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Hey Ocean Signs With Universal Music Canada; New EP And Canadian Tour Set For November 1

Nettwerk Management client Hey Ocean has just inked a label deal with Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. With three Vancouverites at its core (Ashleigh Ball, David Beckingham, & David Vertesi), Hey Ocean is to many the quintessential West Coast band.

On November 1, after a three year hiatus, Hey Ocean are set to release their anticipated digital EP titled, Big Blue Wave. The EP, which includes the band’s forthcoming radio single of the same name, features four brand new recordings.

After being independent for over half a decade, the release of Big Blue Wave will be Hey Ocean’s first since signing with Universal Music Canada. Historically, the band has been hands-on every step of the way, releasing through their own label, Pop Machine and touring tirelessly from coast to coast. Their captivating and energetic live show has not only earned them the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base, but also the reputation for being one of Canada’s best young bands.

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Frazey Ford Announces New US Tour Dates With The Carolina Chocolate Drops In December

Frazey Ford will join the Carolina Chocolate Drops on a handful of US tour dates in December.  She'll be performing songs from her critically-acclaimed solo album Obadiah, and will be joined by her fellow Be Good Tanyas bandmate Trish Klein.

Tour dates:
Sat, Dec 3     Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
Sun, Dec 4    Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Wed, Dec 7    Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Thu, Dec 8     Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Fri, Dec 9      Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
Sat, Dec 10,   Nashville, TN @  Mercy Lounge

Morgan Page Joined By Tegan & Sara, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Angela McCluskey, American Idol Blake Lewis and others

On October 15th at Avalon Hollywood, the golden child of the EDM scene, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page was joined on stage by a flood of special guests - Tegan & Sara, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Andy Caldwell, Jonathan Mendelsohn and Angela McCluskey - with American Idol's Blake Lewis starting things up with a DJ set. The show comprised mostly of Page’s originals and remixes – previewing a number of tracks from the forthcoming 2012 studio album.  To check out more photos from that night, see below and/or click HERE.

Like his contemporaries (Deadmaus, Girl Talk), Page put steroids into his live production to marry the audio and visual experience for his fans. As part of the set up, Veokami, a video technology company, teamed up with Page to build a crowd-sourced, interactive “recording” of the performance so that fans around the world can share the experience from start to end and from multiple camera angles. Fans were asked to bring their video cameras and record the night, and Veokami will stitch the footage together to create and share a single live piece. For more information:

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Ladytron Announces International Tour Dates; Sneak Peek To Exclusive MTV Iggy Performance

Having wrapped up their North American tour, Ladytron announces several forthcoming shows in Brazil and Chile. Full dates below, with more to announce in the coming weeks.

Today, MTV World goes live with MTV Iggy, a global music brand connecting the MTV audience with artists from around the world. As part of the launch, MTV Iggy invited Ladytron to Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall for an exclusive performance video shoot. For some “sneak peek” photos from the shoot, please click on the above photo gallery.

Tour Dates:

11-Nov-11 San Paulo, Brazil Joia
18-Nov-11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio
19-Nov-11 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Grande Teatro do Palacia Das Artes
23-Nov-11 Santiago, Chile Industria Cultural

K-OS Kicks Off Canadian Tour On Nov 24; Stream New Track "Holy Cow"

Nettwerk Management artist K-OS will kick off a Canadian tour on November 24th in Victoria, BC in support of his MuchMusic Presents K-OS Live album, out now. Stream the new track "Holy Cow" below and get the full list of tour dates at the MuchMusic blog HERE

Holy Cow - k-os by rickjamesbaker


In Case You Missed It: Feed Me's New Single "Trapdoor" Featuring Hadouken

In case you missed it, Feed Me's new single "Trapdoor" features Nettwerk label artist Hadouken!. "Trapdoor" builds on a wave of astral synths as they filter in through the track, lifting the vocals up on a bed of melody before unleashing its full force with a maniacal, mechanised baseline that writhes through the core of the track wiring itself around the soft synths and vocal hooks. Play the video above to hear "Trapdoor."

Stay tuned for more news from Hadouken!. 

Ivy's "Edge Of The Ocean" Is The Soundtrack To American Airlines New Ad Campaign

Ivy's signature track "Edge of the Ocean" from their 2001 album Apartment Life is currently the soundtrack to American Airlines new television ad campaign. If the track sounds familiar, it's because you've probably heard it in a slew of other television shows and films over the years; it remains the band's top-selling track. Ivy's fifth studio album All Hours is out now. 

Matt Wertz To Release New Christmas Album 'Snow Globe' On October 25

Singer/songwriter Matt Wertz offers the perfect holiday soundtrack for tree-trimming, treat-baking and gift-wrapping with Snow Globe, his first Christmas album, available on Handwritten/Essential Records October 25.

Blending Wertz’s signature acoustic style with strings and horns while adding a little holiday flare, Snow Globe features timeless Christmas classics including, “Walking In A Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night” made angelic by the lilting voices of The Nashville Children’s Choir. The 12-track album, produced by Ben Shive, features guest vocals by Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Dave Barnes.

“There is a reverence to making Christmas music,” says Wertz. “Instead of making the song serve me, I tried to serve the song. I wanted to make a Christmas record my grandkids would listen to someday.”

The project will be supported with a radio single and a 10-city Christmas tour throughout the Midwest and Southwest this December. Visit for a list of tour dates.

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Peter Murphy Releases 'The Secret Bees Of Ninth' EP; Fall Tour Launches November 3

Just a few months since the release of his critically lauded ninth solo album, Ninth, iconic frontman Peter Murphy unveils The Secret Bees Of Ninth EP, out now digitally. The 6-track EP features four previously unreleased B-sides from his recent solo effort, plus the full-length version of album track "Secret Silk Society," and his current single "Seesaw Sway.” exclusively premiered “Gaslit" from the EP, commenting that Peter is “as dark and intense as ever on the track, which is just as strong as anything on Ninth.” Check out the full post on here:

Murphy, who is currently in the midst of the European leg of his major fall tour, will head to North America in November for a co-headline tour with alternative rock outfit She Wants Revenge. See tour dates and full EP tracklisting below. 

Listen To Selections From The 'Janie Jones Official Motion Picture Soundtrack,' Out Today

Today, Nettwerk Records releases the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Janie Jones (Tribeca Film). The soundtrack features 11 songs, eight of which are performed by the film’s lead actors, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, My Sister’s Keeper) and Alessandro Nivola (Laurel Canyon, Coco Before Chanel), in addition to tracks from recording artists William Fitzsimmons, Gemma Hayes and Patrick WatsonJanie Jones is in select theatres starting October 28, 2011, as well nationally on video on demand, iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly and Vudu. Watch the official trailer here:

Listen to selections from the Janie Jones Original Motion Picture Soundtrack below. 

Janie Jones - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sampler] by nettwerkmusicgroup

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