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Check Out 'Spankin' Free Music Week' on MTV

September 22nd, 2006 2:44pm EDT
PinkMTV: Music Television just announced the line-up for Spankin’ Free Music Week – the network’s annual nod to the best in music. From Monday, September 24, to Friday, September 29, every channel, platform and network of MTV including MTV Overdrive, MTV.com, MTV2, mtvU and more will collectively team up to showcase the hottest music and artists for over 75 hours of music programming. In addition, MTV will offer simultaneous live coverage of “Total Request Live”, on-air and on MTV.com. "Spankin Free Music Week” will offer music lovers free music, free giveaways and much more ...

In addition, URGE, MTV Networks’ new digital music service, will offer exclusive downloads of artists such as Diddy, Chingy, Pink, Vanessa Hudgens, Jet, M. Ward, Silversun Pickups and Tapes ‘N Tapes beginning on September 25. The tracks will be available exclusively on URGE for free download for 24-hours. Following the free promotion, URGE users will be able to buy the track for 99 cents, or download it as part of their URGE subscription. In addition, URGE features celebrity playlists by -- and features on – “Spanking Free Music Week” artists, including Ludacris, My Chemical Romance, James Blunt, AFI, Nelly Furtado, The Killers, Jesse McCartney and JoJo.

+ “Total Request Live” – Weekdays at 3:30pm ET/PT

Hosted by MTV VJs Damien Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo, Susie Castillo, Stephen Colletti and La La Vazquez, this special week has some of the hottest stars in the world of music visiting the MTV studios. Set to perform live are Fergie, Nelly Furtado, The Killers, JoJo and The Game and more with special appearances by Tenacious D, Diddy, AFI, Jesse McCartney, Vanessa Hudgens, Chingy, Evanescence, James Blunt and Ludacris, who will co-host TRL on Tuesday, September 26th. Viewers can also catch hot new video premieres by Panic! At The Disco, AFI, James Blunt, Tenacious D and more. In addition, each day during TRL, audience members and viewers will have the opportunity to receive free downloads and playlists from URGE, free movie screenings and much more.

+ MTV Overdrive – www.overdrive.mtv.com

During “Spankin Free Music Week”, Overdrive will offer exclusive live stream performances, backstage interviews with TRL guests, an exclusive Overdrive appearance by Cartel, and daily in depth on demand content.

+ “Sucker Free” – Weekdays at 7pm ET/PT
+ “Unleashed” – See below for dates

MTV2 will “unleash” new music videos from some of the hottest artists on the network that will premiere in heavy rotation throughout the day. Video premieres include:

- September 25 – Tenacious D: “The Pick of Destiny”
- September 26 – AFI: “Love Like Winner”
- September 29 – Gnarls Barkley: “Gone Daddy Gone”

+ “Makes The Video” – See below for dates and times

Throughout “Spankin’ Free Music Week”, MTV2 will debut all new episodes of “Makes The Video” as MTV2 cameras go behind the scenes as some of the biggest artists in music make their next music video masterpiece.
Episodes include:

- “Tenacious D: Makes The Video” – September 25 at 10am ET/PT
- “AFI: Makes The Video” – September 2650th at 10am ET/PT
- “Xzibit: Makes The Video” – September 27th at 10am ET/PT

See more at: http://www.music.mtv.com/


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