A new website called XUMANII is launching in the U.S. which will be revolutionizing the way in which live entertainment and social networking come together on the internet.

XUMANII is essentially combining the best features from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Ustream, allowing users to stream LIVE footage in near perfect resolution directly to ones’ own personal profile page with little more than a consumer grade or professional grade camcorder and wireless enabled laptop. XUMANII provides a Stream Manager Program for multi-camera productions and LIVE editing, which enables users to easily produce concerts, video blogs, plays, fashion shows, movies, and other content.  XUMANII gives its users the ability to set a price and sell ‘’digital tickets’’ (à la Pay-Per-View),  and access to sponsorship support for their LIVE production by giving the option to sell banner space on profile page as well as pre-recorded commercials to be streamed in between your LIVE content.

The press release is below. I would love to discuss this further with you, and hear your thoughts on a trend piece regarding the rise of LIVE concerts on the web, and how emerging artists now have an outlet to manage all their social networking and build a fanbase. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Jen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

XUMANII LAUNCH MARKS THE FUTURE OF ONLINE LIVE

CONTENT STREAMING, MARKETING, MEDIA PRODUCTION & SOCIAL NETWORKING

Revolutionary Site Debuted With Free LIVE

Streaming Event by Superstar Rap Artist Drake

NEW YORK, NY (JULY 20, 2010) – Launching today, XUMANII is a revolutionary LIVE media production, marketing, and social networking site that encompasses and surpasses the best of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Ustream, and others while also providing the capability to monetize one’s online presence.  XUMANII (pronounced “zoo-mon-ee”) crashes onto the scene as the one-stop shop and  personal channel to the world where brands and individuals can produce professional grade live content programming, delivering individual and brand empowerment in a way that has never been done before.

XUMANII allows users to stream live footage in near perfect resolution directly to ones’ own personal profile page with little more than a consumer grade or professional grade camcorder and wireless enabled laptop. XUMANII provides a Stream Manager Program for multi-camera productions and live editing, which enables users to easily produce concerts, video blogs, plays, fashion shows, movies, and other content to be shared via the web.  XUMANII also gives its users the ability to set a price and sell ‘’digital tickets’’ (ala Pay-Per-View),  access sponsorship support for their live production by giving the option to sell banner space on profile page, or add pre-recorded commercials to their live streaming content.

‘’XUMANII will be the marketing and social networking site to end all sites. Anyone who is looking to take their personal brand or product to the next level as well as produce live content streams will be able to do so on XUMANII free of charge.” said Creator and CEO Alex Frigon. He continues, “The only limits to XUMANII are those set by its users, whether they’re looking to produce a reality show, live concert, news or talk show; debut and sell tickets to a movie; market and sell a product online; or simply keep the world informed as to what they’re doing.”

Kicking off the North American launch on Sunday, July 18th was Young Money rap superstar, Drake. For the first time ever, Drake gave his fans a free ‘’virtual’’ ticket to his after party and special performance held in the VIP area at the Time Supper Club in his home country of Canada. A replay of the entire live event can be viewed on Drake’s own personal XUMANII profile page located at http://www.xumanii.com/drake.

Originally created with recording artists in mind, XUMANII is loaded with user-friendly marketing features.   Among the specific offerings are personal content management; built-in sponsorship capabilities; integrated multi-platform social media management; multi-media advertising support; and demographic monitoring capabilities.

XUMANII’s new social networking, live media production and marketing technology allows Facebook and Twitter to serve as an enhancement to one’s XUMANII experience.  Users can link the sites together, notifying all of their friends that they are live on XUMANII the second they turn on their camera. Users can even program their XUMANII to send out regular reminders that will countdown to a future live program or event.

‘’What XUMANII can do for everyone is nothing short of amazing, giving recording artists, film directors and other content creators the ability to market their products and brands on a worldwide scale using internet, wireless, pay-per-view and LIVE streaming technology,” says Tandy Weems, Chief Business Development Officer.  “Our goal is to provide the infrastructure and technology that allows them to bring LIVE content and concerts directly to their world-wide fan base.”

Currently the program is open, free to the public and providing major A-list concerts and events at no cost or a fee. XUMANII is offering professional production support for major events, concerts, celebrities, performers and shows. Contact Tandy Weems for considerations at tandy@xumanii.com.

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