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Nettwerk Signs Nine-Piece Melbourne Outfit The Bamboos To Its Label Roster

 

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of Melbourne-based, nine-piece neo soul/indie pop outfit The Bamboos to its label roster. Their new album, Fever In The Road, will be released on April 1, 2014.

Listen to album track "Avenger" below:

The Bamboos are the brainchild of band leader Lance Ferguson, who initially drew inspiration from the instrumental raw funk of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but the band’s sound and style is in a constant state of evolution, keeping fans and critics alike on their toes and unable to pigeonhole. For Fever In The Road, Ferguson co-produced the album with ARIA-nominated, multi-instrumentalist studio wizard John Castle (Josh Pyke, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gossling), whom they worked with on their previous, three time ARIA-nominated album, 2012’s Medicine Man. Fever In The Road sees Castle and Ferguson venturing into sonic landscapes The Bamboos have previously touched on but never fully inhabited; there exists an aural complexity and depth that allows darker moods to roam through the album, with vocal duties split between Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson, who bring contrasting yet complimentary styles.

Nettwerk Signs Electronic Artist And 2014 Grammy Nominee Andy Caldwell

Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of electronic artist Andy Caldwell to its full-service electronic music label Nettrax.

"With infectious grooves and fabulous vocalists, Nettwerk Music Group is very honored to help electronic music fans the world over discover Andy's music," says Mark Jowett, VP of International A&R/Publishing at Nettwerk.

The DJ/Producer is nominated for a 2014 Grammy for “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical” for his remix of fellow Nettwerk label artist Delerium’s “Days Turn Into Nights” - a track from the influential Canadian outfit’s latest studio album, Music Box Opera.

On receiving the nomination, Caldwell says, “It’s always an honor to receive a Grammy nomination from your peers. I plan to fully relish in this milestone achievement; it's not the kind of thing that happens just any old day. I'm now one step closer to my ultimate goal of winning a Grammy! No rest for the wicked.”

Nettwerk Music Group Celebrates 2014 Grammy Nominations

Nettwerk Music Group congratulates its artists for their 2014 Grammy nominations. 

Nate Ruess of Nettwerk management client fun. was recognized for his work with Pink on hit single "Just Give Me A Reason," which Ruess co-wrote and performed.  The song received nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Additionally, Sara Bareilles' "Brave," which was co-written by fun.'s Jack Antonoff, was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.

DJ/Producer Andy Caldwell was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of Nettwerk label artist Delerium's "Days Turn Into Nights," a track from the influential Canadian outfit's latest studio album, Music Box Opera. Listen to Caldwell's remix below. 

Lastly, Darius Rucker's cover of Nettwerk catalogue artist Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance.  

Family Of The Year's "Hero" Certified Gold By Music Canada

Hit single "Hero" from Family Of The Year is officially certified Gold by Music Canada. The single reached #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #57 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart and boasts more than 3 million views on Youtube.

While at radio, “Hero” peaked at #18 at Alternative Rock, #33 at AC and #42 at Top 40. Internationally, "Hero" reached the Billboard Top 10 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and continues to spread in Europe, while in the United States, it has sold over 148,000 digital tracks and reached #1 at Triple A and Top 10 at Alternative radio formats. Nettwerk Music Group's Mark Jowett (VP of International A&R/Publishing), Dan Fraser (President) and Lexani Llaguno (Director of Canadian Marketing) recently presented Family Of The Year with a Gold plaque commemorating over 40,000 singles sold.

Nettwerk Congratulates Its Own Dalton Sim For Pollstar Award Nomination "Personal Manager Of The Year"

Nettwerk Music Group congratulates its own Dalton Sim for his Pollstar Award Nomination in the category of Personal Manager of the Year.  The nominees were selected by an anonymous collection of over 200 promoters, agents, managers and other touring professionals. The awards show will be held February 21st at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Click HERE for a full list of nominees. 

Dalton began his career in 1995 by managing Guster out of the band's apartment in Somerville, Mass. Since that humble start, he's helped shape the careers of Alexi Murdoch, Dispatch, State Radio and, most recently, fun., through his joint venture with Nettwerk.

Congratulations Dalton! We can't think of anyone more deserving!

Passenger's "Let Her Go" Certified Platinum As It Continues To Move Up The Charts

International hit single “Let Her Go” from Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, is officially certified Platinum by the RIAA, seeing its highest sales week with over 130,000 tracks sold and surpassing the one million sales marker. The single also moves up to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart and remains in the Top 10 on iTunes and the Top 5 on Spotify. Additionally, album All The Little Lights, which cracked into the top 100 of the Billboard 200 two weeks ago after 59 consecutive weeks on the New Artist Chart, jumps from #80 to #27, giving the album its highest chart number since its August 2012 release. 

The video for “Let Her Go” now boasts 125+ million views on YouTube and remains in the top 10 of the VH1 Top 20 Countdown. At radio, “Let Her Go” continues to climb across formats, now Top 5 at Triple A (#4), Top 10 at Hot AC (#7) and #31 at Top 40. The UK troubadour, who is in the midst of a sold-out tour across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, is also about to see his Facebook page surpass one million likes.

