|Amazon.com Teams with Walt Disney Records to Host Interactive Chat with Miley Cyrus, Star of 'Hannah Montana'|
Interactive Video Interview Offers Amazon.com Customers Exclusive
Access to Cyrus the Day after the Release of the Two-Disc Set Hannah
Montana 2/ Meet Miley Cyrus
SEATTLE, & BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2007--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Walt Disney Records, today announced they will host an exclusive, live interactive interview on Amazon.com with Hannah Montana actress and singer, Miley Cyrus. The live Web cast can be seen exclusively at http://www.amazon.com/childrens-music and will begin Wednesday, June 27, at 4:00 p.m. PDT, the day after the highly anticipated release of Walt Disney Records/Hollywood Records two-disc set Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus. Cyrus will answer real-time questions from Amazon.com customers watching the interview from around the world. Customers can also submit questions ahead of time by visiting http://www.amazon.com/childrens-music.
The live, interactive video interview is the second such event for the world's largest online retailer. On March 26, 2007 Amazon.com featured Academy Award(R)-nominated director/screenwriter Alfonso Cuaron of the film of "Children of Men."
"We are excited to offer our customers a rare opportunity to watch and interact directly with one of today's most popular teen role models, Miley Cyrus," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. "Through these types of events our customers are able to discover and enjoy new content and services, while being entertained at the same time."
"By partnering with Amazon.com on this innovative event, we are offering Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana fans around the world an unprecedented opportunity to interact directly with their favorite star," said Susan Van Hosen, vice president of sales, Walt Disney Records. "As consumers take more control of their personal entertainment, we will continue to pursue new and original ways to leverage digital technologies to help enhance these experiences."
The Hannah Montana 2 soundtrack features ten songs from the hit Disney Channel series' second season, including the #1 Radio Disney hit "Nobody's Perfect." Meet Miley Cyrus marks the teen's solo debut effort on Hollywood Records and introduces Hannah fans to Cyrus as a songwriter and singer in her own right. Cyrus co-wrote eight of the ten tracks on the disc including standout songs "G-N-O (Girls' Night Out)" and "See You Again."
The Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus soundtrack is now available for pre-order on www.amazon.com for $13.99, a savings of 39 percent.
About Walt Disney Records
Celebrating 50 years of turning music into gold, Walt Disney Records has set the standard as the leader in family audio entertainment. The label has earned more than 300 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards from the R.I.A.A, and several of its releases rank among the top-selling singles and soundtracks of all time. The label also produces music for the whole family including infants/toddlers, kids and tweens/teens plus special releases from Disney's expansive catalog.
Walt Disney Records and its imprints Buena Vista Records and Disney Sound are part of the Disney Music Group. The Disney Music Group encompasses all of The Walt Disney Company's recorded music and music publishing operations.
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