From left to right: Luke Foley (Combustion writer), Chris Van Belkom (Combustion), Freeman Wizer (Sea Gayle), Tony Livadas (Brass Knuckles), Anthony Pisano (Brass Knuckles), AJ Burton (Nettwerk/Revelry), Neil Mason (Nettwerk/Revelry writer) and Danny D’Brito (Brass Knuckles)
Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music, Combustion Music, Sea Gayle Music and Complete Control Management recently came together to host a 2-day writing camp combining Nashville writers with two EDM artists: Tritonal and Brass Knuckles. Writing sessions took place from 10am – 7pm at Blackbird Studios and Combustion Music offices, with performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI providing daily lunch.
Participating writers included: NW1/Revelry clients Neil Mason, Mike Fiorentino and Tammi Kidd Hutton, Combustion client Luke Foley, and Sea Gayle clients Bryan Simpson and Ingrid Andress.
Nettwerk’s AJ Burton says, “The idea of organizing an outside- the-box writing camp in Nashville intrigued me and my colleague Melissa Emert-Hutner, and after discussing the idea with our friends at Combustion, Sea Gayle and Complete Control Management, we decided to give it a shot. Combining forces between two thriving genres and pushing the limits and EDM artists’ ability to feature various artists on their records, it just made sense to us.”
Complete Control Management's head of A&R Joseph Pepin says, "I've toyed around with the idea of sending dance acts from Complete Control's roster to Nashville for a while now. When I began discussing the idea with my friends over at Nettwerk, Combustion and Sea Gayle, I found that they shared an equal amount of excitement for the idea, so we moved forward with it. I've always had the utmost respect for the songwriting that takes place in Nashville and the ability that the writers in this city have to tell a story in a unique way. I think it is safe to say that we are all really happy with the results of the camp, and we hope to have more outside the box collaborations of this type in the near future.”
"An indie version of Taylor Swift. Insanely catchy, might make you feel like jumping on a bed." — Pigeons & Planes
Madi Diaz recently stopped by Pandora for a Whiteboard Session. Watch her perform “Pictures” from her latest album Phantom above or here. Diazhas been on the road since the release ofthe album on September 30th, first supporting X Ambassadors on the east coast, then Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on the west coast. She just announced a headlining show at the Troubadour in her adopted home of Los Angeles on December 8th. It will be presented by Alt 98.7's Close To Home. Prior to the Troubadour, she will headline The Mercy Lounge in Nashville on November 10th and will link up with Echosmith for four big city dates in the middle of November.
“Murphy's prancing, posing, playing, and crooning made for a fiendish, gorgeously lit tour de force…His vocals sound exactly the same as they always have… …This Goth god's career is far from dead.” – LA Weekly (Live Review from Fonda Theatre)
Today, iconic frontman Peter Murphy releases his live DVD, Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus, filmed in Los Angeles last summer at the Fonda Theatre. The Mr. Moonlight Tour marked the first time since 2006 that Murphy performed full Bauhaus sets, and the first time he ever did so on his own.
Watch The Trailer For The Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus DVD:
Bauhaus formed in 1978 and achieved worldwide cult status that continues to this day. As the main man of the acclaimed outfit, Peter Murphy helped usher in ground breaking opaque moods and atmospheres into the post-punk landscape. Bauhaus originally split in 1983, but eventually bowed to public pressure to reform in 1998 and again in 2005.
"Sinéad's nearly 30-year career forms a portrait of an artist in conflict; a brilliant singer who remains musically, politically and personally uncompromising after forays into folk, pop, standards, reggae and points beyond. By definition, her catalog is erratic, but it's consistently bold and surprising...Its first single, "Take Me to Church," looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder…the song provides a stirring and frequently beautiful glimpse into the mind of a singer who searches constantly for improvements in herself." - NPR
Out today, Sinéad O'Connor shares the official music video for "8 Good Reasons" from her 10th studio album I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss (available HERE via Nettwerk Records).
Shot on a bus in Dublin, the official music video for “8 Good Reasons” shows Sinéad at her most direct and powerful, but also demonstrates the power of redemption. "8 Good Reasons" is an emotive and beautiful song that represents the very best of her songwriting, her ever-powerful vocal set to a an uplifting chorus produced by longterm collaborator John Reynolds.
