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Pretty Ricky Introducing New Member Tonight

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R&B Superstar Group Pretty Ricky just might be the first Platinum-certified group to reveal a new member via live online video broadcast. Don’t let all the qualifiers fool you — this is an exciting first here on Ustream!

Pretty Ricky will host a live webcast today, Monday, May 19th from their hometown of Miami, where the group will not only introduce their new singer, 4Play, but will also premiere their new single, “Cuddle Up (Feat. Butta Crèame).” Fans can log onto Pretty Ricky’s official website, located at www.prettyricky.com, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m PT.

“Pretty Ricky is more than just a group; it’s a lifestyle, a state of mind,” says co-founder Diamond Blue. “4Play is the perfect addition to the Pretty Ricky family.”

In addition to Monday’s live webcast, a series of exclusive webisodes, entitled “21 Days of 4Play,” began steaming earlier this week at www.prettyricky.com. The clips – which answer the question on everybody’s lips: “Who is 4Play?” – feature never-before-seen footage of the group both at work and at play – recording in the studio, chilling in Miami, kicking it at home, and relaxing on the beach.

Stream 50 or Die Trying: G Unit Live on Ustream

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50. Cent. On. Ustream.

When it comes to music superstardom, it’s hard to top the plateau that 50 Cent continues to ascend. Thanks to savvy of his G-Unit label folks, 50 Cent has officially flirted with the cutting edge of social media.

This past Saturday, May 3rd, 50 Cent decided he wanted to interact live with his fans, all the way from his hotel room in Cape Town South Africa. With zero promotion save for a last minute email blast to his registered fans, 50 Cent drew thousands of fans to his stream. Originally scheduled for 1 hour, 50 Cent and his G-Unit comrades — Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo — clearly were having so much fun interacting live with their fans, that they ended up streaming for nearly 3 hours!

Here are the first two hours of the stream. We had to cut out the last hour because 50, Lloyd and Yayo were having a bit too much fun ;-). Catch it LIVE next time around so you don’t miss out on the unedited hi jinks of cultural icons! Still, plenty of entertaining stuff, enjoy!

SXSW: Ustream.TV Bryan’s Recap

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There are undoubtedly countless “only in SXSW” moments for a non-twitterer like yours truely to really record and archive in web-published format.

Like, for example, having Mark Cuban walk up and spontaneously grab my camera to take a picture of ME — like the Dallas Maverick himself was but a kind stranger I subsequently thanked him as. Or getting a picture with the Geico caveman, in full regalia. Or meeting the various founders and execs of web 2.0 sites I use on a regular basis. Just another day in the life of SXSW Interactive.

But one of the most meaningful moments occurred on the first day of the SXSW Music portion, for the Pimp C tribute at Fuze. A tribute for recently deceased half of UGK, the show featured the other half, legendary underground rapper Bun B. If you aren’t hip to UGK, I forgive you, and I’ll pause as you quickly go Wikipedia them.

Time’s up.

So now you know that UGK is Texas underground legends who have hit number one on the Billboard and guested with Jay-Z on Big Pimpin. Yes, there are two other rappers on Big Pimpin. And you know that Bun B hadn’t had much time to mourn Pimp C’s untimely passing.

And right in the middle of the tribute show, right in the midst of a typically molasseses-thick Pimp C beat….

Bun B ever so subtlety broke out in tears. At least I think he did. Check out the evidence here:

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And kept on keeping on, hitting every single versed word of his fallen comrade in music.

You better believe their was hardly a dry eye in the building. OR the Ustream chatoom, for that matter.

And that’s not even the last of it. Thanks to the folks at AllHipHop.com, Bun B gave a shout out to all the viewers watching live from home!

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Other personal highlights from SXSW Music:
+ BushWick Bill’s surprise appearance at the Bun B show (streamed)
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+ Discovering Sabrosa Purr @ the Rock Opera Party (streamed)
+ Discovering the party bumping alchemy of DJ Klever at the Imeem showcase.
+ Discovering Chalie Boy, an ATX musician I would have never heard of outside SXSW. (streamed)
+ Dancing a fool to Flosstradamous… twice in one week
+ Dancing a fool to A-Trak…. twice in one week
+ Observing the Clipse close and in person, as to learn how to get my G on.
+ + Meeting Anthony Volodkin of one Hype Machine, one of my favorite music sites.
+ Watching our day-time music showcase, the Web 2.0 Hoedown, reach up to 670 concurrent viewers and over 100,000 unique viewers total… with barely 30 people at the venue itself. (streamed)

SXSW: Web 2 Point Hoedown!

