Beyonce

Willie Nelson

Maxwell

Miles Davis

Lang Lang

DJ Khaled

Meghan Trainor

Fifth Harmony

GRACE

Alicia Keys

Usher

Kane Brown

Barbra Streisand

Jake Owen

Maren Morris

Michael Jackson

The Piano Guys

Yo-Yo Ma

News

Aug 22, 2016 | Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection

An Extraordinary New Online Music Site, Open Now

Aug 22, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has launched Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection, a new online music destination site offering fans access to the music Jeff loved most. The Jeff Buckley Record Collection project has been overseen by the artist's mother, Mary Guibert.

Jeff Buckley Record Collection

A groundbreaking and intimate online experience, Jeff Buckley's Record Collection provides a comprehensive overview of the influences and inspirations that Jeff incorporated into his own music, including You and I, the recently-released collection of his first studio recordings from 1993, now available for streaming and purchase on the site, and Grace, Jeff's Columbia Records debut album first released on August 23, 1994.

Now, 22 years after the release of Grace, Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection gives fans a chance to spend a summer's day (or night) with Jeff and his music. The music press--mainstream and underground--has been enthusiastically enjoying Jeff's Record Collection since the launch of the site on July 18. Positive recommendations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly ("The Grace singer's tastes notoriously spanned the genre gambit."), Billboard ("You can tell a lot about a person by what's in their record collection. Not the MP3s in their iTunes or their coolest Spotify playlists. Their actual record collection, on vinyl and CD, with frayed edges and worn grooves, cracked cases and everything."), Fast Company ("...when you're talking about an artist who means as much to music as Jeff Buckley, that document is an exciting thing to be able to tour through."), c/net ("Flip through someone's discs, and you get a window into not only who they are but who they've been."), noisey ("The guy had great taste, and you can get an intimate sense of who he was by flipping through and listening....Dig in, record nerds."), Mashable, Consequence of Sound ("His vinyl collection...affirms the legendary songwriter's genre-spanning taste....Those hoping to start their own vinyl collection -- this is a fantastic place to start."), American Songwriter ("....this interactive music destination is a rabbit hole of musical styles...."), Diffuser ("Jeff Buckley's incredibly diverse taste in music....", Goldmine ("A groundbreaking and intimate online experience...."), A.V. Club, Guitar World and more.

Like spending the day with Jeff in his apartment listening to music, the site allows fans to play and share any song from any album in Jeff's personal collection via 30 second previews or access to Spotify for full song playback. On the site, fans can navigate through Jeff Buckley's record collection by using arrows and the alphabet. Hovering over album spines reveal album information and the ability to stream music.

Bringing the vinyl and CD experience into the online digital realm, Jeff Buckley's Record Collection offers fresh insight into the creative process that fueled Jeff's work while introducing music fans to the incredibly wide range of artists (from Bob Dylan and Miles Davis to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nina Simone and Robert Johnson) and genres (blues, jazz, heavy metal, world music and much more) that informed his genius.

Watch the site tutorial here: https://youtu.be/EbHvyU4XqHU 

About Jeff Buckley
After working more than a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Jeff Buckley moved to New York City in the early 1990s, gathering a rabid following playing tiny venues, notably Sin-é in the East Village. His repertoire incorporated folk, rock, R&B, blues and jazz. He signed to Columbia Records, home of many of his musical heroes, in October 1992. In February 1993, he went into the studio to create the newly uncovered tracks on You and I. Jeff Buckley only completed one studio album, 1994's Grace, before his life and career ended with his tragic drowning in Memphis on May 29, 1997.

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

Legacy Recordings logo. Division of SONY Music Entertainment.

