Google goes pop with Asia Hangouts
brand-m: Google has joined forces with Chinese, Korean and Japanese pop stars to promote the Google+ Hangout service via its A-Pop Star Week slated to start 8 March. The artists will answer audience questions via YouTube promotional videos or fans can post queries using Google+ hashtags.
Each C-Pop, K-Pop and J-Pop artist will select five people with the most creative questions to participate in personal Hangouts.
Google is also rolling out an A-Pop channel which will act as a hub for live-streaming concerts from Asian artists. It will also feature the latest videos from Asian pop artists and a playlist of the week’s Top 20. There are also individual tabs for K-Pop, C-Pop or J-Pop.
The channel line-up for the first week is:
March 8 SHINee (K-Pop)
March 9 Wang Leehom (C-Pop)
March 10 Super Junior (K-Pop)
March 11 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (J-Pop)
March 12 flumpool (J-Pop)
March 13 2PM (K-Pop)
March 14 Mayday (C-Pop)