One of the best things about watching your favorite artist live on Ustream is that you never know exactly what they’re going to do. They could play unreleased tracks, drop exclusive info on upcoming collaborations or tour dates, prank call a fan’s ex, or engage viewers with a little impromptu freestyle. We’ve compiled what we think of as the “top 5” best freestyles of all time on Ustream, so take a listen and be sure to follow these channels if you want to see them the next time they go live!
1. Lil Wayne:
5. Damian Marley
Which one is your favorite? Are we missing one? Tell us in the comments!
Live video is getting more captivating today with the release of Ustream’s new Multiview experience, which will be used during Zac Brown Band’s concert from Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday, Sept. 19.
This concert will debut the new Ustream Multiview technology and mark the first concert on Ustream to stream live with five simultaneous camera angles, allowing users to pick their own view from six choices of the show. We created Ustream Multiview to give you the ability to watch the concert from your favorite angle. What’s more, you can chat live with other viewers using Social Stream during the show. This new offering is available to selected partners at this time.
Watch the show live here starting at 7p Pacific Time/8p Mountain Time/10p Eastern Time on Sunday, Sept. 19 to check out your favorite vantage point for enjoying Zac Brown Band from the comfort of your computer!
On Monday February 9th from 1:30-4:30pm PST come join the cutting-edge GreenTech CEOs, along with movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth, as they meet investors with GoingGreen East. This event is a two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.
Also on Monday from 4-5pm PST come chat with Tim from PimpThisBum.com. Tim is a homeless man in Houston that recently started a LIVE stream chat and blog. His story is a great one, and him and his friends hope to put a face and voice to homelessness everywhere. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pimp-this-bum—houston
On Tuesday March 10th join us for a State Visit by President Sarkozy, President of France with Mexico President Felipe Calderon. The official ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8am PST with a signing of agreements and joint press conference starting at 11:50 PST. Watch it all happen LIVE from the staircase leading to Empress’ Chapel at the National Palace here:
Also on Tuesday at 7pm join Peter Himmelman’s Variety show as they travel to Mars LIVE on Ustream. This is the last show from California for a few weeks, as Peter and the gang will be streaming from the Ustream Studio at SXSW for the next 2 weeks. Catch it all here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peterhimmelman
Tuesdays the 3rd from 5pm – 6pm PST Ian Halperin is hosting, Ian Undercover. Ian is an Award Winning Investigative Journalist, Filmmaker and New York Times Best Selling Author. Last week’s special guest was Noah Levy the Senior Editor In Touch Magazine. Watch with us here to see Ian has on this week: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/talk-royalty-with-his-highness
On March 11, we have the band 311 chatting live until the questions run out! This will be hosted by KROQ DJ and Love Line co-host Stryker. Be sure to tweet all of your questions in advance, because they are expecting a big turn out! Please be clear and concise with your question. At the end of your question please put your name and city/state. Watch with us here:
On Thursday March 12th, from 5:30pm–7pm PST join us for the Fastand Furious Premiere! The whole cast is scheduled to be in attendance, including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and more. Be sure to join the chat, as the hosts will be pulling questions LIVE:
Monday the 2nd from 11am – 12pm PST join us for “Unwired and Unplugged” LIVE from the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer of This is Spinal Tap will be performing and talking questions from the chat. With the new tour starting this month, you won’t want to miss this! Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/unwiggedandunplugged-live
On Tuesday the 3rd from 7:30am – 1pm PST BeetTV is hosting an Executive Roundtable event at their San Fransisco office. John Ham, CEO of Ustream will be on one of the panels, as well as executives from BeetTV, MSNBC, Washington Post, Akamai and others. Come watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/beettv0
Tuesdays the 3rd from 5pm – 6pm PST Ian Halperin is hosting, Ian Undercover. Ian is an Award Winning Investigative Journalist, Filmmaker and New York Times Best Selling Author and this week his special guest is Noah Levy the Senior Editor In Touch Magazine. Watch with us here:
Wednesday the 4th from 10am – 11am PST, Theory of a Deadman will be performing LIVE from the WJRR studio in Orlando. Their latest album, Scars & Souvenirs, has provided plenty of hit singles for them, but the biggest was probably “Bad Girlfriend.” Tune in here to catch it all: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wjrr-101.1-fm
Thursday the 5th from 10pm – midnight PST, join and PokerRoad.com for the 2009 National Heads-Up Pairings Party. The Party isan NCAA March Madness style drawing for the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and the guys from Two Jacks in the hole are bringing it to us LIVE here:
