Tag: Concert

K-pop titan BTS’s online concert draws more than 100 million fans

By Hyonhee Shin and Soohyun Mah

SEOUL (Reuters) – More than 100 million fans of BTS tuned into an online concert by the K-pop boyband on Saturday, holding their signature light sticks and sharing messages in a chatroom.

Titled “Map of The Soul ON:E,” the virtual event came after the seven-member group scrapped its initial plan to hold an in-person show for a limited audience, in line with the South Korean government’s tightened social distancing curbs. The band had already cancelled planned world tours.

As many as 114 million fans watched the concert, propelled by the success of “Dynamite”, BTS’ first song entirely in English that topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart last month.

“You’re not here but I feel you here, as if I can hear your chants, and next time let’s really be here together,” vocalist V, or Kim Tae-hyung, told fans.

Since its 2013 debut, BTS

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Phillipsburg proposal includes hotel, apartments, concert venue | Regional

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – Phillipsburg could become an entertainment destination if a proposal for a waterfront hotel, apartments, and concert space becomes reality.

Town council went over the concept at its meeting Tuesday. The plan presented by Rathi Niyogi and Tatiana Eck, principals in Stateliner United LLC, met with unanimous approval.

“This will be the first major renovation in the town that I’ve ever seen,” said Councilman Robert Fulper.

Niyogi and Eck said Phillipsburg can draw visitors, just as Easton does with its restaurants and festivals. Both towns will benefit from increased activity on the east and west sides of the Delaware River, Niyogi said.

“The main idea of our project is to reconnect the city with the river,” Eck said. Pedestrian access from Main Street to Union Square would be improved. A parking area and apartments would be put up north of the Free Bridge, with a hotel and concert

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One Musician’s Plan to Make the Concert Industry More Diverse

Scaggs’s initiative arrives as criticism has grown more heated over the industry’s power imbalances and the relative lack of women and minorities in senior positions. Major record labels and concert promoters have pledged to change, and some have taken steps like hiring inclusion officers. But critics are impatient. Two grass-roots campaigns, #TheShowMustBePaused and the Black Music Action Coalition, have recently published lists of demands for music companies, among them anti-racism and anti-sexism clauses in live performance contracts.

Watching the flurry of earnest corporate statements this summer, Scaggs said she did not want to wait for others to act. “I was just like, is this going to be another situation where we have the same conversation a year or two later, but nothing has really changed?”

Concrete numbers are unavailable about the makeup of the touring business, where workers may be employed by an artist, a promoter, a venue or an

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Color World Announces Debut of the Color World App After its Online Concert Becomes Part of Music History

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: HHT) (the “Company”, “we” or “HHT”) officially broadcasted the Color World Online Concert to audiences around the globe via its official platform “Color World” at 9 pm Eastern Time on September 9th. The Color World Online Concert attracted over half a million viewers from mainland China and all over the world. Global Social media networks reached over 10 million hits.

More than ten international celebrities including Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, “Pop Music Queen” Na Ying from mainland China, Hong Kong’s legendary singer George Lam, globally-renown pianist Wu Muye, R&B singer-songwriter Ashanti, among others, presented a music feast with remarkable international flavors. Combining showcase performances with proprietary tech tools, the event was equally memorable for moving vocals and masterful instrumentals as well as its sheer technological reach.

While the performers took center stage, investors saw yet

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