“HAIL, CAESAR!” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album to Be Released on Back Lot Music on February 5

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Album Includes New Music by Oscar®-Nominated Composer Carter Burwell and Songs Featured in the New Comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Back Lot Music will release the soundtrack album for Hail, Caesar!, the new film from four-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Joel & Ethan Coen on February 5 – with the album presale available now on iTunes – it was announced today.  The Hail, Caesar! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes new music by Academy Award®-nominated composer Carter Burwell, as well as songs featured in the new comedy.  A vinyl version of the album will be released by Mondo, available for pre-order later this month.

Hail, Caesar! marks the Coen Brothers 16th collaboration with composer Carter Burwell.  Prior collaborations include Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man and True Grit.  Discussing his work on Hail, Caesar!, Burwell says: “The challenge and the fun of composing the score to Hail, Caesar! is that the it contains scenes from many films-in-the-making, and each of those was scored in a manner authentic to the period— basically MGM in the 1950s.  There is an Esther Williams water ballet, a Hopalong Cassidy Western, a Roman Christ epic, and all of these are subsumed by a kidnapping mystery, which is itself subsumed by a studio executive’s crisis of faith.  Melodies are shared between these bits of bright cloth to tie them together into a whole, and some of the recording was even done on the same stage where the MGM classics were recorded.”

Burwell has composed the music for more than 80 feature films and received his first Oscar® nomination for Best Original Score for Carol.  He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Carol.  He received an Annie Nomination for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production for the stop-motion film Anomalisa.  Other award highlights include O Brother, Where Art Thou? (BAFTA Nominee for Film Music) and Where the Wild Things Are (Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Score).

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Other recent projects for Burwell include the mystery drama Mr. Holmes and the ocean thriller The Finest Hours.  Burwell has taught and lectured at The Sundance Institute, New York University, Columbia University and Harvard University.

About the Film
Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy fueled by a brilliant cast led by Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum.

When the world’s biggest star vanishes and his captors demand an enormous ransom for his safe return, it will take the power of Hollywood’s biggest names to solve the mystery of his disappearance.  Bringing the audience along for a comic whodunit that pulls back the curtain and showcases the unexpected humor and industry drama found behind the scenes, Hail, Caesar! marks the Coens at their most inventive.

The comedy is produced by Joel and Ethan Coen through their Mike Zoss Productions, alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), who have partnered with the brothers since their Academy Award®-winning Fargo.

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Track List (all tracks by Carter Burwell, unless otherwise noted): 

1.)  Flat Lux

14.) Lazy Ol’ Moon Overture

2.)  5 AM

15.) Lazy Ol’ Moon – Willie Watson

3.)  Hail, Caesar!

16.)  The Glory of Love

4.)  Baird Hijacked

17.) Song of India

5.)  Hobie and Whitey

18.)  In Pursuit of the Future

6.)  Jonah’s Daughter

19.)  Slavery and Suffering – Red Army Choir 

7.)  Comrades Convene

20.)  Soviet Man

8.)  Cattle Call – Eddy Arnold

21.)  Denizens of the City

9.)  Malibu Safe House

22.)  Silverman Sax

10.) No Dames! – Channing Tatum

23.) Faith God Damn It!

11.)  The Hands of Communists

24.) Back to the Backlot

12.) Little Eddie

25.) Behold

13.) Our Father – Ascension Church Choir

26.) Echelon’s Song – Red Army Choir 

Pre-order the album: http://smarturl.it/HailCaesar

Back Lot Music is Universal Pictures’ in-house record label.
For more information, please contact:
Nikki Walsh, Back Lot Music/Universal Pictures
(818) 777-9151, Nikki.Walsh@nbcuni.com

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Hail Caesar!


Original score to the 2016 Cohen Brothers film. Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The comedy is produced by the Coen Brothers under their Mike Zoss Productions banner, with Working Title Films and Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan. The soundtrack features score by long time Coen Brothers collaborator Carter Burwell, nominated for a Golden Globe award for his score to this years feature film Carol. Hail, Caesar! #marks Burwell’s 16th collaboration with the Coen Brothers.
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Release date February 5, 2016.

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Groundhog Day in PA: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring

Thousands of fans watched as Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication, commemorating 130 years of Pennsylvania’s unique Groundhog Day tradition.

According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on February 2 and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected. The annual event that started with a small group of men known as the Inner Circle now attracts up to 30,000 visitors to Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, located about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Home to millions of acres of unspoiled forests and mountains, as well as the largest free-roaming elk herd in the eastern United States, the Pennsylvania Wilds region is composed of 12 distinct and beautiful counties, each with its own heritage, character, charm and outdoor adventure. This region is where visitors can find breathtaking views, thousands of miles of waterways, more than 1,600 miles of trails, 29 state parks and plenty of wildlife.

With the promise of warmer weather, here is a sampling of what Pennsylvania has in store for travelers this spring:

  • Phipps Conservatory Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, through February 28, Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh and its Countryside)
    The Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will provide breathtaking strolls through gardens of colorful orchids and tropical bonsai. Visitors can also experience the beauty of other unique plants in the glass Victorian greenhouse. Chase away the winter blues through striking displays designed by the talented Phipps staff.
  • Philadelphia Flower Show, March 5-13, Philadelphia (Philadelphia and the Countryside)
    Boasting the world’s oldest and largest indoor exhibition of its kind, the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” will celebrate 100 years of National Park Service with themed displays, live entertainment, and special events. The annual show is an international favorite and the major fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest program, which feeds more than 1,200 families each week during the growing season.
  • Annual Tour de Tanks of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, March 5-20, Saturdays and Sundays, York (Dutch Country Roads)
    Each Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of March, the award-winning wineries and distilleries of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail offer exclusive tank and barrel tastings to preview the season’s wines before they are bottled. A single ticket is good for all three weekends and offers wine lovers discounts on purchases during the events.
  • Opening Days of Trout and Salmon Fishing Season, April 2 and April 16 (Statewide)
    With more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and a large variety of fish, Pennsylvania is every fisherman’s dream. Fishing begins for 18 south central and southeastern counties on April 2 and statewide on April 16.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office, which operates under the state Department of Community and Economic Development, is dedicated to inspiring travel to the State of Independence. For more information, go to visitPA.com or call (800) VISIT PA; become a fan at facebook.com/visitPA, follow us at twitter.com/visitPA, view scenic photos on instagram.com/visit_PA, share photos at pinterest.com/visitPA, friend us at foursquare.com/visitPA, or watch us on youtube.com/visitPA.

