YouTube, WMG, Chevy Present Worldwide New Year's Eve Countdowns
December 29, 2006 at 7:35 AM (PT)
DICK CLARK & RYAN SEACREST -- you have new competition! YOUTUBE.COM and WARNER MUSIC GROUP have announced the first-ever YOUTUBE NEW YEAR's EVE COUNTDOWN presented by CHEVROLET. The promotion will celebrate NEW YEAR's as it happens around the world with new videos featured every hour from NEW ZEALAND to LOS ANGELES.
As NEW YEAR's EVE rings in around the world, special messages from YOUTUBE celebrities BOH3M3, SMOSH, TERRA NAOMI, RENETTO, CHAD VADAR, THE WINEKONE and YourTube News, as well as award-winning artists from WMG labels ATLANTIC, REPRISE, WARNER BROS., and WARNER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL will be featured on the homepage.
WMG will provide special video content from NEW YEAR's celebrations with its artists as well as music videos and concert footage. "Almost-live" videos from NEW YEAR's concerts will be uploaded directly from the venues as the events occur with SHOZU-enabled mobile phones, featuring:
FUELED BY RAMEN/ATLANTIC artist PANIC! AT THE DISCO from NEW YORK CITY's TIMES SQUARE, ATLANTIC's PAOLO NUTINI from SCOTLAND and WARNER BROS. artists THE FLAMING LIPS and the GOO GOO DOLLS from LOS ANGELES, MIKE JONES from HOUSTON, MUSE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE from NEW YORK CITY's TIMES SQUARE and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
YOUTUBE is encouraging users to upload their NEW YEAR's resolutions and wishes for a chance to be featured on the homepage alongside the YouTube celebrities and WMG artists. Users can upload their videos in a special NEW YEAR's YOUTUBE group at www.YouTube.com/group/newyears.