LiveXLive To Stream Pay-Per-View Live From Out There and Righteous Babe’s ‘Prison Music Project Sessions
Show Features Ani DiFranco Debuts, Zoe Boekbinder, Terence Higgins, free feral, Launa Reed and More
LiveXLive Continues Pay-Per-View Momentum
LiveXLive Media, Inc. , a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, today announced it will live stream the upcoming pay-per-view event “The Prison Music Project Sessions: Long Time Gone Album Release” presented by Live From Out There and Righteous Babe.
Featuring Ani DiFranco, Zoe Boekbinder, Terence Higgins, free feral, Launa Reed and more the event goes live. The broadcast will also include call-ins from incarcerated poets Spoon Jackson and Samual Brown and documentary footage of Alex Batriz, Abraham Banks, and Greg Gadlin.
The event marks the first one-off event from Live From Out There after the conclusion of the second season of its Pay-Per-View (PPV) Summer Concert Series. “The Prison Music Project Sessions: Long Time Gone Album Release” is LiveXLive’s 57th individual artist pay-per-view event in the last two months aimed at supporting artists during a time when concerts and touring are at a standstill.
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“The Prison Music Project Sessions bring attention to the talent embedded in the prison system and speaks to a world of second chances,” said Dermot McCormack, president of LiveXLive. “We’ve wanted LiveXLive to be a platform for artists, emerging and established and this pairing between Ani DiFranco and current or formerly incarcerated writers match that mission perfectly. Pay-Per-View as a format delivers a real opportunity for these artists and LiveXLive to generate revenue and support great causes.”
Ten years in the making, the album Long Time Gone was recorded by the non-profit artist collective known as The Prison Music Project, a collaboration between free artists and incarcerated or formerly incarcerated writers. All profits of the album sales will go to the Southern Center for Human Rights, an organization that strives for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system and fights for a world free from mass incarceration, the death penalty, the criminalization of poverty, and racial injustice.
Profits from the concert will benefit Sister Hearts Re-Entry Program and The Center for Life Without Parole Studies. Sister Hearts Re-Entry Program provides ex-offenders with a safe environment to heal, achieve goals, and reintegrate into society through personal development courses, transportation, driver’s license support and other integral resources. The Center for Life Without Parole Studies aims to eliminate life without parole sentences and sentences that exceed the human lifespan while helping California prisoners with low-cost and pro-bono legal services.
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From June 1-12, fans can also tune in for free to Righteous Babe Radio for Prison Prism: Refracting Out from the Prison Music Project, a radio festival dedicated to discussions about our criminal justice system. Concentrated programming will look at the history of American prisons through the cultural lens of Woody Guthrie and Alan Lomax and the modern-day realities of mass incarceration during COVID-19 era through the lens of a Bernie Sanders-led town hall entitled Incarceration in Crisis. We will hear from public figures such as Angela Davis and Howard Zehr about their experiences with the alternative methodology known as Restorative Justice. The Prison Prism will also provide a platform for organizations that sponsor arts and education programs in prisons today, the very kind of organization that made this record, this radio festival, and this virtual concert possible.
LiveXLive has become a go-to platform for live streaming events that combine music with pop culture of podcasting, sports, arts, fashion, culinary, comedy and wellness. From emerging to established artists, LiveXLive has streamed a variety of artists and celebrities since the COVID pandemic including: Kygo, Jimmy Buffett, OneRepublic, Zac Brown, Sofi Tukker, Graham Parker, John Hiatt, John Butler, Michael Franti, Nahko, Trevor Hall, FINK, Mike Love, Rising Appalachia, and Krishna Das, Big Gigantic, Hot Chelle Rae, Lauren Jauregui, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Lopez, Sullivan King, Quix, Nitti Gritti, Dr. Fresch, Champagne Drip, and Pegboard Nerds.
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