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Nov 24, 2015 | Sony Music Masterworks And Broadway Records to Release the Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event "The Wiz LIVE!"

Available On All Digital Service Providers December 11 CD Out December 18

"Home" by Shanice Williams - Single Available November 27

Nov 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records will release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event "The Wiz LIVE!" Available now for preorder at Amazon, "The Wiz LIVE!" soundtrack features the well-known hits "Ease on Down the Road," "A Brand New Day" and "Home," plus the new song "We Got It." Written by Grammy Award winners, NE-YO, Harvey Mason Jr. and Stephen Oremus with Elijah Kelley, "We Got It" will be performed in the broadcast by cast members NE-YO and Kelley, along with Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier and The Wiz ensemble. The single "Home" performed by Williams will be available digitally on November 27. "The Wiz LIVE!" soundtrack will be released via all digital service providers (download and streaming) December 11, followed by the CD on December 18.

Sony Music Masterworks And Broadway Records To Release the Original Soundtrack Of The NBC Television Event

NBC's highly anticipated production of "The Wiz LIVE!" will broadcast December 3.  Rising star Shanice Williams (Dorothy) leads an all-star cast featuring Queen Latifah (The Wiz), Mary J. Blige (Evillene), David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion), NE-YO (Tin Man), Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), Uzo Aduba (Glinda), Amber Riley (Addaperle), Common (Bouncer), Stephanie Mills (Aunt Em) and Cirque du Soleil. 

"The Wiz LIVE!" is adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, with a book by William F. Brown, and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. The production opened on Broadway in 1975 at the Majestic Theatre and won seven Tonys, including Best Musical.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!" and Oscar-winning "Chicago") will executive produce. Director Kenny Leon (Tony winner, "A Raisin in the Sun") collaborates with live television director, Matthew Diamond, and Harvey Fierstein (three-time Tony winner, "Torch Song Trilogy," "Hairspray" and "La Cage aux Folles"), who provides new written material. 

Esteemed choreographer Fatima Robinson ("Dreamgirls," "Ali") is also on board, along with music producer Harvey Mason Jr. ("Dreamgirls, "Pitch Perfect 2") and Stephen Oremus ("The Book of Mormon," "Kinky Boots") as music director, orchestrator and co-producer of the music.

"The Wiz LIVE!" is produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit

Broadway Records has produced cast albums for many major Broadway shows (including the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical as well as The Visit, Side Show (2014), Doctor Zhivago, Bonnie & Clyde, Big Fish and more) and NBC's television event, Peter Pan Live!. Broadway Records also created the critically acclaimed "Live at 54 BELOW" album series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Micky Dolenz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Marin Mazzie, Annaleigh Ashford and many others.  


  1. Prologue (Orchestra)
  2. The Feeling We Once Had (Stephanie Mills, Ensemble)
  3. Tornado (Orchestra, Ensemble)
  4. He's the Wizard (Amber Riley, Shanice Williams, Ensemble)
  5. Soon As I Get Home (Shanice Williams)
  6. You Can't Win (Elijah Kelley, Male Ensemble)
  7. Ease On Down the Road (Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, NE-YO)
  8. Slide Some Oil to Me (NE-YO)
  9. I'm a Mean Ole Lion (David Alan Grier)
  10. Be a Lion (Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Ensemble)
  11. So You Wanted to See the Wizard (Queen Latifah)
  12. What Would I Do If I Could Feel (NE-YO, Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, Ensemble)
  13. We Got It (Shanice Williams, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, Ensemble)
  14. Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (Mary J. Blige, Ensemble)
  15. A Brand New Day (Shanice Williams, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, Ensemble)
  16. Y'All Got It (Queen Latifah)
  17. Believe in Yourself (Uzo Aduba)
  18. Home (Shanice Williams)

Sony Music Masterworks Media Contacts:
Angela Barkan, [email protected], 212-833-8575
Larissa Slezak, [email protected], 212-833-6075

Broadway Records Media Contacts:
Anhthu Nguyen @ The Mills Agency, [email protected], 212-655-9883
Emily Brestovansky, [email protected], 646-504-7681

