June 17, 2020
Crackle Plus, the ad-supported VOD platform owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, June 17 announced that its Sounds of Summer Channel is launching July 1.
The channel will feature a wide selection of music documentaries and concert films from artists such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Tom Petty, among others. Many of the docs are directed by Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmakers such as Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme and Maureen Goldthorpe.
With music festivals and concert series in the U.S. postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Crackle is offering classic concert tours, including Katy Perry: Part of Me; Lady Gaga’s Secret World; Rihanna: Good Girl, Bad Girl; Beyoncé: Baby and Beyond; Neil Young: Heart of Gold; and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream.
- American Rap Stars — featuring Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, Russell Simmons, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Onyx, Jermaine Dupri, Jamie Foxx, Talib Kweli and Cedric the Entertainer;
- Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops — featuring Snoop, Kanye, Busta Rhymes, Rusell Simmons, Suge Knight, The Game, Fat Joe, Irv, Jadakiss, Freeway, Cam’ron, Ja Rule and Jim Jones;
- American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980–1986;
- Liam Gallagher: As It Was (a Crackle exclusive);
- Sound City;
- All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records;
- Above Ground Level: Dubfire;
- David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure;
- Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life (a Crackle original series)
“When concerts and festivals are otherwise cancelled or worrisome to attend, we’re thrilled to bring footage of some of the most influential musicians of all time right into the living rooms of our viewers,” Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus, said in a statement. “We know that our audience wants to see their favorite artists, and Crackle is working to make it happen.”
Sounds of Summer Channel is the latest content platform from Crackle following the recent addition of the Homeschool Channel launched during the pandemic for parents at home in need of educational content.
Crackle is free to use and is available on Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, and devices, Apple TV, most Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizeo), Gaming Consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), on PLEX, on iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktop at Crackle.com.