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Los Campesinos! Announce New Album 'Hello Sadness' Out In November

Nettwerk publishing artist Los Campesinos! has just announced plans to release a new album, Hello Sadness. The album comes out November 14 in the UK on Wichita and November 15 in North America on Arts & Crafts. The ten-song album was recorded in Girona, Spain and produced by John Goodmanson, who also worked with the band on their last two albums. 

Vocalist Gareth Campesinos! commented, "It feels like we’ve done all our growing up while in this band. Not like we’re Hanson, or anything. But we’ve been Los Campesinos! since finishing university, and in that time we’ve all changed as people massively. That’s something we want to put across in the music."

Pre-orders are available on the band's website, including a limited edition DVD containing a behind-the-scenes documentary "and a 'How to Play' feature," as well as a CD collecting early demos.

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Nettwerk Is On Spotify!

Nettwerk joined the Spotify party last month and has been having a fun time creating playlists to share with other Spotify users. Currently, users can subscribe to the Nettwerk Records 2011 playlist to hear stand-out tracks from some of our 2011 releases. We've also created various "Best Of" playlists from some of Nettwerk's most popular artists over the years, including Skinny Puppy, Angus & Julia Stone, Morgan Page, Old Crow Medicine Show and more. Check out Nettwerk on Spotify HERE.

Annual Bali Songwriting Summit Continues To Unite Today's Hottest Talent And Deliver The Hits

Nettwerk One Publishing
and Island Records Australia recently held their 2nd Annual Bali Songwriting Summit in Ubud, Bali. The summit was conceived and launched last year as a partnership between Nettwerk One Publishing’s Peter Coquillard and Island Records Australia’s General Manager, Michael Taylor in an effort to bring together some of the hottest artists, writers and producers from around the globe in one of the most culturally unique and artistic locations in the world.

Several esteemed artists and writers of the pop world attended this year’s summit, which was held from May 28 – June 5, 2011, including Nick Jonas of Grammy-nominated superstars The Jonas Brothers, Multi-Platinum recording Australian artist Delta Goodrem, #1Billboard hit songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Taio Cruz) and many more (full list of attendees below). In addition to the state-of-the-art recording studios on site, attendees enjoyed several planned events that showcase the best of Bali culture, art, food and music. “Ubud has such a unique rhythm to itself. Giving artists and writers the opportunity to create outside of their normal day-to-day, can be the needed catalyst for truly special songs,” say Michael Taylor, GM, A&R / Head Of Island Records Australia, Universal Music Australia.

Listen to Marvin Priest's (son of Maxi Priest) new hit Australian single "Take Me Away" f/t pop sensation Wynter Gordon below. Priest co-wrote “Take Me Away” with fellow writers/artists Fredro Odesjo, Arama Brown and Cassie Davis at the inaugural Bali Songwriting Summit in 2010.

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From The Vault: Nettwerk Reissues Seven EPs From Former Recording Artist Consolidated

Nettwerk went digging through the vault once again to find rare releases to share with our fellow music fans. This week, we are excited to announce that seven EPs from former Nettwerk recording artist Consolidated are now available digitally on iTunes for the first time ever. Each of these EPs feature various remixes of original album tracks from the early 90s alt dance/industrial group. See below for the full list of EPs now available on iTunes, and stay tuned for more reissues from Nettwerk's vault.

The following Consolidated EPs are now available in iTunes (click on titles to be directed to iTunes pages):
Crackhouse (feat. Crack MC) (EP)
Brutal Equation (EP)
Dysfunctional (EP)
This Is Fascism (EP)
Unity Of Oppression (EP)
Warning: Explicit Lyrics (EP)
Accept Me For What I Am / You Suck (EP)

Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride Receives Honour Roll Award From MMF Canada

On Friday March 11, at Bymark Restaurant in Toronto, music industry luminaries gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and career of Nettwerk's CEO Terry McBride, along with Mary Martin, at the MMF (MusicManagersForum) Canada’s 5th Annual Honour Roll Reception.

