EMI to showcase AV content on Apple iPhone

MUMBAI: EMI Records has launched a series of artist marketing campaigns utilising the Apple iPhone and iPod touch platforms to showcase audiovisual content.

Initial activity to make use of the devices’ compelling wi-fi experience is an artist-branded website to promote the launch of Heima, the critically acclaimed music film of the homecoming tour of Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros.

To celebrate the release of this feature-length music DVD, EMI Records has created a specially optimised microsite for the iPhone and iPod touch’s display and interaction. Including the full-length trailer of the film, the site offers finger-sized navigation, a layout that changes according to orientation and a video stream that adapts depending on whether the viewer is connected via WiFi or the EDGE cellular connection.

The site makes use of a Yahoo! Maps mash-up tool, allowing the viewer to easily navigate over the map of Iceland and click on the various locations where Sigur Ros performed. The site’s design has been kept purposely simple to complement the evocative visual depictions of the Icelandic landscape and to convey the impact of the music.

EMI Records, Head of Digital, Eric Winbolt commented, “These touchscreen wireless devices offer an exceptional user experience. Being the first truly converged mass market devices to do so, we were very keen to use them to showcase our artists’ content and offer the consumer this unbeatable user experience.”
Also included in the site are links to buy, meaning the viewer can go straight to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store to purchase Sigur Rós’ music.