Evolution BeatPort Show Rebranded, Expanded
August 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM (PT)
PREMIERE NETWORKS and SFX ENTERTAINMENT company BEATPORT are launching THE EVOLUTION BEATPORT SHOW WITH PETE TONG. The new program reflects the rebranding and expansion of the PREMIERE-syndicated program EVOLUTION WITH PETE TONG, which launched in MAY 2013 and currently broadcasts weekly on more than 80 stations nationwide, in addition to iHEARTRADIO, CLEAR CHANNEL's industry-leading digital radio service.
The EDM program has expanded from one hour to two hours weekly. DJ PETE TONG now also features exclusive content, breaking music news and releases, DJ chart updates and the top dance tracks from BEATPORT. "I'm very excited to be teaming up with BEATPORT and extending my national show to two hours," he said. "It's an important step in bringing more great electronic dance music to a mass audience and I'm sure the start of a special relationship with a great strategic partner."
"For 10 years, BEATPORT has been at the center of electronic music culture, providing a unique destination for DJs and producers to not only buy and sell their music, but also build their careers," BEATPORT Exec. Creative Dir. CLARK WARNER said. "We are thrilled to partner with the industry's foremost tastemaker, PETE TONG, and with PREMIERE NETWORKS and iHEARTRADIO, to bring dance music to an even larger audience and provide even more opportunities for DJs and producers to reach new fans."
"The launch of THE EVOLUTION BEATPORT SHOW WITH PETE TONG is an expression of our continued commitment to provide new and innovative entertainment programming," PREMIERE NETWORKS EVP/Programming JENNIFER LEIMGRUBER said. "BEATPORT and PETE TONG bring such incredible depth of knowledge and expertise in EDM, and we look forward to providing an even greater platform to connect fans with their favorite music and artists, and to providing unique and valuable opportunities for radio stations and brand partners to connect with consumers."