Music

If you’ve never seen DJ Earworm’s annual mashup of the Top 25 songs on Billboard then you must watch the following video.

MTV in Canada has teamed up with Rogers Wireless to bring fans the ultimate access to their favourite artists, music, and MTV content. Rogers Presents MTV Live at The Concert Hall, featuring Panic at the Disco and Sam Roberts, is the first in a series of exclusive live events. Taped for two separate television specials, Rogers Presents MTV Live at The Concert Hall: Sam Roberts premieres Saturday, May 24 at 12 midnight ET on CTV. Rogers Presents MTV Live at The Concert Hall: Panic at the Disco premieres the following week on CTV.

Taped at MTV’s legendary Masonic Temple, Rogers Presents MTV Live at The Concert Hall with Panic at the Disco and Sam Roberts is the first of a series of concert events exclusive to MTV fans, CTV viewers and Rogers Wireless customers.

The 30-minute television special is supported with a dedicated microsite at mtv.ca/concerthall, which features artist bios, images, and videos.

Taped May 15, MTV in Canada launched a multi-platform broadcast and online campaign to support the concert. MTV Live, MTV in Canada’s flagship interactive series, featured performance highlights in the weeks following the event, and Rogers Wireless customers can access select tracks from the concert beginning May 23.

— Alanis Morissette, Finger Eleven, Jully Black, Elise Estrada, State of Shock, Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo and Kreesha Turner headline exclusive concert at the historic Masonic Temple in Toronto on March 7 —

CTVglobemedia’s CHUM Radio Division announced today details for CHUM Radio Fanfest during Canadian Music Week on Friday, March 7 at Toronto’s historic Masonic Temple. The inaugural Fanfest concert will be an annual marquee event to highlight Canadian Music Week. The event celebrates Canadian talent, from the country’s established superstars to emerging artists. This year’s lineup includes performances by Finger Eleven, Alanis Morissette, Jully Black, Brian Melo, Kreesha Turner, Elise Estrada and State Of Shock. Leveraging the influence of CHUM Radio’s top-rated stations across the country, the CHUM Radio Fanfest concert has attracted an all-star lineup.

The only way to obtain tickets is by winning exclusive VIP passes from one of CHUM Radio’s contemporary hit music stations across Canada. Participating stations include Canada’s most popular radio station, 104.5 CHUM FM in Toronto, Vancouver’s No. 1 Hit Music station The Beat, Kool FM in Victoria, Energy 101.5 in Calgary, The Bounce in Edmonton, Q94 FM in Winnipeg, Energy FM in Peterborough, Ont., Kool FM in Kitchener, Ont., FLY FM in Kingston, Ont., BOB FM in Ottawa, and C100 FM in Halifax.

“This invite-only event will be the hottest ticket during an already action-packed Canadian Music Week. We are thrilled to celebrate Canadian music and give the fans a night they’ll never forget,” said Rob Farina, Vice-President of Programming for CTVglobemedia’s Radio Division. “The popularity of this event is a testament to radio’s continuing role in making homegrown stars and breaking hits.”

Winners must be 19 years of age. Tune in to local CHUM Radio stations for more details on how to win VIP passes.

March 7

Monday, January 14
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET – “Diary of Enrique Iglesias” *New*

Filmed in the direct narrative documenting style that viewers have come to love, the “Diary of Enrique Iglesias” follows the international Latin singer as he goes on tour in Europe in support of his latest album. Hundreds of screaming female fans? Hickies on stage? All in a days work for Enrique Iglesias. Hear the behind-closed-doors conversations and interactions that you would normally never have the opportunity to hear and find out what it’s really like to be one of the most popular singers in the world.

Live from Munich and hosted by Snoop Dogg, the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007” promises to be one of the biggest award shows of the year.

With performances from Mika, Nicole Scherzinger, Will.I.Am and Avril Lavigne, you won’t want to miss the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007” and MTV.ca is the only place you can watch them live.

To catch the prime time television broadcast, tune into MuchMusic at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, November 1 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. ET on MTV

Funny man Jimmy Kimmel returns as host of the 2007 American Music Awards, broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on A-Channel (visit achannel.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The three-hour, star studded event is the first to be broadcast live from L.A.’s newly constructed Nokia Theatre.

Nominations for the 2007 American Music Awards see Canada’s punk-princess Avril Lavigne, fresh off her performance on Canadian Idol this summer, nominated for “Favourite Female Artist” and Canadian rock royalty Nickleback receiving a nod for “Favourite Band, Duo or Group”. Leading the pack with three nominations each are chart-toppers Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Linkin Park and Daughtry. Following close behind are Akon, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flats, T.I and Bone-Thugs-And-Harmony nabbing two nominations each. Rihanna and Maroon 5, who also graced the Idol stage this summer, both received nominations along with Timbaland, Fergie and John Mayer.

The “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007” are set to explode on November 1 and now Canadians can catch all of the action as MTV and MuchMusic join forces to bring Europe’s biggest music event to Canada on television and online.

Canadians have two ways to watch the EMAs: the prime-time broadcast airs on MuchMusic, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET; hard-core fans who need their fix live can go to MTV.ca to see the show direct from Munich’s OlympiaHalle at 4 p.m. ET.

