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Feb 12, 2016 | Columbia/Legacy Recordings Releasing Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the Official Album Companion to Acclaimed Documentary Film Written and Directed by Amy J. Berg

Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Digitally Available Today, Friday, February 12

CD Edition Available Friday, March 4

Feb 12, 2016

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia/Legacy Recordings is releasing Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the official album companion to the highly acclaimed documentary written, directed and coproduced by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Amy J. Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil," "West of Memphis"). Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is being released digitally today (Friday, February 12) and will be available on CD beginning Friday, March 4: http://smarturl.it/JLGB_OST.

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A remarkable career-spanning anthology, Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), brings together 17 essential Janis Joplin live and studio performances, including classic solo and Big Brother & the Holding Company tracks. The album debuts a previously unreleased version of "Piece of My Heart" (featured in the documentary and recorded live at the Generation Club in New York City in April 1968 during the Wake for Martin Luther King concert, this performance was included in the 1991 D.A. Pennebaker/Chris Hagedus short film, "Comin' Home," and has been never been available on a commercial audio release).

Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) includes an early recording of Janis Joplin singing Lead Belly's "Careless Love"; live performances with Big Brother & The Holding Company (from San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom, the Monterey Pop Festival, the Generation Club in New York City and Detroit's mythic Grande Ballroom); the Kozmic Blues Band (Frankfurt, West Germany, April 12, 1969); Janis live at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (August 17, 1969) and the legendary Festival Express Tour (July 4, 1970). Rounding out Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) are definitive studio performances from the classic four original albums--Big Brother & The Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! and Pearl--recorded during Joplin's lifetime. All of the recordings on the Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) can be heard in the film.

The Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) package includes new liner notes penned by Amy J. Berg, seldom-seen vintage photographs and reproductions of letters written by Janis, as detailed throughout the documentary. 

In "Janis: Little Girl Blue," Academy Award®-nominated documentarian Amy Berg examines the meteoric rise and untimely fall of one of the most revered and iconic rock 'n' roll singers of all time: Janis Joplin. Joplin's life story is revealed for the first time on film through electrifying archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music forever.

Joplin's own words tell much of the film's story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public for the first time (and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power). This correspondence is only one element of the stunning, previously unseen material Berg discovered during the seven years she spent working on "Janis: Little Girl Blue." New audio and video of Joplin in concert and in the studio (some shot by legendary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker), and even footage from her emotional return to Texas for her tenth high school reunion, add depth and texture to this remarkable documentary.

"Janis: Little Girl Blue" is a Content Media Corporation presentation of a Disarming Films and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC's American Masters production in association with Jigsaw Productions, Sony Music Entertainment and Union Entertainment Group. Narrated by Chan Marshall, edited by Billy McMillin, Garrett Price, and Joe Beshenkovsky with music by Joel Shearer. Francesco Carrozzini served as cinematographer. The film is produced by Alex Gibney, Amy Berg, Jeff Jampol, and Katherine LeBlond with Michael Kantor, Susan Lacy, Noah C Haeussner, Stacey Offman and Michael Raimondi as executive producers. The film is directed by Amy Berg.

"Amy Berg brings an intimate voice to her absorbing documentary portrait of late blues-rock goddess Janis Joplin," wrote Guy Lodge in Variety.

David Rooney, writing in the Hollywood Reporter called "Janis: Little Girl Blue": "Essential viewing...Berg's film presents a well-rounded, deeply admiring picture of a maverick talent who paved the way for countless female rockers…tells the legendary singer's story with vitality and heart."

"Janis: Little Girl Blue" premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2015 and played successfully at a number of international festivals including the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the 2015 Deauville American Film Festival, the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, the Loft Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Key West Film Festival and others.

The film opened in New York City on November 27, 2015 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Center, where it played to sold-out audiences for an incredible eight-week run. Beginning December 4, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" opened in more than 100 theaters nationwide including movie houses in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Neptune (NJ), Binghamton (NY), Pelham (NY), Phoenix, Tucson, Denver, Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, McKees Rock (PA), Washington DC, Cleveland Heights (OH), Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and others.

In 2016, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" is already enjoying an amazing international reception, selling out multiple locations in France, Germany, Chile, Colombia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (where the film is scheduled to open on additional screens throughout February and March).

"Janis: Little Girl Blue" will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere Tuesday, May 3 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) on the "American Masters" series. The broadcast will feature a never-before-seen extended film cut with additional archival performance footage and new interviews.

