weekly Update #9 For Week of May 8-14

The time before the release date of If Not Now, When? on July 12th is inevitably beginning to feel a bit like a ball rolling down a steep hill; as the date grows closer the speed picks up, and the days become more densely packed with exciting and one-of-a-kind Incubus experiences for all of the fans at Incubus World Headquarters and around the world.

This week, the Incubus team began testing out a new software with which to bring the Morning Briefings to fans everywhere.  Every weekday morning at 6am PST, the band’s manager Steve Rennie (affectionately known as Renman) takes some time out of his morning to bring fans up to speed with all the latest happenings for the band, and now he’ll be doing it from the comfort of his very own livestream channel.  The livestream channel can be found here: http://www.livestream.com/incubusworldheadquarters and streamed either there, embedded on the HQTV main page, or even on mobile!  Come by and share in the experience.

On Monday, Steve Rennie, Mike Einziger and Brandon Boyd travelled to San Francisco to take part in the San Francisco Music Tech Summit.  Their interview with TechCrunch, where Mike and Brandon talk about the music industry and the effect the internet and music piracy have on it, can be found on the TechCrunch site here: http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/11/keen-on-incubus-limousines-feeling...

Tuesday, Incubus announced that they will be playing at the Kaka’ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu, Hawai’i on August 5th.  Minus the Bear will be opening for Incubus, and the doors will open at 7 o’clock!  There will be a presale for fans on Incubus World HQ before tickets go on sale to the general public, so stay tuned for your chance to pick them up.

Tuesday also broke new ground not only for Incubus but for the music industry at large.  For what is perhaps the first time in history, a Sony executive sat down with the fans for a marketing meeting.  Senor Fernando Cabral, the director of Sony Marketing for Latin America, joined Renman and fans from Latin America and around the world of Vokle for a discussion on the direction of marketing for Incubus in Latin America.  The talk was very informative and a new experience for everyone involved.  The video of the chat session can be found here: http://incubushq.com/profiles/blogs/sony-musics-fernando-cabral

Incubus announced on Wednesday the opening of the “Promises, Promises” contest.  Sheet music handwritten by Mike Einziger and Brandon Boyd has been made available, and the band has asked fans from the United States and around the world to participate in the contest by making their own cover of the song from the new album and releasing it into the wild.  Fans whose covers have the most views by the end of the contest may be picked to receive free tickets and backstage passes for concerts in their area, and the original copy of the musical score will be auctioned off by the Make Yourself Foundation, with proceeds going to the Japan tsunami relief efforts.  More details on the contest and how to enter can be found here: http://www.enjoyincubus.com/us/promisescontest

On Thursday, it was announced that the Mural which Brandon painted for Hurley, “We Are An Island”, would be featured in part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art Walk on Saturday, May 14th.  While the LACMA Art Walk was unfortunately only one day long and relatively short notice, Brandon’s Mural will be making its way to other places and venues in the future, to be shared with fans of Incubus and people concerned with the plight of our planet alike.

Friday, Renman announced that the studio version of Surface to Air has been finished and the final touches are being put on it in the mastering labs.  The B-Side should be released to fans who have preordered within the next week.  This is the only way to get a copy of the refined and album-quality version of Surface to Air, so preorder now at http://www.enjoyincubus.com for your copy.  Surface to Air is only the first of the incentives that will be offered to those fans who have preordered the album.

The ball is rolling faster and faster with each passing day.  Every week more information is shared with fans during Renman’s Morning Briefings, and every week fans are given the groundbreaking opportunity to communicate directly with the band’s management team, marketing directors, and even band members themselves.  It’s only going to get better from here!

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Comment by Rudy Guzman on May 24, 2011 at 7:22am
July 12th is my birthday! what a gift!!
Comment by jewL on May 19, 2011 at 9:35pm
so promises,promises will be the next single?..hehehe..GREAT song btw!
Comment by oddrie montano on May 17, 2011 at 12:14pm
when will the "tour dates" be announced?!
Comment by Calum Farquharson on May 17, 2011 at 9:11am

Really want to know when tickets for the show in London on June the 14th are being released!

 

Comment by André L. dos Santos on May 17, 2011 at 5:32am
Awesome!
Comment by Samuel Gomez on May 16, 2011 at 7:17pm

HEY THERE INCUBUS HQ MEMBERS!

CHECK OUT MY VERSION OF PROMISES, PROMISES FOR THE CONTEST!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6PBBC-wpTw

 

much love,

-Sam Gomez

Comment by Constanza Piantanida (Conita) on May 16, 2011 at 6:04pm

Resumen Semanal #9 (del 8 al 14 de mayo)

La previa antes del dia del lanzamiento de If Not Now, When? el 12 de Julio esta, inevitablemente, comenzando a sentirse como una bola rodando por una colina cuesta debajo; a medida que la fecha se acerca la velocidad aumenta, y los dias se vuelven densamente llenos de impaciencia y una experiencia Incubiana unica para todos los fans en IWHQ y alrededor del mundo.

