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FEB 11 2015

KEVIN “K.O.” OLUSOLA SET TO RELEASE THE RENEGADE EP ON MARCH 10TH



GRAMMY WINNING MEMBER OF VOCAL QUINTET PENTATONIX READIES DEBUT SOLO EP

LAUNCHES ITUNES PREORDER ALONGSIDE COVER OF SAM SMITH’S “STAY WITH ME

CURRENTLY #1 ON ITUNES CLASSICAL TOP ALBUM CHART; “STAY WITH ME” ALSO #1 ON ITUNES CLASSICAL TOP SONGS CHART

February 11, 2014 – Fresh off his Grammy win as a member of platinum-selling, vocal quintet Pentatonix, Kevin “K.O.” Olusola - cellist, beatboxer, producer - has launched the preorder for his debut solo effort - The Renegade EP - via iTunes. Less than an hour after the EP surfaced on iTunes, The Renegade EP, which features Olusola’s now famous celloboxing (simultaneously playing cello and beatboxing), landed at #1 on the Classical Album Chart. Simultaneously, his rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” shot to #1 on the Classical Singles Chart, undoubtedly buoyed by its companion music video, which Olusola debuted on YouTube in conjunction with the EP’s pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of “Stay With Me.”

In addition to the Sam Smith cover, the 5 track EP also includes arrangements of John Legend’s “All Of Me” and Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” as well as the original composition and title track “Renegade” and “Julie-O,” which Olusola originally performed in 2011 via a YouTube video that garnered worldwide acclaim (and millions of YouTube views).

Along with his presenter spot with Pentatonix on Sunday at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Kevin also was a featured cellist in Pharrell’s performance of “Happy.”

The Renegade EP Tracklist
1. Julie – O
2. Renegade
3. All of Me
4. Heart Attack
5. Stay With Me

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FEB 11 2015

RECORD STORE DAY ANNOUNCES 2015 AMBASSADOR: DAVE GROHL



SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 18 IS THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MUSIC HOLIDAY


The party in 2015 will once again cement Record Store Day’s legacy as the music industry’s biggest holiday, celebrating the culture of the independent record store worldwide on Saturday, April 18th.

More than ever, this year’s choice for the event’s emissary pulls together the ethos and attitude of Record Store Day for artists and fans, alike. He is a legend whether at the mic with a guitar, behind a drum kit or in the director’s chair for a documentary feature film or HBO series. He’s won 15 Grammys and sold tens of millions of records—25+ million of them with his band that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year—but more than anything he is a music lover and fan...

His name is Dave Grohl, and Record Store Day is damn proud to have him as its 2015 Ambassador. And Ambassador Grohl has something to say about record stores:

“I found my calling in the back bin of a dark, dusty record store.

1975's K-Tel's Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the original Stars featuring Alice Cooper, War, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band and many more, bought at a small record shop in my suburban Virginia neighborhood, it was this record that changed my life and made me want to become a musician. The second that I heard Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" kick in, I was hooked. My life had been changed forever. This was the first day of the rest of my life.

More recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to rediscover this sense of excitement, that magical feeling of finding something all one’s own, by watching my kids go through it. Watching them realize how crucial and intertwined every part of this experience is, I relive the magic of my earliest experiences with vinyl singles and albums, their artwork, liners notes etc. all over again and again.

I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial.”

Adds Michael Kurtz, Co-founder, Record Store Day, “It’s such a buzz to have Dave be our Ambassador this year and to have him put out a record in honor of Record Store Day. He’s one of those rare artists that dives into local communities and wallows in our charms and eccentricities. Yeah, we’re a little weird but we like it like that and apparently Dave does too. We couldn’t be happier.” Find the full statement from Dave Grohl, along with his special Record Store Day video at www.recordstoreday.com

Ambassador Grohl will also be participating in Record Store Day by releasing SONGS FROM THE LAUNDRY ROOM, a 10” four-track EP featuring previously unreleased Foo Fighters demos, covers and songs. The Official List of Record Store Day Releases will be announced at a press conference at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 10th. More information to come.

Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.

Record Store Day 2015 Sponsors:

ADA, Border City Media, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Discmakers, InGrooves, Music Business Association, RED, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA
FEB 10 2015

Mark Ronson & Mystikal Perform “Feel Right” On Fallon Tonight!

Tune in to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to see Mark Ronson and Mystikal perform “Feel Right” off of the critically acclaimed album, Uptown Special. Get Uptown Special now on iTunes and Amazon Music.

FEB 10 2015

Kevin Olusola Debuts “The Renegade EP”

Pentatonix’s resident beatboxer extraordinaire is set to release his debut EP, The Renegade EP. Pre-order it now on iTunes to get his cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” instantly. Pre-order it now here.