Hosted by hip hop’s finest, Snoop Dog, the EMAs promise to be one of the most exhilarating nights in music for 2007. The line-up for this year’s show is already a hot list of international stars and more performers are still to be announced.

Confirmed to date are Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas and Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer Nicole Scherzinger (performing together for the first time) along with Avril Lavigne, Foo Fighters, Mika and My Chemical Romance. Complete details on the 2007 EMAs including nominee bios, photos, videos and latest news visit MTV.ca/ema. Immediately following the prime-time television broadcast, the EMAs will be available on-demand at MTV.ca/ema.

Justin Timberlake dominates the EMAs as he goes up for the Video Star Award for “What Goes Around”, Headliner Award, Ultimate Urban Act and Solo Artist of 2007. Amy Winehouse, Avril Lavigne, Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Nelly Furtado and Rihanna all have three nominations each.

It’s the battle of the females as Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, and Rihanna join Justin Timberlake in the fight for the coveted best Solo Artist of 2007, while the guys in Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy wrestle it out for the Rock Out Award.

Having just triumphed to the top of the charts with his album Graduation, Kanye West puts his gloves back on and returns to the ring for a second round with Justice. Nominated for the Video Star Award with “Stronger”, Kanye will go up against Justice for the second time at the EMAs. Following last year’s defeat, will Kanye be able to even out the score and take the Video Star trophy?

Presenters confirmed for the night include 2001 EMA winner Craig David, Depeche Mode front man Dave Gahan, pop punksters Good Charlotte, British songstress Joss Stone, REM megastar Michael Stipe, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, producer and frontman Wyclef Jean, Olympic tennis champ Boris Becker and soccer legend Oliver Kahn.

This year, Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins add their personal twist as the events unfold throughout the evening from their exclusive bar at the EMAs. Grohl and Hawkins will give the audience a peep in to the behind the scenes news from the winners, presenters and guests, and will provide a perfect foil for Host Snoop Dogg.

CTV Secures Broadcast Rights to Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis
(June 4, 2007)

– Live Earth Coming 7/7/07 from All 7 Continents on CTV –
– Organizers partner with CTV, Same Broadcaster that Delivered Historic Live 8 in 2005 –
– CTV Joins Worldwide Broadcast Consortium, Including NBC, BBC, NHK and others –

Toronto (June 4, 2007) – CTV has acquired the broadcast rights to Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis, a series of 9 incredible concerts, spanning 7 continents over a 24-hour period, taking place on 7/7/07 around the world. The announcement was made today by Susanne Boyce, CTV President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group who executed the deal with Kevin Wall, Live Earth Founder and Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer.

With the announcement, CTV joins an international movement that will bring together more than 100 music artists and two billion people worldwide in an effort to combat the climate crisis (see “About Live Earth,” below).

“We are thrilled that CTV has stepped up in Canada to answer Live Earth’s SOS call,” said Wall. “Live Earth is about engaging a critical mass of people to tackle the climate crisis, and CTV’s coverage of Live Earth ensures that Canadians will be able to tune in to the concerts, join the SOS movement, and take action against the climate crisis.”

“If it’s important to Canadians, then it’s paramount to CTV,” said Boyce. “Live Earth is music with a message and for CTV, a perfect fit with our strategy to provide the most relevant programming available to our audience. CTV is now building the most effective plan to bring the Live Earth message home to Canadians in every corner of our country.”

CTV confirms that it is now planning unprecedented coverage and promotional support across its conventional stations and specialty services. In addition, MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic and CHUM Radio were part of the CTV bid and as a result, additional coverage will be seen and heard across these platforms. A full broadcast plan will be announced shortly.

Live Earth features performances from some of the world’s biggest music headliners, including Madonna, Bon Jovi, The Police, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, John Mayer, Faith Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Duran Duran and many others.

Live Earth becomes the second major international concert event that will be broadcast on CTV within the course of the first week of July. Earlier this year, CTV was named official

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Canadian broadcaster of “The Concert for Diana,” airing live from London on CTV in Canada and around the world on July 1 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

With today’s announcement, CTV joins some of the world’s pre-eminent broadcasters in the Live Earth broadcast, including BBC (U.K.), NBC (U.S.A.) and NHK (Japan). Live Earth is the first-ever international concert event to be broadcast completely in High Definition (including on CTV) and will be seen in more than 100 countries.

On July 2, 2005, CTV led the world with its broadcast of Live 8. One of CTV’s most ambitious broadcast initiatives ever, Live 8 on CTV reached a stunning 10.5 million viewers, roughly one in three Canadians and 45 per cent of all Canadian households. As one of the largest total audience reaches ever for any single program ever aired on the network, CTV’s Live 8 broadcast sets the stage for a massive potential audience for CTV’s Live Earth broadcast on July 7. Source: BBM Canada (2005).

About Live Earth
Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company producing the music events globally. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 of the world’s top music acts to inspire an audience of over two billion people to combat global warming. Official Live Earth concerts will be staged in New York, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Hamburg and Istanbul. Live Earth is a project of the SOS campaign, which aims to motivate people around the world to “Answer the Call” through solutions-based short films, PSAs, books, an interactive web experience, and through the Live Earth concerts. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs to drive individuals, corporations and governments to make immediate and lasting changes to solve the climate crisis. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and Partner of Live Earth.

A full list of concert lineups, locations and more, including detailed information about the SOS campaign, is available now at www.liveearth.org.