Hey everyone it's that time for us to share what we have been listening to and discovering this week! Talenthouse listened to Sam Smith's new album and discovered a new app that lets you have bands and musicians right in your living room through augmented reality. Have a look. 


Fatima Saldivar

Community Relations & Social Media Manager, San Francisco


Firstage App
Firstage is a new app that can bring musicians to your home thanks to augmented reality! Watch a rapper move on your desk or let a group go live in your living room for a concert, it’s now possible thanks to this app, which offers you to discover emerging artists through private concerts, or even festivals, in augmented reality. Firstage will also offer users to pay artists through tips, in exchange for points that will unlock additional content, on a model inspired by Kickstarter or Patreon. You can also discover the local artists by activating your GPS. An awesome concept!


Chloe Lahijani

Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Los Angeles 


The Thrill Of It All by Sam Smith
Earlier this month, Sam Smith released his new album “The Thrill of It All”. I never really thought anything of neither Sam Smith nor his music. However, after listening to his new album, I have a newfound respect and love for his work. Even though almost every song is great in its own way, my favorite track on the album is “Pray”. His album is slow, yet somehow still is a mood booster. Next time you’re stuck in traffic, or just trying to chill out, take a listen to Sam Smith’s new album!

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