Photo - https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160819/399653
Logo - https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

Aug 19, 2016 | Columbia Records Announces Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry Gibb To Release First Solo Album Involving New Material 'In The Now' On October 7

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY

TO CELEBRATE PRE-ORDER OF 'IN THE NOW' BARRY IS OPENING DOORS OF LIVE REHEARSAL FROM MIAMI STUDIO ON AUGUST 20 FOR GLOBAL YOUTUBE LIVE-STREAM USING SPECIAL 360 TECHNOLOGIES: IN THE NOW 360 - THE LIVE STREAM WITH BARRY GIBB

FANS ENTERED SPECIAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR CHANCE TO ATTEND EXCLUSIVE EVENT

Aug 19, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records has announced legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb will release his first solo album involving new material, In The Now, on October 7. Barry's first-ever album with the label is available for pre-order today. Pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon and receive the title track "In The Now" instantly. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), Barry has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.

Columbia Records Announces Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry Gibb To Release First Solo Album Involving New Material 'In The Now' On October 7; Available For Pre-Order Today

In keeping with the spirit of celebrating this momentous occasion as it happens, Barry and his band will also be opening the doors to the legendary Hit Factory Criteria studio in Miami, Florida, for one day only – August 20 – to celebrate the pre-order of In The Now and perform never-before-heard material from the forthcoming album as well as classic Bee Gees songs. This exclusive event, In The Now 360 –The Live Stream With Barry Gibb provides a rare opportunity to experience the Grammy winning legend up close, with the rehearsal live-streamed globally on YouTube using 360 technology providing fans at home an unprecedented 360 degree view of the event. To watch In The Now 360 – The Live Stream With Barry Gibb, visit www.BarryGibb.com. Fans across the US entered an online sweepstakes for a chance to reserve one of the very few spots available to attend this exclusive once in a lifetime happening.

Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, In The Now 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. The new album 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.

In signing with Columbia Records for the first time in his career, Barry stated: "This is 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"

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 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.

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 https://www.barrygibb.com/. You can also follow Barry on Facebook and Twitter.

Get In The Now Here:
https://smarturl.it/InTheNowiT
https://smarturl.it/InTheNowAmzn

Photo - https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160818/399386

SOURCE Columbia Records

Aug 18, 2016 | Pink Floyd Records To Release "Atom Heart Mother", "Meddle" And "Obscured By Clouds" On September 26, 2016

"THE WALL" AND "THE DIVISION BELL" ALSO TO BE AVAILABLE

Aug 18, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pink Floyd Records will continue the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalogue on vinyl with the release of  "Atom Heart Mother", "Meddle" and "Obscured By Clouds" on September 26, 2016.  Each record has been remastered from the original analogue master tapes.  "The Wall" and "The Division Bell" will also be back in stock on vinyl starting August 26, 2016.

Legacy Recordings logo.

Pink Floyd followed their '60s albums with their fifth studio album, "Atom Heart Mother" in 1970.  Featuring the classic lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, the LP went on to become the band's first UK #1 record.

During a short break from touring "Atom Heart Mother" in 1971, Pink Floyd released the experimental album "Meddle".  The LP saw the band move musical direction away from their original psychedelic sound, especially highlighted by the 23-minute track "Echoes" which occupied the entire b-side of the record.

Pink Floyd's seventh album, "Obscured By Clouds" was originally recorded as the soundtrack to the French film "La Vallee" but was released as a stand alone album in 1972.

"The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", "A Saucerful Of Secrets", "More", "Ummagumma" are also currently available through Pink Floyd Records.

www.pinkfloyd.com  / www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd

Logo - https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

Aug 18, 2016 | Columbia/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, a 3CD Set featuring 2+ Hours of Previously Unreleased Studio Recordings from 1966-1968, Newly Mixed and Mastered in High Resolution Audio

Latest Volume of Acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Landmark Miles Smiles Album with In-Depth Access to Full Session Reels including Rehearsals, Partial and Alternate Takes, Studio Conversation & More

Available Everywhere Friday, October 21, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 on Friday, October 21, 2016. https://smarturl.it/MD_FreedomJazz_AMZN

Cover art

A 3CD box set collection chronicling Miles' musical evolution in the studio from 1966-1968 working with his "second great quintet," the latest edition in Columbia/Legacy's acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series provides an unprecedented look into the artist's creative process, drawing on full session reels including all rehearsals, partial and alternate takes, extensive and fascinating studio conversation and more.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smiles, the groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet--Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)--this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would appear on the Miles Smiles (1967), Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (recorded 1967, released 1976) albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero (with the exception of "Fall," produced by Howard A. Roberts).

