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U.S. Tickets Now On Sale for Worldwide Release of KISS ROCKS VEGAS Cinema EventU.S. Tickets Now On Sale for Worldwide Release of KISS ROCKS VEGAS Cinema Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

"You wanted the best! You got the best!" Fans worldwide are anxiously awaiting the release of "KISS Rocks Vegas," and now stateside fans are one step closer to this spectacular concert event as tickets for the cinema event are now on sale domestically. (more...)

Roots of Creation Release Third LP 'Livin Free' Ft. Melvin Seals & MoreRoots of Creation Release Third LP 'Livin Free' Ft. Melvin Seals & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Roots of Creation today released their third studio album, 'Livin Free,' through their own label, Bombshelter Records. Distributed by ILS/Caroline/Universal Music Group, 'Livin Free' features guest performances by Melvin Seals (more...)

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Receive Honorary Music Degree from BerkleeEGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Receive Honorary Music Degree from Berklee
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berklee President Roger H. Brown will present Rita Moreno, Ronald and Ernie Isley, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 7 (more...)

Rita Moreno, The Isley Brothers & More Will Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee CommencementRita Moreno, The Isley Brothers & More Will Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Berklee President Roger H. Brown will present Rita Moreno, Ronald and Ernie Isley, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 7, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. Moreno, this year's commencement speaker, will address more than 900 Berklee graduates and their parents and invited guests.  (more...)

Brian McKnight Signs With The Sono Recording GroupBrian McKnight Signs With The Sono Recording Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

McKnight's upcoming releases will be marketed and distributed globally by SRG through its partnerships with the ILS Group and Universal Music Group. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's La'Porsha Renae Will Also Receive Record Deal from 19/Big Machine RecordsAMERICAN IDOL's La'Porsha Renae Will Also Receive Record Deal from 19/Big Machine Records
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Billboard reveals that not only will AMERICAN IDOL Season 15 winner Trent Harmon embark on a country music career with 19/Big Machine Records, runner-up contestant La'Porsha Renae has also scored a record deal with the label. (more...)

Hits from RENT, WICKED & More to be Featured on First NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL BROADWAY! AlbumHits from RENT, WICKED & More to be Featured on First NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL BROADWAY! Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, has announced that they are set to release their first ever NOW That's What I Call Broadway! on Friday, April 29, 2016. The album will feature 18 music tracks from the original cast recordings of some of the Great White Way's most legendary shows. The album features liner notes by David Cote, theater editor for Time Out New York as well as a playwright and librettist/lyricist. (more...)

Ryan Adams & The Shining And The Avett Brothers Announced As Headline Performers At 'Music Is Universal' @ SXSWRyan Adams & The Shining And The Avett Brothers Announced As Headline Performers At 'Music Is Universal' @ SXSW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Ryan Adams & The Shining and The Avett Brothers will headline Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Present 'Music is Universal' at the SXSW Music Festival. (more...)

Marriott Rewards And Universal Music Group To Bring Daily Live Immersive Music Experiences To The SXSW Music FestivalMarriott Rewards And Universal Music Group To Bring Daily Live Immersive Music Experiences To The SXSW Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

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Roots of Creation Release 'Struggle' EP Ft. Melvin Seals of Jerry Garcia BandRoots of Creation Release 'Struggle' EP Ft. Melvin Seals of Jerry Garcia Band
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Roots of Creation today released a maxi-single/EP of their newest single, “Struggle,” ahead of their grandest project to date, Livin Free. (more...)

Victory Dance Releases THE SPECTRUM EP Out TodayVictory Dance Releases THE SPECTRUM EP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Today, March 1, 2016 sees Victory Dance releasing their debut EP, THE SPECTRUM, which can be purchased via Bandcamp and iTunes. (more...)

iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full YeariHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

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Moxy Hotels Continues Its Rebellion Against Traditional Art In Its #Blankcanvas Campaign In Search And Support Of International, Emerging ArtistsMoxy Hotels Continues Its Rebellion Against Traditional Art In Its #Blankcanvas Campaign In Search And Support Of International, Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Moxy Hotels, Marriott International's edgy new lifestyle brand, continues to rebel against the traditional concept of hotel art with its #BlankCanvas campaign, in search and in support of emerging artists. #BlankCanvas invites innovative painters, photographers, film-makers, sculptors, illustrators and graffiti artists to submit unique works of art for the chance to be one of the featured artists at new Moxy Hotels. Selected works will become the cornerstone of a permanent contemporary, emerging art collection at each Moxy Hotel. (more...)

Interscope Records Releases GIRLS, Vol. 3 Music From The HBO Original SeriesInterscope Records Releases GIRLS, Vol. 3 Music From The HBO Original Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

PRNewswire/ Interscope Records will release the latest soundtrack to the Emmy-winning HBO comedy series GIRLS. GIRLS, Vol. 3 (Music from the HBO Original Series)will be released digitally on February 19 th (more...)

Lucian Grainge Named No. 1 on Billboard's 2016 Power 100Lucian Grainge Named No. 1 on Billboard's 2016 Power 100
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, announced today that Billboard magazine named its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lucian Grainge as No. 1 on its list of the 100 most powerful people in the global music industry. (more...)

Flipagram Prepares to Launch Direct Messaging for Private and Group Sharing of FlipsFlipagram Prepares to Launch Direct Messaging for Private and Group Sharing of Flips
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

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QUEEN: A NIGHT IN BOHEMIA Ft Live Recording of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Coming to Select Theaters This MarchQUEEN: A NIGHT IN BOHEMIA Ft Live Recording of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Coming to Select Theaters This March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Be part of the legendary event “Queen: A Night in Bohemia” when Fathom Events, More2Screen and Eagle Rock Entertainment bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' 1975 concert and a never-before-seen documentary to select U.S. movie theaters nationwide (more...)

Vision VR/AR Award Winners Announced, Recognizing Innovation in VR and AR Vision VR/AR Award Winners Announced, Recognizing Innovation in VR and AR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

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Guitar Center Teams with Grammy-Winner Vince Gill to Launch a Nationwide Search for Undiscovered GuitaristsGuitar Center Teams with Grammy-Winner Vince Gill to Launch a Nationwide Search for Undiscovered Guitarists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Guitar Center has partnered with GRAMMY Award-winning country music legend Vince Gill to present OnStage with Vince Gill. Now in its fifth installment, the artist discovery program offers undiscovered guitarists career-launching opportunities (more...)

Lee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film FootageLee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film Footage
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Oscar nominee Lee Daniels will be directing a documentary on Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater and is asking music fans to contribute visual or audio-visual material for the project.  (more...)

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