Over 125 leaders of the music and management industries attended this lavish event and one of the many highlights of Canadian Music Week. The Honour Roll award was presented to industry leader Terry McBride, which sees him join the ranks previous winners Bernie Finkelstein, Bruce Allen and Ray Danniels and Sam Feldman.

Long time Nettwerk founder and partner of nearly 30 years, Mark Jowett, presented McBride with his award, while long time friend, EMI Canada President, Deane Cameron, was unable to attend but sent a special congratulatory video message. Guests were also treated to an acoustic performance by one of McBride’s newest clients Liam Titcomb. McBride was on hand to personally accept this honour, and did so with his customary soft-spoken grace. Well known for his social awareness and charitable efforts, McBride began his acceptance by asking the audience to join him in 30 seconds of silence to acknowledge the catastrophic events unfolding following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Check out photos and the event program HERE.

Sarah McLachlan And Nettwerk Management Part Ways


After more than two decades together, multi-platinum recording artist Sarah McLachlan and her long-time manager Terry McBride, CEO and co-founder of Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group, have decided to end their professional relationship.

"I'd like to thank all the people at Nettwerk for their hard work, especially Terry McBride, Mark Jowett, Dan Fraser and Ric Arboit,” says McLachlan. “However, it’s time for a change, and I’m looking forward to exploring opportunities with new representation.”

McBride adds, “Sarah and Nettwerk have had an amazing 23 years and a multitude of successes together. We wish her only the best as she moves forward in her career, and will continue to work with her and support her."

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From Nettwerk's Vault: Catalogue Videos Released On iTunes


Though Nettwerk's 25th anniversary year has technically passed, we continue to find catalogue in our vaults to share with all the music lovers out there.  This week, we have five videos available for the first time in iTunes from former Nettwerk artists Sense Field ("Save Yourself" (above) and "I Refuse"), Single Gun Theory ("Fall"), Rose Chronicles ("Awaiting Eternity") and Papa Brittle ("Stress Killer On The Loose").  Click on the song titles to go directly to each video on iTunes.  

For the most up to date information on new releases from Nettwerk's vault, follow #nettwerk25 on Twitter.

Watch Terry McBride Speak At MIDEM: 'Towards Music Ubiquity - Terry's Route'

As a member of the MidemNet Visionary Chair Committee, Nettwerk's CEO Terry McBride recently discussed ways of achieving music ubiquity and instant access for consumers. Watch/Listen to Terry's thoughts above or click HERE.

Listen To Terry McBride & Ric Arboit Talk About 25 Years Of Nettwerk On Vancouver's 100.5 The Peak

Nettwerk Vancouver office (old school) featuring staff and artists (Grapes Of Wrath, After All, The Water Walk, Skinny Puppy, and Moev).

As part of Nettwerk's 25th anniversary celebration, founders Terry McBride and Ric Arboit stopped by one of their hometown radio stations 100.5 The Peak to talk to host Tamara Stanners about what fans of Nettwerk will find in the new publication Nettwerk: 25 Years Of Music We Love by Denise Ryan. Listen below...

100.5 The PEAK - Terry McBride and Ric Arboit (Nettwerk Records) Interview w/Tamara Stanners by ThePEAK

Nettwerk Releases Tell-All Book 'Nettwerk: 25 Years Of Music We Love'

Nettwerk continues the celebration of its 25th year with the release today of Nettwerk: 25 Years Of Music We Love (Wiley Canada), a tell-all book from Canadian author Denise Ryan. Ryan takes the reader on a behind-the-scenes journey into the making of Canada's best known indie label, exposing controversial, funny and shocking stories about the making (and breaking) of music careers and the transformation of Nettwerk from its humble origins in CEO Terry McBride's tiny Vancouver-apartment to the company it is today. The book also includes hundreds of never-before-published tour photos and insider stories direct from the artists themselves, including Sarah McLachlan, Skinny Puppy, Barenaked Ladies, and more.

Check out the mini-trailer for a sneak preview of the book and some words from Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride. 

Facebook friends of Nettwerk can purchase the book HERE and also immediately receive 60 key tracks from Nettwerk artists of the past 25 years.