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Mar 19, 2015 | Sony Music to purchase remaining interest in The Orchard, the world’s leading independent digital distributor
NEW YORK—March 19, 2015—Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Dimensional Associates, LLC to acquire the remaining interest in The Orchard, the global independent music, video and film distribution company. The Orchard will continue to operate separately from Sony Music and will be led by its existing executive team. […]Read More »
Jan 23, 2014 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by Global Music Sensation Pitbull Featuring International Superstar Jennifer Lopez and Brazil’s Own Claudia Leitte as FIFA World Cup 2014™ Official Song
“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte on June 12, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – January 23, 2014 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that “We Are One (Ole Ola),” by global superstar Pitbull, featuring global superstar […]Read More »
May 09, 2013 | Sony Music Entertainment Completes Purchase Of EMI’s European Stake In “Now That’s What I Call Music!” From Universal Music Group
LONDON/ NEW YORK –  Thursday, May 9th, 2013.  Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has completed its purchase of EMI Recorded Music’s European rights in NOW That’s What I Call Music! from Universal Music Group (UMG). The purchase, which was originally announced on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, was subject to regulatory approval, which has […]Read More »
Jun 04, 2012 | Kenny Chesney Extends Worldwide Recording Agreement with Sony Music Nashville
Chesney’s Future Recordings To Release on Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville Historic Columbia Nashville Now Home to BNA Records Artists and Employees NASHVILLE, TN, June 4, 2012 — Sony Music Nashville announces the extension of its exclusive worldwide recording agreement with superstar Kenny Chesney. During his tenure with the label group, Chesney has sold more than 30 […]Read More »
Feb 02, 2012 | Sony Music Comments on the Passing of Whitney Houston
New York – February 12, 2012 – Sony Music Entertainment today issued the following statement regarding Whitney Houston:   “Whitney Houston was an icon and a once-in-a-lifetime talent who inspired a generation of singers and brought joy to millions of fans around the world. She had a voice of unmatched beauty and power that changed […]Read More »
Aug 09, 2011 | Edgar Berger Named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment
New York, NY, August 9, 2011 – Edgar Berger has been named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Berger will be responsible for Sony Music’s operations and regional offices outside the U.S. He will be based in London and […]Read More »
Aug 08, 2011 | Peter Edge Named Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group
Tom Corson Named President & Chief Operating Officer, RCA Music Group New York, NY, August 8, 2011 – Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Edge will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of […]Read More »
Jul 18, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment Names Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid Chairman & CEO, Epic Records
New York, NY, July 18, 2011 – Renowned record executive and Grammy Award-winning producer Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has been named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the New York-based label. Morris stated, “L.A. […]Read More »
May 19, 2011 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “Happiness” by Alexis Jordan as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ Official Song
NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 — FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that “Happiness” (Dave Aude Remix) by 19-year-old singing sensation Alexis Jordan (Star Roc/Roc Nation/Columbia), has been chosen as the Official Song of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany 2011™. Alexis Jordan will perform the song on July 17 at the closing […]Read More »
May 10, 2011 | Library of Congress Launches, With Sony Music Content, The “National Jukebox,” An Online Destination For Historical Sound Recordings
Largest Collection Of Historical Recordings Ever Made Publicly Available Online   The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment today unveiled a new website of over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings available to the public for the first time digitally. The site is called the “National Jukebox” (www.loc.gov/jukebox/). Developed by the Library of Congress, with […]Read More »
May 02, 2011 | Sony Names Doug Morris New Head Of Sony Music Entertainment
(New York, NY – March 2, 2011) — Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011.  The announcement was made today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sony Corporation. Mr. Morris, […]Read More »
Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment To Develop Dynamic Artist Apps Using Innovative Mobile Roadie Platform
New York, NY — January 20, 2011 — Sony Music Entertainment today announced plans to develop interactive mobile entertainment applications across its network of artists and labels using technology from Mobile Roadie, the premier self service platform for creating and managing mobile apps. Under the initiative, Sony Music will create highly customized, immersive apps for its […]Read More »
Dec 21, 2010 | Remix Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” Online Using the Original 4-Track Vocal, Guitar, Bass and Drum Recordings
“The Remix Project,” From Sony make.believe, Allows Fans to Re-imagine Dylan Classic Fan Contest, Also Featuring Collaborations from The Ting Tings, 2AM Club and Others, Will Award a Grand Prize Trip to South by Southwest Music Festival New York, NY – December 21, 2010 – For music fans who have imagined what it would be […]Read More »
Dec 20, 2010 | Ariama.com Celebrates The Season!
An Ariama Christmas, Volume I ** Over Three Hours of Holiday Choral Music for $2.99 ** Free Shipping on all Titles and 20% off Holiday Titles NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2010  – To welcome the holiday season, Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music store from Sony Music Entertainment is teaming with Naxos to present a […]Read More »
Dec 14, 2010 | Ariama.com Announces Partnership Agreements with Key Classical Institutions
Carnegie Hall, London Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, WQXR, and WFMT Join Current Site Partners Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine NEW YORK, NY – December 14, 2010 – Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music store from Sony Music Entertainment, today announces that it is joining forces with a number of leading names in classical […]Read More »
Oct 05, 2010 | Sony Music Entertainment Launches Public Beta For Groundbreaking Classical Music Store Ariama.com
One-stop shopping solution for classical CDs and digital downloads from more than 50 major and independent labels  Enhanced search tools make buying music easier and more enjoyable New York, NY—October 5th, 2010—Sony Music Entertainment today launches the public beta for Ariama.com, a new online store dedicated to classical music that revolutionizes how fans can discover […]Read More »
May 19, 2010 | Myxer Announces Agreement With Sony Music Entertainment
Content From Sony Music Artists Available To Myxer’s 35 Million Member Community Miami, FL (May 19, 2010) – Myxer, a leader in mobile entertainment, today announced an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to make Sony Music’s catalog of full-length tracks, music videos, images, and ringtones available to Myxer’s community of more than 35 million music fans. The […]Read More »
Apr 26, 2010 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment select “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira featuring Freshlyground as FIFA World Cup 2010™ Official Song
The song will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Final by Shakira and South African artist Freshlyground on July 11, 2010. NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2010 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), written and co-produced by global superstar Shakira, has been chosen as the […]Read More »
Apr 10, 2010 | SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING AND SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE GROUND-BREAKING AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS IN ASIAN MARKET
April 11, 2008 — Sony/ATV Music Publishing and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced that they have reached an agreement covering digital royalty collection for the music publisher across Asia. The agreement encompasses China, Hong Kong, India (extending to include a mechanical rate for physical goods there), Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, […]Read More »
Apr 08, 2010 | UNLIMITED MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE REDEFINES CHINA’S MOBILE DIGITAL MUSIC LANDSCAPE
NOKIA’S GLOBAL MOBILE MUSIC LEADERSHIP UNDERLINED WITH LAUNCH OF DRM-FREE COMES WITH MUSIC SERVICE FOR MILLIONS OF CONSUMERS IN CHINA Beijing, China & Espoo, Finland, April 8, 2010: Nokia today further increases its global footprint in the mobile music space with the launch of its ground breaking service, ‘Comes With Music’, in China. This announcement […]Read More »
Jun 29, 2016 | Masterworks Broadway Announces Summer 2016 Releases

Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris - 1964 World Fair Recording Available July 8

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Available August 8

Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording Available September 9

Jun 29, 2016

NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterworks Broadway announces its Summer 2016 releases including three classic albums from the archives Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris – 1964 World Fair Recording (July 8), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (August 8), and Alice Through the Looking Glass – 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording (September 9)Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. 

Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris is the Grammy-nominated soundtrack from an elaborate puppet show performed on tour and at the 1964 World's Fair. With the voices of Pearl Bailey, Milton Berle, Cyd Charisse, Annie Fargé, Gene Kelly, Liberace, Jayne Mansfield, Tony Martin, Phil Silvers, Loretta Young and Edie Adams, the score features music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. Known for bringing a psychedelic sensibility to children's TV with shows like "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour," "H.R. Pufnstuf" and "Land of the Lost," the Krofft's got their start with similar puppet shows performed in nightclubs. Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen, the multi award-winning Songwriter's Hall of Fame duo, are known as the team behind some of Frank Sinatra's most famous hits including "Come Fly with Me," "Only the Lonely," and "Come Dance with Me." Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris will be officially released for the first time on CD in the U.S. July 8, with streaming and downloads available the same day.

