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FEB 12 2015

Giorgio Moroder Talks “Right Here Right Now” with TIME

Giorgio Moroder dishes on what it was like working alongside Kylie Minogue for his new single, “Right Here Right Now” and what it’s like returning to dance music. Read more in this TIME article here.

FEB 12 2015

MAGIC! premieres “No Way No” Lyric Video On Idolator!

MAGIC! called on all their fans to help make the lyric video for their new single, “No Way No”. Check it out below or head over to Idolator here.

FEB 11 2015

Overdoz. Discusses Their New Album and “Rich White Friends” on Global Grind

Overdoz. stopped by Global Grind to talk about their upcoming album, 2008, and “Rich White Friends”. Watch the interview below and read more here.

FEB 11 2015

Pink Goes Fur Free for Fashion Week with PETA!

Pink joined with PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for their “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” Campaign. The billboard will go up in Times Square in light of New York Fashion Week. Read more about her decision to go fur free in US Magazine here.

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