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Nettwerk Music Group Acquires Bumstead Records

Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) and Bumstead Productions (Bumstead) today announced a definitive agreement under which Nettwerk has acquired the recording assets and label operations of Bumstead.

Bumstead is one of a few Canadian independent music businesses founded over 30 years ago with a strong pedigree of developing successful Canadian artists. Under the deal, Nettwerk is acquiring the copyrights to such legacy Canadian recording artists as k.d. lang, Glen Stace, Colin James and John Ford, as well as recent releases from The Trews, Tim Chaisson, Two Hours Traffic, Yukon Blonde and Poor Young Things.

Bumstead founder Larry Wanagas will retain the name Bumstead and continue to independently run the publishing and artist management business of Bumstead under the Bumstead banner.

Nettwerk co-founder and CEO Terry McBride comments, “We are thrilled to add Bumstead’s impressive roster of influential Canadian recording artists to the Nettwerk family. As a company, we are always looking to expand our diverse roster with quality catalogue.”

Morgan Page Announces Weekend Takeover Of Avalon Hollywood On February 28 And March 1

Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page has announced a “weekend takeover” of the famed Avalon Hollywood on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1. Tickets are available HERE.

The takeover, a first of its kind, follows an incredibly successful Morgan Page Presents Tour (MPP3D), which brought groundbreaking, fully immersive 3D visuals to 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada (with 20+ sold out). In the midst of the tour, Morgan released his brand new single with Michael S. called “Against The World.” A remix package is set for release on February 18, featuring remixes from Tony Romera and Denzal Park that pack a more powerful punch than the original, melodic track. 

Run River North Sells Out 3/3 Album Release Show At The Troubadour; “Live At Amoeba” Set For 3/6

American Songwriter Premieres "Growing Up" Acoustic Video, 
Shot At Hotel Cafe During Their Sold-Out Fall Residency 

LA-based sextet Run River North will celebrate the February 25th release of their self-titled debut album with a sold-out headline show at LA’s iconic Troubadour on Monday, March 3rd. The band will also play “Live At Amoeba” on Thursday, March 6 at 6:00pm. They'll head to Austin for SXSW the following week, before joining the Goo Goo Dolls on their acoustic spring tour.

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NW1 Writer Shaznay Lewis Contributes Three Songs to Little Mix’s New Album Salute' Debuts on US iTunes Chart at No.1

 

“Little Mix storm US iTunes chart with new song 'Stand Down'” - Digital Spy

“Little Mix touched down in the U.S. last year with surprising force, scoring the highest-ever chart debut for a British girl group's first album” – LA Times

UK pop girl group Little Mix’s sophomore album Salute (Syco/Columbia) is proving to be a cross-over with its #1 debut on the US iTunes chart. Acclaimed Nettwerk One writer Shaznay Lewis contributed three tracks to Salute: “These Four Walls,” “Stand Down,” and “About A Boy.”

Lewis first worked with Little Mix on their 2012 debut DNA, which holds the record for highest-charting debut by a UK girl group in America at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The track Lewis penned, “How Ya Doin” feat. Missy Elliot, became Little Mix’s fifth consecutive top 20 hit in the UK.

NW1 Writer Shaznay Lewis Contributes Three Songs to Little Mix’s New Album Salute' Debuts on US iTunes Chart at No.1

 

“Little Mix storm US iTunes chart with new song 'Stand Down'” - Digital Spy

“Little Mix touched down in the U.S. last year with surprising force, scoring the highest-ever chart debut for a British girl group's first album” – LA Times

UK pop girl group Little Mix’s sophomore album Salute (Syco/Columbia) is proving to be a cross-over with its #1 debut on the US iTunes chart. Acclaimed Nettwerk One writer Shaznay Lewis contributed three tracks to Salute: “These Four Walls,” “Stand Down,” and “About A Boy.”

Lewis first worked with Little Mix on their 2012 debut DNA, which holds the record for highest-charting debut by a UK girl group in America at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The track Lewis penned, “How Ya Doin” feat. Missy Elliot, became Little Mix’s fifth consecutive top 20 hit in the UK.

Passenger’s “Let Her Go” Hits #1 At Hot AC Radio; Today Show Set For February 24th

 
Photo Credit: Jarrad Seng

Passenger’s smash single “Let Her Go” grabs the #1 chart position at Hot AC radio this week and climbs back to its peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 at #6. This follows a major week for Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger), who saw “Let Her Go” become the new soundtrack to Budweiser’s 2014 television ad, titled “Puppy Love,” which aired during the big game last Sunday and today boasts more than 43 Million YouTube views. The official video for “Let Her Go” is also just shy of 200 Million YouTube views.

Watch Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” Featuring “Let Her Go”:

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Nettwerk Lands Budweiser Super Bowl Spot for Passenger's "Let Her Go"

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Nettwerk's Senior Director of Advertising and Branding, Karen Macmillian, gives the behind-the-scenes info on just how Passenger's "Let Her Go" became the soundtrack for 2014's most popular Super Bowl ad.  Check out the interview here.

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Royal Canoe Nominated For Juno Award; Spring US Tour With Bombay Bicycle Club

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s six-piece ensemble, Royal Canoe, has been nominated for a Juno Award in the Alternative Album Of The Year category for their debut full-length album, Today We Are Believers. The record was released to rave reviews in the U.S., Canada and UK on September 3, 2013 via Roll Call Records. Competing against Royal Canoe for Alternative Album Of The Year is The Arcade Fire, Rah Rah, The Darcys and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in Winnipeg, MB on March 30, 2014.

Up next for Royal Canoe is a U.S. tour supporting English indie rockers, Bombay Bicycle Club. See below for the full list of tour dates. Tickets are on-sale now.