Congratulations to Nettwerk management client fun. who have been nominated for two MTV VMAs in the categories of "Best Pop Video" and "Best Direction" for song "Carry On." Watch the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards live on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm on MTV.
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Australia’s Boy & Bear to its worldwide label roster.
With their debut LP Moonfire, Sydney’s five piece Boy & Bear won an astonishing five wins at 2011’s ARIA awards, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.
On October 29, the band will release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream. Conceived and ‘birthed’ in their hometown of Sydney, their bold and brave new album was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).
Lead single, “Southern Sun,” has a powerful urgency, not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, with a sprinkling of strings and brass that brings life and color to a track that bridges the new with the familiar. Watch the official music video for "Southern Sun" below.
“St Croix” is full of stylistic left turns: Kokomo drum intro, swaths of atmospheric synths, Thin Lizzy-style doubled guitar lead, and finally the fadeout’s passing reference to the “Taxman” bassline…This is a vacation in a song.” – NPR
Getting together with director Justin Hantz, Family Of The Year capitalizes on the dreaminess of the song, playing with projections and using tricks with video feedback. With the new “St. Croix” video, Hantz plays into the beachy vibe of the track by projecting tropical landscapes behind and on band members, creatively utilizes graphic art techniques, including Alpha Matting.
Last month, Family Of The Year announced a Fall 2013 tour with Atlas Genius, beginning September 21st in Arizona. In the past, the band has shared the stage with fun., Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk The Moon, Good Old War and more. With their first headline tour of 2013, the band sold out shows across the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Nashville, Denver, Portland and more. This summer, the band continues the festival circuit, including Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL) on August 3rd. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
"This indie pop threesome is guaranteed to be a pleasant surprise to Warped Tour attendees who have not yet heard them." -- The Aquarian
Hey Ocean! has released IS Acoustic EP, a 4-track EP featuring acoustic versions of album tracks from their latest album and Nettwerk debut, IS. Earlier this week, Earbuddy.net premiered the EP exclusively; check out the postHERE, and listen to the Acoustic EP below.
The Vancouver indie-pop trio is making their Warped Tour debut this week. For a full list of dates, click HERE
Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) made his national television debut last Friday, July 12 on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, performing his international hit single "Let Her Go"(click the image above to watch performance). The UK troubadour, who usually performs solo acoustic, was backed by the supremely talented Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band. His American television debut comes on the heels of the news that Passenger will be VH1's "You Oughta Know" Artist of the Month in August. His North American tour launched last week in Vancouver; click here for tour dates.
Watch The Music Video For “Moon Over Japan" Here: http://youtu.be/dwRFdiipgT8
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Brooklyn’s Ghost Beach to its worldwide label roster.
With their self-titled debut EP and follow-up EP Modern Tongues, Ghost Beach has set the Internet ablaze with consistent number ones on Hype Machine. Formed in 2012, the duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn have already perfected a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop that can best be described as Tropical Grit Pop.
Partnering with Consequence Of Sound, Ghost Beach serve up the animated music video for “Moon Over Japan,” taken from their forthcoming debut album. Visualized by Swedish animator/designer Lil Jonna (Future FM), the stylish video is a fun take on love in the Internet age.
Following the international success of single “Let Her Go,” Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has been chosen by VH1 as their August “You Oughta Know” Artist, a franchise that has helped break countless artists like Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Gotye and more. The news comes just days prior to the launch of his North American headline tour in Vancouver on Wednesday, July 10. Passenger will then head down to Los Angeles where he’ll make his late night television debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno this Friday, July 12.
Having already reached #1 in 14 countries, gone Platinum in the UK and sold over 2 million copies worldwide, “Let Her Go” is now making waves at North American radio. In the U.S., Hot AC adds are coming in weekly, including 104.3 MYFM (LA), Fresh 102.7 (NYC), Mix 104.1 (Boston), Alice@97.3 (San Francisco), Mix 96.5 (Houston) and various SiriusXM stations (The Pulse and 20 On 20). In Canada, the song has been added to AC & Hot AC stations 104.9 CHUMFM and 99.9 Virgin (Toronto), 92.5 The Beat (Montreal), 102.7The Peak (Vancouver) and the ROUGE FM network throughout Quebec. The music video for “Let Her Go” has reached over 60 million YouTube views, and the song is now seeing North American combined digital sales of nearly 14,000 tracks a week.
