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DRAKE'S HOMECOMING: THE LOST FOOTAGE Coming to Select Cineplex TheatresDRAKE'S HOMECOMING: THE LOST FOOTAGE Coming to Select Cineplex Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Grammy -Award winning, platinum-selling recording artist and multi-faceted entertainer Drake comes to the big screen for a special one-night concert event, 'DRAKE'S HOMECOMING: THE LOST FOOTAGE,' on Thursday, March 19, 2015 (more...)

YouMail Raises $5.5M Series B Round to Rapidly Expand Its User BaseYouMail Raises $5.5M Series B Round to Rapidly Expand Its User Base
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

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Havas Media Group and NewsCred Form Global PartnershipHavas Media Group and NewsCred Form Global Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Brands need to become Publishers (more...)

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53 Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Album ChartNOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53 Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Album Chart
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53, the latest numbered volume from the world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart today (more...)

Qubole Reports Rapid Adoption of Its Self-Service Big Data Analytics Platform Qubole Reports Rapid Adoption of Its Self-Service Big Data Analytics Platform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company founded by the team that developed Facebook's data infrastructure, today reported rapid adoption of the Qubole Data Service (QDS) in 2014, with the amount of data processed on its platform soaring to well over a half an Exabyte last year compared to the year prior. (more...)

Janrain Boosts Insight Into Customer Social Data Janrain Boosts Insight Into Customer Social Data
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

PORTLAND, OR - Janrain, the leading provider of Customer Identity Management technology, today announced the launch of their Customer Care Portal, an administrative tool for Customer Care teams to view and access social profile data on their customer base; a new capability to provide deeper insight on the customer and provide a better customer experience. For the first time, Customer Care agents can understand the psychographic characteristics of their customers, including 'Likes,' interests, and other data from social profiles. These capabilities are empowering a whole new set of abilities for the agents to get closer to their customers and understand them better. (more...)

Jazz Session to Perform at Prestigious 2015 GRAMMY Week EventsJazz Session to Perform at Prestigious 2015 GRAMMY Week Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Thirty-two talented high school students — representing 31 cities and 13 states from across the country — who have been selected for positions in GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: The Weeknd's 'Earned It' from 50 SHADES OF GREY FilmFIRST LISTEN: The Weeknd's 'Earned It' from 50 SHADES OF GREY Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Weeknd premiered his music video for 'Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),' the first track released from the Fifty Shades of GreyOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack [Republic Records]. (more...)

DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX to Play the McCoy, 2/14DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX to Play the McCoy, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Founding member of Styx and legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer, and record producer with a career spanning more than 40 years, Dennis DeYoung and his six-piece rock band will showcase all the greatest hits of Styx including 'Lady,' 'Babe,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Too Much Time on My Hands,' 'Best of Times,' 'Mr. Roboto,' and classic rock anthems 'Renegade,' 'Blue Collar Man,' 'Suite Madame Blue,' 'Rockin' the Paradise,' and more. (more...)

Mariah Carey to Rejoin Sony and Epic RecordsMariah Carey to Rejoin Sony and Epic Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Mariah Carey is bringing her voice back to Sony and Epic Records. (more...)

Breaking News: Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens To Star in GREASE: LIVE on FOX; Set for January 31, 2016Breaking News: Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens To Star in GREASE: LIVE on FOX; Set for January 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that actresses Julianne Hough ('Safe Haven,' 'Rock of Ages') and Vanessa Hudgens ('Gigi', 'High School Musical,' 'Spring Breakers') have been cast in leading roles in GREASE: LIVE (working title). With Hough as the angelic 'Sandy' - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Hudgens as iconic bad girl 'Rizzo,' this first-ever live television production of 'Grease' will re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation. (more...)

Rare & Unreleased Material Set for Bob Marley's 70th Birthday CelebrationRare & Unreleased Material Set for Bob Marley's 70th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Bob Marley's 70th birthday year (2015) will include a variety of releases and events to commemorate the legend, his work and iconic impact. Over the course of the year, his legacy will be remembered by new releases of rare and unreleased material as well as fan favorite deluxe editions of his most memorable work. (more...)

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Tracklisting And Cover Art Revealed'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Tracklisting And Cover Art Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The highly anticipated cover art and tracklisting for the Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Republic Records] has been revealed, it was announced today. The soundtrack includes 16 tracks from legends and superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Beyonc, and Annie Lennox as well as new and previously unreleased material from The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Skylar Grey, Jessie Ware, and more. Full tracklisting is below. The soundtrack album arrives prior to the Universal Pictures and Focus Features' film, which releases in theaters February 13, 2015. (more...)

Universal Music Group Names Andy Fixmer VP, Global CommunicationsUniversal Music Group Names Andy Fixmer VP, Global Communications
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named veteran business journalist Andy Fixmer to the role of Vice President, Global Communications, effective immediately. (more...)

Bruno Mars Among Tracklist for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53, Out 2/3Bruno Mars Among Tracklist for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53, Out 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is proud to announce all of the major hits selected for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53, to be released February 3 (more...)

Havas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data AllianceHavas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications groups, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced the formation of the Global Music Data Alliance (GMDA), a unique partnership that will enable the billions of data points that UMG and its artists generate through music, ticket and merchandising sales, streaming, social media and airplay to be aggregated and contextually analyzed by Havas' world-class algorithmic and data scientists. The result will provide new revenue opportunities for UMG artists and labels by creating powerful marketing and advertising opportunities for brands. (more...)

ClearTV Media and Branded Cities partner with Royce Clayton's Musiq Locker to bring sports and music content to Times Square's spectacular digital screensClearTV Media and Branded Cities partner with Royce Clayton's Musiq Locker to bring sports and music content to Times Square's spectacular digital screens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

BURBANK, Calif. and NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ClearTV Media (CLTV:F) and Branded Citieshave developed a prominent partnership with Royce Clayton's Musiq Locker to amplify content across the Branded Cities digital-out-of-home network of iconic media destinations in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix. Branded Cities Network is a digital spectacular media company with iconic signage in iconic destinations throughout the United States. The Branded Cities Network promotes national and local brands throughout its network of spectacular, static and digital sign displays. (more...)

The Weeknd Releases First Official Single from FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SoundtrackThe Weeknd Releases First Official Single from FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Republic Records announced today that it will release the official soundtrack album for one of 2015's most highly anticipated films, Universal Pictures and Focus Features' Fifty Shades of Grey. (more...)

Janrain Acquires Arktan; Adds Powerful Social Streams and Trends Technology to Industry's Leading Customer Identity Management Platform Janrain Acquires Arktan; Adds Powerful Social Streams and Trends Technology to Industry's Leading Customer Identity Management Platform
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

PORTLAND, OR - Janrain, the leading provider of Customer Identity Management technology, today announced the acquisition of Arktan, a leading provider of innovative real-time social curation and social engagement products. (more...)

Sam Smith's Debut Album 'In The Lonely Hour' Certified Platinum By RIAASam Smith's Debut Album 'In The Lonely Hour' Certified Platinum By RIAA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Sam Smith's debut album In The Lonely Hour has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, following Multi-Platinum (4X) certification for his debut single, 'Stay With Me,' and his current Platinum smash, 'I'm Not The Only One.' (more...)

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