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Well, not EVERYONE from the web 2.0 crowd have left.

Ustream.TV is excited to announce the live broadcast of the marriage of SXSW music and interactive, in the form Web 2 Hoedown at SXSW. Tomorrow, Friday, March 14, from 10 AM – 4 PM PDT, Friendster and our friends, Meebo and RockYou, present an all day music event featuring a fat lineup of indie artists, including The Virgins.

When:
Friday, March 14, 2008
Noon-6 pm CDT
10 am – 4 pm PDT
1 pm – 7 pm EDT

Performance Schedule:

(All Times Central Daylight Time)

12:00 The Indelicates (www.indelicates.com)

12:30 Frightened Rabbit (www.frightenedrabbit.com)

1:15 Right on Dynamite (www.rightondynamite.com)

2:00 Republic Tigers (www.therepublictigers.com)

2:40 AA Bondy (www.aabondy.com)

3:15 The Virgins (www.thevirgins.net)

3:50 Wild Sweet Orange (www.canvasbackmusic.com)

4:30 O’ Death (www.odeath.net)

5:15 Zykos (www.bighassle.com/publicity/a_zykos.html)

Participating Sponsors:

Meebo
Friendster
Mixercast
RockYou
Sodahead
WooMe

SXSW: THE VIPER ROOM in AUSTIN!

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Ustream.TV is proud to announce yet another amazing series of shows @ SXSW:

The legendary VIPER ROOM and BEBO take over Austin, bringing a 4 day extravaganza of bands, March 12 – 16, 7 PM – 1 PM PDT / 10 PM – 1 AM EDT. Check out the lineup below.

And yes, I realize the first show is already over. And yes, it was damn successful. Please excuse us: the Ustream.TV crew is working hard to confirm these things literally on the streets of SXSW. I’m literally writing this blog at the AllHipHop show right down the street on 6th!

Literally, as I’m writing this, legendary rapper Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys made a surprise appearance at the the AllHipHop/Bebo show.

Anyway, here’s that lineup, with the Wednesday lineup included for the sake of the recorded video you’re going to watch right now!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

12AM CDT Coyote Shivers

11PM CDT Ringers

10PM CDT Semi Precious Weapons

9PM CDT Roses on her Grave

Thursday, March 13, 2008

12AM CDT Big Bang

11PM CDT Hello Stranger

10PM CDT Leroy Powell

9PM CDT Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Friday, March 14, 2008


12AM CDT Helmet

11PM CDT Nico Vega

10PM CDT Voxhaul Broadcast

9PM CDT We Barbarians

Saturday, March 15, 2008

12AM CDT Run Run Run

11PM CDT Liam and Me

10PM CDT The Daylights

9PM CDT Your Vegas

SXSW: AllHipHop Concerts @ Fuze, Austin, 3/12 – 3/15

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The music festival portion of SXSW kicks off today. That means that Austin will see a mass exodus of Silicon Valley folks, replaced by a mass influx of Hollywood folks. Lucky for you, the mighty Ustream.TV crew will be staying put, bringing some of the best that SXSW has to offer.

In association with AllHipHop.com, Ustream.TV announces the live broadcast series of nightly jam-packed hip-hop shows, kicking things off tonight, March 12, with a LIVE performance by the legendary Bun B of UGK. Amongst a army of up-and-coming performers, the notable and/or legendary artists in the lineup include M-1 of Dead Prez on Thursday, Chingo Bling and Mr. Capone-E on Friday, and Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci on Saturday

We’re currently confirming connectivity at a bunch of venues soon! More updates and big names to come!