The VH1 You Oughta Know Artist made his stateside national television debut in July on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performed “Let Her Go” with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band. He followed that performance with a morning television debut on Live! With Kelly and Michael. Media coverage has included mentions in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, and features in USA Today, Billboard, Washington Post and more.

An exclusive iTunes Session, which Passenger recorded on his sold-out North American summer tour, will be available on November 12, but preorders are live here: http://bit.ly/1aanMAJ.

New Signing: Coves

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of UK-based duo Coves to its worldwide label and publishing rosters.

The highly buzzed about 60’s infused, indie psych-rock duo released their debut EP Cast A Shadow and follow up single “Last Desire” in 2012, and quickly won the support of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw and more, as well as attention from influential press outlets like NME, The Fly, Clash, Dazed & Confused and The Guardian, who featured Coves in its coveted “New Band Of The Day” column. They also peaked the interest of industry legend James Endeacott, who A&R’d The Strokes and signed The Libertines. Endeacott signed the band to a management deal with his current company, Oh Mercy Management. Coves caught Nettwerk’s attention when they played to a ravenous crowd earlier this year at Latitude Festival.

Coves, comprised of singer Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Rigard, will headline London’s Electrwerkz on November 7 to celebrate the official release of “Beatings” (November 11 in UK; North American release date TBD), the first single from the band’s forthcoming debut album. Mixed by Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream, Paul Weller), Clash Magazine says of the track, “With those driving, Spector-esque drums and that sweeping grandeur, theirs is a teenage melodrama fuelled by a passion for noise…swirling psychedelia with a visceral edge.”

Coves In The Press:

“‘Coves are catchy and cavernous, and in Nico-esque singer Rebekah Wood they have a cruel chanteuse crushing indie hearts with a mere sneer.” – NME

“Presenting a sparkling set of silvery pop songs, Coves exude a similarly grizzled attitude to The Kills, bolstering their sassy spirit with tinges of 60s psychedelia…”- The Fly

“It's music that's as tense and urgent as it is brooding and pensive, with savage and sweet lyrics wound around shredded guitars.” – Dazed & Confused

Passenger's "Let Her Go" Certified Gold; Top 15 At Hot AC And #7 On VH1 Top 20 Countdown

International hit single “Let Her Go” from Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has been certified Gold by the RIAA, with nearly 600,000 digital tracks sold to date. The single has already reached #1 in 16 countries, boasts more than 100 Million views on YouTube, and achieved Platinum certification in Canada and the UK, where album All The Little Lights has also just been certified Platinum.

Following his sold-out North American summer tour, the VH1 You Oughta Know Artist has been selling over 50,000 digital tracks a week on average. At radio, “Let Her Go” is now Top 15 at Hot AC, Top 20 at Triple A and grabbed 35 Top 40 adds in the past two weeks alone. Meanwhile, the “Let Her Go” video is currently #7 on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, in a top 10 that includes Katy Perry, Lorde, Capital Cities, Lady Gaga, Zedd and Taylor Swift. Album All The Little Lights held the #1 Billboard Heatseekers position for six non-consecutive weeks, and currently sits at #2; the album is now in its 57th consecutive week of the Top New Artists Chart.

Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" Certified Platinum By RIAA


(l-r): Cory Younts (OCMS), Danielle Romeo (Nettwerk), Morgan Jahnig (OCMS), Kevin Hayes (OCMS), Gilbert Landry (OCMS), Ketch Secor (OCMS), Critter Fuqua (OCMS), Chance McCoy (OCMS), Mark Jowett (Nettwerk) Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

On Tuesday, September 17, Nettwerk catalogue artist Old Crow Medicine Show became the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry with a special induction by Opry members Marty Stuart and Dierks Bentley, as well as Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. During the pre-show press conference, Nettwerk Music Group's Mark Jowett (VP of International A&R/Publishing) and Danielle Romeo (Sr. Director of Publicity), surprised Old Crow with Platinum plaques commemorating 1 million tracks sold of the band's signature song "Wagon Wheel." The single originally appeared on the band's debut album, O.C.M.S., released in 2004 on Nettwerk.

Old Crow's Ketch Secor was also honored the previous evening at the Ryman Auditorium during a celebration of Darius Rucker's #1 hit "Wagon Wheel," which Secor and Bob Dylan penned.

Nettwerk Has #1 Indie Single And Album In UK Over Last 12 Months With Passenger

In a business analysis of the independent sector of UK labels, Music Week reports that Nettwerk has the Top Indie Single and Album of the past 12 months with Passenger's international hit song "Let Her Go" and album All The Little Lights. Additionally, Nettwerk is the #4 Indie Label in the UK for singles and Top 10 for albums over the past 12 months, marking the strongest year for the UK division of the label since its inception.

Says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride, "It's exciting to see the continued growth of our UK company and the massive success they have had in their marathon run with Passenger. As a company, we never give up."

"Let Her Go" has already been certified Platinum in the UK, with nearly 900,000 digital downloads and over 250,000 albums sold to date. Passenger, who just wrapped a sold-out North American summer headline tour, returns to the UK in October for an already sold-out run of dates.

Read the full analysis from Music Week HERE