Originally produced by Joseph Papp for the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, was a milestone in the integration of rock-and-roll and musical theater.  It opened June 14, 1978 at the Public Theater and later moved to the Circle in the Square for a total of 1,165 performances, making it one of the most successful Off-Broadway musicals of all time. The book and lyrics are by Gretchen Cryer, who also starred as the lead character Heather Jones in the original production, with music by Nancy Ford. The show follows Jones as she puts together her new cabaret act featuring songs about her own empowerment (she's just been through a bitter divorce), much to the dismay of her director who tries to convince her to go back to her old act. The show was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, and its cast album received a Grammy nomination. Recordings of Cryer and Ford's Off-Broadway musicals Now Is the Time for All Good Men (1967) and The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (1970) are also available from Masterworks Broadway. I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording will be released on August 8, with streaming and downloads available the same day.

In Alice Through The Looking Glass, Elsie Simmons and Moose Charlap set Lewis Carroll's timeless classic to music for the NBC television special. First aired November 6, 1966, the star-studded production included Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, Jimmy Durante and the Smothers Brothers. The Television Soundtrack of Alice Through The Looking Glass will be officially released for the first time on CD in the U.S. September 9, with streaming and downloads available the same day.

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Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris – 1964 World Fair Recording Tracklist
Release Date: July 8

  1. Overture:
      le Poupées de Paris Instrumental (orchestra)    
      Bonsoir (Mlle. Annie Fargé, Mlle. Janine Forman, Chorus)
      le Poupées de Paris (Mlle. Cyd Charisse, Chorus)
  2. The Bathtub Scene (M. Bing Crosby and Friends; Mlles. Janine Forman and Crista Speck)
    Don't Say Paris, Say Paree (M. Gene Kelly and the Can-Can Girls)
  3. You Can't Make it Anywhere (Mlle. Pearl Bailey and the Paris Models)
  4. A Night of Horror: 
      Let's Be Frank Mr. Frankenstein (M. Joey Forman as Lugosi, M. Guy Marks as Karloff)
      The Lab (Mlle. Loretta Young)
      The Mad Doctor and the Creature (M. Paul Frees)
      I Can't Wait to Take You Home (M. Milton Berle and Mlle. Jane Kean)
      The Kook Spooks (Skeletons' Dance)
  5. It's a Living (M. Liberace, Mlle. Jayne Mansfield, M. Lance Legault)
  6. The Opera Singer (Mlle. Edie Adams)
  7. The Ice Skater (On the Wings of Romance) (Chorus)
  8. Love is a Bore (Mlle. Pearl Bailey and Montmartre Girls)
      Sadie Fats (Merry Williams and her Boys)
      Love is a Bore (Reprise) (Mlle. Pearl Bailey)
  9. The Circus (M. Phil Silvers, Mlles. Pop Corn, Cotton Candy and Balloons)

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Tracklist
Release Date: August 8

  1. Natural High (Gretchen Cryer, Company)
  2. Smile (Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin, Company)
  3. Miss America (Gretchen Cryer, Company)
  4. Strong Woman Number (Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin)
  5. Dear Tom (Gretchen Cryer)
  6. Old Friend (Gretchen Cryer)
  7. In a Simple Way I Love You (Don Scardino)
  8. Put in a Package and Sold (Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin)
  9. Feel the Love (Betty Aberlin, Margot Rose, Don Scardino)
  10. Lonely Lady (Gretchen Cryer)
  11. Happy Birthday (Gretchen Cryer, Company)
  12. Natural High (Reprise) (Gretchen Cryer, Company)

Alice Through the Looking Glass – 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording Tracklist
Release Date: September 9

  1. Through The Looking Glass (Company)   
  2. There are Two Sides to Everything (Robert Coote, Agnes Moorehead, Ricardo Montalban, Nanette Fabray)     
  3. I Wasn't Meant to Be a Queen (Nanette Fabray)  
  4. Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (Judi Rolin)     
  5. Jaberwock Song (Jack Palance)     
  6. Keep off the Grass (Roy Castle)   
  7. Some Summer Day (Ricardo Montalban)   
  8. The Backwards Alphabet (Judi Rolin, The Smothers Brothers)     
  9. Who Are You (Judi Rolin)   
  10. 'Twas Brillig (Judi Rolin, Jimmy Durante)     
  11. Alice is Coming to Tea (Agnes Moorehead, Nanette Fabray)   
  12. Through The Looking Glass (Reprise) (Company)    

For more information, please contact:
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Angela Barkan | Larissa Slezak | Sony Music Masterworks 
212.833.8575 / 6075 / [email protected] / [email protected]

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Jun 28, 2016 | Legacy Recordings Presents Legacy, Volume Two, A New Collection of Performances from Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder's Legacy, Volume Two Available Friday, August 12, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the arrival of Legacy, Volume Two--an electrifying new collection of performances from the sensational Irish show Celtic Thunder--on Friday, August 12, 2016. Available for Amazon pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/Celtic_LegacyVol2

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Celtic Thunder's Legacy, Volume Two is an eagerly-awaited follow up album to the highly acclaimed Legacy, Volume One, released in February of this year.

Legacy, Volume Two presents more best-loved numbers from Celtic Thunder's fourteen standing-room-only world tours to-date. Song selections include "Now We Are Free," "Isle Of Innisfree," "Home," "Song For The Mira," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," "Remember Me," "Lauren & I," Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Life With You," "Streets Of New York," "Seven Drunken Nights," "Take Me Home" and "Mo Ghile Mear."

Since its inception, Celtic Thunder has thrilled audiences the world over with signature vocal harmonies and ensemble productions bringing a new twist to an eclectic repertoire ranging from traditional Irish and folk music to adult contemporary, rock and classical crossover.

Formed in Dublin in 2007 by Producer Sharon Browne, Celtic Thunder is a multi-dimensional musical and theatrical ensemble celebrated around the world for emotionally powerful performances and a state-of-the-art production aesthetic. A stalwart presence on Public Television since 2008, Celtic Thunder remains one of the most popular musical shows on that network to this day, selling over 2 million albums. Moreover, Billboard magazine has named Celtic Thunder the Top World Artist four times in eight years (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015) and the show has had LPs placed in the World Album Top 10 every year since 2008, raising the bar for Irish music and theatrical productions worldwide.

Legacy, Volume Two spotlights Celtic Thunder soloists Neil Byrne, Keith Harkin, Emmett O'Hanlon, Ryan Kelly and special guest artist Damian McGinty (an original member of Celtic Thunder who went on to win Fox's "The Glee Project before landing a recurring role in the hit series "Glee!).  

In addition to powerfully moving harmony pieces from the Celtic Thunder ensemble, the Celtic Thunder vocalists are backed by the Celtic Thunder Band featuring Nicole Hudson (violin), Laura Durrant (cello), Seana Davey (harp, box accordion), John O'Brien (whistles, pipes, flutes, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and bodhran), Dave Bakey (guitars), Neil Byrne (mandolin and bass guitar) and Keith Harkin (additional guitars), led by musical director David Munro, who also plays piano on Legacy, Volume Two.

The Celtic Thunder show also continues to extensively tour worldwide, performing to more than 800,000 fans over the past eight years. Celtic Thunder looks forward to bringing LEGACY on the road in 2016 with a full North America Tour which will run from August-December, calling on 75 cities across 40 states including NY, MA, GA, PA, NV, FL, TX, CA and WA to name but a few.

Celtic Thunder's official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube" has seen over 77 million-upload views since the channel's inception in 2008. Their monthly newsletter The Celtic Times has a readership of 1.2 million and then over 266,000 followers on Facebook. In addition to appearing in nine hugely successful Public Television specials, including the smash hit "Mythology," Celtic Thunder has performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, at the Pentagon for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as on the CBS Saturday Show's Second Cup Café, the Today Show, and Fox and Friends.

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Jun 28, 2016 | Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry Gibb Signs To Columbia Records

SET TO RELEASE HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM INVOLVING NEW MATERIAL 'IN THE NOW' DUE OUT ON COLUMBIA RECORDS THIS FALL

ELDEST BROTHER AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE ICONIC BEE GEES RECORDS FIRST ALBUM OF ALL NEW MATERIAL

HALL OF FAMER JOINED COLDPLAY ONSTAGE SUNDAY NIGHT AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL AS A GUEST PERFORMER

Jun 28, 2016

NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb has signed with Columbia Records and will release his first album with the label titled, In The Now, in the fall of 2016. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.

LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER BARRY GIBB SIGNS TO COLUMBIA RECORDS SET TO RELEASE HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM INVOLVING NEW MATERIAL  'IN THE NOW' DUE OUT ON COLUMBIA RECORDS THIS FALL

Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, the album is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001. In The Now is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.

