Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Music on TV - Live Nation launches new Awards show

Live Nation is launching a new televised awards ceremony in the US on October 1st which promises to ‘connect fans with their favorite artists in an unprecedented way’. The Live Nation Music Awards will honour the best live musical performances of the year. It will be simulcast on the night by TNT and TBS. The event will be produced by Live Nation Entertainment in collaboration with IMG and Dick Clark productions and award catergories  will include Live Performance of the Year, Best On-Stage Collaboration, Road Warrior of the Year, and Best Special Effects in a Festival. The ceremony also promises ‘unique, never-before-seen collaborations and special appearances’. More here

Simon Cowell has called his time on American Idol "a blast" after it was announced the TV talent show would end after its 15th series.

And more music on TV - the BBC's coverage of the Glastonbury Festival in 2014 has picked up a prestigious 'Bulldog' Award which is voted for by the UK TV industry and organised by Televisual Magazine. The Award is for best live event coverage.

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