“Safety in Numbers soars on the group's knack for crafting immediately infectious, utterly hummable songs that log in your soul just as quickly as they grab your ear. There's something poignant and deeply passionate to many of the songs...” — All Music
British pop/rockers Scars On 45 saw their sophomore album Safety In Numbers debut this week at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, while lead single “Crazy For You” continues to climb the Triple A Top 30 radio chart, currently at #14. The band has been invited to “Live In The Vineyard,” the exclusive three-day event in Napa Valley, where they’ll perform alongside Train, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith, Matt Nathanson and more. They’ll finish out the year as support for Augustana starting November 24 (all dates below).
Los Angeles-based Run River North partnered with Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS, Inc. to share the official music video for “Monsters Calling Home” from their self-titled debut (out now via Nettwerk Records).
As the first company to bring to market a DTS Play-Fi enabled speaker, Phorus set a new standard in the audio industry by streaming lossless, high-quality audio from iOS, Android and Windows PCs, to multiple rooms or from multiple users, simultaneously using standard Wi-Fi. With the “Monsters Calling Home” music video, the company offers a first glimpse of their new Phorus PS5 Speaker in action.
Run River North deals with themes of hope, struggle and identity. As such, album track "Growing Up" is prominently featured in the Ron Howard produced film, The Good Lie, featuring Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon (Out October 3).
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has shared a new music video for fan favorite track “27” from his latest album, Whispers. Directed by James Lees (One Republic, Bloc Party), the video reflects the message of the song, staying true to yourself and persevering even when inundated with opinions and challenges. Watch it above or here: http://bit.ly/1w7pf1R.
Passenger saw career high chart debuts around the globe with the release of Whispers in June, landing at #12 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Folk Albums chart, #5 on the Rock Albums chart here in the States. He wrapped his North American tour with 11 consecutive sell-outs, including LA’s The Wiltern, and will continue touring through Europe and the UK through the end of the year.
Nettwerk recording artist William Close& The Earth Harp Collective – a team of musicians, dancers, aerialists and artists - will release Holidays on November 4. Installation artist, musician and America’s Got Talent finalist William Close has built over 100 one-of-a-kind musical instruments, including the world’s largest string instrument, The Earth Harp. “It’s an instrument unlike anything Bach or Beethoven could have ever imagined,” writes The New York Times.
The re-recorded album is a collection of holiday classics, now featuring guest performances from singer-songwriters Landon Pigg, Lily Kershaw and Gareth Dunlap. Pigg lends his voice on the inspired cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River.” No stranger to collaboration, Pigg has also contributed tracks for several soundtracks, including Shrek Forever After and Whip It, in which Pigg had a supporting role opposite Ellen Page. Also on the album, fellow Nettwerk artist Gareth Dunlap on “We Three Kings” and label-mate Lily Kershaw on “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Kershaw, whose vocals transform this soulful holiday classic originally sung by Darlene Love, saw her own track “As It Seems” reach #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart after being featured on CBS series, Criminal Minds.
Listen To “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Here:
Nettwerk congratulates Boy & Bear, Gossling and The Bamboos on their 2014 ARIA Nominations. Boy & Bear, who are currently in the midst of their biggest North American headline tour to date,arenominated for "Best Australian Live Acts," which is decided by public vote. Gossling is nominated for "Best Adult Contemporary Album" for her latest album Harvest of Gold and The Bamboos are nominated for "Best Blues And Roots Album" for Fever In The Road. All winners will be announced at The Star, Sydney on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
Acclaimed producer/DJ and Grammy nominee Morgan Page delivers a new original mix called “We Receive You.” Collaborating with audacious trapaholic producer DJ Carnage and South African songstress Candice Pillay, Page once again shows off his knack for fusing seductive vocals with progressive dance grooves to create big room electro.
Watch (and Share) The Official Lyric Video for "We Receive You"
Feat. Carnage and Candice Pillay:
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for big Morgan news.
Nettwerk is pleased to announce the signing of Bobs & LoLo to its label and management roster. The Vancouver-based children’s music duo are prepping to release their brand new album Wave Your Antlers on November 4, 2014, featuring the instant children’s favorite ‘Chris Moose.’
Bobs & LoLo are two-time Juno nominated singer-songwriters and the dynamic duo regularly spotted on Canada’s national preschool network, Treehouse TV in their upbeat, musical preschool series - Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. The Canadian pair is dedicated to connecting children to nature and healthy choices with music, movement and make-believe.
What began as a small collaboration in 2003 between childhood friends Robyn Hardy(Bobs) and Lorraine Pond (LoLo) has led to numerous awards including recognition from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the Western Canadian Music Alliance and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada in addition to the JUNO Awards (2012 and 2010 nominees.) Growing up together on Vancouver Island, Robyn and Lorraine have always shared a love of music, the outdoors and a passion for working with children.
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“Rarely has an album about being knocked down by life sounded so attractively catchy...Glossy production nicely shapes Diaz' dance-music flecked songs, which throb with subterranean bass lines, ear-tickling refrains and her own genuine, no-frills vocals...a statement record that declares [Madi] as an artist of note.” -- KCRW
“Madi Diaz Writes The Most Danceable Break Up Record Ever” — LA Weekly
“Her best album yet - a raw, emotional journey that hits you in the proverbial gut." — Huffington Post
“Madi Diaz Shows Us How To Get Through A Shitty Break Up” – VICE’s Noisey
“’Stay Together’ does not disappoint, offering crisp melodies, gossamer synths and an explosively hooky chorus.” — CMJ
"‘Phantom' is one of the dance-while-you’re-mad, dance-while-you’re sad collections that sees the Berklee-educated, formerly Nashville-based singer-songwriter fully transitioning from folk to electro-pop. As evidenced by the irresistible single 'Stay Together,' it works.” — Buzzbands.la
In case you missed it, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, wrapped up his North American summer tour with a performance on CONAN, where he debuted new single "Heart's On Fire" from latest album Whispers. Watch the performance above and see the official video for "Heart's On Fire" below.
For the first time, Festival Music House Pacific brings Canada’s top musical talent to Vancouver for a one-night concert on Friday, October 3rd at The Imperial. Coinciding with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), the invite-only, intimate concert provides a platform for established and up-and-coming Canadian acts to perform for festival delegates.
This year’s performers include critically-acclaimed pop/rock singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, rising electro-pop artist Willa, Vancouver’s four-piece rock band Damn Fools and recently announced electro-soul/dance quartet Bear Mountain.
“I find that our two creative industries run in parallel to each other and I thought what better way to get together than to throw a party during VIFF. Invite the attending VIFF film and TV delegates to an intimate showcase of Canada’s top musicians,” said Ric Arboit, President and Co-Founder of Nettwerk Music Group, which helped to curate and organize the event. “Music plays such a significant role in screen-based industries and I’m thrilled to celebrate these collaborative art forms at this must-attend event,” adds Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of Vancouver International Film Festival.
The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Society is a well-established not-for-profit cultural society that produces year-round programming at the Vancouver International Film Centre in addition to the 16-day International Film Festival and the four-day VIFF Industry Conference. The Society is a charitable not-for-profit arts and cultural organization, employing over 100 staff and 750 volunteers in British Columbia, with an annual operating budget of approximately $5.0 million. Its mandate is to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, facilitate the meeting of entertainment professionals from around the world and to stimulate the motion picture industry in BC and Canada.