After a hugely successful year in and around China, Wanting was invited to perform her hit single "You Exist In My Song" at CCTV's New Year Gala in China. This televised celebration of the Chinese New Year is th emost watched television program in the world, with 700 million viewers in Mainland China alone. The Vancouver-based, Chinese-born singer/songwriter performed the track as a duet with famous Chinese actor, Du Chin. Watch it above.
Nettwerk sends a big congratulations to management client fun. for taking home the awards for "Best New Artist" and "Song Of The Year" at last night's 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Early in the evening, the band (who were nominated for six awards total) took to the stage for a live performance of their latest single, "Carry On."
fun.--Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Anatonoff--released their acclaimed debut album, Aim and Ignite, in 2009 via Nettwerk Records, andbroke out in early 2012 with their smash single “We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae” from sophomore album Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen). The single has gone on to sell nearly 11 million digital copies worldwide and boasts more than 160 million YouTube views, while the album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.
The band recently announced a summer tour with special guests Tegan & Sara starting July 6. Click here for tour dates.
The accolades have continue to pour in for Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting, who released her debut album Everything In The World last summer. In addition to going Triple Platinum in China and Hong Kong and PlatinuminMalaysia and Taiwan, Wanting has swept the board in most of the various 2012 Chinese Music Awards in the People's Republic of China, where numerous Annual Music Award Events occur each year, some with glamourous high profile TV ceremonies and all with varying degrees of media/public importance. One of the most acclaimed and respected awards are the Zhong Ge Bang (Chinese Songs Billboard Awards), where Wanting won the honor of Best Newcomer and Best Song for "You Exist In My Song." Wanting is also expected to take home top honors in the upcoming Yin Yue Feng Yun Bang, the important Chinese Music Radio Awards, which will announce winners in April. Wanting has achieved the unusual feat of a mainland Chinese artist--winning support from both independent and mainstream pop music fans.
Multilingual singer Nadina shares the official music video for “Shou Baddou Yseer” from her Nettwerk debut album, In The Now (out now).
Directed by Joseph Klymkiv, the video follows a less traditional narrative structure using a collection of locations in and around her current residence of Vancouver, BC. These scenes are intercut with beautiful underwater footage of the naturally aquatic singer submerged in the city’s cold, coastal waters.
Most songs are written about life experiences. Nadina’s music is as varied and fascinating as her personal history.
Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page will return to Las Vegas for a second-year residency.
Page joins fellow mega-artists in the 2013 lineup; a bill that includes Lil Jon, Above & Beyond, David Guetta, Diplo and more. After an unprecedented roster in 2012, Page returns with his charged live DJ sets that brilliantly balanced house music and blissful, radio-ready pop to XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club throughout the year.
Page returns from Australia’s Big Day Out Festival, where he played in front of 150,000+ festival attendees. On March 1st, Morgan returns home to headline a special show at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The LA date is one of many to be announced in the coming weeks.
Influential Canadian outfit Delerium partners with Billboard.com to share the official music video for “Days Turn Into Nights” from their first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera (out now via Nettwerk Records).
Directed by Stephen Scott, the evocative and abstract video features dancers in a surreal, digitally manipulated landscape performing graceful acrobatic choreography in a time-warped, slow-motion dream of sorts.
“Days Turn Into Nights” debuted on the Billboard Club Chart as the #1 Breakout song; and now enters the Top 15 to land at #13. This success follows the release of the nine-song EP that include several remixes by Andy Caldwell, Seven Lions and Solarstone.
For “Days Turn Into Nights,” Delerium incorporates a male singer for the second time in 12 years! In the past, Delerium has featured strong female vocalists – having worked with Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Miranda Lee Richards, Butterfly Boucher, Emily Haines (of Metric) and the most commercially successful single, “Silence,” featured Sarah McLachlan. Only once since Matthew Sweet on “Daylight" (from 2000’s Poem) has Delerium brought in a male vocalist.
