Since a child, I have lived and breathed music, but never had the actual chance to live my dream of writing about all things music. Now I can! Hope you enjoy my ramblings about music!
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
See the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards on TV, online and/or mobile and tablets
Music fans unable to lay their hands on tickets to the hottest music event in town, the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19) at Sun City on 10-11 May 2013, will be able to catch all the drama as it unfolds live across multiple TV shows, online and on mobile or tablet devices with a newly launched app – making it the most connected awards ceremony ever. SABC1, the official broadcaster partner of MTN SAMA 19 has announced a comprehensive broadcast schedule: Kicking off on Friday night, the much loved and popular Live Amp music show will cover all the action from the Friday night awards show – which focuses on the technical categories along with the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The main awards coverage on Saturday kicks off at 6.30pm where RGB will be bring all the fashion highs and lows form the Y’ello carpet. Phat Joe and Pearl Thusi will catch up with all the trendy, fashionable and fabulous people in their glamorous outfits arriving for the live show before the official live broadcast.
And then the main awards ceremony will be live on SABC1 from 20:30 with live performances from artists like The Muffinz, Donald, Toya Delazy and more to be unveiled on the night. Due to the slight change in the broadcast schedule from 20:00 to 20:30, voting in the popular Record of the Year category (RoY) will now close at 22:00 and the winner announced live towards the end of the show at 23:30. But these awards are about watching live on more than one device. The Y’ello carpet, the awards ceremony and Amstel Green Room will all be streamed live. The two awards evenings (10-11 May) will also be streamed live and in real time on mobile (www.mtnsamatv.mobi) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/samusicawards). Fans will be able to watch interviews with their favourite artists LIVE on the Y’ello Carpet on their mobile phones and online. MTN SAMA 19 recently acquired a very unique App; in fact it is the first App in Africa for a music awards show enabling even more access to the awards. This free App works on Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded from their respective App markets. This App integrates all information regarding the MTN SAMAs, i.e. MTN SAMA TV, Twitter, Facebook, live streaming, live gallery and much more delivered via push notifications. Furthermore, clips will be packaged and uploaded as Video on Demand content post the awards on May 11, so if you do not catch the LIVE streams you can still watch all the action on the mobisite (www.mtnsamatv.mobi) and on the official MTN SAMA You Tube Channel (www.youtube.com/samusicawards).