11.30-12.01 AV Super Sunshine Baby Goodbye (Independent) Coral Creek Coral Creek (Independent) Glen Hansard "Her Mercy" (Anti-) Holly Miranda "Come On" (Dangerbird) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Party (Daptone)
FMQB Announces Triple A’s 25th Year In Boulder The 2016 edition of the FMQB Triple A Conference has been announced for August 10-13 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa, marking Triple A’s 25th excursion to Boulder, CO to celebrate diverse, community-focused radio and musical discovery. Pre-registration is available through December 31 for only $225 (non-refundable) at registration.fmqb.com. The St. Julien is offering FMQB attendees a special rate starting at $229 per night; reserve your room at stjulien.com using the Group Code GRPQB6 or by calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB. And keep checking FMQB.com for updates on the Keynote Interview and performers.
Republic Records Promotes Ben Adelson To SVP/A&R Republic Records has promoted Ben Adelson to Senior Vice President of A&R as announced by Executive Vice President Rob Stevenson and Co-Founder and President Avery Lipman. Adelson has held the title of Vice President of A&R since 2013. In just the past few years, he signed and developed artists including James Bay, Dawin, The Score, and more. In this new role, he will continue seeking, signing, and harvesting new talent, expanding the label’s ever-growing roster.
About this promotion, Stevenson comments, “Ben has become not only a leader within our department, but for the industry at large. He continues to champion and break innovative artists who will shape the sound of the future. It’s an honor to work with him.”
“Ben started out as an intern here, and he’s grown into one of the most respected executives in the music industry,” adds Lipman. “It’s been incredible watching his evolution. Every time he finds a new act, it’s somebody special.”
“I grew up in this ecosystem,” says Adelson. “Avery and Monte have had an extremely positive influence on my career and how I work. It’s been amazing to learn from them. Rob has taught me so much in terms of A&R, making records, and the process. He’s a great teacher with a wealth of experience. I want to thank them for this amazing opportunity and their continued support”.
Adelson joined the label as an intern in 2007. He was hired as Avery Lipman’s assistant until 2009. From February 2010 to August 2011, he did A&R at Epic Records. 2011 saw him return to Republic Records as Director of A&R and then Sr. Director of A&R before becoming Vice President of A&R in 2013.
Foo Fighters Releases Free EP The countdown on Foo Fighters' website hit zero this week with the release of a free EP from the band. The St. Cecilia EP was recorded in Austin, TX earlier this fall, when the band was in town to play the Austin City Limits Festival. You can currently download the five-song EP from foofighters.com, as well as pre-order an upcoming vinyl edition of it.
Along with the EP, Dave Grohl has penned a pair of letters. The first was written following the recent attacks in Paris (which led to the Foos canceling the final dates of their world tour). Grohl says that, "even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away." There is also a link of their site to donate to victims of the attack.
The second, much longer letter was written in a Berlin hotel days before the attacks. In it, Grohl looks back at the past few years of the Foos' career. He gives his thoughts on the making of the Sonic Highways album and HBO series, celebrating the band's 20th anniversary, breaking his foot and his now-iconic throne and more. He also says the Foos are ready to take a long break after their exhausting couple of years behind Sonic Highways but will return "only when it feels right. And that's a feeling that's easy to feel."
You can read Grohl's letters on foofighters.com as well.
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams
Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Josh Ritter Sermon On The Rocks