"Circle," "Orbits," "Dolores" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" were recorded at the historic Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City on October 24, 1966. "Gingerbread Boy" and "Footprints" were recorded at the same location the following day, October 25, 1966. Full session reels – every second of music and dialogue – that were taped for the Miles Smiles album are included. Prior to this the only material ever released from the classic album were the master takes for the six songs. Never before have the full session reels for an entire Miles Columbia album been released, here providing an in-depth look at the studio process of one of jazz's greatest bandleaders, and arguably the greatest small jazz group ever.

"Masqualero", heard on the set in a previously unreleased alternate take, was recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio on May 17, 1967. "Water Babies" and "Nefertiti" were recorded there on June 7, 1967. "Fall" was cut at the Columbia studio on July 19, 1967. Complete session reels for "Water Babies", "Nefertiti" and "Fall" are included in the box.

"Country Son", heard in a unique previously unreleased rhythm section only rehearsal, was recorded at Columbia Studio B in New York City on May 15, 1968.

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 box set was produced for contemporary release by the multi Grammy Award winning team of Steve Berkowitz, Michael Cuscuna and Richard Seidel. The album was mixed from the original 4-track tapes and mastered by Grammy Award winning engineer Mark Wilder, Battery Studios, New York City, July 2016.

In addition to more than two hours of previously unreleased studio sessions, the collection includes "Blues in F (My Ding)," a rare and unique home recording featuring Miles, demonstrating on piano a new blues he was working on to Wayne Shorter.

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 includes revelatory behind-the-scenes liner notes penned by Grammy Award-winning Ashley Kahn, author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, as well as new interviews with Quintet members Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter.

Sourced from original four-track analog session reels and master tapes transferred and mixed in high resolution at 24-bit/192 kHz, Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 offers a profound and intimate look at Miles' creative process in the studio, providing insight into the bold new musical directions Davis and members of his quintet would take as the 1960s drew to a close.

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5

Disc 1

  1. Freedom Jazz Dance (Session Reel)
  2. Freedom Jazz Dance (Master Take)
  3. Circle (Session Reel)
  4. Circle (Take 5)
  5. Circle (Take 6)
  6. Dolores (Session Reel)
  7. Dolores (Master Take)

Disc 2

  1. Orbits (Session Reel)
  2. Orbits (Master Take)
  3. Footprints (Session Reel)
  4. Footprints (Master Take)
  5. Gingerbread Boy (Session Reel)
  6. Gingerbread Boy (Master Take)
  7. Nefertiti (Session Reel)
  8. Nefertiti (Master Take)

Disc 3

  1. Fall (Session Reel)
  2. Fall (Master Take)
  3. Water Babies (Session Reel)
  4. Water Babies (Master Take)
  5. Masqualero (Alt. Take 3)
  6. Country Son (Trio Rehearsal)
  7. Blues in F (My Ding)
  8. Play Us Your Eight (Miles Speaks)

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 is the fifth installment in Legacy/Columbia's ongoing commitment to the musical and cultural impact of Miles Davis, finding new ways of exploring and appreciating the Miles Davis catalog.

The first four volumes of The Miles Davis Bootleg Series have received numerous honors and accolades:

Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 (released September 2011) was the most acclaimed historic jazz box set of 2011, receiving a "5-star" review from Down Beat magazine, where it was voted Historical Album of the Year in the Down Beat 2012 Readers and Critics Poll.  The album was ranked #1 reissue in the Readers Poll of JazzTimes magazine while the Jazz Journalists Association voted it Best Historical or Boxed Set.  The set peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Charts.

Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (released January 2013) won the Jazz Journalists Association Historical Record of the Year, voted Historical Album of the Year in the Downbeat Readers and Critics Poll, and #1 reissue in both the Critics and Readers polls of JazzTimes magazine. Like its predecessor, the album also peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Charts.

