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Project Music Nashville:  Leveraging Tech to Write the Next VerseProject Music Nashville: Leveraging Tech to Write the Next Verse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Project Music is the only concentrated music business accelerator in the country, recently unveiled by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and Country Music Association (CMA). Startups from around the world will be invited to apply for the accelerator program. Only six to eight applicants will be selected, and they will each be awarded a minimum of $20,000 investment to start their businesses in exchange for equity. The program leverages the EC's proven accelerator formula with the industry strength of title partner CMA, for the development of the music industry. (more...)

Boinc Joins with Dialog Axiata to Bring the Joy of Unlimited Music to Sri Lanka's Mobile SubscribersBoinc Joins with Dialog Axiata to Bring the Joy of Unlimited Music to Sri Lanka's Mobile Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Music lovers in Sri Lanka can now enjoy over 15 million tracks of global and local music on their Android-based smartphones. Sri Lanka's premier telecom service provider, Dialog Axiata, is joining hands with Boinc to launch the service as part of Dialog Music. Customers can get Boinc when they subscribe to a music-enabled data plan, or with purchase of the new Dialog Q243 Android smartphone, which comes bundled with the service 'free-for-life' on the device. (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...)

Harvey Weinstein Responds to FINDING NEVERLAND's Boston ReviewsHarvey Weinstein Responds to FINDING NEVERLAND's Boston Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus recently announced that Finding Neverland will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2015. This announcement comes on the heels of Finding Neverland's sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Finding Neverland will begin preview performances on Broadway in March, 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

MPP Global Solutions Goes Social with Gigya PartnershipMPP Global Solutions Goes Social with Gigya Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The partnership will enable MPP Global to 'bolt on' Gigya's Social Login to the front of its cloud-based eSuite platform, the leading platform for empowering paid content strategies. (more...)

MPP Global Solutions Goes Social with Gigya PartnershipMPP Global Solutions Goes Social with Gigya Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The partnership will enable MPP Global to 'bolt on' Gigya's Social Login to the front of its cloud-based eSuite platform, the leading platform for empowering paid content strategies. (more...)

Honens International Piano Competition Seeks Applicants for 8th Edition; Quarterfinals Set for Berlin, London, NY in Spring 2015Honens International Piano Competition Seeks Applicants for 8th Edition; Quarterfinals Set for Berlin, London, NY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Calgary-based Honens International Piano Competition will begin accepting applications for its eighth edition beginning September 30, 2014. The Competition's Quarterfinals take place in Berlin, London and New York in spring, 2015. Semifinals and Finals take place in Calgary from September 3 to 12, 2015. Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on September 3, 2015 (with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed pianists), may apply until February 2, 2015 at honens.com. (more...)

Muta' Ali to Present LIFE'S ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE at Southampton Arts Center, 10/5Muta' Ali to Present LIFE'S ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE at Southampton Arts Center, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

?Noted director and cinematographer Muta' Ali grandson of the legendary acting duo and social activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis will host the Hamptons' premiere of his loving tribute to his grandparents, 'Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee' as the closing film of the Raise Your Voice, the 9th Annual African American Film Festival presented by the Southampton African American Museum on Sunday, October 5 at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. (more...)

Lady Antebellum's 7FOR7 Project Touches Down for First Surprise in MiamiLady Antebellum's 7FOR7 Project Touches Down for First Surprise in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Lady Antebellum launched7FOR7today,a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days. The special endeavor precedes the release of their fifth studio album747 out today,Sept. 30. (more...)

Lyle Lovett to Play the McCoy, 10/31Lyle Lovett to Play the McCoy, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades are four Grammy Awards, the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and he was recently named the Texas State Musician. (more...)

MyGO Games Holding Co. Establishes Advisory Board of Industry VeteransMyGO Games Holding Co. Establishes Advisory Board of Industry Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The MYGG Advisory Board is composed of influential senior executives and game development and publishing veterans with experience in array of leadership positions at Electronic Arts (EA), Sony Online Entertainment, Zynga (ZNGA), Ubisoft (UBI), Kabam, and many other notable gaming companies. The new Advisory Board members' subject expertise includes software engineering, game development, game production, free-to-play monetization strategy, artificial intelligence applications in gaming, and mobile and online branded gaming strategy. (more...)

The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools ProgramsThe GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2015 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Lead Host Committee for Third Annual Global Citizen FestivalHugh Jackman to Lead Host Committee for Third Annual Global Citizen Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced the official 2014 host committee will be led by Hugh Jackman, and will also include Adrian Grenier, Alek Wek 'H&M Conscious Foundation Ambassador,' Allison Williams (more...)

Nick Jonas to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 9/27Nick Jonas to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas, will perform in the Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Microgroove Works with Ingram Content Group to Bring Physical Goods Fulfillment and Transactional Capabilities to Mobile ApplicationsMicrogroove Works with Ingram Content Group to Bring Physical Goods Fulfillment and Transactional Capabilities to Mobile Applications
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

SEATTLE, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Microgroove, a Seattle-based software company, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital content, that will give businesses with mobile applications a simple way to create a new revenue stream through a white-label platform that integrates physical product suggestions and provides a seamless checkout experience for users. (more...)

Digitally Remastered GEORGE HARRISON: The Apple Years  to Be Released 9/23Digitally Remastered GEORGE HARRISON: The Apple Years to Be Released 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Universal Music Group and the Harrison family are proud to announce that George Harrison's first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles' Apple Records label, have been digitally remastere (more...)

Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its schedule for August 27-September 7, featuring MARY MILLBEN, MIKEY WAX / MY SILENT BRAVERY, DAVELL CRAWFORD, CAROLYN MALACHI, MIKE BARNETT, FIND THE FUNNY, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL and more. (more...)

Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub 8/20-31Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub 8/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This week, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature the talents of many performers, including Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and more, August 20-31. (more...)

Vince Szydlowski Named Senior Vice President, Label Sales for Capitol Music GroupVince Szydlowski Named Senior Vice President, Label Sales for Capitol Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Vince Szydlowski has been appointed Senior Vice President of Label Sales for Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by Greg Thompson, Executive Vice President of the company. In his new position, Szydlowski will implement and execute the Group's sales and retail marketing strategies, incorporating those plans into the efforts of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) and managing Capitol's vital interaction with that company. He will oversee Capitol Music Group's National Sales staff in the design and planning of strategic retail campaigns.Szydlowski is based in Hollywood in the company's iconic Capitol Tower. (more...)

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