MTV’s “Total Request Live” is no longer totally live. It’s another sign of how both the audience and cultural juice have faded for “TRL,” once the most influential program on television for music superstars from the Backstreet Boys to Beyonce. Two weeks ago, MTV began taping “Total Request Live” two days a week in an effort to save money. After live shows air Monday and Wednesday afternoons, shows are then taped for the following day.
At its peak in 1999, “TRL” had 757,000 viewers a day, with 346,000 of them aged 12 to 17, according to Nielsen Media Research. So far this year, the show â€” now seen at 3:30 p.m. ET â€” averages 351,000 viewers a day, Nielsen said. The 12-to-17-year-old audience is only 113,000, half what it was only two years ago.
New Found Glory have split with their label Geffen Records.
Fiction Plane, the British alternative-rock band featuring Sting’s son Joe Sumner, has signed with hard rock indy label Bieler Bros Records.Â They will be releasing their new album, “The Left Side Of The Brain” on May 22, 2007.Â They are also tapped as the direct opening on The Police world tour.
One Less Reason is almost cracking the TOP 50 Album Chart in Jackson, MS.