The Grammy Museum announced on Thursday (Sept. 10) that it is launching the first Grammy-affiliated streaming service, COLLECTION:live.
The platform features newly produced artist interviews, performances and livestreams, as well as special releases from the Grammy Museum archive. The service will be available on all streaming devices, including computer, tablet, mobile phone and TV, for $2.99/month or $29.99/year.
COLLECTION:live will kick off on Sept. 17 at 12 a.m. ET with a recently-taped interview with Billie Eilish and her brother/collaborator Finneas, conducted by Scott Goldman, Grammy Museum moderator. The interview focuses on the song “No Time to Die,” which Eilish and Finneas co-wrote for the upcoming James Bond film of the same name. Hans Zimmer, who composed the film’s score, will also appear on the program.
“Creating a streaming option for our programming was always a part of our strategic approach, but COVID-19 brought it to the forefront,” said Michael Sticka, president of the Grammy Museum, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to grow this platform, even after we re-open our doors to the physical museum.”
Eilish’s “No Time to Die” was released on Feb. 13, a couple of months ahead of the film’s planned April release date. Then COVID-19 hit and the film’s release was postponed seven months. The film is finally scheduled to be released on Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Nov. 20 in the U.S.
The museum will also release Eilish and Finneas’ 2019 interview and performance from the archives.
Eilish and Finneas, who grew up in the Los Angeles area, made frequent trips to the Grammy Museum to see Q&A sessions with their favorite musicians. The museum opened in December 2008.
“It’s an honor to be part of this new series and to support the Grammy Museum, a place that had such a huge impact on us growing up,” Eilish said in a statement.
“Without the Grammy Museum, we wouldn’t have gotten to experience or learn about so many important artists before us,” Finneas said in the same statement. “Their programs provide a unique access, insight and education that we consider hugely instrumental in our own careers and musical development. We are proud to be part of this series.”
The museum’s popular public programs, as they are called, were recorded over the past decade in the Clive Davis Theater at the museum in the L.A. Live complex in Los Angeles. COVID-19 forced the museum to close in March. The museum has continued its series via digital conferencing. The total number of programs recently topped 1,000.
New users can explore COLLECTION:live with a free, three-day trial. Grammy Museum members receive 50% off the annual subscription price. New programming will be released each week. Proceeds benefit the museum’s music education initiatives. All current programming on the Museum At Home site will be transferred to COLLECTION:live for viewing.
Below is the September schedule on COLLECTION:live.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Billie Eilish and Finneas, The Avett Brothers, Black Pumas, Glass Animals, Selena Gomez, Run The Jewels, Tones And I.
Also, never-before-released programs from the archives including Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, Trey Anastasio, BENEE, James Blake, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bright Eyes, Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian, Alessia Cara, Cheap Trick, Clive Davis, Andra Day, Donovan, Ken Ehrlich, Dom Flemons, Donovan, Conan Gray, the Immediate Family, Jose James & Don Was, History of Reggae, La Santa Cecilia, Larkin Poe, Jade Jackson & Mike Ness, Kiana Ledé, Alan Menken, Melanie Martinez, Ava Max, Kip Moore, Graham Nash, Panic! at the Disco, Ben Platt, JP Saxe, Shinedown, Southern Blood: A Tribute to Gregg Allman, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thorn, X Ambassadors, Yola and Pete Yorn.
Plus, a special benefit rental performance by Scarypoolparty.
Thursday, Sept. 24
BTS; Perfume Genius and Blake Mills; Poo Bear, Dennis Quaid, & Jared Gutstadt: Bear And A Banjo; Rufus Wainwright; Sam Fischer; Sparks; Tame Impala; The War And Treaty.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Special program — to be announced.
Visit HERE to RSVP and to sign-up for more information.