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4/4/2008 9:35:09 AM
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If you've ever said to yourself "I Want My Music on MTV" -- well here's your chance!
Today, MTV and Garnier Fructis unveiled a new program that will give emerging artists the chance to have one of their songs featured in a primetime MTV show this summer. The "I Want My Music on MTV" contest, beginning today, will come to life on every MTV screen, including MTV.com, Virtual MTV and the ultimate pay-off coming on-air on MTV.
To enter the contest, aspiring artists can go to IWantMyMusic.mtv.com to create a profile, and upload music for fans to vote on and rate. Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on April 27th. The top 20 finalists of "I Want My Music on MTV" will be announced on April 28th. The top six vote-getters will be revealed on May 5th and presented to MTV's music executives for possible inclusion in one of MTV's smash shows, as well as a commercial pod takeover during the broadcast.
In addition, Virtual MTV opened its doors today to a brand new Garnier Fructis sponsored "Rock Your Style Lounge." The lounge will become the ultimate destination in Virtual MTV for fans to mingle with the finalists and watch their music videos. Beginning April 10th, Garnier Fructis will offer exclusive limited-edition rock-star hairstyles to fans in- world.
MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space -- delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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