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06 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pure and 7digital bring stereo back to the home

SXSW 2014 LogoSouth by South West (SXSW) is arguably one of the biggest events on the music industry’s calendar. The first conference was held in Austin in 1987 and ever since then has been a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop careers, to bring people together, to meet and share ideas. To give you an idea of how big the event is it started with 700 registrants with numbers now reaching 16,000.

Noam MeppenThis year Pure’s director of sales for the US, Noam Meppen, will be joining President of 7digital – North America, Vickie Nauman, for a panel to discuss the return of the home stereo.

The home is arguably the most natural listening environment for music, so how important is the return of the home stereo? As the digital age has advanced many technology innovators have prioritised connected mobile devices and services meant for people on the go. Households have found themselves neglecting their home stereo to make do with portable alternatives such as MP3 players, iPods and the like. However, as more connected speakers emerge, such as the Pure Jongo multiroom music system, listening is returning to the home.

As well as Noam, Vickie will also be joined on the panel by industry experts, Tim Grimsditch, Marketing Director for Spotify and John Hamm, CEO of Pono Music.

If you’re attending SXSW there are some great artists taking to the stage. As well as thousands of up and coming new acts and established artists, you can also see the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, London Grammar, Soundgarden, Pitbull and Keith Urban who are all playing the iTunes Festival at SXSW. If you can’t wait until then you can find these artists on Pure Connect now!

 

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02 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Jongo Bells, Jongo Bells, Jongo all the way……….

House party series – part 4

Jongo family with app

The countdown really begins now that we have a matter of weeks to go until the Christmas season is upon us. Want to invite friends around and liven up your living room with a few heart warming tunes?

The Jongo multiroom system is the perfect companion for throwing a party. You can’t be in all the rooms all of the time rigging up a wired sound system for a house party- this can prove messy.NEW

If you have a pair of T2, T4 or T6 speakers, why not separate them and have one in the kitchen and another in the living room?  You can even control the volume of the speakers individually. For example, lower the volume in the kitchen where most people congregate to chat and play it louder elsewhere. No more will the host have to stand by the music system for the duration of the party and stop what they’re doing when a request is made. They can simply tap their phone and select a track from wherever they are in the house. Your phone or tablet is the remote control.

To blast out those Christmas favourites why not try Jongo’s built-in stereo pairing feature and take advantage of the perfectly synchronised audio? By adding more speakers into the mix, an S3 on the stairs, a T2 in the bedroom you can really get the party started. Of course the S3 is portable too so there’s always the option to take the speaker outside.

So come on –  IT’S CHRISTMAS……!

For 10 reasons to choose jongo check out our why choose Jongo page…

 

 

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21 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Stream sports coverage to your Jongo!

Are you a sports fanatic?  Always checking the football score? With our range of wireless multi-room speakers you can stream sports coverage to your Jongos  so you’ll never miss out!

Our latest additions to the Jongo range are the T2, T4 and T6 that come in different sizes with stereo pairing.  Simply connect the units to your wi-fi network for multi-room powerful sound around the home and garden.

Jongo S3 BBQWhether you love the Ashes or want to follow the  premier league, sports fans can use the Pure Connect app to tune into digital/FM stations such as  BBC radio 5 Live and Talksport to keep up with the latest results. With Jongo, you’re able to stream coverage from units dotted around in the living room to another in the garden so you can still listen in outside.

Key sporting dates left in 2013: The Ashes (20th-25th Aug), US Open (26th Aug-8th Sept), British MotoGP (September), and the Rugby League World Cup (26th Oct-30th Nov).

For hi-res images and sample requests, please contact  lena.palmer@pure.com

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01 May 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Enjoy the festival season with a Pure music system

festival campsiteThe summer is almost here which means that the festival season is just around the corner! If you are a  regular on the festival circuit, now is the time to start booking your tickets and compiling your festival survival kit. Whether it be Glastonbury or Reading where you are headed this summer, we have a number of Pure music systems perfect for bringing music to the campsite.

