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New Signing: Scars On 45

Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 to its label roster. The band is currently putting the final touches on their upcoming album, due out this fall (date TBA). They have also just launched an U.S. summer headline tour, which started yesterday in San Diego and will keep them on the road through early August (all dates listed below).

Scars On 45 released their self-titled debut in 2012, which landed at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Already a favorite among film and TV music supervisors, the band’s gorgeous melodies, driving instrumentation and boy/girl harmonies caught the attention of VH1 who chose them as a coveted You Oughta Know Artist. They made their national TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and received media support from the likes of USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, Spin, Billboard and more.

Boxed In Shares New Video For "Run Quicker"

Oli Bayston aka Boxed In shared the video for "Run Quicker" earlier this week. The track is the second single from the UK producer and songwriter's upcoming debut album (TBA, Nettwerk Records). The first single, "No Joke,"  was released back in April. The psychedelic video for "Run Quicker" was directed by Sam Mason. The song will be available on June 23 (UK) on July 22nd (North America).  

Peter Murphy And Rednote Partner For Innovative Music-Discover/Sharing Campaign

Following its successful partnership with renowned EDM artist, Morgan Page, Boston-based tech-firm Rednote has now partnered with the legendary Peter Murphy. Mr. Murphy, widely known for his pioneering work as vocalist for the influential British band Bauhaus, has released his tenth solo album, Lion, to critical acclaim, and is now on a North American tour in support of it.

As part of the marketing and promotion of Lion, Mr. Murphy’s team and his label, Nettwerk, have joined forces with Rednote, the leading provider of licensed musical snippets shared in text and social conversations.

Utilizing Rednote’s technology, Peter Murphy fans now have the ability to add musical snippets of the songs (“Rednotes”) from Mr. Murphy’s new album to their text messages as easily as they would attach a photo to a text. With a few clicks, Peter Murphy fans can insert Rednotes from Lion into their text conversations, and send them to their friends (and so on).

Additionally, by utilizing the Rednote technology, Peter Murphy creates a new channel for promotion and merchandising. Specifically, the campaign utilizes Rednote’s technology to facilitate the process by which current and new fans of Peter Murphy’s work will be able to purchase Peter Murphy tickets and memorabilia. 

Passenger Sees Career High Chart Debuts Around The Globe

Mike Rosenberg, better known by the moniker Passenger, is seeing career high chart debuts around the globe this week. In the U.S., his new album Whispers lands at #12 on the Billboard 200 with 19,000 sold. It also charted at #1 on the Folk Albums chart, #5 on the Rock Albums chart, and #5 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. In other parts of the world, Whispers landed at #5 in his native UK, #2 in his second home of Australia and Canada, #3 in New Zealand and the Netherlands and #6 in Germany.

Passenger, who played the main stage at last weekend’s Isle of Wight Festival in England to over 50,000 people, will be touring the world in support of Whispers, starting in North America on Saturday, August 2 in Atlanta, with 10 of 23 cities already sold-out and other venues upgraded. He’ll be supported by fellow Nettwerk label mates The Once and Stu Larsen, both of whom also appear on Whispers. He’ll also play a free show at NYC’s Central Park SummerStage on August 10. Full list of dates/venues is below.

Sinéad O'Connor - "Take Me To Church"

“I’m gonna sing songs of loving and forgiving
Songs of eating and of drinking, songs of living
Songs of calling in the night ‘Cause songs are like a bolt of light
And love’s the only love you should invite
Songs of longings but fulfilled, Songs that don’t let you sit still
Songs that mend your broken bones”
- (“Take Me To Church” lyrics)

Partnering with NPR Music, Sinéad O’Connor reveals the first track, “Take Me To Church,” from her forthcoming studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Out August 12 via Nettwerk Records).

To Listen (& Share) “Take Me To Church”

New Signing: The Once

 Listen To The Once’s “We Are All Running” from Departures:

Nettwerk is pleased to announce the signing of folk trio The Once to its label roster. The Newfoundland-based band has been quietly making a name for themselves in their native Canada, having collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned a Juno nomination for best Roots/Traditional album. In the coming year, however, the rest of the world will get to discover the joyous, harmony-rich acoustic music that have made them such favorites in their homeland.

On August 5, 2014, the trio (Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale and Phil Churchill) will release their new album Departures, just a few days after embarking on a world tour opening for label-mate Passenger, which begins in North America on August 2nd before hitting Europe, Australia and Asia.

Great Lake Swimmers Announce Canadian Summer Tour Dates

Photo By: Marina Manushenko

Tony Dekker of the Great Lake Swimmers has shared a new music video for the track “Talking In Your Sleep” from his solo album Prayer of the Woods which was released in November of last year. The video was directed by bandmate Erik Arnesen and premiered yesterday on Exclaim!.

Great Lake Swimmers have announced a run of Canadian tour dates throughout the summer, including a show in Toronto at Massey Hall with Rural Alberta Advantage, and festival performances in Vancouver, Calgary and Orillia, ON. The full list of tour dates can be found below:

Passenger Unveils Music Video For "Scare Away The Dark," 'Whispers' Out Today!

Today marks the highly anticipated release of Passenger's new album, Whispers. To celebrate, Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) has unveiled a brand new music video (above) for his North American lead single "Scare Away The Dark." It premiered on VH1.com yesterday, and will make its broadcast debut this Saturday, June 14 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown.

Of the video, Passenger says, "We had so much fun making it - massive thank you to everybody involved (especially the actors that ran around like naked lunatics in a field in the middle of nowhere on a monday morning …. LEGENDS !! ) I'm really really proud of this and hope you guys like it!!"

Ghost Beach Joins Cherub On North American Tour

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce that Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach, consisting of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn, will join Cherub on The Champagne Showers tour, starting September 5 in Knoxville, TN.

The Fall tour follows recent treks with Neon Trees, RAC, The Sounds and Blondfire, in addition to festival appearances at SXSW, The Great Escape, Sound City, Virgin Mobile Fest, TomorrowWorld and more. On June 19, Ghost Beach will be performing at the Firefly Festival, alongside Sky Ferreira, Portugal. The Man and others. Known for their raucous live show, Ghost Beach have perfected a unique blend of retro and futuristic synth pop to forge a genre of their own – Tropical Grit-Pop.

Run River North Perform On VH1 and CMT; Announce Summer Headline Dates

Watch Band Perform “Monsters Calling Home” On
VH-1’s “Big Morning Buzz”:

Band Performs Three Songs For CMT:

Los Angeles-based sextet Run River North announce summer headlining tour, following this year’s SXSW and soldout headline dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and more.

The band was recently featured on VH-1 "Big Morning Buzz," CMT's "Country Concrete," in addition to the Wall Street Journal, Last Call With Carson Daly, NPR Here & Now, NPR Weekend Edition, PBS Artbound, Daytrotter, KCET "Studio A" music series and Lexus: Music Uncovered, a CBS pre-Grammy special exploring Los Angeles hot spots and up and coming bands. They also premiered their first official music video for lead single “Fight To Keep” on TeamCoco, the official website of Conan.

Prior to joining Nettwerk and with only a 6-song demo, the band had already garnered a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance, won the Bronze Lion Award at Cannes Film Festival, and performed a sold out show at the Grammy Museum for its members.