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iPods and iSkins at the 2004 Grammy Awards

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, February 6, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

At this year’s 46th Annual Grammy Awards, the iPod will be attending again accompanied by the iSkin EXO 2. iSkin, maker of silicone skins for the iPod, will be part of lavish gift packages offered to artists invited to the event. The 2003 Grammy’s featured a 20,000 gift package and lounge arranged by Distinctive Assets.

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iSkin Accompanies iPod to the Grammy’s

February 8th, 2004—The iSkin EXO 2 will be making its way down the red carpet at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards accompanying no other than the Apple iPod itself, as part of an elite gift package being offered to participating recording artists in attendance throughout the week.

Last year the artist gift package arranged by L.A based Distinctive Assets contained a Siemens SX56 Pocket PC mobile phone, a Mattel My Scene doll and a Crest Spin Brush were just a few of the treats in store for performers and presenters at the awards show that took place in New York (2003).

Stars such as Bruce Springstein, Ashanti, Nelly, Faith Hill and Norah Jones also got to waltz through a “Gift Lounge” at Madison Square Garden on rehearsal days. They’ had their pick of products such as Stetson cowboy hats, Safilo eyewear and Jabra wireless headsets.

The combined value of the gift basket and lounge, put together by Distinctive Assets, was $20,000 for the 2003 Grammy Awards.

This Year’s Grammy Awards

The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be presented in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Sunday, February 8, 2004. The show will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (live in the East, tape delayed in the West), marking the 31st consecutive year the show has been broadcast on CBS.

About iSkin Inc.

iSkin Inc. introduced the first iSkin iPod Protector in September of 2002 and with it started what has become a fashionably cool way to protect the iPod. Today, the iSkin is highly favored among iPod owners. With a growing line of innovative protective solutions for the iPod, PowerBook and other Apple products, iSkin Inc., is committed to delivering the best protection for the devices we love.

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Comments

1

Who Cares ?

Not us.

Nuf Said

Posted by WebBat on February 6, 2004 at 8:18 AM (PDT)

2

Thats very impressive actually…..Cool

Posted by Eros on February 6, 2004 at 9:01 AM (PDT)

3

Nora Jones and Bruce Springsteen? I think I’ll go to my local library, check out their CDs, rip ‘em and download to my iPod. That’ll show them…

Just what a multi-millionare needs, $20G worth of free schwag.

Posted by Pete LaV on February 6, 2004 at 9:37 AM (PDT)

4

$20,000!! They should use that money to do something good for a change… Imagine if instead of giving away all that stuff they donated $20,000 to a charity of the artists choice.
I know, the comapnies that donate that stuff view it as “Advertising” because now a cool celeb will have an ipod and might be photographed with one, and then everyone who worships that celeb will want one too!

Makes me sick.

Posted by digitaltrapper on February 6, 2004 at 10:03 AM (PDT)

5

I’m sure most celebs have most of this crap anyway—they’ll probably give everything they receive as birthday presents.

Posted by narco in Burbank on February 6, 2004 at 10:25 AM (PDT)

6

That really pisses me off… The rich just keep getting all these free things, and the average… The need to go out and buy them… It should be the other way around

Posted by Mijman2 on February 6, 2004 at 10:46 AM (PDT)

7

These awards shows are such a joke.  The grammys is just the music industry jerking itself off.  Likewise the oscars for the movie industries.  Such a waste of money.  Honestly most the albums up for awards suck anyway.

Posted by politz2005 on February 6, 2004 at 1:27 PM (PDT)

8

I know, it’s crazy, the more money you have, the more free stuff you get. Companies routinely donate expensive gifts to celebrities. I guess they are trying to snag an endorsement? Hoping the star will be seen in public using the product and start a craze for it, i.e. Snoop Dogg wearing Tommy Hilfiger, perhaps.

Posted by monkedsel on February 6, 2004 at 1:27 PM (PDT)

9

WICKED!

too bad their eearly 2nd gen case didnt cover the most important part, THE SCREEN. I never liked their product, MARWARE makes MUCH better cases imo. C.E.O. Glove… nice

Posted by Stasyna on February 6, 2004 at 7:29 PM (PDT)

10

That’s strange, I’m not the biggest rock fan but I thought Springsteen (big music label and all) was exactly the type who is against this kind of corporate whorage.  That being said I bet he wouldn’t mind if you downloaded a couple of his cds either.  I know one of his band members is into promoting indy acts and digital music.  Whatever, maybe we have a Springsteen fan here to answer.

Posted by hamp on February 8, 2004 at 6:20 AM (PDT)

11

Absolute joke. The celebs who would want an iPod have them already & the rest of them probably spurn MP3s anyway. If Apple want to promote themselves they should give one of these packages to, er, me. Headlines like “BLOKE ON WELSH BORDER GETS $20000 PREZZIE FROM APPLE” would be a better marketing ploy!

Posted by Pedlop in Blighty on February 8, 2004 at 3:43 PM (PDT)

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