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Aug 20, 2014 | Liam Bailey's Debut Album "Definitely Now" Out Now On Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks

Album Streaming In-Full w/ Jay-Z's Life+Times

NYLON Guys Reveals Video For Blazing Rocker, "Villain"

LISTEN: LIVE on WNYC Soundcheck Today, 2pm EDT

Aug 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UK soul/rock singer Liam Bailey sings with a raw expressiveness that has drawn comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age and Cody ChesnuTT. With accolades including Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, PAPER Magazine, Okayplayer and Refinery29, Liam Bailey's debut album Definitely Now is released today via Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks

Definitely Now is streaming in-full at Jay-Z's Life+Times and for a taste of the raucous live show, check out the "Villain" video premiered with NYLON Guys and available to post & share HERE. Fans can also hear a live performance on NYC's WNYC Soundcheck today at 2pm EDT.

Bailey will make his US TV debut on CBS Saturday This Morning on August 23, showcasing his style is woven together by a lean guitar-driven instrumental sound, perfectly framing both his lyrical and vocal passions. The Nottingham, England native got his initial introduction to the music business via his friend, producer Salaam Remi. Remi introduced Bailey to the late Amy Winehouse, who was so impressed with his music that she signed Bailey to her Lioness Records imprint and recorded 2 EP's with him.

Definitely NOW was recorded in New York, Miami and London. It was co-written and produced by Bailey, and Executive Produced by Flying Buddha label head and Executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the 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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Aug 19, 2014 | Leonard Cohen Releases 'Popular Problems' On September 23, 2014, A Dynamic Studio Album Of New Songs

Aug 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Popular Problems, his thrilling new studio album, Leonard Cohen gets down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy.  Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing."  His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very depths of the heart.  The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. 

Leonard Cohen Releases 'Popular Problems' On September 23, 2014, A Dynamic Studio Album Of New Songs

In collaboration with co-writer Patrick Leonard, Popular Problems is a masterpiece from the ever-fresh imagination of a musical legend whose songs continue to captivate new listeners and devoted fans.

"Yet again, Leonard Cohen has broken musical boundaries with new creative inspiration," says Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO of Columbia Records. "These nine new songs are simply sublime and innovative with a unique spirit. We're absolutely thrilled and honored to celebrate this milestone with him." 

Popular Problems is Cohen's 13th studio album and will be released on September 23rd, two days after his 80th birthday.  Popular Problems is available for pre-order everywhere today. Those who pre-order Popular Problems digitally (http://smarturl.it/PopularProblems) will receive an instant download of his new song, "Almost Like The Blues."  Click here to listen.

To celebrate his milestone 80th birthday (September 21), Cohen's endless poetic energy and legacy can be revisited with a new artist page on iTunes (www.itunes.com/leonardcohen), which features Popular Problems and includes all 12 prior studio albums Mastered For iTunes.

Popular Problems was produced by Patrick Leonard, mastered at Marcussen Mastering and was recorded and mixed by Jesse E. String with additional mixing by Bill Bottrell.

Revisit Leonard Cohen's Incredible Legacy on www.LeonardCohen.com.

Popular Problems Tracklisting:

  1. Slow
  2. Almost Like The Blues
  3. Samson In New Orleans
  4. A Street
  5. Did I Ever Love You
  6. My Oh My
  7. Nevermind
  8. Born In Chains
  9. You Got Me Singing

ABOUT LEONARD COHEN:

Leonard Cohen is a master songwriter, musician, poet, novelist and visual artist whose stunning body of original work has touched the lives of millions with a career spanning six decades.

His explorations of spiritual, interpersonal, romantic and political themes have impacted countless contemporary recording artists and writers. He has sold over 23 million albums, worldwide and published 12 books, the most recent of which was 2006's 'Book of Longing', a collection of poetry, prose and drawings, which reached #1 on the Top 10 Hardcover Fiction Books in Canada.

