IROCKE Best of 2013

Best of 2013

Live streaming music took one giant leap for mankind in 2013 To honor the successes of artists, brands, venues, producers, and tech geeks that are making this revolution possible, we present you with IROCKE Best of 2013.

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Latest News | Skrillex to broadcast private concert for SiriusXM listeners in New York City

SkrillexWorld renowned DJ and Grammy Award winning producer Skrillex is set to perform an intimate and exclusive concert at The Slipper Room in New York City on September 5 at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Airing live online at, as well as via satellite on the Electric Area channel 52 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio app, it’s a fitting event for both Skrillex and SiriusXM. Both parties have a history together that dates back to October 31, 2010 when SiriusXM was the first radio outlet in North America to play Skrillex’s music.

“SiriusXM is one of the most important outlets of our time,” said Skrillex.  ”It has always been able to be a part of up and coming music.  So stoked for this event!!”

This private performance will recognize that early support from SiriusXM, the world’s largest radio broadcaster in terms of revenue and subscribers, and will feature Skrillex, named one of the Top 10 Most Influential people in Electronic Dance by Rolling Stone, performing new material from his latest studio album Recess.

“Skrillex has performed in some of the most famous clubs in the world, as well as arenas and stadiums worldwide but on September 5th, he will perform in an intimate setting for a couple hundred lucky SiriusXM subscribers,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.  ”We are excited to present this exclusive event and special live broadcast just for our listeners.”

SiriusXM subscribers can enter here for their chance to win a trip for two to New York City to see the show and meet Skrillex.  If you’re not yet a subscriber, there’s the option to sign up for a 30 day free trial.

Latest News | Carnivores Tour to stream live from Hollywood Bowl on VyRT

carnivAfter a few days of social media buildup around a big announcement coming from VyRT and founder Jared Leto, who also is lead singer of Thirty Seconds To Mars, the word is out.  On September 15, we VyRT.

Fans from around the world can experience Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars together, live from the Hollywood Bowl, as both bands are currently sharing a double-bill on the Carnivores Tour.   Viewers who want to access the live show from Los Angeles as it happens on September 15, complete with real-time social community engagement from audiences worldwide, can do so for $14.99.  If you prefer extra bells and whistles, pick up some more exclusive content found only on VyRT, including a digital download of Thirty Seconds To Mars’ performance, a ‘Golden Ticket’ and the option to go digital VIP.

Though still in beta, VyRT has been continuously evolving its product offering thus making it more appealing to fans, investors and musicians along the way.  VyRT continues to offer fans the ability to see unique, intimate, live events as they happen from anywhere around the globe in a high quality, one of a kind digital, interactive experience that allows fans to engage in conversations and chat with other fans before, during, and even after each live event.

Watch Thirty Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park and AFI live from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on September 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Latest News | Phish will webcast 3-night Colorado run via LivePhish

phishWishing you were spending Labor Day weekend seeing Phish live from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado?  Our friends at LivePhish are making that possible, minus actually being in Colorado regardless of how much time travel you do from your couch.

LivePhish will webcast Phish’s three-night run from Dick’s August 29, 30 and 31 for a fraction of what it would cost you to physically attend.  Three night passes and T-Shirt/MP3 Bundles are available now in a variety of formats.  High definition will run you $19.99 per night, or $33.38 for all three.

Head over to LivePhish and scoop yours today and we’ll “see you in Colorado”.

Latest News | Taylor Swift reveals secrets to fans around the world via global live stream


In a live stream partnership that included ABC News and Yahoo! Screen, Taylor Swift welcomed fans from around the world to the tops of New York City as she greeted them before getting right into her revealing 30 minute live streaming event.

Secret No. 1:  There’s a new song and it’s called “Shake It Off”.  The song was introduced by Swift as she graciously danced around the intimate room of about 50 special guests, as others watched live by way of video screens.

Secret No. 2: For the last two years, Taylor Swift has been working on a new album.  It’s music that she described as “completely different” than what she’s done before, having found inspiration in late-80′s pop music. Not to be alarmed, though, as Swift claimed it to be “her favorite album she’s ever made.”  It’s titled 1989 after her birth year.

Secret No. 3:  ”Shake It Off” has a music video to accompany the song itself, complete with Swift strutting her stuff through a variety of different musical phases – from ballet to breakdancing to pop singing – it’s definitely reminiscent of the late 80s / early 90s vibe.

1989 will be released Oct. 27 and the album is now available for pre-sale at Swift’s official website.

Latest News | Creamfields 2014 live broadcast


Held annually on the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury, England, the 2014 Creamfields Festival is back with a massive lineup that includes some of the biggest names in today’s electronic music scene.

For those unable to attend along with the 160,000 dance music fans, Creamfields will offer a live stream of this year’s show so that you can still be part of it.

