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Nylon Premieres Madi Diaz's Video For "Straight Up" (Yes, That "Straight Up")

In true #tbt fashion, Nylon has premiered a new video of Madi Diaz covering one of the all time great pop songs, Paula Abdul's "Straight Up."  Says Nylon of Madi's interpretation, "She's slowed it down, stripped it of the electronic backbone, and drenched the song in a twangy melody that's much better suited for swaying alone in your bedroom than turning up at #daclub. If you've seen Diaz perform the cover during one of her live shows, then we don't have to remind you that this is a track that practically radiates a quiet power from the stage. And luckily, the same holds true for the singer's new video." See the full post here

Madi will release her Nettwerk debut, Phantom, on September 30 and will celebrate with the launch of her fall tour at Brooklyn's Rough Trade with X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons. All tour dates are here

In Case You Missed It: Billboard Goes "On The Road" With Passenger (Video)

Billboard caught up with Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) a couple weeks ago at his sold-out show at Columbus' Newport Music Hall. Check out the video above for an exclusive look into Passenger's unique and moving live show, and get to know his touring family who help bring it to life.   

"Despite his lack of backing players, Rosenberg more than fills the stage with his infectious energy, which is felt by everyone from superfans singing along in the pit to couples canoodling in the upper balcony...what shines through most of all during Rosenberg's 90-minute set is how easily he's able to make a 2,000-person show feel like a fireside serenade.” — Billboard

Below is an acoustic performance of Passenger's song "Heart's On Fire," feautring his friends and support acts Stu Larsen and The Once, from their tour bus. 

NW1 Signs Tammi Kidd Hutton To Publishing Roster

Pictured (L-R) Mark Mason (BMI), Leslie Roberts (BMI), Tammi Kidd Hutton, AJ Burton (Nettwerk)

Nettwerk One Music has signed songwriter Tammi Kidd Hutton to its expanding roster of talented songwriters, which includes Jessie Jo Dillon, Neil Mason (The Cadillac Three), Mike Fiorentino, Austin Jenckes and Archertown.

Tammi’s compositions have been covered by a wide range of artists, including Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Don Williams, Joe Nichols, Chris Cagle, Kellie Pickler and Leann Rimes. Her songs have been featured in the hit ABC series Nashville and in the movie Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.

Nettwerk’s AJ Burton says, “After meeting with Tammi and listening to her songs, I immediately knew she was someone I wanted to work with! I’m honored she’s entrusted myself and the Nettwerk staff with her songs.”

NW1 Signs Tammi Kidd Hutton To Publishing Roster

Pictured (L-R) Mark Mason (BMI), Leslie Roberts (BMI), Tammi Kidd Hutton, AJ Burton (Nettwerk)

Nettwerk One Music has signed songwriter Tammi Kidd Hutton to its expanding roster of talented songwriters, which includes Jessie Jo Dillon, Neil Mason (The Cadillac Three), Mike Fiorentino, Austin Jenckes and Archertown.

Tammi’s compositions have been covered by a wide range of artists, including Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Don Williams, Joe Nichols, Chris Cagle, Kellie Pickler and Leann Rimes. Her songs have been featured in the hit ABC series Nashville and in the movie Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.

Nettwerk’s AJ Burton says, “After meeting with Tammi and listening to her songs, I immediately knew she was someone I wanted to work with! I’m honored she’s entrusted myself and the Nettwerk staff with her songs.”

Madi Diaz Premieres New Song On MTV.com; Tour Dates Added With Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

“[Madi] is shooting for pop stardom.” – KCRW “Songs You Should Hear Right Now”

’Stay Together’ does not disappoint, offering crisp melodies, gossamer synths and an explosively hooky chorus.” — CMJ

“Madi Diaz Writes The Most Danceable Break Up Record Ever” — LA Weekly

“Madi Diaz Shows Us How To Get Through A Shitty Break Up” – VICE’s Noisey

“‘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 anticipation of her forthcoming full-length Phantom, Madi Diaz has revealed a third album track, “Tomorrow,” which premiered on MTV.com yesterday in conjunction with the song’s sync in last night’s episode of the MTV series Finding Carter. “Tomorrow” serves as the album opener, setting the pace with pulsing beats, meandering melodies and subtle synths, while Diaz’s voice weaves between the danceable rhythms.

