Brad Paisley





Jennifer Hudson

Michael Jackson


First Aid Kit

Johnny Cash


Oct 29, 2014 | Sony Music Masterworks Signs Emily West


Oct 29, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks announces the signing of Emily West to the Portrait imprint. The powerhouse vocalist and songwriter was a finalist on Season 9 of NBC's "America's Got Talent."

West will release a two-track digital single on December 2nd featuring her sultry cover of Sia's "Chandelier" which brought the AGT audience to their feet, along with the Christmas favorite "Santa Baby."  Her debut full-length album will be released in Spring 2015.

"As America has already seen, Emily West is an exceptional talent with a bright career ahead of her," says Chuck Mitchell, SVP, Sony Music Masterworks, U.S. "Her appearances on AGT have already defined her as an important new interpreter of great songs both new and classic, and she's equally impressive on her own material. We're delighted to be helping her launch this new phase of her recording career."

West moved to Nashville at 18 with a dream to tell stories through song. A musical maverick in the masquerade of pin-up perfection, West dazzled audiences throughout the season transforming iconic hits like "Nights In White Satin" by the Moody Blues and "You Got It" by Roy Orbison into grand ballads, both of which will be included on the new album.

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks Broadway, Masterworks, OKeh, Portrait, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical imprints. For email updates and information please visit

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Oct 28, 2014 | The Airborne Toxic Event Release New Single "Wrong" Today




Oct 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airborne Toxic Event just released their first single from their upcoming fourth full-length album Dope Machines [Epic Records], "Wrong", to iTunes and all digital retailers today. You can hear it at this link and purchase it here. The critically lauded, gold-selling Los Angeles outfit will unveil details for the album very soon. The new single sets the stage for the record as well as the next chapter for the group.

The Airborne Toxic Event Release New Single

"Wrong" bristles with the inimitable energy the band remains known for. Soaring keys and electronic textures merge with an unforgettable refrain that instantly moves. Meanwhile, the lyrics tell a relatable story of insecurity that's strangely infectious. The track began impacting Alternative Radio this week, and its music video will premiere on VEVO shortly.

Recently, literary tastemaker Los Angeles Review of Books penned an in-depth and insightful feature on the The Airborne Toxic Event's past, present, and future—entitled "The Sob in the Spine". It's not only a shining endorsement, but it paints the picture of frontman Mikel Jollett as a literary figure.

LA Review of Books Writer Cornel Bonca claims, "Lots of rock bands create more or less credible simulacra of meaningful sincerity, but dig deeper and most of the music collapses into lyrical obscurity, cooled-out posing, twee soft-headedness, ironic evasion, or outright bullshitting. The strength of Jollett's music is that he doesn't bullshit onstage and on the page, there's no ironic detachment; his intelligence is focused, heated, and up-front sincere—the models he evokes often are John Lennon and Springsteen, the man means it."

The piece also praised "Wrong" adding, "The emotional core of the song is pure unreconstructed Airborne Toxic Event. It's all there in Jollett's vocal, which starts with a delicate vulnerable falsetto in the verses and transitions to a powerfully ragged roar on the choruses."

Right now, The Airborne Toxic Event is in the midst of a highly successful North American tour. This current jaunt commenced with three sold out nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA and will conclude in Denver, CO with two sold out shows at the Ogden Theatre November 6-7.

At the New York City show, Diffuser lauded the new material writing, "They are gorgeous and the best of what Airborne are—soulful and introspective with hooks that stay with you," and mentioning they "could become staples at future shows." While in New Orleans, The Times-Picayune said the band "rocked the southeast corner of the French Quarter." Yahoo Music! also recently featured the band in a comprehensive profile and preview of the new album.

The band stands out as 21st century rock 'n' roll torchbearers. Their 2008 self-titled debut yielded the ubiquitous gold-selling single "Sometime Around Midnight", while its follow-ups All At Once [2010], and Such Hot Blood [2013] garnered wide spread critical acclaim. iTunes named "Sometime Around Midnight" the "#1 Alternative Song of the Year", and it spent a staggering eight weeks at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. HBO utilized it on their high-profile Network Season Promo. The group has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman four times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno four times, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! three times. Moreover, they've taken the stage at festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza and sold over 50,000 tickets in 2013 alone.

Stay tuned for more news about Dope Machines and The Airborne Toxic Event.

