3.09-10 Anne Stott Love Never Dies (Independent) Bright Light Social Hour Space Is Still The Place (Frenchkiss) Casey Weston Young Heart (Independent) Danielle Nicole "You Only Need Me When You're Down" (Concord/CMG) Guster "Endlessly" (Nettwerk) Jenny Lewis "She's Not Me" (Warner Bros.) Jill Cohn Heartstrings Touching The Ground (Independent) Katie Buchanan Glow (Independent) McCrary Sisters Let's Go (MC/Thirty Tigers) My Morning Jacket "Big Decisions" (ATO/Capitol) Nate Reuss "Nothing Without Love" (Fueled By Ramaan/Atlantic) Rachel Garlin Wink At July (Independent) Seasick Steve "Summertime Boy" (Bronze Rat) Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur/Thirty Tigers) Sol Driven Train Crazy Dancer (Independent) Steven Hobert Ocean Eyes (Independent)
Boulder Keynote Announced The FMQB Triple A Conference is coming up August 5-8, 2015 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, and last week saw the announcement of the subject of the Keynote Interview, author and publicist Dennis McNally. McNally is best known as the publicist for the Grateful Dead and has also worked for many other acts, including Little Feat and The Subdudes. McNally entered the Dead’s world as its biographer, being hired by guitarist Jerry Garcia after he read McNally’s Jack Kerouac bio, Desolate Angel. He went on to pen the definitive Grateful Dead biography, A Long Strange Trip and followed that with an unrelated study of music’s effect on social history, On Highway 61, currently in its second pressing. WFUV/New York PD Rita Houston will talk with McNally about all of these topics at 4 p.m., Wednesday August 5.
Early Bird Registration for the FMQB Triple A Conference is only $269 through March 15 at registration.fmqb.com. You can also book your room at the St. Julien, which is almost sold out, with special FMQB rates starting at only $219 per night. To book rooms call (720) 406-9696 and mention FMQB. Overflow hotel info will come soon at FMQB.com.
Warner Music Group Names James Steven EVP/Communications & Marketing Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) announces the promotion of James Steven to the post of Executive Vice President, Communications & Marketing, effective immediately. As a member of WMG's senior management team, Steven, who is based at the company’s headquarters in New York, will continue to report to WMG's CEO Steve Cooper.
Steven will be responsible for WMG’s worldwide communications and corporate marketing functions, including external and internal communications, investor relations, social responsibility, and special events. He will also oversee the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of WMG’s operating companies.
Cooper said, “Communications plays an essential role in presenting WMG’s mission to the world at large, and in connecting and unifying our people across the globe. Hard-working and resourceful, James and his team are doing a fantastic job, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”
Steven said, “WMG has an incomparable story, a unique perspective and an impressive array of executive, artist and songwriter talent. I've benefited greatly from having inspiring mentors and colleagues, and I'm grateful for this opportunity at such a dynamic time for our company and the industry."
Mumford Gets Wilder Mumford & Sons has revealed the details of its forthcoming third album, Wilder Mind. It will be released in North America through Glassnote Records on May 4. It is produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine) and features 12 new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demoed at Aaron Dessner's (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn. This new album marks a bit of a departure, since the band adjusted its approach not only to writing and recording, but also to texture and dynamics.
"Towards the end of the Babel tour, we'd always play new songs during soundchecks, and none of them featured the banjo, or a kick-drum," says Marcus Mumford. "And demoing with Aaron meant that, when we took a break, we knew it wasn't going to involve acoustic instruments. We didn't say, 'No acoustic instruments.' But I think all of us had this desire to shake it up. The songwriting hasn't changed drastically; it was led more by a desire to not do the same thing again. Plus, we fell back in love with drums! It's as simple as that."
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