Music television

  1. Pepe Aguilar to Rock Genre-Bending MTV Unplugged Set (Exclusive)

    April 11, 2014 7:00 AM EDT TR3s (formerly known as MTV TR3s), usually turns to Latin rock or alternative acts for its MTV Unplugged series. But after a successful foray into regional Mexican territory with Los Tigres del Norte in 2011, the network is once again thinking out ...

  2. Philly Fourth Of July Jam Partners With VH1 on Nat'l Broadcast, Live Streaming

    January 09, 2013 2:32 PM EST America's largest free concert is coming to your house to help you party it down The annual Philly Fourth of July Jam announced today it is partnering with VH1 for exclusive broadcast, digital and live streaming rights. The concert will be av ...

  3. VH1 Launches Artists.VH1 Music Platform

    November 14, 2012 11:18 AM EST VH1 will now offer its own music platform for fans to discover a range of musical genres as artists showcase their tunes on Artists.VH1. Viacom Music Group, the mass media company that owns MTV, VH1 and CMT, is expanding its artist platform on VH1 ...

  4. MTV Expanding, Consolidating Hip-Hop Programming Under 'MTV Jams' Banner

    October 11, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The jams.mtv.com digital hub page, where all of MTV's hip-hop content will live. MTV today announced a new initiative to expand and unify its hip-hop music and lifestyle content across its multiple platforms under the MTV Jams brand. MTV Jams ...

  5. Backbeat: Alabama Shakes Play Tiny NYC Venue for MTV Hive Livestream

    April 17, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Alabama Shakes at the Studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Andrea Radulescu) [ Disclosure: Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, author of this article, was an editor at MTV News from 2004 until 2010. ] The story behind Alabama Shakes ' sudden rise to b ...

  6. MTV Announces 8 New Unplugged Performances With Florence + The Machine, The Civil Wars

    March 29, 2012 11:10 AM EDT MTV is bringing back its storied and award-winning "Unplugged" franchise for 2012, kicking things off with a performance by Florence + the Machine April 8. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performanc ...

  7. Topspin's New Partnership With MTV's Artists.MTV Music Hub Will Expand Company's Footprint

    March 15, 2012 6:31 PM EDT A company built in the 00's to help artists sell and market direct to their fans stands to get a big boost from a 30-plus-year-old company looking to bring artists and fans together: New artists pages to launch at MTV.com will feature direct- ...

  8. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performance Show

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST MTV today announced the launch of an original weekly late-night music talk and performance show called "MTV's Hip-Hop POV," set to debut on Wed., April 11 at midnight. The new show will be filmed in New York and feature five music i ...

  9. Backbeat: Juanes, Colombian Star, Gets TV Special On TR3s

    January 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Juanes prepares for the taping of his first ever MTV Unplugged set in Miami, presenting network Tr3s: MTV Música y Más, is in the midst of producing a behind-the-scenes that chronicles the singer/songwriter's history and rise to fame. The ...

  10. Viacom Announces Partnership With Ustream For Web-Exclusive Content

    December 15, 2011 7:45 AM EST Ustream has struck a web-exclusive content deal with Viacom. The announcement, released today, stated that the home of MTV, VH1, CMT and other media outlets has agreed to stream live, web-exclusive content solely through the live streaming company ...

  11. Backbeat: Kelly Clarkson's VH1 'Unplugged' Taping, VH1 Pres. Tom Calderone Reminisces

    November 10, 2011 1:45 PM EST Label love: Sony execs with Clarkson and VH1's Director of Music & Talent following her "Unplugged" taping. Left to right: Roulie Zouzias (VH1 Director of Music & Talent), Andrew Berkowitz (VP, Artist Relations, Sony Music E ...

  12. 'I Want My MTV' Authors Chat About Channel's Glory Years With Ed Lover, Dave Holmes

    October 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT "I Want My MTV" authors Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks in New York Thursday night (photo: Simona Rabinovitch) "We're here tonight to celebrate a bygone era," said Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of "I Want My MTV: The Uncen ...

  13. Exclusive: Young the Giant Going 'Unplugged'

    October 17, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Young the Giant, the Southern California rock band that performed at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, will be seen in the "Unplugged" setting beginning Nov. 9. They are taping the show Oct. 21 in New York. The band will perform sele ...

  14. Exclusive: J. Cole to Launch MTV2's New Franchise 'Sucker Free Road to Release' Tonight

    September 14, 2011 8:39 AM EDT MTV2 is tonight (Sept. 14) launching "Sucker Free Road to Release," a new franchise chronicling the process behind hip-hop artists' album releases. The first installment will feature J. Cole and the worldwide video premiere of his t ...

