Elliott Wilson’s Interview Series with Myspace is ‘CRWN’-worthy

/ Nov 5, 2013


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Elliott Wilson’s new interview series “CRWN presented by Myspace” doesn’t reinvent the art of the on-stage interview, but has managed to tap a lucrative format — both in viewership and concept. The show, which premiered earlier this fall and is produced by WatchLOUD, tacks together a documentary-style interview format and live event that gives music artists a chance at an off-the-cuff conversation that is more natural than promotional.

And bringing big names like Drake and Macklemore has certainly amped up the viewership of the episodes, despite their exhaustive length. In fact, this is where “CRWN” struggles most — a slow pace and overstretched timeline makes the interviews a bit daunting to watch. Not to mention committing to watch an hour-long interview presents a potential challenge for any viewer who’s not a super-fan of the artist. “CRWN” might be able to carry the viewer through the entire episode, though, given that the show’s style feels very TEDx in nature and is paired with a live event, which builds a palpable air excitement.

“CRWN,” to date, has only released two interviews, sectioned off into three episodes per interview. Despite Elliott Wilson’s extensive background interviewing people, the conversations often seem to spiral in unplanned directions, though that perhaps contributes to the authentic, raw vibe that “CRWN” seems to be going for.

The music element, aside from the talent and discussion around their latest projects, is also completely missing from the series in what might be a major oversight to the programming.

The show has promise and is tracking well with viewership so clearly Wilson is onto something crown-worthy.

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