On Monday February 23, the Wall Street Journal’s Andy Jordan is starting his American Journey, or “AJ squared” a 3,739-mile, nine-day journey around the US to dig deeper into the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus plan. As Washington prepares to distribute $787 billion in stimulus money, AJ plans to follow the dollar bills, and he is bringing US along for the ride. Be sure to watch everything right here:
Tuesday evening at 7pm PST, Peter Himmelman’s Furious World will be bringing us their weekly hour of rock and roll, ideas and passionately ordered chaos. This week’s special guest is Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board. Tune in for the show here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peterhimmelman
Wednesday February 25, from 9-10am PST is the start of a NEW weekly Ford Motor Company show. With briefings from a variety of their facilities, join the chat as they discus the latest innovations in technology, quality, sustainability and safety efforts. This is your chance to participate from your desk. Come ask the Ford executives your questions:
Also on Wednesday, starting at 11am PST, Kevin Trudeau the founder of the International Pool Tour will be broadcasting his radio show from Chicago. Be sure to join the chat for this one, as Kevin will be taking questions LIVE. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kevin-trudeau-radio
Sunday February 28, from 8-10pm PST BradMan will be LIVE again chatting another one of his well known twitter followers. BradMan has had guests including MC Hammer, last weeks special interview with Ms. United States, and many more. Tune in here to see who this weeks guest will be: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bradmantv-live
On Monday February 9th at 5pm PST, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California will showcase their trailblazing outer space fleet of robotic spacecraft LIVE on Ustream. The team will be exploring outer space, and returning with data about Earth, Mars, Saturn, other worlds and the far reaches of the Universe. Be sure to tune in here:
Monday the 9th, at 6:30pm EST join Mayor Cory A. Booker for his annual State of the City Address LIVE from Newark Symphony Hall, in Newark, New Jersey. He will detail the progress Newark made and challenges the City faced in 2008, as well as expectations and aspirations for 2009. Tune in here for Mayor Booker’s Address: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/city-of-newark-nj
Tuesday the 10th at 9pm EST join ZedalzaNewYork for their version of a Grammy Awards review! The chat will be full for LIVE viewer reactions about everything from Michael Phelps’ bong, Alex Rodriguez’s testosterone, and the host’s Girlfriend’s BIG move across the country…Without him! Tune in early for live music, and stay late for everything else.
Wednesday the 11th through Friday the 13th, LIVE from New York City is the Fifth Annual United Nations’ Web4Dev Conference, hosted by UNICEF. Bringing together global thought leaders and innovators from the United Nations, academia, the development and private sectors to focus on the importance of strategic partnerships, innovation and new technology for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.Web4Dev – Innovation for Access aims to promote innovation in three cross-cutting areas by sharing resources and expertise, and laying the foundation for future collaboration across academia, the development, and private sectors. Please watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/web4dev—innovation-for-access-2009
On Wednesday from 8-10pm PST join us for Two Jacks in the Hole broadcast, where Scott Marder, a writer for the very popular TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be on the show. The songs Day Man and Night Man that he wrote for the show are a phenomenon. Bu sure to tune in, and join the chat LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/two-jacks-in-the-hole
Sundays from 9pm – 11pm CST join us for some of the hottest musical acts around. LIVE chats with the artists, free ringtone and video downloads, and the best part, a concert right in your own living room! From multi-platinum producers to the next big thing, BroadBeats.com has it all. Watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/broadbeats.com
Tune in Sundays at 7pm PST, tune in for the FierceUgly LIVE show! This weekly podcast from three self proclaimed guys with ‘faces for audio’. Listen with us each week as they discuss current events, politics, tech and much more. Also featuring a segment they call Jen’s Box where she runs down all the happenings in TV for the previous week. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fierceugly.com
On Thursday the 19, from 12 Noon – 12 Midnight (EST) there is a groundbreaking Internet event with viewers around the world called Tweet-a-Thon 2009. This 12-hour special event hosted by the New York Times best-selling author is scheduled to feature some of the biggest names in the social media world, including technical evangelist Robert Scoble, Grammy-award winning musician MC Hammer, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton, WineLibrary.tv host Gary Vaynerchuk, Lockergnome.com’s Chris Pirillo, Best-selling author Mark Joyner, Heroes television star David Lawrence, Social media expert Chris Brogan, and many more. More info to come, but keep your eye out.
