NPR's VuHaus Launches Free Daily 'Song Of The Day' Website
March 2, 2016 at 9:03 AM (PT)
VUHAUS, the new music discovery video platform from public radio, is now offering a new, free website feature called SONG OF THE DAY. The video feature is available to all CPB-qualified non-commercial radio and TV stations.
Delivered via an embeddable player, music videos from some of the country’s most exciting new artists will be selected and updated daily by VUHAUS.
The first performances to be featured are ROBERT DeLONG's “Possessed” (from KUTX/AUSTIN), GRAHAM NASH's “Immigration Man” (from WXPN/PHILADELPHIA), and M. WARD's “Girl from Conejo Valley” and LAKE STREET DIVE's “Side Pony” (both from WFUV/NY).
VUHAUS President ERIK LANGNER commented: “This is a great opportunity for public radio and television stations to take advantage of the amazing content that the VUHAUS stations are producing. By using SONG OF THE DAY, stations will be able to play a curatorial role in the music discovery space, allowing them to serve new and younger music fans in their communities.”
Several stations have already committed to carry the SONG OF THE DAY website feature, including KOPB-FM/PORTLAND, KUT-FM/AUSTIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO, KNBA-FM/ANCHORAGE, and the new THE COLORADIO SOUND/FT COLLINS, CO.
Commented KNBA PD LOREN DIXON: “This is so good for us. We need to capitalize on simple, new avenues to retain our 18-34 audience and to generate new 18-34 interest.”
In addition, VUHAUS, along with its stations, will be live streaming from the SXSW RADIO DAY STAGE on FRIDAY, MARCH 18th. This six-hour live webcast will be made available for free, to all SONG OF THE DAY station affiliates. Bands performing during the live video stream are JACK GARRATT, CHVRCHES, THE HEAVY, BOMBINO, LUCIUS and HINDS.