Features First QR Code on U.S. Postage Stamps
NEW YORK , June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Music speaks an international language, crossing borders and oceans. Today, the United States Postal Service and
La Poste of France celebrate a lively conversation between continents with the issuance of the Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps. The U.S. version of the stamps, issued as Forever stamps, go on sale today at Post Offices nationwide. The U.S. version and La Poste versions can be purchased in the United States online at usps.com and by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).
This is the first time the United States and France have jointly issued a stamp since 1989, when both countries honored the bicentennial of the French Revolution.
The Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps also feature another historic first. For the first time, a QR code is printed on the back of the stamps. The code can be scanned with a smart phone. A landing page opens with an option to listen to music from Davis while viewing photographs and a timeline of the lives of both Davis and Piaf. There are several buttons on the landing site including a Buy Now button that enables purchasing the U.S. and French versions of the Davis and Piaf stamps as well as other related products. The landing site can be emailed, shared on Facebook and Twitter and videos may be added.
Edith Piaf, forever associated with her hometown of Paris, is one of the few French popular singers to become a household name in the United States. The renowned American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is beloved in France, where he performed frequently and was made a Chevalier in the Legion of Honor. He also was awarded the Grande Medaille de Vermeil by the city of Paris, the equivalent of making him an honorary citizen.
“Miles Davis was one of the great innovators in American jazz, but he was also extremely popular in France, where he performed frequently,” said U.S. Postal Service Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman at the special dedication ceremony held at the Rubin Museum of Art — The Theater in New York.
“Likewise, Edith Piaf, one of France’s best-loved singers, became an icon in the United States,” Stroman said. “These musical greats never performed alongside each other — so the United States Postal Service and France’s La Poste are now bringing them together on these new stamps.
“With our Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps, our goal is to encourage more people to learn about these artists and the unique form of musical diplomacy they practiced. Like the music of Miles and Edith and like the friendship between America and France, these stamps will last forever.”
Joining Stroman to dedicate the new Forever stamps were Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson; Sirius/XM Program Director Mark Ruffin; legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter; musician/producer Don Was, currently chief creative officer of Blue Note Records; legendary music industry executive George Avakian from Columbia Records; world-class musician Jon Barnes, who played in the movie Dirty Dancing; and members of the Davis family, including daughter Cheryl, son Erin, and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. A musical tribute was performed by the Julliard School of Music, the alma mater of Miles Davis.
The Miles Davis family commented: “It is an extremely high honor to have the legacy of Miles Dewey Davis recognized with a commemorative stamp. We thank the U.S. Postal Service, along with all of the fans and well-wishers worldwide, who voiced their support for this initiative.”
During the stamp dedication ceremony, Grammy Award-winning composer Mike Stoller spoke about Piaf and her biggest selling single record, L’ Homme e la Moto (Black Denim Trousers and Motor-cycle Boots), which he co-wrote as a member of the songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller. Bulgarian/Italian actress and singer Maria Elena Infantino performed a scene from a one-woman show titled Edith Piaf, about Piaf’s life journey. Biographer Carolyn Burke, who wrote the book, No Regrets, The Life of Edith Piaf spoke at the event.
“She was the little sparrow, a small person physically whose monumental voice made her internationally famous,” said Stoller. “For people everywhere in the world her voice was the voice of Paris. Can you imagine how I felt at age 23 on my first trip to Europe, hearing Edith Piaf sing a song I wrote at L’Olympia Music-Hall?
“In my early years I was a stamp collector and a jazz fan so I’m doubly
pleased to be a part of this event by the U.S. Postal Service honoring Edith Piaf and Miles Davis,” Stoller said.
Americans may know Edith Piaf best for her cheerful song “La Vie en Rose” (“Life in Pink”), about the experience of falling in love and seeing life through rose-colored glasses; the tune is still heard on the streets of Paris today. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Piaf toured the U.S. ten times and sang twice at Carnegie Hall. In 1960, the ailing chanteuse discovered the defiant song that would become her anthem, “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” (“No Regrets”).
Miles Davis was at the forefront of jazz musicians for decades, setting trends and exploring musical styles from bebop through cool jazz, fusion and funk. His restless musical exploration made him a hero to jazz lovers throughout the world. Among his many influential recordings are Birth of the Cool, Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, and In a Silent Way. He was also a great bandleader, and many important musicians rose to prominence in his bands, including saxophonists John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter; drummers Tony Williams and Jack DeJohnette; and pianists Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock.
