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TBS, TNT to Simulcast Live Nation Music Awards

Event to honor the best live musical performances of the year

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Live Nation Entertainment announced Tuesday that they will partner on the Live Nation Music Awards, a new television event honoring the best live musical performances of the year.

The show will honor the year’s most memorable performances in categories like “Live Performance of the Year,” “Best On-Stage Collaboration,” “Road Warrior of the Year” and “Best Special Effects in a Festival.” It will also feature unique, never-before-seen collaborations and special appearances.

The star-studded ceremony will be produced by Live Nation Entertainment in collaboration with IMG and Dick Clark Productions.

The Live Nation Music Awards will be executive-produced by Michael Rapino, Live Nation Entertainment’s president and CEO; Mark Shapiro, IMG’s chief content officer; Allen Shapiro (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Golden Globe Awards), Dick Clark productions’ CEO; and Michael Mahan, Dick Clark Productions’ president.

“The Live Nation Music Awards” is set to be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Oct. 1, 2015.

“Live Nation is dedicated to bringing artists and fans together for life-long memories and we are honored to take part in recognizing the talent who bring those experiences to life,” Rapino said.

“Touring is by far one of the most powerful platforms for artists to connect with their fans,” Shapiro said. “I’m excited to launch a new franchise with Live Nation and IMG.”