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ATLANTIC AND WARNER BROS. RECORDS CREATE GROUNDBREAKING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR VINYL

ATLANTIC AND WARNER BROS. RECORDS
CREATE GROUNDBREAKING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR VINYL,
THE NEW HBO® DRAMA SERIES FROM
MARTIN SCORSESE, MICK JAGGER, AND TERENCE WINTER

WEEKLY MUSICAL OFFERINGS KICK OFF FEBRUARY 12TH WITH THE FULL-LENGTH SOUNDTRACK, “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1”

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM STURGILL SIMPSON AND KALEO, CLASSICS BY MOTT THE HOOPLE AND OTIS REDDING, AND RE-RECORDINGS BY
DAVID JOHANSEN OF THE NEW YORK DOLLS ALL TIED TO THE SERIES’ HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEASON PREMIERE

SUBSEQUENT SOUNDTRACK EPS TO BE RELEASED IN ADVANCE OF EACH EPISODE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON FEATURING MUSIC FROM CHARLIE WILSON, IGGY POP, CHRIS CORNELL, JULIAN CASABLANCAS, CHARLI XCX, NATE RUESS, JESS GLYNNE, TREY SONGZ, THE ARCS, ROYAL BLOOD AND MANY MORE

“VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1: FINALE”
FULL LENGTH SOUNDTRACK ARRIVES APRIL 15TH

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Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records have unveiled details of a groundbreaking musical experience tied to VINYL, the highly anticipated new HBO drama series from Executive Producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1,” a full length musical companion to the series’ premiere episode, is set to arrive in stores and at all digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, February 12th ahead of the series premiere, Sunday, February 14th exclusively on HBO. A new digital EP will then be released every subsequent Friday with music featured in that week’s upcoming episode. This first-of-its-kind slate of musical offerings will culminate with a second full-length soundtrack, “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1: FINALE,” to be released both physically and digitally and on all streaming services on Friday, April 15th coinciding with the season finale, airing Sunday, April 17th.

Informed by Scorsese’s renowned innovative use of music in film and Jagger’s intimate insight on the era, “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1” takes the listener on a musical journey with new and previously released material – all featured in the season premiere – from an array of rising stars and legendary artists, including the one and only David Johansen, who revitalizes a pair of classics by his seminal group the New York Dolls with re-recordings exclusively for the series. Original highlights include “No Good,” the breakout rock single from Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Kaleo that was featured in the latest VINYL trailer, and “Sugar Daddy (Theme From Vinyl),” the series’ main title and first new music from GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Atlantic recording artist Sturgill Simpson (see attached tracklisting).

“VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1” further showcases material featured in the series premiere, including the original song “Rotten Apple,” co-written by VINYL co-star James Jagger along with Mick Jagger, Luis Felber and James Dunson, and performed by Nasty Bits, a band featured in the show that is fronted by James Jagger. Additional highlights include tracks from Soda Machine and Vintage Trouble’s Ty Taylor – who has also been cast as the singing voice of the series’ character Lester Grimes. The soundtrack also captures the electric energy of New York City in the 1970s via a bounty of indelible pop, rock, disco, and soul favorites from such iconic stars as Otis Redding, Foghat, Jimmy Castor Bunch, Dee Dee Warwick, Edgar Winter, The Meters, and much more.

Likewise, each week will bring a robust slate of new content in the form of musical offerings tied to every episode throughout the season. The aforementioned series of eight EPs will each feature an exciting combination of original tracks written and produced exclusively for the series, vintage songs from the period re-recorded by contemporary artists, and a wealth of catalog favorites, all either appearing in or inspired by music in that week’s episode. Some of the artists contributing recordings include Charlie Wilson, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell, Julian Casablancas, Charli XCX, Jesse J, Nate Ruess, Royal Blood, Jess Glynne, Trey Songz, The Arcs, DJ Cassidy, Alex Newell, and many more. Additionally, multiple promotional music videos tied to tracks found on the soundtracks and featured in the show will be unveiled throughout the season.

The entire “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES” catalog was produced by the GRAMMY winning trio behind “BOARDWALK EMPIRE VOLUME 1: MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES” comprised of VINYL music supervisor Randall Poster (“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE”), Atlantic Records Group President of Film & Television/Atlantic Records Executive Vice President Kevin Weaver (“FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE”), and VINYL music producer Stewart Lerman. Meghan Currier, who supervises the music in the series with Poster, co-produced. Executive producers are Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, and Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman.
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VINYL: From Executive Producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Additional series regulars include Olivia Wilde (Devon Finestra), Ray Romano (Zak Yankovich), Ato Essandoh (Lester Grimes), Max Casella (Julius “Julie” Silver), P.J. Byrne (Scott Levitt), J.C. MacKenzie (Skip Fontaine), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Ingrid), Juno Temple (Jamie Vine), Jack Quaid (Clark Morelle), James Jagger (Kip Stevens) and Paul Ben-Victor (Maury Gold). Scorsese, Jagger and Winter executive produce along with Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras. Winter serves as showrunner. The 10-episode first season debuts February 14th.

