LOS ANGELES and LONDON, November 9 /PRNewswire/ --
- Millions of Fans to Watch the Exclusive Performance Live Via AOLMusic.com, XM Satellite Radio and Multiple Wireless Providers Worldwide
- Deal Marks First International Production and Broadcast for New Multi-Platform Digital Entertainment Company
Network LIVE, a joint venture between America Online, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, today announced that the Company will produce and distribute Madonna's international album launch event for "Confessions On a Dancefloor" live from KoKo's in London on November 15th at 10 pm GMT / 5 pm ET to a worldwide audience of millions of music fans via AOL Music LIVE (www.aolmusic.com), XM Satellite Radio and multiple wireless providers internationally. This is the first international production and broadcast for Network LIVE, following Live8.
"This event demonstrates that Network LIVE is shifting the model for the music business in a real and significant manner, "said Kevin Wall, CEO of Network LIVE. "It is an honor to work with Madonna to deliver her music to millions of fans across the world, and ensure that people across the globe can experience this intimate show on demand, or when they want, through the device of their choice."
The performance follows the highly successfully and critically acclaimed Live8 model of live music content production, distribution and marketing, and Kevin Wall, CEO of Network LIVE and Executive Producer of Live8, will be in London to produce the event.
The KoKo's show will feature Madonna's acclaimed band including music visionary and DJ guru Stuart Price who also served as Madonna's co-producer on her new CD, which is scheduled to be released around the world on November l4th and l5th. "Just as the record is where pop meets dance, the show is where live musicians meet the DJ world," stated Price. Madonna originally played KoKo's, formerly Camden Palace, at the very beginning of her career in June l983 following the release of the underground club hit 'Everybody'.
An exclusive behind-the-scenes segment will take fans backstage with Madonna right before the show begins. The on-location audience for the show will consist of 1500 Madonna fans who will receive tickets through radio contests in more than 40 countries around the world.
Madonna, the best selling female artist ever in the UK, has international album sales of over 200 million. Her eagerly anticipated 'Confessions On a Dancefloor' is one of the most anticipated albums of this year and features the debut smash single 'Hung Up'. Her new music once again establishes Madonna as the most exciting and innovative artist of her time and once again reminds fans what sets her apart as a dance music pioneer for the last two decades.
The Material Girl has had 58 Top Ten UK hit singles, including ten Number 1 singles, eight Number 1 albums and close to 2000 combined weeks on the UK charts. The raves for Madonna's new album are arriving fast and furious "Anyone who thought Madonna might have abdicated as the Queen of Pop can kneel at her feet once more," glowed the Sun about her new record. "Her tenure at the top has just been extended indefinitely," added Uncut Magazine.
Network LIVE is a digital entertainment network committed to redefining live programming by distributing live events through multiple platforms. Network LIVE's first show featured Bon Jovi live from the Nokia Theatre in Times Square, which helped propel Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" to the #2 spot on the Billboard Charts and generate first-week sales of 202,000 according to SoundScan, marking the band's highest first-week sales debut to date. In October, Network LIVE and AOL(R) Music brought fans Green Day Live at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Prior to the creation of Network LIVE, AOL Music hosted live performances by the world's biggest stars including Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Usher, Nelly, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, and Josh Groban among others.
Network LIVE is the first multi-platform digital entertainment network committed to redefining live programming in the digital age by distributing live events through multiple platforms including the Internet, satellite radio and other third party global media platforms such as VOD, wireless and HDTV. A joint venture formed by entertainment and technology veteran and Executive Producer of Live8, Kevin Wall, AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, the company leverages the built in audiences and resources of its partners and the proven power of live entertainment. Network LIVE will soon unveil a rich slate of live programming consisting of live music, comedy, live special events, and original programming. Network LIVE is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
About America Online, Inc.
America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies, and e-commerce services.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.
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