"Loma Vista is pure pop bliss. Enhanced by Keefe's acerbic wit, it deserves to appear on many year-end Top 10 lists." – Huffington Post
The excitement surrounding LA-based Family Of The Year has been building steadily since the release of Loma Vista (Nettwerk Records) last summer, and there’s no sign of it slowing down in the new year. Having garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Walk The Moon, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, Milo Greene and others, the band is set to launch their first headline tour of 2013. See full dates below.
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Four weeks since they saw their Billboard radio chart debut, Family of the Year's "Hero" cracks the Top 10 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart. “Hero” is also Top 20 at Alternative Radio and amongst the 5 most added tracks at the format. To read about their radio success, check out Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” feature HERE.
With the impressive release of last year’s album and a stellar live show, Family Of The Year has garnered fantastic media support. This month, Entertainment Weekly includes the band in their special feature, “15 New Stars We Love” and CMT (Country Music Television, Inc.) invites the band to their studios for an exclusive taping of “Hero.” All this follows last month’s television debut on Last Call With Carson Daly.
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Nettwerk Music Grouphas started off the New Year on a high note, coming off of an exciting 2012 across all facets of the company.
On the management side, the biggest story of the year was fun., who broke out with their smash single “We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae” from sophomore album Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen). The single has gone on to sell over 10.5 million digital copies worldwide and boasts more than 160 million YouTube views, while the album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. The band ended the year with six Grammy® nominations including Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Internationally, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting (who is signed to Nettwerk's management, label and publishing rosters) 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 is nominated for 10 Chinese Music Chart Awards (similar to the Grammy Awards), including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the Year.
LA-based band Family of the Year, who sits on Nettwerk’s management and label rosters, saw a local buzz early last year grow into full-fledged national acclaim. Their track “Hero” debuted at #28 on the Triple A Chart (now Top 10), leading Billboard Magazine to highlight them in their “Bubbling Under” weekly feature. The band has seen huge licensing success, with tracks featured in the HBO series Girls, a national Advil television commercial, and a major placement in the anticipated film Thanks For Sharing, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo. They ended 2012 with their debut national TV appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly, and a nod from the Huffington Post, which said, "Family of the Year should be going places besides their next tour stop. Loma Vista is pure pop bliss...it deserves to appear on many year-end Top 10 lists."
Label artist Passenger started off 2013 with his latest album, All The Little Lights,achieving its highest chart ranking (#7) on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, where it has appeared for 22 straight weeks and counting. The video for lead single “Let Her Go” exploded on YouTube, gaining 6 million views over two months and bringing the current total to 7 million. In the UK, iTunes named All The Little Lights the “Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012.” Passenger’s fan-base grew exponentially after extensive tour dates with Ed Sheeran in the U.S. and Europe, leading to his own sold-out debut headline tour in December. He is currently in the midst of a sold-out UK/European headline run.
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce an innovative and original new music venture called Nettrax, a full-service electronic music label that will directly solicit and launch standout tracks and albums from a diverse and growing talent pool of musicians and artists in the electronic music scene. With each release, the Los Angeles-based company will provide marketing strategies, as well as digital and/or physical distribution.
Partnering with Nettwerk in establishing and guiding Nettrax is Jared Barboza, who has spent his career managing and implementing strategic development at both Virgin Entertainment and Napster before starting his own artist management company, Abbott Monroe (Morgan Page, Andy Caldwell, Revolvr). A specialist in artist development and music marketing strategy, Barboza will consult on all Nettrax partnerships and new talent acquisition.
“Applying Nettwerk’s established reputation as a label devoted to artist development has enormous potential for the EDM market. The two most common scenarios available for an artist right now is to either sign with a major label who will want a huge commitment up front, or sign with a small label who has limited resources when trying to reach a broader market. Nettrax is the perfect balance between the two,” says Barboza.
Of the new venture, Mark Jowett, VP International A&R/Publishing of Nettwerk Music Group, adds, “Throughout its history, Nettwerk has been a home for iconic electronic artists like Skinny Puppy, Tiësto, Delerium, BT, Junkie XL and Morgan Page. We're elated to now have a label where we can closely work with up and coming, promising artists in the electronic genre; which at the moment is one of the most revolutionary areas of the music business.”