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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...)

GREASE: LIVE Soundtrack Release to Coincide with Live Event; Pre-Order Now!GREASE: LIVE Soundtrack Release to Coincide with Live Event; Pre-Order Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Republic Records, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television have announced exciting news about the release of the GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album. (more...)

iHeartRadio Surpasses 80 Million Registered UsersiHeartRadio Surpasses 80 Million Registered Users
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service, today announced it has surpassed 80 million registered users. (more...)

Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 ResultsDestiny Media Technologies, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

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'Imagine Dragons in Concert: Smoke + Mirrors' Coming to Select U.S. Movie Theaters This March'Imagine Dragons in Concert: Smoke + Mirrors' Coming to Select U.S. Movie Theaters This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

For the first time ever, Imagine Dragons is coming to cinemas for a special one-night event featuring a performance from their current “Smoke + Mirrors” tour. (more...)

2016 Grammy Nominee Album Track Listing Revealed; Pre-Order Now2016 Grammy Nominee Album Track Listing Revealed; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records announced the track list for the 2016 GRAMMY® Nominees album (more...)

Scott Landis & David Blackman Tapped to Lead Universal Music's Film, TV & Theatrical Development ProjectsScott Landis & David Blackman Tapped to Lead Universal Music's Film, TV & Theatrical Development Projects
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Big news today in the world of music! Universal Music Group (UMG) has named renowned producers David Blackman and Scott Landis to lead its development and production of film, television and theatrical projects. Their appointments are effective immediately, and both report jointly to UMG Executive Vice President Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson, reflecting the unique and important role that publishing and recorded music play in creating film, television and theatrical properties. (more...)

Top College DJ in the Nation to be Crowned by CAMPUS DJ and ESPNTop College DJ in the Nation to be Crowned by CAMPUS DJ and ESPN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Campus DJ, the leading platform for college DJs and music producers, has held 18 regional battles over the past twelve months with thousands of college students representing over 125 different colleges and universities. (more...)

Destiny Media Renews Agreement with Universal Music Group for Use of its Play MPE' Distribution SystemDestiny Media Renews Agreement with Universal Music Group for Use of its Play MPE' Distribution System
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

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Photo Flash: Jacob Langfelder Rings in 2016 with Tori Scott, Broadway Stars and MorePhoto Flash: Jacob Langfelder Rings in 2016 with Tori Scott, Broadway Stars and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producer Jacob Langfelder along with Diego Kolankowsky (Spring Awakening), AltaNeve wines and Marie Assante hosted a New Year's to remember at a luxe, two-story loft overlooking the Central Park fireworks. Guests were entertained to the early morning by performances from Tori Scott (Time Out Top 10 Cabaret Performers), Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad and Australian recording artist Brendan Maclean (Universal Music Group, Baz Luhrman's GREAT GATSBY, and VELVET). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Latest Installment of NOW That's What I Call Rock! to Release 1/22Latest Installment of NOW That's What I Call Rock! to Release 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

NOW That's What I Call Rock!, the latest installment in the massively popular NOW multi-artist hits anthology series, will be released on Friday, January 22, 2016. (more...)

Ashley Newton Named President, Capitol Music Group & Executive Vice President, Creative/Special Projects, Universal Music GroupAshley Newton Named President, Capitol Music Group & Executive Vice President, Creative/Special Projects, Universal Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Capitol Music Group (CMG), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that Ashley Newton has been named President of CMG and Executive Vice President of Creative/Special Projects for UMG. The announcement was made by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett and UMG Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, to whom Newton reports in his respective positions. In his newly-created CMG Presidency, Newton will work closely with Barnett and members of his executive team to set the creative direction of the company and oversee management of its day-to-day operations. In his UMG role, Newton will work with Grainge and his executive team on a variety of creative endeavors, including music, film and television projects. Newton will be based in Hollywood at CMG's iconic Capitol Tower. (more...)

San Francisco cracks down on Justin Bieber graffitiSan Francisco cracks down on Justin Bieber graffiti
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

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Glenn Morrison Releases lLong Player 'Into The Deep'Glenn Morrison Releases lLong Player 'Into The Deep'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

A deluge of heavy-hitting support from some of the most legendary titans in dance music marks the return of award-winning Canadian producer Glenn Morrison to the dance floor. (more...)

Universal Music's Jody Gerson Named Billboard's Executive of the Year for Annual Women In Music CelebrationUniversal Music's Jody Gerson Named Billboard's Executive of the Year for Annual Women In Music Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, business, lifestyle and innovations in music, today announced Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), one of the world's leading global music publishing companies,as the Women in Music 2015 Executive of the Year. Billboard's feature honoring the industry's 50 most powerful female executives is out today, followed by the brand's annual Women in Music spectacular on December 11 in New York City. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings and Republic Records have teamed to release the 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album, available in stores and via digital retailers Jan. 22, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Andrea Bocelli & Nicole Scherzinger Sing 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' in PBS Special!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Andrea Bocelli & Nicole Scherzinger Sing 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' in PBS Special!
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2015

On November 27, international superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli lends his unique voice to a lush symphonic salute to the movies, Andrea Bocelli: Cinema, celebrating some of the greatest celluloid songs and scores of all time written by a varied range of Italian and Hollywood composers. The concert special also reunites Andrea Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster, whose first collaboration with the tenor was Foster's own Academy Award-nominated song 'The Prayer,' a duet with Celine Dion in 1999. (more...)

Country Music Icon Alan Jackson Launches 'Home for Good Project' with Habitat for HumanityCountry Music Icon Alan Jackson Launches 'Home for Good Project' with Habitat for Humanity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Ply Gem Industries, a manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, is proud of its 70+ year history of offering home exterior building products and solutions. (more...)

Music Syndication Platform 'The Leak' Teams with Vevo, Sony Music Entertainment & MoreMusic Syndication Platform 'The Leak' Teams with Vevo, Sony Music Entertainment & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

BoardMemberz' newest platform, The Leak, is quickly becoming a giant in the digital music space. Vevo originally struck a syndication deal with the parent company of The Leak, BoardMemberz, back in 2011. (more...)

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