Media News | August 1, 2013

    • Lincoln Center, the world’s leading performing arts center, is launching a new video portal for discovering high-quality video content showcasing artists, performances and other events across the Lincoln Center campus. At its July 24 launch, the portal featured more than 90 videos, including short- and long-form interviews with world-class artists spanning genres including classical music and jazz, opera, dance, theater and cinema, in addition to videos about future Lincoln Center events, Live From Lincoln Center episodes, and other performance web-streams.
  • Veteran audiobook producer Bob Deyan and his wife, Debra, have produced thousands of audiobooks, including winners of Audie and Grammy awards, and were recognized last month with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Publishers Association. Bob was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and the Deyans have already spent $200,000 out of pocket for medical expenses, so his friends in the industry are launching a six-week fundraising campaign, which starts today. Please visit the site for details and to contribute. You can also follow Bob on Facebook or Twitter for more information about his efforts on behalf of ALS patients everywhere
  • TubeStart, a platform for subscription-based crowdfunding for YouTube creators, will waive fees for content creators who sign up campaigns during the first two weeks of August. Both established YouTube producers and newcomers will be able to use TubeStart to run campaigns that provide their supporters with ongoing access to exclusive or bonus content in exchange for paying monthly subscription fees through crowdfunding. This will allow creators to keep their primary content publicly available while acquiring recurring monthly contributions on TubeStart.
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Stephanie Klose (, @sklose on Twitter) is Media Editor, Library Journal.