Victoria, BC’s Current Swell premiered the video for the single "Rollin" off of their latest album, Ulysses, this week on A Music Blog, Yeah?.
Ulysses landed at #1 on the Rock iTunes chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and reached a career high Top 50 debut on the Top 200 chart. “Rollin’” was recently the #1 most added track at Alternative Rock Radio and hit #20 at Active Rock Radio.
Current Swell is Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar), Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums).
In August 2014, a preliminary conversation was held between Dick Clark Productions and Nettwerk Records regarding Sinéad O’Connor and a potential performance at this year’s American Music Awards. Discussions continued for nearly two months, but in the end, no formal offer was made. It was subsequently revealed to Nettwerk and Ms. O'Connor that the involvement of Pope Francis in this potential performance was being pursued. Ms. O’Connor and her management later spoke directly with Dick Clark Productions.
Watch a hypnotizing video of Oefner and Guster’s collaboration via Boing Boing
Guster kicks off their US tour in January, celebrating the release of their new album Evermotion (out Jan. 13, 2015 on Nettwerk/Ocho Mule). Supported by a strong community of fans cultivated through their vibrant, relentlessly charming live show, Guster have been praised by the Boston Globe for a performance that "offers both contours and depth, [weaving] a little melancholy and a little dry humor into songs echoing the dreamy escapism of the Beatles and Beach Boys" and by the Washington Post, who hailed them as "a reliably unique and engaging live band," adding, "No one can say these guys don't put on a show." The band will perform at an intimate sold-out Grammy Museum event in LA this month ahead of the winter tour supported by multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi. Listen to three new songs off the album including single “Simple Machine,” praised by TIME for its “frantic beats and crawling synthesizers,” and the breezy, brass-infused “Never Coming Down” via The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1tgo1nl
The new music video for the haunting “Hold On,” available on The Best of Me Soundtrack, from singer/songwriter’s (and NW1 publishing clients) SHEL & Gareth Dunlop is now available for fans to view.
“Hold On,” a song that USA Today calls “twinkling” and “pining” appears on the soundtrack for the Nicholas Sparks penned film, The Best of Me, which hit stores on Oct. 7 via EMI Nashville in conjunction with Relativity Music. Relativity Studios’ film, The Best of Me, is now playing in theaters nationwide.
“Hold On” was written and performed by Gareth Dunlop and Eva Holbrook from SHEL.
1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music and Black Box Music host the first annual Merge Songwriting Camp to showcase some of the most successful international songwriters and producers from around the world (including Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evignan and Chantal Kreviazuk).
The Merge Songwriting Camp vision is to showcase and provide Canadian talent with the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s best in a week of writing sessions guided by major record executives (includingAtlantic Records, Interscope Records and Capitol Records UK). The invite only sessions will be held from October 19 -25, at Revolution Recording in Toronto (36 Laing Street) with workshops running from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. daily.
Music executives from various top worldwide music labels will be offering their expertise to writers and producers who were exclusively chosen to participate in the Merge Songwriting Camp. Each day the writers and producers will be given writing tasks via video conference calls with music executives to discuss label priorities and what major artist(s) they will be crafting for each day.
Media members are invited to attend a session to experience and chat with writers and producers. Please email Chrissy Newton at Chrissy@vocabcommunications.com to confirm a date and time.
“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.”- Mark Rheaume, CBC RADIO
"Great music. One of the warmest, soothing and rich sounds I've heard in a long time. Josh has created a beautiful, intimate soundscape backed with superb production. A pleasure to listen to!!”
- Alex Wharton, ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
Vancouver based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares new single “Living & Dying,” which is now available at iTunes. Premiering earlier on Exclaim!, “’Living & Dying’ deals with the issues of humanity’s negative impact on the natural world” explains Hyslop. “On a deeper level, it deals with our unwillingness to be involved in making changes or finding a solution, despite how frequently we talk about it.”
In the coming weeks, Hyslop will hit the road with a cross-country Canadian tour of hosted ‘Home’ shows, starting October 25th in Elliot Lake, Ontario and finishing on December 6th in Mission, B.C. A full list of dates is below.