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iConcerts strikes Pitchfork music streaming deal

International music broadcaster and video-on-demand platform iConcerts is airing the Pitchfork Media Festival in Paris as a live stream after it struck a deal with the US music website.

The company will run the live stream of the festival, which runs in Paris from November 1 to November 3 and will include performances from artists including Sébastien Tellier, Robyn, Animal Collective and James Blake.

The stream of the festival, which is held at the Grande Halle de la Villette, will be available via iConcerts.com as well as selected performances on its international platforms including its high definition channel and apps.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with iConcerts to bring the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris live stream to fans around the word,” said Chris Kaskie, president, Pitchfork.

“iConcerts is entering a new era of expansion as we consolidate and support localised partnerships, as well as becoming an active player within live music/concert production with labels. We have a great respect for Pitchfork, who is a global leader in discovering and promoting the best talents of the new generation. We couldn’t be prouder to work with them, and we hope that this collaboration will enable more brilliant young voices to find an international audience and establish new models for the music industry,” said Natalia Tsarkova, Co-Founder and editor-in-chief, iConcerts.