On October 15th at Avalon Hollywood, the golden child of the EDM scene, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page was joined on stage by a flood of special guests - Tegan & Sara, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Andy Caldwell, Jonathan Mendelsohn and Angela McCluskey - with American Idol's Blake Lewis starting things up with a DJ set. The show comprised mostly of Page’s originals and remixes – previewing a number of tracks from the forthcoming 2012 studio album. To check out more photos from that night, see below and/or click HERE.
Like his contemporaries (Deadmaus, Girl Talk), Page put steroids into his live production to marry the audio and visual experience for his fans. As part of the set up, Veokami, a video technology company, teamed up with Page to build a crowd-sourced, interactive “recording” of the performance so that fans around the world can share the experience from start to end and from multiple camera angles. Fans were asked to bring their video cameras and record the night, and Veokami will stitch the footage together to create and share a single live piece. For more information: http://veokami.com/morgan-page. Keep reading for more information, photos and tour dates...
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to share the Nettwerk Fall Music Sampler 2011, featuring stand-out tracks from current label artists such as Peter Murphy, Ladytron, Frazey Ford, Great Lake Swimmers, William Fitzsimmons and many more. This Fall Sampler not only highlights some of the great music that's come from label over the past year, but also serves as an introduction to those music lovers not as familiar with Nettwerk's artist. Get it free on Amazon.com here: http://amzn.to/pYw9PL.
Having wrapped up their North American tour, Ladytron announces several forthcoming shows in Brazil and Chile. Full dates below, with more to announce in the coming weeks.
Today, MTV World goes live with MTV Iggy, a global music brand connecting the MTV audience with artists from around the world. As part of the launch, MTV Iggy invited Ladytron to Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall for an exclusive performance video shoot. For some “sneak peek” photos from the shoot, please click on the above photo gallery.
11-Nov-11 San Paulo, Brazil Joia
18-Nov-11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio
19-Nov-11 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Grande Teatro do Palacia Das Artes
23-Nov-11 Santiago, Chile Industria Cultural
Nettwerk Management artist K-OS will kick off a Canadian tour on November 24th in Victoria, BC in support of his MuchMusic Presents K-OS Live album, out now. Stream the new track "Holy Cow" below and get the full list of tour dates at the MuchMusic blog HERE.
In case you missed it, Feed Me's new single "Trapdoor" features Nettwerk label artist Hadouken!. "Trapdoor" builds on a wave of astral synths as they filter in through the track, lifting the vocals up on a bed of melody before unleashing its full force with a maniacal, mechanised baseline that writhes through the core of the track wiring itself around the soft synths and vocal hooks. Play the video above to hear "Trapdoor."
Ivy's signature track "Edge of the Ocean" from their 2001 album Apartment Lifeis currently the soundtrack to American Airlines new television ad campaign. If the track sounds familiar, it's because you've probably heard it in a slew of other television shows and films over the years; it remains the band's top-selling track. Ivy's fifth studio album All Hours is out now.
Singer/songwriter Matt Wertz offers the perfect holiday soundtrack for tree-trimming, treat-baking and gift-wrapping with Snow Globe, his first Christmas album, available on Handwritten/Essential Records October 25.
Blending Wertz’s signature acoustic style with strings and horns while adding a little holiday flare, Snow Globe features timeless Christmas classics including, “Walking In A Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night” made angelic by the lilting voices of The Nashville Children’s Choir. The 12-track album, produced by Ben Shive, features guest vocals by Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Dave Barnes.
“There is a reverence to making Christmas music,” says Wertz. “Instead of making the song serve me, I tried to serve the song. I wanted to make a Christmas record my grandkids would listen to someday.”
The project will be supported with a radio single and a 10-city Christmas tour throughout the Midwest and Southwest this December. Visit www.mattwertz.com for a list of tour dates.
Just a few months since the release of his critically lauded ninth solo album, Ninth, iconic frontman Peter Murphy unveils The Secret Bees Of Ninth EP, out now digitally. The 6-track EP features four previously unreleased B-sides from his recent solo effort, plus the full-length version of album track "Secret Silk Society," and his current single "Seesaw Sway.” RollingStone.com exclusively premiered “Gaslit" from the EP, commenting that Peter is “as dark and intense as ever on the track, which is just as strong as anything on Ninth.” Check out the full post on RollingStone.com here: http://bit.ly/oUOg3L.
Murphy, who is currently in the midst of the European leg of his major fall tour, will head to North America in November for a co-headline tour with alternative rock outfit She Wants Revenge. See tour dates and full EP tracklisting below.
Today, Nettwerk Records releases the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Janie Jones (Tribeca Film). The soundtrack features 11 songs, eight of which are performed by the film’s lead actors, Academy Award® nomineeAbigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, My Sister’s Keeper) and Alessandro Nivola (Laurel Canyon, Coco Before Chanel), in addition to tracks from recording artists William Fitzsimmons, Gemma Hayes and Patrick Watson. Janie Jones is in select theatres starting October 28, 2011, as well nationally on video on demand, iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly and Vudu. Watch the official trailer here: http://bit.ly/nC1X6t.
Listen to selections from the Janie Jones Original Motion Picture Soundtrack below.
Nettwerk Music Group is happy to share some exciting updates from its Management arm. Over the past few months, Nettwerk's Management Roster has expanded with multiple new signings: Shiny Toy Guns, Avalanche City, Hey Ocean, Gareth Dunlop, Joshua Hyslop, Radical Face, Liam Titcomb and Lucie Silvas. Read below for more information on each artist.
“For 26 years, Nettwerk has fostered and supported great new talent. I’m incredibly proud of these new additions to the roster and excited to present them to the world wide stage,” says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride. “The coming year also brings anticipated new albums from some of our established artists like fun. and Katherine Jenkins. Our goal has always been to be the best, not biggest, at what we do.”
In addition to these new signings, Nettwerk Management has seen great successes with a couple of its established clients. Roots rock band Dispatch, featuring vocalist Chad Stokes (also of Nettwerk-managed and recording artist State Radio), returned to the road for a national tour after a 10-year hiatus. In spite of limited national media attention, Dispatch drew nearly 150,000 fans from all over the world to see this limited run of 13 dates. The tour closed with three consecutive nights at Boston's famed TD Garden, which was a fitting exclamation point on a tour that saw the band sell out a 25,000 seat soccer stadium just outside of New York City and a three-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver.
On the other end of the spectrum, Lemonade Mouth (Walt Disney Records), the soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Movie by the same name featuring Nettwerk-managed artist Bridgit Mendler, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in April and has gone on to sell nearly 325,000 units.
(Keep reading for more information on Nettwerk's new management signings...)