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Photo caption: Audio-Technica had a strong presence at Live 8 held in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 2, 2005. Shown (L-R) are Jay-Z, along with A-T endorsers Chester Bennington and Phoenix of Linkin Park. Jay-Z and Chester Bennington are performing on Audio-Technica's Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images. (This photo is the property of Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)
Photo caption: Audio-Technica microphones were used at Live 8 on July 2, 2005 in Chiba, east of Tokyo. Shown (L-R) are A-T endorsers Joel Madden and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. Joel Madden is performing on Audio-Technica's Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, and Benji Madden is using Audio-Technica's Artist Elite AE6100 dynamic vocal microphone. Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images. (This photo is the property of Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)
Stow, OH 07-13-2005
Following the use of hundreds of Audio-Technica microphones at 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards and the strong presence of A-T mics at the 2005 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Live 8 is the third major broadcast event this year to employ Audio-Technica wireless and hard-wired microphones.
More than a million people assembled in cities across the world on July 2 for Live 8 concerts aimed at raising awareness of poverty in Africa and promoting aid for economic and social issues there. Concerts took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Moscow and Barrie (Canada). In the U.S. alone, more than a half-million attended the event that was hosted by Will Smith and held in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Philadelphia venue featured performances by leading artists such as Jay-Z, A-T endorser Linkin Park as well as the legendary Def Leppard, all using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. The Tokyo Live 8 concert featured A-T endorser Good Charlotte, with Joel Madden performing on the Audio-Technica Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, and Benji Madden on the Artist Elite AE6100 dynamic vocal microphone.
Other artists that used Audio-Technica microphones for Live 8 performances include Bryan Ferry in Germany and Kyo in Paris. In addition, a broad selection of Audio-Technica’s hard-wired microphones, including the AE2500, AE5100, AE6100, AT4041, AT4050, ATM35 and ATM25, were used throughout the Live 8 concerts.
Celebrating over 40 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com