TransChordian

Transmedia + Music

March 27, 2012
by Laura Sterritt
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The Aquabats: How a Ska Band Became a Children’s TV Show

Once a more common practice, musicians are rarely moving into television programming. A number of bands mixed music and TV in the 60’s and 70’s, but beyond Flight of the Conchords, there have not been any notable extensions recently. Luckily, … Continue reading

November 10, 2011
by Laura Sterritt
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Crisis of Conformity: Band Reunion at the Wedding

Saturday Night Live’s history of extensions has been spotty at best. While films like Wayne’s World and The Blues Brothers were worldwide successes, the majority of their TV-to-movie screen adaptations have been critically and commercially unsuccessful. However, a number of … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
by Laura Sterritt
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Adult Swim and Music Partnership

Adult Swim, the popular night-time TV programming block, is well known for its innovative and unorthodox content. But the network has also been ground-breaking with its long historical partnership with musicians and record labels. How has this relationship benefited both … Continue reading