Davis’ music will long be remembered for its profound depth of feeling. By the time of his death in 1991, he had won many prizes and honors, including a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement. A congressional resolution was unanimously passed to honor the legacy of Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary. In 1984, he received Denmark’s prestigious Leonie Sonning Music Prize. In 1989, he was awarded the Grande Medaille de Vermeil by the city of Paris, which was presented to him by Jacques Chirac, then mayor and later president of France.
A second Miles Davis stamp dedication is scheduled in Los Angeles on June 27 at the Hollywood Bowl’s Museum Terrace from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The dedication will be followed by the Herbie Hancock hosted “Miles Davis Celebration” concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring Marcus Miller “Tutu Revisited,” the Miles Electric Band (featuring Vince Wilburn, Jr. on drums) and Kind of Blue: Jimmy Cobb’s “So What” Band. For ticket information please visit hollywoodbowl.com.
Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps using an undated, black-and-white photo of Piaf made by Studio Harcourt Paris and a black-and-white photo of Davis, from 1970, by David Gahr.
The Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps are being issued as Forever stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 20 (10 of each design) and are being sold at a price of 45 cents each, or $9 per sheet. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
Customers may view the Edith Piaf and Miles Davis Forever stamps, as well as many of this year’s other stamps, on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps , through Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview . Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for background on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.
How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark, Miles Davis and Edith Piaf Forever Stamps
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at a local Post Office, at The Postal Store website at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724). They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others) and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:
Miles Davis/Edith Piaf Stamp
421 Eighth Ave., Rm. 2029B
New York, N.Y. 10199-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes by mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by August 12, 2012.
How to Order First-Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog, online at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724). Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or writing to:
U.S. Postal Service
P.O. Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
There are eight philatelic products available for this stamp issue:
- 469562, Joint First-Day Cover Set of 2, $3.95.
- 469563, First-Day Cover Set of 2, $1.78
- 469568. Digital Color Postmark Set of 2, $3.20
- 469574, Folio, $16.95
- 469584, Uncut Press Sheet, $36.00.
- 469591, Ceremony Program (random single), $6.95.
- 469597, Panel, $9.95.
- 469599, Cancellation Keepsake (DCP Set 2 w/Pane), $12.95.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office™ Boxes. The Postal Service™ receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com®, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, Oxford Strategic Consulting ranked the U.S. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.
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Follow Up to 2009′s Multiplatinum Save Me, San Francisco
First Single “Drive By” building at radio and retail
Third Varietal To Come From Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Grammy Award Winning band Train is set to release California 37 on April 17, 2012. The new record is the follow-up to the band’s multi-platinum 2009 release Save Me, San Francisco which featured the biggest song of 2010, “Hey Soul Sister.” Train recorded the new album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage producing the record.
The first single from California 37, “Drive By,” has been rocketing up the sales and radio charts, with over 67,000 singles sold in only the first three weeks. The song has been most added at multiple formats for several weeks in a row and is already charting at Top 40, Hot AC and AAA radio. Internationally “Drive By” has been embraced in the UK, Canada, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries.
Train will also unveil the third varietal from their Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company, a Cabernet Sauvignon called ‘California 37′ this spring. This will follow the previous varietals, ‘Drops of Jupiter Petite Syrah’ and ‘Calling All Angels Chardonnay.’ A portion of the proceeds goes to the San Francisco charity Family House, which provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children. For more information please visit familyhouseinc.org.
The multiplatinum band TRAIN made its mark on music history with their GRAMMY-Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels.” Train earned their third GRAMMY in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey Soul Sister” from SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO. “Hey Soul Sister” was the biggest selling single of 2010 and hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO has sold over one million albums worldwide and over eight million tracks. In addition to taking the sales and radio worlds by storm, Train has been all over television. They have performed on the NFC Championship Game, American Music Awards, the Grammy Nomination Concert, Crossroads, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , Monday Night Football, A&E Private Sessions, America’s Got Talent, The View, Dancing With The Stars, and Live With Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show , The Bachelor, Rachael Ray and more.
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Tickets Go On Sale in Israel and the UK Feb 10th
North American Tickets Go On Sale Beginning Feb. 13th
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited. The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29th 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel it was officially announced by Live Nation Entertainment, the tour’s international promoter. The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights including the Plains of Abraham in Quebec and a return visit to South America as well as Australia where she has not performed in 20 years. The tour will stop in 26 European cities including London, Paris, Milan and Berlin.
