|By Marketwired .||
|June 2, 2014 11:32 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 02, 2014) - Last night, Keek (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) was in the house as the exclusive mobile video social network of HOT 97's Summer Jam 2014. Fifty-five thousand people were dancing and partying at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey during WQHT HOT 97 Summer Jam 2014. Major musical artists performed including: Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj with Young Money, Trey Songz, Iggy Azalea and many more. There were also surprise guests that included Drake, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, who joined Wiz Khalifa on stage to sing "Young, Wild & Free"! Yo Gotti, Meek Mill and rapper French Montana, who has recently been featured in the press for his new relationship with Khloe Kardashian, also surprised fans. The G-Unit reunion happened at the end of the evening when Lloyd Banks came on to perform "On Fire," Tony Yayo sang "So Seductive" and even Young Buck performed "Shorty Wanna Ride." A Tupac tribute stirred the crowd, performed by Mister Cee. The Roots, who just launched a new album: And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, rocked the stage with M.O.P. and The Lox. But in addition to the well-known artists, a few stars were born, and also performed live to thousands of screaming fans. Original content and concert highlights can be found on keek.com.
Keek, a leading mobile video social network, known for its "keeks" -- short 36-second video updates, was an integral part of Summer Jam 2014 program, including a search for "Who's Next?" artists, an effort to uncover the next big stars in Hip Hop and R&B. Unsigned musical artists recorded themselves performing for 36 seconds using the Keek app and shared it with 67 million Keek members as well as the artists' fans on Facebook and Twitter. The artists with the most "likes" performed on the HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Stage last night and competed for $1,000 cash and a recording contract with Duck Down Music. Winners from the competition included 20-year-old Staten Island R&B Singer Mercedes Ruiz who sang Christina Aguilera's Impossible and Eazie Does It, a 23-year-old Hip Hop and Pop Artist from Brooklyn who sang "Mad or Nah."
Ruiz said: "It feels surreal to win. This is something I have wanted for so long and I am so grateful to have been able to fulfill one of my dreams to perform on the Summer Jam stage."
Eazie Does It said "Feels awesome. All this hard work is paying off."
In addition to "Who's Next?" four separate winners from a contest held in partnership with Toronto radio station Z103 were hosted for a Summer Jam VIP experience in the Keek suite. Keek also delighted concertgoers as they entered the stadium with the "Keek Lounge" at the Summer Jam Festival Village, which included a VIP lounge experience including charging stations, iPads, prizes and giveaways. At the Keek Lounge, visitors could watch interviews with their favorite "Who's Next?" artists and had an opportunity to cool off, recharge and enter for a chance to win a mid-concert ticket upgrade. During the concert, legendary HOT 97 DJ Angie Martinez did a "call out" to the winners and the Keek team surprised a few lucky fans in their seats and upgraded them to the VIP section, energizing the crowd around them. In the days leading up to the concert, Keek fans from around the world also won tickets to HOT 97's Summer Jam and Keek was backstage at MetLife Stadium, bringing exclusive never-seen-before celebrity content from behind-the-scenes.
Keek's partnership with WQHT HOT 97, the biggest and most influential Hip Hop radio station around the globe. Keek was the "Official Video App" of tonight's HOT 97's Summer Jam, the largest annual hip hop festival in the world, with over 55,000 attendees on-site and over one million global fans tuning in digitally every year.
The partnership positioned Keek as the "go-to" tool for video sharing at the most influential Hip Hop event of the year. The program involved cross platform activations on-air and online through the station's website and across its social media channels, submerging the millions of HOT 97 listeners with a truly authentic content experience. Keek was infiltrated into the station's DNA, with a presence on multiple broadcasts including the HOT 97 Morning Show, DJ Camilo's New @ 2, Friday Nite Live with Mister Cee, and the Funkmaster Flex show, placing Keek front and center with the HOT 97 audience.
A portion of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2014 ticket sales went towards the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for community programs and outreach initiatives. HOT 97's Summer Jam is made HOT by Keek, Beck's Sapphire, Pepsi, McDonald's Sweet Tea and MetroPlus Health Plan, with partners XXL Magazine and Year Up.
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with over 67 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real-time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages.
About HOT 97:
HOT 97 (WQHT FM) is the world's first all Hip-Hop station and has held the dominant position in New York for over ten years. HOT 97 is best known for its celebrity on air talent, such as Angie Martinez (Grammy nominated artist) and Funkmaster Flex (television host, multiple gold records), as well as being the world's premier source for Hip Hop music culture. HOT 97 TV is an online and mobile destination for original web series, celebrity content, concerts and music videos. For more information, please visit www.hot97.com, facebook.com/hot97official, or twitter.com/hot97.
About Emmis Communications:
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis owns 18 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin (Emmis has a 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis' radio stations located there), Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN and operates two additional stations in New York (1 FM and 1 AM) pursuant to a Local Marketing Agreement ("LMA") whereby Emmis provides the programming for these stations and sells all advertising within that programming pending its acquisition of the stations. In addition, one of the FM radio stations Emmis currently owns in New York is operated pursuant to a LMA by a third party.
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