Wasserman Music Partners With Twitch On Indie Music Channel
– There Is Light
Wasserman Music and Twitch are launching a new indie music channel called “There is Light,” kicking things off with a performance from Perfume Genius tonight at 5 p.m. PT from the Lodge Room in Los Angeles.
The free channel will be dedicated to indie music discovery and showcasing indie concerts and will be available at Twitch.tv/thereislight. There are 20 confirmed performers to kick the channel off, including Best Coast, Cautious Clay, Creeper, Jade Bird, JPEGMAFIA, Porches, and more.
All “There is Light” concerts will be Tuesdays at 5 p.m. PT, with a 30 minute pre-show featuring an opener, followed by the headliner. After the performance there will be a Q&A between artists and fans through Twitch’s chat. A full initial schedule of “There is Light” shows is listed below.
May 4 Perfume Genius Lodge Room Los Angeles
May 11 Best Coast Lodge Room Los Angeles
May 18 Two Feet Lodge Room Los Angeles
May 25 JPEGMAFIA Lodge Room Los Angeles
June 15 Porches Sultan Room New York
June 27 Jade Bird Lafayette London
June 29 Cautious Clay Sultan Room New York
July 25 Creeper Lafayette London
August 1 Orla Gartland Lafayette London
August 8 The Snuts Lafayette London
Partners for the channel include BrooklynVegan for the U.S. and DIY Magazine in the U.K.
Trey Many, Senior Vice President at Wasserman Music, said: “Twitch is such an exciting platform for live music, and they’re the perfect partner for There is Light. Fans will tune in to see these shows happen, live in real time. They’ll get to interact with each other and with the artists. They’ll get to see some amazing established bands, along with some super exciting new acts. Immediacy, community, discovery, and hope are all the things we want our There is Light channel to embody, and we can’t wait to share these shows with the world!”
In person audiences are currently not planned for the concert series, but sources told Pollstar this may be subject to change as COVID restrictions change throughout the country.
Wasserman music is the new division of Wasserman incorporating Paradigm’s North American Music Assets, which it recently finished acquiring for an undisclosed amount.