Esta semana, el Equipo Incubus comenzo a testear un nuevo software con el cual traeran los Morning Briefings a los fans de todo el mundo. Todas las mañanas de la semana a las 6am PST, el manager de la banda Steve Rennie (conocido afectuosamente como Renman) se toma un rato de su mañana para traerles a los fans, con prisa, los ultimos acontecimientos de la banda, y ahora el estara haciendolo comodamente desde su propio canal livestream. Este canal puede encontrarse aquí: http://www.livestream.com/incubusworldheadquarters en la pagina principal del HQTV o hasta en tu celular! Venite y comparti la experiencia.

 

El lunes, Steve Rennie, Mike Einziger y Brandon Boyd viajaron a San Francisco para ser parte del San Francisco Music Tech Summit. Su entrevista con TechCrunch, donde Mike y Brandon hablaron de la industria de la musica y los efectos que el Internet y la pirateria tienen en esta, pueden encontrarla en el sitio de TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/11/keen-on-incubus-limousines-feeling...

 

Martes, Incubus anuncia que estaran tocando en el Parque Kaka’ako Waterfront en Honolulu, Hawai, el 5 de agosto. Minus the Bear va a talonearlos, y las puertas se abriran a las 7 en punto! Habra una pre-venta para fans en el IWHQ antes de que los tickets salgan a la venta para el publico en general, asi que quedense sintonizados para tener la oportunidad de conseguirlos.

 

El martes tambien dejo su huella no solo por Incubus pero tambien por la Industria de la musica en general. Por lo que puede haber sido quizas la primera vez en la historia que un ejecutivo de Sony se sienta con los fans en una junta de mercadeo. El señor Fernando Cabral, Director de Marketing de Sony Latinoamerica, se junto con Renman y los fans de Latinoamerica y de todo el mundo para discutir acerca de la direccion de marketing para Incubus en Latinoamerica. La charla fue muy informativa y una nueva experiencia para todos. El video de este chat pueden encontralo en: http://incubushq.com/profiles/blogs/sony-musics-fernando-cabral

 

Incubus anuncio el miércoles la apertura de concurso de “Promises, Promises” La partitura de la cancion hecha por Mike y Brandon ha estado disponible para todos y la banda le ha pedido a los fans de EEUU y del resto del mundo que participen del concurso haciendo su propia version de la cancion del nuevo album. Los videos de los fans que tengan mas visitas para el final del concurso seran elegidos para recibir entradas sin cargo y pases al backstage para conciertos en sus areas, y la copia original de la partitura sera subastada por la Fundacion Make Yourself y lo recaudado sera destinado a los refugios luego del Tsunami en Japon. Para mas info acerca del concurso entren en: http://www.enjoyincubus.com/us/promisescontest

 

El jueves, se anuncio que el mural que pinto Brandon para Hurley, “We are an Island”, formaria parte del Museo de Arte de Los Angeles, este 14 de mayo. Como esta muestra solo duraba un dia y tuvo corto aviso, el mural continuara camino a otros lugares y exposiciones en el futuro, para que pueda ser compartido con los fans de Incubus y personas activistas interesadas.

 

El viernes, Renman anuncio que la version de estudio de “Surface to Air” ha sido terminada y los ultimos retoques seran masterizados en breve. Este “Lado B” sera lanzado para los fans que hayan hecho la pre-orden del disco dentro de esta proxima semana. Esta es la unica manera de obtener una copia refinada y de alta calidad de “Surface to Air”, asi que haz tu pre-orden del disco ahora en http://www.enjoyincubus.com  Surface to Air es solo el primer incentivo que sera ofrecido a aquellos fans que hayan hecho la preorden.

 

La bola esta rodando cada vez mas rapido con cada dia que pasa. Cada semana mas información es compartida con los fans durante los Resumenes Matutinos de Renman, y cada semana se les da a los fans unicas oportunidades para comunicarse directamente con el equipo de managers de la banda, directores de marketing, y con los propios miembros de la banda. Esto va a ponerse cada vez mejor desde aquí en adelante!

 

Enjoy!!!!

Comment by azul kiedis on May 16, 2011 at 5:51pm
i was one of the first who heard Surface to air here in Argentina last october♥ 'd love to hear the studio version.. it's a great song :)
Comment by John Koutroulakis on May 16, 2011 at 5:44pm
Yesss surface to air
Comment by Jessica Silva on May 16, 2011 at 5:22pm
Ecstaaaaaatic!

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