via press release:
NOKIA MUSIC ANNOUNCES
“NEW AMERICAN NOISE” – A NEW FILM SERIES REVEALING THE BURGEONING MUSIC LANDSCAPE IN AMERICA
FILMS DIRECTED BY FOUR HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER EMERGING DIRECTORS FEATURING ANGEL HAZE, MYKKI BLANCO, NICKY DA B, DIPLO, AND MORE TO PREMIERE DURING ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL TO AIR ON SUNDANCE CHANNEL ON JANUARY 18, 2013
NOKIA MUSIC TO PARNER WITH BUZZMEDIA AND SPIN
January 10, 2013 – LOS ANGELES – Nokia Music, a free music streaming service from Nokia that offers free and unlimited access to playlists and songs on Nokia Lumia smartphones, has teamed up with Sundance Channel and SomeSuch & Co to produce an exciting new documentary series entitled “New American Noise”. The series features six short films created by leading independent directors, including Abteen Bagheri, Emily Kai Bock, Bob Harlow and Tyrone Lebon and features a variety of emerging music talent, including Angel Haze, Mykki Blanco, Nicky Da B, Diplo, and more (complete list below).
The series will air in a one-hour special to air on January 18, 2013 on Sundance Channel. Each film will explore the burgeoning underground music landscape in six cities, including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Portland, Atlanta, and Detroit. The films will be available on http://www.sundancechannel.com/nokia after they have premiered on the network.
Nokia Music is partnering with BUZZMEDIA, (www.buzz-media.com), one of the largest and fastest growing digital media companies, to premiere individual teaser clips from each of the films, across its portfolio of sites leading up to the airing of the special on Sundance Channel.
In addition, Nokia Music today announced that it will partner with SPIN to host a special private screening of the one hour television special, including a lunch and intimate Q&A with the directors. The event will take place on January 18th at the exclusive Claim Jumper in Park City, Utah, during the upcoming annual Sundance Film Festival.
That same day, special playlists featuring the music used in each film will be made available via the Nokia Music, the free streaming service available free on all Nokia Lumia devices. (A complete list of artists whose music is featured in the films can be found below.)
“Music is a huge passion for many people and I’m extremely impressed by the way each of these directors has been able to capture the unique music scenes in each of these cities,” said Jyrki Rosenberg, vice president of Nokia Entertainment
Nokia Music is now available in the United States on our full range of Lumia smartphones – including the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 on AT&T, Lumia 810 on T-Mobile and Lumia 822 on Verizon.
Artists featured in the film series include:
Nicky Da B
The song “Bright Lights” from Austin based critically acclaimed blues, rock and soul artist Gary Clark Jr.’s Blak and Blu album by will be featured in the promos and the closing credits of the series.
For more information visit http://www.newamericanoise.com/# or follow #NewAmericanNoise