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SoundExchange Ends Record-Setting Year with More Than $800 Million in Total Distributions to Recording Artists and Record Labels

SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that represents the entire recorded music industry. (PRNewsFoto/SoundExchange)

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Largest Fourth Quarter Distribution to Date Increases 16% from Q4 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SoundExchange today announced a new record with total year-end royalty payments reaching $802.6 million (up 4 percent from $773.4 million the prior year). The fourth quarter 2015 distribution also increased, totaling $211.4 million (up 16 percent from $182.8 million the prior year).

“As we close the books on a historic year in distributions for SoundExchange, we are looking forward to 2016. In the year ahead we will continue to develop products and services that help the music industry run more efficiently, increase the velocity of payments and reduce friction,” SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe said. “We believe 2016 will be our best year yet, and we are eager to share this ride together.”

More than 2,500 non-interactive Internet radio, satellite radio and cable radio services pay royalties to recording artists and rights holders through SoundExchange.

In addition to surpassing $800 million in royalties paid for the first time, SoundExchange reached many important milestones in 2015 that moved the recorded music industry forward. SoundExchange’s 2015 achievements include:

  • Paying more than $3 billion cumulatively in digital royalties to recording artists and labels since 2003.
  • Helping introduce the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, sponsored by Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in April.
  • Participating in the Copyright Royalty Board’s (CRB) Webcasting IV case, which set royalty rates and terms for webcasters using the statutory license for 2016-2020.
  • Hosting the SoundExchange Influencers Series at the Bluebird Café in Nashville featuring BeBe Winans, Jonathan McReynolds and Alexa Cruse.
  • Appointing music legend David Byrne to the SoundExchange Board of Directors.
  • Reaching a settlement agreement with National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on royalty rates through 2020 for webcasting by public radio stations.

About SoundExchange
SoundExchange is the independent non-profit collective management organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of over 110,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts for the use of their content on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the United States to collect and distribute statutory digital performance royalties from more than 2,500 services. Since 2003, SoundExchange has paid out more than $3 billion in royalties. For more information visit www.SoundExchange.com or www.facebook.com/soundexchange.

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New Album Dystopia Storms On To The Top 200 Chart At Number 3

NEW ALBUM DYSTOPIA STORMS ON TO THE TOP 200 CHART AT NUMBER 3 (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

NEW ALBUM DYSTOPIA STORMS ON TO THE TOP 200 CHART AT NUMBER 3 (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

“Vital and menacing thrash…Megadeth sound reborn on Dystopia” – ROLLING STONE

“‘Dystopia’ sees Megadeth come within hailing distance of their dazzling best.” – KERRANG

“Dystopia is an absolutely blistering return to the state-of-the-art bombast and refined technicality of past glories like Rust in Peace and Endgame.” – The Guardian UK

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — 30 years into a groundbreaking career, hard rock and metal forerunners Megadeth return to take the no. 3 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart alongside Adele and Justin Bieber.  The release of Dystopia marks the highest chart impact for Megadeth since Countdown To Extinction, which debuted at no. 2.  Dystopia is the band’s 6th studio album in the top 10, and 11th studio album in the top 20. Also, Dystopia is the no. 1 album on the Hard Music and Top Rock charts, and no. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart.

Says Dave Mustaine: “Getting the number one spot for hard rock and metal while a very talented lady (Adele) gets the number one spot for pop – I am ecstatic with the results of Dystopia.  Now, it’s time to take it to the streets!”

Always a global band, Megadeth’s domination was felt overseas as well, with top 10 debuts in Japan (no. 2 international chart), Finland (no. 3), Canada (no. 3), Mexico (no. 4), and Australia (no. 6), as well as Belgium, Ireland, and Australia achieving the band’s highest chart positions ever. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts include UK, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France.

Rock critics and fans around the world are hailing Dystopia as a triumphant return from one of the most important bands in the genre:

Outburn Magazine proclaims, “…returning to more complex song structures of the band’s ‘Rust In Peace’ era…it’s everything one would want from a Megadeth album.” “The Megadeth of old is back,” Decibel says, and Loudwire professes, “Dystopia is a first-rate Megadeth album.”

Featuring 11 tracks, Dystopia (Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records) was released January 22 on CDLP, and digitally.  A special edition is also available featuring a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience, which includes the new album, a CEEK Virtual Reality headset and a download code to unlock exclusive content.

With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold). The Megadeth lineup is comprised of new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra), David Ellefson on bass, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record with Megadeth.

Recently, Megadeth announced the details for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, which kicks off in Dallas, TX on February 20, 2016. The North American leg takes them across the U.S, visiting 12 states and throughout Canada.  For more information, go to www.megadeth.com.

Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time).  Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums.

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Dystopia


Megadeth storm back onto the scene with their 15th studio album, Dystopia. With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold). The rest of the Megadeth lineup is comprised of David ‘Junior’ Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album. Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine’s intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to Megadeth’s influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground. Megadeth burst onto the thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
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Release date January 22, 2016.

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