iConcerts streams Pitchfork festival worldwide

November 5, 2012 11.04 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Swiss-based iConcerts has struck a partnership deal with Pitchfork Media to produce a live stream of the Pitchfork Media Festival Paris.

For the second consecutive year, US site Pitchfork Media, organisers of the Pitchfork Music Festival, brought the best alternative artists to the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.

This year’s line-up featured Sébastien Tellier, Robyn, Animal Collective, James Blake and many more.

In addition to the live streaming of the festival on iConcerts.com, a selection of the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will also be available worldwide via various iConcerts platforms to include the HDTV channel, on-line stores, apps, smart TV sets, tablets etc.

“iConcerts is entering a new era of expansion as we consolidate and support localised partnerships, as well as becoming an active player within live music/concert production with labels.,” said Natalia Tsarkova, co-founder/editor-in-chief, iConcerts.

“We have a great respect for Pitchfork, who is a global leader in discovering and promoting the best talents of the new generation. We couldn’t be prouder to work with them, and we hope that this collaboration will enable more brilliant young voices to find an international audience and establish new models for the music industry.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with iConcerts to bring the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris live stream to fans around the word,” said Chris Kaskie, president, Pitchfork.

In terms of global statistics, Pitchfork.com currently attracts 4 million unique visitors, has 13 million visits, 29 million page views per month and 2.1 million Twitter followers.