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WFUV Releases FUV Live 19 WFUV/New York has released FUV Live 19, a compilation CD featuring 19 artists. The latest compilation of songs were recorded in the studios of FUV with exclusive performances from artists including Lake Street Dive, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, Band of Horses, Josh Ritter and others.
"FUV Live 19 showcases these great artists the way they should be heard, thanks to the superb acoustics in Studio A and the talents of our recording engineers," said WFUV PD Rita Houston. "That means Charles Bradley with his electric funk, Hey Marseilles with their synths and harmonies, Josh Ritter with just his guitar, and Dave Rawlings Machine jamming around one microphone all sound really good."
FUV Live 19 is available with contributions starting at $9 per month during the station's Fall Membership Drive. The drive began on Saturday, September 24.
Concord Appoints Tom "Grover" Biery SVP/Digital Marketing, Strategy and D2C Concord Music Group has announced that Tom (aka "Grover") Biery has been appointed Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing, Strategy and D2C, reporting to Concord Music Group General Manager, Jim Selby. In this position, Biery will oversee Concord's global digital strategy and will manage streaming, marketing, social media, and D2C business initiatives for the group's myriad of label imprints.
Biery, an industry veteran with deep experience in promotion and marketing, began his music company career as a local promotion and marketing manager for Warner Bros. Records in 1990. Rising quickly, Biery ascended to Senior Vice President of Promotion in 1998 and then to General Manager/ EVP of the label in 2005.
Biery oversaw the marketing and career development of scores of artists during his twenty years at Warner Bros., including, The Black Keys, Madonna, Linkin Park, Muse, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jason Derulo and many more. A few of Biery's key marketing initiatives include the early adoption of digital marketing and social media, the re-launch and development of vinyl, including the on-line vinyl store www.becausesoundmatters.com, and the creation of the first "pop up" stores for artists such as The White Stripes and Flaming Lips. Biery was also instrumental in the development of the bi-annual, highly successful retail initiative, Record Store Day.
The Weeknd, Daft Punk Release New Single On September 21 The Weeknd announced his new album is titled Starboy and unveiled the artwork for the record (as well as his new haircut). Overnight, the singer released the lead single, also titled "Starboy." The track featured Grammy-winning electronic duo Daft Punk.
According to iTunes, Starboy has a release date of November 25 and will have 18 tracks. The only other song title listed on iTunes is "False Alarm." Starboy is the follow-up to The Weeknd's 2015 hit album Beauty Behind the Madness.
The Grammy Award winning, Academy Award nominated artist will also debut the new single on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 1.
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