MTV Networks UK has given the green-light to Live Lockdown, an 8 episode music series, from production company JJ Stereo, which will feature “some of the hottest pop acts around”.
Live Lockdown is presented by up and coming star Becca Dudley and features an underground colosseum style set, designed and constructed by JJ Stereo and EMAs Creative Director, Paul Caslin. The series will feature some of the hottest pop acts around at the moment, including Fall Out Boy, Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Jess Glynn and Kwabs. Precious Media will handle global distribution.
In addition, MTV has re-commissioned JJ Stereo to produce Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain and Ibiza Rocks. Sounchain, which is a partnership between MTV and Relentless Energy Drink, features in depth artist interviews, discussions on musical influences and inspirations and unique intimate live performances; while Ibiza Rocks is a six part series of live music, which in the past has featured a range of acts, including Ed Sheeran. The new season of Ibiza will be hosted by Laura Whitmore. A one-off special examining the history of Ibiza Rocks has also been ordered to mark the event’s 10th birthday.
“This is the third year we’ve commissioned JJ Stereo to produce Ibiza Rocks & the second year for Soundchain”, said Virginia Monaghan, Vice-President of Music Commissioning & Content for MTV Networks UK. “As specialists in live music production we know they will consistently offer us quality and exciting music content that will resonate well with our target audience”.
“We are excited with our slate of music TV set to air this summer across MTV, which is a testament to our longstanding creative relationship with the network. We have a strong heritage in developing and delivering high end, high production music TV. Superstar DJ’s with Annie Mac was a benchmark series for Channel 4 and showed that intelligent music programming can still shine through and this is our seventh year of doing Ibiza Rocks”, said John Paveley, Creative Director of JJ Stereo.
“Each year the series has evolved, so we are honoured to be celebrating its ten year anniversary. We are also delighted to be working with Relentless Ultra again and welcoming Nick Grimshaw to the Soundchain family”, he continued. “Lastly, and most exciting of all, is our Live Lockdown proposition, which we have conceived, developed and event managed throughout, marking a new and exciting direction for JJ Stereo.”