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SAMMY HAGAR 'KNOCKDOWN DRAGOUT' MUSIC VIDEO
featuring KID ROCK & JOE SATRIANI

Aug 5, 2013

Rolling Stone premiere of our new music video for Sammy Hagar's first single "Knockdown Dragout" from his upcoming release "Sammy Hagar & Friends". The tune has Sammy sharing lead vocal duties with Kid Rock and a screaming solo by Joe Satriani and the rhythm section held down by old Montrose bandmate Denny Carmassi with Vic Johnson on guitar and Mona on bass.

Album comes out 9/24 and pre-order packages (including extra bonus tracks) available now at SAMMYANDFRIENDS.COM

Video directed by Arthur Rosato, produced by Jon Luini, and edited by Albert Lopez, Arthur Rosato & Jon Luini.

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CONVERSE REPRESENT SF - 5 NIGHTS OF MUSIC AT SLIM'S

June 23-27, 2013

For five nights in June, Converse celebrated five genres of music that represent San Francisco and its residents. The free concert series took place at Slim's and featured Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Juicy J, Hot Chip, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies and more.

Converse gave away tickets to the shows online for FREE and social media was tightly integrated into the event. Each night, a single song was selected and featured in a music video and free MP3 download. A mini documentary of the week of shows including band interviews as well as other members of the San Francisco music scene will be coming out in the weeks to come.

The production was a smooth collaboration between Converse, Cornerstone (agency), Lacy Maxwell Productions, Pulse Films, and the always-amazing Slim's staff. Chime's Jon Luini joined the UK-based Pulse Films to provide local crew & pre-production as well as handle line producer duties and additional camera work for the run of shows. A round-the-clock team started with capturing interviews and b-roll around town shooting the event & interviews during the show continued all night with media import, transcoding and sync and then entered into editing for the following day. Director Sam Wrench chose different approaches for each night's video to suit the different styles of music, which you can see below. Make sure to check the Youtube description for a link to a free download of the song.

Shout out to our amazing crew: Rocky Mullin (driver/runner & location scout), Joey Maloney, & Roddy Blelloch (camera), Randi Jacobs (sound), Albert Lopez (import, transcoding, sync), Tom Watson (editor), Sam Wrench (director, camera). Extra thanks to John and Dan from Pulse, Lacy, Graham, Kyle and others at Lacy Maxwell Prod, David, Ben, Jamie, Sonia and others at Converse and Cornerstone, and Shana plus the usual wonderful Slim's staff.

Night 1 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Tamaryn, METZ, The She's
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Hate The Taste" watch video »

Night 2 - Deltron 3030, Juicy J, Blackalicious, Angel Haze, 100s
Deltron 3030 - "City Rising From The Ashes" watch video »

Night 3 - Hot Chip, Tycho, Blackbird Blackbird, Social Studies
Hot Chip - "Flutes" watch video »

Night 4 - Quicksand, Mastodon, High on Fire, Saviours, Hot Lunch
Quicksand - "Fazer" watch video »

Night 5 - Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, The Bronx, Ceremony, The Shrine
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MOUNT TAM JAM

June 22, 2013

The new one-day festival at the top of Mount Tamalpais went off without a hitch and entertained thousands with music by Galactic, CAKE, Taj Mahal, Mike Farris & Roseland Rhythm Revue, and Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs.

Chime was proud to be a sponsor of the event, contributing web site design & construction as well as some digital strategy.

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WATSONVILLE YOUTH TAKE STAGE AT TEDxYouth@Watsonville


May 19, 2013

TEDxYouth@Watsonville, which will take place Sunday, May 19 at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville, will feature only speakers younger than 19 years old and will traverse topics from racial stereotypes and renewable energy to traditional Mexican dance.

All lunch purchases will benefit the Teen Kitchen Project to support teens preparing meals for cancer patients.

Chime's Jon Luini, along with his TEDxSantaCruz co-organizers David Warren, Irene Tsouprake are providing mentorship for the event, which is organized by Lori Butterworth, Watsonville Youth City Council mentor (and previous TEDxSantaCruz speaker).

Read an article on the teens and event at Good Times Weekly.

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SAMMY'S OTHER HSAS (HAGAR/SCHON/ANTHONY/SMITH) IN STUDIO

May 15, 2013

Sammy Hagar is back in the studio working on a new record with friends. In this video he's joined by longtime friends Neal Schon, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith and they take a break from recording to joke about all the different forms of HSAS. Hear a little teaser of music in this update from Sammy and the guys.

Video directed by Jon Luini & Arthur Rosato.

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JOE SATRIANI REVEALS THE UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM BEHIND HIS ARTISTIC QUEST (EPK Video)

May 6, 2013

In this revealing interview at the legendary Skywalker Studios, Joe Satriani discusses his inspiration behind the writing and recording of his new album "Unstoppable Momentum" (May 7, 2013). Also included with Joe's interview are exclusive behind the scenes footage of the recording sessions and samples of tracks from the album.

