Yoko Ono and Janie Hendrix are among the principals behind new music channel, the Coda Collection, which will stream exclusively via Amazon Prime Video. The channel is named after the new multimedia company Ono and Hendrix cofounded with CEO Jim Spinello, director/producer John McDermott, and veteran entertainment lawyer Jonas Herbsman. Sony Music Entertainment is an equity partner. The channel launches on February 18th.
The new streaming service offers a deep library of concert films and music documentaries. Rick Damigella explores The Coda Collection.
The Coda Collection, a new multi-media company, is launching a channel on Amazon Prime featuring rare concerts and music documentaries, exclusive premieres for films and more. The channel is combined with an editorial destination across Coda’s desktop and mobile sites, providing another perspective on the artists and music featured in the content. It will become available via Prime Video Channels in the U.S. on February 18th, 2021. The channel will roll out globally throughout the rest of 2021.
For true music lovers, music is about being part of a tribe. Whether it's the physical manifestation of gathering with 100,000 like-minded people at Coachella or Lollapalooza or back in the day spending an afternoon at the local record store. Or maybe it was just going to place you knew others were sharing your feelings, like tuning into MTV when Kurt Cobain died or your local rock radio station when John Lennon was murdered.
Under CEO Jim Spinello, the Amazon-hosted channel is pitching itself as a potential new revenue stream for video catalog content. Late last month, the Coda Collection — a new multi-media company led by CEO Jim Spinello — announced it would be launching an exclusive channel on Amazon Prime Video featuring a curated library of performances and documentaries from both classic and contemporary artists. Along with an accompanying editorial website led by former Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot, the venture is being billed as a deepdive destination for music lovers looking to get an intimate, heavily contextualized look at their favorite performers.
Lupe Fiasco recently sat down with The Coda Collection for a conversation about his career with journalist Andrew Barber, and the Chicago rapper touched on his relationship with Kanye West. Lupe noted that he had been working with Kanye well before the general public knew both of their names and how he’ll always honor Kanye because he watched him struggle to the top.
The Coda Collection’s desktop and mobile site will feature editorial content led by former Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot, and will bring valuable context and fresh perspectives to every video title in the library.
A new music TV channel, the Coda Collection, is set to launch next month with the streaming service being backed by the likes of Yoko Ono and Experience Hendrix’s – the estate of Jimi Hendrix – Janie Hendrix.
The current boom in music documentaries is set to continue with an emerging new player in the space. Sony Music Entertainment is among the backers of The Coda Collection, which will feature a slew of music documentaries and concert films. Founders include Yoko Ono and the Estate of John Lennon, Janie Hendrix of Experience Hendrix, veteran entertainment lawyer Jonas Herbsman, John McDermott, who has directed a raft of Hendrix docs. It is run by CEO Jim Spinello.