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    Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:47:53

    Guitar Center Adds Free Podcast With Nic Harcourt to Music Programming - The podcasts are available at iTunes, Zune and Blackberry networks

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    Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has just added a free podcast to its list of music programming. At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt is a new podcast hosted by renowned music tastemaker and music journalist Nic Harcourt that will feature riveting interviews and intimate performances with some of the biggest names in music. The podcasts are available now on the iTunes, Zune and Blackberry networks and here.

    The free podcast is an extension of the same concept behind the award-winning television show Guitar Center Sessions, a series also hosted by Harcourt that runs exclusively on DIRECTV and features exclusive performances and in-depth conversations with revered musicians. The podcasts will highlight compelling artists by engaging them in insightful conversation that inspires musicians and encourages individuals to make music a part of their lives. Past sessions have recently presented Weezer, Cake, Peter Gabriel, Jane's Addiction, Buddy Guy and The Cult. For clips of upcoming episodes, visit here.

    "When Guitar Center asked me to be a part of this new podcast, I was excited at the opportunity to engage artists in conversations they're most passionate about: music," said Harcourt. "No noise, no advertisers. Just the stories behind the great artists of our time, told from their perspective. I'm excited that Guitar Center recognizes the potential in a program like this."

    At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt is free to stream or download, and is readily available for subscription via iTunes, Zune and Blackberry Podcasts. The current podcast includes an in-depth live studio interview with innovative artist and producer Quincy Jones, featuring the legend's take on art, production and an uncertain future of the music industry. "I think the consumer wants to be closer to the creator," said Jones. "We are all trying to figure it out. We've never faced it before, but it's here."

    Are you going to check out this FREE podcast? Some things in life are indeed free!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.10.11




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