Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) announced today that it has acquired Robot of the Century Music, an independent music publisher founded out of Roadrunner Records, the pre-eminent worldwide rock label, by its former chairman Cees Wessels.
Under the acquisition, Nettwerk’s teams throughout North America and Europe will work directly with the songwriters on the Robot of the Century roster, which includes such marquee rock artists/songwriters as Young The Giant, Black Stone Cherry, Jesse Leach (of Killswitch Engage) and Trivium.
Nettwerk President/COO Simon Mortimer-Lamb says, “We are very excited to welcome the Robot of the Century roster of artists and songwriters to Nettwerk. They have established themselves as some of the best in their genre and have achieved a global reach. We look forward to utilizing our teams throughout the world to ensure their continued growth and success.”
Nettwerk is proud to be associated with two 2015 Golden Globe Winners. Boyhood received awards for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). With each win, the audience was treated to the sound “Hero” from Nettwerk’s own Family Of The Year, which is featured both in the film and on the official soundtrack.
Additionally, Julianne Moore won the award for Best Actress Drama for the film Still Alice. Nettwerk will release the Still Alice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 13th, featuring an original score by acclaimed British composer Ilan Eshkeri (The Young Victoria, Stardust), as well as a cover of Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had A Boat” by British musician Karen Elson. Listen to music cues from the soundtrack here: http://bit.ly/1zL61kj.
MSG Entertainment announced today that DISPATCH, joined by special guest the John Butler Trio, will return to the stage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:00PM for “DISPATCH: HUNGER,” an event geared to shine a light on the issue of hunger in the United States. DISPATCH made their Madison Square Garden debut in 2007 for a similar event, “DISPATCH: ZIMBABWE,” where they became the first independent band in history to not only headline the legendary venue, but also sell out three consecutive nights. This year, a limited time Chase Advance Ticket sale will be available for Chase credit or debit purchases starting Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00PM through Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00PM while supplies last. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:00PM. Madison Square Garden will be the only place to see DISPATCH in North America in 2015.
DISPATCH members Brad Corrigan, Chad Stokes and Pete Francis met in college, formed a band, and with no radio airplay, major-label support, or significant press coverage, quickly became one of the biggest draws on the live music scene. Though DISPATCH hadn’t released a full-length album since 2000 and officially called it quits in 2004, their music continued to capture the hearts and minds of new generations of rock fans through pure word-of-mouth.
Say goodbye to 2014 with Nettwerk Music Group’s Year-End playlist. In celebration of another great year, here’s a list of our favorite videos and tracks we’ve released over the last year. Listen on YouTube (see above), Spotify or SoundCloud. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
“[The] score from British composer Ilan Eshkeri doesn’t tell you how to feel, but rather how [Alice] feels: lost, emotional and anxious most of the time.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“The score, by Ilan Eshkeri, is also a standout, covering everything from beautiful notes in near-silence to sequences that are meant to — and do — evoke Alice's confusion and loss.” – James Rocchi, The Wrap
“Still Alice has an exceptionally lovely, yearning score by Ilan Eshkeri for violin, viola, cello, and piano.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine's Vulture
Nettwerk is proud to release the Still Alice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 13, just a few days before the wide opening of the film on January 16. Composed by acclaimed British composer Ilan Eshkeri (The Young Victoria, Stardust), the score has already received critical praise for its beautiful accentuation of the film’s highly emotional journey, which follows Alice Howland (portrayed by 2015 Golden Globe-nominee Julianne Moore) as she struggles with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The album will also feature a cover of Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had A Boat” by British musician Karen Elson, which plays during the credits at the end of the film.
Ilan Eshkeri is an award-winning British composer known for his film scores to Stardust, The Young Victoria and Kick-Ass, as well as his many collaborations with recording artists and his concert work. Last Christmas saw Eshkeri’s score The Snowman and The Snowdog, the sequel to the British animated classic The Snowman, for which he earned BAFTA nomination.
Nettwerk is thrilled for its artists/clients recognized in the 57th Annual Grammy Award nominations. Passenger’s latest album Whispers has been recognized for its beautiful packaging with a nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category. Nettwerk Alum Old Crow Medicine Show have received a much-deserved Grammy nomination in the "Best Folk Album" category for their new album Remedy (ATO Records), which Nettwerk released in Canada.
