Calling all future auteurs! MTV and Jive Records will join forces to bring fans and MTV viewers the "Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You" fan video contest. Using the MTV Video Remixer (http://remix.mtv.com
), the exclusive contest which launched on December 4th will give aspiring filmmakers and wannabes alike the opportunity to create their own distinctive video for "Piece of Me," the second single from Britney
's hit album Blackout
By utilizing the MTV Video Remixer (http://remix.mtv.com
) fans will create their own interpretation of "Piece of Me" to compete for a chance to see their video world premiered exclusively on "TRL" on December 20th. In addition, MTV and the Rhapsody digital music service are joining forces to take over commercial breaks throughout the day to give our audience a first look of the video. MTV Hits will also do a "Britney Takeover Day" leading up to her premiere and the online premiere of the video will be featured on MTV.com and Spears' official website Britney.com. The first place winner of the "Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You" fan video contest will be chosen by MTV and Jive Records.
The MTV Video Remixer (http://remix.mtv.com
) utilizes Adobe® Premiere® Express, a web-based video remix and editing technology. MTV has formed partnerships with major record labels to let music fans create legally mashed-up music videos from some of their favorite artists. Previous remixes have included Kelly Clarkson
's "Never Again;" Nelly Furtado
's "All Good Things (Come To An End);" Common
's "Drivin' Me Wild" and "Misery Business" by Paramore
. Adobe® Premiere® Express is a lightweight Flash-based Web application that opens directly in the browser on MTV.com.
The 1st prize winner of the "Britney Spears Wants A Piece Of You" fan video contest will receive the brand new ibiza™ Rhapsody ® 30 GB Wi-Fi/MP3 Player by Haier and a one year subscription to Rhapsody, the digital music service from RealNetworks and MTV Networks.
The Zomba Label Group consists of record labels Jive, LaFace, Volcano, Verity, GospoCentric and Fo Yo Soul. These labels represent a varied group of artists including Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Usher, Tool, Ciara, Chris Brown, Pink, Britney Spears, OutKast, Kirk Franklin, Three Days Grace, 311, Nick Lachey, T-Pain, Byron Cage, Bullet For My Valentine, Buddy Guy, Living Things, Anthony Hamilton, Donnie McClurkin, John P. Kee, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Kelly Price, J. Moss and Backstreet Boys.
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