Music Group today announced it has signed an agreement with AT&T to serve
as the presenting sponsor of its flagship LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcast concert
series, which showcases intimate performances from the biggest names in the
industry live from the famed Ed Sullivan Theater, home of the LATE SHOW with
between AT&T, the CBS Interactive Music Group and its content partner VEVO will
commence with the webcast of the Grammy Award-winning British virtual band,
Gorillaz, on Thursday, Oct. 7 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT), and continues
with explosive folk rockers My Morning Jacket on Tuesday, Oct. 12 (8:00PM,
ET/5:00PM, PT). Additional artists in
the series will be announced at a later date.
As part of its
sponsorship, AT&T wireless customers can view select performance video
clips and exclusive interviews with the artists from their handsets following
the webcasts. Performance and interview
clips will also be made available on uverseonline.att.net.
LETTERMAN is an interactive collaboration between television, radio and the Internet
where fans can connect with their favorite talent in a multiplatform setting,
accessible on-air, online and on-demand.
CBS promotes and broadcasts the webcast across the Company's multiple
assets, with the live concert streaming on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN website
and airing that night on select CBS RADIO stations throughout the country. Additional access to live and on-demand video
of the concert is available through CBS Television Stations websites, TV.com,
ETonline.com and theinsider.com, while Last.fm and mp3.com promote and drive
tune-in through CBS.com. Furthermore, as
part of CBS Interactive Music Group's partnership with VEVO, VEVO.com will
webcast Gorillaz and My Morning Jacket live performances with archived
on-demand broadcasts available through a VEVO player on VEVO.com and VEVO on
and My Morning Jacket exclusive webcasts will follow the taping of the bands’
appearances on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, which will be broadcast the
night of each respective webcast 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT, on the CBS
recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the planet’s Most
Successful Virtual Act, have sold over 20 million albums since the 2001 release
of their self-titled debut album, in addition to winning a Grammy in 2006 after
their 2005 follow-up Demon Days
garnered five nominations. The band, created by Blur’s Damon Albarn and
Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett, consists of four virtual members: singer 2D,
bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Over
the last decade, the band has achieved critical and commercial acclaim via
smash singles “Feel Good Inc,” “DARE,” “Clint Eastwood,” “Stylo” and more, plus
live spectacles ranging from a Grammy appearance with Madonna, to a week-long
stand at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre.
Gorillaz’ third and latest album, Plastic Beach, which debuted in
March and was recently voted #1 album of 2010 in NPR’s mid-year listeners’
poll, is their most ambitious and groundbreaking to date, featuring a diverse
array of contributors, including Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, Mark E. Smith, De La
Soul, Mos Def and Bobby Womack.
rock quintet My Morning Jacket have five studio albums, including 2008’s Evil Urges, which spawned the popular
song “I’m Amazed.” Combining a broad palette of sounds and styles, the
band has evolved and created timeless music for more than a decade. Famous for their live shows and New Year’s
Eve extravaganzas, My Morning Jacket has headlined venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Madison
and supported acts including Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam. From
Monday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 23, My Morning Jacket will play five
eagerly anticipated special performances at Terminal 5 in New York City. Each night during the
historic run, the band will chronologically showcase a different album from
their illustrious catalogue by playing it in its entirety.
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CBS Interactive Music Group
The CBS Interactive Music Group
is comprised of a diverse collection of leading consumer music brands readily
accessible across a variety of broadband, mobile and digital platforms by a
worldwide audience of more than 45 million unique monthly users. Home to such properties as Radio.com,
Last.fm, and mp3.com, the CBS Interactive Music Group provides unmatched access
for music fans to interact with material from the biggest names in the
industry, as well as discover new and breaking artists and share their personal
taste in music with friends and other like-minded fans.
In addition, the CBS Interactive
Music Group powers both AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio bringing a total of
more than 600 mainstream and specialty stations to the masses. The division also has established content
partnerships with VEVO, the web's leading premium music video and entertainment
service, and Xbox Live, the popular gaming platform. For more information please visit http://www.cbsimg.com.