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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...)

Barry Manilow Earns Milestone 14th GRAMMY Nomination for 'Night Songs'Barry Manilow Earns Milestone 14th GRAMMY Nomination for 'Night Songs'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

First recognized by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with a GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance for his mega-hit 'Copacabana (At The Copa)' in 1978, Manilow is celebrating his 14 th GRAMMY nomination (more...)

EA Teams with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records to Deliver Heart-Pounding Title Track for Battlefield HardlineEA Teams with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records to Deliver Heart-Pounding Title Track for Battlefield Hardline
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

“The music, and moreover the audio help create that emotional experience you want gamers to feel as they play in the world we've built for them,” said Steve Papoutsis, VP and General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline. “With 'Karma', Jamie captured that gritty cop and criminals tone that defines Hardline, where not everyone is good and not everyone is bad, toeing that fine line of the law.” (more...)

Watch 'Terra Live Music In Concert' Performance Featuring Luis Fonsi, J Balvin, Juan Magan And Pablo Lopez, Presented By SprintWatch 'Terra Live Music In Concert' Performance Featuring Luis Fonsi, J Balvin, Juan Magan And Pablo Lopez, Presented By Sprint
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Terra hosted the ultimate concert headlined by Latin GRAMMY winnerLuis Fonsiin the latest 'Terra Live Music in Concert' presented by Sprint. The mega concert features 3 of the most talented voices in Latin entertainment including urban music sensationJ Balvin, internationally renowned artist/DJ/producerJuan Maganand Spanish pop sensation,Pablo Lopez. The concert, exclusively offered to Terra's audience, can be viewed atwww.Terra.com. (more...)

Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta Joins AMERICAN IDOL XIV as MentorBig Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta Joins AMERICAN IDOL XIV as Mentor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and one of the most successful forces in the music industry today, has joined AMERICAN IDOL XIV as mentor to help shape the career of the competition's winner. Borchetta's relationship with the next AMERICAN IDOL will extend past the show's finale; Borchetta's Big Machine Records will partner with 19 Entertainment and Universal Music Group to oversee the launch of his/her recording career. The winner will join Borchetta's record label roster of superstar talent, including global pop star Taylor Swift, whom he discovered at the age of 14, as well as Tim McGraw, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. (more...)

Chrysler Group LLC and Universal Music's Interscope Records Offer 'American Music Awards' Viewers a One-Time Only Television Experience, Featuring Songs From Hit ArtisChrysler Group LLC and Universal Music's Interscope Records Offer 'American Music Awards' Viewers a One-Time Only Television Experience, Featuring Songs From Hit Artis
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Chrysler Group LLC teamed up with Universal Music Group's Interscope Records during last night's American Music Awards (AMAs) to present viewers with a one-time only television experience featuring the songs of some of the music industry's biggest artists. Together, the company and Interscope Records debuted four 30-second and one 60-second customized videos featuring new songs by Eminem ('Guts Over Fear'), Fergie ('L.A.Love (la la)'), Gwen Stefani ('Spark The Fire') and Phillip Phillips ('Unpack Your Heart') during the three-hour live broadcast airing on ABC. The videos aired that night only during the AMAs in what is one of Chrysler's biggest television partnerships. (more...)

Pre-Order Available Now for SAFE HAVEN Original Motion Picture SoundtrackPre-Order Available Now for SAFE HAVEN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Relativity Music Group and Republic Records original motion picture soundtrack for Relativity's upcoming deeply romantic thriller Safe Haven, is available for pre-order today on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/SafeHavenSNDTKiT). (more...)

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