Much Launches Retrospective Digital Hub in Support of Original VJ Christopher Wards

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment About MuchMuch is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering trendworthy, topical programming, and exclusive live events. From the IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including Much.com, on Twitter (with over half a million followers), and Facebook (with more than 1.2 million likes and counting), Much continues to deliver unique and clever programming to its audience. Much supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in more than 8.2 million homes across Canada via satellite, IPTV, and cable, as well as more than 1 million mobile devices. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. “Much came along at a time of a brilliant creative outburst in Canadian music. We represented that perfect counterpart to ambition: opportunity”– Christopher Ward in Is This Live?“This didn’t just happen. This was not inherited. This was dreamed up.”– Leonard Cohen on Much“This place is amazing! Like it’s run by children!”– David Bowie at the 1999 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDSTORONTO (October 17, 2016) – After 32 years on the air and hundreds of thousands of interviews and music videos, Much has launched a curated selection of historical video clips on Much.com as a companion to original Much VJ Christopher Ward’s new book Is This Live?, available October 25 from Penguin Random House Canada. Available now, the Is This Live? hub features 50 video clips  detailed in the 321-page book. Curated by Ward and the team at Much, the selection of videos on the Is This Live? hub gives Much fans the chance to relive key moments in the network’s storied history, like the broadcast premiere of Mike Myers’ famous character Wayne Campbell of “Wayne’s World”, Terry David Mulligan drinking Guinness with The Rolling Stones in New York, and author Christopher Ward having a barbecue with Bon Jovi at the original Much studio.Ward has also curated a music video playlist for the Is This Live? hub launching Thursday, featuring early videos from the 1980s and 90s of The Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, and Barenaked Ladies, among others. Much fans can also check out the Much Vault section, housing additional archival videos such as The Tragically Hip’s 2000 INTIMATE & INTERACTIVE performance, and Beyonce’s 2006 LIVE@MUCH interview.Ward, a Much VJ from its debut in 1984 through to 1989, delivers a dose of pop culture nostalgia from the ‘80s and ‘90s in Is This Live?, when the advent of the music video changed the music scene in Canada forever. With stories about bands, music, videos, and the improvisational approach to daily broadcast life at Much, Ward relives the early years of the network that jumpstarted the careers of Canadian icons like Blue Rodeo, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, and Sloan. The book is available on October 25 wherever books are sold, as well as on Much.com. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Social Media links @wardworks1 @Much_PR Facebook Twitter Login/Register With:last_img

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