Nokia Music, SPIN, and SomeSuch & Co Celebrate the Premiere of

Nokia Music, SPIN, and SomeSuch & Co Celebrate the Premiere of "New
American Noise" During Launch Event in Park City, Utah 
"New American Noise" -- a Film Series Revealing the Burgeoning Music
Landscape in America Launched During 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Friday, January 18th With Attendees Lil John, Adrian Grenier, Melanie
Fiona and More; Series Now Available to View in Its Entirety at
www.sundancechannel.com/nokia 
PARK CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 --  Nokia Music, a free
music streaming service from Nokia that offers free and unlimited
access to playlists and songs on Nokia Lumia smartphones, recently
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.  
Earlier today Nokia Music, Sundance Channel, SPIN, and SomeSuch & Co
celebrated the launch of the series at an exclusive launch event in
Park City, UT during the annual Sundance Film Festival. The event
included a private screening of the one-hour television special,
lunch, intimate Q&A with the directors, and special happy hour DJ set
featuring DJ Rusty Lazer and bounce dancers and celebrity attendees
Adrian Grenier, recording artists Lil John, Melanie Fiona, Skylar
Grey and Emily Wells, KCRW's Jason Bentley, celebrity blogger Just
Jared, Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun and more. 
"New American Noise" also premiered tonight during a one-hour special
on Sundance Channel and will encore on Sunday, January 27th at 3:00
PM. The films are also available to view in their entirety at
www.sundancechannel.com/nokia. Each film explores the burgeoning
underground music landscape in six cities, including Los Angeles, New
York, New Orleans, Portland, Atlanta, and Detroit. Exclusive teaser
clips from the series have been premiered by Entertainment Weekly,
SPIN, who called the series "compelling," Paste, Vice, and Nowness.
USA Today called the series "...a must see." 
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. 
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. 
For more information visit www.nokia.com/music or follow
#NewAmericanNoise 
About Nokia Music 
Nokia Music features playlists that are curated by an expert team of
global and regional musicologists, spanning a wide spectrum of genres
from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic
favorites. Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no
registration or subscription, Nokia Music allows consumers to enjoy
the songs of their favorite artists without any disruption. Nokia
Music can also be enjoyed offline so consumers can listen to their
favorite playlists anytime, anywhere. 
For more information visit www.nokia.com/music or follow
#MusicGetsYouTalking 
About Sundance Channel 
Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing
both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow,
Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In
addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring
new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by
AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated
to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. 
About BUZZMEDIA 
BUZZMEDIA is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40
leading brands whose original voices define their categories.
BUZZMEDIA reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through
its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including:
SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial,
Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler
Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the
New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop,
Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, BUZZMEDIA is
the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth
largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S.
BUZZMEDIA draws on original editorial content, deep audience
engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide
customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its
branded properties. 
About The Directors 
Stanford graduate and Los Angeles, CA-based writer and director
Abteen Bagheri has a strong passion for visiting and documenting
unfamiliar places while striving for authenticity and emotion. He has
directed music videos for A$AP Rocky, Delta Spirit, Blood Orange, and
The Presets. For this project, his films will transport the viewer to
New Orleans and Portland, where realistic vignettes will reveal
cinematic portraits of underground music scenes, genres, and
sub-cultures. Bagheri says, "The goal of the project is to uncover
the culture of an American city -- specifically through music -- and
allow everyone to experience the scene as if they've lived it. It's
great to see cities and their music scenes for the first time,
looking in with an outsider's perspective." 
Canadian director Emily Kai Bock received her BFA at Emily Carr
University. After college she relocated from Toronto to Montreal
where she co-curated a loft/venue space that functioned as a hub for
local artists and musicians. There, she began work on a series of
short docs about the underground music scene and collaborated on
performances and music videos with her local musician friends. After
her music video for Grimes' "Oblivion" became an online sensation,
Emily was recognized as a true contender in music videos with a
unique vision. She has worked with artists such as Grizzly Bear and
Sebastian Schuller and moved into the commercial world with a
beautiful piece for Coca-Cola. Her film in this series will explore
the alternative hip-hop scene in New York City. 
UK-based Bob Harlow studied film and television at Ravensbourne.
While there, he directed three videos for the band Hadouken!, the
first of which went on to receive over 4 million plays on YouTube. He
has directed videos for Rudimental, Best Coast, The Vaccines, Pulled
Apart By Horses, and done live video work for Lykke Li, Enter
Shikari, and Jamie Woon. He has also completed campaigns for Adidas
and Range Rover. Harlow has chosen to focus his film on the city of
Detroit due to its deep musical roots. From the blues of the 40s and
50s through Motown in the 60s and 70s to the birth of techno in the
80s, Detroit has always been an exciting musical mecca. There's a
need to survive in a city that for years has been on the brink of
collapse and riddled with poverty, yet the inspiration and the
creativity flow. His film will explore the talent emerging from the
Motor City. 
London-based filmmaker, photographer and creative director Tyrone
LeBon made his first documentary film at the age of 18, a surf film
called Dave's Indo Tour. At 19, he received his first photographic
assignment for i-D magazine. He went on to earn his MA in Social
Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. 
His works have been featured on the pages of Arena Homme Plus, Dazed
& Confused, Pop, and Love magazine and included in group shows at
Christie's Rockefeller Center (NY), Galerie Azzedine Alaia (Paris),
and the Saatchi Gallery (London). In 2006 his documentary 'Mengejar
Ombak' (Chasing Waves), about the life of Indonesia's Top Surfer Dede
Suryana, won various awards including best emerging talent at X-Dance
Film Festival in Utah, USA.  
His clients for film and moving image include Dr. Martens, H&M,
Island Records, Maison Martin Margiela, Nike, Louis Vuitton, Stussy
and Supreme. For this film series, LeBon created films following
musicians trying to break the industry by promoting their music
through the strip club scene in Atlanta. For Los Angeles he pulls
back the curtain and shows portraits of artists, the people they
surround themselves with and the environments they inhabit.  
About SomeSuch & Co 
SomeSuch & Co. was founded in the summer of 2010 by Sally Campbell,
Tim Nash and Nick Gordon. Sally and Nick previously worked together
at Academy Films; Sally as a Partner/Producer and Nick as a Director.
Before SomeSuch & Co, Tim worked for six years at Atlantic Records
gaining recognition as one of the top music video commissioners. 
The three make a strong team and the company has gone from strength
to strength, building a fresh and varied roster including Kim Gehrig,
Daniel Wolfe, Ewen Spencer and Bob Harlow as well as directors from
international partners Iconoclast; So Me, We Are From L.A and Romain
Gavras. The company also successfully champion new talent such as
Emily Kai Bock, Ben Strebel, Abteen Bagheri and Tyrone LeBon. 
SomeSuch & Co. have made commercials for San Miguel, Stella,
Guinness, Nokia, Ballantines, Skoda, Seat, Doritos, New Look,
Vodafone, HTC, Cobra, Coca Cola and Asics. 
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