MuchMusic and Rogers Communications bring fans the most exclusive electronic event of the season with ROGERS PRESENTS:

LIVE@MUCH DEADMAU5.  On Tuesday, Dec. 21 fans gather at the Masonic Temple for a one-hour concert experience with the Canadian music phenomenon and electronic artist, deadmau5, kicking off live at 10 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.

Fans who are Rogers Wireless customers can enter now by playing the deadmau5 Game online at and be eligible to win tickets. And one lucky Rogers Wireless customer wins an all expense paid trip for two to Toronto to see the spin master in action. This grand prize includes tickets to the show and a new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone, courtesy of Rogers Communications. The contest closes Dec. 14.

Recently heralded by Rolling Stone in their 2010 Hot List as “Dance music’s biggest new crossover star,” Toronto’s deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse, aka Joel Zimmerman) spent the majority of 2010 touring, and performing in front of hundreds of thousands at major festivals and venues including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Austin City Limits and Treasure Island.

Hear electronic music’s most talked-about artist and producer unveil a wide range of new songs to accompany his roof-raising visual show including “Some Chords,” the deadmau5 vs. Wolfgang Gartner collaboration “Animal Rights” and the new album’s current single “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” featuring a vivacious delivery by vocalist Sofi. deadmau5 also performed at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics during the live medal presentations. His album For Lack of a Better Name scored a JUNO Award for Dance Recording of the Year in 2010, and he’s set to drop his next album, 4×4=12, on December 6 (Ultra Music/EMI).

ROGERS PRESENTS: LIVE@MUCH DEADMAU5 is available online immediately after the show at, and shortly thereafter on Rogers On Demand (Rogers Digital Cable Channel 100), and Rogers on Demand mobile (text MYAPPS to 555 to access this service) . Viewers can catch all the action again when the special repeats on MuchMusic Friday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. ET, and Sunday, Jan. 2 at 1 a.m. ET. To get more access to their favourite artists, Rogers Wireless customers have exclusive access to hundreds of shows nationwide with no service charges through the Wireless Box Office. Visit for details.

The CRTC (Canadian Radio & Television Commission) has denied Muchmusic’s application to decrease the amount of Music Videos it has to play. CTVglobemedia asked the commission to lower the amount of video broadcast from 50% to 25% citing the availablity of these videos on other platforms make the business not as viable as it use to be. They claim the model has changed drastically since the channel launched in 1984.

They wanted to move the channel into more “lifestyle” programming taking a page from it’s sister network MTV. It’s also worth nothing that MTV (MUSIC Television) cannot technically play any music/videos because their licence is currently based on the Talk TV format.

But Senior Vice President of MuchMTV, Brad Schwartz, still expects the change to happen at some point.

That being said the commision did approve Muchmusic’s request to play more films which will continue to air as the “MuchMovie”

Do we care that MuchMusic/MTV don’t play as much music videos anymore considering the availability of them online? Let us know.

MuchMusic ushers out the year with fan favourite HOLIDAY WRAP specials that recap the years best and worst in pop culture. From YOUR TOP 50 PICKS OF 2010 to the TOP 10 MOMENTS OF 2010, and viewer favourites TOP 10 HOTTEST GUYS OF 2010 and TOP 10 HOTTEST GIRLS OF 2010,

MuchMusic takes viewers through the events and people that made 2010 a memorable kickoff to the decade. Not to mention, everyone’s favourite jurors do a recap of their very own in VIDEO ON TRIAL: 20 BEST OF THE WORST. DEGRASSI fans get to see their favourite cast members take a journey to the other side of the world in DEGRASSI IN INDIA. The holiday fun begins Monday, Dec. 20, exclusively on MuchMusic. See below for a full list of HOLIDAY WRAP programming.

“MuchMusic’s Holiday Wrap is a time-honoured tradition – just like mistletoe, guilt trips from grandma, and hangovers,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “This year, Much delivers viewers sizzling holiday programming by recapping the hottest music videos, hottest people, and hottest moments of 2010.”


MuchMusic’s Holiday Programming:



Runs Monday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. ET (60 min.)

Marathon airs Sunday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET (5 hours)

Brush up on 2010’s video hits as MuchMusic plays the picks for the Top 50 Music videos of the past year.



Premieres Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. ET (60 min.)

The brutally honest jurors stack up the 20 best-of-the-worst videos of 2010 and then tear them down! Whether it’s Gaga, Usher, Ke$ha, Eminem, Katy, Taylor, or Glambert, no artist can escape this judgment day!



Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET (60 min.)

Much looks back at what went down in 2010, re-living and recounting the events that changed lives. From Canada’s Winter Olympic gold rush, to the MMVAs, to how Canada’s music scene came together to support the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, 2010 truly had it all, and it’s all on tape! 



Premieres Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. ET (30 min.)

Beauty, talent, and of course those sculpted abs, these guys are the full package. MuchMusic holds its annual countdown of the Top 10 hottest guys of the year. Tune in to see who made the list of boys who drove everyone wild in 2010.



Premieres Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)

Talented beauties, pop stars, and luscious babes – it’s the ultimate Top 10 Hottest girls of 2010. MuchMusic brings viewers their favorite A-listers who left us breathless in 2010. ‬



Premieres Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET (30 min.)

DEGRASSI IN INDIA follows 14 cast members on a real life journey to a tiny village in rural India. They set out to help a community build a school with Free the Children where they are reminded to appreciate their friends, family, and fortunate lives. Watch as DEGRASSI’s Gemini award-winning actors depart on an adventure like no other. Click here to see a sneak peek.



Premieres Friday, Dec. 31 from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. ET (7 hours)

Party with Much and seven hours of commercial free music videos to celebrate and ring in the New Year.

MuchMusic and Rogers join forces to deliver fans a front row seat to one of the hottest stars in the world with ROGERS PRESENTS: MUCHMUSIC’S LIVE IN NYC WITH DRAKE.

The 90-minute concert special, shot during one of Drake’s recent sold out performances at Radio City Music Hall, premieres Wednesday, November 24 at 10 p.m. ET exclusively in Canada on MuchMusic.

Showing their love for Canada’s biggest export, MuchMusic and Rogers sent 50 of Drake’s biggest fans to NYC for a sold out show on his Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour. The lucky 50 also met the superstar backstage. 

Drake performs songs from his latest album Thank Me Later with special guests Birdman, J. Cole, Mack Maine, Trey Songz, Tyga, and more.

Following the Much premiere, the special is also available on demand at and on Rogers On Demand. Rogers Wireless customers also have exclusive access to hundreds of shows nationwide with no service charges through the Wireless Box Office. Visit for details.

The Toronto-born actor and recording artist has become the fastest rising newcomer in hip-hop, scoring two Grammy® nods before the release of his debut album. Despite not being signed to a label, his first single “Best I Ever Had” reached #1 on Billboard Rap Charts and #2 on Billboard Hot 100.

After an intense bidding war, Drake signed with Aspire/Cash Money/Young Money, and released his highly anticipated debut album Thank Me Later in June. This year Drake took home his first two JUNO Awards and won two MuchMusic Video Awards. Drake headlined his first major solo tour this year, which sold out venues across U.S., Europe, and Canada. 

MuchMusic has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to television’s hair-raising new drama TEEN WOLF, premiering in Spring 2011. The highly anticipated spin on the classic ‘80s film compliments Much’s youth-driven programming, tackling themes like high school life, love, and the desire to fit in.

“TEEN WOLF is our next smash MuchMusic series,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “Not only do the themes presented in the series speak to our audience, but it’s a hot new thriller with an amazing cast that puts a modern spin on a cult classic.”

TEEN WOLF stars Tyler Posey (BROTHERS AND SISTERS), as the newly bitten werewolf Scott McCall. Also cast are Dylan O’Brien as his best friend ‘Stiles,’ Crystal Reed is the mysterious new girl in town, and Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition) as the older and dangerous werewolf.

Always an outsider and often unnoticed, Scott yearns to be recognized in a way that takes him out of his typical state of high school anonymity. When his best friend convinces him to go into the woods one night to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness. Narrowly escaping an attack with a vicious bite in his side, the next day brings strange surprises for Scott at school, thus changing his life forever.

TEEN WOLF is a co-production with MTV and MGM. The pilot was directed by Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) and written by Jeff Davis (creator of CRIMINAL MINDS). Executive Producers include Davis, Marty Adelstein (PRISON BREAK) and Michael Thorn of Lost Marbles TV, and René Echevarria (MEDIUM).

Get ready to fiesta as the 2010 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS air live from Madrid on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. ET exclusively on MuchMore.

The party is packed with star-studded performances by Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Miley Cyrus, and hot presenters Emily Osment and JERSEY SHORE’s Pauly D. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Eva Longoria brings her Latina sizzle across the pond to host Europe’s hottest night in music.