As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's 'Guilty' album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' country record 'Islands In The Stream' also, Diana Ross's 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.

"This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people."

Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including, a phenomenal 6 in a row equaling The Beatles record.

"I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true."

Barry returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating the Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour included shows in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and The U.S., garnering an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.barrygibb.com/.

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Jun 24, 2016 | TALL HEIGHTS Announce Major Label Debut LP Neptune Out August 19 via Sony Music Masterworks

Stereogum Premieres New Song "River Wider"

"Spirit Cold" Over 5.6 Million Streams On Spotify

Catch Them Live On Tour

"In addition to finger-picked guitar, swelling cello and tight, prismatic vocal harmonies, "Spirit Cold" boasts a bold, airy drum part that propels the song through the peaks and troughs of the arrangement." - The Wall Street Journal

"Magical (and moving)" - Paste Magazine

Jun 24, 2016

NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston progressive folk duo Tall Heights have announced the release of their debut major label LP, Neptune, out August 19 on Sony Music Masterworks. Neptune is the follow up to 2015's Holding On, Holding Out EP which was met with critical acclaim from outlets like NPR and Wall Street Journal who compared their emotive harmonies and poignant lyrics to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Sigur Ros and Bon Iver. Of particular note is the track "Spirit Cold", the lead single from the forthcoming release which has quickly reached over 5.6 Million streams on Spotify. This week, Stereogum premiered the lush, winsome follow up single "River Wider". We encourage you to post and share here!

The multi-talented singer songwriters, composers, and instrumentalists featuring Paul Wright on cello/vocals and Tim Harrington on acoustic guitar/vocals got their start busking on the streets of Boston, growing up in a neighboring town in Massachusetts. Neptune is a far lusher construct than those early acoustic days — along with pristine and emotive vocal harmonies, there's subtly chugging electric guitar and a spare descending bassline on "Iron in the Fire," ethereal synthesizers and a spacious drum part on "Spirit Cold," a brittle splash of percussion to open "Backwards and Forwards" and feedback created by two cellphones on "Cross My Mind."

The band is on tour all Summer through Autumn including an opening slot for José González. See full list of dates HERE. For a taste of Tall Heights' captivating live show, watch the band's stunning live performance of album single "Spirit Cold" HERE.

Tour Dates
6/24: Sturbridge, MA @ The Barn | Tickets 
7/12: Middlebury, VT @ Middlebury Recreation Park
7/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/21: Belmar, NJ @ Songwriters on the Beach
7/24: Egg Harbor, WI @ Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
7/28: Greenbay, WI @ Meyer Theatre
7/30: Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua | Tickets 
7/31: Marshfield, WI @ Columbia Park
8/1: Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park Summer Music Series
8/20: Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/27: Hunter, NY @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
9/14: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
9/15: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
9/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
9/30: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
10/5: Washington, DC @ DC9
10/6: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/20: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
10/21: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/23: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Track Listing
1. Iron in the Fire
2. Spirit Cold
3. River Wider
4. No Man Alive
5. The Runaway
6. Infrared
7. Horse to Water
8. Backwards and Forwards
9. Two Blue Eyes
10. Cross My Mind
11. Growing
12. Wayfarers

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Phoebe Wilson, [email protected], 562-773-5335
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Jun 24, 2016 | Watch the Erykah Badu-Directed Video For "Maiysha (So Long)" http://smarturl.it/Maiysha_So_Long

New Video From The New Album of Miles Davis Recordings Reimagined by Robert Glasper - EVERYTHING'S BEAUTIFUL

Out Now Featuring Badu, KING, John Scofield, Bilal, Ledisi, DJ Spinna, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & More

Jun 24, 2016

NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime friends, collaborators and Grammy-winning musicians Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper have teamed up again for the track & video for "Maiysha (So Long)", from new album Everything's Beautiful--the visionary exploration of Miles Davis' music, featuring reimagined interpretations of his music produced by Glasper. The track's lyrics were written by Badu, and were based on "Maiysha" by Davis.

Erykah Badu

The video, entitled "So Long…That's What She Said," which Badu describes as having the feel of a short film, was conceptualized, written and directed by Badu. In keeping with the song's deceptively humorous lyrics, the "short" is a somewhat satirical wink at the musical performances from the classic variety shows of the '50s and '60s. The video stars a neurotic, beatnik chanteuse named Sarah Bellam—one of Badu's many personas—with Glasper as her tormented keyboard player and lover. The video also features a cameo by acclaimed harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet as the trumpet player performing Miles Davis' solo. The supporting musicians include Rashad "Ringo" Smith, drums, and Braylon Lacy, bass.

The "short" was co-produced by Badu's own Control Freaq Media and long-time collaborators Coodie and Chike of Creative Control, the team behind Badu's 2010 acclaimed and controversial "Window Seat" music video. In support of the video's release, Badu and Control Freaq Media have crafted a unique digital marketing campaign that includes a series of movie inspired posters, animated GIFs, and exclusive bonus content announced on Badu's social media platforms. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/Maiysha_So_Long

Everything's Beautiful is out now and is part of Columbia/Legacy's commemoration of the globally renowned music innovator's 90th birthday. Released in late-May, the album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Jazz Album chart, and first week sales saw Davis charting the highest he ever has on the R&B Album Chart (#5), R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart (#10) and the Tastemaker Album Chart (#17).

The album is a beautifully crafted collection produced by Glasper, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across the incomparable Miles Davis Columbia catalog with an impressive lineup of contemporary artists and musicians to create original interpretations. Some of the featured guest artists on Everything's Beautiful include Illa J, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield, Ledisi, DJ Spinna and Stevie Wonder.

Everything's Beautiful is unlike any other in Davis' discography. From the familiar (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles' in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles. The album was executive produced with members of Davis' family—Erin Davis, Cheryl Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. from Miles Davis Properties, LLC. The cover art was created by Francine Turk and integrates elements of Miles Davis' artwork. With the cover, Turk creates a visual that is similar to the idea of Robert Glasper taking fragments of Miles music and reinterpreting in a unique and modern way. Everything's Beautiful is available now via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/Davis_Glasper_iTunes) and at the official Miles Davis store on milesdavis.com.

Erykah Badu is a four-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter and producer who also describes herself as a "DJ, director, activist, holistic healer, doula, veggie, bgirl, observer, and hustler." Regarded as the Queen of Neo Soul, Badu's sound—a concoction of soul, hip-hop and jazz—cannot be confined to a single genre. She has released five universally acclaimed studio albums and one live album. Last November, Badu released her first collection of songs in five years with the mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone, which included her viral take on Drake's "Hotline Bling" as well as a collaboration with Andre 3000. This summer, Badu appears in The Land, a film that debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 

EVERYTHING'S BEAUTIFUL TRACK LISTING
01. "Talking S***"
02. "Ghetto Walkin" featuring Bilal
03. "They Can't Hold Me Down" featuring Illa J
04. "Maiysha (So Long)" featuring Erykah Badu
05. "Violets" featuring Phonte
06. "Little Church" featuring Hiatus Kaiyote
07. "Silence Is The Way" featuring Laura Mvula
08. "Song For Selim" featuring KING
09. "Milestones" featuring Georgia Ann Muldrow
10. "I'm Leaving You" featuring John Scofield and Ledisi
11. "Right On Brotha" featuring Stevie Wonder

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Jun 17, 2016 | Sony Classical Releases Independence Day: Resurgence Soundtrack Available Digitally Today and CD July 1

Featuring Music by Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser

Jun 17, 2016

NEW YORK, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Independence Day: Resurgence Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring music by Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser. The soundtrack will be available digitally on June 17 and on CD July 1. Independence Day: Resurgence will arrive in theatres nationwide on Friday, June 24. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The screenplay for Independence Day: Resurgence was written by Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods and Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich and James Vanderbilt, based on a story by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich and Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods.  The film was produced by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser. For updates, please visit http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/independence-day-resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence is the third collaboration between Austrian-born composers Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser and blockbuster director Roland Emmerich.

Thomas Wander studied music from an early age. In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles to study with renowned film composers such as Jerry Goldsmith and David Raksin at the University of Southern California. Among his film credits are White House Down, Anonymous, 2012, 10,000 BC, and The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Emmerich, The Thirteenth Floor and Hostile Takeover to name a few. For television, he scored more than 40 episodes of the long-running hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Wander has won three BMI Film Music Awards for his scores: 10,000 BC (2008), 2012 (2010) and White House Down (2014).

