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First Round of 2015 GRAMMY Nominations Announced!

GRAMMYAwards(PCM) In a live broadcast on Friday morning’s “CBS This Morning,” Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced the first round of GRAMMY nominations for 2015, with both announcers making an appearance on the list.

The official GRAMMY twitter account also tweeted the announcement and nominations to its 1.75 million followers.

Pharrell Williams is nominated for his album Girl for Best Contemporary Urban Album and Best Pop Solo Performance for his hit single of the same album, “Happy.” Ed Sheeran received a nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” for X.

An almost completely full list of the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be published on GRAMMY.com at 2 p.m. ET while the Album of the Year nominations will be announced during “A Very GRAMMY® Christmas,” which will air on CBS at 9–10 p.m. ET/PT.

The 57th Grammy Awards take place at the Staples Center in L.A. Live on Sunday, February 6, 2015 and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.  Read below for the partial list of 2015 GRAMMY nominations!

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

  • Dierks Bentley, Riser
  • Eric Church, The Outsiders
  • Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
  • Miranda Lambert, Platinum
  • Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

  • Coldplay, Ghost Stories
  • Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
  • Ariana Grande, My Everything
  • Katy Perry, Prism
  • Ed Sheeran, X
  • Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

  • Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
  • Beyoncé, Beyoncé
  • Chris Brown, X
  • Mali Music, Mali Is…
  • Pharrell Williams, Girl

RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • Iggy Azalea, “Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)”
  • Sia, “Chandelier”
  • Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
  • Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
  • Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

  • John Legend, “All of Me (Live Version)”
  • Sia, “Chandelier”
  • Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
  • Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
  • Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

BEST ROCK SONG

  • Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
  • Beck, “Blue Moon”
  • The Black Keys, “Fever”
  • Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
  • Jack White, “Lazaretto”

BEST ROCK ALBUM

  • Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
  • Beck, Morning Phase
  • Black Keys, Turn Blue
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
  • U2, Songs of Innocence

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Bastille
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Brandy Clark
  • Haim
  • Sam Smith

BEST COUNTRY SONG

  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
  • Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
  • Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
  • Tim McGraw, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

BEST REGGAE ALBUM

  • Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
  • Lee Scratch Perry, Back On the Controls
  • Sean Paul, Full Frequency 
  • Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
  • Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power 
  • Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste 

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM 

  • Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek
  • Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas
  • Annie Lennox, Nostalgia 
  • Barbra Streisand, Partners
  • Barry Manilow, Night Songs

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

  • Roseanne Cash, The River and the Thread
  • John Hiatt, Terms of My Surrender
  • Keb’ Mo’, BLUESAmericana
  • Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
  • Strugil Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

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Bonnaroo Reveals An Epic 2014 Line-Up!

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(PCM) The line-up for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been unleashed and this year they have truly outdone themselves. This year’s festival will take place from June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN and tickets will go on-sale on February 22nd at 12PM EST on Bonnaroo.com

Bonnaroo 2014 will feature over 125 bands and 20 + comedians performing on 13 stages over the course of the weekend. The entertainment never stops as Bonnaroo is the only music festival in the country that operates 24 hours a day without a curfew.

This year’s line-up features performers such as Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, Phoenix,The Avett Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Kaskade, Wiz Kahlifia and many, many more!  See the Official Line-up announcement video below:

Each year Bonnaroovians gather together from all over the world to celebrate music and camaraderie. They have even developed the Bonnaroovian code which encourages Bonnaroovians to adequately prepare for the weekend, look after each other, respect the farm, and project a positive attitude.

Over 80,000 fans attend Bonnaroo each year and with a line-up like this one I would expect their numbers to skyrocket even higher in 2014. Will you ‘Roo this year? We want to hear your thoughts on this year’s line-up below!

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Bonnaroo Reveals An Epic 2014 Line-Up!

Bonnaroo-2014

(PCM) The line-up for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been unleashed and this year they have truly outdone themselves. This year’s festival will take place from June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN and tickets will go on-sale on February 22nd at 12PM EST on Bonnaroo.com

Bonnaroo 2014 will feature over 125 bands and 20 + comedians performing on 13 stages over the course of the weekend. The entertainment never stops as Bonnaroo is the only music festival in the country that operates 24 hours a day without a curfew.

This year’s line-up features performers such as Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, Phoenix,The Avett Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Kaskade, Wiz Kahlifia and many, many more!  See the Official Line-up announcement video below:

Each year Bonnaroovians gather together from all over the world to celebrate music and camaraderie. They have even developed the Bonnaroovian code which encourages Bonnaroovians to adequately prepare for the weekend, look after each other, respect the farm, and project a positive attitude.

Over 80,000 fans attend Bonnaroo each year and with a line-up like this one I would expect their numbers to skyrocket even higher in 2014. Will you ‘Roo this year? We want to hear your thoughts on this year’s line-up below!

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Jack White’s Third Man Records Faces Large Copyright Claim From Paramount Collection

paramount-records(PCM) Third Man Records, founded by artist Jack White, and Revenant Records released a huge vinyl collection last year titled “Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932).  Now, it seems that a non-profit organization has stepped forward and are claiming to own the rights of about 800 songs featured in the collection.