The first of 26 North American shows is scheduled for August 28th in Philadelphia and includes a September 6th show in NY’s Yankee Stadium and an October 10th performance at LA’s Staples Center. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning February 10th in Tel Aviv and the United Kingdom, with North American tickets going on sale beginning February 13th. Tickets for North America are available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. A complete itinerary of Madonna 2012 follows this release.
Madonna’s previous tour, the phenomenally successful “Sticky & Sweet” Tour reaffirmed her status as one of the most successful touring artists of all time. The historic tour included such incredible touring feats as a 70,000 seat sell-out in Werchter, Belgium, an 85,000 sell-out in Helsinki (the largest show ever in the Nordic countries by a solo artist), a 40,000 ticket sell-out in Oslo, Norway, and 72,000 tickets sold out in one day in Tallinn Estonia. Other record breaking ticket sales around the globe include 650,000 tickets sold in her series of South American dates, 72,000 tickets at Zurich’s Dubendorf Airfield – the largest audience ever assembled for a show in Switzerland, 75,000 tickets in London and four sell outs in New York’s Madison Square Garden (60,364 tickets).
The announcement of Madonna’s 2012 World Tour follows an extraordinary week which included a monumental extravaganza of a performance at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime which was seen in over 200 countries by over a billion people. Last week also saw the release of Madonna’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin” from her highly anticipated new album MDNA on Live Nation Entertainment/Interscope Records – scheduled to be released on March 26th. Pre orders have already catapulted MDNA to No. 1 on iTunes in 51 countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands. The single’s video directed by Megaforce which also stars Nicki Minaj and MIA previewed on American Idol. Additionally, the Madonna directed Golden Globe Award winning film “W.E.” opened in NY and LA with other markets to follow later in the month.
“Madonna’s track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself. Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception. We are thrilled to have her back on the road and know her fans feel the same,” commented Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter.
In the course of her phenomenal career, Madonna has a record breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart along with a record breaking 40 Number 1′s on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Song Charts. No other act has more Top 10′s on the Hot 100 or Number 1′s on the Club Chart. Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CD “Hard Candy,” debuted at Number 1 in 37 countries including US, UK, Canada, France and Australia. Madonna 2012 World Tour is the Material Girl’s 9th Tour. Her first tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour.
Madonna’s recent Golden Globe winning song “Masterpiece” from The Weinstein Company film “W.E.” as well as “W.E. Music From The Soundtrack “W.E.” film have both been released digitally on Interscope Records. A physical release will be in stores in the UK on February 6th and on February 14th in the US.
US residents ordering tickets online to a US performance will receive their choice of a digital or physical copy of Madonna’s new MDNA album with every ticket purchased.
Citi® is the official credit card of the US leg of Madonna’s upcoming world tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 10am through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Icon is Madonna’s official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages starting February 7, 2012. Registered free Icon members will have the opportunity to purchase an “Icon Live Pass,” which gives them access not only to ticket & VIP Package pre-sales, but also to a tour devoted forum and an exclusive tour gift. Fans can sign up for a free Icon membership at Madonna.com today.
VIP Packages will are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com
viagogo, Europe’s leading secondary ticketing company (www.viagogo.co.uk), has been named as the Official Premium and Secondary Ticketing Partner for Madonna’s 2012 summer tour dates across Europe. viagogo will handle premium tickets for select shows this summer, offering fans the chance to see one of the most anticipated concert tours of the year. Fans that can no longer use their tickets will be able to resell them to other fans through viagogo’s secure online platform, and, as always, all tickets are guaranteed.
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 over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 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 over 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.
viagogo is a new kind of live event ticketing company that gives music, sports and theatre fans access to the best in live entertainment through a state-of-the-art online ticketing platform. viagogo’s ticket marketplace allows fans to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure environment bringing safety and transparency to the ticket resale market, which has traditionally been a murky business prone to fraud.
Through its partnerships with many of the world’s leading sports and music properties, including Chelsea FC, the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Roland-Garros, and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, viagogo gives fans access to hard to get tickets that are often sold-out at the box office and unavailable through other ticketing channels. viagogo is the market leader in its sector and one of the fastest growing internet companies in Europe, with local language websites in over 26 countries.