The party goes viral as Canadian pop phenomenon and social networking maverick Justin Bieber acts as the official MTV EMA 2010 digital host. Tweeting and interacting live with Canadian fans watching the MTV EMAs online at, Bieber brings viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes action.

Fans can hear Justin’s live take on the show, take polls, read the official live-blog and log-in to their own Twitter and Facebook accounts to join the conversation while watching the show. The web viewing experience also delivers exclusive backstage interviews as well as a bevy of MTV EMAs surprises.

MuchMore also brings viewers four back-to-back EMA HOT LIST 2010 specials leading into the MTV EMAs broadcast, featuring a comprehensive look at all the award categories. Each hour is hosted by a different artist: Usher, Ke$ha, Jared Leto, and Mika.

Fans can also watch all the music mania as the 2010 MTV EMAs stream live at Catch a primetime encore presentation of the show on Monday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMore.

Please see below for complete list of performers, presenters and nominees in major categories.




Bon Jovi 

Katy Perry 


Kid Rock 

Kings of Leon 

Linkin Park 

Miley Cyrus 

Plan B 



Dizzie Rascal



Emily Osment 


Johnny Knoxville 

The Dudesons




Best Rock                      

Kings Of Leon                  

Linkin Park                            

Thirty Seconds to Mars         


Ozzy Osbourne                  


Best Alternative




Vampire Weekend 

Arcade Fire


Best Pop                               

Lady Gaga                              


Katy Perry                             

Miley Cyrus                            



Best Hip Hop 



Kanye West 

Lil Wayne 

Snoop Dogg


Best Live Act                  

Bon Jovi                               

Lady Gaga                              


Kings of Leon                  

Linkin Park                            


Best Song 

Usher OMG 

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls 

Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie 

Rihanna – Rude Boy 

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance


Best Male                              


Justin Bieber                          


Enrique Iglesias                       

Kanye West                             


Best Female 

Lady Gaga 

Katy Perry 

Miley Cyrus 




Best New Act                   



Jason Derulo                           

Plan B                                 

Justin Bieber                          


Best Video 

Thirty Seconds to Mars – Kings and Queens 

Katy Perry – California Gurls 

Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone 

Plan B – Prayin’ 

Eminem feat Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie


Best Push Act                  


Alexandra Burke                                

Jason Derulo                   

Justin Bieber                  

Selena Gomez and The Scene     


The Drums

Professor Green


Mike Posner 

Best World Stage Performance 

Green Day


Thirty Seconds to Mars 

Katy Perry


Tokio Hotel

MuchMusic brings fans up close and personal with multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Swift for a live interview on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. ET.

In the live one-hour show TAYLOR SWIFT, she talks with 10 fans and MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor about her new album Speak Now, her impressive four GRAMMY Awards®, and her life as a musician and moving out on her own. But that’s not all.

Fans who want to be part of the action can come down to the corner of Queen and John Streets in Toronto as the pop media darling greets the fans outside of MuchMusic’s street level studio.

Taylor’s Speak Now album was released just this week, and is earning substantial critical acclaim. Rolling Stone gave the disc an impressive 4 Stars, writing: “People like to fixate on Taylor Swift’s youth, as if to say, yeah, she’s pretty good for her age. But that just begs a question: Where are all the older people who are supposedly making better pop records than Taylor Swift? There aren’t any.”

The 20-year old singer-songwriter has sold more than 13 million records and is guaranteed to  build upon that success  with the anticipated success of her third album Speak Now, in stores now. Her hit song “Mine” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs Chart and at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon release. “Mine” currently sits at #3 on the MUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN.

MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor teams up with Plan Canada in support of Pakistani flood relief efforts. Accompanied by CP24’s Matte Babel, the duo hosts Mohabbat: A Benefit for Pakistan on Thursday, October 14 at 8 p.m. ET at Toronto’s This Is London (364 Richmond St. W.). All proceeds go to Plan Canada’s Pakistan Relief Program, in support of more than 20 million victims of Pakistan’s worst flood in recent history.

The event, organized by Taylor, Caroline Shaheed of, and Jonathan Ramos of Union Events, features exclusive performances by MTV’s resident DJ Johnny Hockin, Maseo of de la Soul, and Mayer Hawthorne, among other special guests. The evening also features a silent auction with more than 50 items up for bid including Toronto Raptors autographed shoes and tickets, concert tickets, jewelry, artwork and much more. A minimum donation of $20 is appreciated at the door. 