Harald Kloser is a film music composer, producer and script writer. After his studies of music in Riverside, California, he wrote his first score for Niki List's Sternberg – Shooting Star, followed by soundtracks for Robert Dornhelm's movie Requiem for Dominique, The Comedian Harmonists and Gabriel Baryll's Butterbrot. One of his most famous soundtracks was the music to Emmerich's movie The Day after Tomorrow, co-written with Wander (2004). Kloser, Wander and Emmerich collaborated, once again, for the film 10,000 BC (2008) and the big-budget science fiction movie 2012 (2010), where Kloser also acted as producer, script writer and film composer. Kloser won the BMI Film Music Award in 2005 for both of his scores of Alien vs. Predator and The Day After Tomorrow.

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

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack tracklisting:

  1. Travelling Through Space
  2. Great Speech
  3. Hostile Territory
  4. How Did They Get The Lights On?
  5. Inside The African Ship
  6. More Stimulation
  7. Fear
  8. The Friendly Spaceship
  9. The Only Family I Got
  10. Welcome To The Moon
  11. What Goes Up
  12. It's Getting Real
  13. Flying Inside
  14. It's A Trap
  15. Worth Fighting For
  16. The Sphere
  17. The Queen Is Leaving
  18. Whitmore's Choice
  19. Humanity's Last Stand
  20. Bus Chase
  21. We Are Rich
  22. Independence Day Resurgence Finale
  23. ID4 Reprise
  24. Electric U · Kid Bloom
  25. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
    Annie Trousseau

All music by Thomas Wander & Harald Kloser except:

01 Travelling Through Space Music by Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser, Thomas Schobel

17 The Queen Is Leaving Music by Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser, Thomas Schobel

21 We Are Rich Music by Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser, David Arnold

23 ID4 Reprise Music by David Arnold · Mixed by Dennis Sands

24 Electric U Performed by Kid Bloom · Written by Josh Conway, Lennon Kloser, Jesse Perlman
Published by Copyright Control · (P) 2016 Kid Bloom

25 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Performed by Annie Trousseau · Written by Sonny Bono
Published by Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) and Chris-Marc Music · Courtesy of Ana Maria Lombo (P) 2011 Street Entertainment

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Angela Barkan | Larissa Slezak | Sony Music Masterworks
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Jun 16, 2016 | RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Elvis Presley's Way Down In The Jungle Room, A New 2CD Collection of Elvis' Final Studio Recordings, on Friday, August 5

Definitive Compilation of Presley's Last Sessions--Recorded in Graceland's Legendary «Jungle Room»--Includes Studio Masters, Rare Alternate Takes and 16-page Booklet

Jun 16, 2016

NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Way Down In The Jungle Room, a definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings, on Friday, August 5.

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The most complete and comprehensive collection of Presley's final studio recordings ever assembled in one anthology, Way Down In The Jungle Room is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.

With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), Way Down In The Jungle Room brings together, for the first time in one collection, master recordings and rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den--known as the "Jungle Room"--which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.

For these sessions, Elvis was backed by many members of his longtime touring band including: James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), David Briggs (keyboards), Glenn D. Hardin (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Norbert Putnam (bass) and J.D. Sumner & the Stamps (vocals).

In 1976, when the tracks for Way Down In The Jungle Room were cut, Elvis Presley had been an RCA Records recording artist for 20 years, inventing the sound and attitude that defined the very essence of rock 'n' roll. That same year, RCA released The Sun Sessions, the label's first official collection of the electrifying 1954-1955 Elvis recordings that launched his career while transforming the world.

Having entered his 40s, Elvis Presley was evolving as an artist and, rather than bask in the nostalgia of his 1950s watershed recordings, was looking for new ways to express himself musically. Needing to create new sounds for a new era, Elvis Presley--who'd been charting on Country and Adult Contemporary stations--decided to convert the Hawaiian-themed "Jungle Room" (a relaxation den in his fabled Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee) into an informal home studio, where he could lay down tracks the way he wanted, outside the budget and scheduling pressures of the professional studios he'd worked in previously. With the help of RCA's mobile recording truck and longtime producer Felton Jarvis and engineer Mike Moran at the board, Elvis tackled a far-ranging mix of country and pop covers ("Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Danny Boy," "Solitaire") and late-period classics of his catalog, such as "Moody Blue" and "Way Down."

Ten of the "Jungle Room" master takes first emerged on From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee in the spring of 1976, including the Top 10 hit "Hurt." More tracks from these sessions were later paired with live material and released in July 1977 (a month before Elvis' death on August 16) on the Moody Blue album. The title track would top the country charts that month; "Way Down" would follow. These were the last studio albums released during Elvis' lifetime.

According to the album's producers, Way Down In The Jungle Room has been resequenced to "bring a fresh perspective to the material." The material on Disc 2 - The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a "fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like." With the exception of track 13 ("She Thinks I Still Care"), the performances on Disc 2 have been sequenced in the order they were recorded.

Way Down In The Jungle Room with also be available on 150g 12" vinyl in a 2LP gatefold sleeve and as a digital collection.

Way Down In The Jungle Room may be pre-ordered now:
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Elvis Presley
Way Down In The Jungle Room
2CD
DISC 1 - THE MASTERS

01 Way Down (2:38)
02 She Thinks I Still Care (3:51)
03 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall (3:17)
04 Pledging My Love (2:51)
05 For The Heart (3:22)
06 Love Coming Down (3:07)
07 He'll Have To Go (4:32)
08 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (3:41)
09 Hurt (2:07)
10 Never Again (2:51)
11 Danny Boy (3:56)
12 Solitaire (4:40)
13 Moody Blue (2:49)
14 It's Easy For You (3:27)
15 I'll Never Fall In Love Again (3:44)
16 The Last Farewell (4:02)

DISC 2 – THE OUTTAKES
01 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - take 1 (5:15)
02 She Thinks I Still Care – take 10 (6:30)
03 The Last Farewell - take 2 (4:15)
04 Solitaire - take 7 (5:37)
05 I'll Never Fall In Love Again – take 5 (4:04)
06 Moody Blue – take1 (3:53)
07 For The Heart – take 1 (3:55)
08 Hurt – take 3 (2:30)
09 Danny Boy – take 9 (4:02)
10 Never Again - take 9 – 3:56
11 Love Coming Down – take 3 (3:17)
12 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4 (4:59)
13 She Thinks I Still Care – (alternate version) take 2 (4:26)
14 It's Easy For You - take 1 – (5:24)
15 Way Down – take 2 – 3:50
16 Pledging My Love – take 3 (5:34)
17 For The Heart – take 4 (4:13)

Elvis Presley
Way Down In The Jungle Room
2LP

DISC 1, SIDE 1
01 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 1 (5:15)
02 She Thinks I Still Care – take 10 (6:30)
03 The Last Farewell – take 2 (4:15)
04 Solitaire – take 7 (5:37)

DISC 1, SIDE 2
01 I'll Never Fall In Love Again – take 5 (4:04)
02 Moody Blue – take 1 (3:53)
03 For The Heart – take 1 (3:55)
04 Hurt – take 3 (2:30)
05 Danny Boy – take 9 (4:02)

DISC 2, SIDE 3
01 Never Again – take 9 (3:56)
02 Love Coming Down – take 3 (3:17)
03 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4 (4:59)
04 She Thinks I Still Care – (alternate version) take 2 (4:26)

DISC 2, SIDE 4
01 It's Easy For You – take 1 (5:24)
02 Way Down – take 2 (3:50)
03 Pledging My Love – take 3 (5:34)
04 For The Heart – take 4 (4:13)

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Jun 14, 2016 | Alan Jackson's Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, A Definitive Three CD Career-Defining Collection

Previously Released Exclusively Through Walmart, Available Worldwide Friday, August 5

Jun 14, 2016

NEW YORK, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, a definitive three CD career-defining anthology of music including classic tracks, hits, and rarities including eight previously unreleased recordings from country superstar Alan Jackson will be released worldwide digitally and on CD beginning August 5. Released by Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Arista Nashville, the collection was made available last year as a Walmart exclusive, and through alanjackson.com.

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Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story brings together 59 indispensable classic recordings drawn from all phases of Jackson's career at Arista Nashville and debuts eight previously unreleased tracks including a live version of The Eagles' hit "Seven Bridges Road," recorded in 1997 and a rare live rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," recorded in 2001.

