Canada’s Current Swell announce a run of Spring tour dates with Cat Empire, starting in Vancouver, BC on April 3 at Commodore and wrapping on April 25 in Honolulu, HI. A full list of dates is below.
"We always love hitting the road to play live and especially excited to head south with The Cat Empire and share new music with our fans," says bandmember Scott Stanton.
The band will return to the States to perform songs from their latest effort Ulysses, the “best record of their career” (Pittsburgh In Tune). Current Swell’s undeniable energy has taken their native Canada by storm, landing the band at #1 on the Rock iTunes chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and a career high Top 50 debut on the Top 200 chart. The latest single “Rollin’” was recently the #1 most added track at Alternative Rock Radio and is now #18, in the competitive format's Top 30 chart.
Baeble Music filmed Royal Canoe's full performance at Stage 48 in New York City on November 5, 2014. The Canadian synth-pop group performed songs off of their latest album, Today We're Believers. Watch the video HERE.
Boston's Mayor MartyWalsh will declare January 15 GusterDay in honor of the band's local roots where they formed as Tufts freshmen, and their commitment to the environment and public service. Guster Day follows the release of Guster's seventh studio album, Evermotion, out January13 via Nettwerk/Ocho Mule. On Guster Day, the band will perform busking sets at various undisclosed locations around Boston, concluding with a performance at the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Launch Celebration at the Artists For Humanity's EpiCenter. 450 lucky fans will have the chance to attend the event by RSVPing HERE. Doors open at 5:30 and the program begins at 6:30.
Evermotion is now streaming in full via Spotify, showcasing Guster's continued sonic evolution called "winsome" by USA Today and praised by Vice's Noisey as "emotive, honest" from a band "capable of writing tight hooks, painting sharply rendered scenes and playing with unique instrumental textures." Watch a BTS video of the band in the studio with Richard Swift HERE.
MSG Entertainment announced today that DISPATCH, joined by special guest the John Butler Trio, will return to the stage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:00PM for “DISPATCH: HUNGER,” an event geared to shine a light on the issue of hunger in the United States. DISPATCH made their Madison Square Garden debut in 2007 for a similar event, “DISPATCH: ZIMBABWE,” where they became the first independent band in history to not only headline the legendary venue, but also sell out three consecutive nights. This year, a limited time Chase Advance Ticket sale will be available for Chase credit or debit purchases starting Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00PM through Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00PM while supplies last. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:00PM. Madison Square Garden will be the only place to see DISPATCH in North America in 2015.
DISPATCH members Brad Corrigan, Chad Stokes and Pete Francis met in college, formed a band, and with no radio airplay, major-label support, or significant press coverage, quickly became one of the biggest draws on the live music scene. Though DISPATCH hadn’t released a full-length album since 2000 and officially called it quits in 2004, their music continued to capture the hearts and minds of new generations of rock fans through pure word-of-mouth.
Say goodbye to 2014 with Nettwerk Music Group’s Year-End playlist. In celebration of another great year, here’s a list of our favorite videos and tracks we’ve released over the last year. Listen on YouTube (see above), Spotify or SoundCloud. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
"Rosenberg has graduated from busker to international hit maker." - Toronto Star
Mike Rosenberg, better known by the moniker Passenger, is closing 2014 off on a high note with his international hit album, All The Little Lights, officially certified Platinum by Music Canada with over 80,000 albums sold and counting. The album, which featured the 6x Platinum smash single “Let Her Go,” debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its release in August 2012, where it remained for 45 consecutive weeks, grabbing the #1 position multiple times before crossing into the Top 100 of the Billboard 200. The single, which boasts over 475 Million YouTube views, was #1 at Hot AC, AC and Triple A Radio, as well as Top 10 at Top 40 Radio in Canada.
The follow-up to All The Little Lights, Whispers (June 2014), has been recognized in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, receiving a nomination for its beautiful packaging by Art Director Sarah Larnarch in the category of “Best Recording Package.” Upon the release of Whispers, Passenger saw career high chart debuts around the globe, landing at #2 on the Canadian Top 200 Chart and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart.
