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Introducing The Couch Sessions Suite at SXSW, New Internet TV Partnership with Wildthinkers.tv

by Winston "Stone" Ford

WASHINGTON, DC – The Couch Sessions, the leading worldwide urban alternative magazine, is debuting a new ground-breaking invitation-only artist showcase at the 2010 South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The Couch Sessions Suite will be a first of it’s kind experience, leveraging video, audio, and key social media platforms that will reach a diverse cross-section of cosmopolitan users in every major urban market in the North America in addition to select International Markets. The mission of “The Suite” is to serve as an innovative artist lab for interviews and live performances in addition to creating networking initiative for tastemakers, bloggers, and content providers.

The Couch Sessions has also announced a partnership with Washington, DC based Internet TV production house Wildthinkers.tv to film Suite content for use in a new weekly Couch Sessions themed entertainment program, with an option for future television broadcast rights.

Using the powerful brand name of The Couch Sessions, the site has lined up some of the most dynamic and talented artists from around the world to perform, with more information to be announced in the upcoming weeks. Artist interviews will be filmed in front of a live audience and select performances will also be streamed live via USTREAM. Performance content will also be used in the Couch Sessions Suite podcast and compilation, which will be available for download at a later date. Couch Sessions readers will also be able to interact with their favorite artists through Twitter and Facebook, participate in online artist chats and have the opportunity to be selected as audience members during taping.

“We wanted to combine the forces of video, audio, and printed content in a way that no one has done before,” says Couch Sessions founder Winston “Stone” Ford. “We look forward to our partnership with Wildthinkers.tv and are excited to reveal this new worldwide distribution platform.”

For updates about The Couch Sessions Suite, please visit TheCouchSessions.com and follow @couchsessions on Twitter.

About The Couch Sessions

The Couch Sessions is the premier online destination for alternative urban music and culture. The online magazine, created in 2005, covers emerging artists in hip-hop, R&B, electronica, house, rock, and all things in between, and has attracted tech savvy and progressive music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground and underheard talent. In addition to it’s flagship website, The Couch Sessions is leveraging its brand through Facebook, and Twitter attracting visitors from over 20 countries. With a readership that spans America’s largest urban markets, The Couch Sessions has consistently been ahead of the mainstream, solidifying itself as a destination for a new generation of iPod armed consumers who are on the cutting edge of technology and music.

The Couch Sessions strives to attract open minded and progressive readers, advertisers and media partners who share our mission.

About WildThinkers.tv
Started as a revolt against the massive amount of lame video content online, Wildthinkers.tv is a next-generation Internet television channel that produces and distributes series and specials geared toward people like us: diverse city dwellers with active social lives and a taste for quality music, fashion, entertainment, and information.  We like to think of our demographic as the happy medium of people on the Internet who aren’t geeky, aren’t ghetto, and aren’t your grandma.  Our shows are smart, fun, and sexy … just like our viewers.

We have several branding and sponsorship opportunities available. Please send all interested inquires to Stone@TheCouchSessions.com.

Co-Sponsor - A co-sponsor will get top billing on all Couch Sessions Suite productions. (i.e. The Couch Sessions Suite, presented by <<Your Sponsor Name>>).  Sponsor will also receive multiple mentions during artist interviews and live segments as well as logo branding on any banners and graphic images associated with the branding and promotion of The Suite. Co-Sponsor package will also include a watermark logo on all video material.

Watermark Logo – A watermark logo of your brand name will appear during taped and live artist interviews and live segments.

Sponsor Logo - Sponsor logo to appear on all banners and flyers associated with The Couch Sessions Suite which include but are not limited to: 3 x 5 foot banner which will be positioned behind the artist during each interview, as well as the Couch Sessions Website, and any other promotional material.