FEB 10 2015

MILEY CYRUS TO RELEASE ‘BANGERZ TOUR’ DVD ON MARCH 24TH



(Los Angeles, CA) Global superstar, Miley Cyrus announced today she will release BANGERZ TOUR, a DVD featuring performances off her Grammy nominated BANGERZ album (RCA Records) on March 24th through RCA Records. BANGERZ TOUR will be available at both physical and online retailers.

Last year, Miley Cyrus, who Time Magazine called one of the "most dynamic performers of her generation”, took the world by storm as she brought her BANGERZ TOUR to fans across the world. The highly anticipated DVD features show stopping performances from tour stops in Barcelona and Lisbon, along with behind-the-scenes content focusing on the tour and her personal life. Idolator praised the tour as "weird and wonderful" and USA Today raved that "Cyrus has the charisma and maybe the smarts to be the post-Madonna Madonna”.

Miley gives larger than life performances of SMS (Bangerz) , 4x4, Love Money Party, FU and Get It Right. BANGERZ TOUR also includes countrified covers of Hey Ya! by Outkast and Jolene by Dolly Parton, as well as, party anthems We Can’t Stop and Party in the USA.

Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. Additionally, during release week, Bangerz hit #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”, off Bangerz have already sold 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. “Wrecking Ball” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks. It became Miley’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and her fastest-flying top 10 on Radio Songs. “Wrecking Ball” also hit #1 on Spotify and during its debut week broke the record for most streams in a week for ANY track EVER on Spotify in the US. The music video for "Wrecking Ball" quickly reached CERTIFIED status, Vevo's milestone for videos delivering 100 million views in less than a week.

Bangerz received rave reviews including Entertainment Weekly calling it “…utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won't settle for just shocking us.” US Weekly declared it “the year's most titillating pop explosion” awarding the album “4 stars (out of 4).”

FEB 10 2015

BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR FEATURING CHRIS BROWN WITH TREY SONGZ AND SPECIAL GUEST TYGA SETS NEW KICK OFF DATE FOR FEB. 12

- Tour Launches On Feb. 12 in Sunrise, FL with Rescheduled Show Dates Confirmed for Brooklyn, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Charlotte, Houston, Greensboro and Hampton -

- Remaining Dates To Go On As Planned -




The BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR featuring Chris Brown with Trey Songz and special guest Tyga has set an all new kick off date. The tour will now start on Thursday, Feb. 12 in Sunrise, FL at BB&T Center. Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Tyga all want to assure their fans that the BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR is still happening and they are bringing one of 2015's hottest tours to the road this Thursday!

"I'm excited to tour North America with my brothers Trey & Tyga," says Chris Brown. "To the fans who have been with me since day one… The BTS Tour is dedicated to your loyalty!

“This is going to be one of the best experiences I could give my fans. Breezy and Trigga sharing the same stage on tour. We are looking forward to making it a night to remember,” says Trey Songz.

Several dates featuring Chris Brown, Trey Songz & Tyga have been rescheduled: Brooklyn (Feb. 16), Baltimore (Feb. 17), Atlanta (March 2), Dallas (March 11) and New Orleans (March 12). Due to the postponement, Trey Songz will not be able to perform in Charlotte (March 14), Houston (March 16), Greensboro (March 18) and Hampton (March 19). These dates will feature Chris Brown with special guest Tyga.

Two shows on the tour are not able to be rescheduled: Bridgeport (Feb. 20) and Minneapolis (March 3).

Fans should stay tuned to www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com for updates on the BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR. An updated status of tour dates is below.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
** - Date featuring Chris Brown with special guest Tyga

Thu Feb. 12 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
Sat Feb. 14 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Sun Feb. 15 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Mon Feb. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center (RESCHEDULED DATE)
Tues Feb. 17 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena (RESCHEDULED DATE)
Wed Feb. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Thu Feb. 19 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
Sat Feb. 21 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
Sun Feb. 22 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
Tue Feb. 24 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Wed Feb. 25 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Fri Feb. 27 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
Sat Feb. 28 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Sun March 01 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Mon March 02 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (RESCHEDULED DATE)
Fri March 06 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
Sat March 07 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sun March 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Wed March 11 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (RESCHEDULED DATE)
Thu March 12 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Arena (RESCHEDULED DATE)
Sat March 14 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena (RESCHEDULED DATE)**
Mon March 16 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (RESCHEDULED DATE)**
Wed March 18 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum (RESCHEDULED DATE)**
Thu March 19 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum (RESCHEDULED DATE)**