  15. MTV's 2011 VMAs Attract Biggest Audience in Network History

    August 29, 2011 6:08 PM EDT With 12.4 million viewers tuning in, the 2011 Video Music Awards scored MTV's biggest audience in the network's history. MTV released its ratings from Nielsen Media on Monday, celebrating its total audience and its record setting ratings ...

  16. Jesus Lara Leaves MTV Tr3s, Marc Zimet Steps Up

    July 29, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Jesus Lara has left his post as Senior Vice President of Music and Talent/Artists Relations for MTV Networks/Latin America and U.S. Based MTV Tr3s. Lara's last day was today (July 29). He leaves the company after seven years to pursue "e ...

  17. Vevo, Fuse Strike Content Deal

    June 28, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While the stalemate between Vevo and MTV continues, Vevo and Fuse have worked out a content sharing and syndication partnership that allows both parties to share content. Most significantly, Fuse will has agreed to syndicate Vevo's online mus ...

  18. David Kines Appointed New MuchFACT Chairman

    March 07, 2011 3:41 PM EST Former Much MTV Group senior vice-president David Kines has been appointed chairman of CTV's MuchFACT, the Canadian music-video funding organization created in 1984 in tandem with the nation's first music video station, MuchMusic. In add ...

  19. Lykke Li to Tape First MTV 'Unplugged' Show of 2011: Billboard Exclusive

    March 03, 2011 7:45 AM EST Swedish singer-songwriter Lyyke Li will tape an episode of "Unplugged" Friday in New York for airing in April on MTV. It is MTV's first "Unplugged" this year. Adele shot an episode of the show for VH1 that premieres Friday ...

  20. Pauly D Inks Deal With MTV For 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's spin-off time. MTV announced Wednesday it signed a deal with "Jersey Shore" disc jockey Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio to star in his own spin-off based on footage filmed of the self-proclaimed "guido" in Sept ...

  21. MTV Taps Los Tigres del Norte For 'Unplugged' Special

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV will tape its first-ever "Unplugged" special featuring a regional Mexican act. "Los Tigres del Norte and Friends: MTV Unplugged" will be produced by MTV TR3s: Musica y Más in partnership with Los Tigres, perhaps the most ic ...

  22. MTV Unveils New Music Discovery Product

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST As first reported in Billboard last month, MTV unveiled the beta launch of its music discover product, the MTV Music Meter. The Music Meter is a way to track which bands are showing the most activity on various types of social media, focused on up ...

  23. MTV Announces Dates For 2011 VMAs

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV has announced dates for its 2011 award shows. The music network says the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EDT. The MTV Movie Awards, its in 20th year, is set to air live on Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ...

  24. Germans To Pay For MTV

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Germany will only be available via pay-TV from Jan. 1, 2011. MTV Networks Germany's channel will shift from free-to-air access to all major German operators' digital subscription packages. The sister music channel VIVA will remain on ...

  25. 5 Top TV Music Events This Fall

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Summer is traditionally the dead zone for TV ratings thanks to a combination of repeats and more hours of daylight. (Seriously-daylight savings time? Bad for farmers and for TV executives.) But with the arrival of fall, TV gets back into its groov ...

  26. Lagos To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lagos in Nigeria has been selected as the host city of this year's MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). It will be the second time in three years that the awards have taken place in Nigeria, following the inaugural MAMAs, which was held in Abuja ...

  27. MTV To Sell Ads On WMG Digital Platforms

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has tapped MTV Music Group to sell advertising on all its digital platforms. The deal includes all WMG artist-branded websites, music videos (such as its custom YouTube channel), mobile services and other digital initiatives in ...

  28. MTV Sites Intro Artist-Focused Channels

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks wants to establish its Web properties as the go-to outlets for fans to track all of their favorite artists’ social media activities. The company today will introduce channels on MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com under the brand "Poste ...

  29. MTV, OurStage Partner To Promote Rising Artists

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks is teaming up with OurStage to help promote new artists. Under the deal, MTV will showcase artists that rise to the top of OurStage's voting process on its various TV shows and other platforms. From the release: To kick off the i ...

  30. MTV Australia To Replace VH1, 2010 Awards Off

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Australia is poised to switch on a new, retro channel in the place of VH1. The music TV broadcaster has also decided to place its annual awards gala on ice. The MTV Classic channel will be ushered in May 1 on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus pay-T ...

  31. Viewers To Program Music Choice's SWRV Network

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music and video network Music Choice is going the crowd-sourcing route with a new music video network called SWRV. The network lets viewers decide which music video will play next by sending in their vote from either a mobile phone or computer. It ...

  32. MTV Nabs Rights To Michael Jackson Documentary

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks has acquired the exclusive U.S. television rights to the posthumous documentary "Michael Jackson's This Is It." The concert movie did well at the box office and should prove of high interest to viewers of MTV, whose air ...

