Friday, March 30, 2012

Jennifer Lopez New Single, "Dance Again" to Premiere March 30th

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and RedOne Team Up Once Again

Fans can see a sneak peak of new photos at

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and producer RedOne team up, once again on "Dance Again" a new single from the international superstar.  Lopez's "Dance Again" featuring Pitbull and produced by RedOne will world premiere March 30th On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.  
Lopez's social media fans, followers and website visitors will be getting a sneak peak to new photos.  Twitter: @JLO
Last year, these three had the smash hit "On The Floor," which was the most watched video of 2011 having been viewed over an astonishing half a billion views on Vevo.  It became their most viewed video by any female artist in history.
"Dance Again" will be available on iTunes on April 2nd with the scorching hot video set to debut on April 5th on American Idol.
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March 28, 2012 – Goomba Music is proud to announce the signing of AMERICAN HI-FI.  The original line-up--Stacy Jones (singer/guitarist), Drew Parsons (bass), Jamie Arentzen (guitars) and Brian Nolan (drums)—is currently recording their as-yet-untitled new album in Los Angeles, CA with an expected worldwide release date this fall.  It’s being produced by the band and John Fields (Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) and recorded at Stacy Jones’ studio, The Deathstar.

"It feels great to make music with these guys,” exclaims Stacy Jones.  “11 years in, American Hi-Fi is a brotherhood.  We made this record because we feel like the world needs a few more guitar bands.  We are just doing our small part to keep Rock-N-Roll alive!"

For the past six years, members of American Hi-Fi have been working with Miley Cyrus.  Singer Stacy Jones has been her music director and drummer, Jamie Arentzen has been her guitarist and Drew Parsons has played bass at a few concerts.  Stacy and Jamie have been featured in everything Miley Cyrus since the beginning of her “Hannah Montana” days, including the 2009 movie and “Best Of Both Worlds” concert film/DVD.

Over the course of their 10-year career, American Hi-Fi has sold over 1 million albums thanks to hit singles such as the Top 10 smash “Flavor Of The Weak,” “Another Perfect Day” (which was used as Coca-Cola’s theme for the 2002 Winter Olympics) and “The Art Of Losing,” and they’ve toured the world with artists such as Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Bon Jovi, Sum 41 and Fall Out Boy.  Before teaming up as American Hi-Fi, the band members performed as part of various influential bands from the ‘90s Alternative Rock scene, including Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo, and with Tanya Donelly, Tracy Bonham, Aimee Mann, and Juliana Hatfield individually.  Their songs have been heard on TV shows and commercials such as Coors, Labatt Blue, Verizon, “Boston Public,” “24” and “Dawson’s Creek,” video games including “Guitar Hero 3,” and in movies including “American Pie 2,” “Freaky Friday,” “Van Wilder” and “Superman Returns.”  And Stacy has produced albums at The Deathstar for such artists as The Downtown Fiction, Ingrid Michaelson, Meg & Dia, The Cab, Plain White T’s, Hey Monday and Academy Is… and many others.

Stay tuned for in studio video updates, track listing, tour dates and other news from American Hi-Fi.

