Capitol Records News

RIAA Announces 12 First-Time Digital Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Twelve musical acts earned their first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Digital Single Awards – now counting song sales and on-demand streams – in March, according to the RIAA's newest monthly Gold & Platinum Program count. (more...)

Universal Music Group Acquires Eagle Rock Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif.and LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, today announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. (more...)

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead Nominations for 49th ANNUAL ACM AWARDS, Airing Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

The 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent, will air tonight, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Cornish College to Honor Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

Oh, That Angry Inch! Meet the Full Cast 'HEDWIG', Beginning Previews Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 28, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris will return to Broadway in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. The limited engagement, featuring Lena Hall (Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), will begin previews tomorrow, Saturday, March 29 for a Tuesday, April 22 opening night at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and members of 'The Angry Inch' band, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ & Judy Garland Expert to Speak at Oakland University, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Internationally renowned Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland expert John Fricke will visit Oakland University for a lively and engaging talk from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in Oakland Center Banquet Room A. The author, entertainer and historian has written several books on the iconic film and actress, including 'The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic,' released in 2013. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: FUNNY GIRL 50th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Recording Set for 4/29 Splashy Remastered Release
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 25, 2014

It's hard to believe that it has been 50 years since Barbra Streisand portrayed Fanny Brice in the 1964 Broadway stage production of Funny Girl, and 46 years since she reprised her critically acclaimed role for the 1968 feature film, winning her an Oscar. The reason that it's so hard to believe is because she's still as relevant as ever and has to be the greatest Broadway export of all time. On April 29, Capitol/UMe will release the Gold-certified Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording in a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition boxed set with a digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, as well as a 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the production and a new essay by Jay Landers, her longtime A&R executive, who has worked with her on many recordings. The remastered original cast recording will also be available for digital purchase, including 192k and 96k high definition audio on HDtracks. (more...)

SINATRA: THE MAIN EVENT Begins 4 July at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Sinatra: The Main Event was billed as the biggest comeback in showbusiness history - now the 40th anniversary is to be marked in the UK with a stunning recreation of The Main Event, exactly as it happened at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1974. (more...)

Iggy Azalea to Perform at 2014 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that 2014 'Best Video Woodie' nominee Iggy Azalea will perform her hit 'Fancy' along with special guest Charli XCX (more...)

Iggy Azalea to Perform at 2014 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS, 3/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that 2014 'Best Video Woodie' nominee Iggy Azalea will perform her hit 'Fancy' along with special guest Charli XCX (more...)

2014 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Set for 6/22-28 in Evanston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present the 9th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The weeklong songwriting workshop for emerging songwriters and writing teams will take place from June 22 through 28, on Northwestern's Evanston campus. (more...)

Capitol Records and Gogo Team with Ground-Breaking Artist Beck for 'Cloud-Breaking' Streaming Event of New Album Morning Phase
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Capitol Records and Gogo are partnering with Grammy-Award winning artist Beck on the release of his eagerly anticipated new album, Morning Phase.  For 30 days, beginning today, Gogo's 3.5 million unique monthly visitors will have the opportunity to stream Morning Phase in its entirety. Accessing the new album is simple – passengers only need to launch their browser on any laptop, tablet or smartphone and they will be able to access the album from the home page.  No purchase is necessary to experience this cloud-breaking promotion, which will be available on all 2,000+ domestic Gogo equipped aircrafts. (more...)

Beck's New Studio Album 'Cloud-Breaking' to Stream Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Capitol Records and Gogo are partnering with GRAMMY®-Award winning artist Beck on the release of his eagerly anticipated new album, Morning Phase. (more...)

Omelet Names Sarah Anderson Chief Creative Officer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Omelet (omeletla.com), an LA-based branding, marketing, and entertainment company, announced that Sarah Anderson has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Creative Officer. Anderson, who has been serving as Partner and Executive Creative Director, will continue to oversee creative for the shop's growing client roster including, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Moet & Chandon, and Whole Foods Market. (more...)

Pharrell Williams Headlines NBA All-Star Weekend Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that Oscar-nominated musician Pharrell Williams, coming off of his multi-Grammy Award-winning night, will headline the 'Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's' during the 63rd NBA All-Star Game tonight, Feb. 16, at New Orleans Arena. The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN Radio, and in 215 countries and territories in more than 47 languages. Recently added performers will include Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc and Mack Wilds. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with The Whispers and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes at bergenPAC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Classic Soul legends The Whispers ('And The Beat Goes On,' 'Rock Steady,' 'Contagious,' 'It's A Love Thing' and so much more), plus HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUENOTES The Love I Lost*If You Don't Know Me By Now*Bad Luck - it's one spectacular night of classic love songs and entertainment at Bergen Performing Arts Center, Friday February 15th at 8PM. (more...)

A$AP Rocky, Imagine Dragons Among mtvU2014 WOODIE AWARDS Nominees; See Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today revealed the categories and nominees for the “2014 mtvU Woodie Awards,” the 10th annual musical moment of truth that honors the music college students love (more...)

A$AP Rocky, Imagine Dragons Among mtvU2014 WOODIE AWARDS Nominees; See Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today revealed the categories and nominees for the “2014 mtvU Woodie Awards,” the 10th annual musical moment of truth that honors the music college students love (more...)

The Penthouses at W Hollywood Star in New Design Book: Spacious Homes Designed for Eclectic Entrepreneurial Living at Hollywood & Vine
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Residences at W Hollywood are home to an eclectic community of individuals, each of whom have shaped their luxury interiors to best suit their distinctive lifestyles at the crossroads of Hollywood. The inspirational new book, The Penthouses at W Hollywood, celebrates vertical urban living at its finest and the creative entrepreneurial spirit of the owners and designers who thrive in this spirited modern village. (more...)

Pharrell Williams to Headline NBA All-Star Weekend; Full Performance Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that Oscar-nominated musician Pharrell Williams, coming off of his multi-Grammy Award-winning night, will headline the 'Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's' during the 63rd NBA All-Star Game (more...)

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