"This is what I do, it's what I've always wanted to do ... in service of achieving that never finishing artistic quest -- that's what it is and what it's all about" said Joe.

More to be revealed in the 3-part mini documentary of the Unstoppable Momentum recording sessions! Coming soon, this expanded double-length version has Joe going into greater detail and depth about the album and working with Mike Keneally (keyboards), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Chris Chaney (bass), and co-producer/engineer Mike Fraser.

For more information, exclusive bundles, and tour dates and VIP packages, visit http://www.satriani.com/

Video directed by Jon Luini & Arthur Rosato.

Launched as an exclusive feature on Guitar World, Guitar Player, & Guitar Afficianado May 6th, 2013
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MT. TAM JAM FESTIVAL

Apr 29, 2013

We are very excited to be part of this great new festival - Mt. Tam Jam! The site launched last week for this amazing day of music on the top of Marin County's Mt. Tamalpais that features Galactic, CAKE, Taj Mahal Trio, Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue, and Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs!

Proceeds go towards the California State Park system to fund all sorts of important services that have come under fire with budget cuts.

Site designed and built by Chime with poster art by Frank Weidemann and direction by Arlene Owseichik (Big Picture Design). Many of our friends who also work at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are involved in the festival so it's sure to run smoothly and be a great experience for all!

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JOE SATRIANI - "A DOOR INTO SUMMER" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Apr 19, 2013

The new Joe Satriani video for "A Door Into Summer" chronicles recording at the famous Skywalker Ranch Studios (yes, that big room where they do things like orchestrate Star Wars- amazing space!) and features Joe and his band for this album - returning alum Mike Keneally on keys, the amazing Chris Chaney on bass, and the one-and-only Vinnie Colaiuta on drums.

Directed/edited by Jon Luini and Arthur Rosato
Shot by Jon, Chris Sentovich and featuring amazing stills by Chapman Baehler.
Video premiered exclusively on RollingStone.Com.

The new album "Unstoppable Momenum" comes out May 7 and we have exclusive pre-sale packages available at satriani.com/presale

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SIMON CORONEL, PHILIP SHEPPARD & CHARLES YANG IN
"CARDS & STRINGS"

Apr 22, 2013

A late night semi-improvised collaboration between an illusionist (Simon Coronel), a cellist (Phillip Sheppard), and a violinist (Charles Yang) at the 7th EG conference in Monterey. Also featuring dramatic cellphone lighting, tinkling, and a vast support crew.

Many thanks to Simon, Philip, & Charles for creating such an amazing collaborative piece and going along with my idea to film it, and Eric Mead for lending the weight of his experience, James Home for opening up his hotel suite and everyone else for adding the special sauce that made it all an amazing experience.

Extra special thanks to Jane Rosch & Michael Hawley for creating an amazing environment - more info on the EG - the-eg.com.

Trivia: all lighting is from handheld cellphones.

Update: Simon has posted a wonderful blog about it which provides more background - check it out on his site at thingsbysimon.com.

Directed/Edited/Shot by Jon Luini. Late night guerilla camera delivery by Arthur Rosato.

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EG7 AFTER HOURS

Apr 22, 2013

After the stage is wrapped, the fun really begins. Much great conversation & inspiration, and music & magic and who knows what else! This is a 15 minute collage of sounds that serve as a reminder of the intrinsic value to gathering together and just seeing what comes up. Featured musicians in this video include Charles Yang, Mark Ettinger, Michael Hawley, Philip Sheppard, Jill Sobule, Kina Grannis, Bob Balsey, & Cady Coleman.

Extra special thanks to Jane Rosch & Michael Hawley for creating an amazing environment - more info on the EG - the-eg.com.

Directed/Edited/Shot by Jon Luini.

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GEARTUNES PRESENTS "THE ULTIMATE SPEAKER DEMO"
4-DAY LIVE WEBCAST

Mar 14-17, 2013

We're helping GearTunes and our friend Doug Doppler out with streaming this amazing in-depth exploration of guitar speaker tone this week. Streaming live from 25th Street Studios in Oakland, CA. Streaming from 10-6 for four days features Doppler, multi-platinum and Grammy Award winning producer/mixer Neil Dorfsman (Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Billy Idol), call-ins from artists like George Lynch, and demos of nine classic and modern styles. If you're a music gear head, this one is for you!

Produced by GearTunes/Doug Doppler with Jon Luini, directed by Arthur Rosato, camera by Chris Sentovich and Jarid Johnson, video and encoding gear by Patrick Spohrer and streaming by MobileRider.

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LOS LOBOS LIVE + FAN QUESTIONS @ MOE'S ALLEY 3/9/13

Mar 9, 2013

Our minidoc on Los Lobos's stop by Santa Cruz last weekend for 2 sold out shows at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz - includes some live performance and the band answering fan questions from Facebook.

Directed & edited by Jon Luini and Arthur Rosato with live audio from Steve McCracken plus interview audio & question wrangling by Rachel Doblick.