The three-disc set is filled with such must-haves as "Don't Rock the Jukebox," "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" and "Drive"…Jackson's rarely-heard debut single, "Blue Blooded Woman" and signature songs like "Chattahoochee" and "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," a song first heard by the world in 2001 when he performed it on the 35th annual CMA Awards.

Fans will also enjoy special packaging and a 58-page booklet filled with photos from Jackson's personal collection, providing glimpses of his early life in rural Georgia and revisiting some of his most-memorable career highlights. The Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story booklet also features tributes to Jackson and his music offered by such diverse talents as Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, George Strait, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, and the late George Jones.

The first artist signed to the newly-formed Arista Nashville imprint (shortly after the label's launch in 1989), Georgia-born singer/songwriter/musician/performer Alan Jackson combined elements of traditional American honky-tonk, bluegrass, gospel and mainstream country music with a fresh contemporary sound all his own.

During his tenure at Arista Nashville, Alan Jackson recorded an extraordinary 50 Top 10 hits, watching  35 of them reach the top of the country charts, including 26 Billboard #1's.

Alan Jackson is still at the top of his game. Last year he celebrated his 25th anniversary as a recording artist with a special 25-date tour and was honored with "Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country," a retrospective exhibit at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. In July 2015, Jackson released his 15th studio album, Angels and Alcohol, through Alan's Country Records/EMI Nashville; the record became his 14th #1 album.

Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story also comes with an exclusive poster featuring a panoramic shot of the entire visual exhibit from "Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country."

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Alan Jackson
In his 25-year-plus career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success.  Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top 10 hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s).  He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP's Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP's first 100 years.  He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music.  He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts.  Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. 

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world's foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, world music, classical, rap, hip-hop, comedy and more.

 

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Jun 13, 2016 | RCA/Legacy Recordings Celebrate Dave Matthews Band's 25th Anniversary with First-Ever Vinyl Release of DMB's 1996 Grammy Award-Winning Album Crash

Newly Re-mastered on 180 gram Vinyl, 2LP Crash Currently Available for Pre-Order

To Be Released on Friday, July 15

Jun 13, 2016

NEW YORK, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrate Dave Matthews Band's 25th anniversary with the first-ever vinyl release of Crash, DMB's best-selling second studio album, on Friday, July 15.

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Newly re-mastered from the original flat analog tapes, Crash will be available as a 2LP set, pressed on 180g 12" vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket that features an eight-page booklet packed with previously unpublished photographs of the band.  The album is currently available for pre-order through the official Dave Matthews Band online store (http://davematthewsband.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=1_81883).

A limited edition 150g splatter color vinyl version of Crash is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com (http://smarturl.it/CrashVinylSpl_Amzon)

Produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, The Pogues), and originally released on RCA Records on April 30, 1996, Dave Matthews Band's Crash brought the band three Grammy nominations and one award for Best Rock Vocal for the hit single "So Much To Say." The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA, in recognition of seven million copies sold.

Following its success with Crash, the Virginia-based Dave Matthews Band – singer/guitarist Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley and bassist Stefan Lessard – became the first band in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – Before These Crowded Streets, Everyday, Busted Stuff, Stand Up, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and Away from the World.  The group has sold a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined and more than 20 million tickets to its live performances.

Dave Matthews Band is currently celebrating the band's 25th anniversary and is in the midst of its summer tour.  Details can be found at www.DaveMatthewsBand.com

CRASH TRACK LIST

Side A
1. So Much to Say
2. Two Step
3. Crash Into Me

Side B
1. Too Much
2. #41
3. Say Goodbye

Side C
1. Drive In Drive Out
2. Let You Down
3. Lie In Our Graves

Side D
1. Cry Freedom
2. Tripping Billies
3. Proudest Monkey

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Jun 10, 2016 | Barbra Streisand To Release "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" Album August 26th

PAIRINGS FEATURE INTERNATIONAL MOVIE STARS INCLUDING ALEC BALDWIN, ANTONIO BANDERAS, JAMIE FOXX, ANNE HATHAWAY, HUGH JACKMAN, MELISSA MCCARTHY AND MORE

ALBUM PRE-ORDER AND TRACK "AT THE BALLET" AVAILABLE TODAY

Jun 10, 2016

NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of her first appearance at The Tonys since 1970, Columbia Records has announced Barbra Streisand's "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" album will debut on August 26th, 2016, featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.   The inspired new musical pairings on "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" include Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley

BARBRA STREISAND TO RELEASE "ENCORE: MOVIE PARTNERS SING BROADWAY" ALBUM AUGUST 26TH; ALBUM PRE-ORDER AND TRACK "AT THE BALLET" AVAILABLE TODAY. PAIRINGS FEATURE INTERNATIONAL MOVIE STARS INCLUDING ALEC BALDWIN, ANTONIO BANDERAS, JAMIE FOXX, ANNE HATHAWAY, HUGH JACKMAN, MELISSA MCCARTHY AND MORE.

Fans can pre-order "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" now.  Those who pre-order the album online will receive the instant grat track, "At The Ballet," featuring Streisand with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley, available streaming or via download.  The song is also available to purchase as a single.  A behind-the-scenes clip of Streisand, Hathaway and Ridley recording the song is also available at the following link: http://smarturl.it/attheballet.

Along with the standard 10-track album on CD and Vinyl, fans can also purchase a deluxe edition of the CD, available exclusively at Target, featuring four bonus tracks by Streisand. See retail links below.

"ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" Retail Links:
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Amazon: http://smarturl.it/StreisandENCOREama
Barbra Streisand Music Store: http://smarturl.it/StreisandMusicStore
Barnes & Noble: http://smarturl.it/StreisandENCOREbn

The release of "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" follows the recording artist's nine-city August North American concert tour: THE MUSIC…THE MEM'RIES…THE MAGIC! during which she will perform hits from her ground-breaking career.

The greatest star to ever come out of Broadway, Streisand returns to her roots with "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway." The legendary performer rose to unprecedented fame while starring on Broadway beginning with her stage debut in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" in 1962 and then as comedienne Fanny Brice in the Broadway production of "Funny Girl" in 1964, earning Tony nominations for both turns. Streisand's very first record album, 1963's "The Barbra Streisand album," which earned Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performances, featured several Broadway standards. In 1985 Streisand released "The Broadway Album" and in 1993 "Back to Broadway;" both albums went multi-platinum.

With the longest span of number one albums in history - six decades - Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career.  She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list. With the release of her last album, "Partners," Streisand has had 33 albums make the Top 10 on the US charts.  She is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra. With ten, Streisand is the female artist with the most number one albums in Billboard's history.  

Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, concert performer, producer, director, author and songwriter. Streisand has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys plus two special Grammys, a special Tony award in 1970, and two CableACE Awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor. Streisand received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama this past November. Her many other honors include the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, three Peabody Awards and the French Légion d'Honneur. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.  Streisand is a devoted philanthropist who works tirelessly to fight for what she believes in. A woman of action, Streisand founded The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai and co-founded the Women's Heart Alliance, helping to raise awareness and push for more research into women's heart disease, the leading cause of death among women.

All artists featured on "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" have achieved international success. Below are a few highlights from their esteemed careers, along with information on their respective songs on the album:

"At The Ballet."  With Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley.  From "A Chorus Line," Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize.  In referring to "At The Ballet," composer Marvin Hamlisch said that "the song set the tone for all the music in the show; once the song was written, the creators understood the shape and color of the piece as a whole."

Anne Hathaway: Actress, singer, Academy Award winner for her role in Les Misérables, winner of Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award.

Daisy Ridley: Starred as Rey in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - the highest-grossing film of 2015.  She will continue her role as Rey in STAR WAS: EPISODE VIII, scheduled for release in December 2017.

"Loving You."  With Patrick Wilson.  From Stephen Sondheim's "Passion."  "Passion" opened on Broadway in 1994 and was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. 

Patrick Wilson: Actor and singer who began his career starring in Broadway musicals.  Two-time Tony Award nominee, Golden Globe Award nominee and Emmy Award nominee.  Starred in the major motion picture adaption of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera and the television series "Fargo."

"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?"  With Anthony Newley. From "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd" - a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

Anthony Newley: Legendary actor, singer, and songwriter.  As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 songs on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, starred on Broadway in "Stop The World – I Want To Get Off" and "The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd."  Best Film Score Academy Award nominee for film score for WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989.  Grammy Award winner for Song of the Year for "What Kind Of Fool Am I."

"The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened."  With Alec Baldwin.  From "Road Show."  "Road Show is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman.

Alec Baldwin: Actor, producer, comedian, Broadway star, winner of two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Columnist for Huffington Post, podcast host.