NBC Entertainment Media Contacts:
Elizabeth Rolnik, [email protected], 212-664-2348
Perry Seaman, [email protected], 818-777-2326
Sharon Pannozzo, [email protected], 212-664-5152
Rebecca Marks, [email protected], 818-777-3030

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Nov 23, 2015 | Sony Music Strikes Original Video Content Deal with YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider for New Digital Series

TO THE BEAT with KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER Set to Debut in 2016

Nov 23, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment is partnering with YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider to develop a new original series for digital video that will bring together one of the world's biggest YouTubers with some of the planet's hottest recording artists for exciting, never-before-seen musical creations.

The series, called TO THE BEAT with KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER, will feature Sony Music stars performing special versions of their hits in collaboration with Kurt, the producer, arranger, video editor, musician, and singer/songwriter behind a string of hugely popular music medley videos, original songs, and hit covers on YouTube.

Each installment of TO THE BEAT with KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER will feature a mix of heartfelt performances and insightful interviews between Kurt and his guests. The 10-epsiode digital show is set to debut in 2016 and will be streamed from Kurt's YouTube channel with more than 6 million subscribers and 40 million monthly views.

Kurt has become a viral media sensation for his creatively produced and edited reinterpretations of hits by Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, One Direction and more. Kurt's most popular videos feature vocal collaborations with his friends and fellow social influencers.  He has pioneered music video innovations, such as the illusion of a one-man a cappella choir, box editing, and one-take video shoots.

In addition to generating over 1.3 billion total views online, his work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

TO THE BEAT with KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER is the most recent original content project from Sony Music, which also recently helped to bring to life the Streamy-nominated digital series, THANK YOU AND SORRY, from Jack Antonoff.

"We are delighted to be joining forces with Kurt, one of YouTube's biggest and most talented stars for this exciting new series. Kurt is a wonderful, multifaceted creative talent and has an incredibly special relationship with millions of passionate music fans around the world," said Lee Stimmel, Head of Original Content, Sony Music Entertainment. "This partnership highlights the great opportunities we have to connect our amazing artists and fans through original content."

"I'm thrilled to be working with Sony Music on this unique project," said Kurt Hugo Schneider. "As a producer on YouTube, my goal is to create great content that showcases performers.  I'm excited to be working with Sony's awesome performers."

About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Bazmark Records, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Flying Buddha, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Freesolo Entertainment, Kemosabe Records, Latium Entertainment, Legacy Recordings, Louder Than Life, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, OKeh, Polo Ground Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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Nov 12, 2015 | Jeff Buckley's First Studio Sessions for Columbia Records, You and I Set for Release on Columbia/Legacy Recordings on March 11, 2016

Recently Discovered in Sony Music Vaults, Artist's Previously Unreleased Seminal Studio Work includes Covers of Bob Dylan, Sly & the Family Stone, the Smiths, Bukka White, Led Zeppelin and More

Nov 12, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 11, 2016, Columbia/Legacy Recordings, will release You and I, the very first studio recordings made by Jeff Buckley for Columbia Records.


These 10 tracks (most of them cut in Steve Addabbo's Shelter Island Sound studio in February 1993) have gone virtually unheard for more than two decades. Recently discovered in the Sony Music archives during the research for the 20th anniversary edition of Buckley's Grace album, the performances on You and I are a revelation, an intimate portrait of the artist performing a variety of cover songs and original music expressing a range of emotion channeled through his singular sensibility.

You and I, on CD and LP, is available for preorder on Amazon ( and as a digital download on iTunes (

Jeff Buckley's recording of "Everyday People" will also be made available for Record Store Day as a limited edition 7" with the B-side featuring the original recording by Sly & the Family Stone.

The songs on You and I reveal, in part, the eclectic scope of Jeff Buckley's extraordinary musical tastes and talent. The covers on the album include Jeff's highly personal interpretations of songs written by Bob Dylan ("Just Like a Woman"); Sylvester Stewart ("Everyday People," recorded by Sly & the Family Stone); Joe Green ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'," recorded by Louis Jordan, Ray Charles and others); Bob Telson ("Calling You," recorded by Jevetta Steele for the 1987 film Bagdad Cafe); Morrissey and Johnny Marr ("The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" and "I Know It's Over," recorded by the Smiths); Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White ("Poor Boy Long Way from Home," from a 1939 "field" recording made by John Lomax) and John Paul Jones/Jimmy Page/Robert Plant ("Night Flight," recorded by Led Zeppelin).

