CTV’s smash-hit music series THE LAUNCH gives viewers a rare look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life in today’s music industry. With an incredible team working to assist each chosen artist on the series, it also takes a team of dedicated individuals behind-the-scenes to bring the show to life. Here’s a glimpse of what goes into the creation of an all-new season of CTV’s THE LAUNCH:
12,000 – Number of 8GB memory cards used for footage during the filming of Season 2
600 – Number of lights in the studio
100 – Approximate number of production crew working on the series
95 – The percent of all professional music heard by the public since the 80s, mixed on an SSL Console (located in THE LAUNCH’s world class recording studio)
30 – Aspiring artists vying for their chance to record an original song
15 – 53-foot trailers needed to haul all gear into the studio
15 – Number of total cameras used for production
8 – Celebrity Mentors guiding artists
5 – Weeks it took to build the performance space
1½ – Weeks to build the recording studio
1 – One song can change everything!
To demonstrate the amount of work that goes into building the series from the bottom up, here’s a look at some exclusive time-lapse footage of the performance space and recording studio builds.
The six-episode second season of THE LAUNCH kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT in super simulcast on CTV, VRAK, and the CTV app. Weekly episodes of THE LAUNCH will also air day-and-date with CTV on VRAK, subtitled in French. Encore presentations of THE LAUNCH air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on Much (visit CTV.ca and Much.com to confirm local listings).