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TEDxSantaCruz's TED2013 LIVECAST

Feb 22, 2013

TEDxSantaCruz and the Cabrillo College Student Senate presents a free, one day live stream from TED2013 Conference in Long Beach, California on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, at the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA. Chime's Jon Luini coordinated the event as part of his role as a TEDxSantaCruz co-organizer.

Theme: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.


KORG/VOX/BLACKSTAR/HK/LAG NAMM2013 VIDEO COVERAGE

Feb 6, 2013

Here's one of the many videos of our video production with music equipment manufacturer Korg from their booth at this year's Winter NAMM, where Chime once again teamed up to provide live video shoot projected onto plasma screens at the booth and also for YouTube. The performances included great artists showcasing Korg and its brands Vox, Blackstar, HK Audio, LAG. In this clip, Tom Coster, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten and Frank Gambale were firing on all cylinders!

Directed and edited by Arthur Rosato, shot by Jon Luini and Mark Thornton.

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SAMMY HAGAR'S SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT RUM COCKTAIL - EPISODE #2

Dec 10, 2012

Episode #2 in our ongoing series with the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar as he searches for the perfect rum cocktail! In this second episode, we visit Saylor's Restaurant and Bar in Sausalito, CA and Sean Saylor makes a "Sammy's Golden Tiki".

Directed & edited by Arthur Rosato & Jon Luini, shot by Jon Luini and Chris Sentovich.

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Bonus Videos From This Shoot:
Sammy Hagar Demonstrates Making An Infused Rum Cocktail with Sammy's Beach Bar Rum
Sammy Hagar Bartends


CLASSIC LIVE LOS LOBOS WEEKLY FEATURE

Dec 4, 2012

"Classic Live Lobos" is a new weekly series that features a classic live Los Lobos track. To start with, we've compiled a selection of videos that feature special collaborations with friends of the band, both old and new. Tune in each Tuesday for a fresh serving of Live Lobos - please spread the love and share with friends, follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Google+, and join the mailing list for occasional posts of important news!

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SAMMY HAGAR 2012 MIDDLE MARKET SUMMIT INTERVIEW/PERFORMANCE (Part 1)

Dec 1, 2012

An entertaining discussion about business with Sammy Hagar from raw footage of the 1-hour interview/performance. This is part 1 and we will be posting our 2nd part next week and perhaps other short 1-2 minutes clips after that.

Interviewed by Becky Quick (CNBC's "Squawk Box"), Sammy talks about his inspirations, successes, challenges and advice in business.

Edited down from the original by Arthur Rosato and Jon Luini.

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WARREN HELLMAN MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEDNESDAYS 11AM - 3PM

Nov 7, 2012

Warren Hellman Museum is once again open to the public on Wednesdays from 11am - 3pm. 1479 A Folsom Street in San Francisco (behind Slim's). Also by appointment 415-255-033. If you can make it, come visit as it really gives you a sense of Warren's life, including a lot of HSB memorabilia, plus a video loop we put together touching briefly on the last ten years.


EVERY BODY EATS - A DELICIOUS CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL POLLAN (w/ Jim Cochran, Randall Grahm, Wallace J. Nichols, Darrie Ganzhorn, Jamie Smith, John Robbins)

Oct 25, 2012

We lent a hand and rolled some video for this event a few weeks ago, thought it was worth sharing - Michael Pollan always has interesting things to share about food, plus it includes a nice round table conversation with local food experts in our own community here in Santa Cruz.

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NEW CHICKENFOOT VIDEO "SOMETHING GOING WRONG" ROLLINGSTONE.COM PREMIERE

Oct 18, 2012

We're happy to announce the release of our new Chickenfoot video for the live version of "Something Going Wrong" which came out to celebrate/promote the re-release of the first Chickenfoot album. The original album was briefly unavailable as the band changed labels for the release of Chickenfoot III but now is back in an expanded form, packaged with a bonus disc that includes 4 live tracks from the Different Devil 2012 tour. This video was premiered exclusive on RollingStone.com and directed & edited by Jon Luini and Arthur Rosato with additional footage shot by Chris Sentovich.

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SAMMY HAGAR'S 22nd ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH IN CABO

Oct 7 - 13, 2012

Sammy Hagar's 22nd Annual Birthday Bash Week from Cabo San Lucas, MX! Not a lot of bandwidth available, but we still managed to bring live streaming again this year which featured special guests including Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, Van Halen), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns 'n Roses), Emeril Lagasse, and of course The Wabos!

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HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS 2012: VIDEO ARCHIVES FROM ARROW STAGE

Oct 5, 6 & 7, 2012

2012 was an amazing 3 days of FREE music in the park and a powerful testament to the legacy that Warren Hellman leaves behind. For the 11th year, Chime handled video production & archival and this time we also added in live streaming all three days from the Arrow stage (in partnership with Moonalice's MoonTunes). Archives remain available - check out performers from Fri, Sat and Sun including Reignwölf, Jon Langford, Heartless Bastards, The Flatlanders, Moonalice, Son Volt, ALO and more!

