VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG 

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VOTING OPENS TODAY FOR THE BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED LIVE AT THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
ON MAY 17TH ON ABCFans Can Vote For Their Favorite Billboard Chart Achievement Finalist Online at
BillboardMusicAwards.com/Vote and on Twitter

 

 Billboard, dick clark productions and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) have teamed up to celebrate outstanding achievements on this year’s Billboard music charts with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Samsung at the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” The show will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 on ABC from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET.

The editorial award will be given to an artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year. The three finalists for the 2015 Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Samsung were announced on April 7th along with the rest of this year’s finalists. The finalists are:

Taylor Swift: Swift’s 1989 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest sales week for an album since 2002 (1.287 million copies). With that, Swift is the only act with three million-selling weeks since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

Iggy Azalea: Azalea tied The Beatles as the only acts to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 with their first two hits when “Fancy” topped the chart and her featured turn on Ariana Grande’s “Problem” took the runner-up slot.

Meghan Trainor: Trainor’s Title album earned the biggest sales debut on the Billboard 200 for a female pop artist’s first full-length album in over five years.

The Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung is the only fan-voted category at the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” Fans can vote for their favorite finalist in any of these three ways:

(1) By including the following in a Tweet: the artist’s handle, any form of the word VOTE and the hashtag #BBMAs
(2) Using custom Twitter Cards. With one tap, fans have the chance to make their voices heard and impact the show by voting for their favorite artists within a Tweet. Twitter Cards will be distributed via the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” official Twitter handle, @OfficialBBMAs.
(3) Visiting either of the voting sites: http://www.billboardmusicawards.com/vote/ or http://Billboard.com/BBMAVote

Voting will close at 6:00 PM PT / 9:00 PM ET on May 17th, one hour into the telecast of the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” culminating with the announcement of the award winner during the last hour of the show.  For more information, please visit BillboardMusicAwards.com/vote.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.   Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

For additional information on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
Twitter: @OfficialBBMAs
Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs
Instagram: officialbbmas
Tumblr: officialbbmas.tumblr.com
Snapchat: thebbmas
Vine: vine.co/Billboard.Music.Awards

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ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

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BILLBOARD ANNOUNCES SPONSORS FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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BILLBOARD ANNOUNCES SPONSORS FOR THE
2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

To Air Live Sunday, May 18, 2014 From MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8:00 PM ET

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today the sponsors for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards include Chevrolet, Citi®, Las Vegas, and Samsung. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live Sunday, May 18, 2014 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8:00 PM ET.

Sponsors for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards include:

  • Chevrolet Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
  • Citi® – Citi’s entertainment program – Citi Private Pass® offers Citi credit and debit cardmembers access to over 10,000 events annually across music, sports, dining and entertainment. These memorable experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours to curated special events with Grammy® award winners and VIP experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A’s.  One of the 5,000 music events offered in 2013 was “Katy Perry’s: We Can Survive” benefit concert and exclusive cardmember pre-show experience at the famed Hollywood Bowl.   Additional experiences have featured artists such as John Legend, Lady Gaga, Band of Horses, Lady Antebellum, and more. For more information, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
  • Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.8 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.
  • Samsung – In its second year as a sponsor of the Billboard Music Awards, Samsung is the exclusive tech sponsor of this year’s show, covering smartphones, TVs, tablets and wearables. Samsung will spotlight the new Galaxy S® 5 and Milk Music™, a new, free and ad-free radio service for Galaxy owners that offers an easy and entertaining way to discover and enjoy the music you love. For more information about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone.

The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.

Fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram video and tag it with #AskBBMAs. Artists will see the fan questions backstage and respond live with their own 15 second video during the BBMAs on May 18. Answers will appear on the @officialbbmas Instagram account.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers.  Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

Samsung Galaxy and Milk Music are trademarks or registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world¹s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry¹s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
“The 2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast LIVE from  MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals Official Schedule & Map The Killers to Close First Year Festival

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Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals Official Schedule & Map
The Killers to Close First Year Festival 

Parking and Shuttle Passes Are Now Available for Purchase

Life is Beautiful Festival announced today the official schedule and detailed map for the first-ever music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas.  The two-day festival, which will take place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013, expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

Spanning more than 15 city blocks across Downtown Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful Festival footprint highlights include five musical stages; two chef demonstration stages; The Culinary Village, themed after a Moroccan Bazaar; The Alchemy Gardens, dedicated to craft cocktails; Art Odyssey, a former motel transformed into a pop-up gallery space; Over 12 murals created by international street artists.

“At the beginning, we said that Life is Beautiful would be a completely new generation festival and, as you’ll see from the schedule & map, we believe we’ve delivered,” said festival co-founder Rehan Choudhry.  “With an unprecedented lineup of music, food, booze, speakers, theatrical performances and street art, we’ve created something we hope fans will be prideful of for years to come.”

Official parking and shuttle pass options are available for advance purchase beginning at 12PM PST for the below locations via ticketmaster.com.  Passes are only valid to and from the selected location at the time of purchase. The Life is Beautiful Festival’s main entrance is located on 6th Street and Carson Avenue.

 

  • World Market Center – 495 S Grand Central Pkwy #2203, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Parking passes including are $39.50 (in advance) per vehicle and include round-trip shuttle rides for vehicle passengers to and from the festival all weekend. If still available, passes will be sold for $40.00 per vehicle onsite during the festival weekend.

  • Shuttle Only Options from the Las Vegas Strip
    • Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
    • Caesars Palace
    • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Shuttle passes (excluding cost of parking) are $39.50 (in advance) for the whole weekend and are only valid to and from the property selected at the time of purchase. If available, shuttle passes will be sold at each of the above locations during the festival weekend.

To purchase tickets, or to find detailed information about the festival grounds, transportation to and from the festival, or event programming, visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors
Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Esquire Magazine, Heineken USA, Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Sub-Zero Wolf & Westar Kitchen & Bath, Travel + Leisure, Zappos.com, Ketel One Vodka, Murphy-Goode, Pandora, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, Samsung, Silicon Valley Bank, Toyota, Dolce Vita + J.D. Fisk,  El Cortez Hotel & Casino, US Foods, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Bacardi, Chef Works, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the D Las Vegas, Le Creuset, MGM Grand, Original Penguin, Ploom, & Silver State Productions.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

Samsung at the Billboard Music Awards

During the Billboard Music Awards show, Samsung’s new Galaxy S 4 was used to capture behind the scenes moments back stage and on the red carpet. Continuing to partner with the biggest cultural moments, Samsung Mobile is rewarding fans with special access to once-in-a-generation cultural moments, including:

  • · Throughout the weekend, attendees were able to experience the latest products from Samsung at official Billboard events. At the Billboard pre-party, guests were able to use the GS 4’s new Dual Shot feature to capture the performances and insert themselves into the photo or create-a-postcard using the new smartphone. Prince was spotted at the Billboard pre-party showing his support for protégé Andy Allo as she performed after winning the Next Big Diva competition.

 

  • · Live from the red carpet and backstage, host Michelle Marie used Galaxy products to capture interviews and reaction’s from nominees and attendees.

 

  • · The Galaxy Fan pit featured a constant live social stream at the Billboard Music Awards sourced from hundreds of Galaxy S 4’s in the crowd.