[07/28/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Entertainment and A&m Records Partner to Produce a Music Video Using Snow Patrol's Smash Success, "Chasing Cars," and Video Clips from Hit Series "Grey's Anatomy"

[via press release from ABC]


Video Available at ABC.com Until August 14th

Snow Patrol�s �Chasing Cars� was vaulted to the Top 10 list on iTunes after it aired during the closing moments of the season finale of ABC�s hit medical drama, �Grey�s Anatomy.� Due to the tremendous response, ABC Entertainment and A&M Records have partnered to create a music video combining clips from �Grey�s Anatomy� and the song �Chasing Cars,� which is available at ABC.com until August 14th. The video debuted on the ABC Television Network Saturday night during an airing of �The Rookie.�

�The overwhelming response to �Chasing Cars�� incorporation into the season finale of �Grey�s Anatomy� created an opportunity for ABC to connect with fans in a creative and innovative way,� said Mike Benson, senior vice president, Marketing, ABC Entertainment. �Making a video montage available for a limited time gives fans a deeper emotional experience that occurs when these two elements are combined.�

�This truly shows the power of a great working relationship between television and music,� commented Steve Berman, president of Sales and Marketing for Interscope Geffen A&M. �The reaction we received from �Grey�s Anatomy� placing �Chasing Cars� in the season finale was so immediate and widespread that it became a mini-phenomenon. To be able to take that and use it as a starting point for continued exposure of a great band and song has been a fantastic opportunity for us.�

About Grey�s Anatomy

The doctors of �Grey�s Anatomy� choose to live life to its fullest amid the daily life-and-death stakes of their jobs. It�s the drama and intensity of medical training mixed with the funny, sexy, painful lives of interns who are discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.

�Grey�s Anatomy� stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, T.R. Knight as George O�Malley, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel �Izzie� Stevens, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Kate Walsh as Addison Shepherd and Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres.

Shonda Rhimes (�Introducing Dorothy Dandridge�) is creator and executive producer. Mark Gordon (�Saving Private Ryan�), Betsy Beers (�Casanova�), Peter Horton (�thirtysomething�) and Krista Vernoff (�Law & Order�) are executive producers. �Grey�s Anatomy� is a Touchstone Television Production.

About Snow Patrol

�Chasing Cars,� a song Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody calls �the most pure and open love song I�ve ever written,� is the current single off the group�s latest album, �Eyes Open.� The Irish quintet, also comprised of Nathan Connolly (guitar), Paul Wilson (bass), Jonny Quinn (drums) and Tom Simpson (keyboards), formed when its members met as students at Dundee University in Scotland. After releasing two acclaimed albums on U.K. indie label Jeepster, Snow Patrol found runaway worldwide success with their third LP, �Final Straw.� The band recently opened for U2 on their �Vertigo� tour and have seen �Eyes Open� reach No. 1 on the U.K. charts.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment offers quality, award-winning programming that includes many of the most widely viewed series, specials and movies. Primetime Entertainment on ABC crosses various programming genres with hit series like �Desperate Housewives,� �Lost,� �Grey�s Anatomy,� Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� �Boston Legal,� �According to Jim,� �George Lopez,� �Dancing with the Stars,� �America�s Funniest Home Videos,� �Supernanny� and �Wife Swap.� In Late-Night, �Jimmy Kimmel Live� celebrated its third anniversary in January, 2006. ABC Entertainment is part of the ABC Television Network, and is managed by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company.

About A&M Records

Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M Records embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M Records is part of Universal Music Group, the world�s largest music company.

  [july 2006]  


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