Seagate teams up with Live Nation to sponsor Download 2008 and concerts at
Live Nation Amphitheatres in San Francisco Bay Area and Denver
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., July 9 /CNW/ -- Seagate (NYSE: STX) today
announced they will team up with Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), bringing the world's
leading provider of storage solutions together with the world's largest live
music company, as the presenting sponsor for the much-anticipated Download
2008 music festival. Seagate also becomes the official digital storage sponsor
at the San Francisco Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheatre and Denver's Fiddler's
Green Amphitheatre through October 2008.
"Seagate understands how music, video and social media are driving a
digital ecosystem in which more fans are downloading songs and albums, more
artists are going 'straight to digital' with their new releases, and digital
content is exploding," said Pat King, senior vice president, Seagate Consumer
Solutions. "We are thrilled to be starting this relationship with a company
that shares our vision of the digital lifestyle and the arts."
As part of the Live Nation sponsorship, Seagate is the presenting sponsor
of Download 2008, which in its fourth year, continues its tradition of
marrying cutting edge bands with a uniquely interactive fan experience. This
year's Download events are being held in San Francisco (Shoreline
Amphitheatre, July 19th), Los Angeles (Gibson Theater, July 20th) and
Philadelphia (Susquehanna Bank Center, August 2nd). For additional information
or to buy tickets, fans can go to http://www.livenation.com or
http://www.downloadfestival.com. At each Download 2008 concert, 50 lucky fans
will have the chance to win one of Seagate's 250GB FreeAgent(TM) Go portable
hard drives to back up and carry their favorite music, pictures, games and
videos, and fans around the world can visit the Seagate-sponsored Download
2008 website to check out exclusive artist content and promotions.
In addition to its involvement with Download 2008, Seagate announced
today that the company is the official digital storage sponsor of the San
Francisco Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheatre and Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
in Denver. Seagate will provide storage lockers at each venue for concertgoers
to use while enjoying the show as well as host a "text-to-win" sweepstakes at
each show where music fans can enter for a chance to win a Seagate(R)
FreeAgent Go portable hard drive. With a combination of functionality and
style, Seagate FreeAgent solutions have dramatically changed how people store,
access and share their digital content like music, movies and video. For a
schedule of upcoming concerts go to http://www.livenation.com.
"Our relationship with Seagate enables music fans to tap into the latest
technology to store and enjoy music by their favorite artists," said Russell
Wallach, president National Alliances for Live Nation. "We are happy to team
up with Seagate and appreciate their dedication and support of live music.
Seagate's support of a variety of our most exciting concerts this summer
exemplifies our commitment to connecting live music fans with innovative means
to enhance their overall music experience."
Seagate not only affords consumers a way to store and back up their
music, it also gives artists creative freedom through access and portability
of their digital media. Whether at home, in the studio or on the road,
musicians are leveraging the speed, capacity and mobility of Seagate storage
solutions to facilitate creativity and boost production.
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range
of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer
Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and
world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality
to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in
all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing
award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's
growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe
and at http://www.seagate.com.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live
concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive
concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music
industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live
Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol
"LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at
http://www.livenation.com under the "About Us" section.
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