Recording Academy Debuts 'On Location' Music & Travel Series
"I love to travel to hear different kinds of music." — Nina Simone
With the High Priestess of Soul's wise words in mind, the Recording Academy has launched On Location, a new digital travel series that will take viewers on the road to explore some of America's most musical cities.
Hosted by songwriter and "explorer at heart" Charlie Travers, each installment will take a deep dive into the music, culture, venues and, of course, the people inhabiting some of America's music hubs — all with the goal of finding out what makes these cities tick.
The series' debut episode takes viewers on a joyride through the colorful city of Miami, and features as all-star line-up of Miami-based artists including singer Amara La Negra, rapper Trina, DJ/producer Walshy Fire, and Recording Academy Florida Chapter Governor Lauren “LoLo” Reskin.
"The idea of music creators being inspired and influenced by their travels is certainly nothing new," says Justin Dwayne Joseph, Recording Academy Editor-In-Chief, Digital Content & Strategy. "This series really taps into the pulse of various destinations and their impact through the eyes of a diverse roster of singers, songwriters, music executives, and notables. We are really proud to share their stories, and put the spotlight on these amazing places."
Future episodes will highlight the music scenes in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Chicago.