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Kidswerk Music Signs Rockin' Robin & The Magical Tree; Debut Album "Let's Go" To Release On May 19

 

Kidswerk Music is proud to announce the signing of Canadian family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree, whose debut album Let’s Go will be released on May 19, 2015. The album includes the first single “Firetruck Firetruck” which you can stream below.

LISTEN & SHARE “FIRETRUCK FIRETRUCK”

Nettwerk Enlists Footstomp Music As Its Australian Marketing Partner

Nettwerk Records has recently resigned their Australian distribution deal with Inertia and have upped the ante by enlisting Footstomp Music for Publicity and Marketing services.

“Nettwerk and Footstomp have similar philosophies on music, and we have fallen in love with their roster. We can’t wait to get our teeth into representing such brilliant artists in Australia.” GRAHAM ASHTON – FOOTSTOMP MUSIC – Director

“Nettwerk is excited to align itself with a company like Footstomp, that shares passion for great original music.” TERRY MCBRIDE – NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP - CEO

The next few months will see new releases from Family Of The Year, Frazey Ford and Boxed In, which is just the start of what is to come from this exciting new relationship.

Boxed In To Make U.S. Live Debut At SXSW

 
“The debut album from Boxed In will enhance your life…Oli Bayston is an impressive songwriter and his piano-pinned dance-pop album carries zero duds.” — NME

“…a beauty, capturing Bayston’s housed-up, lo-fi appeal, which involves locked-in, Hot Chip recalling grooves, world-weary, Bernard Summer-like vocals and simple-as-pie melodies that worm their way into your soul and claim squatters rights. Stunning.” — Sunday Times “Debut Of The Week”

"Boxed In…hits hard enough in places to get the party started and holds just enough back to make you want to return to it again and again.” - The Line of Best Fit

Boxed In, the first solo endeavor from UK songwriter/producer Oli Bayston, will see their U.S. live debut when they appear at SXSW with multiple showcases scheduled (full list below).

Recently, Boxed In played their first headline dates in and around London to sold-out crowds, as well as supported La Roux and Django Django on their respective sold-out London shows.

Nettwerk Acquires An Interest In Justin Time Records

Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) announced today that it has acquired an interest in Justin Time Records (Justin Time), an independent record label with a 30+ year history of releasing jazz and blues records from such luminaries as Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones and Ranee Lee. The label also includes releases from 2015 Juno nominees Marianne Trudel, Jane Bunnett and Angela Galuppo.

Under the arrangement, Nettwerk and Justin Time have formed a strategic relationship whereby Justin Time can leverage Nettwerk’s international infrastructure in order to continue to grow its catalogue of jazz and blues recordings, as well as sign new artists, all under the continued leadership of Jim West, Founder and President of Justin Time.

Nettwerk President/COO Simon Mortimer-Lamb says, “We are very excited to welcome Jim West and his amazing label into the Nettwerk fold. The combination of Nettwerk’s worldwide infrastructure and Jim’s creative vision will allow Justin Time continue to grow its already wonderful roster and strengthen its over 30 year legacy.“

Jim West, President of Justin Time, adds, "I could not be happier to be working with Nettwerk, a company I’ve long admired. This new association allows me the opportunity to focus on signings and overall basic growth of the label. It’s a wonderful new home with seasoned professionals and the sky is the limit."

Nettwerk has seen strategic growth across its label, management and publishing divisions over the past 12 months, with the addition of a Nashville office, a joint venture with Los Angeles-based 1916 Management and most recently, the 50% acquisition and go-forward publishing joint venture with Ten Ten Music Group and the acquisition of Robot Of the Century Music Publishing. The current Nettwerk roster includes such internationally acclaimed artists as Passenger, Family of the Year, fun., Guster, Wanting, Sinead O’Connor, Perfume Genius, Stereophonics, Olafur Arnalds and Chromeo, as well as sought after songwriters like Neil Mason, Jesse Jo Dillon and Andy Hill.

Madi Diaz Announces April East Coast Dates

Madi Diaz spent the second half of 2014 on the road in support of her latest album Phantom, both headling and opening for such artists as Echosmith, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., X Ambassadors and Fitz and the Tantrums, and creating scores of new fans along the way. She ended the year with a headline show to a packed crowd at the Troubadour in her newly adopted home of Los Angeles. After taking a well deserved couple of months off in 2015, Madi will once again hit the stage this April for a short run of east coast dates starting in Boston on April 20. She’ll also make a special appearance on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz on April 22.

Listen To “Mess” From Phantom Here: 

Phantom (Sept 30) was recorded in Madi’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. Underneath the effervescent pop, her lyrics reveal an emotional through line.

Madi Diaz Tour Dates:
Mon, April 20 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Tue, April 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thur, April 23 Uncasvlle, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
Fri, April 24 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

Nettwerk Signs German Artist Lùisa


(left to right: Patricia Nigiani (Nettwerk), Benito Pflüger (band member), Friederike Brodersen (Nettwerk), Marcus Bünte (Wintrup), Walter Holzbaur (Wintrup), Martin Schuhmacher (Nettwerk), Lùisa, Siebeth Darm (manager))

Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of singer-songwriter Lùisa to its European label roster. The Hamburg-born artist impresses with her smoky voice, signature guitar lines and expressive compositions. The end of May will see the European release of her new album Never Own, on which she combines her folk roots with electronic mysticism, strong melodies with headstrong pop. Dancing between quiet introspection and stormy outbursts, the artistic progress of the 22-year-old can also be read in her vivid lyrics, which are sung in English, French and Italian.

The album was recorded both inside an old light ship in London and in a country house at the shores of the North Sea. It was produced by her band and the young and talented producer Filippo Cimatti.

Morgan Page Shares First Single From Upcoming Studio Album, "Open Heart" Feat. Lissie

This summer, acclaimed producer/artist Morgan Page will deliver his first album in three years, DC To Light.

Partnering with Sirius XM’s “BPM Bender,” Page premieres first single, “Open Heart” featuring singer/songwriter Lissie, whose past collaboration received acclaim when the Deadmau5 remix of their 2008 effort “The Longest Road,” earned Page the first of his GRAMMY nods.

“There’s something special that happens when we get together in the studio,” says Page of his long-time partner. “We somehow get these songs that just cut through the clutter.”

Listen (& Share) “Open Heart” Feat. Lissie:

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Share "Come People" Music Video; Tour Starts April 30

Partnering with Relix, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations shares the official music video for lead single, “Come People” from the forthcoming album, Nanna (out March 17 via Nettwerk Records).

In the past, Rudd was known for his onstage one-man-band setup, including a half-dozen guitar choices, three didgeridoos and various styles of native drum. Today, Rudd fronts an 8-piece band, featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, horns, flute and backing vocals. The aptly-titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations brings together musicians from all corners of the globe, representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea. See full dates below.

Nate Ruess Unveils New Single "Nothing Without Love" + Video

Two-time Grammy award winning songwriter and frontman of the band fun., Nate Ruess teamed up again with Some Nights collaborators Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie on his anthemic new single “Nothing Without Love" (Fueled By Ramen) out today via all digital music providers.

The track includes backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer; and is accompanied by an epic music video directed by Anthony Mandler (fun, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey).

Nate discusses his upcoming solo album, arriving early this summer - in the current issue of Rolling Stone.