Music Plus TV co-founder Marc Cubas is tired of Britney Spears. “I’m tired of listening to the same stuff,” he complains. He believes he has the cure.
On June 15th, Cubas and co-founder Dennis Tzeng officially launch Music Plus TV, a Los Angeles-based 24-hour live streaming web television station that will devote the majority of its air time to undiscovered and independent artists.
“MPTV will showcase the best of the indie music scene,” says Tzeng. “So many of these bands and artists have talent and appeal that could be just as strong as mainstream artists, but they don’t have access. We’re here to provide that.”
By January of next year, MPTV will also have a cable television network up and running with 24/7 programming. The TV station will air independent short films, music videos, documentaries, concert footage, indie artist interviews and original shows.
Some of the televison programs currently in development include “Alternative Angles,” “Unsigned,” “Fashion Forward,” “Urban Roots” and “In The Garage.”
Cubas identifies with the plight of independent artists as he and Tzeng work to realize the MPTV vision without corporate backing. “We built Music Plus TV from scratch,” says Cubas. “It’s our blood, sweat and tears. I want everyone involved to succeed, including the artists. Especially the artists.”
Music Plus TV is currently accepting short film, music video and demo submissions.