BOULDER, Colo.— VuHaus has launched with a coalition of public radio member stations, currently including KCRW (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle), WFUV (New York), WXPN (Philadelphia), KUTX (Austin) and KTBG The Bridge (Kansas City). As of May 13, the organization’s in-studio videos, as well as artist interviews and live streamed concerts can be found at a new video platform and mobile app for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs.
To celebrate the launch of its new website and app, VuHaus will stream three days of live performances from the Non-COMMvention, the national gathering of contemporary non-commercial radio stations and the music industry, beginning today.
Fans can also discover unsigned and small label artists championed by their local radio stations, and local stations curate pages for cities including New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City that feature spotlights on local artists, video playlists, and the latest live performances and music videos.
The service will be supported through a combination of philanthropy and through a select number of sponsors, and there are no fees associated with the service for consumers. Revenues will be used to support its operations as a non-profit service.
VuHaus is a non-profit, non-commercial organization comprised of public media’s music discovery radio stations, including WFUV in New York City, KCRW in Los Angeles, WXPN in Philadelphia, KUTX in Austin, KTBG The Bridge in Kansas City, and KEXP in Seattle. The curated national streaming video platform features performances from the studios of these participating stations, and is available via mobile and Web. VuHaus received initial funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is operated by its founding partner Public Media Co.