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MHz Worldview

September 10, 2010 10:10 ET

Strictly Global to Showcase Winning Artists From OurStage.com & Lilith 2010's Local Talent Search Beginning Friday, September 17 on MHz Worldview

TV Show's Season Premiere Airing Nationwide

BOSTON, MA and FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) - OurStage.com, a leading online music discovery destination, is now providing winners of the "Lilith Local Talent Search" even greater exposure on the hour-long season premiere of Strictly Global, a weekly music program on MHz Worldview, a national, independent TV channel, airing this fall. 

Earlier this year, OurStage.com teamed up with the 2010 Lilith Tour to run the "Lilith Local Talent Search" local competitions to discover the best emerging female musicians across North America. Winners were provided an opportunity of a lifetime to perform on the Village Stage at Lilith in their city, a stage that once featured Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, and Tegan and Sara.

On September 17th, Strictly Global's season premiere will feature several of these OurStage-discovered artists who performed at the Lilith Tour, including Darrelle London, Winterbloom, Mad June, and Joy Ike, among others.

The Strictly Global season premiere will debut on MHz Worldview digital broadcast and cable affiliates throughout the U.S. on Friday, September 17th at 10 PM, with repeats following on Sunday, September 19th at 4:00 AM; Tuesday, September 21st at 11:00 AM; and Thursday, September 23rd at 5:00 AM and again in primetime on October 1st at 10 PM. (all times EDT). In addition, the show will debut on MHz Networks On Demand via the family of Roku digital video players, as a free on demand broadband service. Additionally, fans can also follow Strictly Global online through its Facebook, MySpace and Twitter pages, as well as www.strictlyglobal.org

Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, said "Providing the opportunity for a new generation of female artists to gain exposure is key to the mission of the Lilith Fair. We are fortunate to find the incredible quality of great female musicians through our partnership with OurStage.com."

Ben Campbell, CEO of OurStage, said, "We were honored to join Lilith 2010 in the support and celebration of women in music. We had thousands of artists' submissions and over 10 million judging battles during the Lilith Local Talent Search. We are also pleased to work with Strictly Global to further illuminate the talents of these deserving women."

"Strictly Global has always been about supporting great global talent," said Terrence Averett, Strictly Global producer, "This partnership is the perfect synergy for both of our organizations, as well as the many artists we will feature nationwide on our program."

Located in over half of the top 20 U.S. television markets via broadcast and cable affiliates, MHz Worldview also blankets the U.S. via satellite. MHz Worldview's programming lineup from around the world captures a diverse audience, reaching nearly 34 million viewers throughout the nation. To find out how to watch in your area, visit: www.mhznetworks.org/mhzworldview/carriage.

ABOUT MHz WORLDVIEW:
MHz Worldview is the national TV channel of MHz Networks.

MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster delivering international programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.

MHz Worldview brings programming to globally-minded audiences in the US though affiliates, including cable, satellite and online, as well as broadband, mobile and MHz Networks Home Entertainment. MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and has studio facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

ABOUT OURSTAGE:
OurStage.com is an online music destination unlike any other. It's a meeting space for music lovers, and the place where tomorrow's stars get discovered. Artists, fans and the entire industry come together here to celebrate and influence new music. Undiscovered artists submit their tracks to monthly music channels, fans rank their material, and industry professionals keep tabs on who's rising through the charts, rewarding the best of the best with priceless opportunities. Fans and artists are eligible for monthly prizes and life-altering prospects for success, made possible through OurStage's partnerships with media giants such as MTV; key radio conglomerates like Citadel Media and Radio-One; leading Web outlets like AOL Music; and major music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Noise Pop and CMJ. Founded in 2007, OurStage delivers music and editorial coverage to over 4 million monthly visitors from more than 170 countries, as well as development tools to more than 120,000 artists. For more information on the world's most authentic online music community, visit www.ourstage.com.

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