In the meantime, check out the full schedules of the AllHipHop events confirmed:

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Wednesday, March 12:

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m CDT – Bun B (Port Arthur, TX)

1:00 a.m. – 1:15 a.m. CDT – MDDL FNGZ (Houston, TX)

12:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. CDT – Vicious (Lake Charles, LA)

12:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. CDT – Hezeleo & Big Bubb (Port Arthur, TX)

12:10 a.m. – 12:25 a.m. CDT- XVII (Pass Christian, MS)

11:50 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. CDT – Bido & Toe (Port Arthur, TX)

11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. CDT – Bankroll Jones (Houston, TX)

11:00 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. CDT – Chalie Boy (Hearne/Calvert, TX)

10:30 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. CDT – Gerald G (Austin, TX)

10:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m. CDT – Public Offenders (Austin, TX)

9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. CDT – Slykat (San Antonio, TX)

9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. CDT – Circle G’z (Houston, TX)

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT – DJ Rapid Ric (Austin, TX)

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Thursday, March 13:


1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. CDT – M-1 of Dead Prez (Brooklyn, NY)

12:40 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. CDT – Ryno and Slim Gutta (Austin, TX)

12:15 a.m. – 12:35 a.m. CDT – Drojo (Corpus Christi, TX)

11:45 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. CDT – South Bound (Austin, TX)

(International Hip Hop)

11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. CDT – Akala (London, UK)

10:20 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. CDT – Killa Kela (London, UK)

9:50 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. CDT – Lars Vaular (Bergen, Norway)

9:20 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. CDT – A-Laget (Bergen, Norway)

8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. CDT – Dok Holiday (Austin, TX)

8:15 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. CDT – PLA (Austin, TX)

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Friday, March 14:

1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. CDT – Chingo Bling (Houston, TX)

12:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. CDT – Mr. Capone-E (Los Angeles, CA)

11:40 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. CDT – Lil J da Mex Connect (Houston, TX)

11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. CDT – Lucky (Houston, TX)

10:30 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. CDT – J. Kapone (Austin, TX)

10:10 p.m. – 10:25 p.m. CDT – Jezufavio (Houston, TX)

9:40 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CDT – Coast (Houston, TX)

9:10 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CDT – Stunta (Houston, TX)

8:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CDT – Da C.O.D. (Austin, TX)

8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT – Da Wetbacks (Houston, TX)

ABE THE ASSASSIN IN THE MIX!

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Saturday, March 15

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. CDT – Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci (Dallas, TX)

12:50 a.m. – 1:10 a.m. CDT – Kottonmouf Jesse (Dallas, TX)

12:20 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. CDT – MC Fatal (Austin, TX)

11:50 p.m. – 12:10 a.m. CDT – Grit Boys (Houston, TX)

11:20 p.m. – 11:40 p.m. CDT – Mr. Mike of South Circle (Corpus Christi, TX)

10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. CDT – K-Rino & South Park Coalition (Houston, TX)

10:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. CDT – Klondike Kat (Houston, TX)

10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. CDT – Point Blank (Houston, TX)

10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. CDT -144 Elite (Houston, TX)

9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. CDT – Papa Chuk (Austin, TX)

9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. CDT – Basswood Lane (Austin, TX)

8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. CDT- Lumba (Dallas, TX)

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT – DJ Wrecka (Waco, TX)

James Blunt and Missy Higgins to perform live on Ustream.TV!

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Anyone else in the mood for dreamy, guitar-strumming singer-songwriters? Boy are you in luck!

Ustream.TV is proud to present acoustic performances by not one, but TWO swoon-inducing artists; one ech for the guys AND the gals! The good folks at Sophie’s Lounge in San Diego presents Australian music indie rock luminaries Missy Higgins and James Blunt, this Friday and Saturday respectively, 11:30 AM Pacific / 7:30 PM London. Check them both out on Sophie’s Lounge Ustream channel.


Sophie’s Lounge
, a project of Sophie’s 103.7 in San Diego, regularly puts on intimate, exclusive acoustic performances by some of the best artists in the world. This Friday and Saturday, Sophie’s Lounge is inviting the world to experience the live music magic!

About Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter, best known for her hit singles “Scar” and “The Special Two” off her debut album The Sound of White. Her second album, On a Clear Night was released in April 2007.

On July 7, 2007, Higgins participated in the Australian leg of Live Earth performing her own set, as well as joining Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody and John Butler on stage for the song “From Little Things Big Things Grow.” The song could have been considered “the event’s anthem” and Rolling Stone cited it as a highlight, stating that the “whole crowd sung along – all eleven verses.”

In 2004, Higgins was nominated in four categories at the ARIA Awards. These included “Best Female Artist” and “Single of the Year”. At the awards ceremony on October 17 she received the award for “Best Pop Release”.

