Country Video Channel Launches With Support Of YouTube/Google
February 6, 2013 at 7:51 AM (PT)
COUNTRY NOW, a new Country music video channel will be launching TODAY (2/6), in a partnership with GREENLIGHT MEDIA & MARKETING and YOUTUBE/GOOGLE. COUNTRY MUSIC NOW is the first Country music channel to be funded by YOUTUBE/GOOGLE.
Industry veteran BUTCH WAUGH, formerly EVP at SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE until he retired in 2009, will serve as consultant.
Four programs are being rolled out immediately, HEAR & NOW, which will be hosted by STOKES NIELSEN of the LOST TRAILERS, will feature the latest Country singles. OMC! (OH MY COUNTRY) will showcase Country fashion and style. COUNTRY DOWNLOAD will highlight Country news, reviews and be hosted by bloggers SAMANTHA STEPHENS, CLEAR CHANNEL Country WSIX/NASHVILLE afternoon personality ANT MAN and host SHANE TALLANT. Finally, I LUV MY COUNTRY will an animated show with user-submitted country music videos.
“We’re excited to partner in the coming months and years with a variety of leading Country music artists and labels, as well as some of the top creative people in NASHVILLE to deliver a first-of-its-kind Country music and lifestyle programming experience on YOUTUBE” said GREENLIGHT President DOMINIC SANDIFER. He continues, “YOUTUBE is the dominant digital platform for music lovers and it’s about time there was a dedicated channel just for Country music on the platform. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to partner with the Country music industry to develop and create a variety of great programming options for Country’s huge fanbase.”
"Music is a big part of the ever-growing YOUTUBE community,” said YOUTUBE Content Partnership Director VIVEN LEWIT. “Our platform has become a global stage for discovery, where music videos are shared, and fans follow and connect with their favorite artists. We're delighted to provide a venue for the launch of the COUNTRY NOW channel and look forward to engaging Country music fans around the world."
Reach out to BUTCH WAUGH and congratulate him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on COUNTRY NOW, visit www.youtube.com/CountryNow.