Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.
The world’s largest live music platform Fabchannel.com today announced that they’ve partnered up with the Dutch division of Universal Music. To be exact: concerts by Universal’s artists, recorded in the Netherlands, will be available as a high-quality video stream on Fabchannel.
Fabchannel offers on-demand videos of more than 850 concerts, recorded in Paradiso and Melkweg in Amsterdam, Sala Bikini and Apollo in Barcelona and The Roxy in Los Angeles. Stars like Bloc Party, Damien Rice, The Frames and Simple Minds are already featured on the site.
Here in Amsterdam, Fabchannel is really popular. The only complaints I hear are about the lack of big stars on the site. Most of the times their record label doesn’t want to allow the video streams. This will change as Fabchannel has a deal with world’s largest record label.
I think it’s great news, and we partly owe it to Amsterdam and Foreman Capital, who bought some shares in Fabchannel. That allowed the music service to intensify their commercial and promotional activities and this deal probably is a direct consequence of that.
I hope other record companies will follow, so that I can watch more great recordings of my favorite bands. For now, you and I can enjoy this concert of The View:
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