LIVE FROM MY DEN RETURNS FOR A STAR-STUDDED SECOND SEASON
THE NEW SEASON SHOWCASES INTIMATE PERFORMANCES FROM TOP ARTISTS AND RISING STARS, FILMED LIVE IN THE CREATIVE SPACES OF THEIR OWN HOMES AND STUDIOS IN LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD NEW EPISODES TO PREMIERE ON VARIETY
SERIES MADE POSSIBLE AND BROUGHT TO LIFE BY HARD ROCK, WITH NEW YORK AND NASHVILLE PERFORMANCES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FUJIFILM, AND WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM GRUBHUB
SECOND SEASON KICKS OFF WITH EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY GIRL IN RED
LIVE FROM MY DEN PREMIERES WEEKLY ON FRIDAYS, STARTING ON AUGUST 6TH
Artists Den brings back Live From My Den for the second season of the digital series showcasing today’s most extraordinary artists performing live from the creative spaces of their homes, studios, and cities most meaningful to them. New episodes of Live From My Den will premiere each week exclusively on Variety.com, beginning Friday, August 6, with an intimate performance and interview with alternative pop star, girl in red, set in the countryside outside of Oslo, Norway. Live From My Den is made possible and brought to life by Hard Rock, in partnership with Fujifilm and delivered by Grubhub.
“Artists Den is excited to bring a second season of Live from My Den to Variety,” says Artists Den CEO/Founder Mark Lieberman. “Each show is a unique story and we’ve created a diverse and brilliant line-up to celebrate with Variety’s tastemaker audience. We are thrilled to have Hard Rock as our series partner, one of the most iconic brands in music entertainment. Additional support from Fujifilm and Grubhub highlights both companies’ commitment to Artist Den’s mission as we tell these meaningful stories through music.”
“Variety is thrilled to continue our partnership with Artists Den and to showcase a new crop of emerging and established music talent,” said Shirley Halperin, Variety Executive Editor, Music. “Artists Den provides viewers with an intimate view of the songwriting process and what inspires an artist to create. As the world emerges from a long period of isolation, the music highlighted on the new season of Artists Den will help show us a way back to life.”
“From our live music stages to our renowned memorabilia collection, for over 50 years Hard Rock has been committed to giving artists a platform to showcase their talents and to tell their stories,” said Keith Sheldon, President of Entertainment for Hard Rock International. “We are proud to partner with Artists Den to amplify these talented musicians’ voices and to reinforce that music is core to Hard Rock’s DNA.”
Live From My Den will feature a wide range of top artists and rising stars spanning an equally diverse array of musical genres, including Anderson East, Yola, Feid, and many more. Along with spectacular live performances, each artist will answer fan questions drawn from their partners and their communities of fans. Artists will also offer a peek into their creative spaces, including their homes, recording studios, instruments, and locations that are tied to their favorite songs and creative process. With its intimate setting and inspiring approach, Live From My Den gives fans a truly unique hi-fidelity experience with a caliber of storytelling that has made Artists Den a global hallmark for more than a decade.
With support from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a small group of aspiring image-makers in Nashville and New York have been selected for the exclusive opportunity to learn first-hand – from the Artist Den production team – how an episode of Live from My Den is made. They will be given time with the crew to ask questions, receive some hands-on training with Fujifilm X Series and GFX System Products, and get a chance to see the inner workings of a multi-camera production live, in-action. Furthermore, each episode of Live From My Den highlights a local charity organization important to the artist, to be promoted via donation links and targeted messaging. In this uncertain time as we work through the complexities of living in a post-pandemic world, Artists Den and its partners will give back to the community by working alongside Delivering Good, a non-profit charity partner uniting retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. Through Delivering Good, both Hard Rock and Grubhub, are coming together to donate gift cards and meals to agencies in need throughout the season. Additionally, fans of the show will have an opportunity to have access to a limited promotion specifically focused on the Artists Den series during episode premieres. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.delivering-good.org.
ABOUT ARTISTS DEN:
Artists Den is long known for presenting intimate concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional, often historic settings, connecting fans with a bespoke musical experience from some of the industry’s finest acts. Founded in San Francisco as a living room series, Artists Den has evolved over the past decade into a widely respected, internationally acclaimed showcase for premium concerts on television and top digital channels. Featured artists have included John Legend, alt-j, Alabama Shakes, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Lady Antebellum, The Killers, Zac Brown Band, and Shawn Mendes, to name a few. Featured venues include Graceland, the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, New York’s Society for Ethical Culture, the New York Public Library, The World’s Fair, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and NYC’s historic Riverside Church. For more information, please visit artistsden.com.
Now in its 116th year, Variety is the seminal voice of the entertainment industry. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, aspirants and passionate entertainment enthusiasts, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print, podcasts, branded content, events and summits.
ABOUT HARD ROCK:
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 239 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues, and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook, and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock International was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes and also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first-place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. In addition, Hard Rock Hotels was named one of the top-performing hotel brands in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; one-time-use cameras; and the popular INSTAX™ line of instant cameras and accessories. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, lenses, and content creation solutions, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars and other optical imaging solutions. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en/about/region, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings cutting edge solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies developed in its relentless pursuit of innovation. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the various fields including healthcare, highly functional materials, document solutions and imaging products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical,
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