St. Louis, MO/March 28, 2012 - YANNI, music’s true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre for one night only on Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through MetroTix and are $84.50, $74.50, $64.50 & $49.50. All prices subject to change.
2011 saw Yanni, one of the music industry’s most beloved artists, selling out major concert venues around the world including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.   With his world-class orchestra, he performed music from his latest album “Truth of Touch,” now platinum in the Middle East, as well as classic concert favorites.
On April 17 Sony Masterworks will be release YANNI: LIVE AT THE EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO. The CD and DVD are captured from Yanni’s two sold-out shows, which marked the first ever performances at the historic UNESCO heritage site.  Yanni is music’s true world citizen and one of today’s most popular contemporary composers. “El Morro lived up to its reputation,” said Yanni.  “The concerts were magical, even if the weather became part of the show. The audiences both nights were truly among the best I have ever played for.”
Yanni’s 20-year-old dream to perform at the beautiful 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, became a reality last December when he performed and filmed two sold-out concerts in HD and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound for international and U.S. broadcast on PBS.  The performance at El Morro connects the famed Puerto Rican landmark with other spectacular sites such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Acropolis in Greece and the Forbidden City in China, that have played host to Yanni’s world-renowned performances. Repertoire for the CD and DVD features Yanni and his well-known orchestra performing majestic and breathtaking audience favorites including “Truth of Touch,” “Voyage” and “Vertigo” from Yanni’s latest studio album,
Truth of Touch, released last year. In addition, the CD and DVD features a brand new version of Yanni’s hallmark song “Nightingale” along with other classics which have not been recorded  in decades, such as “The End of August,” “The Rain Must Fall,” “Felitsa,” “Ode To Humanity” plus two encores: “Niki Nana” and “One Man's Dream.”
The April 17th release of YANNI: LIVE AT EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO also heralds Yanni’s kick off date for a major two-year World Tour. The first leg of the tour starts in West Palm Beach and will take him across the U.S. and Canada. A South American tour will follow in the fall, and a multi-city tour of China is set for 2013.
Yanni has sold more than 35 million albums globally with over 40 gold and platinum album awards and has a fan base like no other. His music is joyous and written to be positive andlife-affirming. For more information, please visit:
Tickets for Yanni are on sale now at the Fox Theatre box office. To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at

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Shape Shifter, The New Album From Santana, Is Set For Release May 15


LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shape Shifter is Carlos Santana's 36th album, and the first for his new label, Starfaith Records. Set for release May 15 , the 13-song set is an instrumental tour de force featuring tracks spanning from the late 1990's to the present.  It's powered throughout by Carlos' instantly recognizable virtuoso lead guitar and the Santana Band's world-class musicianship (only one song features vocals from Santana's lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay ).  Pre-sale of Shape Shifter begins today, March 27 , at all major online outlets including iTunes, Amazon and more. Starfaith Records is distributed and marketed in conjunction with RED Distribution.
Carlos dedicated the album to Native American Indians, acknowledging Australia's 2008 apology to the Aborigines, and President Obama's signing of the 2009 Native American Apology Resolution. He says, "I encourage any and all countries (that have not as yet done so) to acknowledge the first people of their land, and make this a collective global effort."
Shape Shifter comprises mostly original compositions that Carlos has been stashing away for such an instrumental project—long awaited by fans—and he conceived the album's sequence as thoughtfully as its track selection. The songs flow together as the magical sustain of Carlos' guitar—and the spirit behind every note—makes music that breaks through all cultural and language barriers, the music of Santana.
The title track opens the album, beginning as a mellow acoustic groove, with Carlos channeling Native American spirits through chanting.  The track builds to soaring heights—in addition to Carlos' driving lead, the song features Dennis Chambers on drums, Chester Thompson on keyboards, and Benny Rietveld on bass (they are the musical foundation on many of the tracks).
Other highlights include a mid-tempo cover of Toure Kunda's "Dom"Carlos and the Toure brothers' collaborations have also included "Africa Bamba" from the GRAMMY-winning album, Supernatural.  "Angelica Faith," which Carlos co-wrote with Thompson, is a signature Santana ballad in the tradition of "Samba Pa Ti" and "Europa."  With "Mr. Szabo," Carlos pays homage to Gabor Szabo, whose music he brought to the fore in 1970, when he fused the Hungarian jazz guitarist and composer's "Gypsy Queen" with Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman" on Abraxas.
Collaborations include "Never the Same Again," which Carlos wrote with producer Eric Bazilian, and "In the Light of a New Day," which began as a demo that Narada Michael Walden shared with Carlos. "Spark of the Divine"—often played on tour to introduce songs including "Black Magic Woman"—leads in to "Macumba in Budapest," the first of two songs Carlos co-wrote and produced with Walter Afanasieff—the song vamps into a classic Santana Latin jam featuring Raul Rekow on congas and Karl Perazzo on percussion. The second, "Eres La Luz," the only track featuring vocals, highlights the irresistible Latin groove that embodies the world music essence of Santana.
Shape Shifter closes with two songs that are collaborations between Carlos and his son, musician Salvador Santana —who plays piano on both—including the rousing "Canela." The final track, "Ah, Sweet Dancer," is a song Carlos first heard in a taxicab in Germany—he tracked it down in a local record store and began performing it regularly on tour. The recording features only soulful solos from father and son, offering elegant closure to Shape Shifter .
Since Santana emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area music scene in the 1960s, the group has sold more than 100 million records, reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santana has won 10 GRAMMYs, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999's Supernatural. With the 2010 release of Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time­, Santana joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s on. Among other honors, Carlos Santana is #20 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
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Yanni to Answer Questions from Fans during Live Webcast - April 11 at 1pm EDT

