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Passenger Announces 'Whispers II' Album Release & Partnership With Unicef UK

Passenger’s upcoming album Whispers II will be released via his own label, Black Crow Records, on April 20, 2015 and 100% of all profits raised will go towards Unicef UK’s groundbreaking initiative in Liberia. 

Every year ten thousand children die of malnutrition in Liberia. Over the next five years, Unicef UK aims to reach every child under the age of five in the country, and protect them from the danger of malnutrition.

Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger):
“It's so exciting to be able to work with Unicef on such an important campaign. Money raised from these sales will go directly towards food and supplements to help bring severely malnourished kids back to health, facility upgrades and maintenance, education and training for health workers in the region."

Visit http://www.unicef.org.uk to find out more.

Ash Koley Shares Video For Single "Criminal," Top 20 at HOT AC & AC Radio In Canada

Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley share the official music video for “Criminal,” which entered both HOT AC & AC Top 20 radio charts this week. Co-written by Justin Grey (John Legend, Ryan Cabrera, Mariah Carey), “Criminal” is the debut single from their forthcoming album slated for release in 2015.

Singer Ash Koley and producer/songwriter Phil Deschambault began their musical collaboration in 2004, when the two self-proclaimed nerds from Winnipeg were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Phil was looking for a singer who could relate to his sound, and Ash’s velvety voice did just that. Together, their sound is an amalgamation of diverse influences, from Abba to the Eurythmics, and from Peter Gabriel to Radiohead. The result is a band that is a full embodiment of what they each bring to the duo – quirky charm and upbeat classic pop music.

Family Of The Year Announce Tour Dates (Includes SXSW 2015)


Nettwerk Records' Family Of The Year announces North American tour dates, starting May 13 with Lord Huron, followed by a run of dates with AWOLNATION. The band will also make an appearance at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. Full dates below.

As of today, the band has gained over 59 million Youtube & Spotify streams of “Hero” worldwide.

Watch The Official Music Video For “Hero” Here:

In the coming days, HBO’s Girls will feature an exclusive song from the band to air during the closing moments of the season’s finale. Other artists to record a song exclusively for the show, include St. Vincent, Grimes x Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers.

Nettwerk Artists At SXSW 2015

In Collaboration With Leo Burnett Artist In Residence
March 18th @ Maggie Mae’s (12-5pm)

Artists from across Nettwerk Music Group’s label, management and publishing divisions are heading to Austin this week, including Family of the Year (Label/Management), Boxed In (Label), Chadwick Stokes (Management, Label ex US), Yukon Blonde (Publishing) and My Jerusalem (Publishing).

Nettwerk will also be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a day party on Wednesday, March 18 from 12-5pm at Maggie Mae’s, in collaboration with Leo Burnett Artist In Residence. Attendees will be treated to live music from Family of the Year, Boxed In and Chadwick Stokes, along with free food and drinks and the option to download a customized Nettwerk digital sampler via our friends at DropKloud. RSVP here.

Artist Schedules:


The third episode of Nettcast, Nettwerk's 30th anniversary podcast, features Dia Frampton of ARCHIS. Listen to Dia's hilarious South Park impersonations and a wild game of "what animal sound is this." The ARCHIS EP is out now. Watch the music video for "Bittersweet" here

Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma & Penny Palmer, with special guest Nettwerker Rachel Cragg! Past episodes of Nettcast can be found on iTunes here

Great Lake Swimmers Announce U.S. Tour; Listen To New Single Now


Canadian folk outfit Great Lake Swimmers have announced a run of U.S. tour dates that will begin in Vermont at the end of April and bring the group down the eastern coast. The new dates build upon the already on-sale Canadian run (see below for the full list). The band will release their sixth album, A Forest Of Arms, on April 21, 2015.

As with past albums, Great Lake Swimmers recorded A Forest Of Arms in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of those locations was the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Ontario where they recorded a number of the acoustic guitar tracks for the album amid the haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats. The band recently unveiled (via The Bluegrass Situation) a behind-the-scenes video of Tony Dekker performing the new track, “Don’t Leave Me Hanging” in the cave.

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lùisa Releases Video For Single "Belong"

German singer/songwriter lúisa, who recently signed to Nettwerk label roster (EU only), has released a video for "Belong," the first single from her forthcoming album Never Own (May tba). The video is produced by Tilo Kux of the Düsseldorfer film collective "grown." He and lúisa worked together on the concept of the video and directed together as well. Watch the stunning finished produc above. 

While the album was recorded both inside an old light ship in London and in a country house at the shores of the North Sea, lúisa ventures deep into German forests for the "Belong" video. She was accompanied by acrobat and aerial rope performer Daniel Görich, who had to endure a number of discomforts during the shot.

"They were some incredibly nice but intense days: Between hours of body painting starting at 5 in the morning, ice cold shots in the woods with numb feet, and strenuous rope artistry in an old factory, there was no time to fool around in the Rhenish atmosphere," explains lúisa.

The Hamburg-born artist impresses with her smoky voice, signature guitar lines and expressive compositions. On Never Own, lúisa combines her folk roots with electronic mysticism, strong melodies with headstrong pop. Dancing between quiet introspection and stormy outbursts, the artistic progress of the 22-year-old can also be read in her vivid lyrics, which are sung in English, French and Italian. 

Delerium To Release New Album 'Rarities & B-Sides' On April 21

Influential Canadian outfit Delerium are set to release their new album Rarities & B-Sides on April 21, 2015. The album is comprised of previously unreleased tracks and remixes spanning the last 15 years. The album includes 3 brand new singles that recently resurfaced from the stacks, “Glimmer” featuring Emily Haines (of Metric) premiered earlier this year on EDM.com, “Ray” which was a b-side off previous album Music Box Opera and “Aurora” an un-earthed instrumental that turned into a collaboration with vocalist Rykka.

Listen And Share “Aurora”:

There are three tracks on our Rarities & B-Sides that are previously unreleased.” says Bill Leeb of Delerium. “These songs were literally buried in a box of tapes for more than 10 years and were accidentally unearthed by our sound engineer Greg Reely. “Aurora” features the Swiss-Canadian vocalist Rykka and having been buried in the shuffle of all of the Music Box Opera demos, is very unique. The music itself goes back several years but the vocals were done more recently, so it is truly a blend of the past and the present.”

Kidswerk Music Signs Rockin' Robin & The Magical Tree; Debut Album "Let's Go" To Release On May 19


Kidswerk Music is proud to announce the signing of Canadian family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree, whose debut album Let’s Go will be released on May 19, 2015. The album includes the first single “Firetruck Firetruck” which you can stream below.


Nettwerk Enlists Footstomp Music As Its Australian Marketing Partner

Nettwerk Records has recently resigned their Australian distribution deal with Inertia and have upped the ante by enlisting Footstomp Music for Publicity and Marketing services.

“Nettwerk and Footstomp have similar philosophies on music, and we have fallen in love with their roster. We can’t wait to get our teeth into representing such brilliant artists in Australia.” GRAHAM ASHTON – FOOTSTOMP MUSIC – Director

“Nettwerk is excited to align itself with a company like Footstomp, that shares passion for great original music.” TERRY MCBRIDE – NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP - CEO

The next few months will see new releases from Family Of The Year, Frazey Ford and Boxed In, which is just the start of what is to come from this exciting new relationship.