Janis Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 by Melissa Etheridge, who performed a tribute set to Janis at the ceremony. "She took a flag and made a place in rock and roll for women," Etheridge says. "She was the first." Janis was posthumously given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 4, 2013. In December 2015, Janis Joplin's 1964 Porsche 356 was sold at RM Sotheby's for $1.76 million, the highest price ever paid for a Porsche 356 at auction. Janis bought the car in 1968 and had it painted, bumper to bumper and door to door, in an exotic psychedelic landscape. Fans would often tuck notes to the singer under the Porsche's windshield wipers. January 11, 2016 marked the 45th anniversary of the posthumous release of Pearl, Janis Joplin's final studio album. "A Night With Janis Joplin," the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, is currently on tour in the United States and Canada.

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  1. Careless Love – Janis Joplin (from: Janis – Early Performances)
  2. Down On Me – Big Brother & The Holding Company (from: Big Brother & The Holding Company)
  3. Women Is Losers – Big Brother & The Holding Company (from: Janis Boxset)
  4. Ball And Chain – Big Brother & The Holding Company (recorded live at the Monterey Pop Festival – June 17, 1967)
  5. Piece of My Heart – Big Brother & The Holding Company (Live at the Generation Club – April 1968, previously unreleased as audio only)
  6. Catch Me Daddy – Big Brother & The Holding Company (recorded live at the Grande Ballroom, DetroitMarch 2, 1968; from: Cheap Thrills Expanded Edition)
  7. Magic Of Love – Big Brother & The Holding Company (recorded live at the Grande Ballroom, DetroitMarch 2, 1968; from: Cheap Thrills Expanded Edition)
  8. Summertime – Big Brother & The Holding Company (from: Cheap Thrills)
  9. Raise Your Hand – Janis Joplin with the Kozmic Blues Band (recorded live in Frankfort, West GermanyApril 12, 1969; from: Farewell Song)
  10. Maybe – Janis Joplin (from: I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!)
  11. Work Me, Lord – Janis Joplin (recorded live at the Woodstock Music & Art FairAugust 17, 1969)
  12. Trust Me – Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band (from: Pearl)
  13. Cry Baby – Janis Joplin (recorded live in Calgary during the Festival Express Tour – July 4, 1970; from: Pearl Expanded Edition)
  14. Tell Mama – Janis Joplin (recorded live in Calgary during the Festival Express Tour – July 4, 1970; from: Pearl Expanded Edition)
  15. Get It While You Can – Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band (from: Pearl)
  16. Me And Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band (from: Pearl)
  17. Little Girl Blue – Janis Joplin (from: I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!)

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Feb 05, 2016 | Sony Music Releases Soundtrack To Animated Feature SNOWTIME! Featuring Celine Dion

Available Digitally February 12 and CD February 19, 2016

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

Video "Hymn" by Céline Dion Premiered Exclusively on Entertainment Tonight

Feb 5, 2016

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music announces SNOWTIME! the soundtrack to the English language re-interpretation of the beloved Québec film, La Guerre des Tuques 3D, arrives digitally on February 12 and on CD February 19.  Céline Dion sings the touching and poignant first single "Hymn." Fans who pre-order the album now will receive an instant download of the track.  The video premiered exclusively on Entertainment Tonight – view it here.

The soundtrack, a combination of original new music and score, all written and composed by Eloi Painchaud and Jorane, also features songs from Simple Plan, Walk Off The Earth, Marie-Mai and Groenland

Tracklist:

  1. I Am the Wind (Marie-Mai)
  2. Liberty (Groenland)
  3. The Heroes (Simple Plan)
  4. You're My Sweater (Walk Off the Earth)
  5. Hymn (Celine Dion)
  6. The Village
  7. The School
  8. The Minis
  9. Sophie's Gang
  10. General Luke
  11. Fort
  12. It's a Trap
  13. The Kiss
  14. Last Battle
  15. Cleo
  16. The Bugle
  17. Growing Up

Press Contacts:
Angela Barkan - [email protected] - 212-833-8575
Larissa Slezak - [email protected] - 212-833-6075

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

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Jan 29, 2016 | The Piano Guys Release New Music Video "Hello/Lacrimosa" - A Mashup Featuring Adele's Hit Song And Mozart's Requiem

Jan 29, 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Musical Internet sensation, The Piano Guys, who have surpassed 800 million views on YouTube, release their latest music video, "Hello/Lacrimosa."  The video can be viewed here.  The audio version is also available for purchase at all digital service providers.

In classic Piano Guys style, the video features a mashup of Adele's worldwide hit "Hello" and Mozart's beautiful requiem "Lacrimosa."  A blending of over 100 acoustic and electric cello tracks, the video was filmed at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Utah and incorporated many giant mirrors along with diffused light and cold fog to create the mysterious effects.