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Tour Dates:


Sacramento, CA

Ace of Spades


Los Angeles, CA

The Greek Theatre


Salt Lake City, UT

The Depot


Aspen, CO

The Belly Up


Denver, CO

Ogden Theatre


Denver, CO

Ogden Theatre


Las Vegas, NV

The Joint (Holiday Havoc)


Buffalo, NY

First Niagara Center (The Kerfuffle Before Christmas)


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Oct 27, 2014 | Vocalist And Songwriter Sachal Signs To Sony Music Masterworks

New Album Coming March 17, 2015

Oct 27, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks announces the signing of vocalist/songwriter Sachal to its OKeh Records imprint.  He will release his first album for OKeh, titled Slow Motion Miracles, on March 17, 2015.

The new album represents a change in direction for Sachal, who previously recorded three jazz vocal albums under his full name, Sachal Vasandani, for Mack Avenue Records. Slow Motion Miracles is produced by Michael Leonhart, best known for his work with Steely Dan and its co-founder Michael Fagen.  It's a full set of multilayered gems blended with a variety of styles, including indie pop, electronica, and new-school jazz.

"We're happy to join Sachal on this next very important step in his creative evolution," said Chuck Mitchell, SVP of Sony Music Masterworks, U.S. "He brings with him fresh songwriting skills, positive energy, and a surprisingly new musical approach, adding yet another set of colors to the rich palette of the OKeh roster."

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

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Oct 22, 2014 | 2CELLOS Release New Music Video For "The Trooper (Overture)"

Audio Track Now Available via All Digital Service Providers

Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2CELLOS release a new music video for "The Trooper (Overture)," a mash up of Iron Maiden's hit "The Trooper" and Gioachino Rossini's William Tell overture. In this new video, the 2CELLOS star as two classical music-loving nerds who imagine themselves transformed into crowd surfing rock stars after seeing an ad for "Want to Be a Rock Star?" - check out it here. "The Trooper (Overture)" is available for purchase as an audio track at all digital service providers. 

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of the 2CELLOS are best known for re-imagining pop and rock tunes performed on their cellos.  The Croatian duo toured in Europe extensively over the summer and has upcoming tours in Russia, Australia and the U.S. Their third studio album will be released in early 2015.  They have released two albums – 2CELLOS and IN2ITION – which are available on Sony Music Masterworks. They were the first instrumentalists to ever be featured on Glee and have also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show and others. They were most recently featured in The Bachelor Live Wedding Special.

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

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Oct 22, 2014 | Fox Searchlight Pictures And Legacy Recordings Go Wild With Soundtrack To Eagerly Anticipated New Film By Academy Award® Winning Director, Jean-Marc Vallee

Musical Companion Features Songs By Iconic Artists Including Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Wings, Portishead and More

Highlights Include Powerful New Version of R.E.M.'s "Walk Unafraid" Performed By Acclaimed Swedish Folk-Pop Duo, First Aid Kit

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Arrives Everywhere On November 10, 2014

Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox Searchlight Pictures and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, have announced the release of Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film. The album will be released on Monday, November 10 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. Wild opens in select theatres across North America on December 5, 2014. 

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film, will be released on Monday, November 10. Wild opens in select theatres across North America on December 5, 2014.

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is highlighted by a stunning new cover of R.E.M.'s "Walk Unafraid," performed by acclaimed Swedish folk-pop duo, First Aid Kit. In addition, the 15-track collection gathers the array of era-spanning tracks featured in the much-anticipated film, showcasing such legendary artists as Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Wings, Portishead, Lucinda Williams, and more (see attached tracklisting). Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was Executive Produced by Susan Jacobs and Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee.

"I didn't want to give the audience this impression of 'film watching,'" says Vallee, reflecting on the soundtrack. "That's often how I feel with score music. I become aware of it, aware that I'm watching a film, that someone is playing music that the characters don't hear. I try to avoid that in every film I direct and I wanted to avoid it badly in Wild. The main direction with music was to use it only during flashbacks. When there is music, it's because it's playing in the scene from a sound device, a car radio for instance, or a CD player. What Cheryl is listening to in her life, is the music that we hear during the film."

In Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed's extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction, and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead – on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. 

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  1. Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  2. First Aid Kit – Walk Unafraid
  3. Wings – Let 'Em In
  4. The Shangri-Las – I Can Never Go Home Anymore
  5. Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
  6. Billy Swan – Don't Be Cruel
  7. Free – Be My Friend (BBC Session/Take One)
  8. Lucinda Williams – Something About What Happens When We Talk
  9. Portishead – Glory Box
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Tougher Than The Rest
  11. Pat Metheny Group – Are You Going With Me?
  12. The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
  13. Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
  14. Ripple – Dusted and Eric D. Johnson
  15. Evan O'TooleRed River Valley
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