Tubefilter: YouTube To Stream Coachella For 10th Year Running, Announces Doc About Festival. “YouTube, which has long streamed coverage of Coachella — the trendy music festival that has become a buzzy scene for influencers and marketers alike — has created a documentary about the event. Titled Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert, the YouTube Originals film is slated to premiere on March 31 — roughly a week ahead of the annual event, which kicks off on April 10. The film will discuss how the festival was shaped, with never-before-seen footage, artist interviews, and more. It will feature performances from Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, BlackPink, the Pixies, Bjork, Madonna, Radiohead, and more.”
Mixmag: How Instagram is changing the design of clubs and festivals. “It would be simplistic to put Instagram forward as a reason that ‘ravebox’ clubs, built on the traditional model of sensory deprivation rather than epic visual spectacle, have been in decline for the last decade, while – in the UK for example – epic, ‘tabula rasa’-style venues like Printworks and The Warehouse Project attract huge numbers. Not when there are factors like greedy developers, rising overheads and other changing habits to take into account. But when the ‘traditional’ club space, all sensory deprivation and communal experience, doesn’t fit the needs of much of the audience, it’s almost certainly a factor.”
CNET: Lollapalooza 2019: YouTube lets you watch without heading to Chicago. “If you can’t make it out to Chicago’s Grant Park for Lollapalooza this year, there’s still a way to watch the four-day music festival. YouTube will be streaming Lollapalooza 2019, the company said Wednesday.”
University of California at Santa Cruz: Library awarded grant to digitize 670 tapes from Cabrillo Music Festival. “UC Santa Cruz has received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize 670 audio recordings featuring a wide variety of works performed at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music from 1964 to 1990.” The project is expected to be complete by April of next year. There wasn’t too much about the festival itself in this announcement from UC Santa Cruz, but apparently it’s a festival for contemporary symphonic music..
YouTube Blog: YouTube delivers Coachella 2019 to millions of global music fans with official two-weekend live stream. “For the ninth year in a row, YouTube continues to take the magic of Coachella beyond the Indio desert and into the homes and phones of millions of people around the world with the exclusive two-weekend live stream of Coachella 2019. … YouTube Music is turning it up a notch at Coachella 2019, making sure music fans — no matter where they are — can enjoy the world’s preeminent music festival in convenient and immersive new ways.”
Los Angeles Times: YouTube to livestream Coachella set of K-pop band Blackpink in Times Square. “Seeking to strengthen its ties to the music industry, YouTube said it will for the first time stream a performance from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Times Square in New York City.”
Tubefilter: YouTube To Stream Coachella For Ninth Year, Will Vend Tickets To YouTube Music Subscribers. “For the ninth year running, YouTube will serve as the exclusive livestreaming partner for Coachella — the California music festival set to be headlined this April by Ariana Grande.”