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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

Radical Face Joins Nettwerk's Worldwide Label Roster; Announces New Album And Fall Tour

Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, to its worldwide label roster.

With the self-released LP The Family Tree: The Roots, Ben set out to do something non-traditional and progressively conceptual. In 2011, The Roots was the first installment of a three-part, stand-alone album series that chronicles a fictitious, and sometimes otherworldy, 19th century family.

Radical Face will release the second installment to the series, The Family Tree: The Branches on October 22 via Nettwerk Records. Following the first album, certain instrumentations and melodies that represent a “family member” will reappear in the second album as a continuation of a story or descendent. The Branches will also progress in production using instruments that would have been more readily available in the era of the story set from 1860-1910.

“I like storytelling, and wanted that to be the focus. I looked up genealogy charts and studied some American history for a frame of reference, then pulled from personal experiences and put it all together,” says Ben. Such concepts and stories come naturally to Ben, whom before turning to music wrote fiction. He switched to music after a hard drive crash where he lost his two nearly completed novels.

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New Signing: Lily Kershaw

Watch The Lyric Video For Lead Single “As It Seems” (first heard on hit CBS series Criminal Minds): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sut9u9fIkPA

Nettwerk is proud to announce the signing of singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw to its label roster. The Los Angeles-based artist first caught the attention of audiences when her original song “As It Seems” was featured in the 2012 season finale of CBS hit show Criminal Minds. A second song, “Ashes Like Snow,” was featured again in the season finale of the series in May 2013. Both tracks are currently available as singles on iTunes and will appear on Kershaw’s debut full-length album, Midnight In The Garden, set for release on September 24, 2013.

Midnight In The Garden, produced by John Fields, explores emotional landscapes, with heart clutching melodies that say what most people struggle to say themselves. The album takes root in the titans of folk music…those classic songsmiths who weave tapestries of sound with fingerpicking and tales of often unspoken truths.

Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride says of the new signing, “Lily is simply an amazing artist who captures the spirit of Joni Mitchell with her authentic and emotive storytelling. She takes the listener on a journey.”

Nettwerk Music Group Welcomes Steve Lewis To Their Board As Non-Executive Director

Nettwerk Music Group announced this week that Steve Lewis, former CEO of Chrysalis Music Group and founder of Stage Three Music, has joined their board as a non-executive director. In his role, Lewis will provide advice and guidance on the Group’s development as it further expands its activities as a multi-faceted music company. Lewis joins the board during an era of strong growth and achievements for NMG, which announced last month that it had raised $10.25 Million in equity growth financing to fund new and existing artist development, as well as catalogue acquisitions.

“I am thrilled to welcome a fellow Entrepreneur, Operator and Visionary to Nettwerk's board. Steve's passion for music and knowledge of the Music business landscape is second to none,” says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride.

The Nettwerk UK team is currently enjoying great success with Passenger’s hit single "Let Her Go" becoming the label's first ever Platinum single in the UK, with accompanying album All The Little Lights now the label’s highest selling album to date in the territory. Additionally, Admiral Fallow was shortlisted at the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards. Anticipated upcoming releases from promising new acts include Royal Canoe and Radical Face. The publishing division (NW1) is also hitting new heights this year with acts such as Neon Neon, Perfume Genius, Airbourne, and Sinead O’Connor, alongside a roster of talented songwriters who have recently contributed to albums from the likes of Little Mix, Stooshe and The Wanted. Management client Stereophonics have reclaimed their strong sales base with their first self-released album since departing Universal, Graffiti On The Train, while Atlantic Records signed Fun., who have had huge global impact over the last 12 months.

Steve Lewis as an addition to the board provides another international voice in what is already a multinational independent company.

"I've long admired Nettwerk as an innovative, creative company. It’s proven executive team, current successes and the additional resources now available make this a very exciting time to join the company. Nettwerk has established itself as a leading independent with global reach and I'm confident it's destined for even greater success. " says Lewis.

Nettwerk Recording Artists Passenger & Morgan Page Among 12th Annual Independent Music Award Winners

Nettwerk label artists Passenger and Morgan Page are among the established and rising stars named as the judge-determined Winners of The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans. Passenger won in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song of the Year category for "Let Her Go," while Morgan Page took the Dance/Elecrtonica Album of the Year category for his latest full-length, In The Air. The winners were determined by a panel of influential artists, including Tom Waits & Katheleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Pete Wentz and G. Love, as well as key industry executives like Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone) and Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride.

IMA program details are available at www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com