Live Nation, Turner Broadcasting To Air 'Live Nation Music Awards'
May 12, 2015 at 1:10 PM (PT)
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT and TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM have announced the creation of the "LIVE NATION Music Awards," a new TV event honoring the best liver musical performances of the year, set for simulcast on TNT and TBS, OCTOBER 1st, produced by LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT with IMG and DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS.
"The LIVE NATION Music Awards" will connect fans with their favorite artists by bringing them into the spontaneous, electric atmosphere that makes live music so exciting. The show will honor the year's most memorable performances in categories as varied as "Live Performance of the Year," "Best On-Stage Collaboration," "Road Warrior of the Year," and "Best Special Effects in a Festival." It will also feature unique, never-before-seen collaborations and special appearances.
"The LIVE NATION Music Awards" will be executive-produced by LIVE NATION President/CEO MICHAEL RAPINO, IMG Chief Content Officer MARK SHAPIRO, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS CEO ALLEN SHAPIRO ("So You Think You Can Dance," "Golden Globe Awards") and DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS President MICHGAEL MAHAN.
"With all the honors given to recorded music, it's great to finally see awards created for live performances," said TBS/TNU SVP Unscripted Series, Specials And Late Night DAVID ELLENBERG. "We're proud to be joining forces with LIVE NATION, IMG, and DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS to break new ground and honor the most exciting live musical performances of the year."
"LIVE NATION is dedicated to bringing artists and fans together for life-long memories and we are honored to take part in recognizing the talent who bring those experiences to life," added RAPINO.
"In the last few years, we've seen incredible innovation and investment in live music," said IMG's MARK SHAPIRO. "Music permeates all aspects of entertainment, and fans are ready to celebrate all that the industry is doing around the world to push the envelope and create unique experiences. We're excited to be teaming up with LIVE NATION and DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS to honor artists in a fresh, new way."
"Touring is by far one of the most powerful platforms for artists to connect with their fans," said DCP's ALLEN SHAPIRO. "I'm excited to launch a new franchise with LIVE NATION and IMG."