Have a taste of Missy’s music here:

http://profile.imeem.com/Brq8p3/playlist/0dS5ipVv/missy_higgins_music_playlist/

About James Blunt
James Blunt is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit “You’re Beautiful” — brought him to fame in 2005. His style is a mix of pop, folk and acoustic rock. Along with vocals, James Blunt plays a wide variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, organ, marimba and mellotron. He is signed to Linda Perry’s American label Custard Records. Blunt became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when his song “You’re Beautiful” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006; the last British artist to do so had been Elton John in 1997 with the song “Candle in the Wind 1997″. Blunt won two BRIT Awards and was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006.Have a taste of James Blunt’s music here:

http://frenchypet.imeem.com/playlist/zAC2lGJ4/james_blunt_music_playlist/

Chick-chick-boom: The First International Beatbox Battle Convention to be on Ustream this Friday!

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Beatboxing: the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, and voice, all while sounding freaking sweet. Its one of those things that pushes the limits of human creativity and musical talent, and when its done with skill there isn’t much else that’s cooler. This Friday beat boxers from around the world will be meeting in Berlin to show off their skills. Get pumped, this is going to awesome.

Channel: http://ustream.tv/channel/beatbox-battle

Check out the schedule:

31.01.2008 Meet & Greet – 21:00-01:00 Uhr – Generator Hostel

TAG-TEAMS (10min each)

Bodizzle & Misko – Germany
Rey & Cuba – Estonia
Fany & Nasty – Czech Republic
Mastee & King Exxx – Germany
Ceto & Beathead – Belgium
Blady Kris & Tik Tak – Poland
Erni33 & Holmster – Germany
Nabil & Sniggy – The Netherlands
Lytos & MarkOoz – Spain
Skiller & Red One – Bulgaria

INTERNATIONAL STYLES (10min each)

Dhap – Italy
Marquant – United States
Marcel – Switzerland
Karim – Austria
Slizzer – Luxembourg

01.02.2008 Showcase 21:00-02:30 Uhr – Studio Osthafen

SOLO ARTISTS (10min each)

ZeDe – Switzerland
Roxorloops – Belgium
Revolution – Hungary
Micspawn – France
Robeat – Germany
Ezra – France
Boy Kot – Czech Republic
Dharni – Singapore

FEMALE SKILLS (30min Block)

Fati – France
Steffe la Chef – Switzerland
Cheryl – The Netherlands
Squeak – Poland

TEAM INTERNATIONAL (10min each)

Massive Beats Crew – Austria
Oralic Sound Machines – Germany
Beat Warriors – Finland
Beatburger Band – Czech Republic
4X Sample – Germany
Leading Voices – Worldwide
Switch – France
Ruff, Rugged´n Raw! – Iceland

SPECIAL SHOWCASE (10min each)

Eclips – France
Camero – Switzerland
Adam Matta – United States
Beatbox Eliot & MC – Germany
Zeero & P-RZM – Germany

Hannah Montana Mania Coming to a Ustream Channel Near You!

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It was the entertainment story of the year: a ticket to Hannah Montana’s colossus “Best of Both Worlds” tour could cost you (or your poor parents) a pretty penny, with prices spiraling up to $3,500 a pop.

But in just a few hours (5:30 PM PST / 8:30 EST, 1/17/08), Miley Cyrus a.k.a. Hannah Montana will be walking the Red Carpet for her “Best of Both Worlds” 3-D premiere… and Ustream will be there LIVE, bringing you the best seats in the house to ask your chatroom submitted questions.

Today, Thursday, January 17, 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST live from the legendary El Capita Theatre in Hollywood — tell a friend, tell a fan, tell your family. Don’t forget to join in on the chatroom to submit your questions while chatting with Hannah Montana fans from around the world.

Walt Disney Pictures is going all out on this one, confirming red carpet appearances from teen stars Jonas Brothers and Ashley Tisdale, as well as Jim Belushi, Donny Osmond, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Madison Pettis, Rick Fox, Rob Morrow, Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, and more.

This one’s for the kids!

What: Hannah Montana’s Best of Both Worlds Concert Movie Red Carpet Premiere

When: Thursday, Jan. 17
5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST

Channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/hannah-montana

About HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT
Hannah Montana fans everywhere will have a chance to see their favorite singer, songwriter and actress, Miley Cyrus, perform her sold-out concert tour on the big screen in HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT. Shot during Cyrus’ 69-city tour and exhibited in state-of-the-art Disney Digital 3D™, the film will be coming to theatres for a special one week engagement on February 1, 2008.

Walt Disney Pictures’ HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT is rated G and opens Friday, February 1, 2008

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