BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Who:Verizon Wireless and multi-platinum-selling, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Keith Urban
What: B-Roll from Urban's private Backyard BBQ and show in Nashville, Tenn., which he performed for the Verizon Wireless contest winners who identified his music with the company's V CAST Song ID service. Footage includes:
- Reactions from the contest winners
- Exclusive interview with Keith Urban
- Performances during the show
Where: Broadcast-quality video can be found in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia
When: Available immediately
Background: As part of Keith Urban's 26-city, 28-concert tour dubbed "Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride," Verizon Wireless customers could use V CAST Song ID, the music discovery tool on their V CAST-capable phones, to identify the songs "Everybody" or "I Told You So" from Keith Urban. When customers identified the songs, they were automatically entered to win a Backyard BBQ and show with Urban in Nashville. Urban's Backyard BBQ was a private performance for five lucky winners along with nine of their closest friends.
Verizon Wireless has a proven track record of leadership in mobile music. Since the launch of V CAST Music in 2006, Verizon Wireless has built a massive full-song music library of more than 3 million titles from well-known and independent artists. Verizon Wireless also brings exclusive music from the hottest artists to its customers. For more information about Verizon Wireless' music services and artist relationships, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.####