Yoko Ono and Jim Hendrix’s sister Janie are among the prime motivators behind “Coda Collection,” the new music channel that will stream through Amazon Prime. As Rolling Stone reports, the channel is actually named after the new multimedia company that Ono and Hendrix co-founded with CEO Jim Spinello, director/producer John McDermott, and veteran entertainment lawyer, Jonas Herbsman. Sony Music Entertainment is an equity partner. The channel will be live on February 18th.
The magazine adds that the channel will feature rare concerts and new documentaries as well as premiere films, alongside other music programming. The Coda Collection’s desktop and mobile sites will feature editorial content helmed by esteemed music critic Greg Kot. The editorial component will provide “new perspectives on the artists, the music, and the cultural context that makes those moments resonate with audiences around the world,” according to a statement.
During the channel’s launch, there will be premieres of Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui, The Rolling Stones on the Air, Johnny Cash at San Quentin, and Miranda Lambert: Revolution Live by Candlelight. “Newly filmed, exclusive performances will also debut, including sets from Jane’s Addiction and Stone Temple Pilots. At launch, Amazon Prime members will have access to 150 titles via the Coda Collection for $4.99 a month, with a free seven-day trial. New content will be updated regularly.”
Upcoming will be the streaming debuts of Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More, the forthcoming authorized Dave Grohl documentary, as well as performances by Dead & Company.
“Other upcoming offerings include original, episodic music programming series and rare performances from Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Avett Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, Paul Simon, AC/DC, and more musicians. Archival, rare and previously unseen titles featuring Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and other seminal artists will also air.”
CULTURE (counter, pop, and otherwise) and the people who shape it.