Farmclub.com Expands Services; Partners with Eveo and Ticketmaster.com
Farmclub.com recently unveiled new features that enable musicians to
promote their own music, offer live event ticketing info through
Ticketmaster.com, and facilitate the creation of original music videos
through Eveo, a user-generated video web site.
"The web site upgrade represents a natural evolution for Farmclub.com,
allowing us to offer a more comprehensive service to entertain and empower
the ever-expanding communities attracted to the site," stated Andy Schuon,
president and COO of Jimmy and Doug's Farmclub.com. "Partnering with
Ticketmaster.com and Eveo, both leaders in their industries with dedicated
followings, further underscore our commitment to service those communities."
Ticketmaster.com, a member of the Ticketmaster Online Citysearch, INC's
family of web sites, announced an agreement with Farmclub.com's interactive
television show and web site. Live ticketing information will be offered
through Farmclub.com. In return, Ticketmaster will receive television and
online promotion considerations on Farmclub.com's weekly one hour music
television series on USA Network (Monday, 11pm est/PST).
"This deal capitalizes on both the utility of the Internet and the
advantages of Farmclub's converged entertainment and Web presence," said Tom
Stockham, President of Ticketmaster.com. "By broadening the distribution of
our content and ticketing information services to Farmclub.com's audience,
Ticketmaster.com extends its reach via a cutting edge interactive TV show and
Web site, and underscores its position as the greatest source for event
tickets, information and related e-commerce."
Schuon noted that "We are looking to provide the best music content, both online and
on-air and partnering with Ticketmaster.com is an obvious strategic fit. Our
users will have the opportunity to quickly and easily purchase concert
tickets, as they view information about a particular artist. This natural
synergy between our audience, our content and what Ticketmaster.com does
best, makes us excited about the potential of this relationship."
Videos can also be created and broadcasted on Farmclub.com thanks to
Eveo, a leading user-generated video site. Musicians and video producers can
now collaborate and broadcast their work worldwide.
"Eveos," the original music videos created by both Eveo and Farmclub.com,
debuted on both sites on October 16th.
Prospective video makers listen to music that has been uploaded by
unsigned bands to Farmclub.com, and choose the music that inspires their
creative ideas. They then supply their selected song title, artist, music
video concept, and contact information to Eveo.
Eveo will then inform Farmclub.com of the prospective video maker's
request and the artist will then be contacted regarding the suggested music
video. If the artist accepts the video producer's idea, the artist will
contact Eveo about the video filming. Eveo coordinates the video shoot with
the video maker and the artist.
After the video is completed, it is submitted to Eveo's facilities in
Universal City, California. Eveo and Farmclub.com will jointly select videos
to preview on the Farmclub site. The videos will be selected according to
quality, creativity, uniqueness, context, and overall fit.
"With this partnership, Eveo and Farmclub.com are providing both
musicians and video makers with limitless opportunities to create 'eveos'
synchronized to fresh, new music that's available on Farmclub.com's site,"
said Kimberly Knoller, Eveo's vice president of music. "In keeping with Eveo
and Farmclub.com's commitment to offering community for incubating
undiscovered talents, we're working together to empower individuals to create
original music eveos. Now music fans can share their visual interpretation
of original new music featured on Farmclub.com's site, and collaborate with
musicians in the process."
"Farmclub's online music community promotes opportunity and exposure for
thousands of talented, but unsigned artists who want to get their music
heard– in the same way that Eveo uncovers raw film making talents," said Andy
Schuon. "This partnership with Eveo under
scores our commitment to those communities, truly democratizing the next
generation of entertainment by enabling artistic collaboration between
different mediums with cutting edge technology."
Farmclub.com has also re-launched their site with several new areas
including the following:
The 'listen' section: Internet radio stations such as FAME (pop), FIST
(rock), FEAR (alternative), FUZZ (electronic), FINE (R&B), FIRE (hip-hop),
FLOW (rap), and FARM (unsigned bands).
The 'watch' section: Includes the addition of nine new streaming video
channels with thousands of titles.
The 'my channel' section: Visitors can create their own personalized play
lists of video clips.
The 'news' section: News to cover all genres of music.
Free e-mail: A 20mg box with free e-mail services to all users with a
Live event listings: Through Ticketmaster.com, there will be a listing of
all live events and ticketing information.
And, of course, the video section through Eveo.
"Farmclub.com is a highly respected and trafficked entertainment source,
both online and offline," stated Tom Stockham, president of Ticketmaster.com.
Eveo - www.eveo.com
Farmclub.com - www.farmclub.com
Ticketmaster.com - www.ticketmaster.com
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