Hosted by "Good Day LA's" Lauren Sanchez on

Tour to bring Yanni to the Fox Theatre at St. Louis

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2012 / -- After an incredibly successful webcast together last year, legendary composer and performer Yanni will be sitting down again with Emmy award-winning journalist and TV personality Lauren Sanchez for a LIVE webcast from Yanni's studio in South Florida. Join them on April 11th at 1pm EDT as Yanni answers questions from fans and speaks to Sanchez –a Yanni fan herself – about his plans throughout the rest of the year including the upcoming April 17th release of CD/DVD Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico (Sony Music) and a 75-date North American tour kicking off the same day in West Palm Beach, FL. Fans can submit questions via Facebook at, Twitter at – tweet questions using #YanniWebcast – and at More details at or sign up direct on his channel:
Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico  – which made its nationwide PBS debut on March 3 – captures two sold-out concerts in December 2011 at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico – the first-ever performances at this recognized UNESCO Heritage Site. Performing at the castle builds on the legacy of iconic global sites that have played host to Yanni's concerts including the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Forbidden City in China.
The April 17th release date coincides with the kick off of Yanni's North American Tour which runs through August with stops in Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Wantagh, Holmdel, Philadelphia, and many more. International touring plans for 2012 and 2013 will include South America, Australia, South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Yanni, whose contemporary symphonic music has inspired millions of fans around the world, completed a very successful webcast in March 2011 with Sanchez, who is best known as the host of "Good Day LA" and "Extra." Sanchez's experience as host of the premiere season of FOX's global smash-hit, "So You Think You Can Dance," along with frequent guest appearances anchoring FOX-11's top-rated "Ten o'clock News" and contributing to hit shows like ""Larry King Live", "The Talk", "Showbiz Tonight," "The Joy Behar Show" and "The View,"  make her an ideal, poised and charming host.
After great reception for Yanni's "All Access" weekly episodic Web TV series, the program continues throughout his global touring campaign for the next two years. Episodes will focus on Yanni's new family member, the adopted baby panda "Santorini," who the Chinese government invited Yanni to adopt while touring in China this past year. Traditionally such an honor and privilege is reserved for countries rather than personalities. Other episodes will focus on tales from Yanni's recent trip through Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Mexico.
Tune into for further details. 
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

St. Louis date at The Pageant

Tenacious D Announce 2012 Summer Tour

Rize of the Fenix Available for Pre-Order on the iTunes Store

"To Be The Best" Video Premiere on

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an initial string of dates in May, including an appearance at the Sasquatch Festival in George, WA, Tenacious D will be hitting the road in support of their new album Rize of the Fenix. See below for the full list of cities and dates. Select tickets sales begin Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, for more information visit

Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D's widely-anticipated third album, is available for preorder on the iTunes store. Their first studio album in six years, Rize of the Fenix is the follow-up to 2006's gold The Pick of Destiny and 2001's platinum debut album Tenacious D. The iTunes preorder includes the exclusive track "The 5 Needs" – a classic, never-before recorded Tenacious D song. Also available is the first single "Rize of the Fenix", listen to the track via soundcloud at
Rize of the Fenix will be available everywhere May 15. Produced by the brilliant John Kimbrough, Rize Of The Fenix was recorded in the garage behind his LA home and features Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D's core duo) performing with Dave Grohl (drums),  John Spiker (bass, piano, organ), and John Konesky (electric guitar).
The Jeremy Konner directed "To Be The Best" music video expertly sums up the duos six year absence and features cameos from Dave Grohl, Yoshiki, Josh Groban, Jimmy Kimmel, Maria Menounos, Tim Robbins and Val Kilmer. "To Be The Best", the first visual from Rize of the Fenix, premiered today on, click here to view:,71465/
Tenacious D on tour:
May 23
Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
May 24
Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
May 26
Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 27
Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheater
May 28
George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
June 1
Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
June 2
Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock am Ring
June 3
Amsterdam, Netherlands @ HMH
June 5
London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
June 6
London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
June 9
Donnington Park, UK @ Download Festival
June 10
Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
June 12
Glasgow, UK @ SECC 
June 23
Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
June 25
Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
June 26
Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
June 28
New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
June 30
Philadelphia, PA @ Penn's Landing – Festival Pie
July 2
Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
July 3
Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 6
Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
July 7
Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
July 19
Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
July 20
Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
July 21
Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
July 23
Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
July 24
Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
July 26
Denver, Co @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 29
San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
Rize of the Fenix  song titles:
Rize of the Fenix
Low Hangin' Fruit
Classical Teacher
Deth Starr
Flutes and Trombones
Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage
Rock Is Dead
They Fucked Our Asses
To Be The Best
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Grammy-Award Winning Artist T.I. and R&B Star Wife Tiny Return for a Second Season of "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle"

NEW YORK, -VH1 has greenlit a second season of the hit docu-series "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle." VH1's "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," become a certified hit averaging 3.5 million total viewers during premiere plus first encore each Monday night. Paired with the second season of "Love & Hip Hop" and the fourth season of "Basketball Wives," the network has ranked as Monday Prime's #1 cable net among W18-49. The second season of "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" is slated to return fall 2012.
In "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" fans watched as T.I. adapted back into life as a father and husband, while maintaining his #1 spot on the throne as the "King of the South." Whether it was helping Domani balance school and the rap game, Niq Niq's concert tour with the OMG GIRLZ or helping Messiah overcome his stage fright, T.I. proved to be his children's number one fan and endless supporter.  T.I. and Tiny's adoring and always fascinating relationship helped them push through the challenges of raising their children while balancing two flourishing careers.
For full episodes, clips and bonus content from the first season, visit Created and executive produced by 51 Minds' Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI), as well as Category 5 Entertainment's Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov ("T.I.'s Road to Redemption"). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Jeff Olde.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on Connect with VH1 at
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Sade to Release Live DVD/CD 'Bring Me Home - Live 2011' on May 22nd

