Saturday, August 20, 2011

Singer Daria Musk to Play Live Google Hangout Concert Tonight

Singer-songwriter Daria Musk hosts her latest Google hangout concert tonight at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Singer-songwriter Daria Musk has attracted thousands of curious viewers and many new fans with the two live concerts she has held on Google Plus (also called Google+ or G+), taking advantage of G+'s features for sharing and commenting on live video through the "hangout" feature. And she'll be holding her third "Google hangout concert" tonight, August 20th, at 6 p.m. Eastern time (you can watch above).

Sometimes a new technology can give an up-and-coming musician a big break; other times a performer can give a new technology a jump start. Both may be taking place in the case of Musk and Google Plus, the search giant's latest move into social media.

I heard of Musk when she held her second concert a few weeks ago and watched part of it. I had to run out and do errands for an hour or so, and was surprised that when I got back home Musk was still singing and playing… and using G+'s features to chat with viewers from around the U.S. and the world. (You can see Musk's Google Plus posts here, and add her to your circles.)

I found out the next morning that the Connecticut-based singer-songwriter's Google hangout concert had lasted seven and a half hours (including breaks to chat with fans and talk about her music, career, etc.). The promotions for tonight's hangout concert say it "Goes all night," so it sounds like you can expect another marathon evening of music from the engaging singer and songwriter. You can watch the concert at the window above or on YouTube.

You can chat with Musk during the concert at or reach her on Twitter using the hashtag #DariaMusk.

Musk was inspired by her hangout concerts to write a song, "+1 Me," that you can download free. And she has an EP (which includes "+1 Me") which you can buy on iTunes. You can see her videos at her YouTube page,, and follow her on Twitter at @DariaMusk.

It's hard to tell what the future of Google Plus will be. But Daria Musk's career has certainly gotten a big boost from the technology's live hangout and sharing features.

Watch Daria Musk's hangout concert above starting at 6 p.m. Eastern, or watch on YouTube.

Daria Musk performing "You Move Me" during her second Google hangout concert.

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