"Any Moment Now."  With Hugh Jackman.  From an unproduced version of "Smile."  Music by Marvin Hamlisch; book and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Hugh Jackman: Stage and screen star, known for roles ranging from WOLVERINE, Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES , Tony Award winning portrayal of Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz," and host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards.

"Anything You Can Do." With Melissa McCarthy. From "Annie Get Your Gun." Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields.  The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West.  The 1946 Broadway production was a hit and the musical had long runs in both New York and London and spawned revivals, a 1950 film version and television versions.

Actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer.  Known for roles on television shows "Gilmore Girls" and "Mike & Molly," host on "Saturday Night Live," and films BRIDESMAIDS – which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, IDENTITY THIEF, THE HEAT, TAMMY, ST. VINCENT, and the action comedy SPY - for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.  She is set to star in the 2016 re-boot of GHOSTBUSTERS.

"Pure Imagination."  With Seth MacFarlane.  Written for the motion picture WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - a musical version of the beloved Roald Dahl book.  Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Featured in hit West End Stage Musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" set to open on Broadway in 2017.

Seth MacFarlane: Actor, filmmaker, singer, and creator of "Family Guy," co-creator of "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show," writer-director of TED and TED 2.  Emmy Award winner, Webby Award Winner for Film & Video Person of the Year.  As a singer he has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.  Host of Academy Awards and executive producer of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."

"Take Me To The World."  With Antonio Banderas.  From "Evening Primrose."  "Evening Primrose" is a musical with book by James Goldman and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim.  It was originally written for television and is based on a John Collier short story published in 1951.

Antonio Banderas: Actor, director, producer.  He began his acting career in a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and starred in films as diverse as PHILADELPHIA, EVITA, THE MASK OF ZORRO, SPY KIDS and SHREK.  Banderas appeared on Broadway to great acclaim in "Nine" – winning the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards and nominated for a Tony Award.

"I'll Be Seeing You"/ "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face."  With Chris Pine.  From "Right This Way"/ "My Fair Lady."  "Right This Way" opened in 1938.  "I'll Be Seeing You" became the unofficial anthem of WWII, later recorded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and dozens more.   "My Fair Lady" is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.  The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a momentous hit, setting a record for the longest run of any major musical theater production in history.

Chris Pine: Known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the most recent STAR TREK reboot series.  Starred in THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2, UNSTOPPABLE, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 and he played Cinderella's Prince in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical INTO THE WOODS.

"Climb Ev'ry Mountain."  With Jamie Foxx.  From "The Sound of Music."  "The Sound of Music" is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.  The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened in 1957 and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. 

Jamie Foxx: Actor, singer, comedian, Academy Award winner as Best Actor for his role in RAY.  Also winner of BAFTA Award and Golden Globe.  Foxx is also a Grammy winner.  He and Kanye West scored a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Gold Digger."

Additional Streisand tracks available on the Target deluxe edition:

"I Didn't Know What Time It Was."  From "Too Many Girls" which opened on Broadway in 1939 starring Desi Arnaz.  The film version starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and they credited the production for bringing them together as a couple.

"Not A Day Goes By."  From Tony nominated "Merrily We Roll Along."  Book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim

"Fifty Percent."  From "Ballroom."  "Ballroom" is a Tony nominated musical with book by Jerome Kass and music by Billy Goldenberg and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Based on the 1975 Emmy Award-winning television drama "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom."

"Losing My Mind."   From "Follies."  "Follies" is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman.  The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven.

 

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Jun 03, 2016 | Yanni: The Dream Concert Live From The Great Pyramids Of Egypt

Spectacular Concert Event Captured Live in 4K HD Audio & Video

CD/DVD or Blu-Ray Available June 3 via Portrait / Sony Music Masterworks

North American Tour Continues Through Summer 2016

Jun 3, 2016

NEW YORK, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The No. 1 selling, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and global phenomenon Yanni has performed his distinctive music in exotic and historic locations all across the world. From his groundbreaking concert at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece to El Morro, Puerto Rico, Yanni has pushed the boundaries of the way audiences experience live music. After performing at China's Forbidden City and India's Taj Mahal, Yanni realized his lifelong dream to perform at the foot of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt — the last of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that remains today. The November 2015 concert was captured in 4K state-of-the-art high definition audio and video, and features a career-spanning selection of fan favorites, along with never-before-performed songs and new arrangements of his classic compositions. Now, the historic concert, YANNI: THE DREAM CONCERT - LIVE AT THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT will be available on CD/DVD or Blu-ray June 3 via Sony Music Masterworks' imprint Portrait Records. Check out the live music video for the song "One Man's Dream" here.

Yanni holds the record for most No. 1's in Billboard's New Age category, racking up 40-plus platinum and gold albums with sales of over 25 million. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, Yanni is truly a global artist and has sold out tour dates around the world and performed for millions of people. His primarily instrumental works cross all barriers; without lyrics, the music is accessible to all listeners regardless of age, race, language or culture.

Performing in Egypt at the Great Pyramids for the first time was an incredible honor for the artist, who said, "It has long been a dream of mine to perform at the Great Pyramids of Egypt, or as I like to call it, 'The Heart of Civilization!!'  I am really grateful that this dream has now been fulfilled. During my visit and performances in Egypt I experienced and fell in love with the beautiful culture, joyous and welcoming spirit, warmth and overwhelming generosity of its people.  This was a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable event and it has been immortalized in a stunning 4K video production with the best 5.1 surround audio that I have ever made in my life. It will forever be etched in my mind and in my heart."

Yanni – accompanied by his 15-member international orchestra is currently in the midst of a major North American tour in support of his latest album SENSUOUS CHILL, his 15th album to debut at No.1 on Billboard's New Age chart. For complete details – including a full itinerary and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.yanni.com/tour.

More on YANNI
For over two decades, Yanni has been one of the world's top-selling live acts, performing on every continent bar Antarctica, in more than 35 countries, before a cumulative worldwide audience of more than 5 million and counting. In North America alone, Yanni's 1995, 1998, and 2003-2005 concert tours were each named among Pollstar's top 10 concert tours of the year. In the past decade, Yanni has performed more than 500 concerts in over 25 countries.

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

For more information:
Website: www.yanni.com
Facebook:
facebook.com/OfficialYanni
Twitter:
twitter.com/yanni (@yanni)
Instagram: instagram.com/officialyanni
YouTube:
youtube.com/yannivideos
Google+:
plus.google.com/+Yanni/posts

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sony Music Masterworks:
Angela Barkan: [email protected], 212-833-8575
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May 27, 2016 | Cameron Carpenter Releases New Album All You Need Is Bach

The Second Recording on His International Touring Organ Available June 3, 2016

May 27, 2016

NEW YORK, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of Cameron Carpenter's new album All You Need is Bach available June 3, 2016. Bach's great keyboard masterpieces provide an ideal platform for Carpenter's formidable creative gift and the seemingly limitless possibilities of his dream instrument – his signature International Touring Organ (ITO).

Cameron Carpenter Releases New Album All You Need Is Bach June 3rd.

Bach's complete organ music has been central to Carpenter's immense and multi-faceted repertoire. For his first all-Bach release, Carpenter has created a stimulating and wide-ranging program that reveals the scope of Bach's genius. Works included on the album are Contrapunctus IX from The Art of Fugue, Organ Sonatas in D minor and E-flat major, Prelude and Fugue in B minor, French Suite No. 1, Invention No. 8, the Chorale Prelude to "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß" and, as a centerpiece, the great Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. The album title All You Need Is Bach not only refers to the immense popularity of Bach, but also to The Beatles' classic 1967 recording All You Need Is Love, where Bach's Invention No. 8 in F major rises out of the coda's collage-like texture.

In creating the ITO, the organ building team of Marshall & Ogletree apply sophisticated computer technology to digitally reproduce the sounds of many diverse American pipe organs without any of their mechanisms. Carpenter can access these sounds with unprecedented immediacy and flexibility. The ITO also draws upon the scientific findings relating in the field of historically informed performance practice. For example, Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue uses the Werckmeister III in a transposition centering the Werckmeister "sweet key" on C and the Trio Sonatas are presented in Kirnberger and Kellner temperaments in D and D#. While O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß and the Prelude and Fugue in B minor both feature equal temperament.

Most importantly, Carpenter's virtuosity, the musical potential of the International Touring Organ, and their meeting through the lens of the unique relationship between an instrument and its designer, allow him to delve unusually deep into Bach's emotional world.

