The new Wasserman Music agency and livestreaming service Twitch have partnered to launch “There is Light,” an indie-centric channel and concert series. The series will present 20 live concerts from independent music venues in the U.S. and U.K., starting with a May 4 — tonight — performance by Perfume Genius at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles. Other confirmed headliners include Best Coast, Cautious Clay, Creeper, Jade Bird, JpegMafia, Orla Gartland, Porches, The Snuts, and Two Feet, with more to be announced. All performances are “100% live” and free to view exclusively at https://www.twitch.tv/thereislight
“There is Light” concerts will take place on Tuesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT in the U.S. and on Sundays at 8pm BST in the U.K., starting May 4 and concluding on September 28. Each livestream will run 90 minutes, with a 30-minute pre-show featuring an opening act, followed by the headline performance. Following the headliner’s set, there will be a moderated Q&A where artists will have an opportunity to engage directly with their fans and the Twitch community. All concerts will feature full production in the venues, with professional multi-camera shoots.
No live, in-person audiences are planned, though this is subject to change based on local COVID-19 conditions and protocols.
Kicking off with four May performances originating from the Lodge Room in Los Angeles, future performances will be announced from Lafayette in London, as well as venues in New York, Washington DC, Chicago and other cities. Audiotree Media will produce U.S. performances, and Lafayette’s live production team will produce performances in London.
Sam Alpert, SVP, Marketing at Wasserman Music, said, “In creating a branded series, our goal was to find turnkey opportunities for artists within the livestreaming space, while also creating a destination for the indie music community to hear some of their favorite live acts and discover new ones from all over the world. With the launch of the There is Light channel, Twitch is providing the perfect medium for artists to engage with their fans and the Twitch community, and we are looking forward to building it with them throughout this series and beyond.”
Will Farrell-Green, Head of Music Content at Twitch, said, “Independent artists have created some of the strongest and fastest-growing communities on Twitch. These artists deeply understand the impact of building and connecting with a loyal fan base. Our partnership with Wasserman Music will give indie artists a dedicated home on the service where they will have the opportunity to introduce their music to Twitch’s global audience and interact with fans on a more personal level.”
There is Light initial headliners and venues: (more to be announced)
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
For full schedule and more info, please visit http://www.thereislight.live