It was November 1, 2014 at a downtown Los Angeles Halloween rooftop party where, according to Dann Saxton, the Co-founder and Head of Content for VRLIVE, the first VR 360 video live stream took place.

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“It was called the Zombie Prom,” Saxton said, telling the story of that night. “600 people on the roof with a full stage, live music, a full bar," and a night of the living dead featuring prom queens and kings, all live streamed in VR 360 video out to the entire world.

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When I hear that a band has Britpop leanings, I can’t help but perk up my ears like my dog Sam does when he hears the crackling of a chip bag. It’s the instinctive sound known to deliver the most scrumptious of treats. The DMA’s have indeed lived up to the high bar previously set by Britpop greats before them, including Ride that I saw earlier in the week, and Noel Gallagher, whom I was immensely excited to see at Governors Ball.

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[This article appeared originally on LineupLive.com, a contributed article by Kim Owens.] The year of cashless. The year of beacons. The year of RFID. I think it’s also the year of the Goat, if I’m not mistaken. Thing is, it’s the year for all of it in 2015. The one thing tying it all together, not forgetting ticketing and social media, is the data. It’s all these points of information that let the promoter, the festival organizer, the live event producer have the insight to make better decisions, which leads to a better experience for those people coming through the gates and through the doors.

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Wild. An appropriate, one-word review of a Twin Peaks show. Could just leave it at that and let you learn from experience, which I hope you do soon, but feel the need to elaborate just a bit more.

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When Django Django first begin to penetrate the earbuds and radio airwaves in 2012 with their debut Default, they did so by storm due to a truly unique twist on song production, style and song. The four-piece’s approach of kitchen sink concepts stirs together tropic urban jungle aesthetics with holiday-on-the-beach ethics, but with the expertise of a seasoned symphony. The result was a massive, halo effect that seemed to come from another planet, figuratively and literally.

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Al Cook and Paulo Joaquim from TOURTech, David Fordyce, C3 Presents at Lollapalooza

This week I contributed an article for the stellar source for all things festival business, Festival Insights, which focused on the challenges with festival connectivity and new developments in this space. The piece includes excerpts of research and interviews with festival organisers and event technology providers for The Connected Festival™ Report. The report, which cover the US, UK and Europe,  will be presented and released during ‘The Future of Event Tech’ session at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference.

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“In a decision entirely based upon future musical direction, and with huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have parted ways,” said the band in a statement released today on the Editors website.

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The folks at Lollapalooza released their Official 2012 Line-up video today. Lollapalooza 2012 takes place once again in the heat of the summer festival season, August 3-5 in Grant Park, Chicago.

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Black Lips have just released the first single, “Modern Art,” from the band’s new album Arabia Mountain, for a free download.

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