LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video, and podcast/vodcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents, and Custom Personalization Solutions, announced today that legendary music host Matt Pinfield will anchor its weekly rock countdown show. The Weekly Rock Countdown with Matt Pinfield premiered on Monday, June 21, 2021, with all-new episodes launching every Monday. Additionally, Pinfield will soon begin hosting a weekly “Rock News” segment, which will be a service-wide news feature for all Rock listeners across LiveXLive.
“I’ve had great experiences hosting several streaming events with my good friends at LiveXLive over the last three years. My ultimate favorite, when I zip-lined across a crowd of 150,000 music fans while hosting seven straight nights of concerts for the international broadcast of the Rock in Rio Festival! I am excited to relaunch the new LiveXLive Weekly Rock Countdown,” said Pinfield.
As the host of the LiveXLive Weekly Rock Countdown, which has historically been one of LiveXLive’s most popular shows, Pinfield is sure to elevate listeners’ experience. Each week Pinfield will share his expansive knowledge of rock history and personal stories about some of music’s biggest talent – while he counts down the top songs of the week based on LiveXLive users’ plays, hearts, and shares.
“Matt Pinfield’s expertise and experience with all things ‘Rock’ runs deep. As the new host of our LiveXLive Weekly Rock Countdown, listeners will benefit from Matt’s extensive knowledge of music history and one-of-a-kind stories. We’re absolutely thrilled to have Matt join our team as the ambassador of all things Rock on LiveXLive, and hosting our LiveXLive Weekly Rock Countdown is just the start,” said Jaime Solis, VP of Product Strategy & Content of LiveXLive.
The LiveXLive Weekly Rock Countdown is one of six weekly, exclusive, data-driven countdowns LiveXLive produces. The show is a weekly countdown of the top 40 Rock songs across the LiveXLive service based on user engagement metrics such as plays, “hearts,” skips, “shares,” and “bans.”
LiveXLive has the first talent-centric platform focused on superfans and building long-term franchises in on-demand audio and video, podcasting, vodcasting, OTT linear channels, pay-per-view, NFTs and livestreaming. Its model includes multiple monetization paths including subscription, advertising, sponsorship, merchandise sales, licensing, and ticketing. LiveXLive recently raised revenue guidance for its 2021 fiscal year based on strength in its core businesses.