Nettwerk is thrilled to announce that Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has been nominated for "Best British Single" in the prestigious Brit Awards. "Let Her Go" was the biggest selling single by a British artist in the UK in 2013, and Brighton-born troubadour was the only British artist to have sold over a millions singles on top of a Platinum album.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has spent the past five years dedicated to busking the streets of wide flung towns and cities across the globe, only for 2013 be the year when worldwide recognition struck with his infectious single "Let Her Go."
Guster has begun recording their next studio album (title TBA), due out later this year, with producer Richard Swift at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, OR. Swift has produced albums for such artists as Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, Foxygen and The Shins, the latter of which he is also a band member. Percussionist Brian Rosenworcel wrote on the band’s studio journal earlier this week, “There is the feeling that we’re about to make something special. Not just the hope. It’s like a manifest destiny this time around. More to come.”
The forthcoming album follows the December release of their free live album, Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony, which is available now via their website www.guster.com.
Guster began in a dorm room at Tufts University and has released six studio albums in the last two decades – Parachute (1993), Goldfly (1998), Lost and Gone Forever (1999), Keep It Together (2003), Ganging Up On The Sun (2006) and Easy Wonderful (2010). Known to open up for themselves in disguise as psychedelic rockers “Trippin’ Balls” and as Christian Southern Rock outfit “The Peace Soldiers,” Guster has also shared the stage with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and most recently, the Dallas Symphony. Singer Ryan Miller has branched out into scoring films – including 2012’s beloved Sundance standout Safety Not Guaranteed. Bandmate Adam Gardner has started his own non-profit called “Reverb,” which works with bands, artists, and venues to reduce the music industry’s environmental footprint.
Coves are thrilled to announce that they will be joining Band of Skulls on their UK tour in March 2014. Their highly anticipated debut albumSoft Fridayis released on Nettwerk Records in the UK on March 31, 2014 (North American release date tbd).
Coves have spent the last 18 months quietly acquiring critical acclaim and support from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Don Letts and Radcliffe and Maconie and XFM’s John Kennedy, to name but a few. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s haunting classic "Wicked Game" peaked at No. 1 on the Hype Machine last year and has since been used to advertise ‘The White Queen’ drama series across BBC’s networks. In September, they signed with Nettwerk Records and in November they released "Beatings," the first single to be taken from their debut album Soft Friday.
Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.
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Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page has announced that he will be extending his residency at Wynn Las Vegas for another year, marking the third year of his relationship with Wynn. Page's first date of 2014 will be on January 11th at Wynn's indoor/outdoor venue, Surrender, where he will play the second Saturday of every month.
As an added bonus, fans traveling to Las Vegas to see Morgan Page will be able to use a special promo code (DJMP14) when booking their rooms at Wynn Las Vegas, which will offer preferred hotel rates and include four complimentary passes to Page's performance.
Throughout 2014, Page will continue to bring his charged live DJ sets that brilliantly balances highly energized House beats and blissful radio-ready vocal tracks to XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club.
Mike Rosenberg is starting 2014 off on a high note, with his international hit single “Let Her Go” certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with nearly 2.5 Million tracks sold. The song also reached a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 over the holidays, grabbing the #7 spot for two weeks in a row. The single has also been sitting comfortably in the top 5 on iTunes’ Top Singles Chart for several weeks, peaking at #3 just last week.
At radio, the single closed out the year and is now in its fourth week in the #1 spot at Triple A, as well as top 5 at Hot AC (#3) and top 10 at Top 40 (#9). The video, which is approaching nearly 170 Million views on YouTube, ended the year at #2 on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown and was included in VH1’s Top 40 of 2013.
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 on The Today Show (iHoda Playlist) and in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, and features in USA Today, Billboard, Washington Post, Rolling Stone.com and more.
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of electronic artist Andy Caldwell to its full-service electronic music label Nettrax.
"With infectious grooves and fabulous vocalists, Nettwerk Music Group is very honored to help electronic music fans the world over discover Andy's music," says Mark Jowett, VP of International A&R/Publishing at Nettwerk.
The DJ/Producer is nominated for a 2014 Grammy for “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical” for his remix of fellow Nettwerk label artist Delerium’s “Days Turn Into Nights” - a track from the influential Canadian outfit’s latest studio album, Music Box Opera.
On receiving the nomination, Caldwell says, “It’s always an honor to receive a Grammy nomination from your peers. I plan to fully relish in this milestone achievement; it's not the kind of thing that happens just any old day. I'm now one step closer to my ultimate goal of winning a Grammy! No rest for the wicked.”Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of electronic artist Andy Caldwell to its full-service electronic music label Nettrax.
Acclaimed NW1 writer/producer Fredro recently returned from a very successful two-week writing trip to Japan, a market where he's recently seen a great deal of success, having extensively worked with artists such as Namie Amuro, Tohoshinki, and Ai.
Both Namie Amuro’s album Feel, which featured Fredro’s song “Hands On Me,” and Tohoshinki’s album Secret Code, featuring “Doushite Kimi wo Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?,” were certified platinum in Japan. Feel was also the second most sold album worldwide, just behind Jay Z, on release week.
Although halfway across the world and submersed in an entirely different culture, Fredro was able to find a piece of home. Lil’ Eddie (seen above with Fredro), a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum American singer/songwriter who Fredro collaborated with on his album Emotional (“Miracles” and “Save Me From Myself”), released the aforementioned album in Japan at the end of October. Since then, Lil’ Eddie hit #1 on the Japanese iTunes Soul chart with his single “Miracles,” featuring TLC’s T-Boz. Previously, Lil’ Eddie had released three #1 albums in Japan.
"Just Like Him," a track co-written by Nettwerk One/Revelry client Jessie Jo Dillon for Brandy Clark's album 12 Stories, was included in NPR Music's round-up of the best songs of 2013. Says NPR's Ann Powers, "Her stories are…so intimate, they're full of homey details, and they really tell the regular lives of regular people in that great country way." See the full list here: http://n.pr/18mj8KG
"If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did." – NPR ‘All Songs Considered’
" ...a fusion of retro 80's-inspired melodies mixed with innovative experimental sounds." – VIBE
"…contagious pop hooks and tropicool vibes…" – Dancing Astronaut
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach will release their debut album Blonde, on March 4 via Nettwerk Records. Formed in 2012, duo Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn have perfected their unique blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop.
We recently shared party-starting album single, “Miracle”, when it was released alongside remixes by Le Youth, DallasK and Nathan C. “Every Time We Touch” is a dancefloor banger strapped with funky disco beats and gritty guitar, while “Without You” is an undeniable pop song with reggae undertones that commands listeners to move. Tropical grit-pop track “On My Side” opens with vintage synth sounds and grooves into a deliriously catchy chorus. The “On My Side” MP3premiered with Vibe, and is available to post & share below.
Nettwerk Music Group congratulates its artists for their 2014 Grammy nominations.
Nate Ruess of Nettwerk management client fun. was recognized for his work with Pink on hit single "Just Give Me A Reason," which Ruess co-wrote and performed. The song received nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Additionally, Sara Bareilles' "Brave," which was co-written by fun.'s Jack Antonoff, was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.
DJ/Producer Andy Caldwell was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of Nettwerk label artist Delerium's"Days Turn Into Nights," a track from the influential Canadian outfit's latest studio album, Music Box Opera. Listen to Caldwell's remix below.
Lastly, Darius Rucker's cover of Nettwerk catalogue artist Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance.