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tessalasset
03-06-2008, 10:57 AM
did any of you see this email they just sent out???


Sigur Ros and YouTube make a little bit of history this Friday (Mar 7) with the band taking over the entire front page of the site around the world for a whole day, becoming the first group to ever have a feature-length music DVD streamed on the channel, with their acclaimed 'Heima' documentary shown in its complete 97-minute glory.

All 12 available slots on YouTube's home page will be devoted to the Icelandic quartet for a full 24-hours, putting them before a global audience of hundreds of millions. The link-up follows the success of 'Minn Heima', a competition hosted by YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/group/MinnHeima) for fans of the band to create their own little version of 'Heima', using audio and video clips posted online. The 10 best entries, as judged by the band, will be featured on the home page, alongside the film itself, as well as a special message from the band, taking time off from recording their new album in Reykjavik.

YouTube has only previously hosted a handful of long form presentations, none for music DVDs. It is the first ever UK home page 'takeover' since the launch of http://uk.youtube.com - the localized home page that allows for country-specific video rankings and comments.

Simultaneous with the YouTube promotion, the band will launch www.sigurros.com, giving away a free audio-visual download clip of the song 'Ny Batteri' filmed live in Reykjavik in the summer of 2006 as part of the Heima tour. 'Ny Batteri' is just one of a dozen additional songs not featured in the film that the band are intending to make available via the site in the near future. Information about the forthcoming album will also be revealed via www.sigurros.com…


thats fucking insanely cool.

noisemachine
03-06-2008, 11:05 AM
Damn, I thought they had announced more tour dates. But this is still very awesome.

Thanks for the heads up!

summerkid
03-06-2008, 11:06 AM
Damn, I thought they had announced more tour dates. But this is still very awesome.

Thanks for the heads up!

me too i got my hopes up for a US tour ) :

nationocean
03-06-2008, 11:07 AM
this is still pretty sweet!

betao
03-06-2008, 11:08 AM
wow, that is awesome.

msklvr
03-06-2008, 11:08 AM
Damn, I thought they had announced more tour dates. But this is still very awesome.

Thanks for the heads up!

Everyone say the same thing in some form or another. GO!

wmgaretjax
03-06-2008, 11:11 AM
That's stupid. Album or dates are awesome, not marketing bullshit.

summerkid
03-06-2008, 11:14 AM
That's stupid. Album or dates are awesome, not marketing bullshit.

yeah...i mean doesn't everyone already own this dvd anyways?

wmgaretjax
03-06-2008, 11:18 AM
or saw it on the mini-tour...

noisemachine
03-06-2008, 11:22 AM
I haven't seen, so I'll definitely watch it tomorrow.

Astrid
03-06-2008, 11:59 AM
That's stupid. Album or dates are awesome, not marketing bullshit.

its an interesting new precedent they are setting though...yes it is marketing, but 1. its pretty fucking genius marketing and 2. who has ever consented to their full work being put on youtube before? no one i am aware of...

wmgaretjax
03-06-2008, 12:00 PM
You would be wrong. Plenty of documentaries and indie features (Inconvenient Truth, 4 Eyed Monster, My Kid Could Paint That) have been put up in their entirety. There is plenty of precedent.

Astrid
03-06-2008, 12:02 PM
okay. hence why i said "that i am aware of".

i dont claim to know everything like most people around here...

fasttrack
03-06-2008, 01:29 PM
it should be noted that this will not be on www.youtube.com
but instead on uk.youtube.com

tessalasset
03-06-2008, 01:40 PM
oh what the fuck. i totally overlooked that. screw this thread.

fasttrack
03-06-2008, 01:41 PM
as if it's going to be so hard to type "uk" instead of "www"

traviscanada
03-06-2008, 01:55 PM
Sigur Ros and YouTube make a little bit of history this Friday (Mar 7) with the band taking over the entire front page of the site around the world for a whole day, becoming the first group to ever have a feature-length music DVD streamed on the channel, with their acclaimed 'Heima' documentary shown in its complete 97-minute glory.

