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ABOUT THE MTV EMA

September 15, 2015
The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 25 October at 9:00PM CET* from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, the city of Expo 2015. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMA brings music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2015 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2015 MTV EMA. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com
*Check local listings.

Since its inception in 1994, the MTV EMA has established a reputation as one of the world's premier music award shows. The 2014 MTV EMA, held in Glasgow, Scotland, was the most widely distributed show in MTV EMA history – airing in more than 160 countries and territories, including a debut on Channel 5 in the UK (last year's host market) and a special U.S. broadcast featuring a live pre-show in Miami.

More than 2.3 million viewers in the UK tuned in to Channel 5 and MTV and with ratings up 17% internationally on the previous year; the MTV EMA continues to break records.

The 2014 MTV EMA also delivered unprecedented social engagement across all of the EMA platforms. #EMA2014 trended #1 worldwide and the MTV EMAs ranked as the #1 most social US show of the week, with 13.6 million tweets the evening it aired, representing a whopping 656 percent increase vs. 2013.  Overall, the 2014 MTV EMA generated a record-breaking level of social conversation with 389 million mentions across platforms (including hashtag votes for international categories), which is up 572 percent vs. 2013.  The biggest driver was the newly introduced social vote, #emabiggestfans.

Past EMA performers have included the hottest and most iconic artists from the worlds of hip hop, rock and pop, including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Green Day, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Shakira, No Doubt, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Tokio Hotel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, U2, Coldplay, Prince, Lady Gaga, and many, many more. Follow @MTVEMA and check #MTVEMA on Twitter and find us on Instagram or Facebook. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com or follow us @VIMN_PR

Created with the aim of honoring the music and artists that fans love, the MTV EMA takes place in different cities every year. Past host cities include Glasgow (2014), Amsterdam (2013), Frankfurt (2012), Belfast (2011), Madrid (2010), Berlin (2009), Liverpool (2008), Munich (2007), Copenhagen (2006), Lisbon (2005), Rome (2004), Edinburgh (2003), Barcelona (2002), Frankfurt (2001), Stockholm (2000), Dublin (1999), Milan (1998), Rotterdam (1997), London (1996), Paris (1995) and Berlin (1994).