Bob Weir Streams HD-Quality Music in Yahoo Deal

  • Yahoo has signed a streaming music deal with TRI Studios, a state-of-the-art music facility built by Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead. The studio will provide HD-quality streaming content to Yahoo Music’s 34 million viewers.
  • CNBC suggests the deal “could help bring high quality music and videos into homes around the world and change the music streaming business model that has so far made losers out of both the studios and the artists.”
  • The studio has already provided online shows from Weir, Sammy Hagar and Carlos Santana. Shows are ad-supported and designed to watch on home theater systems.
  • “Weir said he sees the advertising linked to the live music as a move away from traditional corporate sponsorship of performances and toward ‘patronage for rock and roll’ the way companies underwrite classical music,” reports CNBC.
  • Viewers from all over the world will be able to watch the shows and simultaneously interact through Facebook and Twitter to communicate with other viewers and performers in real-time.
  • Put on some earbuds and check out the music from TRI Studios. It’s worth a listen.

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