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.

Antony & the Johnsons "Kiss My Name"

Antony & the Johnsons "Kiss My Name"

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:

After nine passionate and beautiful years of sharing the most amazing concert recordings with you, Fabchannel is stopping. A great number of record labels still won’t allow us to record their artists. This prevents us from offering what we need to keep Fabchannel alive.

We want to sincerely thank you for all support through the years! It has been an amazing time, but unfortunately this is where it ends.

With a bleeding heart we’re pulling the plug of our online archive Friday 13th of March. Until that time, enjoy your favorite concerts and who knows… we’ll meet again.

Elbow Live at Paradaiso 6.25.08

Elbow Live at Paradaiso 6.25.08

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

RJ Bentler & Justin Kniepf discus "Expanded Media" @ In-Edit Beefeater 08

RJ Bentler & Justin Kniepf discus "Expanded Media" @ In-Edit Beefeater 08

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