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LITTLE KIDS ROCK 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEB EVENT w/ SPECIAL GUESTS SAMMY HAGAR, MATT SORUM, TABOO OF BLACK EYED PEAS AND MORE!

Sep 29, 2012

This amazing photo of Sammy Hagar rocking out with Little Kids Rock is from the 10th anniversary event that we helped put together with our friends at Facebook at their new headquarters in Menlo Park. Matt Sorum joined in on drums and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) led the kids and crowd in a blow out rendition of "I Got a Feeling" - an amazing night celebrating music and kids which also raise a ton of money that will go directly into the hands of kids in the Bay Area!

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HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS 12 DAY-BY-DAY LINEUP REVEALED

Sep 21, 2012

Featuring a diverse lineup that includes Les Claypool, Conor Oberst, Peter Rowan, Ralph Stanely, Son Volt, Dwight Yoakam, the Civil Wars, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Rubblebucket, the Chieftains, and many more (totaling over 80 for the 3 days of the festival), this annual festival (for which Chime has been handling video archival for the last decade) is a mainstay of the fall season in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have announced the per-day lineup so people can start working out their schedule. Full stage and set times will be coming soon!

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TEDXSANTACRUZ'S SECOND FULL-DAY EVENT, "OPEN" IGNITES AUDIENCE

Allie Cooper defies gravity in her aerial performance at TEDxSantaCruz's "Open" event

Sep 15, 2012

Thanks to all the speakers, organizers, volunteers, sponsors, partners, and our wonderful audience for a great day! Speakers ranged from endurance athlete Terri Schneider's discovery that sometimes you have to stand still to move forward, Terry Corwin of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz reminded us that we need to be good stewards of the land to avoid creating a world of "haves" and "have nots" (which sometimes means cutting trees down), and John Perry Barlow held a spellbound crowd through his storytelling that reminded us of the importance of opening ourselves up to people's love. Videos are being edited and uploaded on a daily basis and here's a few select news stories on the amazing day at Cabrillo College's Crocker Theater.

Opening Up, Good Times (Sep 18, 2012)
TEDx Brings in Big Names, Ideas, Santa Cruz Weekly (Sep 18, 2012)
It Wasn't Just the Talks at TEDxSantaCruz, but the Networking, Santa Cruz Patch (Sep 16, 2012)
TEDx Conference Held in Santa Cruz, KSBW (Sep 15, 2012)

Jon Luini is a TEDxSantaCruz co-organizer and also was the producer for the "Open" event. Videos directed by Chime mainstay Arthur Rosato and edited by Arthur & Jon.

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JOIN SAMMY HAGAR AS HE SEARCHES FOR THE BEST RUM COCKTAIL!

Aug 28, 2012

This series lets you join Sammy as he enlists top mixologists to create the best rum cocktail. In the first episode, Sammy visits Kō Restaurant in Maui and mixologist Rachel makes the Kō Pineapple Da Kari (Daquiri). Grab a bottle of Sammy's Beach Bar Rum and make it yourself at home or ask for it at your nearest bar!

Video edited by Chime.

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF DIGITAL LOGS OF MOONALICE'S "IT'S 4:20 SOMEWHERE" FOR THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES

Aug 28, 2012

It's a been a very fun trip working with Roger McNamee and Moonalice these past years and this recognition from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is a nice high point!

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the digital logs for Moonalice's "It's 4:20 Somewhere" have been acquired for the Library and Archives. Libraries and archives collect, preserve and provide access to the materials that best capture important moments and movements in history, regardless of format, and the Moonalice logs help tell the story of music's digital revolution; specifically the rise of direct-from-artist (DFA) distribution. Moonalice is the first band without a label to achieve one million downloads of a song from its own servers, direct-from-artist. "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has been downloaded over two million times."

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LITTLE KIDS ROCK 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT w/ SPECIAL GUESTS SAMMY HAGAR, JOE SATRIANI, TABOO OF BLACK EYED PEAS and more!

Aug 15, 2012

Here at Chime, Jon has been working hard with his fellow Little Kids Rock board members putting together this amazing evening celebratingthe LKR 10th anniversary at the new Facebook campus. We're looking for companies or individuals to sponsor one of the remaining a tables and join us for an amazing evening of dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions and rockin' performances that will include special guests and honorees Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, the Little Kids Rock kids, and Facebook's house band "Coverflow". Help make lasting, positive changes in kids' lives by putting music back where it belongs... in our schools!

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LOS LOBOS CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR WATERSHED ALBUM "KIKO"

July 26, 2012

Los Lobos' watershed 1992 'Kiko' album returns in two forms: KIKO LIVE (Bluray/DVD/CD) plus the remastered and expanded 20th anniversary edition of the original. Exclusive packages are available now! We've had our own copy of the live DVD for years while it bounced around labels for release and we're pleased that it is finally going to get the wide exposure it deserves - and on such an auspicious occasion! Check out the refresh we gave loslobos.org and stay tuned for more to come.