Move 2500

Move 2500

Move 2500
A compact, light DAB digital and FM radio, Move 2500 is ideal if you love radio on the move. The supplied ChargePAK rechargeable battery pack provides up to 15 hours listening per charge and it comes with 20 digital and FM presets. Also included are in-ear noise-isolating headphones – perfect to drown out the sound of noisy campers when you’re nodding off to sleep! SRP £79.99.

Move 400D
Move_400D_Sport_LifestyleDespite its compact size, Move 400D delivers surprising volume and audio quality via the built in speaker or using headphones. A compact DAB digital and FM radio, Move 400D is a go-anywhere radio with superb battery life. With support for all current European and Australian digital radio standards, Move 400D is the ideal travel radio if you’re off to any international festivals this summer. SRP £89.99.

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Jongo S3

Jongo S3
Jongo S3, our portable wireless speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth offers an incredibly rich and vibrant sound  thanks to four speakers and an upward firing subwoofer for powerful bass. The S3’s versatility is unrivalled, with a range of audio profiles to suit your mood- switch to outdoor boost mode to hear the full effect of 360 degree sound. SRP £169.99.

One Mini Series 2
One Mini Series 2 has been engineered to provide punchy audio quality and volume. There’s  plenty of useful features including an input for your iPod or MP3 player, 16 presets and a headphone socket. This is a great sized radio to pack in your rucksack -available in satin-touch black or white finish. £49.99.

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One Mini II

Don’t forget you can still tune in and listen to live radio or catch up with podcasts and music using our Pure Connect service.

For hi-res images or samples, please email sarah.riley@pure.com

Festival dates for your diary:
Glastonbury (26th-30th June), Isle of Wight (13th-16th June ),  V Fest (17th-18th August), Reading ( 23rd-25th August ), SW4 (24th-25th August),Camp Bestival (5-8th September)

 

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17 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Go on a journey of music discovery with curated features on Pure Connect

Pure Connect AppWe have teamed up with leading radio and music industry partners to deliver a series of curated music discovery features on the new Pure Connect app and website.

Pure Connect uniquely combines a comprehensive on-demand music service with a free radio service and control for Pure’s ground-breaking new Jongo multiroom music system. Users can access over 20,000 global radio stations, around 200,000 free on-demand programmes and podcasts, as well as over 15 million streamable music tracks via the Pure Music subscription service, our on-demand music service that costs just £4.99 per month.

Pure Connect curated contentThanks to the launch of a series of curated features, users can now also enjoy content put together especially for Pure Connect by industry leading partners. Launch features include album recommendations from 7digital and Absolute Radio’s Hometime Show DJ, Geoff Lloyd and a focus on fresh new acts through Emerging Icons, a platform for the most dedicated artists to get heard by both industry and fans. There is also a special launch feature on Manchester band, Folks, who performed at the Jongo launch. Music fans can listen to their debut album, ‘I See Cathedrals’ and find out more about the story behind some of the tracks. Each feature contains additional content ranging from interviews to related artists, tracks and albums taking the user on a journey of discovery.

7 digital curated contentFolks curated content

All this content and local music can be beautifully synchronised through the home with Pure Connect and the new Jongo multiroom music system.

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The free Pure Connect app for iPhone and iPad is available to download now (Android version coming soon). You can also benefit from a 30 day trial of Pure Music.

For more information, please visit www.pure.com and www.pureconnect.com.

For Pure Music vouchers, Jongo review samples and high res images please contact sarah.riley@pure.com.

 

 

 

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01 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Universal Music host sound open day at Abbey Road studios

Sean Hannam (ERT), Kate Solomon (TechRadar) and Kat Jackman (Emerging Icons)

Sean Hannam (ERT), Kate Solomon (TechRadar) and Kat Jackman (Emerging Icons)

Most 16-24 year olds are listening to music on their laptop or mobile phone, which doesn’t deliver an optimum audio experience. Do they know? Do they care? This was just one of the statistics discussed at Universal Music’s sound open day (#soundmatters) last night at the legendary Abbey Road studios.

The atmosphere in studio 2, probably the most famous studio in the world with the likes of Pink Floyd, The Shadows and not forgetting the Beatles recording there, was an apt setting for the discussion about how every artist will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their music sounds exactly as they intended, but for many fans listening to the end result, some of the audio experience is lost in the rush for convenience.