Jazz musician Lars Edegran, who belongs to the George H. Buck, Jr. (GHB) Jazz Foundation, claims that Buck himself purchased the rights to the Paramount recordings back in 1970. However, at this time the foundation has yet to offer up any physical proof that they do in fact own the recordings only their word.

Dean Blackwood, the founder of Revenant Records says that they have informed the foundation that they would be more than happy to reach an agreement with them if they are able to indeed prove ownership of the recordings. Blackwood goes on to say that “there is a more than 50-year history of labels large and small reissuing this material without their involvement, we remain open to discussions with them if they can prove ownership of the recordings.”

Edegran responded to Blackwood with the following statement, but still has yet to surface with any physical proof of ownership. “Paramount recordings have been issued under license agreements for a very long time going back to the first owners, the Wisconsin Chair Company who licensed material to Columbia and Decca and others. The next owner of Paramount, John Steiner, licensed Paramount recordings to Biograph, Milestone, Riverside and others. GHB Jazz Foundation has license agreements with Sony, Rhino, Rykodisc, Shout, Universal, Fantasy, Fox Music, HBO to name a few. All these companies recognize our ownership of Paramount Records. It is true that a number of small labels have used Paramount material without our permission but there has been no infringement on the scale of the box set issued by Third Man/Revenant Records—close to 800 tracks of Paramount recordings.”

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The Governors Ball Music Festival Announces 2014 Line-Up

GB3(PCM) Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival, unveiled early this morning with a full page ad in the New York Times. Held Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th in Randall’s Island Park, the 4th annual edition of New York City’s premier music event will showcase a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long.

In a nod to the vibrant music scene in the beautiful city Governors Ball gratefully calls home, this year’s lineup also features a large contingent of established and up and coming local NYC artists, including among others, Interpol, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, Julian Casablancas, Sleigh Bells, Lucius, Haerts, and The Strokes who were confirmed for the festival late last night and will play their first show in NYC since their 2011 Madison Square Garden gig. Tickets go on sale at 3 pm EST today on GovBall.com through Eventbrite.

Last year’s sold-out 2013 edition of the festival cemented Governors Ball as a “major contender” (Rolling Stone) among North America’s premier music events. In three short years Governors Ball had grown from a one-day event with 12 acts in 2011, to an all weekend three-day affair featuring a world class lineup of the most compelling and in demand performers around. Considering New York City’s reputation as a notoriously challenging market, the success of Governors Ball has been incredible and humbling for NYC based festival producers/owners Founders Entertainment. Each year they strive to repay the support of Governors Ball patrons by working tirelessly to expand and improve the festival experience for attendees. Founders Entertainment will host a Reddit AMA to take feedback and answer questions from Governors Ball patrons between 2 and 4 pm EST on January 22nd.

The coming 2014 festival will build upon the size and scope of last year’s programming, and Founders Entertainment are also expanding the festival site: allowing attendees to spread out and enjoy new and improved performance spaces, unique art installations, revamped high-end food and drink areas, and an improved location to savor offerings from some of New York City’s best food trucks. And of course as in years past, the festival will include a wide array of Governors Ball’s popular summer-time activities and lawn games among other attractions.

This year’s lineup also pays special homage to the great city Governors Ball calls home. “New York City is the greatest city in the world, and we’re blessed to call it our home,” says Founders Entertainment partner Jordan Wolowitz. “We’re thrilled to showcase some of NYC’s greatest homegrown talent at Gov Ball this year. From The Strokes, and Vampire Weekend, to Sleigh Bells, Ratking, and Lucius, we have some of our generation’s greatest NYC bands on board to slay the masses. It’s gonna be a great weekend.

Founders Entertainment is once again honored to invite attendees to Governors Ball’s festival grounds at Randall’s Island Park. In addition to being accessible by bus, foot, bike, car, and cab, the festival will again offer ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds. With each subsequent year of the festival, Founders Entertainment has utilized experience and feedback from previous years to ensure transportation to and from Governors Ball is as smooth and easy as possible.

Full Line-Up Below:

OutKast

Jack White

Vampire Weekend

The Strokes

Phoenix

Skrillex

Interpol

Axwell & Ingrosso

Foster the People

TV on the Radio

Julian Casablancas

Disclosure

J. Cole

Spoon

Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley

Broken Bells

Damon Albarn

James Blake

Neko Case

Empire of the Sun

The Kills

Sleigh Bells

Childish Gambino

The Head & the Heart

Grimes

The Naked & Famous

The 1975

Janelle Monae

Fitz & the Tantrums

Jenny Lewis

Tyler, the Creator

La Roux

Washed Out

The Glitch Mob

The Bloody Beetroots

Earl Sweatshirt

Kurt Vile

Bastille

Frank Turner

Chance the Rapper

Lucius

WIld Belle

AlunaGeorge

Jason Isbell

Tanlines

Bleachers

RJD2

Deafheaven

Run the Jewels

SKATERS

Half Moon Run

Banks

Classixx

Ratking

Papa

Drowners

Diarrhea Planet

Little Comets

Hunter Hunted

Haerts

Tourist

The Internet

Meg Myers

Cayucas

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Cris Cab

Ben Cameron

The Chain Gang of 1974

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