Cohen's influence on musical and theatrical artists the world over is inestimable. In fact, when Cohen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2008, the revered Lou Reed singled out Leonard as one of the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters." Cohen's songbook has been covered by hundreds of recording artists including Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, Tori Amos, Nick Cave, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Rufus Wainwright and the Civil Wars. Tribute albums have been released in Cohen's honor in France, Norway, Canada, Spain, Swedish, Czech Republic, South Africa and the United States. In 2008 Cohen's "Hallelujah" became the fastest-selling digital single in European history when three separate versions of the song appeared simultaneously on the UK singles chart - Cohen's own original recording, a version from Jeff Buckley and another from X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. Additionally, Leonard's songs have been frequently selected to illustrate the emotion of motion pictures and television programs and have been heard in Watchmen, The Passion of The Christ, Natural Born Killers, The Wonder Boys, Pump Up The Volume, Secretary, The West Wing, The O.C. and many others.

Leonard Cohen has been honored as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010), inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008), the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame (2006), the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010). He has received the prestigious Principe de Asturias Prize – the highest literary award in Spain (Spain, 2011) as well as the Glenn Gould Prize, awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts (Canada, 2011). The Canadian native has earned his country's highest civilian honors - Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Companion to the Order of Canada (2003), Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec (2008).

Cohen's recent return to live performance was met with extraordinary and unanimous accolades as he performed around the world from 2008 through 2013. Cohen's mesmerizing recent performances, deemed "a spiritual experience" by all accounts, totaled 470 shows in 31 countries attended by four million fans.

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Aug 18, 2014 | Coheed And Cambria Announce Long Awaited Vinyl Reissue Of In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 Exclusively On Billboard.com

21st Century Prog Rock Milestone To Be Offered In Three Unique Pressings

"Neverender IKSSE: 3" Tour Begins September 5th In Riverside, CA

In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Available Through Equal Vision/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings Official Release Set For October 21st

Aug 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long awaited vinyl reissue of the landmark second studio album from Coheed and Cambria, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, will be released by Equal Vision Records/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on October 21st. PRESS HERE to read lead singer/songwriter Claudio Sanchez's first interview about the re-released LP with Billboard.com, plus  listen to the newly remastered version of single "A Favor House Atlantic." 

Vinyl reissue of Coheed and Cambria's

All songs from the LP were remastered from the original analog master tapes; therefore,  the 2014 vinyl reissue of IKSEE: 3 will be offered to fans in three distinctive configurations: a 180g 2 LP audiophile pressing, a limited "Neverender IKSEE: 3" Tour Edition tan splatter 2 LP (available starting September 5th exclusively at each tour stop), and a special Direct 2 Fan grey swirl splatter 2 LP available only on http://smarturl.it/coheedcambria.

The band will celebrate the vinyl reissue of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 by performing the epic album in its entirety on a major North American tour (all dates listed below). Dubbed "Neverender IKSSE: 3," the fall trek – which includes already sold-out dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, and other markets – gets underway September 5th at Riverside, California's Municipal Auditorium and continues through early October. For full details, including remaining ticket availability, please go to www.coheedandcambria.com/iksse3

Originally released in 2003, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 immediately affirmed Coheed and Cambria as the era's leading purveyors of imaginative modern rock, fusing elements of hardcore punk, indie, pop, metal, and prog with Sanchez's indelible voice and vision to create their own groundbreaking sonic universe. Driven by the breakthrough with MTV and radio success of the singles "A Favor House Atlantic" and "Blood Red Summer," IKSSE: 3 ascended the upper half of the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way towards RIAA gold certification for US sales in excess of 500,000 (not to mention total worldwide sales now well over 1 million).

NEVERENDER IKSSE:3 FALL 2104 TOUR DATES:
w/ Thank You Scientist

September 05 2014 - Municipal Auditorium - Riverside, CA

September 06 2014 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Sold Out

September 07 2014 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

September 09 2014 - Paramount Theater - Seattle, WA

September 10 2014 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR

September 12 2014 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT

September 13 2014 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO

September 15 2014 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX

September 16 2014 - Stubbs Waller Creek - Austin, TX

September 17 2014 - House of Blues - Houston, TX

September 19 2014 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL Sold Out

September 20 2014 - House of Blues - North Myrtle Beach, SC

September 21 2014 - The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

September 23 2014 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD Sold Out

September 24 2014 - Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA

September 25 2014 - Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ

September 27 2014 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY Sold Out

September 28 2014 - House of Blues - Boston, MA Sold Out

September 30 2014 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

October 01 2014 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON

October 02 2014 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH Sold Out

October 04 2014 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

October 05 2014 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL Sold Out

October 06 2014 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY Sold Out

October 07 2014 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

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www.twitter.com/coheed

  

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Aug 14, 2014 | Sony Music Entertainment Launches 'Album of the Day' App for iPhone and iPod touch

A Music Flash Sales App Debuts to Music Fans on the App Store

Aug 14, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment today announced the launch of its first music flash sales app, Album of the Day, for iPhone and iPod touch. The Album of the Day App allows music fans to access limited-time daily offers from artists they know and love.