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HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS 12 COMING THIS OCTOBER

July 25, 2012

The always amazing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival returns once again the first weekend of October and, like last year, we are introducing confirmed artists through a series of weekly audio medleys and inviting everyone to share their guesses. It's a fun way to build up some excitement, put those social networks to work, and test your music brains! Go give it a try and see how you do. So far confirmed artists range from past HSB alums Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle and Del McCoury to newcomers Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Giant Giant Sand, Rubblebucket, and the Head and the Heart.

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G3 TOUR KICKS OFF EUROPE TOUR IN HOLLAND

July 25, 2012

After wrapping the US Chickenfoot Different Devil tour, you'd like Joe Satriani would take a break, but instead he is bringing his G3 tour (with fellow axemen Steve Vai and Steve Morse) to Europe. We were there to make sure everything went off well with the VIP Packages we are selling (with our friends at Topspin) and also to capture some of rehearsal and the opening night. Check below for a small taste and stay tuned for a more in depth look to come!

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IUMA RETURNS, THANKS TO INTERNET ARCHIVE

The Internet Archive team invited the IUMA founders Rob Lord, Jeff Patterson and Jon Luini up for a visit and Jon took them up on the offer. (Jon Luini, Jason Scott, Brewster Kahle and Alexis Rossi)

May 29, 2012

Cool news today (May 29 '12) that Jason Scott over at the Internet Archive along with early IUMA supporter John Gilmore helped resurrect much of the IUMA archive and bring back the music. It's nice to see people still remembering IUMA - I have amazing memories of those early days where innovation was going down on a daily basis. There are still some acts missing from the archive (not to mention so much of Beach and Brandee's amazing award winning artwork!) so I'm going to dig through the old archive tapes to help flesh it out.

At my visit to the Archive, Brewster remembered how supportive IUMA was back when he started out and wanted to use the name "Internet Archive". California was blocking him based on the similarly of his desired name with IUMA's (Internet Underground Music Archive). I don't remember who in the office filed that paperwork, but glad we did - who knew that they'd repay the favor 16 years later.

Next up: trying to get Addicted To Noise archives up.

--jon

News Coverage: WebMonkey | GigaOM | ASCII by Jason Scott | Laughing Squid

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CHICKENFOOT MINI-DOC ON OPENING NIGHT OF "DIFFERENT DEVIL 2012" TOUR

May 11, 2012

Our video doc for the opening night of the Chickenfoot Different Devil Tour. Some very funny antics and some big rock - a good time and great way to get things started! Another chime bit, shot by Chris Sentovich and Jon Luini, edited by Arthur Rosato and Jon Luini.

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JOE SATRIANI'S "SATCHURATED" DVD RELEASED & CHARTS AT #3

New Bluray/DVD/CD release includes Chime-produced 43-minute feature "Inside The Wormhole".

Apr 24, 2012

Joe Satriani's "SATCHURATED" concert film was released and immediately shot up the charts to #3. Released in Bluray 3D & 2D, DVD and CD formats, the special 43-minute bonus feature "Inside The Wormhole" takes viewers behind the scenes from the recording studio, into tour rehearsal and onto the road. Produced by Chime & directed by Jon Luini & Arthur Rosato. We're biased, but we think it's pretty swell! And if you have the tech, try the Bluray in 3D!

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MOONALICE SINGLE IS FIRST TO GO MULTI-PLATINUM FROM A BAND'S OWN SERVERS

This photo shows the announcement as featured in New York's Times Square, along with David Singer's artwork. Click photo for larger view.

Apr 24, 2012

Chime has been working with Moonalice and Roger McNamee for years providing Digital Strategy services and multimedia production, as well as the development of the Moonalice satellite broadcast network (with partner Mobile Rider) that hypercasts (webcasts) every show in HD to desktop and mobile. This recognition of an incredible achievement by an independent band is a milestone in what is still the beginning of an increasingly exciting future where bands are able to leverage technology in groundbreaking ways.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the afternoon of April 20, 2012, Bay Area band Moonalice went boldly where no band has gone before when its signature single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere," passed 2 million downloads from the band's website. The feat is remarkable considering that the band has no label, no manager or publicist.

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame has certified "It's 4:20 Somewhere" as the only platinum single - one million downloads - from a band's own servers. It is now the first multi-platinum single from a band's servers.

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TEDxSantaCruzChange EVENT WITH LOCAL SPEAKERS CARMEL JUD AND PETER LAUGHARN

Peter Laugharn from Santa Cruz's Firelight Foundation (pictured) and Carmel Jud from Rising International add local flavor to TEDxChange viewing.

Apr 8, 2012

TEDxSantaCruzChange took place at Cruzio in downtown Santa Cruz. TEDxChange is a partnership between TEDx and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that is devoted to ideas worth spreading in the areas of global health and development. The TEDxChange team works with TEDx organizers around the world to help facilitate meaningful discussions within their communities on topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development. The TEDxChange initiative also includes a global signature event in Berlin, curated by Melinda Gates and broadcast across the TEDx community through almost 200 TEDx events, including TEDxSantaCruzChange.

