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1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music And Black Box Bring The Best International Songwriters And Producers To The First Annual Merge Songwriting Camp

1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music and Black Box Music host the first annual Merge Songwriting Camp to showcase some of the most successful international songwriters and producers from around the world (including Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evignan and Chantal Kreviazuk).

The Merge Songwriting Camp vision is to showcase and provide Canadian talent with the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s best in a week of writing sessions guided by major record executives (including Atlantic Records, Interscope Records and Capitol Records UK). The invite only sessions will be held from October 19 -25, at Revolution Recording in Toronto (36 Laing Street) with workshops running from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. daily.

Music executives from various top worldwide music labels will be offering their expertise to writers and producers who were exclusively chosen to participate in the Merge Songwriting Camp. Each day the writers and producers will be given writing tasks via video conference calls with music executives to discuss label priorities and what major artist(s) they will be crafting for each day.

Media members are invited to attend a session to experience and chat with writers and producers. Please email Chrissy Newton at Chrissy@vocabcommunications.com to confirm a date and time.

Joshua Hyslop Releases New Single "Living & Dying"; Announces Headline Canadian Tour

“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.”- Mark Rheaume, CBC RADIO

"Great music. One of the warmest, soothing and rich sounds I've heard in a long time. Josh has created a beautiful, intimate soundscape backed with superb production. A pleasure to listen to!!”
- Alex Wharton, ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

Vancouver based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares new single “Living & Dying,” which is now available at iTunes. Premiering earlier on Exclaim!, “’Living & Dying’ deals with the issues of humanity’s negative impact on the natural world” explains Hyslop. “On a deeper level, it deals with our unwillingness to be involved in making changes or finding a solution, despite how frequently we talk about it.”

In the coming weeks, Hyslop will hit the road with a cross-country Canadian tour of hosted ‘Home’ shows, starting October 25th in Elliot Lake, Ontario and finishing on December 6th in Mission, B.C. A full list of dates is below.

Coves To Join St. Vincent On UK/European Tour; Share New Video

"The delightful shoegaze-pop romp is displayed in a simple, kinetic blend of turning colors and spirited flashes; perfect for the nurturing, energetic triumph." -- The 405

As UK duo Coves prepared to join St. Vincent as support on her upcoming UK/European tour, the pair have shared a new video for track "Fall Out Of Love," which premiered on UK blog The 405 earlier today. The tour starts on October 22 in Manchester. For a full list of dates, click here

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LA-based Family Of The Year share “Hero” from their album, Loma Vista. Known for their live performances, the band has played sold-out shows across Europe, including France’s Les Vieilles Charrues, Paris’ Rock En Seine and UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band has also toured with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, and Walk The Moon. A unique brand of indie, folk and acid rock, Huffington Post sums it up best, "Loma Vista is pure pop bliss, it deserves to appear on many year-end Top 10 lists."

 

Watch the new video for "Days of Gold," Jake Owen's new single co-written with Neil Mason. Each of Jake's last 4 singles went to #1 on the country charts, and “Days of Gold” is already Top 25 & climbing at Country radio and is his fastest rising single to date. The song is the lead single from his album DAYS OF GOLD to be released on 12/3 via RCA Nashville.
 
For more information, visit http://www.jakeowen.net
 

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Nettwerk Lands Budweiser Super Bowl Spot for Passenger's "Let Her Go"

Nettwerk's Senior Director of Advertising and Branding, Karen Macmillian, gives the behind-the-scenes info on just how Passenger's "Let Her Go" became the soundtrack for 2014's most popular Super Bowl ad.  Check out the interview here.

The LA-based, six-piece alternative folk/rock band recently released their anticipated, self-titled debut to critical acclaim, and is starting to sell out headline dates around the country. Produced by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins), Run River North burgeons with richly layered harmonies, dynamic instrumentation and evocative storytelling. The album deals with themes of hope, struggle and identity – a result of all band members coming from families who moved to Southern California from Asia.