All 12 available slots on YouTube's home page will be devoted to the Icelandic quartet for a full 24-hours, putting them before a global audience of hundreds of millions. The link-up follows the success of 'Minn Heima', a competition hosted by YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/group/MinnHeima) for fans of the band to create their own little version of 'Heima', using audio and video clips posted online. The 10 best entries, as judged by the band, will be featured on the home page, alongside the film itself, as well as a special message from the band, taking time off from recording their new album in Reykjavik.

YouTube has only previously hosted a handful of long form presentations, none for music DVDs. It is the first ever UK home page 'takeover' since the launch of http://uk.youtube.com - the localized home page that allows for country-specific video rankings and comments.

Simultaneous with the YouTube promotion, the band will launch www.sigurros.com, giving away a free audio-visual download clip of the song 'Ny Batteri' filmed live in Reykjavik in the summer of 2006 as part of the Heima tour. 'Ny Batteri' is just one of a dozen additional songs not featured in the film that the band are intending to make available via the site in the near future. Information about the forthcoming album will also be revealed via www.sigurros.com…



as if it's going to be so hard to type "uk" instead of "www"


Doesn't that mean it will be on www.youtube.com as well? I think its just saying that it is the first time the uk.youtube had its home page dedicated like that?

fasttrack
03-06-2008, 02:08 PM
i guess we'll just have to wait and see.

tessalasset
03-06-2008, 02:44 PM
that was in reference to uk.youtube.com being much smaller than www.youtube.com, not because it's harder to type.

Alchemy
03-06-2008, 03:33 PM
I got the special edition dvd of this. It was cool.

wmgaretjax
03-06-2008, 03:36 PM
I got the special edition dvd of this. It was cool.

yeah the DVDs are amazing, but the book that came with it is so cheap it's worthless.

fasttrack
03-06-2008, 03:40 PM
that was in reference to uk.youtube.com being much smaller than www.youtube.com, not because it's harder to type.

i'm just giving you shit.
i haven't looked at the uk youtube much. it seems the same as the US one except for some of the spellings of words (color/colour)

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
03-06-2008, 05:50 PM
I'll agree with all parties here to say, yeah this is pretty fucking cool...but I want new album and tour details as well.....Red Rocks is waiting for Sigur Ros....

fasttrack
03-06-2008, 05:56 PM
from the sigur ros official website.


this friday, march the 7th, sigur rós will be taking over the front page of youtube for the day. the band will take over all twelve slots on the sites home page and the centrepiece of this will be “heima” in full. this is the first time a full-length music documentary is available to view on youtube.

aswell as “heima”, the ten best entries of the “minn heima” youtube / sigur rós competition will be shown on the home page in addition to a special message from the band themselves.

it looks as though there's no mention of the uk version of youtube.
maybe this means it will be on the US version of the site as well.

Memorial_07
03-06-2008, 05:58 PM
damn...
you would expect someone like Zeppelin to take over youtube, but good job Sigur Ros.

fasttrack
03-06-2008, 05:58 PM
I'll agree with all parties here to say, yeah this is pretty fucking cool...but I want new album and tour details as well.....Red Rocks is waiting for Sigur Ros....

11 songs have been recorded and they're trying for a late spring early summer release.

whynotsmile99
03-06-2008, 05:59 PM
this is huge. Front page of youtube is massive exposure

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
03-06-2008, 06:07 PM
11 songs have been recorded and they're trying for a late spring early summer release.

I was aware...I just wanted to hear a sneak peek to those now....

shakermaker113
03-06-2008, 06:55 PM
11 songs have been recorded and they're trying for a late spring early summer release.

that's pretty fast work, no? when did they start on this?

fasttrack
03-07-2008, 12:43 AM
it's up right now! US and UK versions.

tessalasset
03-07-2008, 07:27 AM
good job sigur ros!!

shakermaker113
03-07-2008, 09:35 AM
it's nothing spectacular, is it? I was expecting the skin to change or something, like myspace does every time it promotes a new movie.

tessalasset
03-07-2008, 10:19 AM
yeah, true. i wonder what kind of a financial deal they had to make with youtube.

noisemachine
03-07-2008, 11:24 AM
Watching it now for the first time. Makes me want to visit Iceland even more.