The event was hosted by music journalist Miranda Sawyer and speakers on the panel included Jonathan Allen (engineer/producer, Abbey Road Studios), Ben Hillier (producer, songwriter and studio owner), JJ (evangelist, Dolby) and Mike Smith, president of music, Mercury Records. Our very own Pete Downton (director of cloud services for Imagination Technologies) started off the proceedings by presenting Universal’s research on how fans like to listen to music, which led to discussions around whether sound quality and the listening experience have been sacrificed in the age of the MP3.

Pete addresses the crowd

Pete Downton presents the research by Universal

Mike Smith presents The Strypes

Mike Smith presents The Strypes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Strypes

The Strypes

After discussions about the research the audience had their questions answered by the panel – including Sean Hannam, our guest from ERT, who asked “where are people going to experience high quality audio as part of the retail experience?”

Mike Smith then presented one of the most promising bands around, The Strypes – a four-piece rhythm and blues band who certainly know about sound!

Not only did we get to listen to the delights of The Strypes we then took our guests to see Jake Bugg at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. You can stream Jake Bugg on Pure Connect now and view pictures from the gig below:

Jake Bugg performs

Jake Bugg performs

Watching Jake Bugg - Jeff Parsons (T3), Chloe (Pure), Paul Lamkin (MSN), Kate Solomon (Tech Radar), Verity Perry (What HiFi?)

Watching Jake Bugg – Jeff Parsons (T3), Chloe (Pure), Paul Lamkin (MSN), Kate Solomon (Tech Radar), Verity Perry (What HiFi?)

Kate Solomon (Tech Radar) and Vicky (Pure)

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Folks play Sebright Arms in Hackney

Last Thursday, Vicky and I took some of our journalist friends to see our current favourite band, Folks play the Sebright Arms in Hackney. Fresh from supporting Band of Skulls at Brixton and playing at our Jongo launch, Folks have been touring the UK to promote their debut album, I See Cathedrals. You can listen now on Pure Connect and www.wearefolks.com for more details.

Here are a few pictures from the gig and our pre-gig dinner!

Hunter and Rich Vicky, Hunter, Rich, Chris and Will

Folks Folks

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21 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Smooth Radio hosts Love Live Music at Union Chapel

Pure PR team members, Vicky and Jenny were lucky enough to attend Smooth Radio’s Love Live Music event last night at the amazing Union Chapel in Islington, London. We invited a small group of journalists along to be entertained by Russell Watson, Kristina Train, Honey Ryder, The Noisettes and the legendary Jocelyn Brown.

We were bowled away by the venue. The atmophere and acoustics at Union Chapel were second to none and we were fortunate to be able to accompany the eclectic mix of music with a mulled wine or two!

 

First on were Honey Ryder, a great band with folk and country influences who really got the crowd going with some audience participation and a moving rendition of Annies Song. They then choose to do a cover of the festive E17′s ‘Stay’, which really got the crowd going.

Kristina Train, an American  singer/songwriter followed with a collection of soulful tunes from her new album, Dark Black.

Then the legendary American R&B singer, Jocelyn Brown, took to the stage and raised the roof with a rousing performance of ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’. Jocelyn even gave the audience an insight into the story behind the song. Salford born, Russell ‘The Voice’ Watson then joined Jocelyn on stage and they performed Amazing Grace together. After a quick change, Russell then came back on stage to perform a number of tracks including a very emotive version of ‘Sweet Chariot’.

The Noisettes topped the bill, were full of energy and sounded fantastic. Accompanied by a harpist, which filled the chapel with gorgeous sounds, lead singer, Shingai Shoniwa, looked amazing in a beautiful white sequinned long dress. She entertained the audience with a collection of soulful but upbeat songs and energetic antics including performing a forward roll on the stage and climbing up to the balcony to finish one of the band’s biggest hits, ‘Never Forget You’!

For more information, please visit www.smoothradio.co.uk and to listen to Honey Ryder, Russell Watson, The Noisettes, Jocelyn Brown or Kristina Train, please visit www.pureconnect.com

 

 

 

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