“Millions of Pandora's listeners have long enjoyed the great music from
BMG's songwriters,” said Brian McAndrews, CEO of Pandora. “Our agreement
with BMG ensures that we can continue expanding the audience for one of
the world's most storied music catalogs and demonstrates that
collaboration between the music industry and Pandora creates
opportunities and value for publishers and songwriters.” (more...)
John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. "The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more.
A cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, came together for an evening of wild mash-ups in 'sMASHed UP' on September 1st at 54 Below. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)
Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has made a spectacular chart debut with his acclaimed new album. 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' arrived at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 with sales in excess of 90,000 - Wiz' first time ever at the top of the overall chart. The album is also standing tall atop a range of other rankings, including Billboard's 'Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,' 'Rap Albums,' 'R&B Albums,' and 'Digital Albums' charts.
The GRAMMY Award-nominated rapper's third full-length label release 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' showcases such recent singles as 'KK (Feat. Project Pat & Juicy J),' 'You and Your Friends (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign),' and the critically acclaimed hit, 'We Dem Boyz.' Released earlier this year, 'We Dem Boyz' proved an immediate hip-hop hit, earning total sales approaching 500,000 while ascending to the top 5 on Billboard's 'Hot Rap Songs' chart. In addition, the Detail-produced track's official companion video - directed by Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, Ty Dolla $ign) - is an online blockbuster with close to 39 million individual views at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6K7waag5Q. An additional array of official audio and companion videos can be found at Wiz's official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/taylorgangent.
Along with its remarkable popular success, 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' has received an incredible response from such national publications as Rolling Stone, which hailed the album for its 'supremely chill singsong flows about how much Wiz loves to get high, over beats as softly enveloping as a cloud of sweet smoke.' 'A surprisingly strong offering,' noted Billboard, 'rooted in simplicity and banking heavily on Khalifa's natural charisma...(Wiz) seems more certain about and comfortable with who and where he is than ever before. And where he is, is a new creative zenith.'
Having spent his summer heralding 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' on the third annual 'Under the Influence of Music Tour,' Wiz has slated a number of live dates through November, including Austin, Texas' Fun Fun Fun on November 9th. For complete information, please see www.wizkhalifa.com/tour.
Wiz will celebrate both the success of 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' and the recent unveiling of the Fall 2014 Wiz Khalifa Collection by Converse with a major meet-and-greet appearance, scheduled for tomorrow, August 28th at New York City's Footaction (112 W 34th St.) between 6PM and 8PM. For more information re: the Fall 2014 Wiz Khalifa Collection by Converse - featuring the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ILL - please visit play.converse.com/blog/2014/08/20/wiz-khalifa-collection-by-converse-2.
Wiz Khalifa lit up the hip-hop universe with his 2011 Rostrum/Atlantic debut album, 'ROLLING PAPERS,' highlighted by the 4x platinum-certified #1 single, 'Black and Yellow,' the 2x platinum-certified hit 'Roll Up,' and the platinum-certified 'No Sleep.' 'O.N.I.F.C.' made an incredible chart debut upon its release in 2012, arriving at #1 on Billboard's 'Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums' and 'Top Rap Albums' charts, not to mention coming in at #2 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.
In addition to his massive popular success, Wiz has earned a career total of five GRAMMY nominations, including nods for such blockbuster tracks as the chart-topping 'Black and Yellow' and 2012's RIAA gold-certified 'Remember You (Feat. The Weeknd).' Other nominated tracks include 2011's 'Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars),' Wiz's 3x platinum-certified, top 10 smash partnership with Snoop Dogg (featured on their 2011 collaborative soundtrack, 'MAC & DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL'), and Maroon 5's 2012 worldwide hit, 'Payphone (Feat. Wiz Khalifa).'
More than just a music powerhouse, Wiz is also a fashion-forward icon and entrepreneur. In addition to deals with Raw Rolling Papers (http://rawthentic.com/raw-life/raw-wiz/) and luxury headwear designer Flat Fitty (flatfitty.com/product-category/wiz-khalifa-collection), Wiz recently announced a new partnership with leading active lifestyle brand Neff for the 'BLACC HOLLYWOOD' collection, available exclusively at Zumiez. The line - which features snapbacks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies capturing the album's timeless black-and-white design - follows Taylor Gang and Neff's previous collaboration, the 26-piece 'Taylor Gang Ent.' apparel collection. For more information, please log on to www.zumiez.com. (more...)
