Nettwerk News

NETTCAST - Episode 3: ARCHIS

The third episode of Nettcast, Nettwerk's 30th anniversary podcast, features Dia Frampton of ARCHIS. Listen to Dia's hilarious South Park impersonations and a wild game of "what animal sound is this." The ARCHIS EP is out now. Watch the music video for "Bittersweet" here

Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma & Penny Palmer, with special guest Nettwerker Rachel Cragg! Past episodes of Nettcast can be found on iTunes here

Nettwerk Enlists Footstomp Music As Its Australian Marketing Partner

Nettwerk Records has recently resigned their Australian distribution deal with Inertia and have upped the ante by enlisting Footstomp Music for Publicity and Marketing services.

“Nettwerk and Footstomp have similar philosophies on music, and we have fallen in love with their roster. We can’t wait to get our teeth into representing such brilliant artists in Australia.” GRAHAM ASHTON – FOOTSTOMP MUSIC – Director

“Nettwerk is excited to align itself with a company like Footstomp, that shares passion for great original music.” TERRY MCBRIDE – NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP - CEO

The next few months will see new releases from Family Of The Year, Frazey Ford and Boxed In, which is just the start of what is to come from this exciting new relationship.

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Nettwerk Acquires An Interest In Justin Time Records

Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) announced today that it has acquired an interest in Justin Time Records (Justin Time), an independent record label with a 30+ year history of releasing jazz and blues records from such luminaries as Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones and Ranee Lee. The label also includes releases from 2015 Juno nominees Marianne Trudel, Jane Bunnett and Angela Galuppo.

Under the arrangement, Nettwerk and Justin Time have formed a strategic relationship whereby Justin Time can leverage Nettwerk’s international infrastructure in order to continue to grow its catalogue of jazz and blues recordings, as well as sign new artists, all under the continued leadership of Jim West, Founder and President of Justin Time.

Nettwerk President/COO Simon Mortimer-Lamb says, “We are very excited to welcome Jim West and his amazing label into the Nettwerk fold. The combination of Nettwerk’s worldwide infrastructure and Jim’s creative vision will allow Justin Time continue to grow its already wonderful roster and strengthen its over 30 year legacy.“

Jim West, President of Justin Time, adds, "I could not be happier to be working with Nettwerk, a company I’ve long admired. This new association allows me the opportunity to focus on signings and overall basic growth of the label. It’s a wonderful new home with seasoned professionals and the sky is the limit."

Nettwerk has seen strategic growth across its label, management and publishing divisions over the past 12 months, with the addition of a Nashville office, a joint venture with Los Angeles-based 1916 Management and most recently, the 50% acquisition and go-forward publishing joint venture with Ten Ten Music Group and the acquisition of Robot Of the Century Music Publishing. The current Nettwerk roster includes such internationally acclaimed artists as Passenger, Family of the Year, fun., Guster, Wanting, Sinead O’Connor, Perfume Genius, Stereophonics, Olafur Arnalds and Chromeo, as well as sought after songwriters like Neil Mason, Jesse Jo Dillon and Andy Hill.

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NETTCAST - Episode 2: Madi Diaz

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Nettwerk has launched Nettcast, a twice monthly podcast hosted by Nettwerkers and featuring various Nettwerk artists.

This week, hosts Penny Palmer and Raj Sharma sat down with the lovely and talented Madi Diaz. Find out Madi's thoughts on helicopters and happiness and learn why Madi is probably not the best person to discuss your celebrity crush with.

Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma, Penny Palmer & special guest Jason Croke! 

Nettwerk Music Group Acquires Robot Of The Century Music

Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) announced today that it has acquired Robot of the Century Music, an independent music publisher founded out of Roadrunner Records, the pre-eminent worldwide rock label, by its former chairman Cees Wessels.

Under the acquisition, Nettwerk’s teams throughout North America and Europe will work directly with the songwriters on the Robot of the Century roster, which includes such marquee rock artists/songwriters as Young The Giant, Black Stone Cherry, Jesse Leach (of Killswitch Engage) and Trivium.

Nettwerk President/COO Simon Mortimer-Lamb says, “We are very excited to welcome the Robot of the Century roster of artists and songwriters to Nettwerk. They have established themselves as some of the best in their genre and have achieved a global reach. We look forward to utilizing our teams throughout the world to ensure their continued growth and success.”

'Boyhood' And 'Still Alice' Are Golden Globe Winners!

Nettwerk is proud to be associated with two 2015 Golden Globe Winners. Boyhood received awards for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). With each win, the audience was treated to the sound “Hero” from Nettwerk’s own Family Of The Year, which is featured both in the film and on the official soundtrack.

Additionally, Julianne Moore won the award for Best Actress Drama for the film Still Alice. Nettwerk will release the Still Alice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 13th, featuring an original score by acclaimed British composer Ilan Eshkeri (The Young Victoria, Stardust), as well as a cover of Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had A Boat” by British musician Karen Elson. Listen to music cues from the soundtrack here: http://bit.ly/1zL61kj.

Dispatch To Return To Madison Square Garden

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.

Happy Holidays From Nettwerk - Best Of 2014 Playlist

 

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!

Nettwerk To Release The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To Still Alice, Starring 2015 Golden Globe-Nominee Julianne Moore

 

“[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.

Listen To Music Cues From Still Alice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Here: http://bit.ly/1zL61kj 

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.

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