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JAN 07 2015

The New Yorker Praises D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”

The New Yorker reviewed D’Angelo’s Black Messiah saying, “Like a New York City radiator, the record is warming and intermittently noisy, too intense to hold tightly but powerful enough to change an entire apartment’s atmosphere. Like “Voodoo,” a hazy, unified piece of hovering funk, “Black Messiah” resembles one piece of music rather than a series of songs. It is so texturally inviting that I played it on loop for three straight days. I didn’t want to get out of it.” Read more here.

JAN 07 2015

Nah Right Goes In The Lab with A$AP Ferg

Nah Right goes in the lab with A$AP Ferg to learn about his studio rules, rhyme writing process & his next album. Click here to check it out.

JAN 07 2015

MARK RONSON’S “UPTOWN FUNK” FEATURING BRUNO MARS REACHES TOP SPOT ON BILLBOARD’S HOT 100 CHART

#1 ON THE DIGITAL SONGS CHART THIS WEEK

Ronson's New Album UPTOWN SPECIAL Set for Release January 13th on RCA; 

Ronson & Mars To Perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Release Date 

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(New York - January 7, 2015) Following a meteoric climb up the charts since its release on November 10th, Mark Ronson's international hit single "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars today moved up one spot to take the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100, marking another career best for the GRAMMY® award-winning producer and musician. The song also holds the #1 spot on the Digital Songs Chart this week and has sold over 1.7 million in the US, alone. The song has already enjoyed a record breaking three week chart-topping run in the UK where it became the first track to break over two million streams in a single week, as well as holding the #1 spot in Australia and Canada. This is the 6th #1 for Bruno Mars on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ronson's forthcoming album UPTOWN SPECIAL will be released January 13, 2015 via RCA Records. It was written and produced with fellow GRAMMY® -winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Drake, Alicia Keys) in studios in London, Memphis, Los Angeles and New York City. The majority of the album’s lyrics – although not "Uptown Funk" - were written by Pulitzer-winning American novelist Michael ChabonUptown Special includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Miike Snow's Andrew WyattMystikal and newcomer Keyone Starr.

PRESS HERE to watch Ronson & Mars perform "Uptown Funk" on the season finale of The Voice, and be sure to tune in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on NBC January 13th to see a unique UPTOWN SPECIAL  release day performance of the #1 song. 

 UPTOWN SPECIAL Track Listing: 

1. Uptown’s First Finale - featuring Stevie Wonder & Andrew Wyatt
2. Summer Breaking- featuring Kevin Parker
3. Feel Right - featuring Mystikalrca
4. Uptown Funk - featuring Bruno Mars
5. I Can't Lose - featuring Keyone Starr
6. Daffodils - featuring Kevin Parker
7. Crack In The Pearl - featuring Andrew Wyatt
8. In Case Of Fire - featuring Jeff Bhasker
9. Leaving Los Feliz - featuring Kevin Parker
10. Heavy And Rolling - featuring Andrew Wyatt
11. Crack In The Pearl pt. II - featuring Stevie Wonder & Jeff Bhasker
JAN 07 2015

Charlie Wilson Debuts “Goodnight Kisses” Lyric Video!

Learn the words to Charlie Wilson’s latest single, “Goodnight Kisses” off his upcoming album, Forever Charlie below!

Pre-order his new upcoming album, Forever Charlie, before 1/27 on iTunes.

JAN 07 2015

KODALINE TO RELEASE SOPHMORE ALBUM COMING UP FOR AIR MARCH 24TH

Album Available For Pre-Order January 27th; Track List Announced
Releases Music Video For First Single, “Honest”
North American Headlining Tour Set For This Spring
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(New York, New York) – Irish rock band Kodaline is set to release their sophomore album, Coming Up For Air on March 24th via RCA Records.  The band also releases the music video for “Honest”, the first single from the highly anticipated album. “Honest” was written by the group and produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, One Direction).  The 12 track album will be available for pre-order starting January 27th at iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of an additional track off the album entitled “Unclear.”

Coming Up For Air drew inspiration from producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, One Direction), Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding) and In A Perfect World producer Steve Harris.  “If you’d told us at the start of the summer that we’d be finished our album by autumn we wouldn’t have believed you,” says lead Vocalist Steve Garrigan. “It happened so quickly. A lot of the songs were done live in the studio, on the spot.”

Additionally Kodaline is set for a North American headlining tour set for next spring. The 22 city Live Nation Ones To Watch with Skype Tour will start in Detroit, MI on April 15th and end at the House of Blues Chicago on May 18th. For more additional information on the tour and on-sale dates please visit http://www.kodaline.com or LiveNation.com.

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland Kodaline are childhood friends Steve Garrigan (lead vocals) Mark Prendergast (guitarist), Jason Boland (bassist) and Vinny May (drummer).

Kodaline released their debut album, In A Perfect World in October 2013 which produced the hit single, “All I Want”.  The single was featured in several television, film and ad placements including The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack, Google, ESPN,NBC's Chicago PD and ABC’s  Resurrection, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, ABC’s Modern Family, VH1’s Couple’s Therapy, VH1’s Mob Wives, FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, FOX’s American Idol and many more. The group has seen major success with sold out headline tours in the US and Europe. 

Click the headline for the track listing and tour dates!
JAN 06 2015

Slant Magazine Gives Jazmine Sullivan’s “Reality Show” 4 Stars!

Slant Magazine gave Jazmine Sullivan’s upcoming album, Reality Show, four stars saying, “ Despite what the rasp in her voice might suggest, Sullivan clearly sees herself as something other than R&B's next great queen of pain. Her central themes—love and self-image—don't stray far from genre convention, but her musical versatility and keenly observed characters make her one of the most captivating artists in R&B today.” Jazmine Sullivan is set to release Reality Show next week on January 13th. Read the rest of the review here!

Pre-order Reality Show now on iTunes & Amazon.

JAN 06 2015

Behind The Writing Process of “Uptown Special” with Mark Ronson & Michael Chabon

Head over to Vulture to see an annotated lyric sheet and learn more about the collaboration between Mark Ronson and Pulitzer prize winning author, Michael Chabon on the upcoming album, Uptown Special here.

Pre-order Uptown Special now on iTunes before its release on January 13th!