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What’s Trending? You Decide!


We’ve got Billboard charts, top 10 lists, and personal favorites, and as people become more social media savvy, we’ve also got the popular-by-demand in  social cyber space: what’s trending. What’s talked about on Twitter in multiple 140 character posts is being followed by individuals, companies, institutions and organizations everywhere .

It seems, we’ve just got to tap into the most popular hashtag.

So when it comes to music, I’ve tried to figure out what’s trending at the moment. However, the more I’ve looked, a lot of it doesn’t seem applicable for what I would tweet about in regards to favorite stories, new music, bands and more. For example, Fuse, part of the Madison Square Garden Company, has launched a tv show featuring the daily top 10 stories of what’s trending, using their special heat  tracker of what’s popular on Twitter. As I check it out today, stories range from Demi Lovato becoming Barbie, Rihanna selling out shows and one of the Jonas Brothers hosting the Miss USA pageant. I am glad a lot of this slips my radar on Twitter, as these top 10 trending stories aren’t of interest to me. Instead, trending music stories should be relevant to the people reading them.

In April, Twitter launched their trending #music site and iPhone app, a service to socially find popular tunes from Twitter. It also allows you to listen to music that the people and artists you follow have shared (the service is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand). This seems to be a step in the right direction – your friends, your fans, your favorite artists under one umbrella.

What’s trending online is multiple voices talking about the same thing, and at times, the real voice of the people does break through the media buzz.

The fascinating thing about social media is the ability to connect with like-minded people, wherever you are in the world, and create a storm together.

Becoming an online tribe is an important step in breaking through, and that’s what’s fun about social media – it’s more about togetherness for success, rather than individualism. There are several fabulous tools online to connect with those you share an interest with, and it is an incredibly uplifting way to engage yourself socially. You can decide what’s trending in your world and work together to make things happen.

What I’d like to see is people coming together to create their unforgettable live music events. I don’t want a trending list to tell people what bands to follow and what music to listen too. Music is an individual experience, but often we share it with so many other people too (sometimes without knowing it). When artists connect with their fans online, anything is possible – and you don’t have to be thousands of people to create something amazing. What I hope to see is people taking charge of their experiences, shaping them, rather than becoming submissive to popular culture. From online interaction we can create fantastic live music events – created, shaped, decided by the people.

Real people with real experiences, because virtual just isn’t as much fun.

With Emues, that’s possible, it’s just your creativity that’s the limit.


/Julia, CMO, @jwklndr

Emues.com – Concerts booked by the people

WE’RE HIRING: Event Management & Emues Activist Interns


Right now we are looking for interns to join our global crew.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about music and want to join a global movement creating live music events booked by the people. It is your interests, passion and creativity that will form the internship and we look forward to hearing your ideas.

Wherever you are in the world, if you believe you fit the description below, send us your resume and letter of interest to crew@emues.com.

Position Description

As an event management intern, you will work with the Emues team to create unforgettable events in your city and around the world. You will have the chance to showcase your unique skills within event management, media production, social media, music reporting, and more. You will also be a part of the global team or Emues Activists.Emues Activists believe in the power of live music, in the power of people coming together and creating something beautiful. We believe that live music should be available for any fans who have the will to make it possible. Together we’re making it happen.As an Emues Activist 

  • you engage artists, venues, and fans in your community (even if that is your global community – at Emues there are no limits) to book shows, tours, & gigs.
  • your creativity is the driving force and you will get the credit for the outcome.
  • you will become a part of a growing network and showcase your skills to the world.
  • you will be given support from Emues staff to create unforgettable events booked by fans.
  • you will have the possibility to be a part of the global development of Emues.
  • you will be included in the global team of Activists on the Emues blog and social media sites, with a description of who you are and why you do what you do.

Marketing, Blogging, Event Planning, Online relationship management, Networking, Concert booking, Music Event Coverage, Crowdfunding, Online social engagement, Establish partnerships

Application Requirements

  • Must already have a strong social media presence
  • Marketing background/experience a plus
  • Must love live music
  • Must be independent and take initiatives
  • Event planning/marketing experiences a plus
  • Must be creative and enjoy working in a startup

Technical Skills
WordPress, Social and Digital Media and Networking
Language Skills
English fluent, Your local language

Application Review: On Rolling Basis. We will review applications and hire as we find suitable candidates.
Compensation: Unpaid
Duration: Flex. Internship Period
Commitment Days: 1-5 days per week

The Direct Connection

Today, more than ever, the music business is pulsating with the longing to connect to fans and engage people in new ways to produce the best possible solutions for the market.

Artists are using new tools to reach out to their fans, to be able to capture the momentum of online trends and hypes. An online presence is becoming increasingly vital for the success and survival in the industry.

MidemMidem 2013 Highlights states that “over 5 million artists now meet, engage and transact over online communities”. And trends show that artists increasingly have a direct connection to their fans, skipping many middle-men, who seem to be decreasingly important.

So this is where EMUES comes in.

Emues is the tool to enable artists (and/or their representatives), fans and venues to suggest, promote and book concerts, without the middle-men.

Emues empowers YOU to get that direct connection.

Emues is all about creativity and about creating a democratic space, giving the user the necessary platform to have direct control over which shows are booked, in which place and at what time.

At Midem 2013, the focus is going to be on creating a direct connection for all parties in the music business, giving people the forum to meet, discuss, and partner up.

We are now in sunny Cannes. Meet with us! Send us a tweet and we’d love to chat about how we can work together to enable that direct connection. 

CEOAnd don’t forget that Emues is a finalist of midemlab!

Our CEO Markus Wiklander will be presenting in the Midemlab – The Hottest Startups in Marketing and Social Engagement in the Innovation Factory, Lérnis Hall on Sunday 10:30-12:30.

Be there!


Dear Fans,

We would like to send you a reminder that YOU have the power to suggest, book and promote concerts through Emues.com. Emues is currently only open for use in Sweden and Denmark, but in early 2013 we will be opening up for several new countries around the world. However, artists from all over the world are now signing up. The idea is that wherever fans want to hear their bands play, the gig is on.

Now that you have the power, you also have the possibility to steer the ship in the direction you want it to go!

Make sure that your favourite bands register on Emues.com, so that they can be booked on a stage near you.

We’ve created a poster that could help you along the way. Share it with your favourite bands (post it on their Facebook walls, send it to them on Twitter, post it on your blog) to ensure that they get registered and that YOU have the possibility to make a concert reality.



Let us know if you have any comments, questions or concerns. We look forward to helping you make your live-music dreams reality.

Let’s make it happen!

Warm regards from The Emues Crew