MTV, CMT & VH1 are hoping to be your jukebox for your Fourth of July celebrations in their first ever “Music Independence Day” on July 4th! From 6 am-6 pm (ET/PT) on Independence Day, all three networks, MTV, CMT and VH1, will provide the ultimate party playlist for everyone to revel in, covering all genres from hip hop to bluegrass to EDM to cowpunk, exposing new artists, celebrating the superstars and offering a chance to directly support those who work so hard to play the music we love.
MTV is celebrating the 4th with a block party of music hosted by artists that will feature eclectic genres while spotlighting independent artists that have emerged from Artists.MTV. From themed video hours to intimate performances to some of the bigger music moments throughout MTV history, Music Independence Day will be celebrated on MTV in its unique voice. It’s a day when superstars reveal who on the horizon is catching their ears and emerging artists will share the spotlight with the big names.
What’s the Fourth of July without barbeque? CMT hosts its annual “BBQ Week,” culminating in the ultimate BBQ playlist on Music Independence Day. Guided by country music’s biggest superstars, CMT will celebrate music without boundaries and showcase the best established, emerging and indie artists across the fringes of country music. From contemporary to bluegrass, roots and everything in between, CMT’s ultimate playlist will include such favorites as The Avett Brothers and Punch Brothers, alongside Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood. Check out the best in the genre, and watch as CMT reveals breakthrough acts discovered via artists via Artists.CMT
Hosted by VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown’s Jim Shearer, who will be based out of the City of Brotherly Love on July 4th. VH1 not only celebrates a day of music from 6 am – 6 pm, but will feature the 2013 “Philly 4th of July Jam,” from 8 pm – 11 pm, LIVE from Philadelphia featuring performances from The Roots, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato and more. Leading up to the concert, VH1 will play videos and performances from the best summer jams to get everyone in the party mood.
In addition, VH1 will premiere a new music series STOP/WATCH. On each STOP/WATCH a band or solo artist performs a complete song in sixty seconds flat. It’s a great way for viewers to discover new artists and sample new music on TV, online or on a mobile device.
On July 4th, emerging artists looking to build their base will have the chance to reach millions of new fans on the popular music TV networks, bringing their music to legions of new supporters through the Artist Platform, a music discovery site that powers MTV/CMT/VH1’s network of 60 million passionate music fans online and 100 million homes on-air.
The Artist Platform lets fans connect with the stars they know and new artists they will love, and gives artists the power to claim or create their own page in a high-traffic environment that offers unparalleled opportunities for exposure on television networks and beyond.
Fans can connect with artists they love and discover new favorites. They can watch and listen to artists’ music and stories and check out exclusive performances and interviews from your favorite new bands. Like what you hear? Then show your support through buying music or leaving a “tip” through the Artist Platform Tip Jar.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.