Common Kicks Off New Artist Interview Series on ZUNE MARKETPLACE “The Green Room” video podcast series launches today to take music fans behind-the-scenes with their favorite artists
Zune Marketplace will now give consumers regular access to exclusive, backstage interviews with many of their favorite artists. Launching today, The Green Room video podcast series will take consumers behind the scenes of some of this year’s hottest concerts with unique interviews with artists like Common, Oasis, T.I. and many others. In the premier set of episodes, The Green Room crew sits down with Grammy award winning hip-hop icon and actor Common at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. Currently touring to promote his new album Universal Mind Control, Common talks to Zune about the artistic process of recording and performing as well as what it takes to balance a music and movie career.
Zune Marketplace will also offer the free, exclusive download premiere of Common’s new video “Universal Mind Control,” directed by Hype Williams and featuring Pharrell. These initiatives are part of a larger integrated marketing partnership between Common and Zune, which includes activities built around his current tour with N.E.R.D. as well as content on Zune Marketplace.
“Zune is another way for me to connect with my fans and offer them something they can’t get anywhere else,” said Common. “It’s awakened me to a new way of discovering music.”
To celebrate the launch of the series, Zune Marketplace will feature new Green Room episodes all week:
10/7: Common at Showbox SoDo in Seattle
10/7: Oasis at WaMu Theatre in Seattle
10/8: T.I. at Zune L.A.
10/9: Dierks Bentley at Xbox headquarters in Seattle
10/10: Seun Kuti at the Moore Theatre in Seattle
Going forward, the free podcasts will continue to roll out once a week, with the next episode featuring Raphael Saadiq on October 14th. Fans can subscribe to the series for free to get new episodes automatically added to their collection and can also sync the episodes to their Zune to enjoy on the go.
In addition to editorial content like The Green Room podcast series and featured artists and playlists, Zune Marketplace offers personalized music recommendations and custom music channels to help people find more of the music they love. Consumers can download music, videos and TV shows individually or choose a Zune Pass subscription to get all the music they love for $14.99 per month. Visit www.zune.net/free to try Zune Pass for free.
Check out what the Green Room series is all about by watching a trailer here:
See a clip from the exclusive Common episodes here:
Visit Common’s personalized Zune artist page at http://zune.net/common
Get all the information you need about the Green Room series at http://www.zune.net/thegreenroom
Visit Zune and download the free Zune PC software at http://www.zune.net