LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) -


Free HD concert broadcast via BillboardLive.com featuring American Idol finalist and singer-songwriter, David Archuleta live from Mashantucket, CT Thursday, December 17.

Fans can easily access the series by simply logging onto: BillboardLive.com where they will be able to safely and securely download the Microsoft Silverlight and OWL HD player onto their computer free of charge with a one-time, simple download.

One of the youngest contestants on American Idol and also a finalist, David Archuleta recently released his second studio album, "Christmas from the Heart," which the titled track is already one of the most popular holiday downloads, charting on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart. Archuleta's self-titled debut album landed at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with its release in November 2008.


Thursday, December 17 at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.


Our World Live (OWL.TV) and Billboard Magazine have entered into a strategic alliance to bring music fans BillboardLive.com, a new Internet concert series that allows unprecedented access to the biggest names in entertainment. Utilizing OWL's state-of-the-art technology, BillboardLive.com provides fans with the ultimate interactive concert viewing experience in HD. Fans have the ability for the first time ever to view the concert from up to five different camera angles of their choosing (depending on viewers' bandwidth). There's a larger full-screen "Director's Cut" view, as well as four other views where one can replace the main image at any time for a unique experience -- all with just the click of their mouse. In addition to the desktop features offered, the concert series is available to all iPhone and iPod Touch users. Through these two systems, the concert is viewable in the main "Director's Cut" format and available on the go.

No ticket required. Go to www.BillboardLive.com to see an in-depth video promo featuring David Archuleta as well as upcoming and previous artists.

Upcoming BillboardLive.com schedule:

--  Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza on December 24,
--  Alicia Keys on January 7, 2010
--  Rosanne Cash on January 21, 2010
--  Usher on January 23, 2010



Contact Information: Media Contact: Bobbi Marcus Bobbi Marcus PR & Events (310) 889-9200 bobbi@bobbimarcuspr.com