MTV COVERS MEMPHIS, TN MUSIC SCENE WITH “$5 COVER”

makeup_phixr.jpgThis May, MTV will present “$5 Cover,” a musical drama set in Memphis, Tennessee, and stars the hottest up-and-coming Memphis artists playing themselves as they fight for love, inspiration and money to pay the rent.

The series explores the modern-day incarnation of the city’s historic music scene through the lens of Memphis-based filmmaker Craig Brewer, acclaimed director of “Hustle & Flow.” Fans will have full access to all the music and artists they discover through “$5 Cover” with the release of the series’ soundtrack, available exclusively in digital formats, on Tuesday, April 28.

Craig Brewer on $5 Cover:

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$5 Cover Teaser:

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“$5 Cover” was created by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan). David Gale, (EVP, MTV New Media) is Executive Producer. Scott Bomar, Erin Hagee, and David Harris are producers, along with Jen Ringel as co-producer.

$5 Cover Official site:

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$5 Cover photos:

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  1 comment for “MTV COVERS MEMPHIS, TN MUSIC SCENE WITH “$5 COVER”

  1. May 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Also, there are two sets of made-in-Memphis documentaries that go with the series.

    Flipside (http://livefrommemphis.com/lfmtv/flipside) highlights 20 reasons Memphis is awesome.

    $5 Amplfied (http://5dollarcoveramplified.com) features the back stories behind the musicians and songs featured in the show.

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