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LilithFair.com Relaunches Revealing New Look Of Lilith And First Round Of Cities

Nearly 6 months ago, Nettwerk CEO and Lilith Fair co-founder Terry McBride announced via Twitter that the all-female festival would make its return in 2010. Today, the official Lilith 2010 website launches, not only revealing the new look and feel of Lilith a decade later, but also the first set of cities that the traveling festival will be hitting--New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and more. Check out www.lilithfair.com for the complete list.

“I can’t reveal anything further now,” says McBride, “but I can assure fans that we have some exciting announcements over the course of the following weeks, from confirmed artists to additional cities to innovative social initiatives. Lilith 2010 is very much upon us.”

Nettwerk Puts FUGA At The Core Of Their Digital Operation

Nettwerk Music Group has signed an agreement with Independent IP for the use
of their digital distribution platform called, FUGA. Nettwerk will use the service for
both the delivery and management of an extensive digital catalogue containing over
1,200 releases. FUGA will become Nettwerk’s central system to store, organize and
distribute content to more than 80 digital service providers worldwide.

Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group CEO: “With the FUGA platform we can quickly
and efficiently bring our Artists’ music to a worldwide online marketplace. FUGA
allows Nettwerk to focus on what it does best, which is collaborate with artists to
develop and execute strategic marketing plans that build their brands.”

Regarded by the music industry as pioneers, Nettwerk has been at the forefront of
adapting to industry change by developing new business practices and leveraging
best in class technologies. Nettwerk was one of the first labels to license and
distribute its complete catalogue digitally.

Johnny Reid Sweeps The CCMA Awards

Nettwerk One (NW1) would like to congratulate Moraine Music/NW1 artist Johnny Reid swept the 2009 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, held last week in Vancouver, BC. Reid won in the categories:

Best Album “Dance With Me “
Song of the Year “A Woman Like You”
Video of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Fans’ Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year
Top Selling Canadian Artist of 2009 (with Reid’s “Dance With Me” CD being certified Gold in 48 hours and platinum in 8 weeks)

Accolades for Johnny Reid have ever increased since the release of his sophomore album, Kicking Stones, which has helped him achieve two 2008 CCMA Awards for Top Selling Canadian Recording and Top Male Artist. Now, with six CCMA Awards around his third album, Dance with Me, Johnny’s stature as a bright star in Country music is undeniable.

Nettwerk Music Group Selects RoyaltyShare for Royalty Processing Services

Progressive Canadian Record Label Leverages RoyaltyShare’s
Web-based Services for Processing Artist and Mechanical Royalties

RoyaltyShare, Inc., a premier provider of technology solutions to the entertainment industry, today announced that Nettwerk Music Group, Canada’s leading privately owned record label and artist management company, has selected RoyaltyShare to manage its digital sales processing and mechanical and artist royalties.

With the rapid growth of digital music sales through online retailers, subscription services and mobile channels, record labels and music distributors are faced with an enormous challenge to keep track of the incoming sales data originating from these disparate retail sources and calculate accurate royalty payments to the artists and music publishers who hold the copyrights for each track.

Award-Winning Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Jenkins Joins Nettwerk Management

Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the signing of award-winning Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins to its management roster. Jenkins will be co-managed by long-time Nettwerk manager Peter Leak and Tara Joseph, who has worked closely with Jenkins over the past two and a half years.

"I am delighted that Katherine has chosen to join us at Nettwerk,” comments Leak. “She is a thrilling performer and having achieved so much already, she is now poised to become the global superstar that she deserves to be. We are excited to be working with her to reach that next level of her career."

Katherine Jenkins' first album Premiere made her the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano to date; she later became the first British classical artist to have two number one albums in the same year. Her third album Rejoice reached #3 on the UK pop chart, and she also stands as the first female artist to win two consecutive Classical BRIT Awards. Jenkins has released five classical number one studio albums to date, selling 3,000,000 copies. She recently announced a major 11-date UK arena tour starting March 2010.

Polyphonic Featured In The New York Times

From left to right: Terry McBride of Nettwerk Music Group, Adam Driscoll of Mama Group, Brian Message of ATC

The New York Times featured a story yesterday on the front page of the Business Section about Polyphonic, the new artist investment business model from Terry McBride of Nettwerk Music Group, Adam Driscoll of Mama Group and Brian Message of ATC. Click here to read the article.  

Similar stories have run in CBC News, Music Week, Billboard (attached) and more.

MAMA Group, Nettwerk Music Group and ATC Announce The Formation Of Artist Investment Business 'Polyphonic'

Three of the world’s foremost artist management companies announced today a significant evolution in their engagement with the artist community.

MAMA Group, Nettwerk Music Group and ATC have announced the formation of Polyphonic, which will invest directly into artist businesses, thereby offering an alternative to the traditional label-driven investment model of the music industry.

Founded with an initial financial commitment of more than $20 million for its first year of operation (and with significant additional capital available thereafter), Polyphonic will seek to partner with artists and their management, providing the capital to enable them to operate their own businesses, retain their own copyrights and take a fair share of any profits that are generated.

Nettwerk One And Fintage Music Seal New Sub Publishing Deal

Fintage Music and Nettwerk One announced today a publishing partnership whereby Fintage will handle the administration of Nettwerk’s publishing entities, Nettwerk One, Artwerk Music llc, Nettwerk Songs Publishing & Manett Publishing in Benelux, Spain, Australia, Asia, S. America and Italy. 

The catalogues include songs by Sarah McLachlan, Sinead O'Connor, SUM 41, 10,000 Maniacs, Kanye West , The Outfield, Datarock, Matt & Kim and Super Furry Animals.

Nettwerk Presents: 'Modern Muses Volume One: Diverse Voices In Music' Out Digitally May 19



Nettwerk Music Group is excited to present Modern Muses Volume One: Diverse Voices In Music, a 9-track compilation that brings together some of Nettwerk’s most beguiling female recording artists who put a contemporary spin on the Nine Muses, known in Greek mythology as the patron goddesses of the arts.