Public Radio's Music Video Platform Secures Panel at SXSW 2015
October 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM (PT)
As first reported by ALL ACCESS in MAY (Net News 5/15), the historic partnership between leading public radio music discovery stations code-named MUSIC X will be launching at SXSW in MARCH of 2015. The partnership will be the focus of a panel at SXSW to unveil and discuss the new video streaming service.
MUSIC X is a new consumer-oriented music video channel that expands exposure of local, emerging and national acts. The new video streaming platform, led by founding stations KCRW/LOS ANGELES, WXPN/PHILADELPHIA, WFUV/NEW YORK, KTBG/KANSAS CITY and KUTX/AUSTIN, along with other non-commercial music stations to be announced soon, will feature unique live performance videos shot at the stations and on location.
The SXSW MUSIC X panel will include recording artist MICHAEL FRANTI, artist manager MATT POLLACK of MONOTONE MANAGEMENT, WFUV PD RITA HOUSTON, and PARAGON CEO and MUSIC X Senior Creative Director MIKE HENRY, who is moderating. The panelists will discuss what the next generation of networked video distribution means for the future of live performance music videos, to fans and the entire public radio system. The panel date and time will be released by SXSW.
“There is no better venue in the world to unveil a new highly curated music video platform than SXSW in our hometown,” said STEWART VANDERWILT, GM of KUTX. “MUSIC X will give us the platform to showcase handpicked local artists to a much larger audience at the national level.”
“MUSIC X will bring public radio music videos into the phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs and living rooms of fans worldwide, and by extension will introduce public radio music stations to new listeners,” said HENRY.