Rufus Wainwright has announced the launch of his official mobile app. A one-stop channel for all things Rufus, the new app will be an intimate and exclusive way for fans to connect through a wide range of features.
The app boasts a selection of features including regular live streaming, exclusive photos and video clips, in-app chats with Rufus, ticket pre-sales, special merchandise offers, fan competitions, new material and live audio performances.
"I'm really excited about creating a personal relationship with my fans on a platform where I can speak freely and not be filtered - everything goes directly to the people who want to hear it, without being taken out of context.
I like that you just push one button and it all appears - it's good to have everything in one spot...all your eggs in one basket, so you can make a big omelette of Rufus!"
With access to all Rufus' social networks, ticketing sites and merchandise store all in one place, plus the official community where fans can chat and share their own content, this is a truly immersive experience.
What is more, Rufus's huge back catalogue will be available for fans to stream in the app.
Described as 'the evolution of an artist fan club, website and social media all rolled into one', this unique app experience is as near to an 'Access All Areas' fan-club that Rufus can have.
The app is powered by Disciple Media, Benji Vaughan (Disciple Media CEO) says:
"I have been a huge fan of Rufus since I saw him play in London back in 2003 and I am thrilled to have him working with us. I know his fans are going to have an amazing experience as they follow Rufus's artistic journey on Disciple's technology.I will be the first fan through the gates!"
The app will be available for all iOS/Apple and Android phones, iPads and tablets. Fans can download the app for a two week free trial from release date (28 November) and thereafter choose to continue their Premium subscription for $3.99 / £2.49 / ?3.59 per month (fans who don't subscribe can still access basic features of the app).
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