The album was recorded in Berlin's historic Jesus-Christus-Kirche, one of the world's most prestigious recording venues, often used by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic for their recordings during the 1950s until the 1980s. The ITO comes alive with the venue's renowned acoustics that offer a focused clarity at all dynamic levels - a harmonious bridging of an illustrious past and a promising future.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises, Masterworks, Okeh, Portrait, Sony Classical, RCA Red Seal, and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMusicMasterworks.com.

Cameron Carpenter "All You Need is Bach"

Release Date: June 3rd 2016




Track listing:


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)



The Art of Fugue BWV 1080


1

Contrapunctus IX   

2:51


Organ Sonata No. 3 in D minor BWV 527


2

I      Andante    

3:32

3

II     Adagio e dolce  

5:33

4

III     Vivace     

3:06


 Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 544


5

Prelude  

5:14

6

Fugue  

5:44


French Suite No. 5 in G major BWV 816


7

I     Allemande

2:40

8

II     Courante 

1:39

9

III     Sarabande    

4:00

10

IV     Gavotte

1:05

11

V     Bourrée       

1:18

12

VI     Loure        

2:43

13

VII     Gigue   

3:26


Organ Sonata No. 1 in E-flat major BWV 525


14

I     Alla breve    

2:33

15

II     Adagio   

7:06

16

III     Allegro    

3:14

17

Chorale Prelude "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß" BWV 622

4:56


Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582


18

Passacaglia   

6:08

19

Fugue  

4:55

20

All You Need Is Bach / Invention No. 8 in F major BWV 779 

1:20

 

Cameron Carpenter Links:
Website: www.cameroncarpenter.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CameronOrganist 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cameronorganist/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameronOrganist

Album links
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ost-cc-bach-cd 
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ost-cc-bach 
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ost-cc-bach-str

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

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May 23, 2016 | Bob Dylan's Fallen Angels Receives Critical Raves

Album Is Available Now In CD, Vinyl & Digital Formats

May 23, 2016

NEW YORK, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Dylan's new album, Fallen Angels, is available now in CD, vinyl and digital formats.  Showcasing the artist's singular interpretive artistry on twelve classic American songs, Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Dylan and the first since last year's Shadows In The Night.  Produced by Jack Frost, Dylan's unique approach to recording the songs included refining complicated arrangements for 30-piece orchestras down to those uniquely tailored for his five-piece band.  The album can be found at Amazon, iTunes and at all music retail outlets and major streaming services.

BOB DYLAN'S FALLEN ANGELS RECEIVES CRITICAL RAVES; ALBUM IS AVAILABLE NOW IN CD, VINYL & DIGITAL FORMATS

Critical response to Fallen Angels has been enthusiastic, with rave reviews coming in from around the globe:

  • Randy Lewis wrote in The Los Angeles Times, "[Dylan] immediately liberates songs from the big band/big orchestra world from which they emerged, and in which they are most frequently revisited…. [He] reaches to the blues at the core of many of these songs. Thus, they elicit the ache of romantic yearning and loss that often gets subsumed by swelling orchestral forces, background choirs or by singers who are more focused on crafting elegant vocals than finding emotional resonance."
  • Entertainment Weekly's Jim Farber opined, "Dylan alights on these words with a wry delicacy…Tellingly, he delivers these songs of love lost and cherished not with a burning passion but with the wistfulness of experience. They're memory songs now, intoned with a present sense of commitment….Standards likes these and Dylan's own songs now stand as equal American totems."
  • In her 5-star review of the album, The Telegraph's Helen Brown wrote, "Like Sinatra — Dylan's always had a knockout knack for putting a lyric across. Whether whispering into your ear in the jingle jangle morning (he wrote most of his own songs at dawn) or snarling at you from the street corner, he made every word matter….Now he inhabits classic lines by songwriters like Johnny Mercer with weathered ease….These recordings have the relaxed intimacy of a band alone, playing on long after the engineer has set the levels."
  • Rolling Stone's Will Hermes wrote of Dylan's singing on the album, "His phrasing remains spectacular, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious" and of the musicianship, "the playing is sublime."
  • In another 5-star review, NOW's Vish Khanna wrote, "Dylan highlights the art of crooning, commanding the prettiest version of his multi-faceted, distinctive voice. This album is not a trifle; in some instances, these might well be newly definitive recordings of the songs. Fallen Angels is a hazy, laid-back history lesson with as many enigmatic twists and turns as a classic double-cross caper. It subverts archetypes of romance, heroism and interpersonal connection to reveal something more sinister about human intent, all packaged in beautiful musicianship of the highest order."

Bob Dylan's six previous studio albums have been universally hailed as among the best of his storied career, achieving new levels of commercial success and critical acclaim for the artist. The Platinum-selling Time Out Of Mind from 1997 earned multiple Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year, while "Love and Theft" continued Dylan's Platinum streak and earned several Grammy nominations and a statue for Best Contemporary Folk album.

Modern Times, released in 2006, became one of the artist's most popular albums, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and earning Dylan two more Grammys. Together Through Life became the artist's first album to debut at #1 in both the U.S. and the UK, as well as in five other countries, on its way to surpassing sales of one million copies.  Tempest received unanimous worldwide critical acclaim upon release and reached the Top 5 in 14 countries, while the artist's globe-spanning concert tours of the past few years have heavily emphasized that album's singular repertoire. 

Shadows In The Night, on which Dylan paid tribute to Frank Sinatra with distinctive interpretations of ten songs previously recorded by Sinatra, debuted in the Top Ten in 14 countries.  The album entered the charts at #1 in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ireland, #2 in Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland, #3 in Austria, Japan and Spain, #6 in Germany and Belgium, #8 in Finland and #10 in Canada.  The album also debuted at #6 in the United States, making it the artist's 17th studio album to debut in the Top 10 in this country. 

These six releases fell within a 19-year creative span that also included the recording of an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning composition, "Things Have Changed," from the film Wonder Boys, in 2001; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, No Direction Home, in 2005. Bob Dylan also released his first collection of holiday standards, Christmas In The Heart, in 2009, with all of the artist's royalties from that album being donated to hunger charities around the world.

In recent years, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." He was also the recipient of the Officier de la Legion d'honneur in 2013, Sweden's Polar Music Award in 2000, Doctorates from the University of St. Andrews and Princeton University, as well as numerous other honors. 

Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records around the world.


Fallen Angels
The Critics Have Listened

Dylan, who also produced under his pseudonym Jack Frost, immediately liberates songs from the big band/big orchestra world from which they emerged, and in which they are most frequently revisited…. Dylan reaches to the blues at the core of many of these songs. Thus, they elicit the ache of romantic yearning and loss that often gets subsumed by swelling orchestral forces, background choirs or by singers who are more focused on crafting elegant vocals than finding emotional resonance.
Los Angeles TimesRandy Lewis

"[Dylan's] phrasing remains spectacular, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, and the playing is sublime."
Rolling StoneWill Hermes

Bob Dylan is a great singer….  His skill has always been in connection, in expression, in using his voice to capture the essence of the song he is singing.  And with Fallen Angels…Dylan shows how his connection to these songs and to his fans has only grown stronger….Fallen Angels is so well-crafted, the impressive work of a great singer.
NewsdayGlenn Gamboa

Dylan alights on these words with a wry delicacy…Tellingly, he delivers these songs of love lost and cherished not with a burning passion but with the wistfulness of experience. They're memory songs now, intoned with a present sense of commitment….Standards likes these and Dylan¹s own songs now stand as equal American totems.
Entertainment WeeklyJim Farber

Like Sinatra — Dylan's always had a knockout knack for putting a lyric across. Whether whispering into your ear in the jingle jangle morning (he wrote most of his own songs at dawn) or snarling at you from the street corner, he made every word matter….Now he inhabits classic lines by songwriters like Johnny Mercer with weathered ease….These recordings have the relaxed intimacy of a band alone, playing on long after the engineer has set the levels. 
The Telegraph - Helen Brown

Dylan digs back into the treasure trove that is the American songbook. The focus here is generally on breezier fare….There is a loose, playful quality to much of the singing here, and to the tracks, which Dylan produced under his nom de studio, Jack Frost. ….This is what a seasoned performer can do with words and music, whether his own or someone else's. Dylan deserves thanks for reminding us of that, again.
USA Today – Elysa Gardner

Dylan highlights the art of crooning, commanding the prettiest version of his multi-faceted, distinctive voice. This album is not a trifle; in some instances, these might well be newly definitive recordings of the songs. Fallen Angels is a hazy, laid-back history lesson with as many enigmatic twists and turns as a classic double-cross caper. It subverts archetypes of romance, heroism and interpersonal connection to reveal something more sinister about human intent, all packaged in beautiful musicianship of the highest order. 
NOWVish Khanna

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May 16, 2016 | Barbra The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!

