Hit single "Hero" from Family Of The Year is officially certified Gold by Music Canada. The single reached #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #57 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart and boasts more than 3 million views on Youtube.
While at radio, “Hero” peaked at #18 at Alternative Rock, #33 at AC and #42 at Top 40. Internationally, "Hero" reached the Billboard Top 10 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and continues to spread in Europe, while in the United States, it has sold over 148,000 digital tracks and reached #1 at Triple A and Top 10 at Alternative radio formats. Nettwerk Music Group's Mark Jowett (VP of International A&R/Publishing), Dan Fraser (President) and Lexani Llaguno (Director of Canadian Marketing) recently presented Family Of The Year with a Gold plaque commemorating over 40,000 singles sold.
Brooklyn favorites Savoir Adore and French Horn Rebellion have collaborated on a new track called “The Fire,” which premiered over the weekend on East Village Radio (here: http://bit.ly/1jcX0di). The bands will celebrate this week with three co-headline shows: Dec 3 in Washington, DC, Dec 5 in Boston and December 6 in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn show will also feature guest appearances by Haerts, Ghost Beach and Genghis Barbie.
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Though the two bands have been related by marriage for a few years (Deidre Muro of Savoir Adore and David Perlick-Molinari of French Horn Rebellion) and have shared the stage in the past, “The Fire” marks the first time they have collaborated on a track, creating the perfect blend of Savoir’s forest fantasy pop with FHR’s hot dancefloor beats.
Savoir Adore With French Horn Rebellion:
Wed, December 4 Washington DC @ Living Social House (w/ Carousel)
Thur, December 5 Boston @ TT The Bear's Place (w/ The Griswolds)
Friday, December 6 Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Rush Midnight, plus guest
appearances by Haerts, Ghost Beach and Genghis Barbie)
Out now, Guster releases a free live album called Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony. Guster has performed with multiple symphony orchestras on their recent tours and this album chronicles some of their favorite performances. The 10-song album can be downloaded for free at www.guster.com and www.noisetrade.com/guster.
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The album comes out on the heels of a sold-out round of New York City concerts. This past weekend, Guster performed the Keep It Together album in its entirety at The Beacon Theatre on Saturday (November 30) and two shows of the Parachute album at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday (December 1).
Passenger’s “Let Her Go” cracks the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in its 17th week on the chart, landing at #10. The single, which was recently certified Platinum by the RIAA, also claims the #1 spot on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Cart, climbs to #5 at Hot AC and breaks into the top 20 at Top 40 (#18).
“Let Her Go” continues to scan over 100,000 in weekly track sales and remains in the top 10 of the iTunes Top Singles Chart for its seventh consecutive week. The music video, which now boasts more than 140 million views on YouTube, remains in high rotation at VH1 and in the top 10 of the VH1 Top 20 Countdown.
During his sold-out North American summer tour, the VH1 You Oughta Know Artist made his stateside national television debut in July on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performed “Let Her Go” with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band. He followed that performance with a morning television debut on Live! With Kelly and Michael. Media coverage has included mentions in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, and features in USA Today, Billboard, Washington Post and more.
CBC Radio 3 announces nominations for the annual Bucky Awards, honoring the best in Canadian independent music.
Nettwerk Music Group congratulates The Pack A.D.,Royal Canoe and Tony Dekker on their multiple nominations.
The Pack A.D. are nominated for "Best Video" for "Battering Ram," included as a Top 10 finalist for "Dynamic Duo" and "Must Follow Artist." Great Lake Swimmers' frontman Tony Dekker is up for "Most Canadian Song" for "Prayer of the Woods," the title track from his solo debut (out now). Royal Canoe is also nominated for "Best Song" and "Best Live Show." Be sure to catch Royal Canoe's most recent performance on CBC Q HERE.
Voting is open from now until Friday, November 29 at midnight EST. The winners will be revealed on Wednesday, December 4. Click HERE to vote.
"This Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter put on an unparalleled set thick with emotion, energy and musical chops…with a soulful, expressive voice, vulnerable lyrics and striking looks.” – Billboard.biz (2012 Live Review)
Vancouver-based, China-born singer/songwriter Wanting has announced a North American tour in support of her sophomore album, Say The Words. The tour will launch on Thursday, February 20th in her current home city of Vancouver, B.C. and wrap on Tuesday, March 25th in Seattle, WA (all dates below). This marks Wanting’s largest tour of North America to date, following a short run of sold-out dates a year ago in support of debut album Everything In The World.
Wanting is currently making her way around Asia, where Say The Words debuted at #1 in China, Hong Kong,Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia, and shot to #1 on QQ, a Beijing-based music streaming service boasting more than 780 million members. Additionally, album track “When It’s Lonely,” one of three album trucks sung in her native of Mandarin, is featured on the Chinese version of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie soundtrack.
From left to right: Kelby Ray, Jaren Johnston, Connie Britton (from Nashville), Neil Mason
The Cadillac Three, featuring Nettwerk One/Revelry publishing client Neil Mason, stopped by the set of ABC hit series Nashville yesterday. The band, pictured above getting cozy with Nashville star Connie Britton, shot a scene where they performed their song "The South," which will be featured on the band's upcoming album. Keep an eye out for their episode, set to air in early 2014!
Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, spent much of October on tour in support of his latest release, The Family Tree: The Branches. While in San Francisco, he stopped by the Haus of Hipstamatic for an intimate interview and fireside performance of "Always Gold," presented by Filter Magazine.Watch it above!
The Pack A.D., the Vancouver-based band NPR described as a “fantastically gritty rock duo” and RCRD LBL said ”pound punk and garage rock into a fuzzy pulp,” have announced the first leg of their 2014 tour, which stretches across North America and kicks off January 31 at Barboza in Seattle.
Becky Black (vocals/guitar) and Maya Miller (drums) recently announced the Jan. 28 release of Do Not Engage, their full-length Nettwerk Records’ debut, which was produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six, The Mooney Suzuki, Dirtbombs) and recorded in a Motor City chicken-processing plant.
“He’s very easy to work with,” said Miller. “He really gets us. All his instincts are very much anything that we would think of at any given time. We’re all sort of organically working together and it’s really easy. It’s just like friends hanging out. We didn’t go out looking for a producer, let’s put it that way. That came naturally. We were friends first and it kinda went from there, and that’s how we try to approach everything with our music.”
Last Call with Carson Daly caught up with The Pack A.D. while they were in Los Angeles for Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival. The segment, which includes both an interview and live performance footage, can be viewed HERE. AXS Live aired two songs from the band’s recent Los Angeles performances: “Animal” and “TheWater." Watch the "Animal" performance above.
After several years abroad, Australia’s Boy & Bear announce their much-anticipated return to North America to support their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream (available now at iTunes).
Known for their remarkable live performance, Boy & Bear made their first appearance on North American shores in 2011 at Lollapalooza, where they impressed the crowd with beautifully crafted songs infused with guitar riffs, mandolins, keys, banjos and lush vocal harmonies.
Lead single "Southern Sun" is a shining example of that dreamy pop panache and vivid storytelling. Coasting along on a lilting acoustic guitar, it builds into an undeniable hook. "It's a really simple song," says lead vocalist Dave Hosking. "I was always fascinated by something like America's 'Horse with No Name'. The song is only two chords, but it's completely captivating. That was in my mind. The longer I do this, the more I appreciate subtlety in music." Watch the official music video for "Southern Sun" above.
Harlequin Dream was recorded at Australia's legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty). Certified Gold and already #1 in Australia, Harlequin Dream is nominated for several ARIA Awards, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at the 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted album and group categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Alternative Album.