Richie Hawtin‘s revered ENTER. night in Ibiza earned three awards at the Ibiza Design Awards last week with recognition in Best Creative Concept, Grand Prix 2014, and a Gold prize for Best Media Distribution. Fame House‘s Hisham Dahud has been on the island all summer coordinating the success of ENTER.’s social media and digital marketing efforts with support from his team in San Francisco.
Congratulations to the entire ENTER. team!
Fame House is happy to announce the launch of their Dutch office. In partnership with our sister company, ID&T, under the SFX family, we now have top-quality resources in Amsterdam, headed up by Frank Litjens. Frank brings over ten years of digital agency experience to Fame House and transitions into this new role after having headed the Data Insights and Digital Development Operations at ID&T over the past two years.
“I’m very excited to bring Fame House over to Europe and get to work with the highly talented team from the U.S. I can’t wait to expand the business with our European events and grow the already extraordinary roster of world famous artists and events that make up the Fame House clients,” says Frank Litjens.
“Frank is a data and technology expert. That combined with his ability to help coordinate efforts for … Read More »
What if there was a social network free of trolling, negativity, and was solely focused on the positive side of people’s everyday lives? — This social network exists, and it is called We Heart It.
What is social media to you? Is it text? Is it video? I think most people think of strong visual elements. Well, We Heart It certainly has that nailed.
Mostly female with a strong millennial core, this platform is unique in both its user base and its functionality. We Heart It’s users are a uniquely passionate, expressive group, using the platform primarily to share photos and other imagery (videos, quotes, etc.) that inspire them or that they feel represent their identity.
On a functionality level, it’s the feature We Heart It chose not to build that differentiates it so substantially from all other popular social networks: comments.
This stroke … Read More »
Fame House designed and developed a custom page on the official Eminem website that houses an interactive fan experience with the lyrics of each song off of “MMLP2.”
The page allows the user to highlight a section of each song’s lyrics and leave a comment with their thoughts. It also displays the number of comments on each section, and allows social sharing.
The page also features a streaming Spotify player, and a live “trending tracks” chart, displaying the most talked-about songs.
Check it out here!
Fame House built a custom Tumblr page for Tiësto’s editorial lifestyle brand Club Life, with the objective of creating an all-encompassing sphere of content surrounding the Club Life aesthetic. The site will feature a mix of high quality image content and editorial commentary touching on a diverse range of topics within the Club Life universe, such as Music, Culture, Fashion, and Travel.
Tiësto personally added, “My journeys have helped to shape who I am and I wanted to be able to share some of the amazing things that I get to see, hear and experience. [The site] lets me do that.”
Fame House built an interactive online fan experience for Eminem’s new album, “MMLP2.” The game, “Slim’s Pickins,” encourages fans to interact with Eminem’s various social properties in order to acquire points and win personally selected and autographed from prizes Eminem. Fans earn points by engaging Eminem on social media, listening and sharing his music, and using specific hashtags such as #MMLP2, #RAPGOD, and more.
The site has a live leader board and activity feed showing who the fans with the most points are, and how fans are talking about “Slim’s Pickins.”
Click here to see the full page.
For Eminem’s upcoming release MMLP2, Fame House built a a D2C e-commerce store in conjunction with Gumroad that lives on top of the official Eminem website. The store allows fans to purchase a range of merchandise packages that include T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and signed lithographs without ever leaving the site.
Long time Fame House client Ultra Music came to us for a new website to act as the central asset for all of their online activity. The project was an intensive custom job that involved a lot of content planning, strategy, branding and crafty development. In the end, we have a WordPress based website that features updated brand aesthetics and lots of careful organization of content packaged into a sleek, modern design. Under the hood, we used the BandsInTown API to automatically pull-in all of their artist’s tour dates, the Youtube API for their video channels, custom post types to easily manage content and a mobile-friendly responsive design.
Check the page here. Stay tuned for an in depth case study breaking it all down soon.