Last year we dipped our toe into live streaming and following the overwhelming success and feedback we had from all corners of the globe, this year we’ve  gone balls out and cherry picked a selection of performances to broadcast to the world, not just from the North & South Stages but also some of the hottest arenas on site,” read the official statement on the Creamfields website.

The broadcast will kick off on Saturday 23rd August at 6pm BST. Stay tuned as the organizers will be revealing the live stream schedule later this week.

Spotlight | Sziget Festival @ Ustream 08.14

szugetIt’s midway through the 2014 Sziget Festival and though there’s been amazing live sets from Queens Of The Stone Age, The 1975, Deadmau5, and the like – there’s plenty more to come.  Still to perform from Budapest include Band of Skulls, Kelis, Bombay Bicycle club and more over the next three days.  Catch all the action streaming live from Sziget Festival via Ustream through Sunday.

Source: Sziget Festival from August 11 - 17, 6:30 a.m. PT

Spotlight | Pukkelpop Festival @ SkyNet Belgacom 08.14

ppSpanning styles that encompass rock, pop, electronic, dance, hip-hop, punk and heavy metal – Pukkelpop Festival is the second largest music festival in Belgium next to Rock Werchter.  Live from Hasselt, Belgium, fans can watch three days of music including sets from Die Antwoord, Editors, Temples, Tom Odell and many more.  Tune in via SkyNet Belgacom streaming live this weekend from Pukkelpop.

Source: SkyNet Belgacom from Thursday, August 14 - 16, 2:00 a.m. PT

Spotlight | Rototom Sunsplash Festival @ Dailymotion 08.16

totomIn a celebration of reggae culture and music near the beach, fans gather from around the world in Castelló, Spain to be part of the weeklong festivities that feature performances from acts that include Jimmy Cliff, Collie Buddz, Beenie Man, Ms Lauryn Hill, Shaggy, Midnite and more.  Catch all the live action including exclusive interviews provided by Dailymotion from August 16-23 at 11:30 a.m. daily.

Source: Dailymotion from Saturday, August 16 - 23, 11:30 a.m. PT

Spotlight | V Festival @ Virgin Media 08.17

V Festival 2013, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex Our House ¬© Tom HortonHospital Records All Stars are preparing themselves for Virgin Media’s Sound Clash: Rudimental vs. Hospital Records All Stars featuring London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Fred V & Grafix and Dynamite MC. Live on YouTube from V Festival on August 17 and hosted by MistaJam, we recommend tuning in to Virgin Media’s #OurHouse at V Festival on Sunday at noon PT.

Source: Virgin Media on Sunday, August 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT

Spotlight | Taylor Swift Live Event @ Yahoo! Screen 08.18

tsylAfter she gave her final clue, the news was out. On Monday, Aug. 18, Yahoo! will host seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Taylor Swift in an exclusive worldwide live stream event from New York City. Fans around the world can catch the action on Yahoo! Screen in an event “Swifties” definitely don’t want to miss! Tune in to Yahoo! Screen at 2:00 p.m. PT on Monday, Aug. 18.

Source: Yahoo! Screen on Monday, August 18, 2:00 p.m. PT

Top 10 Most Watched | Bloodstock, Jimmy Buffett, Sziget, SOJA, Wiz Khalifa, MKTO and more


rsz_bloodstock-2013Bloodstock Open Air @ Dailymotion


finsupJimmy Buffett @ FinFest


MKTOMKTO @ Live Nation / Yahoo! Screen


blinkBlink-182 @ Sziget Island of Dreams


OneRepublicOneRepublic @ Live Nation / Yahoo! Screen


wizWiz Khalifa @ iHeartRadio Live


deadmau5Deadmau5 @ Sziget Island of Dreams


SOJASOJA @ The Hamilton / YouTube


John Butler TrioJohn Butler Trio @ FinFest


rsz_flyer-1-670x670Stephan Bodzin @ Boiler Room x Skol Beats

Latest News | celebrates successful webcast with ‘Under the Sun’ live stream

underthesunEarlier this year, Cinsay and Suretone Entertainment announced the formation of and the response from the partnership has been overwhelming and continues to be extremely positive from artists, fans and advertisers within the music industry.

SureToneLive is celebrating it’s second successful live concert stream reporting that fans from 61 countries watched, shopped and shared the latest SureToneLive webcast in 39 different languages when Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth performed at the Paramount Theater in New York on July 29.

The live HD broadcast of the ‘Under the Sun’ tour produced high metrics on views, shares, and eCommerce transactions, all leading up to and during the three-hour live show, once again proving the model of Cinsay’s multi-patented video technology that integrates commerce.

There’s simply not a better way to pack more audience into a sold-out venue than doing a live webcast like this,” added Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth.

Stay tuned as, powered by Cinsay, with merchandise provided by Cinsay On Demand, will be announcing additional upcoming live events as more artists join the premiere broadcast network.