  33. MTV Reveals Best U.K. New Act Nominations

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock band Florence and the Machine, rapper Tinchy Stryder and pop act La Roux have been named nominees in the 2009 best U.K. and Ireland new act category for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). Girl group the Saturdays and pop act Pixie Lott a ...

  34. MTVNLA Opens Colombia Office

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. Headed by country manager Christian Prada, who formerly represented Televisa Networks in Colombia, the office will handle ad sales, affiliate sales and marketing for MTV, VH1, ...

  35. MTV Snags Global Jay-Z Premiere

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV has got the exclusive for the global premiere of the new Jay-Z video "Run This Town," featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. The video will debut on Aug. 20 at 8pm EST across all MTV properties including MTV, MTV2, MTVu, MTV Tr3s, MTV Hit ...

  36. First MTV Africa Music Awards Performers Named

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South African Afro-soul performer Lira tops the performers bill for the second MTV Africa Music Awards, taking place Oct. 10 at the Kasarani Indoor Stadium, Nairobi. Lira, who was crowned female artist of the year at this year's South African ...

  37. MTV Latin America Unveils New Web Site

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America has launched a new Web site, mtvmusica.com . Sponsored by Samsung, the site is centered around a music video library that includes hits as well as classic videos and live performance clips (such as MTV Unplugged and Premios MTV). ...

  38. MTV Networks Expands HD Service

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Germany, Hungary and Switzerland have become the latest territories to launch the international high-definition service from MTV Networks International (MTVNI), MTVNHD. The service will be hosted by Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Hello HD in Hungary ...

  39. Latin Briefs: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, MTV, 'Descarga'

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have canceled their headlining performance at Central Park’s SummerStage July 11, to be replaced by Calle 13. According to a statement from Cadillacs management, the cancellation came as a result of having to reschedule t ...

  40. Bryan Ferry Honored At Russian Awards

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Roxy Music frontman and solo artist Bryan Ferry was honored at the seventh Muz-TV awards, organized by the Muz-TV channel, held at the Olympiyski sports center in Moscow. Pop-singer Sergei Lazarev picked up the best male artist award, beating last ...

  41. Latin Briefs: Orfeon, LAMC, Flakiss

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Mexican independent label Orfeon has secured worldwide digital distribution through IODA. Orfeon’s catalog includes Agustin Lara, Celia Cruz, Pedro Infante and many other heritage acts in such genres as cumbia, tejano, vallenato and salsa. The la ...

  42. Kenya To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kenya will host the second MTV Africa Music Awards on Oct. 10, 2009. The announcement was made in Nairobi by MTV Networks Africa and telecommunications company Zain, which is again the sole sponsor of the pan-African awards. The inaugural MAMAs to ...

  43. MTV Australia Awards Show Goes Global

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Australia's flagship awards night will score a global audience after it was selected to premiere on the music TV network's new World Stage platform. The March 27 Vodafone MTV Australia Awards 2009 will be fed into the international W ...

  44. Seatwave Strikes Camden Crawl, MTV Deals

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Secondary ticketing service Seatwave will be the official fan-to-fan ticket exchange for Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009. One week after announcing sturdy growth in year-end figures (Billboard.biz, March 5), the London-based company has confirmed it wil ...

  45. Digital Briefs: MTV, AT&T, Diddy

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - MTV's president of global digital media Mika Salmi reportedly is leaving the company at the end of the month. His position will not be filled. - MTV and ISP AT&T have joined forces to bring exclusive content from MTV's archives to ...

  46. MTV Australia Awards Show Confirmed

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Vodafone MTV Australia Awards will be held March 27 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on the city's Darling Harbour. Big-game U.S.-based MTV producer Alex Coletti will take the helm of this year's show, heading up a prod ...

  47. CMT Awards Set For June

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The CMT Music Awards, which honor the best country music videos, will take place June 17. While the location has not yet been revealed, the show will be broadcast live on CMT and CMT.com . Host, venue and ticket information will be announced at a ...

  48. MTV One Unveils 2009 Shows

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV One, MTV U.K.'s main channel, will screen a Pete Doherty documentary early next year as part of its new line-up of original programming and acquisitions. "Pete Doherty In 24 Hours" follows the Babyshambles singer as he prepares ...

  49. Viacom Cuts Hit MTV Tr3s

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST This week’s announcement of 850 job cuts at Viacom did not leave two-year-old bilingual channel MTV Tr3s unscathed. Among those let go was Michael Galbe, VP of music and talent for MTV Tr3s; “Karlifornia” host Karli Henriquez; director of integrat ...

  50. Berlin To Host 2009 MTV EMAs

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled Berlin as the city that will host the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Nov. 5. It will be the fourth time that the awards ceremony, which is broadcast on MTV across Europe and screened in the U.S., has ...

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