NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Giga Entertainment Media (GEM) today announced that it has signed social media singer/songwriter phenomenon Daria Musk as a Millennial Futurist for its SIMUL SEZ platform and host and co-developer of the company’s soon-to-be launched online entertainment and talent search platform, GIGASTARS™. The innovative digital platform will provide aspiring young musicians with the opportunity to vault into the national spotlight through a weekly series on SIMUL SEZ TV.
Daria Musk rose to international fame through a highly innovative concert series on Google Hangouts. According to the singer, “The summer of 2011 changed my life forever thanks to Google+. Overnight I went from playing clubs in NYC to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide by playing concerts through G+'s video chat feature called Hangouts.”
Daria is breaking new ground, pushing the boundaries in music, tech and social media, and she's doing it in a grass-roots and heart-driven way with her "G+niuses" -- the amazing global community gathering around her music. This “Girl in the woods of Connecticut” turned early-adopter and went global overnight. An instant worldwide hit and inspiration to her more than five million followers and over 40 million fans in the aggregate for her concerts in 130 countries, Daria is a gifted visionary and key to opening the SIMUL SEZ platform to mass adoption.
GIGASTARS™, ready to launch in early 2015, is designed to attract tens of millions of GIGASTARS™ prospects hoping to join Daria in the new star-filled internet world. The 24/7 platform will enable aspiring young musicians to post their music and music videos on the dynamic, multi-functional SIMUL SEZ TV site and enter weekly contests for best performer across a range of musical genres. Weekly winners will go on to enter monthly competitions voted by their peers with a chance to join the lucrative GIGASTARS™ Concert Series viewed worldwide on SIMUL SEZ TV. The annual competition will name the “GIGASTARS™ of the Year.”
In addition to her first album, which will be released in 2015, Daria will perform a series of online concerts as part of the GIGASTARS™ launch streamed live from college campuses around the country, including Columbia, Pace, Syracuse and others.
SIMUL SEZ is in the process of signing additional high profile Millennial superstars as part of its overall strategy to increase revenues. The planned College Tour/Concert Series and cross marketing of these online Megastars is focused on tapping into the huge worldwide market of under-35 multitaskers.
Daria commented, “The potential of the SIMUL SEZ platform in today’s fast-paced digital environment is mind boggling. What an awesome and fun application to help make dreams come true for many young artists! I’m extremely excited and happy to be part of the GIGANETTV team and for the opportunity to help develop and co-host GIGASTARS™ -- one of the most exciting new online artistic platforms to come along.”
She added, “The story of today’s Millennials is the GIGANETTV story. SIMUL SEZ is looking to improve the lives of Millennials and is committed to their entrepreneurial spirit and success. I believe that working with social media sensations like Jen Selter and other stars, each with 5-10 million followers, we can provide that much needed inspirational path for this new generation. We’re really excited about the launch of GIGA STARS in 2015 – the first 24/7 “American Idol”-like online talent search platform ever.”
With nearly 90 percent of Millennials now streaming video, TV is well on its way to becoming the “third screen” for the under-35 market. Bypassing cable and other providers, SIMUL SEZ proprietary Super App pulls it all together anywhere, anytime, simultaneously on one device.
Bryan Maizlish, CEO of Giga Entertainment Media, a former top IT technology and services executive at Fortune 500 companies with significant tenure in the media industry, said, “As GIGANETTV’s Millennial Futurist, Daria is not just a musical talent, but someone with her fingers on the pulse of Millennials, who understands their needs, wants and desires. Daria, along with fitness model and Instagram Superstar Jen Selter, among other amazing talents, will regularly tweet their multi-million followers, not only about music, but inspirational and how-to messages. Daria is perfectly chosen for the time – a true GIGASTAR.”
Maizlish added, “GIGA STARS is a distinctly Millennials-driven service, with a highly engaged global fan community at its heart. SIMUL SEZ, our recently introduced iPad Super App, is a dynamic multimedia technology and the ultimate, most personalized, user-friendly “simultasking” social media App ever. SIMUL SEZ TV will provide a unique audience experience, allowing consumers to follow, chat about and share their favorite artists’ music and videos on YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social sites as well as directly with friends and groups. In addition, viewers can rank artists and exchange comments and kudos with a worldwide audience and the artists themselves – all on one user friendly device whether TV, phone, Laptop or iPad. We expect the SIMUL SEZ “Buy-It-Now” feature to be a key revenue driver.”
About Giga Entertainment Media
Giga Entertainment Media (GEM) is a multi-media technology company that provides unique interactive viewing and communications enhancement features, such as existing live programming, VOD and movie lineups, to consumers on the Internet as well as private labeling to brands, content providers and content aggregators and their subscribers.
GEM'S most recent technological breakthrough on its dynamic game-changing platform allows real-time access to the entire web and associated video library, which includes substantial cable programming through voice recognition and user-friendly swiping viewed in an optimal personalized digital experience. GEM’s advanced technology allows multitasking, simultasking and the entire range of interactive social network applications all at the same time on one device.
With its GIGANETTV Brand consumer-friendly entertainment service, GEM allows the transmission and receipt of up to 30 simultaneous content streams, enabling the user to control the viewing and communications interfaces in real time by adjusting the size and location of viewing windows. On a single site, consumers can access live broadcasts, movies, social networks, games, applications, web search, email, text, blog, join single or multiple live personal or group chats, conference, Skype, play video games and record -- all in HD on simultaneous multiple PIP (picture-in-picture) expandable, shrinkable and movable floating screens. Users are also offered buy-now options with an advanced programming guide, scrolling, newsfeeds and alerts.