ELEKTRA RECORDS PARTNERS WITH MSG NETWORKS
FOR “FRIDAY NIGHT KNICKS”
EACH MSG NETWORKS FRIDAY NIGHT TELECAST OF KNICKS GAMES THIS SEASON WILL HIGHLIGHT
MUSIC FROM ELEKTRA ARTISTS
PROGRAM BEGINS WITH TONIGHT’S GAME VERSUS THE BROOKLYN NETS FEATURING MUSIC FROM
ALTERNATIVE/POP BAND SAINT MOTEL
UPCOMING “FRIDAY NIGHTS KNICKS” ARTISTS INCLUDE GRAMMY-WINNING GROUP ZAC BROWN BAND, MULTIPLATINUM BAND FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, CHART-TOPPING ALT-ROCKERS KALEO, AND ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER ANDERSON EAST
Elektra Records has partnered with MSG Networks on this season’s “Friday Night Knicks” telecasts. Throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, music from a featured Elektra artist will be intertwined throughout each of the Friday Night Knicks telecasts on MSG Network as well as in promotional spots leading up to the game.
The partnership kicks off tonight with music from LA-based alternative/pop group Saint Motel during the Knicks game versus the Brooklyn Nets. Upcoming “Friday Night Knicks” telecasts will feature music from multiplatinum group Fitz and the Tantrums (Nov 3 vs. Phoenix Suns), chart-topping alt-rockers Kaleo (Nov. 17 at Toronto Raptors), GRAMMY-winning band Zac Brown Band (Nov. 24 at Atlanta Hawks), and acclaimed singer-songwriter Anderson East (Jan 12 at Minnesota Timberwolves) with more to be announced.
About Elektra Records:
The Elektra Records roster today includes artists such as Zac Brown Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, Kaleo, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Saint Motel, Finish Ticket, and others. Founded in 1950 by music pioneer Jac Holzman, Elektra is one of the most influential and iconic labels in the business, from its origins in traditional folk and ethnic music to launching the careers of such seminal artists as Judy Collins, the Doors, and the Stooges. Defined since its inception by an artist-driven environment, the label has championed a boundary-crossing roster, from the Eagles to Metallica, from Natalie Cole to Missy Elliott. In 2004, with the new independence of Warner Music Group following its sale by Time Warner, Elektra was merged into the Atlantic Records Group and officially relaunched in 2009.
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.