2012 WORLD TOUR ITINERARY
|29-May||Tel Aviv, Israel||Ramat Gam Stadium||On Sale Feb. 10|
|3-Jun||Abu Dhabi||Yas Arena||On Sale Feb. 27|
|7-Jun||Istanbul, Turkey||Turk Telecom Arena||On sale soon|
|11-Jun||Zagreb, Croatia||Maksimir Stadium||On Sale Feb. 17|
|14-Jun||Milan, Italy||Stadio San Siro||On Sale Feb. 13|
|16-Jun||Florence, Italy||Stadio Franchi||On Sale Feb. 13|
|20-Jun||Barcelona, Spain||Palau Sant Jordi||On Sale Feb. 16|
|24-Jun||Coimbra, Portugal||Estadio Cidade de Coimbra||On Sale Feb. 11|
|28-Jun||Berlin, Germany||O2 Arena||On Sale Feb. 13|
|2-Jul||Copenhagen, Denmark||Parken Stadium||On Sale Feb. 13|
|4-Jul||Gothenburg, Sweden||Ullevi Stadium||On Sale Feb. 17|
|7-Jul||Amsterdam,The Netherlands||Ziggo Dome||On Sale Feb. 11|
|12-Jul||Brussels, Belgium||Stade Roi-Baudouin||On Sale Feb. 17|
|14-Jul||Paris, France||Stade De France||On Sale Feb. 14|
|17-Jul||London, UK||Hyde Park||On Sale Feb. 10|
|21-Jul||Edinburgh, UK||Murrayfield Stadium||On Sale Feb. 10|
|24-Jul||Dublin, Ireland||Aviva Stadium||On Sale Feb. 17|
|29-Jul||Vienna, Austria||Ernst-Happel-Stadion||On Sale Feb. 24|
|1-Aug||Warsaw, Poland||National Stadium||On Sale Feb. 17|
|7-Aug||Moscow, Russia||Olimpiski Arena||On sale soon|
|8-Aug||St. Petersburg, Russia||SKK Arena||On sale soon|
|12-Aug||Helsinki, Finland||Olympic Stadium||On Sale Feb. 14|
|15-Aug||Oslo, Norway||Telenor Arena||On Sale Feb. 20|
|18-Aug||Zurich, Switzerland||Stadion Letzigrund||On Sale Feb. 24|
|21-Aug||Nice, France||Stade Charles-Erhmann||On Sale Feb. 14|
|28-Aug||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||On Sale Feb. 13|
|30-Aug||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre||On Sale Feb. 18|
|1-Sep||Quebec City, QC||Plains of Abraham Site||On Sale Feb. 17|
|4-Sep||Boston, MA||TD Garden||On Sale Feb. 13|
|6-Sep||New York, NY||Yankee Stadium||On Sale Feb. 13|
|10-Sep||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place||On Sale Feb. 13|
|12-Sep||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre||On Sale Feb. 13|
|15-Sep||Atlantic City, NJ||Boardwalk Hall||On Sale Feb. 27|
|19-Sep||Chicago, IL||United Center||On Sale Feb. 13|
|23-Sep||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center||On Sale Feb. 13|
|29-Sep||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena||On Sale Feb. 13|
|2-Oct||Seattle, WA||Key Arena||On Sale Feb. 13|
|6-Oct||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion||On Sale Feb. 13|
|10-Oct||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center||On Sale Feb. 13|
|13-Oct||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand||On Sale Feb. 27|
|16-Oct||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center||On Sale Feb. 27|
|20-Oct||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center||On Sale Feb. 27|
|24-Oct||Houston, TX||Toyota Center||On Sale Feb. 27|
|27-Oct||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Arena||On Sale Mar. 5|
|30-Oct||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center||On Sale Mar. 5|
|1-Nov||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center||On Sale Mar. 5|
|3-Nov||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center||On Sale Feb. 27|
|10-Nov||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena||On Sale Mar. 5|
|15-Nov||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena||On Sale Mar. 5|
|17-Nov||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena||On Sale Mar. 5|
|TBC||Miami, FL||To Be Confirmed||On Sale Soon|
The tour will also visit South American and Australia.
Additional cities and venues to be announced. Itinerary subject to change.
For complete tour and ticket information, Fan Club memberships, VIP Packages, merchandise and more visit:
SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment
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