Fame House coordinated an extensive album pre-order for “A Color Map of the Sun,” the new release from EDM heavy hitter Pretty Lights. We created custom album bundles integrated with the TopSpin platform where fans can choose from a number of different merchandise options and can pick among vinyl, CD, and digital downloads of the album. We also handled email marketing for the release. All of this is encompassed on a custom landing page on his website.
In addition to this, we coordinated another partnership with BitTorrent for the album’s release similar to this one.
Fame House pushed the boundary yet again by coordinating a Bittorent custom album bundle and release strategy for Pretty Lights‘ newest body of work, “A Color Map Of The Sun.”
“I’m excited to once again work with BitTorrent; this time on the release of my new single and video, “Around the Block” with Talib Kweli, from my upcoming album A Color Map of the Sun. It’s so cool that BitTorrent and Pretty Lights are working together again. We both have the same underlying principles when it comes to sharing art, pushing and supporting it as opposed to discouraging it,” said Derek Vincent Smith, better known by his stage name Pretty Lights.
Following our previous success with Bittorent/Pretty Lights, Fame House founder and CEO Michael Fiebach stated that “Bittorrent helps Pretty Lights reach new markets, and new fans. It is a proven tool … Read More »
Fame House created a custom Tumblr page for electronic dance music label Ultra Music. The page contains music streams, photos, and videos of everything Ultra related.
The page also features quick links to the Ultra Music artist roster, media, and store, as well as their social media sites.
Check out the page here.
Fame House redeveloped and redesigned the official website for Amanda Palmer. Using TopSpin integration, we created a “pay-what-you-want” platform for fans to download her music, supported by her connection with her audience and her free music philosophy. We also created a custom donations platform through PayPal.
In addition to these designs, we assisted with general digital strategy.
Fame House designed and developed the official website and new mobile app for Shady Records, an American Hip-Hop record label founded by Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg. We handled the build from start to finish, including web design, development, project management, and digital strategy.
Built By: Famehouse
Concept, Strategy & Project Management: Eric Hahn & Michael Fiebach
Design: Justin Morgan
Development: Tarraccas Obremski & Matt Lee
Content Management: Kate Strollo
For the newest release from Matisyahu, Acoustic Spark Seeker Sessions, Fame House designed a landing page to provide ease of access to the album. The page is a one-stop shop for listening to the album, sharing it, and finding Matisyahu tour dates.
Fans can easily stream this digital release while they are on the site, and links to share the site on Facebook and Twitter can be found directly below. If listeners decide to buy, links to iTunes and Amazon are embedded below the breathtaking album art.
In addition to the songs, the page hosts all of Matisyahu’s upcoming tour dates, with the date geographically closest to the user in a spotlight above the list. Fans can also share the event or buy tickets with one click.
Check out the site here!
Fame House designed and launched a landing page for Ofarevolution‘s (O.A.R) newest release, Live on Red Rocks. This release is available as a physical CD, digital download, and as a DVD of the full show experience. The page includes a video trailer of the DVD and fans have the option of streaming a limited number of tracks from the album. A link to purchase the album and DVD directly from the band is also included.
The release represents a significant milestone in the band’s history, so Fame House wanted to design a page that reflected this truly momentous occasion. The page not only highlights the album, but also includes the band’s personal commentary on the songs on the album. These intimate revelations allow fans to get a real feel of what this show and album really meant for the band.
The page … Read More »
Fame House coordinated, conceptualized, and launched a media bundle as part of a Featured Torrent release for Chester French’s new album MUSIC 4 TNGRS with our friends at BitTorrent.
The Featured Torrent page contains a custom designed layout, a SoundCloud embedded player to preview the torrent, a link back to ChesterFrench.com and all other social properties, plus quick access to share via Facebook, Twitter, and email (see more via BitTorrent’s blog).
For one week, the media bundle is also an opt-in inclusion for the BitTorrent software, meaning that anyone who downloads the BitTorrent technology will be directly presented with an opportunity to download the torrent.
The BitTorrent Bundle includes:
-Three new tracks from Chester French, including The Next Big Thing (feat. Pharrell and Pusha T)
-The exclusive Black Girls (Wald3N Remix)
-Hi-res album art
Check out the Chester French Featured Torrent page here!