New Music Live

muchmusiclogoNew.Music.Live today announced the top 10 semi-finalists for the MuchMusic and Coca-Cola Covers competition.

After more than 1,100 entrants submitted 1,600 videos (an increase of 18% and 65% respectively from 2012), the best rockers, crooners, and song birds have been chosen for a coveted spot in the semifinals.

Now, these 10 hopefuls must battle it out for Covers supremacy for their opportunity to earn a spot as the Final Three. Each of the finalists is given their own commercial as well as a VIP trip to the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Continue reading »

Every day throughout December, Much dishes out all-new, must-see programming with Much’s annual holiday programming fest, Holiday Wrap.

Starting Saturday Dec.1, viewers can feast on the best concerts, behind-the-scenes and exclusive specials, exclusive movie premieres, marathons, and more!

Kicking it all off is One Direction Day (Dec. 1), serving up a smorgasbord of 1D fan faves including the documentaries One Direction: All the Way to the Top and One Direction: A Year in the Making, as well as a half-hour of One Direction music videos, 1D: Video Flow, and the New.Music.Live. special NML Presents: One Direction Revealed. Hurray for #1DonD1!

On Monday, Dec. 3, New.Music.Live. gets in on the holiday cheer with 15 Days of Giveaways. Much studio audience members and viewers at home have a chance to snag a different giveaway each day, and enter to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Cuba, courtesy of Nolitours. Continue reading »

MuchMusic is bringing fans that much closer to their favourite on-air personalities as the MuchMusic VJ Tour hits the road this October, making its way across Canada.

Coinciding with the youth empowerment movement We Day’s tour stops, Much VJs Lauren Toyota, Liz Trinnear, Scott Willats, and Phoebe Dykstra are jumping on board to hang out with their fans. Throughout the MuchMusic VJ Tour, is the go-to site for all things #MuchVJTour. Continue reading »

MuchMusic opens its arms to welcome Scott Willats to its on-air team as VJ and co-host of Much’s flagship daily series, New.Music.Live.

Willats kicks off his co-hosting duties today in a block-buster episode with Cody Simpson, Victoria Duffield and Big Time Rush, at 6 p.m. ET.

“The search for someone to take on the iconic role of VJ can take months and sometimes years,” said Neil Staite, Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment, Bell Media. “From the moment we met Scott, we knew he possessed that star quality that’s hard to find. He’s charismatic, a die-hard music fan, and comfortable with viewers, fans and artists alike. He’s a great addition to the team.” Continue reading »

Comedy superstars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, stop by MuchMusic HQ on Monday, July 30 at 6 p.m. as MuchMusic continues to bring fans that Much Closer to their favourite musicians and celebrities.

New.Music.Live. is the next scheduled stop in the North American wide tour as Ferrell and Galifianakis continue stumping as part of the election-style promotional tour for the upcoming film The Campaign, hitting theaters on August 10. Continue reading »

Friday March 25 at 4 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

In preparation for the biggest night in Canadian music, MuchMusic delivers fans a two-hour special edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. with exclusive performances and interviews with Juno nominees in front of a roaring live studio audience. It’s the best way to kick off Juno weekend!

Break out the thermometers because MuchMusic is cranking up the Bieber fever…again!

He drove fans crazy last summer at the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS and now superstar Justin Bieber heads back to Much for a special edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. ET/PT.

The singer-turned-documentary subject, along with director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3D, Step Up 2: The Streets) sit down with host Phoebe Dykstra to talk about the upcoming 3D documentary movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, in theatres Feb. 11.

The singer tells all as he recounts his whirlwind success and answers questions from the audience with MuchMusic’s own Liz Trinnear.

Bieber also joins ETALK anchor Tanya Kim for an extended interview before his big red carpet premiere in Toronto. Catch Bieber Week on ETALK all week long at 7 p.m. ET, beginning Monday, January 31.

Justin Bieber has taken the world by storm. From a humble upbringing, the 16 year-old has exploded onto the music scene. Both of his albums, My World and My World 2.0, debuted at #1 and have been certified platinum. Now, the singing superstar takes on the film world with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never which offers a rare inside look at the rise of the pop star from street performer in Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon and global super star. The film uses interviews, home video, tour footage, and a sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden to tell the story of Justin Bieber’s rise to fame..

For more information on how to be a part of the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. audience, fans can hit up

Things are being mixed up at the Nation’s Music Station. Muchmusic announced yesterday (via Twitter) that their new flagship daily show will be called “New Music Live” (@muchNML). The show is replacing the now defunct Much On Demand series which aired from 1997-2010.

No real details on the series have been released but we know that the series will have similar elements to Much On Demand including live performances, videos and VJ’s at the helm at Muchmusic’s street-level studios at 299 Queen Street West.

The show will be a part of the much larger overhaul of Muchmusic as it’s on it’s way to HD. The control room has been completely converted over as has the new studio. The space has been completely transformed and has become much roomier since the makeover. Click here to see photos of the new studio.

The show is expected to premiere next week at 5pm on Much.