On the publishing side, Nettwerk One writers Jessie Jo Dillon and Neil Mason both have songs on albums nominated for "Best Country Album." Dillon contributed three songs to Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories(“Crazy Women,” Hungover,” and “Just Like Him), while Mason wrote “Old Sh!t” for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum.
From left to right: AJ Burton (Nettwerk One), Mark Jowett (Nettwerk One), Barry Coburn (Ten Ten Music), Blair McDonald (Nettwerk One)
Nettwerk Music Group’s publishing division, Nettwerk One Music (NW1) announces this morning a 50% acquisition and a go-forward publishing joint venture with Nashville-based independent publishing company Ten Ten Music Group.
Under the acquisition agreement, NW1 now retains publishing interest in a number of significant hit songs, including, Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town,” Reba McEntire’s “Turn On The Radio,” Papa Roach’s “Kick In The Teeth,” Tracy Byrd’s “Watermelon Crawl,” Blake Shelton’s “The Baby,” Alan Jackson’s “Here In The Real World” and “Between The Devil And Me,” and many others. Furthermore, NW1 will take over worldwide copyright and administration duties for the existing catalogue and will provide Film, TV and Advertising sync services through its existing team based in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Through the joint venture, NW1 and Ten Ten will combine creative resources to work already signed writers David Lee, Porcelain Black, Scott Stepakoff and Femke Weidema, and will look to build on that roster together with Nettwerk Nashville Head, AJ Burton, and the Ten Ten team.
NW1’s Blair McDonald says, “We are thrilled to be in business with Barry Coburn and his team at Ten Ten. This opportunity immediately felt like a great fit for everyone involved. Barry has proven over the years that he has a great understanding of songs, songwriters and the world of music publishing. During his career, he has also been enormously successful as an artist manager, concert promoter, live agent and record company executive. That broad experience makes him a great partner for Nettwerk. This catalogue is a very significant addition to Nettwerk’s growing publishing business, but just as importantly, we look forward to building on the roster and creating one of the most vibrant, international and forward thinking independent publishing houses in Nashville.”
Ten Ten President Barry Coburn adds, "I am so glad to be launching a new beginning for Ten Ten Music Group with Nettwerk One Music. We discovered that we formed our independent companies, one in Vancouver, the other in Nashville, within a few days of one another 30 years ago in September. The spirit of entrepreneurship and the pursuit of great music was a major factor in us coming together in this new venture. Nettwerk has developed so many great artists and writers, as has Ten Ten, and we look forward to building a great strong presence as publishing partners.”
In case you missed it, Nettwerk Management client Father John Misty performed "Bored In The USA," a track from his newly announced album I Love You, Honeybear, on the Late Show With David Letterman, alongside a 22-piece string section.
I Love You, Honeybear will be available February 9th in Europe from Bella Union and February 10th for the rest of the world from Sub Pop. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.
Father John Misty’s fast-selling headlining late winter/spring tour in support of I Love You, Honeybearspans January 16th-April 25th. Sold-out shows include Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC February 12th, New York’s Bowery Ballroom February 14th, Dublin’s at Whelans on Februrary 21st, London’s Village Underground on February 26th and Minneapolis’s First Avenue on April 4th. For up-to-date information on tickets please visit fatherjohnmisty.com.
Alexi Murdoch's"Song For You" is featured in the heartwarming Christmas television commercial for UK pharmacy Boots, which had its first play during the finale of Downton Abbey this past Sunday.
Alexi Murdoch is a musician, writer and singer who was born in London and raised
in Scotland, Greece and France before traveling to the United States to attended university in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland, where he spends his days writing and sailing on a small, 92-year-old wooden sail boat. Since the release of his latest record, 2011's critically acclaimed Towards the Sun, he has played a number of sold out concert dates in Europe and North America, including appearances at prestigious venues like London's Union Chapel, Berlin's Admiralspalast, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series in New York, the Montreal Jazz Festival and Mexico City's Lunario del Auditorio Nacional.
He is planning the release of his third album in 2015, the product of recording sessions in Quebec and Iceland.
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.