MTV is set to try to get its share of the digital-music pie, with the roll-out of a new online music retailer set for tomorrow (May 17). The download service, Urge, will put the MTV brand into the multimillion download industry, and will feature exclusive tracks culled from bands’ appearances on upcoming TRL and Unplugged episodes. To give it a push, MTV partnered with Microsoft to integrate the music store into upcoming upgrades of Windows Media Player similar to the retail/player integration in iTunes.
Urge faces an uphill battle. It enters a field dominated by Apple’s iTunes, which boasts a market share of 70 percent of the downloadable-music market through last year, according to...
Straylight Run are doing some signings on the MTVu Campus Invasion tour, they will take place at 1PM in the mtvU "Village" (its like a playground for college kids...you'll see it). Anyway, below are the shows' they're are signing at.
A clip of a Big City Dreams song called "I'm Your Density... I Mean Your Destiny" was played on MTV's Parental Control last Thursday. Keep an eye out for Big City Dreams to appear on upcoming MTV shows as well.
Chicago, IL's Blacktop Mourning are taking calls and performing live acoustic tomorrow (Feb 7th) on www.fearlessradio.com from 4-6PM CST. You can also hear the band on select MTV shows now such as "Meet The Barkers" and "NEXT."
MTV has selected Armor for Sleep for inclusion in their 10 Spot Drop during Spankin' New Music Week! Tune in this Monday, January 16th at 10pm to check it out. Also, Armor For Sleep will be apprearing on Discover & Download Live on MTV & MTV2! Here are the air dates:
hellogoodbye will be on MTV's "Discover and Download" show during the channel's Spankin' New Music Week January 17-20. Also, hellogoodbye will be a guest on TRL on Friday, January 20th at 3:30pm ET. Tune into TRL on Friday to see a live interview with the band and the video for "Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn." Below are the times and air dates for hellogoodbye's appearance on "Discover and Download" on MTV2 (air dates for MTV to follow):
Tune in at 10:30pm EST to count down the new year and watch Fall Out Boy perform live on MTV's 14th Annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Other performers include Kanye West, Shakira, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Common, All-American Rejects and Young Jeezy.