Goldsmiths, University of London has teamed up with one of the world’s biggest online music broadcasters to bring new music from the university’s music studios to tens of thousands of people across the globe.
On Tuesday 13 September, Boiler Room and the Goldsmiths Music Studios launched The Goldsmiths Sessions – a new show featuring up-and-coming alumni bands and established artists.
The plan is to run four to six shows a year, streamed on the Boiler Room site and then available on YouTube. Details of new shows will be posted on the GMS twitter feed (@gms_gold) in advance.
With more than 1.5m Facebook fans and 300,000 Twitter followers, @boilerroomTV has hosted live music sessions in 100 cities around the world since its 2010 launch in London.
While the programming originally focused on electronic music such as garage, house and techno, it quickly expanded to cover everything from jazz to hip hop, classical, grime and world.
Goldsmiths Music Studios at 286 New Cross Road, south London, combines the best of vintage and modern technology with carefully designed acoustics to create an outstanding environment for recording.
With three rooms, a team of expert engineers, and a large collection of cutting-edge and vintage instruments, mics and other equipment, the studios are a creative space for research, performance and recording.
Mikko Gordon, Head of Goldsmiths Music Studios comments: "I first made contact with Boiler Room while working with Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and was impressed by the scale of their operation and high production values. Collaborating with them seemed like a natural fit.
"The new partnership with Boiler Room will allow us to promote the Goldsmiths Music Studios while showcasing amazing performances from interesting bands and artists and I’m hoping to be able showcase Department of Music alumni in the future."
(The Invisible's Dave Herbert launches the Boiler Room and Goldsmiths Music Studio partnership)