In Response To Recent Reports About Sinéad O’Connor And The American Music Awards

In August 2014, a preliminary conversation was held between Dick Clark Productions and Nettwerk Records regarding Sinéad O’Connor and a potential performance at this year’s American Music Awards. Discussions continued for nearly two months, but in the end, no formal offer was made. It was subsequently revealed to Nettwerk and Ms. O'Connor that the involvement of Pope Francis in this potential performance was being pursued. Ms. O’Connor and her management later spoke directly with Dick Clark Productions.

Guster Announces First Leg Of US Tour; Reveal Psychedelic Cover Art Inspired By Fabian Oefner

Watch a hypnotizing video of Oefner and Guster’s collaboration via Boing Boing

Guster kicks off their US tour in January, celebrating the release of their new album Evermotion (out Jan. 13, 2015 on Nettwerk/Ocho Mule). Supported by a strong community of fans cultivated through their vibrant, relentlessly charming live show, Guster have been praised by the Boston Globe for a performance that "offers both contours and depth, [weaving] a little melancholy and a little dry humor into songs echoing the dreamy escapism of the Beatles and Beach Boys" and by the Washington Post, who hailed them as "a reliably unique and engaging live band," adding, "No one can say these guys don't put on a show." The band will perform at an intimate sold-out Grammy Museum event in LA this month ahead of the winter tour supported by multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi. Listen to three new songs off the album including single “Simple Machine,” praised by TIME for its “frantic beats and crawling synthesizers,” and the breezy, brass-infused “Never Coming Down” via The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1tgo1nl

Watch The Music Video From SHEL & Gareth Dunlop For "Hold On" From 'The Best Of Me Soundtrack'

The new music video for the haunting “Hold On,” available on The Best of Me Soundtrack, from singer/songwriter’s (and NW1 publishing clientsSHEL & Gareth Dunlop is now available for fans to view.

“Hold On,” a song that USA Today calls “twinkling” and “pining” appears on the soundtrack for the Nicholas Sparks penned film, The Best of Me, which hit stores on Oct. 7 via EMI Nashville in conjunction with Relativity Music. Relativity Studios’ film, The Best of Me, is now playing in theaters nationwide.

“Hold On” was written and performed by Gareth Dunlop and Eva Holbrook from SHEL.

1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music And Black Box Bring The Best International Songwriters And Producers To The First Annual Merge Songwriting Camp

1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music and Black Box Music host the first annual Merge Songwriting Camp to showcase some of the most successful international songwriters and producers from around the world (including Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evignan and Chantal Kreviazuk).

The Merge Songwriting Camp vision is to showcase and provide Canadian talent with the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s best in a week of writing sessions guided by major record executives (including Atlantic Records, Interscope Records and Capitol Records UK). The invite only sessions will be held from October 19 -25, at Revolution Recording in Toronto (36 Laing Street) with workshops running from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. daily.

Music executives from various top worldwide music labels will be offering their expertise to writers and producers who were exclusively chosen to participate in the Merge Songwriting Camp. Each day the writers and producers will be given writing tasks via video conference calls with music executives to discuss label priorities and what major artist(s) they will be crafting for each day.

Media members are invited to attend a session to experience and chat with writers and producers. Please email Chrissy Newton at Chrissy@vocabcommunications.com to confirm a date and time.

Joshua Hyslop Releases New Single "Living & Dying"; Announces Headline Canadian Tour

“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.”- Mark Rheaume, CBC RADIO

"Great music. One of the warmest, soothing and rich sounds I've heard in a long time. Josh has created a beautiful, intimate soundscape backed with superb production. A pleasure to listen to!!”
- Alex Wharton, ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

Vancouver based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares new single “Living & Dying,” which is now available at iTunes. Premiering earlier on Exclaim!, “’Living & Dying’ deals with the issues of humanity’s negative impact on the natural world” explains Hyslop. “On a deeper level, it deals with our unwillingness to be involved in making changes or finding a solution, despite how frequently we talk about it.”

In the coming weeks, Hyslop will hit the road with a cross-country Canadian tour of hosted ‘Home’ shows, starting October 25th in Elliot Lake, Ontario and finishing on December 6th in Mission, B.C. A full list of dates is below.

Coves To Join St. Vincent On UK/European Tour; Share New Video

"The delightful shoegaze-pop romp is displayed in a simple, kinetic blend of turning colors and spirited flashes; perfect for the nurturing, energetic triumph." -- The 405

As UK duo Coves prepared to join St. Vincent as support on her upcoming UK/European tour, the pair have shared a new video for track "Fall Out Of Love," which premiered on UK blog The 405 earlier today. The tour starts on October 22 in Manchester. For a full list of dates, click here

Scars On 45 Debut At #12 On Billboard Heatseekers Chart; "Crazy For You" Top 15 At Triple A Radio

 

“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).

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “CRAZY FOR YOU” HERE:

Run River North x Phorus To Share "Monsters Calling Home" Video; On Tour Now

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).

Passenger Shares New Music Video For "27"

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.

William Close To Release 'Holidays' Album (Out November 4)

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:

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