“[The] score from British composer Ilan Eshkeri doesn’t tell you how to feel, but rather how [Alice] feels: lost, emotional and anxious most of the time.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“The score, by Ilan Eshkeri, is also a standout, covering everything from beautiful notes in near-silence to sequences that are meant to — and do — evoke Alice's confusion and loss.” – James Rocchi, The Wrap
“Still Alice has an exceptionally lovely, yearning score by Ilan Eshkeri for violin, viola, cello, and piano.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine's Vulture
Nettwerk is proud to release the Still Alice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 13, just a few days before the wide opening of the film on January 16. Composed by acclaimed British composer Ilan Eshkeri (The Young Victoria, Stardust), the score has already received critical praise for its beautiful accentuation of the film’s highly emotional journey, which follows Alice Howland (portrayed by 2015 Golden Globe-nominee Julianne Moore) as she struggles with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The album will also feature a cover of Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had A Boat” by British musician Karen Elson, which plays during the credits at the end of the film.
Ilan Eshkeri is an award-winning British composer known for his film scores to Stardust, The Young Victoria and Kick-Ass, as well as his many collaborations with recording artists and his concert work. Last Christmas saw Eshkeri’s score The Snowman and The Snowdog, the sequel to the British animated classic The Snowman, for which he earned BAFTA nomination.
Illinois based singer-songwriter, William Fitzsimmons, announced he will be hitting the road in February with Over The Rhine for a special solo West Coast run. The tour will launch in Portland, OR on February 10th and bring Fitzsimmons down the coast before it wraps on February 18th in Los Angeles. It will also include a special headlining solo gig at Harlows in Sacramento on February 12th.
William’s latest release, Lions, debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. The career-defining album was produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie and previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists, The Postal Service and others). In August, Fitzsimmons also released a special EP titled Acoustic Sessions - a collection of stripped down recordings from Lions.
Nettwerk is thrilled for its artists/clients recognized in the 57th Annual Grammy Award nominations. Passenger’s latest album Whispers has been recognized for its beautiful packaging with a nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category. Nettwerk Alum Old Crow Medicine Show have received a much-deserved Grammy nomination in the "Best Folk Album" category for their new album Remedy (ATO Records), which Nettwerk released in Canada.
On the publishing side, Nettwerk One writers Jessie Jo Dillon and Neil Mason both have songs on albums nominated for "Best Country Album." Dillon contributed three songs to Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories(“Crazy Women,” Hungover,” and “Just Like Him), while Mason wrote “Old Sh!t” for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum.
From left to right: AJ Burton (Nettwerk One), Mark Jowett (Nettwerk One), Barry Coburn (Ten Ten Music), Blair McDonald (Nettwerk One)
Nettwerk Music Group’s publishing division, Nettwerk One Music (NW1) announces this morning a 50% acquisition and a go-forward publishing joint venture with Nashville-based independent publishing company Ten Ten Music Group.
Under the acquisition agreement, NW1 now retains publishing interest in a number of significant hit songs, including, Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town,” Reba McEntire’s “Turn On The Radio,” Papa Roach’s “Kick In The Teeth,” Tracy Byrd’s “Watermelon Crawl,” Blake Shelton’s “The Baby,” Alan Jackson’s “Here In The Real World” and “Between The Devil And Me,” and many others. Furthermore, NW1 will take over worldwide copyright and administration duties for the existing catalogue and will provide Film, TV and Advertising sync services through its existing team based in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Through the joint venture, NW1 and Ten Ten will combine creative resources to work already signed writers David Lee, Porcelain Black, Scott Stepakoff and Femke Weidema, and will look to build on that roster together with Nettwerk Nashville Head, AJ Burton, and the Ten Ten team.
NW1’s Blair McDonald says, “We are thrilled to be in business with Barry Coburn and his team at Ten Ten. This opportunity immediately felt like a great fit for everyone involved. Barry has proven over the years that he has a great understanding of songs, songwriters and the world of music publishing. During his career, he has also been enormously successful as an artist manager, concert promoter, live agent and record company executive. That broad experience makes him a great partner for Nettwerk. This catalogue is a very significant addition to Nettwerk’s growing publishing business, but just as importantly, we look forward to building on the roster and creating one of the most vibrant, international and forward thinking independent publishing houses in Nashville.”
Ten Ten President Barry Coburn adds, "I am so glad to be launching a new beginning for Ten Ten Music Group with Nettwerk One Music. We discovered that we formed our independent companies, one in Vancouver, the other in Nashville, within a few days of one another 30 years ago in September. The spirit of entrepreneurship and the pursuit of great music was a major factor in us coming together in this new venture. Nettwerk has developed so many great artists and writers, as has Ten Ten, and we look forward to building a great strong presence as publishing partners.”