Savoir Adore recently invited NYC-blog The Wild Honeypie to their studio in Brooklyn for a very special "Buzzsession." Watch the band's performance of single "Dreamers" above, and check out the full post, including second performance of "Sea Of Gold" here: http://bit.ly/19yYPcK. The band launches their big North American tour supporting Sea Wolf tonight in Pomona. See full list of tour dates below.
Also this week, the band premiered their brand new song "Beating Hearts" on WNYC's Soundcheck, who called the track “A great summer jam…hooky, escapist, and great for blasting and belting along to…” See the full post HERE and listen to the song below.
Nettwerk Music Group is incredibly thrilled to announce the signing of Los Angeles-based, indie outfit Run River North (formerly known as Monsters Calling Home) to its label roster.
To date, the band has only released a 6-song accidental demo. Never intended as an official release, Run River North put together a last-minute promotional piece to sell on tour.
Listen To “Foxbeard” From 2012 Debut Demo Here:
With only that unplanned demo, the six-piece has seen extraordinary buzz, including a booking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2012, the band recorded and filmed a music video for “Fight To Keep” in their Hondas. Unable to afford a studio space at the time, the sextet switched off playing instruments inside the cramped interiors of their Honda Fit, Accord and CRV. Once uploaded, the video experiment ran an upward viral course to the Honda offices. Under the pretense of thanking the band, Honda invited them to perform in front 600 of their executives. With an “emergency meeting” keeping all but two Honda employees from showing up, the band got the best surprise of their career…it was all a hoax and they were actually booked as the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch their priceless reactions and inspired performance above.
Run River North writes brilliant harmonies paired with layered instrumentations and puts on an awe-inspiring live show. Headlining the largest venue to date, Run River North sold out LA’s famed Troubadour and immediately charmed Nettwerk’s A&R collective. “It’s about the song and the passion of how it’s conveyed. When it’s authentic, it’s magic and that’s what Run River North are creating…magic," says CEO of Nettwerk Music Group Terry McBride. About signing to Nettwerk, lead vocalist/guitarist Alex Hwang add “The family vibe at Nettwerk is what we’re most excited about. Impressively hardworking and genuinely enthusiastic about who we are and what we're trying to share - we couldn't ask for a better relationship and environment to make music and tell our stories.”
"If you were to marry the harmonies and psychedelic pop of Animal Collective with the frenzied vocal phrasing of Modest Mouse and throw in the falsettos of the Temper Trap for good measure, you can imagine Royal Canoe’s sound.” -- BaebleMusic
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The Winnipeg natives have signed with Nettwerk for Europe, and will release a numbered 10” vinyl Extended Play EP on May 10 (Germany)/May 13 (UK/Europe),followed by a full length album later in the year. The lead track on the 10” EP, "Hold on to The Metal" will be available for free download HERE. Watch the video for the track above.
Royal Canoe held the #1 spot at We Are Hunted for 3-weeks, and Filter Magazine declares, “Buckle up – the band is anything but your standard indie-pop. Known for their genre bending approach and their songs are clearly written with innovation in mind. We dare you not to dance.” After a successful appearance at SXSW, they are now gearing up for a heavy few months of touring with dates in the U.S. and Europe including shows at the Great Escape Festival, and performances with Fol Chen, Of Montreal, ON AN ON and more to support the release of their EP. European tour dates are listed after the jump.
The good people at SoulPancakerecently released a documentary on Zach Sobiech, a 17 year old who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that takes the lives of a large percent of its childhood victims. Given only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. His song "Clouds" spread virarlly, and soon, Zach's message was heard across the country. To thank Zach for his inspiring music and message, SoulPancake asked celebrity friends to participate in a special gift for him. The above video features a wide range celebs, from Briant Cranston,Jenna Fischer, Rachel Bilson and Anna Farris to Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, The Lumineers, Sara Bareilles and Nettwerk's own Mike Roseneberg, aka Passenger. Watch the touching video above.
Great Lake Swimmers have announced summer tour dates in Canada, which includes festival stops in Ontario and Alberta. The band recently received a "Roots & Traditional Album of the Year" JUNO 2013 nomination for their acclaimed 2012 release, New Wild Everywhere. All tour dates are listed below.
As well, Great Lake Swimmers front-man Tony Dekker will be going with WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund) on a trip this September to the Great Bear region on the north coast of British Columbia. The Great Bear is a Canadian ecological treasure, one of the richest and most spectacular ecosystems on earth and home to the rare white Spirit Bear. For the past year, it has been at the centre of a high profile national debate about the Northern Gateway Project that proposes to build twin oil pipelines from Alberta through the Great Bear, and transport oil across B.C. coastal waters. Tony Dekker is a WWF supporter and advocates for the protection of the region as a Canadian for the Great Bear.
On May 28, Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites will release Woodland + Young North EP Box Set (Nettwerk Records), a wonderfully-inspired collection of layered, earthy instrumentations paired with beautiful vocal harmonies.
The standout tracks from their debut EP Woodland - “Bloom” and “Featherstone” (as prominently featured in the season 8 finale of Grey’s Anatomy) - have generated over 5.5 million combined YouTube views. Watch the music video for “Featherstone" above.
