LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldArts, an interactive network that provides musicians a platform to engage with fans, peers and industry professionals, today announced Nic Harcourt's TRANSMISSIONS - a new original live performance and interview webseries hosted by famed radio and TV personality, journalist and tastemaker Nic Harcourt. The bi-monthly webseries launches on February 2nd with two episodes featuring country music icon Lucinda Williams and alternative Latino band Chicano Batman. Following episodes will feature artists ranging from established acts to up-and-coming independent artists including Silversun Pickups, Berlin and more. Fans can watch TRANSMISSIONS here: worldarts.com/transmissions.
February 2 Lucinda Williams; Chicano Batman
February 16 Silversun Pickups
March 2 Freedom Fry
March 16 Berlin
Filmed at the WorldArts headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and hosted on the WorldArts website and YouTube channel, TRANSMISSIONS was created and produced by Nude & Ginger Production Co., a production duo comprised of Nic Harcourt and Kita Klane. Harcourt is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential music tastemakers of the last 20 years. Through his radio and television shows he has helped launch the careers of such artists as Adele, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Interpol, and Florence & the Machine. Klane is a Los Angeles based producer and artist who has her finger firmly on the digital pulse. Klane directs the episodes, while Harcourt hosts.
This combination lends TRANSMISSIONS a unique advantage. Klane brings the artist's eye to the filming and editing process, instilling an intimate quality to the visuals in order to communicate the dynamics within the performance and music. Harcourt contributes his widely regarded curation expertise, depth of music industry experience and unmatched interview skills. The overall effect is highly stylized, immediately identifiable original music content.
WorldArts provides a global platform that helps artists bring their career to the next level by providing direct contact to fans, brands and industry professionals. In addition to original content series such as TRANSMISSIONS, WorldArts provides artists with key access and opportunities including video shoots, recording sessions, sales, and access to the Los Angeles based WorldArts stage.
"At WorldArts we understand what artists need to be able to make it and we're creating a viable platform for artists across a wide range of genres," said Larry Underwood, WorldArts CEO and Founder. "TRANSMISSIONS is our first original content series and it was key that the series reflect who we are. Partnering with Nic and Kita gives us a great platform to celebrate a wide-range of emerging and established artists."
"For TRANSMISSIONS we wanted to create something that felt intimate—that brought viewers up close to artists and gave the feeling that they were actually there witnessing the performance live," said Harcourt. "With its global platform, understanding of music and depth of offerings, WorldArts made for the perfect partner."
About World Arts
Headquartered in Los Angeles and founded by Larry Underwood, WorldArts is the premier global resource for artists. Through exclusive opportunities such as live performances, video shoots, recording sessions and merch sales, WorldArts connects artists to fans, brands, and industry professionals.
About Nic Harcourt
Described by music writer Mark Weingarten as "the most influential DJ in America," Nic Harcourt is regarded as the ultimate "tastemaker" in music. Many artists, including Adele, Coldplay and Norah Jones, have credited Harcourt for putting them on the map and helping them achieve stardom. Being the first DJ in the world to play Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" and Capital Cities "Safe and Sound," Harcourt has helped launch the careers of Adele (giving her first US radio session), Phoenix, Dido, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall, Ting Tings, Sigur Ros, Damien Rice, Interpol, Florence & The Machine and countless others.
Most recently host of the award winning music series Guitar Center Sessions on DirecTV 2010-2015 and manager of LA independent artist, Kita Klane.