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Delerium Shares Official Music Video For "Days Turn Into Nights"; Breaks Into Top 15 at Billboard Club Chart

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.

Family Of The Year Enters Top 10 At Triple A Top 30; Announces Headline Tour Of 2013

"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.

To Listen To ‘Loma Vista,’ Click Here: 

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.

Nettwerk Music Group Starts 2013 On A High Note

Check Out Nettwerk Records' Label Profile On Billboard.com HERE

Nettwerk Music Group has 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 Announces New Music Venture, Nettrax; First Release “We Are The Future” By Andy Caldwell Feat. Angela McCluskey


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.”

Dispatch & Guster Team Up For Three Summer Concerts

Dispatch & Guster team up for three outdoor summer concerts in Chicago, Boston and Berkeley, CA.

To announce the dates, Guster skydives into Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion for the first date of Dispatch’s Circles Around The Summer Tour. To see what that means, watch the above video.

Tour Dates:

June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
June 8 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
June 15 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre, The

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1st at 12PM local time.

Current Swell Returns To The US To Support Album 'Long Time Ago'

Victoria, B.C.-based Current Swell return to the U.S. in support of their recent album, Long Time Ago, which was released via Nettwerk on October 16th.

Opening for Dispatch last year, this is the band’s second tour in the US. The independent band started with modest expectations, playing shows in settings that ranged from backyards to beaches and using social media to grow their audience. Since then, they have supported artists like Xavier Rudd, K’Naan, K-OS, The Beach Boys, The Tragically Hip and more.

Since forming in 2005, Current Swell’s west coast influenced sound—an infectious combination of blues, roots, pop and rock—have earned the quartet scores of devoted fans from Canada to Brazil, where they recently returned from headlining two major festivals in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Last summer, Current Swell not only headlined a Canada Day concert in front of a crowd of 45,000, but they also earned first place at Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, an annual professional development program designed to promote, develop and launch the careers of emerging artists through extensive marketing support, including a $100,000+ award.

Through the years of constant touring and slow but steady build of momentum, Current Swell—Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar), Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums)—have continuously grown as songwriters and live performers, while keeping their sound authentic to who they are as individuals and as a unit.

Tour Dates Below.

Neon Neon To Release New Album 'Praxis Makes Perfect' On April 29

Neon Neon (Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip) will release new album Praxis Makes Perfect in the UK on April 29th via Lex Records.

Praxis Makes Perfect is inspired by the life and times of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Born in to one of Italy’s wealthiest families, Feltrinelli was a left-wing political activist and published some of the greatest literary works of the 20th century, including The Leopard and Doctor Zhivago. He died in highly suspicious circumstances in 1972.

Praxis Makes Perfect features Sabrina Salerno, Asia Argento, Cate Le Bon, Josh Klinghoffer and follows Neon Neon’s 2008, Mercury-shortlisted debut Stainless Style, a concept album based on the life of colourful motoring mogul John DeLorean.

Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip have also teamed up with playwright Tim Price, director Wils Wilson and National Theatre Wales to create unique Neon Neon live performances. An initial run of shows will take place at an undisclosed Cardiff location from 2nd to 5th May. Tickets are priced £15 and on sale here.

Family Of The Year Visits The CMT (Country Music Television) Offices; Included in Entertainment Weekly's "15 Bands We Love"

"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

"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." - LA Weekly

With the impressive release of last year’s album (Loma Vista via Nettwerk Records) and a stellar live show, Family Of The Year has garnered some fantastic support from the press. This month, Entertainment Weekly includes the band in their special feature, “15 Bands 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.

Watch Their CMT Performance Here: http://bit.ly/VitjyG

Formed in 2009, Family Of The Year is Joe Keefe (lead vocals, guitars), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitars, vocals) and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals). The band is currently on the road (see below) and will be announcing additional tour dates soon.

k-os To Release Double Album 'BLack on BLonde'; Features Black Thought (The Roots), Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Emily Haines (Metric), Corey Hart, Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979) and more

Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the forthcoming two-disc release from the award-winning and incredibly talented Canadian hip-hop artist k-os. On January 29, k-os will digitally release BLack On BLonde in the US through Crown Loyalist/Nettwerk Records. The double album is a cohesive collection of two records; one of rock tunes and the other of old-school hip hop jams.

Recorded at Hayden Christensen’s deserted Laurel Canyon mansion, BLack on BLonde is the most personal and revealing album of his career. “My friends say this is the record I’ve been waiting my whole life to make, there’s a confidence now,” says k-os. “People don’t generally want to take things too far. And I felt trapped by my birth into the music industry as a hippy or folk hip-hop singer; I’m over that feeling. It was time to delve deep and write an album (or two) that truly reflects all facets of myself. This album is a celebration of that.”

BLack on BLonde features exciting 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 said versatility by singing and playing drums, guitar and bass throughout the album.

Hey Ocean! Announces Largest U.S. Tour To Date In Support Of New Album 'IS,' Out Jan 29

Hey Ocean! has announced a multitude of additional tour dates that will take them across the country on their biggest U.S. tour to date. The Vancouver-based trio will release their latest album, IS, on January 29th via Nettwerk Records, and kick-off their 24-city tour on Saturday, February 2 in Seattle, WA (full list of dates is below).

On IS, irresistible hooks entwine with dreamy keyboards and crystal clear guitars. Hey Ocean!-- Dave Vertesi [vocals/bass], Ashleigh Ball [vocals/flute], David Beckingham [vocals/guitar]--are three mischievous personalities who, when combined, form a dynamic live presence that keeps concertgoers captivated and on their feet. The band has been building their fervent live following since 2008 with countless tours across their native Canada, sharing the stage with artists like Family of the Year, Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd and Bedouin Soundclash. Their electrifying live show has also wowed audiences at various festivals, including the Calgary Virgin Festival, Saskatoon Jazz Fest, Whistler Arts Festival and, most recently, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

(Keep reading for full list of tour dates...)