Amongst the up and coming bands from Australia, The Paper Kites continue to build their hometown following, selling out shows with fellow countrymen Josh Pyke and Boy & Bear. This October, the quintet will cross waters for their North American debut, supporting City And Colour. The Paper Kites will provide support from Atlanta, GA to Oakland, CA.
Chinese born, Vancouver-based songstress Wanting has just premiered a new video for the song "Drenched" from her debut album, Everything In The World. The video had its broadcast debut on MuchMore Music in Canada, and its online debut at MuchMusic.com (here).
Wanting, who was recently recognized at the 2012 Best Album of the Year at the Beijing Billmoard Music Newcomers Festival as well as honored as Outstanding Regional Artist at the 12th Chinese Global Music Awards, will be a featured artist at San Francisco's Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 18. Everything In The World is currently Triple Platinum in China and Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia and Taiwan. Watch the video for "Drenched" above and stay tuned for more news from Wanting.
On April 23, Canadian hip-hop artist k-os sat in with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the double album BLack On BLonde (out now via Crown Loyalist/Nettwerk Records in the US).
Watch The Web Exclusive Performance By k-os And Black Thought (The Roots)
Of Album Track, "Try Again":
k-os joins an eclectic pantheon of musicians who have sat in with The Roots, including Justin Vernon, Cee Lo Green, John Mayer, Itzhak Perlman, Adam Levine, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Zakk Wylde, John Mayer, “Weird Al” Yankovich, Michael Bolton and everyone’s favorite rambunctious muppet Animal.
Double album BLack On BLonde is a cohesive collection of two records; one of rock tunes and the other of old-school hip hop jams. As such, the album features collaborations from a varied array of guests, including Black Thought (The Roots), Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Emily Haines (Metric), Corey Hart, Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979), Juno Award-winning Canadian rock singer/songwriter Sam Roberts and many others. Always innovative, provocative and fearless, k-os showcases his versatility by singing and playing drums, guitar and bass throughout the album.
USA Todayfeatures Family Of The Year as their “On The Verge” emerging artist. The much-coveted honor is in tandem with hit track “Hero” landing at #1 at Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart. “Hero” continues to chart in the Top 15 at Alternative Radio and shows no signs of slowing down.
Earlier this year, the band performed “Hero” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN, Last Call With Carson Daly and CMT Edge (Country Music Television, Inc.); and Entertainment Weekly includes the band in their special feature, “15 New Stars We Love.”
The “Hero” official music video about real-life bull rider Nicolas Sartor, gets added to MTV2 and MTV’s “Artist To Watch.” To watch the video, click above.
In the past, the band has had support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Walk The Moon, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, Milo Greene and others. With their first headline tour of 2013, the band sells out shows across the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Nashville, Denver, Portland and more. This summer, the band will make a run of festivals, including Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL), Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) and Kanrocksas (Kansas City, KS) – more to announce in the coming weeks. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP RAISES $10.25 MILLION IN EQUITY GROWTH FINANCING TO FUND NEW AND EXISTING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Nettwerk Music Group Inc., a privately held independent music company focused on building successful artists by offering a unified set of management, marketing and publishing services, today announced that it has raised $10.25 million in equity growth financing.
The equity financing includes investments from HBC Investments, as well as participation from existing shareholders Beedie Capital and Nettwerk’s four founding partners: Terry McBride, Ric Arboit, Dan Fraser and Mark Jowett. Nettwerk will use the proceeds of the financing to invest in new and existing artists under development. Nettwerk will also continue to be an active acquirer of catalogue music rights for which it is uniquely positioned to create and expand value.
"We are pleased to welcome our new shareholder to Nettwerk as we continue to expand the reach and success of our clients. We are also very grateful for the ongoing support from our existing investors," said Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk. "We plan to utilize these funds to create and grow success for our current and future artist clients through true partnerships that value the creative process and long-term patience and planning.”
Peter Brodsky, HBC Investments, added, “HBC is excited to be a financial and strategic partner of Nettwerk. The Group is a known leader in recognizing and leveraging the opportunities that arise from technological disruptions and industry shifts. Nettwerk has emerged as a successful and thriving music company that is uniquely positioned to create long-term value in its clients’ musical works and content. The investment comes at the perfect time where the music industry is experiencing a resurgence with explosive growth in monetization opportunities across diverse worldwide retail and distribution models.”
“Our involvement with Nettwerk, which began in 2006 with a focus on catalogue acquisitions, has shown that the Group’s capabilities and platforms are also effective at driving growth in established works,” said Ryan Beedie, President of Beedie Capital Partners. “We are excited to add HBC to the team in order to continue to grow Nettwerk’s catalogue acquisition and new artist development projects.”
The past year has been an exciting one for Nettwerk Music Group across all divisions of the company. Highlights include management client fun., who broke out with their smash single “We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae” from sophomore album Some Nights(Fueled By Ramen), which is now certified Platinum. The band was nominated for six Grammy Awards®, and took home two: Song of the Year and the coveted Best New Artist. Internationally, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting saw her debut album, Everything In The World, explode in and around China, going Triple Platinum in China and Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia and Taiwan. Wanting, who is also a label and publishing client, is nominated for 10 Chinese Music Chart Awards, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the Year.