Today’s Summer Concerts Available Via iTunes
AUGUST 21, 2006 –
NBC News will begin offering its Today show summer concerts and interviews of entertainers on the Apple iTunes Music Store, beginning with this Friday’s (Aug. 25) John Mayer concert, which will be offered in its entirety, along with some special behind-the-scenes footage.
The series will be called NBC News on Stage and will be available on iTunes beginning on Tuesday, August 29.
“We have always sought out ways to evolve Today’s concert series by making it more of an interactive experience for our viewers,” said Jim Bell, executive producer of Today. “This offering of John Mayer’s concert on iTunes represents a new way of expanding the reach of our concert series, and is a terrific collaboration of the television, technology, and music industries.”
In addition to summer concerts, in the coming months, past interviews with The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Ray Charles and Judy Garland will also be made available on NBC News on Stage via iTunes.
NBC News on iTunes was launched three months ago with a series of news features. Programs on iTunes are available for $1.99 per download.