Beginning Jan. 10, 2006, KCRW will offer video podcasts on the iTunes Music Store and other outlets of live sessions performed by unsigned, independent, and select established bands on its signature music show,
Morning Becomes Eclectic
, hosted by Nic Harcourt.
The first video podcasts we will be performances by Kate Earl and Si Sé, followed by the Arctic Monkeys’ live session. Each Morning Becomes Eclectic podcast will be available for a two week window.
KCRW began offering podcasts of Morning Becomes Eclectic live sessions in August 2005, with the unsigned Los Angeles band Goldspot. Since then, KCRW has podcast guest DJ sessions with such notable musicians as Robbie Robertson and Ry Cooder, as well as 40-minute live performances from critically acclaimed buzz bands Sons & Daughters, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Like, among others. KCRW claims Morning Becomes Eclectic podcasts receive upwards of 20,000 downloads weekly. KCRW’s intimate live sessions will be available for free from the Podcast section of the iTunes Music Store.