Alki David, CEO of FilmOn Networks will inaugurate his new ETV.com platform on Friday, September 19 with a broadcast of Hip Hop Weekly’s All Access Soundstage & Interview event at the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta. Promising exclusive interviews, performances, red carpet coverage and peaks in the gifting suite, the event will bring viewers right into the mix of the exclusive event.
Artists expected at the suite include: Yo Gotti, Cash Out, Wiz Khalifa, Snootie Wild, Rocko, Lil Scrappy, OMG Girlz, Althea “Thi Thi” Heart, Que, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Zaytoven, Big Gipp and Bobby Shmurda among others.
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David has made the event, at 7pm EST (sign up at etv.com/hiphop), free with all “tips” going to the Peace One Day–the effort to create a day of global peace around the world which will be celebrated on Sunday, September 21 with a concert in Goma, Congo by R&B megastar Akon. The Peace One Day concert is also available to watch live, and free via etv.com/akon.
ETV.com is a new platform that lets anyone get their online event out to the world and monetize it—without any special software or equipment, just a laptop and a webcam. Artists and creatives can produce their event, sell tickets and merchandise, and interact with fans with ease. The user keeps 80% of the viewer fees and 100% of the tips.
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Alki David, CEO of FilmOn Networks, which has 40 million monthly users worldwide, has embraced hip hop culture with partnerships with Suge Knight and Lush One and the 12 channels on his streaming TV service dedicated to urban entertainment including the most recent, Battle Rap TV.
“This BET and Hip Hop Weekly event is a wonderful way to kick of ETV,” says David. “Like the best stars in hip hop we strive to raise the bar, and give artists the power–and the money.”
About his partners at Hip Hop Weekly, he says, “Dave Mays, who founded The Source, and Benzino, have created hip hop media from the ground up–and they’re still immensely influential, continuing to expand the culture with their new site and partnerships like this one.
Sign on to view the Hip Hop Weekly All Access Soundstage and Interview Suite free at etv.com/hiphop
Find out more about FilmOn Networks here.