14 specially-priced, themed collections from EMI’s unrivaled classical music catalog to be released digitally on June 26
NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 14 releases in EMI Classics’ new digital compilation series “The Greatest Classical Music Ever!” offer a perfect introduction to classical music for all who are curious about it, but are not quite certain where to start. Each compilation contains carefully selected pieces from EMI’s unmatched classical recording vault – one of the largest and most storied in the world – stretching back to 1899 and featuring composers from Bach and Beethoven to John Williams, as well as legendary artists including Maria Callas and Itzhak Perlman. The series will be available for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
The albums are organized by various themes – moods, events, composers, artists, popular works, and so on – in order to provide a broad variety of entry points to classical newcomers. The series’ flagship release, 50 Best Classical Hits, presents all of the must-have hits in one elegant package, and 50 Best Classical Music in the Movies pulls together the classical music heard in popular movies such as Star Wars, Titanic, Black Swan, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many more. The series’ other 12 releases offer equally diverse collections, including popular wedding classics, songs for your newborn baby, and overviews of the most famous works by Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. ”The Greatest Classical Music Ever!” provides the best recordings at the remarkable price of only $5.99 each, with most of the collections containing 50 tracks.
While there’s no shortage of classical compilations, “The Greatest Classical Music Ever!” aims to be the last word: providing the highest quality at the best price, so music fans can easily download the albums to their computers, iPods or smart phones and begin exploring the vast world of classical music.
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – 50 Best Classical Hits
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – 50 Best Classical Music in the Movies
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Ode to Joy – 50 Best Beethoven
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Air – 50 Best Bach
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Amadeus – 50 Best Mozart
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – 50 Best Relaxing Classical
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – 50 Best Romantic Classical Music
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – 50 Best Wedding Music
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Classical Music for Your Baby
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Fur Elise – 50 Best Classical Piano
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Casta Diva – 50 Best Maria Callas
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – 50 Best Baroque Hits
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
- The Greatest Classical Music Ever! – Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
SOURCE EMI Classics
This company’s web site http://www.universalclassics.com
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RUSH TO VISIT 33 CITIES THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA IN 2012
Tickets on sale in select markets beginning April 27th at LiveNation.com
LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Alongside the release of the powerful new single “Headlong Flight,” Live Nation announced today that Rush will embark on a North American Tour in support of their upcoming and highly anticipated new album, “CLOCKWORK ANGELS.” This year’s fall tour will visit approximately 33 cities beginning September 7th in Manchester, NH, and finishing December 2nd in Houston, TX, with stops along the way in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Bridgeport, Philadelphia, Saskatoon, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tampa, as well as dates in Canada and more (complete tour itinerary follows). Tickets for the Clockwork Angels Tour will go on sale starting April 27th in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
“CLOCKWORK ANGELS,” the band’s 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th.This is the renowned trio’s first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner records. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most relevant.
Singer/bassist Geddy Lee remarked, “‘Headlong Flight’ was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end. Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the 2nd leg of the Time Machine Tour and I did not revisit that jam until a year later. Alex and I assembled the song to be an instrumental and its original title was ‘Take that lampshade off yo head!’ but once we saw the lyrics Neil had written for ‘Headlong Flight,’ I knew that the spirit of the lyrics matched the instrumental perfectly and it was just a matter of making them fit and writing the melodies.”
Drummer and lyricist Neil Peart explained, “In late 2011, my drum teacher Freddie Gruber, towards the end of his long and adventurous 84 years, was reminiscing among friends and former students. Often he would shake his head and say, ‘I had quite a ride. I wish I could do it all again.’ That is not a feeling I have ever shared about the past — I remain glad that I don’t have to do it all again. While working on the lyrics for ‘Headlong Flight,’ the last song written for Clockwork Angels, I tried to summarize my character’s life and adventures. My own ambivalence colored the verses, while Freddie’s words inspired the chorus ‘I wish that I could live it all again.’”
