REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 18, 2005 — MSN
Music will be the exclusive destination for fans to see the world online premiere of rapper Eminem’s new music video, “Mockingbird,” at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday, Feb. 21. Eminem fans who visit MSN Music, at http://music.msn.com/music/topvideos , will be among the first in the world to watch this video, which is highly anticipated by music fans because it features personal footage of the artist’s family.
“We are excited to be first place in the world that you can watch Eminem’s newest music video online,” said Rob Bennett, senior director of MSN Entertainment. “MSN Music is about helping music fans find the music and videos they love, and by working with an industry leader like Universal Music Group, we are helping fans more fully enjoy their favorite music.”
The world premiere of “Mockingbird” is a result of close collaboration between MSN Music and Universal Music Group (UMG) that allows music lovers to stream UMG artists’ latest creations. Last week, MSN Music and Universal Music Group premiered a new video from UMG artist Beck titled “E-Pro.”
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