The Incomparable Streisand to Play 9 Cities in August; Back in Brooklyn for 2 Shows

Tour To Be Followed by the Release of Upcoming Album, "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway"

May 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August, it was announced today by her longtime manager Marty Erlichman. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway," celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement.  Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand's new album, which will be released later this year.

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring and S2BN Entertainment. 

The tour dates include:

August 2                       

Los Angeles                 

Staples Center

August 4                        

San Jose                      

SAP Center at San Jose

August 6                         

Las Vegas                     

T-Mobile Arena

August 9                          

Chicago                          

United Center

August 11, 13                   

Brooklyn                            

Barclays Center

August 16                         

Boston                               

TD Garden

August 18                         

Washington D.C.                   

Verizon Center

August 20                         

Philadelphia                        

Wells Fargo Center

August 23                          

Toronto                             

Air Canada Centre

Tickets for all shows will go on sale Wednesday, May 25th, and will be available online, via charge-by-phone and venue box offices. Check local listings for complete details.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in the U.S. before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 18th at 10am local time through Sunday, May 22nd at 5pm local time, and in Toronto before the general public beginning Thursday, May 19th at 10am EDT through Sunday, May 22nd at 5pm EDT

The best-selling female recording artist in history, Streisand partners with some of Hollywood's biggest stars to sing Broadway classics on her upcoming album. Following the release of her 2014 record-breaking "Partners," "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" is Streisand's third and long-awaited Broadway album. Streisand released "The Broadway Album" and "Back to Broadway" in 1985 and 1993, respectfully, both of which went multi-platinum.

With the longest span of number one albums in history, Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career.  She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list, an honor which includes fellow duet partners Elvis Presley and Billy Joel. Streisand also has the longest span of number one albums in history, just under 50 years.

With her live performances being so rare and special, the excitement surrounding a Streisand tour is unequaled. Following a 27-year hiatus from live concerts, Streisand's 1994 world tour garnered a record-setting 5 million phone requests to Ticketmaster and sold out within the first hour. Her shows in fall 2006 broke house records in 14 of the 16 venues in which she played (in the other two arenas, Streisand already held the buildings' records).

Streisand's last tour in 2012, BACK TO BROOKLYN, highlighted an emotional return to performing in concert in her home borough for the first time since she was in grade school. Of the first of her Brooklyn shows, which helped inaugurate the brand new Barclays Center, The New York Times praised Streisand's "spellbinding voice" and noted, "Like few singers of any age, she has the gift of conveying a primal human longing in a beautiful sound." The Los Angeles Times said she "put the audience immediately under the spell of her folksy grandiosity. Streisand ... isn't just a star — she's a world view, a style of being, an entire cosmology, with the highest possible thread-count sheets. You don't just come for the music; you come for the whole church service. The sermon, broken up into bits, is inseparable from the songs."

Following a North American run, the tour broke records throughout Europe, and culminated in two spine-tingling performances in Israel, thrilling crowds who "loved her even before a perfectly-pitched note came out of her mouth," as described by Haaretz, "and every note was, indeed perfect."

Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, concert performer, producer, director, author and songwriter. Streisand has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys plus two special Grammys, a special Tony award in 1970, and two CableACE Awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor. Streisand received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama this past November. Her many other honors include the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, three Peabody Awards and the French Légion d'Honneur. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. 

Streisand is a devoted philanthropist who works tirelessly to fight for what she believes in. A woman of action, Streisand founded The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai, helping to raise awareness and push research into women's heart disease, the leading cause of death among women.

 

SOURCE Sony Columbia Records

Apr 11, 2016 | DJ KHALED AND WE THE BEST MUSIC GROUP SIGNED TO EPIC RECORDS – ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, MAJOR KEY
MIAMI-BASED HIP-HOP AND R&B ICON REUNITES WITH EPIC CHAIRMAN LA REID “No one has mastered Snapchat – the outlet where publicly posted pictures and videos live for 24 hours, then disappear – like DJ Khaled  – But DJ Khaled – the hip-hop Zelig figure who’s orchestrated some of the most anthemic hits of the last […]Read More »
Apr 08, 2016 | Maxwell's New "Lake By The Ocean" Single is Out Today

New Album blackSUMMERS'night is Part Two of the Star's Three-Part Musical Trilogy Out July 1st on Columbia

Begins 25 Date Tour June 18

Headlining Essence Festival in Early July

Apr 8, 2016

NEW YORK, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Soul star Maxwell's new song "Lake By The Ocean," the first single from his highly anticipated new album blackSUMMERS'night (July 1, Columbia), is out today. Listen here: http://smarturl.it/LBTOLyricVideo.

Maxwell's New

Purchase Links for "Lake By The Ocean":
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LBTOdl   
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LBTOstream 
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/LBTOapplemusic  
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LBTOamazon  
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/LBTOgoogleplay 

Called "one of R&B's most elegant accessories to seduction" in the New York Times earlier this year, Maxwell returns to the themes of love and relationships on "Lake By The Ocean." "Heartbreak is always at the core of most of the things I write," he says. "The song is about a vast unfettered love deeply connected to the intimacy one is able to share with another after a time of great struggle and betrayal. It's an expression of cleansing and escape, a washing away of the past and joining forces in love with the beauty of romance, nature and the earth."

"Lake by the Ocean," written and produced by Musze and his longtime collaborator Hod David, is a classic-sounding Maxwell hit - an elegant, slinky, yearning song that echoes his 2009 smash "Pretty Wings" or his early hit "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)."

blackSUMMERS'night is Maxwell's first album in seven years. It is the second installment in a musical trilogy that began with 2009's platinum-selling, BLACKsummers'night, which debuted at #1 and was one of the year's most critically lauded releases. The new album comes 20 years after his genre-defining debut, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite.

The singer and songwriter recorded blackSUMMERS'night in New York over the last several years. "I'm working with all of the same people on the new album. It's always been a family type of thing, and I think that that's what, maybe, has made it special. It feels, to me, even better than what we did twenty years ago," he said recently.

Maxwell redefined classic soul music in April of 1996 when he released his critically acclaimed debut on Columbia, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite. It earned Grammy nominations, double platinum status and RIAA gold for the single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)." The platinum albums Embrya (1998) and Now (2001) followed. After eight years, 2009's BLACKsummers'night debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammys, including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell has achieved 13 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA.

Maxwell will announce summer tour dates on April 11 at http://www.musze.com/.

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Dec 09, 2014 | A Great Big World's "Say Something" With Christina Aguilera Receives Nomination For "Best Pop Duo Group Performance" Grammy Award

CAPS OFF NEW YORK DUO'S PHENOMENAL JOURNEY

Dec 9, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Great Big World's quadruple-platinum smash with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something," scores a 2015 Grammy Award nomination in the category of "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance."

This is the New York pair's very first Grammy nod and yet another Great Big achievement for them. The Grammy ceremony will be broadcast live from Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

"We wrote this song when we felt the most alone, and now it has connected to millions of people all around the world," said A Great Big World. "To be recognized by our peers with this Grammy nomination is incredibly humbling and will forever remind us of how lucky we are to be doing what we love."

It's been only a year since A Great Big WorldIan Axel and Chad Vaccarino—embarked on their remarkable ride to worldwide renowned success. Released in October 2013, "Say Something" was quickly embraced by audiences, critics, and peers due to the duo's timeless approach to pop music. Their breakout success can be attributed to impeccable songwriting, emotional performances, immense talent, and an unwavering work ethic. To date the song has sold over 6 million copies worldwide, and has been streamed on YouTube over 150 million times.

Stirring and striking performances followed on The Voice, American Music Awards, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Live! with Michael & Kelly, The Rachel Ray Show, The Logo Awards, Last Week with John Oliver, and more. Tastemakers lauded them as they became an MTV Artist To Watch and VH1 You Oughtta Know Artist. In January 2014 the band hit the road to sold out shows across the globe. Most recently, they also contributed a captivating take on "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" to the Epic Records Holiday compilation I'll Be Home For Christmas.

Epic Records extends its sincere congratulations to A Great Big World for their first Grammy Award nomination.

Album available now at their official siteAmazoniTunes, or a signed copy at Target.com now!

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SOURCE Epic Records