Metallica, Dashboard Confessional, Brandy, Jet and The Darkness
Lead Guest Line-up
Blue Mountain and Tower Records Exclusive Providers of Free Music Downloads
Premieres Monday, June 28th at 6:00 PM (ET)
(New York, June 28, 2004) – Fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven, all-music network, introduces music television for a new generation with the launch of "Daily Download" – the first-ever music countdown show based on the most popular legal music downloads nationwide. Hosted by Fuse VJs Marianela and Steven, "Daily Download" will premiere on June 28th at 6:00 PM (ET) and merge a live one-hour daily studio show with real-time, interactive downloading.
Each day during "Daily Download," viewers can get free legal downloads of the actual songs as the music videos air in the show. During the show, viewers are given a password that they can use at the www.fuse.tv website to download the featured free songs, provided exclusively by Blue Mountain and Tower Records . In addition to the song downloads, viewers are offered a wide selection of artist- and music-related content for free downloading throughout the course of the show, including ringtones, artist voicemail messages for fans' phones, exclusive bonus tracks, PC desktop and mobile phone graphics, album artwork, animations and video game demos.
"Fuse is driven by its viewers and represents the 'fusion' of the media platforms that are the center of their communication and entertainment," states Marc Juris, President of Fuse. "Merging the explosive growth and popularity of legal digital music downloading with live television, 'Daily Download' will be able to be on the pulse of the rapidly changing interests and tastes of our audience."
"'Daily Download' is an 'American Bandstand' for the digital generation," states Robert Weiss, Head of Programming at Fuse. " It will be a new era countdown show that utilizes technology in a fun, free and legal way to engage today's music fans who are tuned-in, logged-on and plugged-in."
"Daily Download" will broadcast live from Fuse's street-front studio in Manhattan every Monday – Friday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET (encores Monday – Friday at 10:00 PM ET, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 PM ET) The premiere episode on June 28 th will feature a live performance from Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba . Metallica, Brandy, Jet and The Darkness are just some of the artists slated to appear in the upcoming shows.
Fuse, a network of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at www.fuse.tv .
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media's other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.