative aimed at music fans. In partnership with Live Nation, the popular California-based live events company, Yahoo launched "Yahoo Live" today.
Live Nation is bringing its exciting content to Yahoo's newly-created Live Nation channel on Yahoo Screen.
Starting this summer, Yahoo will stream one live concert a day, for a year. That's 365 live concerts a year. But considering Live Nation's thousands of live concerts per year, that number is small.
"Sixty million people attended our 23,000 Live Nation concerts last year alone,” explained CEO, Michael Rapino. “The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo will build on this scale and become a great, new destination for music fans.”
Yahoo is also planning to add more content next year. Exclusives such as interviews and backstage sneak peeks are also coming next year, Yahoo said .
"Over the next year, music lovers will have access to more exciting, unique live concert streams than ever before, in addition to an enormous on-demand catalogue of 1,200 songs on video and more than 700 insider vignettes," the company added.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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