Pose Fans’ Questions to Kate Nash and The Pigeon Detectives

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UK video site’s music coverage continues to grow after speaking to top British musical acts Kate Nash and The Pigeon Detectives

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The online world has paved the way for many musical acts in the charts today to make a name for themselves and build a fan base via the power of the Internet. With the onset of I-Tunes, MySpace, Blogs, Facebook and Twitter, the music world is becoming more and more digitalised, consumed and experienced by fans via the World Wide Web. One online outlet that has also revolutionised the music world through its unique video coverage is of course, the UK’s no. 1 video site. Their exciting music coverage has captured the imagination of music fans across the country and given them a fantastic platform to express their views and share their passion for their favourite musical acts.

Whether it is artists for an older or younger generation, WinkBall has been there with its extensive network of street reporters capturing the passion as it happens and finding out the real story from the people who matter, the fans. Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, X-Factor 2011, Jessie J, Big Audio Dynamite, The Stranglers and many more: WinkBall video reporters have been getting your views and finding out what you love about these fantastic artists.

With their unique fan focus, WinkBall are now giving artists the chance to interact with their loyal fan base and answer the many questions they have. Previous interviews with WinkBall coming from upcoming musical acts the likes of Mona, Natalia Kills and Art v Science, were extremely excited to be speak to top musical acts Kate Nash and Pigeon Detectives.

Both these acts’ music have found a fantastic fan base online and owe a great deal to the power of the web. Kate Nash in particular burst on to the music scene thanks to the social music website MySpace. It was clearly fitting then for to interview both these artists and find out more about them, their music and their thoughts on the role of the online world in music.
Both interviews were also a chance for the fans to pose their questions to Kate Nash and The Pigeon Detectives. Offering a complete interactive experience for music lovers through the power of online video, fans recorded and posted their questions online for them to answer. Asking them about dream collaborations, their music tastes and favourite gigs, fans were treated to an in-depth look at their favourite artist and discovered more about them through answering questions they recorded online. And because fans had the opportunity to ask questions not only via text on a webpage but also via a video message (or ‘wink’ as they are known in WinkBall world), the artists also get a unique chance to see the emotions on their fans’ faces as they ask their question via their webcam, making a WinkBall video wall a site of true interaction like no other. has provided a truly interactive experience for music lovers with their artist interviews and fan coverage. Through the power of online video, WinkBall have given fans the chance to share their passion and communicate with the artists they love. WinkBall will continue to bring their exciting music coverage to the fans and give music lovers the chance to have their say about their favourite acts. Kate Nash and The Pigeon Detectives are just the first of many artists that WinkBall will be interviewing and giving the fans the chance to pose questions too. And the success of this innovative move by WinkBall can be seen in the millions of hits the music pages are getting.

To see Kate Nash and The Pigeon Detective’s full interviews, plus fan questions and reactions, see the following links:

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About WinkBall

WinkBall is the British video network that specialises in capturing the public’s passion at events - as they happen - and providing vox-pop and video services to clients worldwide.

Now the UK’s no. 1 video website, WinkBall’s interactive Video Walls, Blogs, Forums and Messaging technologies create the ultimate online presence by engaging with the people who truly matter. This provides a dynamic, mass media, social and participatory experience to connect with the public and targeted communities. Services include vox-pop creation, consumer interviewing, market research, event coverage, video reporter hire, and business and product videos.

Featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and many more, WinkBall were also nominated finalists in the PR Week Awards 2010 and the CIPR Excellence Awards, 2010.

The technology was designed and built in London in 2005 as a quintessentially British collaboration between academic inventiveness (Goldsmiths, University of London) and commercial endeavour. Co-founded by Dr James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay and launched 18 months ago, has had nearly 35 million hits (about 1.25 million regular viewers per month) and has a growth rate of 25% per month.

Contact WinkBall:
Info(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3030
Head of Press:
Jennifer(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3033

Contact WinkBall’s PR, Max Clifford Associates:
Victoria Cameron
Victoria(at)maxclifford(dot)com            020 7408 2350


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