7.28-29 Beck "Heart Is A Drum" (Capitol) Bennett Jackson Texana (Independent) Bobby Quick And The Speeds Of Sound Bobby Quick And The Speeds Of Sound (Independent) Both "Volunteers Of America" (SuperEgo) Curtis McMurtry Respectablu Enemy (Independent) Cold Specks Bodies At Bay (Mute) Crash "Motion Animal" (Community) El May "Thrills" (Independent) Ephemerals Nothin Is Easy (Independent) Holy Ghost Tent Revival Right State Of Mind (Independent) Land Observations The Grand Tour (Mute) Lili Haydn Sea Of Gold (Independent) Matrimony "Southern Skies" (Columbia) Matt Nathanson "Headphones" (Vanguard) Mavericks "Dr. Feelgood" (Valory) Rocco DeLuca Rocco DeLuca (429) Roddy Frame Seven Dials (Independent) Tori Amos "Promise" (Mercury Classics) Trigger Hippy "Rise Up Singing" (Rounder/CMG)
Boulder: One Week For Online Registration, Tennis Served Up TheFMQB Triple A Conference is only two weeks away, August 6-9 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO. Last week brought the unfortunate news that Citizen Cope would be unable to perform, but brought the welcome addition of Tennis, joining Alex & Sierra, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Anthony D’Amato, Bear’s Den, Black Prairie, Brother’s Keeper, Charlie Mars, Citizen Cope, Falls, Father John Misty, FLINTFACE, Jake Bugg, Jeremy Messersmith, John & Jacob, Johnnyswim, Lake StreetDive, Liam Bailey, London Grammar, Lucius, Martin Harley, Nicole Atkins, Panama, Paolo Nutini, Rachael Sage, RayLaMontagne, Rob Drabkin, Run River North, Ryan Adams, Ryan Corn, Scars On 45, St. Paul & TheBroken Bones, The Both, The Revivalists,The Wind and The Wave, Train, Warpaint and Zameer.
Things kick off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 with The Keynote Interview featuring Alpha Broadcasting CEO Larry Wilson being interviewed by WTTS/Indianapolis PD Brad Holtz. From there it’s a whirlwind of panels and performances, with thing wrapping up on Saturday morning, August 9 with the Triple A Awards Brunch. In the middle, KXT/Dallas PD Mark Abuzzahab will present the annual Pro.qb Music Meeting on Friday, August 8, and you can submit music to Mark at email@example.com anytime up until July 25.
Registration is available at registration.fmqb.com for only $419 for two more weeks, until July 31. After that it’s walk-up only. There may still be St. Julien rooms at the special FMQB price of only $219/night by calling (877) 303-0900 and mentioning FMQB. Additional lodging is also available at The Boulderado (boulderado.com), Marriott (marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/denbo-boulder-marriott), Marriott Courtyard (marriott.com/hotels/travel/denbd-courtyard-boulder) and Best Western Plus Boulder Inn (bestwestern.com). Keeping watching your inbox and checkingFMQB.com as more artists and info are released! Keep checking FMQB.com for all the updated info.
Nielsen, Pointlogic Forge Strategic Alliance Nielsenand software and analytics company,Pointlogic, are joining forces to develop and bring to market next-generation media planning and inventory management solutions. This includes integration of cross-platform campaign insights and impact data from solutions such asNielsen Online Campaign RatingsandNielsen Buyer Insights, respectively.
“As a media company with strengths across linear TV, VOD, digital and mobile, we need better tools that allow us to integrate and craft a cross-platform sales plan that achieves our clients’ goals,” saidHoward Shimmel, Chief Research Officer,Turner. “We look forward to seeing the results of the Nielsen and Pointlogic strategic alliance, in particular the tools that will help us help our advertisers to maximize their advertising effectiveness across TV, online and mobile.”
“It will be interesting to see Nielsen's data offering being aligned to Pointlogic's suite of channel planning tools,” saidEric Blankfein, Chief of theWHERE GroupatHorizon Media. “We currently work with both companies and look forward to seeing how this will benefit our approach for clients.”
“Successful media planning enables successful campaigns. Period. It is that critical,” saidMegan Clarken, EVP, Global Product Leader, Nielsen. “We are committed to bringing our clients the best possible media planning solutions that will allow them to maximize each and every dollar spent, and we are delighted to announce our strategic alliance with Pointlogic to help us do exactly that.”
“World-class media planning comes from seamless access to the best data, with media owners, agencies and clients working in a collaborative and creative manner,” statedPeter Kloprogge, CEO, Pointlogic. “It is our mission to provide decision support software enabling our clients to become better performers in the very complex environment of consumers, media and brands. We are delighted and proud of the strategic alliance with Nielsen which will allow us to fulfill our client’s goals in planning and implementation.”
Weezer Goes "Back To The Shack" Weezerhas finally unveiled its first new song since 2010, titled "Back To The Shack." The single was released to radio today, and the band also posted it on their YouTube channel. "Back To The Shack" will be available for purchase on iTunes as of midnight on Tuesday, July 22. The band will then drop byThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallonon July 23 to play the song for the first time on television. "Back To The Shack" comes from Weezer's upcoming album,Everything Will Be Alright In The End, which is due on September 30 viaRepublic Records. The band's ninth release was produced byCarsfrontmanRic Ocasek, who also worked on Weezer's 1994 debut (The Blue Album) as well as 2001'sGreen Album.
After recording their last record, 2010'sHurley, the group chose to deliberately slow down their hectic work schedule, a move singer/guitaristRivers Cuomosays allowed him to write at a slower pace, giving the songs plenty of time to gradually grow into their final forms. In a recent interview withEntertainment Weekly, drummerPat Wilsondescribed the album's sound as a blend of Weezer's first two albums.
"If you took thePinkertonband and then play all the other records – that's what we sound like now," he said. "Bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it's going to have the tight structure ofBlue Albumwith a little bit more abandon likePinkerton."
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