Featuring a Rare Look Behind-the-Scenes of the Critically Acclaimed Tour

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed as "the best concert of the year" by the Baltimore Sun, Sade will release their live DVD/CD and Blu-ray for, "Bring Me Home – Live 2011" on May 22nd. In 2011, after a 10 year hiatus, Sade returned to the U.S. for a 54-date tour in support of the platinum selling album Soldier Of Love (Epic Records), which became one of last year's top 10 grossing tours. The tour, directed by the renowned Sophie Muller, will now be available on DVD/CD, featuring 22 of Sade's biggest hits performed live on the visually stunning stage which was nominated by Pollstar for "Most Creative Stage Production" and "2011 Major Tour of the Year Award." Sade also grants fans a rare, all access look behind-the-scenes with a 20-minute documentary film shot by Sophie Muller, as well as a technical documentary by Stuart Matthewman, and outtakes from the crew.
Fans and critics alike have hailed the show for its intimate vibe, eye-catching production, and dazzling imagery, making this DVD/CD a 'must-have' for the ultimate Sade fan.
"For two hours, Sade led the near-capacity crowd through a show that was life-affirming."
- The Washington Post
 "Just like Adu's singing style, the two-hour performance was a model of economy and grace."
The Boston Globe
"Sade immediately captivated – and for two hours she never let the audience out of her seductive grip."
- Atlanta Journal Constitution
"If a decade is required to conceive and craft a concert as smart and stylish as Sade's, so be it."
The Times-Picayune
"Very few bands have the luxury of popping their heads above ground after such a lengthy hiatus to find they're still burning just as bright.  Sade seem to be the exception."
 – The Vancouver Sun
"It was Sade Adu who ruled the day turning a stadium of 90,000 into an intimate little nightclub in broad daylight, bring the crowd to an absolute hush with 'Is It A Crime.'"
The Arizona Republic
Live DVD tracklisting:
1. Soldier Of Love
12. All About Our Love
2. Your Love Is King
13. Paradise
3. Skin
14. Nothing Can Come Between Us
4. Kiss Of Life
15. Morning Bird
5. Love Is Found
16. King Of Sorrow
6. In Another Time
17. The Sweetest Taboo
7. Smooth Operator
18. The Moon And The Sky
8. Jezebel
19. Pearls
9. Bring Me Home
20. No Ordinary Love
10. Is It A Crime
21. By Your Side
11. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
22. Cherish the Day
Live CD tracklisting:
1.  Soldier of Love

8. Paradise/Nothing Can Come Between Us
2.  Skin
9. Morning Bird

3.  Kiss of Life

10. The Moon and the Sky

4.  Love is Found

11. No Ordinary Love

5.  In Another Time

12. By Your Side

6.  Jezebel

13. Cherish the Day
7.  All About Our Love
Throughout their twenty-eight year career, Sade have enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984, the band have seen all six of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling more than 55 million albums worldwide to date. They've been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards won a Brit Award for Best Album for Diamond Life, and four Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for "No Ordinary Love", Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock in 2002, and again for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group in 2010 for "Soldier of Love".
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Macy Gray Returns With "Covered"- an All New Album of Her Interpretations of Songs by Metallica, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Eurythmics and More Set for Release Today on 429 Records!

First Single "Sail" #1 Most Added For The 3rd Week In A Row @ AC Radio

Special iTunes Promotion Includes Exclusive Bonus Tracks

New Video Filmed "Smoke Two Joints" Premieres on Perez and AoL

Buzz Builds With Confirmed Press Including Conan, Letterman, Tavis Smiley, Howard Stern and More

"Good lord! Her heart must truly be bursting at the seams. It is flooded with soul." James Hetfield, Metallica

