BalconyTV Celebrates 10 Years of Live Concerts from Local Balconies
Jun 10, 2016
The international online music network also announces its 2016 Music Video Award winners, Bloom Twins and Moon.
New York, NY — June 10, 2016 — This month, BalconyTV, an online video channel of musicians performing on balconies around the world, celebrates its tenth year running since the institution’s humble beginnings on a balcony in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Since then, over 15,000 shows have been filmed in 65 locations around the world resulting in more than 100 million views and performances from acts such as Ed Sheeran, The Script, Mumford & Sons and Jessie J.
To reflect on 10 years of production, BalconyTV tracked down 50 of the first artists that performed on the outdoor channel for retrospective interviews. Participants include Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy, The Saturdays’ Una Healy, Glassnote Records’ Adam O’Regan of Little Green Cars and more. The interviews can be found here.
“It is hard to believe that a spontaneous idea has turned into a worldwide project with ten successful years,” said Stephen O’Regan, founder of BalconyTV. “We couldn’t have done it without our amazing network of producers and the fantastic talent that comes through.”
Alongside this birthday milestone comes the announcement of this year’s BalconyTV Music Video Award winners. The People’s Choice Award, voted on by viewers, went to the genre-bending sister act Bloom Twins who performed on their home turf for BalconyTV London in June 2015. The Editors’ Pick, selected by the BalconyTV team, went to alt rock two-piece Moon with a flawless performance for BalconyTV LA in March 2016. Nominees for the awards were chosen from more than 2,000 new performances from the last 12 months.
“BalconyTV is a unique platform serving the global music community. Since joining forces in 2014, it’s been fantastic to watch it continue to grow and evolve,” said Colleen Theis, COO of The Orchard. “Ten years is quite an achievement. We thank the artists and producers around the world who have shared their time and talent to help us create quality video content and power music discovery around the world.”
Launched in 2006 on a balcony in Dublin, BalconyTV has grown into a 21st century online music network. Our producers scour the globe for the best local talent, tape them performing a single song live on a balcony and post the performance online to be enjoyed by a worldwide audience. We post over 50 performances per week from over 50 stunning locations in 30 different countries spanning the globe. Notable artists who have appeared on BalconyTV include Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Mumford & Sons, Kaiser Chiefs, Joss Stone, Little Green Cars, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and many more.
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