More than half of Passenger’s summer tour dates have already sold out, including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Orlando and all three Canadian shows. The Boston date on August 20 sold-out so quickly that he was forced to upgrade to the Paradise Rock Club.
Nettwerk is proud to announce the signing of singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw to its label roster. The Los Angeles-based artist first caught the attention of audiences when her original song “As It Seems” was featured in the 2012 season finale of CBS hit showCriminal Minds. A second song, “Ashes Like Snow,” was featured again in the season finale of the series in May 2013. Both tracks are currently available as singles on iTunes and will appear on Kershaw’s debut full-length album, Midnight In The Garden, set for release on September 24, 2013.
Midnight In The Garden, produced by John Fields, explores emotional landscapes, with heart clutching melodies that say what most people struggle to say themselves. The album takes root in the titans of folk music…those classic songsmiths who weave tapestries of sound with fingerpicking and tales of often unspoken truths.
Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride says of the new signing, “Lily is simply an amazing artist who captures the spirit of Joni Mitchell with her authentic and emotive storytelling. She takes the listener on a journey.”
Nettwerk Music Group announced this week that Steve Lewis, former CEO of Chrysalis Music Group and founder of Stage Three Music, has joined their board as a non-executive director. In his role, Lewis will provide advice and guidance on the Group’s development as it further expands its activities as a multi-faceted music company. Lewis joins the board during an era of strong growth and achievements for NMG, which announced last month that it had raised $10.25 Million in equity growth financing to fund new and existing artist development, as well as catalogue acquisitions.
“I am thrilled to welcome a fellow Entrepreneur, Operator and Visionary to Nettwerk's board. Steve's passion for music and knowledge of the Music business landscape is second to none,” says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride.
The Nettwerk UK team is currently enjoying great success with Passenger’s hit single "Let Her Go" becoming the label's first ever Platinum single in the UK, with accompanying album All The Little Lights now the label’s highest selling album to date in the territory. Additionally, Admiral Fallow was shortlisted at the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year(SAY) Awards. Anticipatedupcoming releases from promising new acts include Royal Canoe and Radical Face. The publishing division (NW1) is also hitting new heights this year with acts such as Neon Neon, Perfume Genius, Airbourne, and Sinead O’Connor, alongside a roster of talented songwriters who have recently contributed to albums from the likes of Little Mix, Stooshe and The Wanted. Management client Stereophonics have reclaimed their strong sales base with their first self-released album since departing Universal, Graffiti On The Train, while Atlantic Records signed Fun., whohave had huge global impact over the last 12 months.
Steve Lewis as an addition to the board provides another international voice in what is already a multinational independent company.
"I've long admired Nettwerk as an innovative, creative company. It’s proven executive team, current successes and the additional resources now available make this a very exciting time to join the company. Nettwerk has established itself as a leading independent with global reach and I'm confident it's destined for even greater success. " says Lewis.
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites share the official music video for “St. Clarity,” the first Australian single from their charming debut album, set for release later this year.
Produced by ARIA winning producer Wayne Connolly, “St. Clarity” kicks off with a lone banjo before moving into a gorgeous blend of harmonies, music boxes and horns. “At its heart, the song is about the beauty of finding clarity in a situation,” says frontman Sam Bentley of the new single. “Seeing things from a perspective that’s clear – from an angle you haven’t seen before.”
Two-time ARIA winning director Natasha Pincus, who also helmed the celebrated video for Gotye’s Grammy-winning track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” directs the official music video for “St. Clarity.” With a stunning visual, the video delicately showcases the song’s alluring textures.
This October, the quintet will cross waters for their North American debut, supporting City And Colour. The Paper Kites will provide support from Atlanta, GA to Oakland, CA before heading out for their own headline tour. See full dates below.