The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush’s vast catalog includes such classics as 1974′s self-titled debut, 1976′s “2112,” 1981′s “MOVING PICTURES,” 1996′s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002′s “VAPOR TRAILS.” Rush’s last studio album, 2007′s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, marking the band’s highest chart debut since 1993, as well as their eleventh top 10 album in the U.S. The album’s first single, “Far Cry,” hit the top 5 at mainstream rock radio, with airplay on over 100 radio stations in the US and the track “Malignant Narcissism” was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category.
In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.” Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.” A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”
Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program beginning April 23rd in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Exclusive Rush ticket packages are available, please visit http://vipnation.com for package details.
|CLOCKWORK ANGELS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY|
|Sep-7||Manchester, NH||Verizon Wireless Arena||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Sep-9||Washington, DC||Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-11||Pittsburgh, PA||CONSOL Energy Center||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-13||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-15||Chicago, IL||United Center||On Sale Sat. Apr. 28|
|Sep-18||Detroit, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills||On Sale Sat. Apr. 28|
|Sep-20||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-22||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-24||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-26||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-28||Saskatoon, SK||Credit Union Centre||On Sale Soon|
|Sep-30||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place||On Sale Soon|
|Oct-10||Bridgeport, CT||Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard||On Sale Soon|
|Oct-12||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Oct-14||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre||On Sale Soon|
|Oct-18||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre||On Sale Soon|
|Oct-20||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Oct-22||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Oct-24||Boston, MA||TD Garden||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Oct-26||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center||On Sale Sat. Apr. 28|
|Oct-28||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena||On Sale Soon|
|Oct-30||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena||On Sale Soon|
|*Nov-1||Atlanta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-3||Tampa, FL||1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-13||Seattle, WA||KeyArena||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-15||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-17||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Nov-19||Los Angeles, CA||Gibson Amphitheatre||On Sale Fri. Apr. 27|
|Nov-23||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-25||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-28||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center||On Sale Soon|
|Nov-30||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center||On Sale Soon|
|Dec-2||Houston, TX||Toyota Center||On Sale Soon|
|*Atlanta tickets through usual outlets, not a Live Nation Event|
Additional information to be announced. Itinerary subject to change.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment
Pre-order your copy of Clockwork Angels today from Amazon.
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SongVest and Larry Dunn, founding member of the legendary band Earth Wind & Fire, will be offering some of his most dedicated fans a very unique opportunity to share partial song royalty rights to some of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Greatest Hits including their first #1 single, “Shining Star.”
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
SongVest, the world’s first and only site to share a portion of or sell songs themselves as entertainment memorabilia, has announced their next auction with Larry Dunn and Earth, Wind & Fire. In addition to partial song royalty ownership, the winning bidder of Shining Star will have the opportunity to meet with Larry during a private recording session.
Songs up for auction will include “Shining Star,” “Jupiter,” “Africano,” “Be Ever Wonderful,” “Gratitude,” “Magic Mind,” “Let Me Talk,” “Departure,” “Faces,” “Ain’t No Harm to Moan,” “Clover,” “Dreams,” “Seraphim (Angel)” and “African Symphony”
“We are very excited to have an artist of Larry’s caliber on our site, and provide an opportunity for Larry Dunn & Earth, Wind & Fire fans to connect with him in a completely unique way” said Sean Peace (President and Founder of SongVest).
Earth, Wind & Fire has entertained fans around the world for decades, and established themselves as one of the biggest bands in music history. In addition to selling 90+ million records worldwide and winning six Grammys, Earth, Wind & Fire has had numerous Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum chart-topping albums and singles. The band was also inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000.
Larry Dunn is currently recording and touring with The Larry Dunn Orchestra as well as writing, producing and playing for various artists and projects including the forthcoming Earth, Wind & Fire release entitled, “Now, Then & Forever.” His solo projects, “Lover’s Silhouette” and “N2 The Journey” are available for purchase on iTunes. Larry was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame in 2010. For more on Larry, visit his website at http://www.larrydunnmusic.com
“I think it’s great that SongVest gives me the opportunity to share some of my rich history with my fans,” said Larry Dunn. “The winner of Shining Star is definitely in for a wonderful warm experience by spending time with me in the studio.”
