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Death Cab For Cutie, Little Brother, Matisyahu & Saul Williams to Perform at the 2005 mtvU Woodie Awards

'Woodie Awards' Concert Event November 2nd at NYC's Roseland Ballroom; Premieres On mtvU November 10th

Over 1 Million Votes Already Cast by College Audience on mtvU.com

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- mtvU, MTV's college network, today announced performers for the 2005 mtvU Woodie Awards -- the only show honoring the music voted best by the college audience. Sets to take the stage at the first-ever live "Woodies" music event and ceremony are mtvU favorites Death Cab for Cutie, Little Brother and Matisyahu. Saul Williams will also perform at the event, joining Matisyahu for a special, first-ever collaboration. The 2005 mtvU Woodie Awards will take place November 2nd at Roseland Ballroom in New York City and will premiere on mtvU on November 10th. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.

mtvU has been a home for each of this year's performers. Death Cab For Cutie have had a longstanding presence on the network, first appearing as one of mtvU's original "Cut" artists for the channel's launch in January 2004. Most recently the band was featured as the inaugural "Unveil" artist for mtvU's broadband network, "mtvU Uber" and will appear as an mtvU House Band later this month. Matisyahu became a college favorite with his debut on mtvU's emerging music show "Freshman." Getting instant reaction from the audience with his video "King Without A Crown," Matisyahu become one of the most streamed artists on mtvU.com and was consistently voted on for mtvU's weekly music countdown series "Dean's List." North Carolina hip hop trio Little Brother has been featured on the mtvU music series' "Freshman," "Dean's List" and "Backstage Pass" for their major label debut The Minstrel Show which placed in the Billboard Top 200 first week out. Saul Williams has also had a consistent presence on the network with videos "List of Demand" featured on mtvU's "Cut" and "Black Stacey," a regular on student-voted countdown, "Dean's List." For information and to experience music by all of these artists, fans are invited to visit www.mtvU.com.

Over 1 million votes have already been cast by the college audience at http://www.mtvu.com/ for this year's nominees. Paying tribute to those artists who have captivated the college audience this year, The Arcade Fire grabbed the most nominations with five, including "Woodie of the Year" -- Best Artist, "Left Field Woodie" -- Most Original Artist, and "Road Woodie" -- Best Tour. The Arcade Fire joins Gorillaz, M.I.A., Matisyahu, Death Cab For Cutie and 39 other emerging and influential artists that are being voted on by the college audience.

To vote for the second-annual mtvU Woodie Awards, college students around the country are invited to visit http://www.mtvu.com/ before October 28th. There they can experience interviews, features and music videos by all "Woodies" nominees, plus submit and watch videos from student fans petitioning for their favorite nominee. Students can also listen to the nominees and cast their vote at mtvU Woodie Awards mobile vehicles that are traveling to campuses across the country. Nominated artists will be profiled on-air throughout the voting period and on mtvU music series such as "The Freshmen" and "The Dean's List."

Last year's first-annual mtvU Woodie Awards was a resounding success as college students declared their favorite artists and bands, propelling them to mainstream success with record album sales, sold out tours, and accolades at other award ceremonies. Modest Mouse and Coheed & Cambria were the big winners, each walking away with two nods. Modest Mouse was recognized with the "Woodie of the Year" award for Best Artist, and the "Silent But Deadly Woodie" for Best Music Video honoring their single "Float On." Coheed & Cambria won "Soundtrack of My Life Woodie" honors for Best Album with their release "In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3," and the "Road Woodie" for Best Live Performance. Other winners included N.E.R.D., Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, Incubus, as well as The Killers and Fall Out Boy who both won honors at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

For complete information on the mtvU Woodie Awards including programming information, news, details on the nominees, presenters, performers and much more, http://visit/ www.mtvU.com .

The second-annual mtvU Woodie Awards is sponsored by Citicards, Ford College Student Purchase Program, Garnier Fructis and T-Mobile.

Broadcasting to over 730 colleges across the country, with a combined enrollment of over 6.8 million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S. mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they hang out, through a three pronged approach -- on-air, online and on campus. mtvU focuses on content including music programming, news, student life features, events, pro-social initiatives and more. For more information about mtvU, and for a complete programming schedule, visit http://www.mtvu.com/ .

mtvU Uber makes mtvU the first MTV Networks channel distributed in its entirety via broadband, streaming 24/7 and on demand, featuring all of mtvU plus exclusive new music, original shows and student-produced programming for college students and music fans everywhere.

mtvU and mtvU Uber are part of the Viacom International Inc. family which also owns the MTV Networks programming services MTV, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon / Nick at Nite, TV Land, Spike TV, CMT and others.

Source: mtvU

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