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The Pack A.D., Current Swell, Royal Canoe, Passenger And More Nominated For CBC Music Awards

Nettwerk Music Group congratulates its artists for their CBC Music Awards nominations.

The Pack A.D was nominated in two categories: Best Live Show and Best Independent Artist. The garage rock duo's newest album Do Not Engage saw a career best chart debut entering the Top 200 at #87, hitting #16 on the Alternative Albums chart and #54 on the Digital Albums chart. The Pack A.D. also set a new record at Canadian College radio with Do Not Engage charting #1 for 10 consecutive weeks at the !earshot National Top 50.

Victoria B.C's Current Swell was nominated for Best Fan Engagement, recognized for a well curated instagram stream, a steady online dialogue with fans and for always having time to hang out after a show. Released on May 6, Current Swell’s latest album Ulysses landed at #1 on the Rock iTunes chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and reached a career high Top 50 debut on the Top 200 chart. The latest single “Rollin’” was recently the #1 most added track at Alternative Rock Radio and is now #24, in the competitive formats Top 30 chart.

Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, was nominated Best International Album for the critically acclaimed Whispers, which saw career high chart debuts around the globe. In the U.S, it landed at #12 on the Billboard 200, #5 in his native UK, #2 in Australia and Canada, #3 in New Zealand and the Netherlands and #6 in Germany.

Australia's Boy & Bear was nominated for Best International Album for sophomore album Harlequin Dream. In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted group and best album prizes.

What's That Song In The Facebook "Say Thanks" Campaign? It’s Radical Face!

Facebook recently launched a new “Say Thanks” feature, which allows their users to create personalized video cards for Facebook friends. It gained the most attention last week went Mark Zuckerberg himself created a video or his wife Priscilla Chan. But if you were wondering what the moving and melodic background music featured in the video is, it’s none other than Nettwerk’s own Radical Face and his song “Always Gold” from the album The Family Tree: The Roots. A second song also from the same album, “Severus and Stone,” is used in the latest “Say Thanks” video direct at family members.

The Family Tree: The Roots is the first of The Family Tree trilogy, released in 2012. The second installment of the trilogy, The Family Tree: The Branches, was released last October. Watch the latest music video for the song “The Mute” below:

Boxed In Premieres New Video For "Foot Of The Hill"

 

“Brilliant electro pop, great to dance to and sing along to” – Q
“It’s perfect piano pop given the electronica once over; enough weird and enough wonderful” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Driving alternative pop, filled with organic, earthly sounds” - HUH
“Oli Bayston seems to have a knack of turning everything he touches into gold. Upbeat piano-led electronica in the vein of LCD Soundsystem” –
The 405

Watch the brand new video for single ‘Foot of the Hill’ from Boxed In’s forthcoming, self-titled debut album on Nettwerk Records. ‘Foot of the Hill’ is a caterwauling hunk of avant-garde precision and a perfect aperitif for what is on offer from Boxed In’s debut due out January 19th 2015 in the UK (U.S. release TBA).

Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald as well as producing for the likes of The Voyeurs, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Boxed In, aka Oli Bayston is finally bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his first solo project.

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LA-based Family Of The Year share “Hero” from their album, Loma Vista. Known for their live performances, the band has played sold-out shows across Europe, including France’s Les Vieilles Charrues, Paris’ Rock En Seine and UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band has also toured with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, and Walk The Moon. A unique brand of indie, folk and acid rock, Huffington Post sums it up best, "Loma Vista is pure pop bliss, it deserves to appear on many year-end Top 10 lists."

 

Watch the new video for "Days of Gold," Jake Owen's new single co-written with Neil Mason. Each of Jake's last 4 singles went to #1 on the country charts, and “Days of Gold” is already Top 25 & climbing at Country radio and is his fastest rising single to date. The song is the lead single from his album DAYS OF GOLD to be released on 12/3 via RCA Nashville.
 
For more information, visit http://www.jakeowen.net
 

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Nettwerk Lands Budweiser Super Bowl Spot for Passenger's "Let Her Go"

Nettwerk's Senior Director of Advertising and Branding, Karen Macmillian, gives the behind-the-scenes info on just how Passenger's "Let Her Go" became the soundtrack for 2014's most popular Super Bowl ad.  Check out the interview here.

The LA-based, six-piece alternative folk/rock band recently released their anticipated, self-titled debut to critical acclaim, and is starting to sell out headline dates around the country. Produced by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins), Run River North burgeons with richly layered harmonies, dynamic instrumentation and evocative storytelling. The album deals with themes of hope, struggle and identity – a result of all band members coming from families who moved to Southern California from Asia.