From left to right (back): Jonathan Gordon (1916), Lex Borrero (1916), Blair McDonald (Nettwerk One); front: Stefan Johnson
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce a new publishing joint venture between Nettwerk’s publishing division, Nettwerk One Music (NW1) and LA-based, multi-media entertainment platform 1916 Management. Through this joint venture, NW1 and 1916 Management will together aim seek out and sign the hottest up and coming writers/producers, while bringing a management approach to publishing by working closely with these new signings to strategically develop their careers.
Writer/producer Stefan Johnson becomes the first signing under this joint venture. Johnson is one-fifth of the writing production team known as The Monsters & The Strangerz, currently one of the most in-demand pop production teams. They’ve been heavily involved in recent albums from Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Cher Lloyd, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and more. In the past few months alone, they’ve brought their writing and production skills to forthcoming tracks for Maroon 5, Ferras, Bebe Rexha and Chris Batson.
Says NW1’s Blair McDonald, “We’re delighted to be in business with Lex, Jonathan and the rest of the 1916 team. Their understanding and experience in the pop music business is a huge asset to our existing publishing business, and I look forward to developing a roster of the most talented writers/producers together. To start with the signing of Stefan Johnson is a statement of our intent. He is an incredible and positive creative force.”
Lex Borrero and Jonathan Gordan of 1916 add, “We are thrilled to be working with a company who has a true understanding of every facet of the entertainment business and a true independent spirit. NW1 has built a great publishing business, and we look forward to continuing to add to their already incredible and successful history.”
In case you missed So You Think You Can Dance last night, Valerie Rockey and Ricky Ubeda performed a contemporary dance to Gossling’s “Oh Darling” choreographed by Emmy-nominated Travis Wall.
Having won critical praise in the states and abroad, Gossling (aka Helen Croome) will see the proper release of her debut full-length album, Harvest Of Gold, in North America on September 23 via Nettwerk Records.
We are deeply saddened to learn of John Spinks' passing. Over the past 8 years, we came to know him as a passionate and inspiring songwriter, producer, guitar player and all-around artist. He was an immeasurable talent whose songs brought joy to many. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and his many fans. We'll miss you John. -- Your Nettwerk Family
"…one of the best Americana records of the year." - Exclaim!
“Old Crow Medicine Show find a ‘Remedy’ for Country music’s ails”
– Rolling Stone
Heavily celebrated, Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show see career high chart debuts today across North America. In Canada, new album Remedy debuts at #12 on the top Country Albums chart and #89 on the Canadian Top 200, while in the U.S., they land at #15 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Top Country Albums chart.
The band also shared a new music video for the Bob Dylan collaborative track “Sweet Amarillo,” which premiered exclusively with CMT worldwide last week.
Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, has unveiled a new music video for “The Mute,” which premiered on USA Today yesterday. Originally from his latest album The Family Tree: The Branches, “The Mute” is currently featured in the official trailer of the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, as well as on the film’s soundtrack, Wish I Was Here – Music From The Motion Picture (available July 15). The soundtrack features music hand-picked by Braff, including exclusive new songs from Bon Iver and Cat Power + Coldplay, in addition to tracks from The Head and the Heart and Hozier.
As with past Radical Face videos, “The Mute” video was conceived, directed and produced by Ben with the help of only his family and friends. The result is a compelling and emotional journey for the viewer. Radical Face is currently working on the last installment of his The Family Tree trilogy, and will play a handful of dates in Europe this November. Stay tuned for more news from Radical Face.
Partnering with NYLON Guys, Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach share the official music video for “Without You” from their debut album Blonde.
Directed by Ida Chelengar, the video bridges together all the elements of the band’s signature aesthetic. With “psychedelic graphics and groovy colors, the video perfectly portrays those summer vibes through pineapple prints, singing fish, and of course, a hook that will be stuck in [your] head for days," (NYLON Guys).
Acclaimed Nettwerk One (NW1) topline writer/producer Mike James continues his rise in the EDM world as he looks forward to the releases of recent collaborations with Zomboy, Dash Berlin, Walden, and EDM mega producer Maarten Vorwerk, among many others. His most recent Top 20 Beatport hit, “Beginning of The World” by Lazy Rich and Special Features, was released on Avicii’s Swedish powerhouse label LE7ELS/PRMD. Support for “Beginning of The World” has come from some of the biggest tastemakers in the business including the legendary Pete Tong who debuted the track on BBC1.
This release is one of many for Mike in the last 12 months, which include the opening cut “Hands” on Orjan Nilsen’s latest album, the Top 10 Trance single “When You Love Someone” by Dankann & Antillas (Armada), Top 10 UK club hit “Chrysalis Heart” by Delerium (Nettwerk), “Secrets” by 2 Faced Funks which appeared on Dance Essentials 2014 (Armada), and the #4 Progressive House smash “Never Fade” by Alex Guesta (Trice/Armada), among others. Learn more about Mike James here.
Jay Brannan has released a new video for "Blue-Haired Lady" from his forthcoming full-length album Always, Then, & Now, which he will self-release on July 15. The video, which premiered on Billboard.com, was directed by Los Angeles-based directing duo Rich Dorato & Adam Franklin of the creative group Who Ate My Teeth?, whose previous work include videos for Feist, Mastadon, Peaches and others.
Brannan's tour in support of Always, Then, & Now launches July 16 in Boston. Click here for all dates.
“Current Swell play solid feel good music” – Beatroute Magazine
“Current Swell is a great listen” – 303 Magazine
Victoria, BC's Current Swell share the official video for "Keys To The Kingdom,” the first single off their latest album Ulysses (available now on Nettwerk Records).
In Canada, Ulysses landed at #1 on the Rock iTunes Chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and in the Top 50 on the Top 200 Chart. Upon its release, “Keys To The Kingdom” was the #2most added song at Alternative Radio and is now charting Top 10 in the Mediabase Alternative Rock Chart. Current Swell continues to receive important critical support, including features with Huffington Post Canada, Le Huffington Post Quebec, Beatroute, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, MusiquePlus, Toronto Star, Canadian Musician and live performances for CBC Music First Play Live Concert Series, Toronto’s TheEdge and Sirius XM.