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Katy Perry Is Radio's 2014 Artist of the YearKaty Perry Is Radio's 2014 Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Katy Perry closes out an extraordinary 2014 as radio's Artist of the Year. According to Mediabase, she is the only artist with the most spins at three different radio formats. In addition to being the most-played act at Top 40, Hot AC and AC radio, Katy's single “Dark Horse” (feat. Juicy J) -- from her quadruple Platinum album PRISM (Capitol Records) -- was the most-played song of 2014 at Top 40 radio. The track, which has been certified eight-times Platinum, is her ninth single to top the Billboard Hot 100. Katy is the only artist to have scored a No. 1 Hot 100 single in each year of the current decade. (more...)

Mary J. Blige Launches New Album 'The London Sessions' with Multiple TV AppearancesMary J. Blige Launches New Album 'The London Sessions' with Multiple TV Appearances
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Queen Mary J. Blige traveled across the Atlantic to record her new album, The London Sessions, but she's back home and ready to share her new music and the story behind the album during her visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" today (more...)

Brian Wilson & Friends to Play The Venetian Las Vegas, 12/12Brian Wilson & Friends to Play The Venetian Las Vegas, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Brian Wilson , co-founder of the Beach Boys, will be performing hits from his illustrious award-winning career, as well as selections from his new album 'No Pier Pressure' during a special concert at 8pm on Dec. 12 at The Venetian Las Vegas. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

Neil Diamond's ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS Package Set to Release 11/24Neil Diamond's ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS Package Set to Release 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Capitol/UME will release Neil Diamond's ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS, a 42-track, two-CD collection that will mark the Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's most comprehensive hits collection since signing a long-term recording agreement with the iconic label, Capitol Records, last January. (more...)

Katy Perry to Release New Concert Film?Katy Perry to Release New Concert Film?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2014

Pop superstar Katy Perry may have another concert movie coming up. (more...)

COCA-COLA RED CARPET LIVE! Returns to the 2014 American Music AwardsCOCA-COLA RED CARPET LIVE! Returns to the 2014 American Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Dick Clark productions announces the return of the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” preshow, which will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Yahoo (www.yahoo.com/live), this year's official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT. The red carpet live-streaming preshow precedes the LIVE broadcast of the “2014 American Music Awards” from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Rixton & More Selected for Inaugural Class of American Express UNSTAGED: Artists in ResidenceRixton & More Selected for Inaugural Class of American Express UNSTAGED: Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Today, American Express announced the launch of its newest music program, American Express UNSTAGED: Artists in Residence. Building off the success of American Express UNSTAGED, #AmexAIR will tell the stories of three artists and invite fans to discover (more...)

The Charlie Daniels Band to Play MPAC, 11/29The Charlie Daniels Band to Play MPAC, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Charlie Daniels Band performs its greatest hits and a few songs with a touch of the holiday spirit at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-79. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs 'Solitary Man' at Former High SchoolVIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs 'Solitary Man' at Former High School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Neil Diamond recently stopped by his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School, in Brooklyn, to perform a set of some of his most beloved hits, both new and old. Check out his performance of 'Solitary Man' below! (more...)

Universal Music Group Names Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media ServicesUniversal Music Group Names Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services, effective November 10. Frey, who joins UMG from his current role as President, Sony DADC New Media Solutions, will oversee UMG's global digital and physical supply chains, production/logistics and asset management. He will report to UMG's EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Boyd Muir. (more...)

5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith & More to Perform at 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith & More to Perform at 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

dick clark productions announced today that top recording artists 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith will perform at the 2014 American Music Awards (more...)

Hip Hop Group Dilated Peoples to Stop By the Fox Theatre This WinterHip Hop Group Dilated Peoples to Stop By the Fox Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dilated Peoples at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 6th, 2014. (more...)

BROODS Premiere 'Four Walls' Video; Wrap Sold-Out North American TourBROODS Premiere 'Four Walls' Video; Wrap Sold-Out North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Caleb Nott and Georgia Nott, the highly celebrated brother and sister who comprise the band Broods, have soared to musical fame in North America through their glossy, ethereal synth-pop tunes. Having just completed a sold-out US tour supporting UK soul artist Sam Smith, the New Zealand duo headed south to Austin City Limits, performing alongside headliners Beck, Capital Cities, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs 'Something Blue', 'Sweet Caroline' on TODAY; Reveals Secret on Iconic ClassicVIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs 'Something Blue', 'Sweet Caroline' on TODAY; Reveals Secret on Iconic Classic
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Neil Diamond stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform his new single 'Something Blue,' as well as his classic 'Sweet Caroline.' (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue', 'Cracklin' Rosie' on TONIGHT!VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue', 'Cracklin' Rosie' on TONIGHT!
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

The singer performed 'Something Blue' from his new album 'Melody Road' which drops on October 21st. And in a web exclusive, Diamond performs his classic, 'Cracklin' Rosie'. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Mary Lambert's HEART ON MY SLEEVE Showcases Brilliant Pop ArtistyBWW CD Reviews: Mary Lambert's HEART ON MY SLEEVE Showcases Brilliant Pop Artisty
by David Clarke - Oct 15, 2014

I was invited to attend Mary Lambert's intimate and beautiful concert at SubCulture. With just a piano and her remarkable voice, she previewed songs off HEART ON MY SLEEVE and played other songs that both she and the audience love. I left that concert floating on an elevated plane of human existence, and I am happy to report that HEART ON MY SLEEVE takes me back to that transcendental field of bliss. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue' on Graham Norton ShowVIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue' on Graham Norton Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Below, watch the legendary singer perform his new single 'Something Blue' on a recent episode of the UK's The Graham Norton Show! (more...)

Broods Release Debut Album 'Evergreen' Today on Capitol RecordsBroods Release Debut Album 'Evergreen' Today on Capitol Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Today, Georgia and Caleb Nott aka Broods are proud to release their stunning debut album “Evergreen” in North America. (more...)

Scott Greer Named Executive Vice President Of Capitol Music GroupScott Greer Named Executive Vice President Of Capitol Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scott Greer has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, to whom Greer will report. In his new position, Greer will serve as a senior member of Barnett's executive team, along with CMG EVPs Michelle Jubelirer and Greg Thompson and CFO Geoff Harris, oversee the company's operations in New York and utilize his extensive and industry-renowned marketing expertise on key CMG artists and projects spanning the company's portfolio of labels, including Capitol, Virgin and Motown. He will also work closely with Jubelirer on overseeing CMG labels Harvest Records, Blue Note, Astralwerks, as well as Caroline: the company's independent services division. (more...)

Scott Greer Named Executive Vice President Of Capitol Music GroupScott Greer Named Executive Vice President Of Capitol Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scott Greer has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, to whom Greer will report. In his new position, Greer will serve as a senior member of Barnett's executive team, along with CMG EVPs Michelle Jubelirer and Greg Thompson and CFO Geoff Harris, oversee the company's operations in New York and utilize his extensive and industry-renowned marketing expertise on key CMG artists and projects spanning the company's portfolio of labels, including Capitol, Virgin and Motown. He will also work closely with Jubelirer on overseeing CMG labels Harvest Records, Blue Note, Astralwerks, as well as Caroline: the company's independent services division. (more...)

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