Of the new video Steven Sharp Nelson explains: "Hello/Lacrimosa" (or "Chello," as it has affectionately been called in the studio) is a musical experiment bridging 18th century spiritualism and 21st century secularism. Imagine Mozart and Adele in the same room in an intense co-write session, quill and pen in hand, respectively. Picturing this hypothetical hangout helped to spark the creative combination of the two. Both "Hello" and "Lacrimosa" have divergent traits which presented challenges. One wallows in a wide, painstakingly minor 12/8 time and the other drives a poignant bi-polar major/minor common time. One draws its power from the fullness of a grand chorus and orchestra, the other from the isolation of a lone voice and piano. One conforms to age-old counterpart canon and musical theory, while the other is conveyed via verse/chorus pop song parlance. However, they share the same fundamental feeling -- "Lacrimosa" (meaning "weeping" or "tearful") mournfully bemoans spiritual death, while "Hello" gripes about relationship regrets. Different centuries. Different realms. Same emotion. Perhaps we aren't as far from our predecessors as we think we are."

The Piano Guys – Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos, which have surpassed 800 million views and garnered nearly 4.5 million subscribers on YouTube. They've made over 50 music videos since 2011, including their breakout hit, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group have released five major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: Wonders, The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, a holiday album called A Family Christmas, and most recently The Piano Guys – Live! featuring live music from their sold out Red Rocks and Carnegie Hall concerts.

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

For more information on The Piano Guys and tour dates visit:
Website: www.thepianoguys.com 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePianoGuys/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pianoguys 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PianoGuys

Press Contacts:
Angela Barkan -  [email protected] -  212-833-8575
Larissa Slezak -  [email protected] -  212-833-6075

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Jan 28, 2016 | Sony Music Entertainment Sign Nigerian Musician Davido To A Worldwide Deal

Jan 27, 2016

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment have signed accomplished musician Davido to a groundbreaking global agreement. The deal was inked at the Sony Music offices in New York and will see the American-born Nigerian recording artist release his highly anticipated sophomore album later this year.

Sony Music Entertainment Sign Nigerian Musician Davido - Pictured (L to R): Adewale Adeleke, Chairman, HKN Records; Adam Granite, President, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa, Sony Music International; Dusko Justic, Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music International; Kamal Ajiboye, Manager for Davido; Joel Katz, Chairman Media & Entertainment, Greenberg Traurig; Efe Ogbeni, Executive Producer / Head A&R, Regime Music Societe; Sean Watson, Managing Director, Sony Music Africa...

In Africa, Davido is a bonafide superstar. After relocating to Nigeria from the United States aged 19, Davido set up HKN records alongside his brother and independently released the first song he ever recorded entitled, 'Back When'. The track was an instant success and propelled Davido to national stardom as he followed this with the release of his second single and pan-African smash hit, 'Dami Duro'. This track became one of the biggest airplay records not just on radio in Nigeria but across the continent, catapulting him to superstar status and making him one of the most sought-after artists to collaborate with widening his huge fan base and media support.

His debut album, 'Omo Baba Olowo' was released in 2012 to critical acclaim earning him countless award nominations and accolades including two MTV Africa Music Awards and the 2014 BET Award for 'Best African Act'.  A world tour followed which saw Davido perform to sell-out venues across Africa, Paris, New York and London. Today, Davido enjoys a massive social media following with a combined number of over 6 million followers across all his platforms.

This deal represents a step forward for Sony Music Entertainment as it grows its roots in Africa. Announcing its official presence in Lagos, Nigeria verifies Sony Music Entertainment's decision to pursue new business via the introduction of on-the-ground operating entities in an expanded number of markets in the region. The timing of the decision is based on the convergence of a number of positive indicators in Africa's economy and positive signs in the music industry. Davido is a shining example of this.

Sean Watson, Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment Africa stated, "Working with incredible talent like Davido heralds a new era for Sony Music Entertainment Africa on the continent. We couldn't be prouder of our partnership with Davido and we are extremely keen to support his vision to succeed at the highest level in our industry."

Adam Granite, President, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa commented. "We are thrilled to welcome Davido into the Sony Music family.  We are very much looking forward to bringing one of Africa's biggest stars to the world.  We are also excited to partner with Kamal Ajiboye, Davido's manager as well as Efe Ogbeni, who will be executive producing the album on our behalf."

"Music is the universal language that unites and betters the world. It's always been my dream to take my music and culture to all corners of the world so I'm blessed to be partnering with Sony Music Entertainment on this next chapter. My number one aim is to make my fans and Africa proud" Davido commented.

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Jan 27, 2016 | Legacy Recordings Set to Release I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the Album of Music from the Forthcoming Hank Williams Film Biography Directed by Marc Abraham and Starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen

I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Available Digitally on Friday, March 25

"I Saw the Light," a Sony Picture Classics Film, Opening Nationwide Friday, April 1st

Jan 27, 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) as a digital album on Friday, March 25.