For more details about the auctions, please visit SongVest.com The auction will begin on April 9th, 2012 and end May 6th, 2012.
Since 2007, SongVest has offered music fans, collectors and investors the unique opportunity to share the royalties with the writers of their favorite music. Past auctions have included the rights of songs recorded by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne and The Monkees. Also don’t miss buying royalties as investments at The Royalty Exchange.
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LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) have announced an extensive U.S. summer tour, beginning early June and continuing through the end of September. The U.S. itinerary starts on June 7 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA , and concludes on the West Coast. CSN website members will have access to pre-sale tickets; various public on sales for the U.S. dates begin this week.
The CSN U.S. Summer Tour comes on the heels of their Australia/New Zealand and South American tours. Highlights this summer include The Wang Theater in Boston, MA (6/18), Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ (6/26-27), Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA (7/14), Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (7/27), Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX (8/14), Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (8/21), the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA (9/7), and Humphrey’s in San Diego, CA (9/29).
CSN will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Summer Tour to charity. In addition, special benefit seats will be available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund (www.guacfund.org). VIP packages are also available at www.crosbystillsnash.com.
The players accompanying Crosby, Stills & Nash on their 2012 tour are: Todd Caldwell (organ), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), and James Raymond (keyboards).
More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills , and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, with the honor recognizing both CSN as a group, and each member as individual solo artists.
CSN’s music first became a cornerstone of rock ‘n roll with the self-titled 1969 debut LP, one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Ever since—through changing times, various configurations, and acclaimed solo careers—Crosby, Stills & Nash have continued to tour and record as “three together.”
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH 2012 U.S. DATES
|7||Philadelphia, PA||Tower Theatre|
|8||Johnstown, PA||Cambria County War Memorial|
|10||Cleveland, OH||Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica|
|12||Canandaigua, NY||Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center|
|13||Gilford, NH||Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion|
|15||Providence, RI||Providence Performing Arts Center|
|16||Wallingford, CT||Oakdale Theatre|
|18||Boston, MA||The Wang Theatre|
|20||Westbury, NY||Theatre at Westbury|
|21||Westbury, NY||Theatre at Westbury|
|23||Erie, PA||Presque Isle State Park|
|24||Bethlehem, PA||Sands Bethlehem Event Center|
|26||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|27||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|29||Red Bank, NJ||Count Basie Theatre|
|30||Atlantic City, NJ||BorgataEvent Center|
|2||Baltimore, MD||Pier Six Pavilion|
|3||Vienna, VA||Wolf Trap|
|5||Charlottesville, VA||nTelos Wireless Pavilion|
|7||Portsmouth, VA||nTelos Wireless Pavilion|
|8||Durham, NC||Durham Performing Arts Center|
|11||Tuscaloosa, AL||Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre|
|13||Biloxi, MS||IP Casino Resort & Spa|
|14||Alpharetta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park|
|27||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|28||Paducah, KY||Carson Center|
|30||Cincinnati, OH||PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center|
|31||Toledo, OH||Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre|
|2||St. Louis, MO||Fox Theater|
|3||Chicago, IL||Ravinia Festival|
|5||Milwaukee, WI||Riverside Theater|
|6||Minneapolis, MN||Orpheum Theatre|
|8||Lincoln, NE||Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater|
|9||Kansas City, MO||Starlight Theatre|
|11||Wichita, KS||Hartman Arena|
|12||Oklahoma City, OK||Zoo Amphitheatre|
|14||Dallas, TX||Verizon Theatre|
|15||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|17||San Antonio, TX||Majestic Theatre|
|18||Austin, TX||Austin City Limits Live|
|20||Albuquerque, NM||Route 66 Casino|
|21||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|23||Salt Lake City, UT||Red Butte Garden|
|24||Boise, ID||Idaho Botanic Gardens|
|4||Phoenix, AZ||Symphony Hall|
|7||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|8||San Jose, CA||San Jose Civic Auditorium|
|14||Woodinville, WA||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
|22||Reno, NV||Reno Events Center|
|28||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|29||San Diego, CA||Humphrey’s|
SOURCE Crosby, Stills & Nash
Web Site: http://www.crosbystillsnash.com
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