Today The Rolling Stones and Eagle Rock Entertainment revealed their choice of Screenburn to bring rental movies to Facebook. The Stones are making 6 documentaries available from "Ladies & Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones" to "Stones in Exile." Movies will be streamed via a Facebook app created by Screenburn. Each title rents for $5.50 for 48 hours.
London-based Screenburn offers both sales and rental of video on Facebook. The Stones aren't their first clients by any means. They've been supporting a wide range of Facebook video releases from artists such as The Libertines, Paul McCartney and Katy Perry.
The Rolling Stones rentals are available through a Facebook app.
Movies are displayed in a slider that includes video previews. Once you pick one for viewing, you're signed into the app and then taken to checkout all while still on Facebook.
While Screenburn also offers sales, rentals seem more in keeping with the current direction of web consumption while also opening up revenue for movies some folks may not want to own but might want to see.
Rolling Stones movies available on Facebook include:
Sweet Summer Sun Hyde Park Live:
"The Rolling Stones historic and triumphant return to Hyde Park was without doubt the event of last summer. Over 100,000 delirious fans of all ages packed into the park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to watch Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best."
"The film, directed by Brett Morgen, is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of The Rolling Stones. This superb new film tells the story of the Stones unparalleled journey from blues obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to their undisputed status as rock royalty."
Ladies & Gentlemen:
"The legendary concert film “Ladies & Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones” has been fully restored and remastered from the original film print and multitrack audio masters and now finally receives its first authorised release."
"The Rolling Stones 1978 tour of the USA in support of that year’s “Some Girls” album is considered by fans to be one of their very best. The tour followed immediately on the release of the “Some Girls” album and by the time the band arrived in Texas in mid-July the album had hit the No.1 spot on the US charts."
Stones in Exile:
"In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band’s masterpiece “Exile On Main Street”."
Live at the Checkerboard:
"On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters’ club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform."
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