THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVA Production By the Numbers

— August 22, 2018

Each year, a cavalcade of stars descend Bell Media HQ at 299 Queen St. West for one of the biggest street parties in the world, THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS. This massive production lights up the sky and screens across the country, and relies on a small village of crew to stage. Here’s a glimpse of what goes into the IHEARTRADIO MMVAS: More than 1 Million – Pounds of steel and gear in the stages 237,000 – Watts of audio to capture every note and scream 11,000 – Feet of cable used for the red carpet 8,400 – Approximate total hours for set-up of stage and red carpet 5,800 – Total feet of barricades used to hold back thousands of screaming fans 4,900 – Sq. ft. of stage production 2,300 – Total hours for tear-down 2,048 – Total audio channels used to secure the sound 955 – Number of people it takes to put on the IHEARTRADIO MMVAs each year 325 – Number of two-way radios used by IHEARTRADIO MMVA staff 232 – Number of desks, drawers, and chairs removed from Bell Media HQ for the awards, and reinstalled on August 27, as if nothing had ever changed! 185 – Total number of light fixtures on the red carpet 182 – Total number of microphones used to broadcast the show 175 – Number of moving boxes used to relocate staff, and transform regular offices into exclusive backstage green rooms 70 – Hours spent on sound check to guarantee the best live show possible! 53 – Kilometers of fiber cable (audio/video) 35 – Number of tractor trailers loading in the stage gear 31 – Number of photographers who photograph the event 24 – Total number of production rundown versions drafted 16 – Total number of cameras to catch all the action for the audience at home 8 – Number of days it takes to build the stage 7 – Red carpet cameras capturing every arrival 6 – Number of days it takes to tear down the stage 4 – Production Trucks 2 – Performance stages
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