For additional news and information, please see www.atlanticrecords.com.

“VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1”
(Atlantic Records/Warner Bros. Records)
RELEASE DATE: February 12th, 2016
COMPLETE TRACKLISTING

1. Ty Taylor – The World Is Yours
2. David Johansen – Personality Crisis
3. Kaleo – No Good
4. Sturgill Simpson – Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl)
5. Ruth Brown – Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
6. Otis Redding – Mr. Pitiful
7. Dee Dee Warwick – Suspicious Minds
8. Mott the Hoople – All The Way From Memphis
9. David Johansen – Stranded In The Jungle
10. Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That
11. Ty Taylor – Cha Cha Twist
12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun
13. Soda Machine – Want Ads
14. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
15. Soda Machine – Slippin’ Into Darkness
16. Edgar Winter – Frankenstein
17. Nasty Bits – Rotten Apple
18. Foghat – I Just Want To Make Love To You

BIRDY NEW ALBUM “BEAUTIFUL LIES”

BIRDY RELEASES HER BRAND NEW ALBUM “BEAUTIFUL LIES” ON ATLANTIC RECORDS ON MARCH 25.

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THE ALBUM INCLUDES THE BRILLIANT CURRENT SINGLE “KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP”
WHICH BIRDY PERFORMED ON ITV’S ‘THE BRITS ARE COMING’ TV SHOW.

The incredible Birdy releases her third studio album “Beautiful Lies” on Atlantic Records on March 25. The album features 14 new tracks including the current single “Keeping Your Head Up” which was written and co-produced by Birdy. The song is currently on the Radio One playlist and also on heavy rotation on BBC TV where it previews their 2016 schedule.

Talking about the album Birdy said; “This is my coming of age record. I’ve learned so much in the last few years and have been able to use the many experiences – good and bad – as inspiration when writing this album. This is the album that I’ve been able to steer most confidently and proudly, from the writing to the production to the artwork. A lot of the album is about finding light in the dark and overcoming the times when we feel completely lost.”

The album was produced by collaborators including Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys/Adele) and Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire/Florence and the Machine).

Birdy will be playing a special intimate show at London’s Oslo on Feb 9. Tickets are now on sale now

The last few years have seen Birdy work on an incredible array of projects, including highly prestigious film scores. Most recently her song “Let It All Go” was released as a duet with Rhodes whilst her classic song “Wings” was covered by Nothing but Thieves. Birdy’s music was used in ‘The Hunger Games” and “Brave” whilst she was also commissioned to write especially for the film “The Fault In Our Stars”.

The track listing for the album is:

GROWING PAINS
SHADOW
KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP
DEEP END
WILD HORSES
GROWING PAINS
LOST IT ALL
SILHOUETTE
LIFTED
TAKE MY HEART
HEAR YOU CALLING
WORDS
SAVE YOURSELF
UNBROKEN
BEAUTIFUL LIES
A deluxe version of the album featuring 4 extra tracks will also be available.

Pre-order “BEAUTIFUL LIES” here.

Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2015 Shortlist Announced

Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2015 Shortlist Announced: Gavin James ‘Bitter Pill’.

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2015, in association with IMRO and IRMA.

The overall winning Album of the Year will be selected by the judging panel at the Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar St, Dublin on Thursday March 3rd. The Live Event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.

The 11th annual Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate, acknowledge & promote the best in Irish recorded music. The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of twelve Irish music media professionals and industry experts.

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GLEN HANSARD’S A SEASON ON THE LINE EP

GLEN HANSARD’S A SEASON ON THE LINE EP DUE FEBRUARY 19 VIA ANTI- RECORDS

DIDN’T HE RAMBLE NOMINATED FOR BEST FOLK ALBUM AT 2016 GRAMMY AWARDS

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A Season on the Line, the new EP from Glen Hansard, will be available February 19. The album follows Hansard’s Grammy-nominated (Best Folk Album) second solo outing Didn’t He Ramble, which was released last fall. During his worldwide tour in support of Didn’t He Ramble, two songs continued to appear in his set—“Didn’t He Ramble” and “Way Back in the Way Back When”—though neither were included on the recent album or on any official release. This is all part of Hansard’s creative process—honing songs in a live setting. Due to popular demand, Hansard included the two songs on the new EP.

Recorded at Chicago’s Electrical Audio Studios on a day off between shows and featuring his touring band, “Didn’t He Ramble” and “Way Back in the Way Back When” bristle with all the energy that made them staples of the live show. A Season on the Line is rounded out by the tracks “Let Me In” and “Return,” both of which are from the intimate recording sessions for Didn’t He Ramble.

Hansard will continue to tour worldwide in support of the new music, including European dates next month. See below for details.

Hansard is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the influential Irish group The Frames. Whether busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or headlining a gig, Hansard has garnered a reputation as an unparalleled frontman. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the Once soundtrack. In 2013, the Broadway adaptation, Once, The Musical, won eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself. His debut solo album Rhythm & Repose was released in 2012.

SEASON ON THE LINE TRACK LISTING

1. Didn’t He Ramble
2. Way Back in the Way Back When
3. Let Me In
4. Return

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