The Batterys Down - Soundtrack

The Battery’s Down is pretty much the Glee of web series. Today the New York-based musical comedy series created by Jake Wilson announced the release of The Battery’s Down: Season 2 Soundtrack on Ghostlight Records. The 21-song album is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and the Ghostlight website, featuring the works of recent Pulitzer Prize-winning Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, along with Michael Arden, Nick Blaemire, Eric Day, Ryann Ferguson, Connor Gallagher, John Hill, Lance Horne, Kirsten Guenther, Steven Jamai and many more. [Ghostlight Records]

The Guild announced that their much rumored Season 4 is now officially picked up by lead sponsor Microsoft. Creator-star Felicia Day is “putting the finishing touches on the script” for the new season, according to their announcement, which will pick up where Season 3 left off. “Pre-production is underway, keeping producer Kim Evey and Streamy Award winning director Sean Becker very busy as cameras are set to roll sometime in May.” [The Guild]

Who Knew? launched this week, a new web series from Yahoo News and Reveille, part of a broader partnership between the two companies. The series takes a quick under 3-minute look at “out-of-the-ordinary facts and information” in a jumpy, graphics heavy primer on a subject. First up was the historical mystery of the Shroud of Turin (below). Toyota Avalon is the lead sponsor. [paidcontent.org]

[On a personal note, I'm going to refrain from direct discussion of this year's Streamy Awards ceremony on Tubefilter News, while the IAWTV and Streamys take a look at what happened with the content and what changes can be made for next year. What I would like to focus on are the shows and talented people behind them that inspire us at Tubefilter to cover this growing industry every day. The road ahead is a bright one and I'm looking forward to following the thriving world of web series and online entertainment. Thank you for reading us and thank you for supporting this growing medium.]