AUG 12 2011
With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus.
Edge, who was previously president of A&R at RCA, has been with the label group since the launch of J Records, where he signed Alicia Keys, Dido, Mario and Jamie Foxx. More recently, he has worked with Pitbull, Mike Posner, Jazmine Sullivan and former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius.
Year to date, RCA Music Group's share of U.S. sales of albums and track-equivalent albums (where 10 digital tracks equals an album) totaled 7.7% through July 31, up slightly from 7.3% during the corresponding period last year.
Edge's promotion was announced in conjunction with that of Tom Corson, who has been appointed president/COO of RCA Music Group, where he had previously served as GM and executive VP.
Billboard.biz spoke with both executives to see what the future holds for the label.
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AUG 09 2011
You've heard the song on 'The Voice' and seen a sneak peek online, but now the time has come for the premiere of Christina Aguilera's new video with Maroon 5, "Moves Like Jagger," on VEVO! Make sure to watch the video below while getting your Jagger on.
AUG 09 2011
Pre-Sale 10 am EST August 10, General On-Sale 10 am EST August 12 http://tour.foofighters.com/
Having just laid waste to the hordes at Lollapalooza, Foo Fighters have confirmed two big additions to their forthcoming U.S. arena tour:
Foo Fighters' return to Madison Square Garden for a second headline stand has been confirmed for November 13, while November 11 will bring the band back to Dave Grohl's old stomping ground of Washington DC where the band will play the Verizon Center.
Pre-sales for the new dates will begin 10 a.m. EST August 10. General on sales begin 10 a.m. local time August 12.
Foo Fighters' September-November arena headline tour is the latest installment in a juggernaut of a worldwide campaign that most recently included an August 7 headline appearance at Lollapalooza. The tour rides the relentless momentum of Foo Fighters' recently released seventh album Wasting Light, certified gold less than two months after debuting at #1 in a dozen countries. Wasting Light has also generated arguably the best critical notices of the band's 16-year career. The newly released Foo Fighters: Back & Forth documentary, directed by Oscar winner James Moll, has done likewise, with a just-out four-star ROLLING STONE review raving "a classic rockumentary arc... Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life."
Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will be playing hits spanning the Foo Fighters' catalogue of multi-platinum arena anthems, including new staples such as the 13-week Modern Rock #1 "Rope" and "Walk," the band's latest single. Currently in the running for Best Rock Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the brilliant Sam Jones-directed "Walk" clip has been viewed more than three million times since its June 2 premiere. Embed code is below:
For a complete list of current Foo Fighters tour dates and ticketing info visit http://tour.foofighters.com
FOO FIGHTERS U.S. TOUR 2011-NEW DATES IN BOLD:
Sept. 14 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Center **
Sept. 16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center **
Sept. 17 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center **
Sept. 19 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills **
Sept. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena **
Sept. 22 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena **
Sept. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center **
Sept. 25 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Center **
Sept. 26 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center **
Oct. 9 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center ***
Oct. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverick Center ***
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum ***
Oct. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum ***
Oct. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center ***
Oct. 17 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena ***
Oct. 19 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena (Oakland Coliseum) ***
Oct. 20 - Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion ***
Nov. 7 - Duluth, GA - Arena at Gwinnett Center ****
Nov. 8 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena ****
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center ****
Nov. 11 - Washington DC - Verizon Center ****
Nov. 13 - New York NY - Madison Square Garden ****
Nov. 14 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center ****
Nov. 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden ****
** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support
*** Cage The Elephant & Mariachi el Bronx Support
**** Social Distortion & The Joy Formidable Support
AUG 09 2011
RCA RECORDS AND BRAVO MEDIA HAVE RELEASED PLATINUM HIT: THE WINNING SONGS, SEASON ONE COMPILATION ALBUM WHICH IS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY NOW AND WILL BE AVAILABLE PHYSICALLY ON 8/23
PLATINUM HIT: THE WINNING SONGS LIVE (LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM EPISODES 6-10) IS ALSO AVAILABLE DIGITALLY NOW
(NEW YORK – NY) RCA Records and Bravo Media are excited to announce Sonyae Elise as the winner of Platinum Hit’s first season. RCA Records and Bravo Media have also announced the release of Platinum Hit: The Winning Songs, Season One. This compilation album is currently available digitally at BravoTV.com, iTunes, and all other digital service providers. It will be available physically on 8/23. Also available now is Platinum Hit: The Winning Songs Live (Live Performances from Episodes 6-10). The five track digital EP features live versions of the winning track from each of the last five episodes of Platinum Hit and is available for sale at iTunes and all digital service providers as well as at BravoTV.com. All songs are produced by Greg Ogan and John Adams for The Writing Camp.
Platinum Hit: The Winning Songs, Season One
01 My City Nick Nittoli, Jes Hudak, Karen Waldrup
02 Paint This Club Nick Nittoli, Sonyae Elise, Scotty Granger, Melissa Rapp
03 Where I Need To Be Johnny Marnell, Brian Judah, Scotty Granger
04 Walk Through Walls Johnny Marnell, Scotty Granger, Jes Hudak
05 Love Me To Life Scotty Granger, Sonyae Elise, Brian Judah
06 Bettin’ My Life On You Johnny Marnell, Brian Judah
07 Stranger To Love Sonyae Elise, Brian Judah
08 Reign Scotty Granger, Nick Nittoli, Sonyae Elise
09 Exit Sonyae Elise
10 My Religion Sonyae Elise
Platinum Hit: The Winning Songs Live
(Live Performances from Episodes 6-10)
01 Bettin’ My Life On You (live) Johnny Marnell, Brian Judah
02 Stranger To Love (live) Sonyae Elise, Brian Judah
03 Reign (live) Scotty Granger, Nick Nittoli, Sonyae Elise
04 Exit (live) Sonyae Elise [
05 My Religion (live) Sonyae Elise
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