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Macy Gray, newly signed with 429 Records, is ready for the release of her stunning new album "COVERED"-- a collection of all new recordings of handpicked songs she's chosen to reinterpret in her own inimitable fashion. With a buzz kicked off by an announcement in Billboard and Rolling Stone, Macy is already confirmed to appear on prime media outlets including Howard Stern, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, Tavis Smiley and more. Produced by Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Metallica), Zoux and Macy Gray "COVERED" tackles material largely drawn from indie rock songs from the last decade--interpretations her fans will be familiar with as she's been performing them live over the years. The album contains biting, dark signature tracks such as Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" or My Chemical Romance's "Teenagers" which Gray subversively overhauls into something wholly her own. Also included are short skits featuring J.B. Smoove, Nicole Scherzinger and a guest appearance by Idris Elba. The first single "Sail" was #1 Most Added at AC radio for the 3rd week in a row with 5 more add. "COVERED" will be released worldwide on 429 Records TODAY with a special iTunes edition available which contains exclusive remixes of "Sail" and "Here Comes The Rain Again." In addition, Macy is on the verge of announcing a worldwide tour and has just completed the first video from the project. Helmed by famed director Robert DeVico (Pink, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott), the wildly colorful, party-inspired video for "Smoke Two Joints" premiered on both Perez and Aol in the first week.
Says Colbie Caillat: "I am honored Macy Gray is covering my song "Bubbly." I have always loved her voice and her music. Listening to her beautiful version makes me smile."
Since her dazzling debut introduced this singular talent to the masses, Macy has forged an uncompromising musical path beholden to her own vision and garnering accolades at every juncture. With "COVERED" Macy has turned the cover album concept on its ear choosing edgy contemporary choices and approaching them in an innovative and uncompromising way. Not surprising considering she's spent her career defying expectations and stretching musical boundaries.   
"COVERED" Track Listing:
  1. Here Comes The Rain Again (Eurythmics)
  2. Creep (Radiohead)
  3. You Want Them Nervous (skit featuring J.B. Smoove)
  4. Smoke 2 Joints (The Toyes)
  5. La La La (Teaching The Kids) (featuring Layann Al Saud, Avery Albert, Happy Hinds & Siena Stelber)
  6. Teenagers (My Chemical Romance)
  7. The Power of Love (featuring Hugh Salk)
  8. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
  9. Sail (AWOL Nation)
  10. I Try Is Cool And All But…(skit featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
  11. Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  12. Love Lockdown/Buck (Kanye West/Nina Simone)
  13. Mel Rap (featuring Mel Hinds)
  14. Bubbly (featuring Idris Elba) (Colbie Caillat)
  15. Wake Up (Arcade Fire)
  16. Really? (skit featuring MC Lyte)
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429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG).  SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
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Justin Bieber Returns with Global Launch of New Single, "Boyfriend," Out Today!





NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber returns to the front lines with his brand new single, "Boyfriend" set for worldwide release today at radio, and a week-long exclusive via iTunes starting today.  "Boyfriend" is the first advance single from BELIEVE , Justin's eagerly anticipated new studio album, set for release this summer.  "Boyfriend" was written by Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, Mason D. Levy and Mat Musto; and produced by Mason D. Levy and Mike Posner.

With worldwide album sales in excess of 15 million units, Justin has dominated pop culture and social media for more than two years.  He has over 41 million Facebook followers, and nearly 19 million Twitter followers, and over 2.7 billion YouTube views – he is far and away the most popular YouTube artist of all time.
"The momentum behind Justin's phenomenal success continues with 'Boyfriend,' destined to be one of this year's iconic single releases," said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.  "What Justin and the IDJ team have achieved since 2010 has been etched into music history, but it's only the beginning.  Be prepared for the juggernaut that will take place with today's release of 'Boyfriend,' and the Summer arrival of BELIEVE ."
Justin finished up 2011 with a #1 Soundscan debut for Under The Mistletoe , becoming the youngest artist in Billboard history to have a holiday album enter at #1.  It also marked his third album in 18 months to enter the chart at #1, after My World 2.0 in 2010, and Never Say Never: The Remixes (February 2011, soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in history, $98 million). 
At the same time, he also became the first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three #1 albums before his 18th birthday (celebrated earlier this month, on March 1st). 
BELIEVE will be Justin's fifth major release since he arrived at RBMG/lsland Def Jam in November 2009 with My World , containing his worldwide debut hit, "One Time," along with the follow-up "One Less Lonely Girl," and two more chart hits, "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl."  With that, Justin became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album's release.
Justin's follow-up, My World 2.0 struck RIAA double-platinum on the strength of the triple-platinum "Baby" featuring Ludacris, one of the top-selling singles of 2010.  Never Say Never: The Remixes (released Valentine's Day 2011), with its Top 10 title-tune single "Never Say Never" featuring Jaden Smith, extended Justin's platinum streak into 2011.
Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
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LOS ANGELES, CA - March 26, 2012 - Fresh off a run of tour dates that began in Santa Ana, CA on March 14, 2012 at The Observatory, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros announced today they would release a second album by year's end in addition to their next studio album, Here, which will be released by Community Music on May 29, 2012.

