Alex Winston "Careless" (300 Entertainment) Amy Speace That Kind Of Girl (Independent) Andrew Combs "Foolin'" (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Bombadil Hold On (Ramseur) Calexico "Falling From The Sky" (Anti-) Caravan Of Thieves "Home" (Independent) Chris Daniels & The Kings "Funky To The Bone" (Moon Voyage) Jesse Malin "Addicted" (One Little Indian) Joe Pug "Bright Beginnings" (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Jon Chi Another Rising Sun (Independent) Kitty, Daisy & Lewis "Whenever You See Me" (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Liz Longley "Outta My Head" (Sugar Hill) Low Cut Connie "Shake It Little Tina" (Contender) Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear "Silent Movies" (Glassnote) Pine Hill Project Tomorrow You're Going (Signature Sounds) Revel SwitchAt Night We Sleep Up In The Trees (Independent) Sammy Crawford With My Own Fire (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.
Jake Wisely Appointed CEO Of The Bicycle Music Company Globally influential independent music publisher and rights manager, The Bicycle Music Company, announced that Jake Wisely has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Formerly Bicycle co-President, Wisely will now oversee all music publishing, licensing and rights management for The Bicycle Music Company and sister company Concord Music Group, reporting to group CEO, Scott Pascucci.
The combined Bicycle/Concord portfolio includes more than 9,000 active albums and over 60,000 compositions from some of the most iconic names in music history including Paul McCartney, JohnColtrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ray Charles, Robert Johnson, Pete Seeger, MarvinHamlisch, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, Nine Inch Nails, Otis Redding, Little Richard and Billie Holiday to name a few.
Wisely has been instrumental in building The Bicycle Music Company into a global independent publishing powerhouse. Under his direction, the company has amassed an immense and diverse collection of publishing assets including classic compositions such as “Always On My Mind,” “Bust A Move,” “Cross Road Blues,” “Eye Of The Tiger,” “Guantanamera,” “Lady Sings The Blues,” “Let Your Love Flow,” “Man In The Mirror,” “Sister Christian,” “Slow Ride,” “Stand By Your Man,” “Time After Time,” and the songs from A Chorus Line.
“I’m so proud of what we’ve built at Bicycle over the past decade and grateful to my partners and our board for the opportunity to lead this dynamic company into the future,” said Wisely. “To be entrusted with this great catalog is an honor.”
"Jake has been an integral member of the management team responsible for building The Bicycle Music Company to its current leadership role in the industry,” stated Scott Pascucci. “With his added responsibilities overseeing rights management and licensing for both Bicycle and Concord Music, he will be able to make even greater contributions on behalf of our writers, artists and label partners. All of us at Bicycle and Concord value his leadership and integrity and congratulate him on his promotion.” The Association of Independent Music Publishers named the Bicycle Music Company Independent Publisher of the Year in 2013.
Sam Smith Adds U.S. Dates After winning four Grammy Awards earlier this month, Sam Smith is still on a hot streak. The British Singer/Songwriter will return to North America this summer for his second arena/theater tour of 2015. The month-long run will kick off on July 17 at Louisville's Forecastle Festival before the headlining portion begins on July 18 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.
Meanwhile, Smith's four Grammy wins set a record, marking the most awards ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. In The Lonely Hour, which has sold more than five million units worldwide, received the award for Best Pop Vocal Album while the single "Stay With Me" won for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith also was named Best New Artist. He also leads this year's competition at the BRIT awards with five nominations. He will be performing at the ceremony in London this Wednesday, February 25.
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