DIPLO, SKRILLEX, & A-TRAK TEAM WITH ICONICTV TO CREATE YOUTUBE MUSIC NETWORK "POTATO"
Globally acclaimed DJs Diplo, Skrillex, and A-Trak have partnered with IconicTV to create POTATO, a web-based music network on YouTube that aims to bring back the spirit of early music television for the digital and mobile era. Recognizing that there is a parallel between today's YouTube explosion and the early days of cable TV, the trio developed a music outlet that echoes MTV’s initial mission statement: "You'll never look at music the same way again." The channel launches on YouTube in Fenruary the 15th. 2013
Potato’s programming will give voice and vision to the immensely diverse and ever-growing field of music, recognizing that there no longer is a divide between musician and fan.
Potato is a joint venture with management companies TMWRK & Blood Company and IconicTV, which is run by Larry Aidem (former President & CEO of the Sundance Channel) and Michael Hirschorn (CEO of Ish Entertainment and former head of programming for VH1). The channel's general manager is Hallie Harris, a former music manager and music publishing exec. The Director of Programming is Mike Ostolaza, who was an integral part of developing MTV Clubland. Its creative director is the photographer & video director Shane McCauley.
Check bellow the first BANG! episode with spotlight segment on techno-rooted city of Detroit, with interviews by Skrillex, Boys Noize and pioneering producer-DJ Kevin Saunderson. Also i recommend to follow after Blow Your Head series, and check the new mixes name Potato Mix Series with first guest mix by MOBY. Visit Potato tv