Verizon Cheers Premiere of Jonas Brothers' Movie with Timbaland Remix of Theme Song...

Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:00am EST

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Verizon Cheers Premiere of Jonas Brothers' Movie with Timbaland Remix of Theme
Song 'Tonight' - First on the BlackBerry Storm Smartphone

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless,
together with Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas, will celebrate the highly-anticipated
release of Walt Disney Pictures' Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
this weekend in Dallas with an evening of entertainment for the whole family. 
On the agenda for Jonas Brothers fans: an exclusive private screening of the
movie, a red carpet after party, a special appearance from Demi Lovato and a
remix of the movie's theme song "Tonight," which will be available first to
BlackBerry(R) Storm(TM) smartphone customers. 

To get the party started, the Jonas Brothers will join superproducer Timbaland
on the Verizon Mobile Recording Studio Bus to debut an exclusive remix of
"Tonight," the theme song from the film, which opens tomorrow in 3D theaters
nationwide.  "Tonight" marks the second song in this exclusive music program
produced by multi-platinum producer Timbaland in collaboration with today's
hottest artists.  Songs from the program are available for a limited time for
free to Verizon Wireless customers using their BlackBerry Storm smartphones
from Research In Motion (RIM).  

Starting Saturday night, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to get the
exclusive Timbaland remix of the Jonas Brothers' "Tonight" directly on their
BlackBerry Storm smartphones -- simply visit www.VerizonTimbalandStorm.com
using the BlackBerry Storm smartphone's browser, enter the device's phone
number and then download the track.  This song, and the other collaborations,
will be available to all V CAST Music customers later this spring.  

"The Jonas Brothers have captured the hearts of America, and Verizon is proud
to have been with them from the beginning through the 'Burning Up' tour," said
Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon.  "This film captures the
essence of the band and their recent tour; we're excited about celebrating
opening weekend and continuing the momentum by giving our BlackBerry Storm
customers a chance to hear a brand new song."   

"We are excited to debut our new collaboration with Timbaland and to make this
new version of the song available to our fans who use the BlackBerry Storm,"
said Kevin Jonas.  "This weekend means a lot to us, and we can't think of a
better way to celebrate than giving the gift of new music to our fans."  

"Throughout my career as a producer, I've worked with many different artists
spanning a number of music genres," said Timbaland. "Working with the Jonas
Brothers on the 'Tonight' remix has allowed me to connect with a new group of
fans and has been one of the most unique collaborations yet."

Verizon Wireless is working with Timbaland, in collaboration with other top
artists, to bring new songs to BlackBerry Storm smartphone customers in
connection with several special events over the next several months. 
Customers with BlackBerry Storm smartphones will be first to get the new
tracks, which will feature different artists and genres and appeal to music
lovers of all ages.  For more information, visit
www.VerizonTimbalandStorm.com.

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience is a high-energy Walt Disney
Pictures rockumentary feature film event from director Bruce Hendricks (Hannah
Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert).  The film blends excerpts
from the Brothers' red-hot "Burning Up" concert tour, including guest
performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, with exclusive
behind-the-scenes footage, off-the-wall segments, a never-before-heard song
("Love Is On Its Way"), swarming fans and a lot of Jonas Brothers-style humor
-- giving fans never-before-seen insights into the lives of Kevin, Joe and
Nick. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience is rated G for general
audiences. 

Available exclusively in the United States from Verizon Wireless, the
BlackBerry Storm is the world's first smartphone with a "clickable" touch
screen and features powerful communications capabilities, plus advanced
multimedia features, including support for V CAST Music with Rhapsody.  For
more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon
Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit
www.verizonwireless.com/music.  For more information on the BlackBerry Storm
smartphone, visit www.verizonwireless.com/storm.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless
voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered
in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon
Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone
(NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To
preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills
of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the
exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.


SOURCE  Verizon

Debra Lewis, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7512,
Debra.Lewis@verizonwireless.com; Monique Idlett-Mosley, Mosley Music Group for
Timbaland, +1-305-389-1082, moniquemmg@vzw.blackberry.net; Jasmine Madatian,
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Burbank, +1-818-560-5610; Lillian Matulic,
Hollywood Records for Jonas Brothers, +1-818-560-6197,
Lillian.Matulic@Disney.com
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