Maroon 5 Get Muted On CES Livestream

Judging by accounts all over Twitter, yesterday’s Qualcomm presentation at tech conference CES was quite the memorable fiasco. And one part of that was a Livestream snafu with performers Maroon 5.

The band performed an acoustic set to the audience in-house, but for undisclosed reasons the audio on Qualcomm’s Livestream of their performance was dropped and replaced with tracks featuring a female singer — much to the Internet audience’s confusion. It’s unclear if there were technical difficulties but tech blog The Verge put forward a guess that the band’s songs weren’t cleared, either with their publisher or record label, in advance.

It seems the problem was ironed out and the band, along with their actual music, are included in the company’s archived presentation.

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local

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