Locally, TEDxSantaCruzChange hosted a webcast of the TEDxChange presentations from Berlin, as well as live speakers from the Santa Cruz area who are involved in global health and development efforts. Local speakers were Carmel Jud, Rising International Founder & Executive Director, and Peter Laugharn, Firelight Foundation Executive Director.

Chime founder Jon Luini (also co-organizer of TEDxSantaCruz) and Chime Video Director Arthur Rosato contributed to this event.

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PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL SHIMON PERES WEBCAST

Mar 6, 2012

Congregation Emanu-El welcomes the President of the State of Israel on the occasion of his historic Bay Area visit. California Governor Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Rabbis Stephen Pearce and Judah Dardik speak and introduce His Excellency Shimon Peres for his 25 minute speech on Israel and the Jewish People: The Vision for Tomorrow. Chime produced the webcast, including video production and digital feeds to HD monitors and projectors in overflow rooms at the synagogue. High quality Streaming was delivered to desktop and mobile alike with partner MobileRider, utilizing similar equipment to the Moonalice satellite system we have been building the last year, but with local bandwidth instead of the satellite uplink.
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G. LOVE VISIT SAN FRANCISCO "LITTLE KIDS ROCK" CLASSROOM

Feb 24, 2012

G. Love took a moment away from the rest of his alternative/rock/blues/funk band, G. Love & Special Sauce, to spend a couple hours with Little Kids Rock (LKR) elementary school students at Guadalupe Elementary School in San Francisco, CA. Before playing to a sold out crowd at the historic Fillmore Theater that evening, G. Love informally chatted with the students, took questions and talked about the important of music. He then played a few tunes (with singalongs!), jammed with the class on a few more, and then closed things out with an unveiling of more LKR instrument donations to the school - the 2,000th to local Bay Area Little Kids Rock programs! Bay Area Little Kids Rock board members were out in force to soak up the impact of these visits on the kids (see photo above, Chime founder and LKR Bay Area board member Jon Luini on far right).


WARREN HELLMAN CELEBRATION CONCERT FEATURING EMMYLOU HARRIS, ROBERT EARL KEEN, GILLIAN WELCH, BOZ SCAGGS AND OTHERS STREAMED WORLDWIDE

Feb 19, 2012

On Sunday, February 19, Chime (in partnership with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Moonalice), served up over 25,000 streams of the 7-hour FREE concert to a worldwide audience (more than doubling the ~ 15,000 attending in person) in celebration of the life of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder (and private equity pioneer) Warren Hellman. Performances included Emmylou Harris, Robert Earl Keen, Old Crow Medicine Show, Boz Scaggs, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and others. An archive continues to be available on the site.

The broadcast was supported by Roger McNamee and Moonalice and made use of the live satellite broadcast solution that Chime has been building with Moonalice and Mobile Rider over the past year and half to deliver live shows via satellite to mobile and desktop, utilizing the latest in HTML5 technology.

Produced by jon r. luini & jon fox with a subset of our amazing HSB crew: Arthur Rosato & Jesse Block (directors), Roddy Blelloch, Tomas Hernandez, Fred Schuller, Eric Shackelford (camera operators), Joe Crum & Rocky Mullin (production assistance), and Patrick Spoher, Dan English, Joe Tang and Mark Frederick (satellite tech).
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GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS ON AIR W/ CHICKENFOOT (JOE SATRIANI, MICHAEL ANTHONY, SAMMY HAGAR, & KENNY ARONOFF)

Jan 7, 2012

On Saturday, January 7, Chime (in partnership with Google), held a series of Google+ Hangout On Air sessions with members of Chickenfoot. These sessions follow up on the Hangouts done with the band back in 2010 (the first with established artists) and were among the first to make use of the brand new "on air" features that allow unlimited fans to watch the hangouts (beyond the previous limit of 10 participants), and also have them recorded on YouTube. The band fielded questions in realtime from fans who submitted questions a few hours ahead of time to earn an invitation to ask their questions directly via the video conference that Hangout provides.

Produced by jon r. luini
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F. WARREN HELLMAN, BELOVED FATHER, HUSBAND, BROTHER; PRIVATE EQUITY PIONEER; FOUNDER OF SAN FRANCISCO'S HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL (1934 - 2011)

Dec 21, 2011

All of us who were lucky enough to know Warren, or simply enjoyed Hardly Strictly Bluegrass each year (his gift to San Francisco and beyond) are still in shock after his passing in late December. For friends, family and the public who loved him, the memorial service was broadcast live online and is also still available to watch below. Being fortunate enough to handle video production & archival for the past decade has been an amazing pleasure and the highlight of each year. Though Warren has ensured the festival will continue for many years, it will not be the same without him there. The service was incredibly moving and full of touching stories and music. We miss you, Warren.



In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the San Francisco Free Clinic (sffc.org), The Bay Citizen (baycitizen.org) and the San Francisco School Alliance (sfschoolalliance.org). Also, consider a donation of blood or platelets to your local blood bank. In San Francisco and the Bay Area, Blood Centers of the Pacific (bloodcenters.org) provides this gift of life to those in need.

