TuneIn Launches Newport Folk Festival Channel
July 1, 2015 at 10:16 AM (PT)
TUNEIN is offering a NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL dedicated channel focused on artists appearing at the festival, past and present. The station, the result of a partnership between TUNEIN and the festival, will air special festival-oriented content TODAY through the festival weekend, JULY 24th-26th, including live streaming from the festival, and will then continue with year-round folk programming.
Featured artists will include JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, SHAKEY GRAVES, LAURA MARLING, THE LONE BELLOW, LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW, FIELD REPORT, NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, RODRIGO AMARANTE, THE WATKINS FAMILY HOUR, HAUNT THE HOUSE, and many more, plus exclusive on-demand content from HOZIER, SHAKEY GRAVES, BLAKE MILLS, and others.
“We’re so happy to have a platform to share content and music with our supporters year-round,” said festival producer JAY SWEET. “We spend a lot of time discovering and curating up and coming musicians, and fostering collaboration on-site during the Festival weekend. Our new radio station on TUNEIN allows us to expand and share that experience with our fans 365 days a year.”
“TUNEIN’s technology makes us the only platform capable of launching a single customized station that mixes previously recorded songs, exclusive content and live-streamed performances, and makes that content accessible to a massive audience,” said TUNEIN VP/Content SUMMER WATSON. “We love finding new ways to engage our audience and encourage music discovery, and we couldn’t be happier to align ourselves with the historic NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL on this station.”