Sony Music Entertainment Launches 'Album of the Day' App for iPhone and iPod touch

The Album of the Day App is an easy-to-use iPhone and iPod touch app that gives music fans limited-time access to purchase their favorite artists' albums at affordable prices. Album of the Day surprises music fans daily with a single album offering, giving fans of all types the opportunity to discover great albums missing from their digital music library.

The new Album of the Day App includes the following features:

  • Daily Offers: A new album will be released every 24 hours, available for purchase at a discounted price up to 70% off, limited for 24 hours. 
  • App Content: Users can view artist images, read up on the album and preview clips of the tracks from the album instantly. 
  • Community: Users can spread the word and share access to offers with friends through their social networks.
  • Checkout: Users can purchase albums using their iTunes account and download albums directly to their iTunes library.
  • First Access: Users receive a daily push notification with a new offer giving them first access to those offers.
  • Variety: Albums are culled from a large and iconic library of music featuring different genres across all different eras. 

"We appreciate that music fans today consume their music in a myriad of ways," says Adam Block, President of Sony Music's Legacy Recordings.  "Sony Music remains committed to making the consumer experience as easy and enjoyable as possible for them wherever and whenever they choose. The Album of the Day App offers a great new deal on a featured album every day by top artists, giving fans the opportunity to download their favorite music directly from the app."  

The Album of the Day App launch line up includes music legends and artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, Dixie Chicks, Audioslave, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Kings of Leon, P!nk, Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill, The Script, Usher, Meat Loaf, Rodriguez, Sade, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys and more. 

The Album of the Day App was first developed by Sony Music Germany and launched there in March 2014 with extremely successful results in just a few months.  Sony Music Entertainment is now bringing the flash sales app to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. As of early July, Sony Music Germany continuously sees the albums they feature charting on iTunes. Top iTunes chart performances and albums include leading artists; Kings of Leon, Whitney Houston, P!nk, Pitbull, Johnny Cash and others.  

The Album of the Day App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.

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, Beach Street/Reunion Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA 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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Aug 13, 2014 | Barbra Streisand's 'Partners' Album To Be Released September 16th

LEGENDARY ARTIST'S FIRST DUETS ALBUM IN MORE THAN A DECADE AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER TODAY

'PARTNERS' DEBUTS 12 NEW STUDIO RECORDINGS OF STREISAND CLASSICS AND OTHER SONGS

HISTORIC PAIRINGS FEATURE MUSIC WORLD'S GREATEST MALE VOCALISTS INCLUDING ANDREA BOCELLI, MICHAEL BUBLE, JOSH GROBAN, BILLY JOEL, JOHN LEGEND, LIONEL RICHIE, STEVIE WONDER, VIRTUAL DUET WITH ELVIS PRESLEY, AND MORE

Aug 13, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand's "Partners" album, to debut on September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists.

Barbra Streisand's 'Partners' Album To Be Released September 16th

Ms. Streisand took to Instagram on August 11th to announce to the world the official September 16th release date for "Partners."  Fans can pre-order "Partners" now.  All those who pre-order the album will receive a new downloadable song "New York State Of Mind," with Billy Joel.  The Lionel Richie duet of the classic "The Way We Were" will be also be made available to pre-ordering fans on August 26. The third Instant Grat track, the Michael Buble duet "It Had To Be You," - will be downloadable via  pre-order on September 2.

The inspired new musical pairings on "Partners" include, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of rock n' roll, Elvis Presley.  The new album, which is executive produced by Ms. Streisand and Jay Landers, is produced by 'Babyface' and Walter Afanasieff

"Partners" is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics.  Among the songs included are "New York State Of Mind," with Billy Joel, "It Had To Be You," with Michael Buble, "Come Rain Or Come Shine," with John Mayer, "Love Me Tender," with Elvis Presley, "The Way We Were," with Lionel Richie, "What Kind Of Fool," with John Legend, "People," with Stevie Wonder, "I Can Still See Your Face," with Andrea Bocelli, "Evergreen," with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand's first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on "How Deep Is The Ocean."

Throughout her career, Barbra Streisand has generously shared microphone and spotlight to create some of the most magical duets in music history.  Ms. Streisand has elevated the craft of pairing incomparable vocal styles with impeccable song choices, transforming the realm of the duet into the summit of collaborative artistry.  For more than six decades she has seamlessly blended such extraordinary moments – both live and in the studio – into an acclaimed body of work that is unrivaled in popular music.

Ms. Streisand is currently the best-selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling artists list, an honor which includes "Partners" duettist Elvis Presley.  Ms. Streisand has recorded 51 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career, including nine #1s, and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 album in five consecutive decades.

Recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Ms. Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor of stage and screen, concert performer, movie producer, film director, author and songwriter.  In her accomplished career she has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys, a special Tony award in 1970 as star of the decade, and two Cable Ace awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor.  Ms. Streisand is the recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, two Peabody Awards, A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Legend Award.  Ms. Streisand is also the first film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.       

Most recently, Columbia Records released Barbra Streisand's "Back To Brooklyn" concert CD/DVD, which reached #1 on the Billboard Top DVD Music Videos chart in December of 2013.  Ms. Streisand has topped the DVD charts five times, earning nine Gold DVDs, six Platinum and three Multi-Platinum citations.

The "Back To Brooklyn" concert CD/DVD captures Streisand's first musical performance in her native Brooklyn since she departed at age 16 to pursue her acting career and became one of the most popular and acclaimed musical performers in history. 

All the artists featured on "Partners" have achieved global acclaim.  Below are just a few highlights from their prestigious careers:       

Babyface: Has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has won 10 Grammy Awards.

Andrea Bocelli: Has recorded fourteen solo albums, selling over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists. In 1999, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. "The Prayer", his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. Seven of his albums have since reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Michael Buble: Has won four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. Buble's 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 after three days of sales, and remained there for two weeks.

Babyface: Has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has won 10 Grammy Awards.

Jason Gould: Actor, director, producer, writer and singer, his self-titled EP garnered rave reviews in 2012, as did his live duets with Barbra Streisand on her 2012 fall tour and her live CD/DVD package of Ms. Streisand's critically acclaimed 2012 "Back To Brooklyn" concert.

Josh Groban: His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and in 2007, he charted as the number-one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in the nation. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide.  Josh appeared on Ms. Streisand's 2002 album, "Duets," a compilation of her duet performances throughout her career, form 1963 to 2002.

Billy Joel:  Has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

John Legend: Has won nine Grammy Awards. He has gained chart topping hits from his solo work, including the Billboard Hot 100 No.1 peaking single, "All of Me".

John Mayer: In 2003, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland."  He has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. and over 20 million albums worldwide.

Elvis Presley: The king of rock n' roll, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of 600 million units worldwide.  He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36.

Lionel Richie: Has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Has won two Grammys.

Blake Shelton: Has charted 24 country singles, including 11 #1's. He has been nominated five times for a Grammy Award. Has won the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year twice.

Stevie Wonder: Has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the Top 60 best selling artists.

      Track Listing for "Partners"

1.

It Had To Be You                                 

with Michael Buble

2.

People                                                  

with Stevie Wonder

3.

Come Rain Or Come Shine                 

with John Mayer

4.

Evergreen                                            

with Babyface

5.

New York State Of Mind                      

with Billy Joel

6.

I'd Want It To Be You                           

with Blake Shelton

7.

The Way We Were                               

with Lionel Richie

8.

I Still Can See Your Face                     

with Andrea Bocelli

9.

How Deep Is The Ocean                      

with Jason Gould

10.

What Kind Of Fool                                

with John Legend

11.

Somewhere                                          

with Josh Groban

12.

Love Me Tender                                   

with Elvis Presley

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