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"What does move me is the philanthropic stuff," he told Forbes magazine in 2006. "Giving really does move me. Part of it is selfish. It's fun to be appreciated. But the other part is that good things really are growing."

He called the bluegrass festival a "selfish gift," one that he, the musicians and the community could all enjoy.

"How could you have more fun than that?" he told Forbes. "What the hell is money for if it isn't for something like that?"

Hellman Family Statement
Article on the Memorial
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
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SAMMY HAGAR'S 21ST CABO BIRTHDAY BASH (30 MINUTE MINI-DOCUMENTARY)


Dec 26, 2011

Sammy Hagar gives this 30 minute documentary of the 2011 Cabo Birthday Bash week as a special FREE Christmas gift to Redheads everywhere - whether you came down and were there with us or watched the live webcast while partying along from your home across the globe, we hope you enjoy this special inside look at the 2011 party! Every year's Birthday Bash features a number of special guests and 2011 was no exception - In addition to the Wabos (Vic Johnson, David Lauser, and Michael Anthony sitting in for Mona who was at home tending to her mom), there was Kenny Chesney, Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine), Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Kenny Aronoff (Chickenfoot), Guy Fieri, plus a behind the scenes look at Sammy and Emeril Lagasse's annual fundraiser dinner at Sammy's house in Cabo!

Directed by jon r. luini & Arthur Rosato; Produced by jon r. luini.
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BEHIND THE FOOT: THE TRUTH BEHIND CHICKENFOOT II


Dec 16, 2011

After overwhelming pressure, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar finally tell the true story behind the missing "Chickenfoot II" project. This video was a full chime bit - conceived, shot, produced, directed & edited and was then premiered exclusively on RollingStone.com.
Directed by jon r. luini & Arthur Rosato; Produced by jon r. luini.
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NEW WEB SITE SLIMSPRESENTS.COM FOR SLIM'S & GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL

Nov 16, 2011

For years, the booking and management of two of the most important local clubs - Slim's and The Great American Music Hall - has been handled by the same folks at Slims Presents and now a new site updates access to information about the clubs and upcoming shows, along with exclusive features on upcoming bands. Chime helped in an overall advisory role and specific technical hurdles, but the big kudos go to Chris Oldaker and Jessie Matanky for making it happen.

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CHICKENFOOT UNVEIL POWERFUL VIDEO FOR "THREE AND A HALF LETTERS (I NEED A JOB)"


Oct 19, 2011

The official video for "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)" off of the new Chickenfoot album, "III". People from all walks of life are facing hunger. Please help your local Food Bank: feedingamerica.org/. For more information on the making of this song, view the episode from the Chime-produced video podcast series at youtube.com/watch?v=w8An5z6q5bE. More information on Chickenfoot at http://chickenfoot.us and purchase the album at itunes.com/chickenfoot
Directed by Arthur Rosato & Produced by jon r. luini
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CHICKENFOOT PERFORMS LIVE WEBCAST FROM TRI STUDIOS TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF NEW ALBUM, CHICKENFOOT III

Sep 27, 2011

This very special live broadcast from Bob Weir's cutting edge TRI Studios in Marin featured a performance of the new album "III" along with an interactive Q&A session.
Directed by Arthur Rosato & Produced by jon r. luini with TRI Studios
(Archives coming)

CHICKENFOOT "III" VIDEO PODCAST SERIES

Sep 11, 2011

We're doing another cool video podcast series leading up to the release of Chickenfoot III - similar to our "12 days of the Foot" from last time, we unveiled new episodes every other day that include interviews with the guys talking about each song and of course also includes a good excerpt of the song to get you excited. The videos showed up in all of the usual places: Facebook, YouTube, the podcast, the embeddable widget and of course the guys' Google+ pages. Directed by jon r. luini & Arthur Rosato; Produced by jon r. luini
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TEDxSantaCruz
A full-day event, TEDxSantaCruz is framed around this year's theme "Engage" and features riveting talks and performances from a diverse range of inspired individuals largely from the Santa Cruz area.
Chime Founder/President Jon R. Luini is part of the co-organizing and speaker curation team bringing the TEDx experience to Santa Cruz county. Jon is also technical & music director for the event which occured Saturday, June 11, 2011. Visit the site to view the full program of inspiring speakers and musicians. Video archives of the event will be coming in late June.
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Sammy Hagar: Red, My Uncensored Life In Rock
CONGRATULATIONS!

