The first Paste Studio was literally a closet. In 2006, during the Paste Rock ‘n Reel music and movies festival, we invited artists to come record a few acoustic songs in our office. I remember hearing Brandi Carlile’s voice making a mockery of what I thought was a fairly solid wood door and becoming a lifelong fan in that instant. There was no room for cameras, no room for a band, just a small window to an equally small control room for audio recordings.
We eventually converted one of our offices into a proper studio and began filming on a bigger stage. But it wasn’t until we moved the operations to New York in October 2015 to shoot daily sessions that things really took off. Now our New York team films more than 40 intimate live performances each month, in addition to the Daytrotter sessions in Davenport. All of these sessions are streamed live on our YouTube and Facebook pages.
Today, we celebrate the 1,000-session mark with Matt and Kim. The Brooklyn duo will make their first stop to the Paste Studio in the Manhattan Center at 2:30pm ET, and you can watch live below:
Paste videos have been viewed more than 100 million times via PasteMagazine.com, YouTube and Facebook. Notable Paste Sessions in the studio and on location include Alabama Shakes, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Courtney Barnett, The Civil Wars, Dawes, First Aid Kit, Grace VanderWaal, Indigo Girls, Jason Isbell, Jon Batiste, Julien Baker, Kamasi Washington, Lake Street Dive, Lord Huron, Lucius, The Lumineers, Mac DeMarco, Nathanial Rateliff, Of Monsters and Men, Phoebe Bridgers, Puddles Pity Party, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Steve Martin, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes and The Zombies, along with countless interviews and stand-up comedy acts.
You can stream all the sessions on the Paste Music & Daytrotter App or search for any artist right here at Paste.