"In the middle of the recording process we realized we were essentially making a double album. Being four years since our last album, the writing explored a wide variety of subject and sound, as it turned out we had a lot to say," said the band's Alex Ebert. "Instead of putting it out all at once, we found that two different albums seemed to be forming. Alone these albums are albums. Together these albums express a varying and so relatively living portrait of our lives." 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros today posted the final tracklisting for Here this morning on their websitwww.edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.comand recently unveiled the artwork for the album, consisting of a photograph shot by Alex Ebert in Mozambique on the fan website

"The hard division created by the horizon of sea and sky represents the appearance of a dualistic world of dark and light, us and them, here and there. The circle that breaks the dividing line between the sea and the sky represents what feels to be the underlying truth: that creation lives not by the laws of duality or division, but emanates from everything at once, swirling all falsely-held boundaries in a wonder of every spectrum of experience," said Ebert. 


1. Man On Fire
2. That's What's Up
3. I Don't Wanna Pray
4. Mayla
5. Dear Believer
6. Child
7. One Love To Another
8. Fiya Wata
9. All Wash Out

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros made an appearance with members of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on March 17th for the world premier of Big Easy Express, which won the Headliner Audience Award. Following the screening, the groups performed an acoustic set followed by an encore screening of the film and performances at the LBJ Lawn at the University of Texas. The Emmett Malloy directed film covered the bands' journey as they  traveled in vintage railcars across the American Southwest over the course of a week, playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route. 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theatre on May 2nd.  The band will be headlining the iconic Greek Theatre and kick off its 2012 Season on May 4th.  The following night the band will headline Santa Barbara's Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time.  The tour will cross the country and include a headlining performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and a stop in Canada before it winds down on June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR.  For ticket information please visit Full list of dates are below.

2nd                    Oakland, CA                 Fox Theatre
4th                     Los Angeles, CA           Greek Theatre
5th                     Santa Barbara, CA       Santa Barbara Bowl
8th                     New York, NY               Roseland Ballroom
9th                     New York, NY               Roseland Ballroom
11th                   Upper Darby, PA         Tower Theatre
12th                   Boston, MA                  Orpheum Theatre
13th                   Toronto, ONT               Kool Haus
15th                   Washington, DC           9:30 Club
16th                   Charlotte, NC                The Fillmore Charlotte
18th                   Woodlands, TX             Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
19th                   Dallas, TX                       Gexa Energy Pavilion* 
20th                   Gulf Shores, AL             Hangout Music Fest
21st                    Atlanta, GA                   The Tabernacle
24th                   Chicago, IL                      Riviera Theatre
25th                   Minneapolis, MN          Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
26th                   Milwaukee, WI              Riverside Theatre
30th                   Columbus, OH               The LC Pavilion
31st                    Nashville, TN                  Ryman Auditorium

1st                       Ozark, AR                      Wakarusa Festival

* With Dave Matthews Band

Credit: Myles Pettengill

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007.  They released their debut album, Up From Below, in July 2009 on Community Music.  The album has sold over 275,000 copies in the US, and charted on iTunes for 69 straight weeks.  With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single "Home" soared to over 775,000 downloads.  After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have proven themselves to be a touring force to be reckoned with. In March 2011, the troupe's lead singer Alex Ebert released his solo debut album, Alexander, on Community Music, which was written and recorded during breaks from being on tour as a part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The album includes ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and played entirely himself. In April 2011, the band embarked on the "Railroad Revival Tour" with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show where the band traveled exclusively in vintage railcars across the American Southwest for a week and played concerts at unique outdoor locations along the route.  Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros actively support Water Wells For AfricaCharity WaterAPJ NowHope Campaign and Voice Project.