Artist Uses Technology to Connect With Fans and Gain Popularity

Hear Daria Musk's next performance.

By on June 12, 2012

Today’s technology has enabled artists to connect with fans in meaningful ways. The evolution of faster mobile networks – with increased speed and bandwidth – helps musicians share video and allows fans to watch performances from anywhere.

Singer/songwriter Daria Musk is one of those musicians who has harnessed technology to share her music. Daria will broadcast her next concert from a Manhattan rooftop through the Verizon Wireless Google+ and YouTube pages using the Google+ Hangouts on Air feature. She will be using a 4G LTE mobile hotspot to stream the video to those pages.
Online concerts are not new for Daria. Last year, after receiving an invite from her brother to join Google+, she had the idea to have a live concert using the video chat feature, known as a hangout. The idea worked and took off, resulting in her playing six and eight hour shows as people rotated in and out of the hangout. Within months she went from a few thousand fans to more than 1.5 million on Google+.

“Through Google+ I discovered an entire world of people to sing for and connect with face-to-face and it changed my life overnight. Now I’m so excited Verizon Wireless is giving me a chance to stay connected with them everywhere I go,” said Daria. “I can’t wait to share every moment. It’s a new world and music and tech keep us together.”

Daria will broadcast her next concert this Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on the Verizon Wireless Google+ and YouTube pages.

Photo credit: R. H. Alexander