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Sinéad O'Connor Billboard Cover Story; North American Tour Dates Announced

"Sinead's nearly 30-year career forms a portrait of an artist in conflict; a brilliant singer who remains musically, politically and personally uncompromising after forays into folk, pop, standards, reggae and points beyond. By definition, her catalog is erratic, but it's consistently bold and surprising...Its first single, "Take Me to Church," looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder…the song provides a stirring and frequently beautiful glimpse into the mind of a singer who searches constantly for improvements in herself." - NPR

Out today, Sinéad O’Connor releases her 10th studio album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (available HERE via Nettwerk Records). In a career that spans nearly 30 years, O’Connor sat down with Billboard Magazine to discuss past and present controversies that have reared their heads during her 30-year career – marriage, divorce, Saturday Night Live, illness, religion, abuse and twitter wars with other pop stars. Unequivocally raw and searingly honest O’Connor doesn’t flinch from matters that have made her one of the most polarizing and fascinating personalities in music today.

In advance of the album’s release O’Connor also sat down with Linda Wertheimer of NPR’s Weekend Edition to discuss the revamped look, the music industry and the inspiration behind tracks like “James Brown” feat. Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti) on saxophone, the autobiographical “8 Good Reasons” and lead single “Take Me To Church.” In addition O’Connor met up with Mantra Magazine for their cover story to talk about what her career has meant to her, looking back at almost thirty years in the music industry.

Shot in London, the official music video for lead single “Take Me To Church” features an incendiary performance by O’Connor and her band in a plot that alludes to her past and takes her right up to the present.

Nettwerk One Writer, Mike Fiorentino, Co-writes Maurico’s debut EP “I Am Maurico”

Maurico’s debut EP I Am Maurico is out now via Tennessee Recording Company. All songs on the Nashville based hip-hop artist’s album are co-written and co-produced by Nettwerk One Publishing writer, Mike Fiorentino. Mike is the co-founder of the Tennessee Recording Company and is known for writing for Bubba Sparxxx and Colt Ford along with numerous other artists. The EP is available via iTunes

Nettwerk One Writer, Mike Fiorentino, Co-writes Maurico’s debut EP “I Am Maurico”

Maurico’s debut EP I Am Maurico is out now via Tennessee Recording Company. All songs on the Nashville based hip-hop artist’s album are co-written and co-produced by Nettwerk One Publishing writer, Mike Fiorentino. Mike is the co-founder of the Tennessee Recording Company and is known for writing for Bubba Sparxxx and Colt Ford along with numerous other artists. The EP is available via iTunes

William Fitzsimmons Releases 'Acoustic Sessions' EP (Out Today)

 “a meticulously crafted, ephemeral wisp of a record that's full of high-quality daydream fuel”

AllMusic

“This is a consistently lovely, reflective if occasionally morose album” – American Songwriter

“a personal examination of life’s little changes” - AV Club

“Lions, is his most daring, emotional work yet” – Dallas Observer

"Fitzsimmons is able to sing between the notes, sounds you wouldn’t think go together fit like matching puzzle pieces” -
Elmore

Wiliam Fitzsimmons releases Acoustic Sessions, a collection of stripped down recordings from his latest studio album, Lions – out now. Recorded at his home studio in Illinois, the 4-song EP showcases Fitzsimmons’ consistently honest and tender balladry.

Listen To “Fortune (Acoustic)” Here:

Lions debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. A career-defining album, Lions is produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie with previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service among others).

Sinéad O'Connor Shares First Video From New Album 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss' (Out August 12)

 
"Sinead's nearly 30-year career forms a portrait of an artist in conflict; a brilliant singer who remains musically, politically and personally uncompromising after forays into folk, pop, standards, reggae and points beyond. By definition, her catalog is erratic, but it's consistently bold and surprising...Its first single, "Take Me to Church," looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder…the song provides a stirring and frequently beautiful glimpse into the mind of a singer who searches constantly for improvements in herself." - NPR

Today, Sinéad O’Connor shares the official music video for single “Take Me To Church,” the first track from her forthcoming studio album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (out via Nettwerk Records on August 12).

Shot in London, the video features an incendiary performance by Sinead and her band in a plot that alludes to her past and takes her right up to the present.

Frazey Ford To Release New Album 'Indian Ocean' On October 14

Frazey Ford, best known as the co-leader of beloved alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, returns with her second solo effort, Indian Ocean (October 14) -- a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold. Part of what gives Indian Ocean its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the famous singer's instrumental sound. There's affirmation in its 11 songs, as Ford's self-possession and passion puts flesh to the musical bones. Lead single “September Fields,” which premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered, is available now on iTunes.

Listen To “September Fields” Here:

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 Gin Wigmore's "Kill of the Night" (co-written by Nettwerk One's Gary Clark) provides the attitude and intrigue for this Johnny Walker spot.

Nationwide Insurance

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 Nationwide Insurance's Cat Burglar returns, this time accompianed by Gin Wigmore's "Kill of the Night" (co-written by Nettwerk One writer, Gary Clark)

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 Chromeo joins fellow muisc luminarys Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, and more in this spot for Samsung's Milk Music service.  

Watch Boy & Bear's Late Night Debut On CONAN

Australia's Boy & Bear celebrated the end of their summer tour by making their late night debut on CONAN. Watch them perform "Southern Sun" from their critically acclaimed album Harlequin Dream above or here: http://bit.ly/1nF3dDb.

The quintet returned to North America in June following a sold-out spring tour that launched at SXSW, their first time in the States since 2011. The past month has been spent hitting the festival circuit, including Firefly Music Festival and The Forecastle Festival. They'll be back for a fall headline tour, starting Monday, October 6 at Los Angeles' The Fonda Theatre with support from Nettwerk label-mates Run River North. All dates are below.