Knitting Factory Partners With XM Radio

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — XM Satellite Radio and Knitting Factory Entertainment have created a new partnership to present a regular concert series for broadcast, featuring performances from influential and emerging independent artists.

“Live From The Knitting Factory” will showcase performers from a variety of genres, recorded live at the Knitting Factory venues in New York and Los Angeles, and will air on the independent/college music channel 43, XMU.

“Both XM and Knitting Factory Entertainment strive to provide fans of independent music with a place to hear intriguing, up-and-coming artists who traditionally haven’t had the broadcast or performance opportunities to reach a larger audience,” said Eric Logan, EVP of programming for XM Satellite Radio. “Given both companies’ commitment to independent music this partnership to create a “Live from the Knitting Factory” concert series on XM’s indie music channel, XMU, made perfect sense.”

“Because they offer the most complete independent music programming on satellite radio, teaming up with XM provides Knitting Factory Entertainment with a great national platform to further highlight our role as a primary arbiter and filter of emerging music talent,” said Jared Hoffman, president and CEO, Knitting Factory Entertainment. “This new partnership is a unique opportunity for both XM Satellite Radio and Knitting Factory Entertainment to expose the indie music community to a live music experience unavailable anywhere else.”

The concert series is scheduled to debut this fall. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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