Production company Stageworks Media, best known for adapting music, publishing and film studio source material directly for the stock and amateur theatrical licensing marketplace, proudly announces its new global publishing/distribution deal with leading stage publishing and licensing company Playscripts, Inc. The deal's inaugural projects include two new titles from Stageworks' Pop Musicals Collection, Cyrano de BurgerShack by Jeremy Desmon, and Emma! A Pop Musical by Eric Price. (more...)
Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign has announced plans for a major North American headline tour. The 'In Too Deep Tour' will get underway October 1st at San Antonio's White Rabbit and then travel through late November (see itinerary below). For complete details, please log onto www.dollasignworld.com/tour. Recently named as one of XXL Magazine's 'XXL Freshmen 2014,' Ty is also busy completing work on his hugely anticipated debut album, titled 'FREE TC,' due out later this year. (more...)
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, was named Publisher of the Year at last night's BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. In addition, WCM songwriters took home a collective 19 Most Performed Song of the Year Awards, eight of which went to Dwayne Carter AKA Lil Wayne, who was named Songwriter of the Year.
'To win Publisher of the Year at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards is an enormous accomplishment for WCM, and we couldn't be more proud of our incredibly talented songwriters. I'd also like to thank our dedicated team for their tireless hard work, and BMI for this wonderful recognition,' said Jon Platt, President, North America, Warner/Chappell Music. 'We are all humbled by what we've achieved together in the past couple of years. It's been amazing to be part of our songwriters' extraordinary creativity and success.'
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music, added, 'Our songwriters continue to deliver hit after hit in all genres, and the acknowledgements that WCM has received is a tribute to the great talent we have been cultivating throughout WCM, artists and executives alike. Congratulations to all of our winners.'
Following is the complete list of Most Performed Song Awards presented to WCM songwriters last night by BMI:
• 'Ball' - Dwayne Carter
• 'Bandz A Make Her Dance' - Dwayne Carter, Justin Garner
• 'Beware'- Dwayne Carter, Dwane Weir
• 'Body Party'- Pierre Slaughter
• 'Bugatti'- Justin Garner
• 'Holy Grail' - Jerome Harmon, Dave Grohl
• 'Love Me' - Dwayne Carter, Asheton Hogan
• 'No New Friends (SFTB Remix)' - Dwayne Carter
• 'No Worries' - Dwayne Carter, Rasool Diaz, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko
• 'Pop That'- Dwayne Carter
• 'Pour It Up' - Justin Garner
• 'Rich as Fuck' - Dwayne Carter, Tyler Williams
• 'Suit & Tie' - Jerome Harmon, Charles Still, Johnny Wilson, Terrence Stubbs
• 'Swimming Pools Drank' - Tyler Williams
• 'Take Back the Night' - Jerome Harmon
• 'Timber' - Breyan Isaac
• 'TKO' - Jerome Harmon, Barry White
• 'Tom Ford' - Jerome Harmon
• 'Turn on the Lights'- Marquel Middlebrooks
These accolades follow closely on the heels of WCM being named Publisher of the Year at three of ASCAP's most prestigious ceremonies-the Pop, Country, and Rhythm & Soul Awards. 2014 marks the first year WCM has ever been named Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, also making it the first year in which WCM has won the title at both BMI and ASCAP's urban music award ceremonies.
Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders. With a history dating back more than 200 years, Warner/Chappell currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Green Day, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, T.I., Timbaland, and Kacey Musgraves, among many others. (more...)
AEG Live will be bringing music to NCM's FirstLook pre-show in movie theaters nationwide in a new multi-year deal with National CineMedia (NCM), America's #1 weekend video network, reaching moviegoers on-screen, on-site, online and on mobile devices. (more...)
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment Jamie King and Emilio Estefan who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort's Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman. (more...)
BURBANK, Calif., August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Disney Interactive and Harmonix today announced a pre-order bonus for the award-winning musical motion video game, 'Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved.' (more...)
VENICE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tribe, Inc., an International Production Design Company, has designed an innovative and groundbreaking production for the upcoming Monster Tour, starring Eminem and Rihanna. The 3-city tour kicks off August 7-8, 2014 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. The tour then moves to the Metlife Stadium in New York, NY on August 16-17, and concludes at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI on August 22-23. (more...)
Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., today announced that it has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter, producer and recording artist Terius Nash (more...)
Just back from a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform free outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common and on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Norfolk Town Hill. (more...)