"Any time I take a cover and wear it on my sleeve, it's because it had something to do with my life and still marks a time in my life when I needed that song more than anything ever." Jeff Buckley, Plane Truth fanzine interview from 1994

Rounding out You and I are two pieces of original music: the first-ever studio recording of his signature song, "Grace" and "Dream of You and I," a mysterious and haunting piece which informs the deeply intimate and profoundly personal mood of the album.

Long rumored to exist, but previously unheard outside the studio, the performances on You and I have never been bootlegged or released to the public in any form. These seminal recordings are a fan's Holy Grail, a rare opportunity to hear Jeff Buckley in peak form, developing his artistry through a series of spellbinding solo performances, each one captured in pristine sonic detail.

"As we began to explore how we might celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jeff Buckley's Grace, the vault--as it still occasionally and unexpectedly will--presented us with an unbelievable gift: this 'lost' cache of studio recordings from the period,"  said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. "We quickly realized how remarkable they were. They offer an incredible, rare glimpse of an artist, alone, in the sacred space that is the studio. There's an intimacy and an honesty to the performances that's literally breathtaking.  You & I is an important addition to Jeff's recorded legacy and will be a thrill for both his devoted longtime fans and newcomers alike."

You and I is simply that, just Jeff Buckley and the listener alone together in the studio while he plays and sings the music that means the most to him in that moment.

The newly found solo tracks on You and I showcase Jeff Buckley's otherworldly once-in-a-lifetime voice, transcending technique, making a direct connection between the earthly and the divine. Named One of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Buckley was also an accomplished electric guitarist, the 6-string accompaniments on these recordings adding astounding depth and sublime emotional dimensions to these unforgettable performances.

Born November 17, 1966, Jeff Buckley worked for several years as a session guitarist in Los Angeles. Moving to New York City in the early 1990s, he gathered a rabid following playing tiny venues, notably Sin-e in the East Village. His repertoire incorporated folk, rock, R&B, blues and jazz.

Buckley's extraordinary live shows launched one of the fiercest bidding wars of the 1990s before the artist decided to sign with Columbia Records, the home of many of his musical heroes, in October 1992. In February 1993, he went into the studio to lay down the newly uncovered tracks on You and I, which includes a never-before-heard original composition and studio versions of his Sin-e repertoire. Opting for the opportunity to capture Jeff's live performance magic, the focus pivoted from these experimental tracks to the Live At Sin-e recording sessions.  

Jeff Buckley only completed one studio album, 1994's Grace, before his life and career ended tragically with his accidental drowning in Memphis on May 29, 1997.

Though scant, the Jeff Buckley discography has received universal critical accolades and continues to create new fans and followers drawn to the music of a singular visionary artist whose voice, guitar work, songwriting and interpretative skills defied all attempts at categorization.

The newly discovered studio recordings on You and I represent an essential addition to the discography of one of the great American musical artists of the 20th century, a significant look into the creative process of a developing genius.

The Columbia/Legacy release of Jeff Buckley's You and I has been overseen by the artist's mother, Mary Guibert.

Jeff Buckley

You and I

  1. Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)
  2. Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
  3. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' (First recorded by Louis Jordan)
  4. Grace (original)
  5. Calling You (Jevetta Steele cover)
  6. Dream Of You And I (original)
  7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths cover)
  8. Poor Boy Long Way From Home (traditional blues song, Bukka White cover)
  9. Night Flight (Led Zeppelin cover)
  10. I Know It's Over (The Smiths cover)
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Nov 10, 2015 | American Music Icon Loretta Lynn Revisits Her Musical Roots On First New Studio Album In Over Ten Years

'Full Circle' To Be Released March 4, 2016 On Legacy Recordings

Nov 10, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings will release FULL CIRCLE, the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on March 4, 2016.  Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, FULL CIRCLE takes listeners on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project.  Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. FULL CIRCLE is available for pre-order now at Amazon Music:

Legacy Recordings will release FULL CIRCLE, the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on March 4, 2016.

FULL CIRCLE is Loretta's first album of new recordings since Van Lear Rose, her 2004 collaboration with Jack White, which took home a pair of Grammys including Best Country Album of the Year. It is also volume one of the Cash Cabin Recordings, a series of new album projects imagined and created at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Highlights from FULL CIRCLE include "Lay Me Down," a duet with Willie Nelson; "Everything It Takes," featuring guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Loretta ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City."  The album also includes traditional Appalachian songs from Loretta's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry."  At 83 years old, Lynn's voice sounds as powerful as ever, and this new material only adds to her legend as a performer.

Fans will also have an opportunity to watch a new documentary about Loretta's remarkable life and career when American Masters — Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl premieres nationwide Friday, March 4, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).  The film will explore the country legend's hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian roots to the Oscar-winning biopic of her life, "Coal Miner's Daughter," Lynn struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong over 50 years later.

Loretta Lynn has long been established as the undisputed Queen of Country Music, with more than 50 years of recording and touring to her name.  A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Lynn was one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s. She shook up Nashville by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics drawn from her own life experiences as a wife and mother. "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Fist City" and "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" are just three of 16 country No. 1 singles.

Lynn is also one of the most awarded musicians of all time. She has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman to be named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1972. Lynn received Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. She has won four Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010) and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

Whispering Sea (Introduction) 
Whispering Sea   
Secret Love   
Who's Gonna Miss Me?   
Black Jack David   
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven   
Always On My Mind   
Wine Into Water   
In The Pines   
Band Of Gold   
Fist City   
I Never Will Marry   
Everything It Takes (featuring Elvis Costello)   
Lay Me Down (featuring Willie Nelson)



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Nov 09, 2015 | The King Returns! Elvis Presley Tops Music Charts Across The Globe Once Again With New Album 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' Out Now On Sony Music's Legacy Recordings

"5 stars -- the album is a beautiful reminder of how perfectly pure Presley's voice was" --Chicago Sun Times

Nov 9, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the remarkable new album featuring classic Elvis Presley vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, has catapulted the King of Rock n Roll to the top of the music charts once again!  Released on Sony Music's Legacy Recordings worldwide to much acclaim on October 30, 'If I Can Dream" is topping charts around the world -- it has debuted at #1 on the official UK and Australia album charts and #2 in Ireland.  The album has also made an impressive impact on the Billboard US music charts, debuting at #1 on Top Classical Crossover, #9 on Top Current Albums and #21 on the Top 200.

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This record-breaking achievement places Elvis Presley as the only solo recording artist to have a UK #1 album in each of past five decades, beginning in 1956 with Elvis Presley Rock N' Roll.  

Produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman -- and executive produced by Priscilla Presley -- If I Can Dream creates a fuller, richer sound behind classic vocals.  The collection also highlights Elvis Presley's diverse musical tastes and appreciation for great vocalists spanning a variety of genres and features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, a duet with best-selling Jazz Pop singer Michael Buble, and appearances by Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy

Executive producer Priscilla Presley said: "This is an album that Elvis always really wanted to do and he would have been so pleased to know his fans are still there and they continue to love his music. The most talented team put this album together and helped us all realize an unfulfilled dream."

Here is what critics have been saying:

"'If I Can Dream' pairs one of the most recognizable voices of the past half-century with classical arrangements that don't so much overtake the original versions that fans hold near and dear as sweeten them." ROLLING STONE

"…the King's music is taking on a new life…"HUFFINGTON POST

"This fall, the King is getting the royal treatment."WALL STREET JOURNAL

"…the new album offers an epic twist on 14 of Presley's memorable performances."PEOPLE

"…it works so well, it's a wonder no one thought of it sooner."NEWSDAY

"The album is a great representation of how Elvis could match up to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin any day…"EXAMINER

"Elvis Presley sounds bigger than life on his "new" CD…"AARP

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