“It’s easy to forget how lucky we are living in Canada, and I felt a responsibility to take action,” said MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor. “I hope my partnership inspires others to make a difference for those who need it.” 

For more event information on Mohabbat: A Benefit for Pakistan please go to: or To make a donation, please click here.

MuchMusic invites fans to join the WE DAY festivities, by celebrating the powerful youth movement with their favourite We Day supporters.

This Thursday, Sept. 30, after WE DAY at the Air Canada Centre, fans can head down to MuchMusic’s Queen St. HQ parking lot for a We Day after party from 5 – 6 p.m. ET. MuchMusic VJs Sarah Taylor, Jesse Giddings, and Liz Trinnear chat with Marc Kielburger, Down With Webster, the cast of MTV’s THE BURIED LIFE, and other WE DAY speakers while they meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos, and talk about how youth are making a difference.

For viewers who cannot make it to the party, tune into MuchMusic for live coverage throughout the hour.

For more information on WE DAY, visit or


Summer may be almost over, but things are not cooling down as MuchMusic announced its new slate of fall premieres, specials, and returning faves.

September heats up with sizzling premieres like the Upper East side’s GOSSIP GIRL (September 13), which now has a new, exclusive home on MuchMusic!

Fans that can’t wait to see S and B in Paris can catch a sneak peak of the first episode on September 12.

Viewers can also hit the books next month alongside the cheer squad at Lancer University in the catty new Ashley Tisdale series HELLCATS (September 10).

MuchMusic delivers the hottest, exclusive music specials, bringing fans the highly-anticipated return of Kanye West to the scene of the Taylor Swift crime with the 2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (September 12). And honouring the best in Canadian music today, viewers can watch the coolest artists on the POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2010 (September 25) exclusively on MuchMusic.

Fan favourites also return and keep viewers glued to their couch. Get right back into a Vampire love triangle with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (September 10) and return to the gym with Season 2 of MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (September 15). The series searching for the next big thing – the recently renamed DISCOVERED (formerly called DISBAND) – returns in November. VIDEO ON TRIAL, MY DATE WITH…, and BORN TO BE all continue with new episodes. Finally, MuchMusic brings back the live party with a brand new flagship show featuring the hottest performances, interviews with A-list celebs, and the latest music videos, in front of a live audience in a newly renovated HD street-front studio at 299 Queen in Toronto (October).


MuchMusic Premieres


DEGRASSI – **New Episodes**

Season 10 Returns in October

One of Canada’s top young adult series returns for a second semester. The first half of Season 10 brought big changes to the students when new rivals, new friends, and a shift in the school’s hierarchy shook up every relationship. And the year is only getting started. Fans can catch DEGRASSI when it returns in October, airing once a week, exclusively on MuchMusic.


GOSSIP GIRL – ** MuchMusic Exclusive Series **

Season 4 Premieres Monday, September 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Catch a special sneak peek of the first episode after the MTV VMAs on Sunday, September 12 at 11 p.m. ET

GOSSIP GIRL is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens that learn all the important news and gossip from the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, blogger Gossip Girl. Upper East Side’s elite are back for a much-anticipated fourth season. Serena (Blake Lively) and Blair’s (Leighton Meester) fabulous summer vacation in Paris is interrupted by a mysterious visitor, the aftermath from Georgia’s (Michelle Trachtenberg) return to Manhattan, and the ultimate fate of bad boy Chuck (Ed Westwick) is discovered.


HELLCATS – ** New Series**

Premieres Friday, September 10 at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

Premieres Wednesday, September 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on /A\

Hell hath no fury like a cheerleader scorned. After Marti Perkins’ (Alyson Michalka, Bandslam) scholarship comes to a screeching halt, she finds herself competing for a spot on Lancer University’s cheer squad to rectify her financial setback. Marti finds herself going toe-to-toe with the competitive, peppy, and fierce cheer captain Savannah Moore (Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical). The squad must work together despite the drama to win the national title and be atop of cheerleading supremacy, and Marti has to give it all she has to make her dreams come true.


MuchMusic Specials



Premieres Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET

VMA Red Carpet Special at 8 p.m. ET

Broadcasting live from the infamous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the 27th annual MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS is sure to be all A-list, with an already star-studded performance lineup including Canadians Drake and Justin Bieber, as well as Eminem, Florence + The Machine, and the man who went down in VMA history last season, Kanye West. Comedienne Chelsea Handler hosts. The always controversial award show promises to pull out all of the stops and go down as an epic night in music history. Tune in to see the stars duke it out for their chance to take home a Moonman.