Lastly, here are a few great streams I think you’ll enjoy:
Monday February 2nd is last show for Talk Show 247. Marc started the show nearly 3 months ago and starting on the 3rd will be transitioning into a fully formatted 2 hour long show! He has amassed over 700 clips of eviction notices, death threats, dance parties, concerts, shootings, road trips, cooking lessons, house fires, family, friends, and everything in between. Be sure to watch it all come to an end with midnight karaoke this evening. Enjoy: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/talkshow247
Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm PST join President Obama’s personal friend Hill Harper, for a a live chat. Hill will be talking about his experiences at the inauguration, and taking questions from the chat room. Tune in with us here:
Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm PST, the Queen of Freestyle, Judy Torres will be taking questions from the chat and talking about her new single ‘Hell No’! If we ask nicely, she might even freestyle for us! Tune in here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/judy-torres-live
On February 7th and 8th LIVE from Long Beach, CA we have the BIL Conference. BIL is an ad-hoc conference for people changing the world in big ways. It’s a place for passionate people to come together to energize, brainstorm, and take action. Be sure to watch all the action here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bil-conference
Thursday from 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST We have a Valentine’s Day edition of Whitney Duncan’s webchat. Come early, and stay late as the chat will be lively as always. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whits-whit-live
Friday the 9th at 7pm EST, join us for Epileptic Gaming the self proclaimed Best $^&*# video game show around! I’ve been told it’s like G4, but much much better. Tune in, and let me know what you think!
Monday, January 26th, at 12:30am PST LIVE Malayan Tiger Feeding. There are three cameras located inside the show area and one inside the night/feeding area. Be sure to tune in and watch these beautiful animals with us: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-malayan-tiger
Also on Wednesday the 28th, at 6pm PST we have our second RiffTrax LIVE show of 2009! From the head writer and stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes RiffTrax, full of hilarious mp3 (and now LIVE) commentaries of some of your favorite and not-so-favorite movies. It’s like watching a movie with your funniest friends! Tune in LIVE with us here:
Friday the 30th at 10pm PST, Meet the Bloggers bring us unconventional political opinion and analysis. This weekly digest of news analysis, opinion, and progressive issues from the blogosphere, accessible to a general audience but tailored to appeal to mainstream media political reporters, opinion leaders, and a politically-savvy online audience. Watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/meet-the-bloggers
Friday, January 30 at 11pm EST, the second annual Bloggie Oscars will be taking place LIVE! This event will be giving awards in seventeen main categories and five supporting content categories, and a few yet to be announced awards. Watch with us here:
Ustream is bringing in the New Year with a great first week of exciting streams including more from the Timeless Dancers of Nip/Tuck, CES, The Army All American Bowl, Celebrity Training, great music from Matthew Ebel, a stream LIVE from MacWorld, and more.
