PBS’ Roadtrip Nation 2007 - Licensing Opportunity

Posted by:  Roadtrip Nation


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Entering its fifth season on PBS, Roadtrip Nation is a documentary series featuring the summer journeys of twenty-somethings as they roadtrip across America, seeking words of wisdom from people who have defined their own paths in life. Past roadtrip participants have interviewed everyone from the CEO of Starbucks to Manny the Lobsterman in Maine.

Music has always played a key role in the films of Roadtrip Productions (RTP), and this year will be no exception. RTP is committed to supporting independent artists by exposing their music to wider audiences and showcasing it on the RTP website (http://www.roadtripnation.com/music). We DO NOT use major label music! Artists you may have heard of that have been featured on our show: Caribou, Jack Johnson, Sufjan Stevens, Xavier Rudd, White Buffalo, Brett Dennen and many more. Last year, we used about 40 Sonicbids artists in the show - and this year we have a minimum of 10 slots reserved for Sonicbids members.

This year, Roadtrip Nation has expanded from a 12 part documentary series on PBS to include a video hub on MSN.com, an online exclusive series (roadtripnation.com), a nation wide college campus tour (where we distributed over 4,000 soundtracks featuring our favorite musicians from the 2006 series), and more. The amount of exposure this opportunity provides around the world is invaluable. Your music will also be financially compensated for airplay on PBS through your Performing Rights Organization of choice (ASCAP, BMI, etc).

The documentary will air on PBS and other formats in the fall of 2007, and the DVD release will follow.

We welcome all genres of music, but we're looking for independent music that follows the same principles of our subjects, music that follows its own road. No explicit lyrics please.