Exclusive TV Broadcast on Saturday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET

Live stream of the event on, Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET 

The POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is one of the most coveted awards in Canadian music

and MuchMusic helps celebrate its 5th anniversary at the legendary Masonic Temple in

Toronto. A group of esteemed music journalists, broadcasters, and music bloggers reveal the winner of the $20,000 prize for the best full-length Canadian album. The 10 shortlist nominees for the 2010 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE are: The Besnard Lakes, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, Dan Mangan, Karkwa, Owen Pallett, Radio Radio, The Sadies, Shad, and Tegan and Sara. All 10 nominees perform in what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night for Canadian music.


Returning Favourites


BORN TO BE – **New Episodes **

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET

From humble roots to world chart domination, this in-depth career capsulizer exposes the gritty details, life events, and character traits behind the best selling artists in the biz.  Each episode features performance highlights along with news, interviews, and video clips from Much’s extensive archive that showcase the pinnacle moments in the artist’s life. Find out the real story behind artists like Kings Of Leon, Metric, Selena Gomez, and Eminem from the people that knew them before they were famous.


DISCOVERED (formerly known as DISBAND)

Season 3 premieres in November

MuchMusic’s Gemini-nominated breakout series DISCOVERED (formerly known as DISBAND) may have a new name but still delivers the same rock ‘n roll goods. Each episode puts aspiring bands through a rock star boot camp and teaches them the ins and outs of the music biz. A panel of industry experts hold each artists fate in their hands and determines if they have what it takes to be DISCOVERED. Past seasons have catapulted bands such as San Sebastian, Stereos, These Kids Wear Crowns, and Abandon All Ships to stardom. The slate of 10 new artists chosen for Season 3 to be announced soon.


MAKE IT OR BREAK IT – ** Returning Series **

Premieres Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET

MAKE IT OR BREAK IT is a dramatic series that focuses on the lives of teen Olympic gymnastic hopefuls in training for the big event. The show, set in the world of competitive gymnastics, follows a group of gymnasts training at the top-notch Rock Mountain Gymnastic Training Center, known as The Rock. In Season 2, the girls continue to get ‘gym nasty’ and take the competition to France where they face their greatest adversary while trying to make their Olympic dreams come true.




Sundays at 6 p.m. ET

Now in a special 2 hour format, MuchMusic brings back a newly revamped video countdown, showcasing the hottest tracks each and every week.  Chart-topping videos air every Sunday as the competition for the number one spot heats up.


MY DATE WITH… – **New Episodes **

Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET

MuchOriginal series MY DATE WITH… sends one lucky fan away for a dream date with their favourite artist or celeb. Just when it couldn’t get better, the viewer and their friend get a full day of rock star treatment and plenty of pampering in preparation for the big meet. New episodes feature dates with Adam Lambert, Shawn Desman, and two lucky winners get a trip of a lifetime to Thailand for a date with Elise Estrada. 


ONE TREE HILL – Season 7 ** Returning Series **

Premieres Wednesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. ET

The quest for love, success, and happiness continues for the residents of Tree Hill, NC. Season 7 promises to bring plenty of drama, sex, scandals, and dreams trying to be fulfilled. Nathan (James Lafferty) continues to pursue his ambitions of making it to the NBA, while Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) copes with her depression.



THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – ** Returning Series **

Season 2 Premieres Friday, September 10 at 9 p.m. ET

Premieres Thursday, September 9 at 8 p.m. ET on /A\

She’s back! The one and only Katherine Pierce, (Nina Dobrev, DEGRASSI) returns to Mystic Falls. The beautiful and ruthless Katherine stirred up a whole heap of trouble last season which turned the life of her doppelganger, the sweet and innocent Elena, upside down. After impersonating Elena and kissing Damon, her love interest Stefan’s villainous brother, Katherine also murdered Elena’s uncle Jonathan Gilbert. The consequences of Katherine’s reign of havoc are sure to be revealed as Stefan and Damon face a villain more evil and diabolical than anyone ever imagined.


VIDEO ON TRIAL – **New Episodes **

Mondays at 10 p.m. ET

The most brutally honest judges in pop culture are back to discuss, dissect, and degrade today’s hottest music videos in an all-new season of VIDEO ON TRIAL. This no holds barred MuchOriginal series features comedian guest jurors who give scathing reviews of five music videos each episode. No celebrity is safe from these tough critics. Beware Britney Spears.