On Saturday at 11am CST, the Army All American Bowl LIVE! The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will once again feature tomorrow’s college and NFL stars in a classic East vs. West match-up at San Antonio’s Alamodome. Through the All-American Bowl, the U.S. Army helps shape these future leaders by providing a national forum for these student-athletes to showcase their extraordinary talents. The second-annual U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, comprised of 97 of the nation’s finest young musicians, will once again perform at halftime of the Bowl. Tune in and watch with us LIVE:
Saturday January 3rd at 3:30pm Eastern we have The WoW Insider Show. This stream covers news and views about and from the World of Warcraft. It’s the weekly podcast of WoW Insider, and you can learn more about the show and WoW here. Watch with us LIVE: The WoW Insider Show
Daily through January 6, Nip Tuck’s “Timeless Beauties” will be dancing LIVE at the Beverly Center! The three iconic dancers; “Go Go,” “Starlet” and “Princess” will interact in-person with visitors at Los Angeles’ Beverly Center as well as virtually in the Ustream chat. Vote online for your favorite! If you’re not in LA, tune in LIVE at watch with us here:
Every Tuesday at 6pm EST Matthew Ebel comes to us LIVE for what he calls Piano Rock. In these sessions he plays some amazing music, chats with fans, and has a great time with his audience. For more info on Matthew visit his website: http://matthewebel.com To watch him live every Tuesday, tune in here:
On Wednesday, January 7th from 2-7pm EST our Celebrity Trainer, Valerie Waters will be LIVE answering diet and fitness questions. As a celebrity trainer, we never know who she’ll have on as guests, so tune in with us here to to watch! Valerie Waters, Celebrity Trainer Live – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/red-carpet-ready-club
On Thursday, January 8th from 5:30-8p PST we have LIVE CES event coverage. Watch the event LIVE from the Wynn Resort and Casino for the charity PC build here:
We have so many great events happening this week, including; Hollywood movie premiers, antique car auctions, the Golden Globe announcements, and more.
Starting today, Friday the 5th and running through Sunday the 7th Mecum is holding a live muscle and collector car auction at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri! for the Mecum High Performance Auction. For a list of the over 500 cars are scheduled to be auctioned at this event you can visit www.Mecum.com. Watch here:
On Monday, starting at 2:30pm PST, we’ll have Country Music Star Whitney Duncan’s 3rd installment of her stream ‘Whit’s Whit Live’. Whitney will be coming to us live from Nashville, TN to chat with fans and more. Be sure to tune in here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whits-whit-live
Also on Monday, at 6:15p EST, join us from the NextWeb NY Web 2.0 Meetup. The event will be held at M1-5, with presenters from companies including:Boxee, Contxts, WebGrrls, and Yelp. The event is capped at 350 people, so if you’re in the NY area and don’t want to wait in line, or if you’re not in NY and want to see all of the great presentations, tune in here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nextweb
Tuesday at 5p PST, join the 1UP editors on GameNight where they’ll play an unreleased game while answering questions from the audience live from the 1UP office! Associate Producer David Ellis, and Community Manage Tina Sanchez will be answering questions related to Killzone 2 on the message boards. Got something really, really important to say to Dave or Tina about the gameplay? Now’s your chance to speak up!
Watch Live with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/1up
On Tuesday and Wednesday tune in for our live coverage from Le Web! We have 3 streams this year, covering everything on the main stage, the startup competition, and a mobile stream! Follow live and for free at: http://www.lewebparis.com
Some of the great presenters include; Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development of Microsoft Corporate, Amit Kapur, Chief Operating Officer of MySpace, and Chris Anderson – Curator, TED.
Watch the main stage stream here:
Every Tuesday at 7:00p PST, be sure to tune in for Peter Himmelman Live. If you watched last week, you’ll know why we’re telling you about this again! Peter and long time friends: Andrew Kamman on drums, Al Wolovitch on bass, Willie Aron on Guitar, and Kristin Mooney on vocals broadcast live from Peter’s studio in Los Angeles every Tuesday! Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peterhimmelman
On Wednesday, December 10th at 3:30p PST, the website www.jon4lakers.com, which features 100% user generated technology related content will be streaming live for an hour and will be entail everything from giveaways, general technology talk, and more. With over 70 writers from 10 different countries, this will certainly be a great stream. Watch with us here:
On Thursday morning, December 11, 2008 at 5:30a PST, Elizabeth Banks, Terrence Howard and Rainn Wilson will join Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Jorge Camara to announce the Nominations for “The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” live from The Beverly Hilton. Watch with us live here:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/premiere-entertainment-network