VuHaus says Houston Public Media is its newest affiliate for the music discovery video platform. Members comprise a network of public media organizations with “a common mission to support emerging and local artists, and to introduce their music to new audiences,” according to the release.
Houston Public Media’s Skyline Sessions will curate a Houston channel on the VuHaus platform. To celebrate, VuHaus will livestream a webcast featuring Houston rapper Fat Tony from a rooftop in the Bayou City on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. (CT).
Houston Public Media combines broadcast and digital assets to offer a curated mix of local news and entertainment with national programming from NPR and PBS. The University of Houston is HPM’s license holder and is supported with financial gifts to the Houston Public Media Foundation.
“We are excited to embark in this partnership with VuHaus, not only to support our local artists and give them greater exposure, but also to introduce our audiences to new emerging artists across the country,” said Houston Public Media Executive Director of Operations Joshua Adams.
Other VuHaus stations include WFUV in New York City, KCRW in Los Angeles, KXT in Dallas, WXPN in Philadelphia, KEXP in Seattle, KDHX in St. Louis, opbmusic in Portland, Ore., KUTX in Austin, Texas, KTBG The Bridge in Kansas City, Mo., Mountain Stage of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and Vermont Public Broadcasting, along with WGBH in Boston.
VuHaus received initial funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is operated by its founding partner Public Media Company, a national nonprofit.