CHNL Brings the Best in Music to Streamy Awards' Official After-Party
Recently Launched Social Media Content Browser Will Curate Event With
Guest DJs Jason Bentley of KCRW and CHNL CEO John Wander
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 -- CHNL
(http://chnl.it), the social content discovery browser, today
announced that it will co-produce the official exclusive after-party
for this year's Streamy Awards, the first held since 2010. The
after-party will include DJ sets from KCRW's Jason Bentley ("Morning
Becomes Eclectic") and CHNL co-founder and CEO John Wander. Bentley
and Wander previously performed separate DJ sets at Social Media Week
Los Angeles' "Social 25" Party last September.
"It seems like there's a popular new social network every month,
creating a discordant experience in our online lives. I like to think
of CHNL as the harmonic convergence of all these social networks. I'm
glad to be working with John and everyone at CHNL to bring some
in-person harmonic convergence to the Streamys after-party," said
Bentley has been at KCRW, Santa Monica's popular public radio station
and an innovator in the freeform music radio format, for over 20
years. He has also served as the music director and host of the
station's flagship "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program since 2008, and
has worked as a music supervisor for such films as The Matrix trilogy
and Tron: Legacy.
"Jason has helped set the bar when it comes to defining a 21st
century curator," said Wander, who has worked for many years as a
House/Techno DJ, angel investor and entrepreneur, including his work
with CHNL. "Ultimately, we want CHNL to be the 'Jason Bentley' for
all your online content, whether that's your favorite new song or web
video. The Streamys are a perfect opportunity for us to work together
again. This is the kind of audience that looks to someone like Jason
to fill out their musical diet and looks to a platform like CHNL to
fill out their online diet."
CHNL offers the quickest way for users to scan the social media
content most important to them, while discovering the best videos,
music, photos, and news they might not even know about. Last year,
CHNL launched a public beta for discovering shared content across a
broad range of social networks, including Facebook, Twitter,
LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, Soundcloud and Tumblr, and has
since added local deals engines such as Groupon and LivingSocial. In
2011, the company helped the acclaimed DJ duo Thievery Corporation
establish an exclusive direct-to-fan page.
"Just in the last couple of years, the social media landscape is such
that a resource like CHNL is the only way to stay updated on your
favorite music group or web personality. It's not like a decade ago
where MySpace was the only social entertainment go-to. Today, your
favorite music artist might not just be on Twitter, they could also
have pages established on SoundCloud and even Instagram. CHNL is the
one place where you can keep full tabs on your favorite artists
socially," added Wander.
The third annual Streamy Awards presented by CocaCola will be hosted
this year by "The Nerdist" Chris Hardwick at the Hollywood Palladium.
This also marks the first time the awards are being co-produced by
dick clark Productions and Tubefilter. The Streamy Awards After-Party
is scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
the rooftop of the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. For more details,
please visit http://www.streamys.org.
CHNL is the ultimate social content browser, bringing
your online DNA -- videos, photos, music, news, and deals -- into one
clean, simple and intuitive "channel." CHNL allows users to discover
new, interesting, and personally curated content while never missing
what's trending across networks. See what's being said about a piece
of content, engage in the conversation, and share your social feed
content across all your networks, all together in one place, on any
device -- your channel. Located in Santa Monica, CA, CHNL is led by
veterans of such companies as INgrooves, FiltrBox (acquired by Jive
Software), and Topspin Media, with backing from the Giantstep Angel
Network. To set up your "CHNL," please visit http://chnl.it.
About the Streamy Awards
Created in 2008 by Drew Baldwin and Joshua
Cohen, along with leaders from the digital entertainment industry,
the Streamy Awards is devoted to honoring excellence in original web
video programming and those who create it. The annual event brings
together the leading creative talent from the online entertainment
industry. Visit www.streamys.org and follow @streamys on Twitter.
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