Now a #1 NEW YORK TIMES Best Seller!
SAMMY HAGAR
RED, MY UNCENSORED LIFE IN ROCK

This Chime-managed promotion was part of our ongoing Digital Strategy Services for the Red Rocker. We worked hand-in-hand with publisher HarperCollins (who published the book on their IT BOOKS imprint) for their book signings and handled the following for the book launch:
  • Produced teaser "Every Picture Tells A Story" video in advance of the book's release
  • Produced exclusive video content with an interview with Sammy and co-author Joel Selvin. This footage was used as exclusive enhanced content for the eBook release and also was the source material for exclusive promotional video podcast teasers.
  • Following the book release, produced an additional "behind the scenes" video which took fans with Sammy on the book tour
  • Managed social networking updates before release, during the book tour, and post release
  • Ran giveaway contest providing exclusive prize packs for fans attending the book signings
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LITTLE KIDS ROCK & JOSHUA RADIN ON THE ROAD

May 8, 2011
Check out this look into the work Little Kids Rock is doing with supporting artists like Joshua Radin. Josh took time out of his touring schedule to visit a handful of classes across the country, and even brought the kids up on stage with him to since his hit song "Brand New Day" with him! We here at Chime are stoked to able to support such an organization and hope you enjoy (and share!) this video.

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Joe Satriani Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards Podcast Series
JOE SATRIANI
BLACK SWANS AND WORMHOLE WIZARDS VIDEO PODCAST SERIES

This Chime-produced podcast series features 17 video episodes rolling out over in the week before and continuing after the album's release. Joe discusses & plays each track from the new album, plus we see footage from rehearsal and tracking at Skywalker Sound. There are also 2 longer-form documentary style pieces that take you closer into the album's creation and the personnel involved.

Joe's album debuted at #7 on Soundscan digital charts and also #45 on the Billboard Top 200! Digital sales were an impressive 25%, fueled by our digital strategy activities.

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WEBBY AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR TOM PETTY & U2 SITES

Apr 12, 2011
Two LiveNation/PROD/chime sites are up for Webby Awards-- Tom Petty and U2. Voting for the people's voice portion begins today. Vote at http://webby.aol.com/ and look at all of the nominees here. Big props and cred to Robin Sloan Bechtel, producer extroidinaire and Adria Petty (Tom Petty site) and Django Bayless and Tim Honan from LiveNation (both).


WELCOME, TOAD THE WET SPROCKET

Mar 31, 2011
Wayback machine alert! I remember back in 1994 in the early days of IUMA going with our advisor Michael Tiemann (then of Cygnus, later Redhat) to have dinner with Glenn Phillip's brother and talk about the music biz and see his home studio. My band at the time was covering Toad songs and we were young enough to still be impressed by anyone remotely connected to bands we liked. It was a great evening (great homemade teriyaki chicken, as i recall). I bumped into Glenn here and there over the next decade or so and was happy when they reunited as Toad a while back. So this is a roundabout way to say it's a pleasure to have Toad the Wet Sprocket join the Chime family at last. Nothing fancy, just helping out with hosting, but I imagine it won't be long until we do something more involved!

Toad the Wet Sprocket - Quality music on and off since 1986 www.toadthewetsprocket.com


GEORGE HARRISON - CONCERT FOR GEORGE

Feb 22, 2011
Come join us at georgeharrison.com for a cool free concert stream this Fri celebrating George's birthday! And of course also check out the brand new store we launched, which features a very cool Topspin/Drupal integration with two separate stores (UK and US/Rest of world) plus related items.


CHICKENFOOT IN THE STUDIO

Feb 14, 2011
We had a great time with Mike, Sammy, Joe, and Chad in the studio the other day documenting a very cool thing for the new album packaging (sorry, can't talk about it yet) but while we were there we also shot this video update for the fans. Take a moment to check in with the guys as they talk about recording, burgers, Ric Flair and sing some Little Richard.

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SAMMY HAGAR - THE RED ROCKER GIVES BACK

Jan 31, 2011
After forty years, Sammy Hagar and his Redheads are still just getting started. Here's a brief look at some of the charity work that is near and dear to his heart. Edited by Jon Luini and Arthur Rosato with raw footage from all over the place, some shot by Chris Sentovich, some from news reports and some excerpted out of early cuts of "Go There Once, Be There Twice" upcoming DVD.

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AL HIRSCHFELD INSTALLATION AT NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY @ LINCOLN CENTER

Jan 25, 2011
Once in a while we are fortunate enough to work with people outside of the music space that just bowl us over. The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is one such example and we headed to New York and had a great time at this fine shindig unveiling an amazing Hirschfeld installation. So much talent and history in the room! David Leopold and everyone did a wonderful job putting it all together, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman shared some kind words about the Hirschfeld web site we've been working on and Eli Wallach was a particularly entertaining man to meet!

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KORG KRONOS MUSIC WORKSTATION PRODUCT VIDEO

Jan 13, 2011
Another KORG Product video-- for the groundbreaking new workstation KRONOS, announced here at NAMM this morning at 10am. The usual crack Chime team on this one- Directed/Edited by Jon Luini, camera by Kurt Nangle, & Jarid S. Johnson, production task master Kiki Kurvin, PA Charley Weston, fantastic animations by Willy C Notes at PROD & of course the amazing crew at Korg USA (especially Mike Bradley & Rich Formidoni).

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WARREN HELLMAN CELEBRATION
7 hr concert celebrating the life of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder
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CHICKENFOOT
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