MILES AT THE FILLMORE – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (released March 2014) won the Jazz Journalists Association Historical Record of the Year, voted the #1 Historical Album of the Year in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll, #3 Historical Album of the Year in the 2014 JazzTimes Critics Poll, and included in Rolling Stone's Best Reissues of 2014 list with a 4.5/5 STAR rating. The set peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Charts.

MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (released March 2015) was voted the #1 Historical Reissue in the 2015 JazzTimes Critics Poll and won Historical/Reissue/Vault Release in the 2015 JazzTimes Readers Poll. The set was also named in Downbeat's "Best Albums of 2015" list, received 4 Stars in the Historical category and in Downbeat's Critics Poll was the winner in the Historical Album category. The set won the 2016 NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Jazz Album category. 

Miles Davis, American musical icon and international cultural archetype, would have turned 90 years old on May 26, 2016. To commemorate Miles 90th, Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) and Polygraph.cool (the groundbreaking online publication pioneering the art of interactive graphic forensics) launched the Universe of Miles Davis, an immersive destination website visualizing the astounding ongoing cultural impact and importance of Miles Davis. An innovative 21st century interactive platform, the Universe of Miles Davis is as revolutionary as the artist and genius it celebrates.

MilesDavis.com
LegacyRecordings.com

Legacy Recordings logo. Division of SONY Music Entertainment.

Photo - https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160817/399094
Logo -  https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO

 

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

Aug 12, 2016 | Lexi Walker The 14-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation Releases Wishes & Dreams - 3-Song EP Available August 12

Follow-up to Enchanting Debut Merry Christmas

Aug 12, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Portrait Records announces the release of Wishes & Dreams, a 3-song EP available August 12 from Lexi Walker, the 14-year-old YouTube singing sensation. A follow-up to her 2015 holiday album, Merry Christmas, the new EP features a fresh, brilliant take on two Disney classics, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" from Cinderella and "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio. Also featured on the album, coinciding with the 2016 Olympics, Lexi re-energizes "The Power of the Dream," Celine Dion's legendary opening ceremony number from the 1996 Games, with her trademark youthful power and sparkle.

Lexi Walker - Wishes & Dreams EP - Available Now

"I chose these songs because I felt like they were timeless classics, something everyone can enjoy listening to," says Lexi. "Disney music is iconic and even though there are countless covers, I wanted to share my version. The lyrics are awesome, and the arrangements by Lisle [Moore], Kendra [Lowe] and Kurt [Bestor] are equally amazing!  I especially enjoyed doing 'Power of the Dream' - the music is so powerful, and Celine Dion is one of my favorite artists. Singing any one of these songs makes me feel like wishes and dreams really do come true!"

At two-years-old, Lexi Walker, the dynamic young songbird sang in front of her first crowd.  A decade later, the angelic-voiced redhead from Salt Lake City, Utah signed to Portrait Records.  Lexi starred in a viral video of "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen with Alex Boyé and the One Voice Children's Choir, which has garnered nearly 80 million views!  She has appeared on America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Disney's Frozen Christmas Celebration and The Queen Latifah Show; and sung with The Piano Guys, Kristin Chenoweth, Lindsey Stirling, David Archuleta, Jenny Oaks Baker, the Lyceum Philharmonic, and the Fairfax Symphony.

To date, Lexi has performed in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and The Kennedy Center at Christmas-time for the Troops, as well as singing the National Anthem at stadiums throughout the U.S.  Overseas, Lexi has done a tour of Japan and performed in China at the Beijing International Film Festival.  For more information visit https://lexiwalker.net.

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

 

LEXI WALKER 

Wishes & Dreams EP Buy Links / Stream



Facebook: @LexiMaeWalker

iTunes: https://smarturl.it/wishes_dreams-itunes

Twitter: @LexiMaeWalker

Apple Music:   https://smarturl.it/wishes_dreams-am   

Instagram: @LexiMaeWalker

Amazon Mp3: https://smarturl.it/wishes_dreams   

YouTube: Lexi Mae Walker 

Spotifyhttps://smarturl.it/wishes_dreams-str

 

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

Photo - https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160812/397801

SOURCE Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks