Hang w/ 50 Cent at South by Southwest
March 04, 2014 --
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hang w/, the live-streaming video social media platform in conjunction with the South by Southwest Interactive, announce that 50 Cent will headline an exclusive and official South by Southwest concert at Austin's historic at 1100 Warehouse on March 11, at 8pm.
The concert, to take place on the cross over night between South by Southwest's Interactive week and Music week, will be shared around the globe via the live streaming social media app, Hang w/.
50 Cent, who is also an investor in Hang With, Inc., says, "I'm going to bring my fans behind the scenes and give the opportunity to those who couldn't make it a chance to experience a concert at South by Southwest."
The Hang w/ app allows users to "hang with" each other via live video and simultaneous chat. Users follow other users who interest them, and the system sends a notification every time someone in a user's "following" network goes live.
Hang w/ will enlist hundreds of concert attendees to broadcast the 50 Cent concert live to their friends, colleagues and social media connections creating a concert around the globe.
"This is going to be a pivotal event in Hang w/ history," said Andrew Maltin, co-founder and CEO of Hang With, Inc. "Hang w/ has shown itself to be a powerful technology platform for musicians to engage their fans, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase our platform in front of the who's who of music and tech, courtesy of 50 Cent who himself lives at the intersection of music and tech."
The platform, which reached the 1,000,000 download milestone only nine months after launch, continues to release powerful key performance indicators. Recently, the platform release metrics which showed fans are substantially more likely to tune in to a celebrity's Hang w/ broadcast than they are to engage in comparable metrics on leading social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view a Hang w/ celebrity engagement sizzle video here.
Dave Swartz, Co-founder and President of Hang With, Inc., says, "We are thrilled to be headlining South by Southwest Interactive crossover night with our partner 50 Cent and bridge the gap for artists and fans for a one of a kind experience all over the world."
Those interested in following 50 Cent and receiving push notifications when he is broadcasting live can download the app at www.hangwith.me/50cent.
About 50 Cent
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which has sold more than 8 million copies. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine, as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. His fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, will be released in summer 2014.
What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in more than 21 films including "Frozen Ground" with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, "The Tomb" starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he recently wrapped filming on The Prince with Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He is currently serving as executive producer and has a reoccurring role on the highly anticipated series "POWER" set to air on Starz in 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to leverage his star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.
About Hang w/
The Hang w/ app connects people through live-streaming video and simultaneous chat, allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device to broadcast live to dozens, hundreds or even millions of viewers around the globe.
Hang w/ was incubated by MEDL Mobile, Inc., a mobile industry pioneer that has architected, created, developed, marketed and monetized hundreds of mobile apps and driven more than 22 million downloads. MEDL Mobile is the majority shareholder of Hang With, Inc.
The Hang w/ platform has attracted more than 100 actors, athletes, musicians and brands including 50 Cent, Ali Landry, Cheech and Chong, Claudia Jordan, Jamie Kennedy, Julius Thomas, Kaskade, Larry the Cable Guy, Lucy Hale, Mike Metzger, Soulja Boy, Tony Orlando, Terrell Owens, Timbaland, UFC and Ultimate Poker.
You can learn more at http://www.hangwith.com.
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