Madi will celebrate the Setpember 30 release of Phantom by launching her expanding fall tour at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade with X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons. After an eight city east coast run, she’ll head back west for her newly announced dates with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. starting October 17, and then will meet up with Echosmith back east in November. All dates are listed below.

Stu Larsen Announces Headline Tour; Currently On The Road With Passenger


Photo Credit: Jarrad Sang

Earlier this month, Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen joined friend and label-mate Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) on the road for his sold out North American tour. Next month, Larsen will travel across North America for a headline tour that begins in Vancouver, BC and ends in Atlanta, GA.

Partnering with American Songwriter, Larsen shared the official music video for “Thirteen Sad Farewells” from his full-length album Vagabond (available HERE via Nettwerk Records).

The Pack A.D. Premieres "Rocket" Video; Announces Dates With Man or Astro-Man?

"a fantastically gritty rock duo" – NPR Music

“The band’s tune are wholly and perfectly original” – Village Voice

“The Pack A.D. doesn’t operate with a scalpel’s surgical precision, but hacks aways with the rough edge of a stone-sharpened machete. That’s how you show who’s boss” - Magnet

“a thoroughly ear-pleasing effort that doesn't sacrifice an iota of their trademark guitar grit”
San Francisco Weekly

“Such a cohesive record is rare these days – even rarer still from a seemingly primitive guitar-and-drums setup” –
Orlando Weekly

Partnering with MTVu, the Vancouver based duo The Pack A.D., share the official music video for "Rocket" from their latest album Do Not Engage (available HERE via Nettwerk Records).

Filmed in Vancouver and directed by Jimi Cuell, the video depicts a post-apocalyptic, road warrior-esque narrative, pitting the girls against each other in armed combat.

In Case You Missed It: Passenger On TODAY

In case you missed it, Passenger stopped by Rockefeller Center earlier this week to perform single "Scare Away The Dark" on TODAY. He is currently in the midst of his North American summer tour in support of new album Whispers. Watch the performance above and see a full list of tour dates here.   

Lily Kershaw Announces North American Fall Tour

LA-based songstress Lily Kershaw has announced a North American tour starting Sunday, September 7 in Fullerton, CA, with support from French-Canadian singer/songwriter Bobby Bazini. The two will switch headline duties when the tour hits its Canadian leg on October 17, with Kershaw supporting Bazini throughout his native country. The 40-date run marks Kershaw’s most expansive tour since the release of her debut album, Midnight In The Garden.

Kershaw has been charming audiences, industry and media alike since the release of Midnight In The Garden last September. The album debuted on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album Chart at #5, while lead single “As It Seems” took #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Singles Chart. Lily was recently the subject of a Snapshot feature on Last Call With Carson Daly (here), and has been featured in such publications as the Huffington Post, LA Times, USA Today “Playlist,Billboard “Bubbling Under,” and many more.

Madi Diaz Unleashes "Stay Together" Video Via Noisey


 “Madi Diaz Shows Us How to Get Through a Shitty Breakup”
–Read More At Noisey Here: http://bit.ly/Xk9x8h

Madi Diaz has unleashed the official music video for “Stay Together” from her forthcoming album, Phantom, out September 30. The pulsating and vibrant video, which premiered on VICE’s Noisey, was directed by Claire Marie Vogel (Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Atlas Genius), inspired by the work of Madi’s favorite visual artist, James Turrell, and shot at LA’s historical Fitzpatrick-Leland House along the slope of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive. Check it out below.

Madi will celebrate the release of Phantom on September 30 by kicking off her first run of fall tour dates with X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, followed by a short run of support dates with Echosmith in November. All dates are below.