Pitchfork TV Teams Up With NPR
Soon after Pitchfork.TV‘s launch in April 2008, they teamed up with IFC (the Independent Film Channel) to cross pollinate their brands and promote independent artists. The move seems to have panned out well providing Pitchfork.TV with actual TV exposure and IFC street cred with the Pitchfork readership and “authentic music” crowd. Yesterday, in another smart move, Pitchfork announced it’s online music channel is teaming up with NPR Music to film select concerts in the DC area. Pitchfork TV provides the video and NPR covers live audio streaming and audio podcasts. The freshly minted pair’s first joint foray is Antony & the Johnsons, recorded February 3rd at 6th & I Historic Synagogue.
And through this thoroughly shitty global economy of hours, as one shoe lifts so the other must drop. As reported by The Daily Swarm today, Amsterdam based concert recorder FabChannel is ceasing production and closing it’s online doors after 9 years. From the lips of FabChannel CEO Justin Kniest:
Should Pitchfork.TV be in need of a DC crew member, this newly “free-to-pursue-his-options” man of the DC area with online videography experience is available.
Update: Forgot to include this in the original post