What’s it like to chat with thousands of adoring fans live on the internet? Just ask Tori Amos.
Popular singer Tori Amos appeared today live on Ustream.TV and through her own website, www.toriamos.com in conjunction with the chat platform Meebo. Tori chatted for nearly a hour with our fans from all around the world.
This is one part of the promotion and marketing of Tori’s upcoming “American Doll Posse Tour“.
Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few music stars to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include “Crucify”, “Silent All These Years”, “Cornflake Girl”, “Caught a Lite Sneeze”, “Professional Widow”, “Spark” and “A Sorta Fairytale”.
Amos has sold over 12 million records worldwide and has also enjoyed a large cult following. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic.
For more information, please visit www.toriamos.com
This past Sunday, Ustream.tv Founder John Ham and I attended the exclusive premiere of ABCâ€™s new show â€œDirty Sexy Moneyâ€ â€“ starring Donald Sutherland, Billy Baldwin, and Peter Krause. Working in association with Entertainment Tonight producer John Pattyson, Ustream helped launch Starbiz.tv, the first live streaming celebrity entertainment show. Conceived by John Pattyson, Starbiz.tv gives viewers live access to Hollywood red carpet events and celebrities.
Equipped with just a Sony VAIO laptop and Handycam, we were able to stream high quality celebrity interviews live to fans around the world. When we told the actors they were live on the Internet, they seemed genuinely surprised and excited. When actor Seth Gabel â€“ who plays Jeremy Darling on the show â€“ heard he was live on Ustream, he even called his mother to tell her to go to Ustream and watch him.
Plus it was tons of fun to be able to ask questions on behalf of the chatroom audience. We even got Billy Baldwin to tell us what kind of sandals he was wearing. Just another example of how live video connects people.
If you liked the show, be sure to tune into future Starbiz.tv broadcasts, as well as tonightâ€™s â€œDirty Sexy Moneyâ€ premiere.