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FINNEAS, Niall Horan and Many More Slated for ETalk Open House

The show must go on! Even during isolation, ETalk continues its unprecedented access to artists and talent around the world with the all-new weekly music performance series, ETalk Open House, airing Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV2 and everywhere CTV content can be found, beginning May 28.

As digital screens become music’s newest venue, ETalk OPEN HOUSE provides a special experience for viewers by bringing them exclusive, up-close-and-personal entertainment while at home. Featuring musical performances coupled with interviews with some of the biggest names in music, the series is wrapped within ETalk’s remotely produced programming.

Each episode of ETalk Open House features artists in their natural element showcasing their raw talent. The list of stellar performances and interviews includes dvsn, FINNEAS, Jessie Reyez, Niall Horan, Shaggy, The Killers, and Tones and I, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Artists are now more relatable and unfiltered than ever, and ETalk Open House provides natural and authentic access to an incredible lineup of musical stars,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios. “While we continue to adapt to this new way of living, this weekly series delivers a positive entertainment experience from the comfort of our homes.”

ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV2 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). ETALK OPEN HOUSE airs every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET beginning May 28.


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Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber and More Featured on ‘4 All Ages’

With families spending a lot more time together these days as everyone adjusts to the new normal of working and schooling at home, finding music that parents can enjoy together with their kids can be challenging in a seemingly endless scroll of albums and playlists. A new branded music series 4 All Ages has taken the guesswork of finding music the whole family can listen to with curated collections of timeless classics and some of the biggest and best modern hits across all major genres guaranteed to be family friendly and parent cool.

The just-launched series debuts with 14 playlists spanning pop, rock, reggae, country, disco, dance, soul, hits of the ’80s and ’90s, and the themed titles “Fun Sing-a-long” and “Summer Fun,” “Motown,” “Bedtime Music,” and “Relax & Chill.” Whether parents are wanting to introduce their kids to some of their favorite songs or educate them about a specific genre, 4 All Ages seeks to be the go-to destination for classic and contemporary songs that have been vetted to be appropriate for ages 1 to 100 and that won’t make anyone pull their hair out even after the twentieth listen. The playlists are available domestically and internationally across major streaming services including Amazon Music, Deezer, Gaana, Pandora, QQ Music, Rhapsody, Saavn, Spotify, Tidal and others.

“We are excited to launch our new family-friendly music series 4 All Ages and to spotlight so many of UMG’s incredible songs that are suitable for children and that parents already love,” said Bruce Resnikoff, President & CEO of UMe. “Finding music that families can listen to together can sometimes be difficult so UMe wanted to create an easy way for people to know with confidence that what they are putting on is OK for all ages. With these new collections, there’s something for everyone and we hope that families enjoy the music together for years to come.”

UME launched this project with more than 350 songs across the 14 playlists, the 4 All Ages series provides hours of family-friendly tunes from today’s hit makers and some of the biggest legends in music. 4 All Ages: Pop Music brings together the biggest and best family-friendly pop hits from Alessia Cara, The Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Marshmello & Bastille, OneRepublic while 4 All Ages: Rock Music is an upbeat and up-tempo set that ranges from Imagine Dragons, The Police, and Weezer to guitar heroes Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton. 4 All Ages: Soul Music is a high-energy mix of soul, R&B and funk filled with classics by James Brown, Four Tops, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Minnie Riperton, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations and 4 All Ages: Reggae Music features the giants of the genre including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, and UB40 for positive reggae vibes for the whole family.

4 All Ages: Dance Music and 4 All Ages: Disco Music are the perfect soundtracks to get everyone active with a daily dance break and 4 All Ages: Sing-A-Long Music is a selection of fun songs for the budding pop or rock star in your family to sing-along to. 4 All Ages: Relax & Chill Music and 4 All Ages: Bedtime Music are designed to help everyone wind down the day with a mellow and mid-tempo mix and get kids to sleep with soothing songs and lullabies.

In addition to featuring songs of universal appeal everyone can love, many of the songs included in the 4 All Ages series are filled with subject matter that will appeal to all ages as well as songs that contain positive messages. 4 All Ages is the perfect destination for those looking for music that is family friendly and parent cool.


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Jonas Brothers & Karol G Collab on New Song

On Monday, May 18th,  The Jonas Brothers and Karol G released a music video for their new collab ‘X’.

The Jonas Brothers and Karol G will perform this new song on The Voice’s two-hour finale airing at 9 p.m. EST/PST Tonight, Tuesday May 19th on NBC.

While we are in an era of social distancing, the visual shows everyone doing their own solo performance on different cell phone screens. It appears as if all of the different phones are sitting on a table, making the group look united.

The song’s infectious lyrics read “She said oh oh oh, kiss me like your ex is in the room,”.

The track is currently #18 on YouTube’s trending list.

Watch the “X” video below.


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Justin Beiber Inspires New “Yummy” Hydration

Justin Bieber, alongside his wife Hailey, are among the select cultural revolutionaries who have invested in the forward-thinking hydration brand Liquid I.V. And the brand has just announced a new flavor, Yummy. Inspired by the platinum hit song “Yummy” – one of the most recognizable songs in the world – Liquid I.V. crafted a delicious Guava Hibiscus version of their flagship product, Hydration Multiplier. With each sip of this drink mix, you will taste juicy pink guava and just a hint of hibiscus to really give you that “Yummy” flavor.

Scooter Braun, Kendall Jenner, Kygo, Steve Aoki, and Kevin Hart also share the investor title for the beverage company. In addition to the newest “Yummy” flavor, Liquid I.V. ‘s core product line includes Hydration Multiplier, Sleep Multiplier and Energy Multiplier. All three products are designed to enhance rapid absorption of water and functional ingredients into the bloodstream by utilizing the science of Cellular Transport Technology®.

“Liquid I.V. continues to shape the wellness industry,” Scooter Braun shared. “They are bringing a mainstream lifestyle marketing approach to an emerging and rapidly growing wellness industry, making it cool to be healthy. Brandin and I work well together because we always think big. I love being a part of something that impacts the world so positively on a large scale.”

The company has also donated over 2.3 million sticks to healthcare professionals who are on the front lines fighting COVID-19 in over 2,300 hospitals nationwide. As a whole, Liquid I.V. has donated over 5 million servings to people in need around the world since the company’s inception.


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Black Eyed Peas to Perform in LA via Livestream

This Saturday, May 16, Budweiser is bringing the music you love, with stories you’ve never heard with the launch of a new interactive live music and storytelling series called “Budweiser Rewind”. The iconic beer brand kicks off this new series starting with Black Eyed Peas performing live from their hometown Los Angeles, CA. Fans can tune in to watch on YouTube.

The livestream concert series will feature legendary headliners as they rewind through their greatest hits and share never-before-heard stories. Budweiser will announce new artists on their social channels with new shows during which fans can help curate the setlist and ask questions directly to artists on social media.

The Budweiser Rewind series kicks-off with Black Eyed Peas Saturday May 16 at 5pm Los Angeles, 8pm New York, 9pm Sao Paulo, followed by other favorite nostalgic talent which will be announced over the following weeks. Fans can tune in globally for free on YouTube.

“Music is something that has always brought people together, even when they are physically apart. What better way to take in this new normal of a Saturday night than kicking back with some of your favorite Black Eyed Peas songs live in your home?,” says Black Eyed Peas. “We’ve missed our Peabodies and can’t wait to reconnect with them this weekend. Big love to Bud Rewind for providing this special platform.”


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