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I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available for digital pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/ISTL_iTunes.

The official album of music from the highly-anticipated Hank Williams film biography--directed by Marc Abraham and starring Tom Hiddleston ("Midnight in Paris," "The Avengers") as Hank Williams and Elizabeth Olsen ("Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Godzilla," "Martha Marcy May Marlene") as Audrey Williams--I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) premieres several newly recorded interpretations of classic Hank Williams tracks, performed for the film by Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys; these new versions of Hank Williams songs include "Hey Good Lookin'," "Move It On Over," "Jambalaya," "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It," "Why Don't You Love Me," and "Honky Tonkin'."

Rounding out the I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) playlist are a variety of popular recordings contemporaneous to Hank's life and career, including Eddy Arnold's "Anytime" (1949), The Delmore Brothers' "Field Hand Man" (1951), Jo Stafford's "The Tennessee Waltz" (1950), Jimmy Liggins' "That's What's Knockin' Me Out" (1951), Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" (1953), George Morgan's "Please Don't Let Me Love You" (1949) and Emmett Miller's "Lovesick Blues" (1925), a show tune famously covered--and made a #1 Top C&W hit--by Hank Williams in 1949.

I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is produced by Rodney Crowell, G. Marq Roswell, Carter Little and Ray Kennedy. The album is Executive Produced by Marc Abraham, director/producer of "I Saw the Light" and author of the film's screenplay, and Brett Ratner.

"I Saw the Light" is based on the book "Hank Williams: The Biography" by Colin Escott, and William (Bill) MacEwen. The film is slated for release in in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville on Friday, March 25 and nationwide on Friday, April 1st.

In preparation for his role as Hank Williams in "I Saw the Light," Tom Hiddleston honed his singing and guitar skills working with country singer, executive music producer, and soundtrack album co-producer Rodney Crowell. "After nearly a month spent collaborating with this gifted artist, I'm as respectful of the man's work ethic as I'm mystified by his transformational skills," said Crowell. "Without a doubt, the filmmakers chose the right actor for the job."

The film chronicles country music singer/songwriter/performer Hank Williams' rise to fame, his personal and romantic trials, his conflicts and tribulations in a country music industry he helped define, and his sudden tragic death in the back of a limousine on his way to a gig on New Year's Day 1953.

"I Saw the Light" follows the journey of the iconic, tormented singer-songwriter who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice and original songs, most of which are considered American standards today and have been recorded many times over by pop, rock and country artists alike.

Williams emerged from the local Alabama music scene after World War II. His wife Audrey, despite an inequity in their respective talents, was desperate to sing with her husband and had fierce ambitions of her own. Hank's ability to write songs covering a wide range of emotions, using his own personal troubles as inspiration, became the essence of country music. In the end, he realized his dreams: hit records, a place on Nashville's prestigious stage and radio show the Grand Ole Opry and even guest spots on the then-new medium of TV.

Refusing to hide his longtime alcoholism and dependency on pain killers behind the wholesome facade Nashville and the Opry expects of its stars, Hank remained prolific and immensely popular until the very end of his life. Like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, Hank's star burned brightly, but briefly over the six years before he died, at the age of 29.

Today, country is arguably the most popular music in America, and Hank Williams had much to do with that.  The enduring quality of his character and his music earned him inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1961), the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970) and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (1987).  Williams had 33 hit country singles during his life; 30 reached the Top Ten; eight hit Number One.  Seven more Top Tens came after his death with three of these hitting Number One. 

I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

  1. Hey Good Lookin' - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  2. Move It On Over - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  3. Anytime - Eddy Arnold
  4. Field Hand Man - The Delmore Brothers
  5. Jambalaya - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  6. The Tennessee Waltz - Jo Stafford
  7. My Bucket's Got a Hole In It - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  8. That's What's Knockin' Me Out - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  9. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
  10. Why Don't You Love Me - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  11. Please Don't Let Me Love You - George Morgan
  12. Honky Tonkin' - Tom Hiddleston and the Saddle Spring Boys
  13. Lovesick Blues - Emmett Miller

 

THE SADDLE SPRING BOYS
Richard Bennett (Guitar)
Luke Bulla (Fiddle)
Rodney Crowell (Guitar and Vocals)
Stuart Duncan (Fiddle)
Larry Franklin (Fiddle)
Wes Langlois (Guitar)
Tim Lauer (Organ)
Mickey Raphael (Harmonica)
Michael Rinne (Bass)
Chris Scruggs (Steel Guitar and Vocals)
Nathaniel Smith (Cello)
Takeio Stroud (Drums)

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