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2017 Grammy® Nominees Album Available Now!
Jan 20, 2017

The 23rd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Sturgill Simpson and Best New Artist nominees Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Anderson .Paak, among others.

A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ and MusiCares Foundation® — The Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.


Jonathan Roy Releases Single "Good Things" And Powerful, Evocative Music Video
Jan 19, 2017

Siena Records / Warner Music Canada recording artist Jonathan Roy’s new single, “Good Things” has been released to radio today and to all DSPs and streaming services.

“Good Things” is the latest track to be culled from Roy’s forthcoming major label debut album, Mr. Optimist Blues, which will be released Friday, January 20, 2017 (see full tracklisting below).

“I was going through a very painful, emotional period trying to get over a recent relationship breakup,” says Roy. “´Good Things´ really hit home hard. It was a song I needed to sing"

 Hear “Good Things” HERE: https://JonRoy.lnk.to/MROPTIMISTBLUES


Celebrated Roots Rocker JJ Shiplett Delivers "Something To Believe In" January 27th
Jan 19, 2017
Calgary singer songwriter and roots rocker JJ Shiplett is gearing up for a breakthrough year with his full length debut album “Something to Believe In”.  The 11 track album is set for release on Friday, January 27 and will be available both physically and digitally in Canada via HALO Entertainment Group/Warner Music Canada and digitally in the U.S. via HALO Entertainment Group.  The album is available for pre-order beginning today HERE. Fans that pre-order “Something To Believe In” will instantly receive downloads for the album’s first single, “Darling Let’s Go Out Tonight” and the title track “Something To Believe In” - both of which audiences fell in love with on Shiplett’s previously released EP, aptly titled “The E.P.”.

Ed Sheeran Makes Canadian Charting History with Release of 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill'
Jan 19, 2017

International megastar Ed Sheeran has made history with his groundbreaking return, launching two immensely successful singles simultaneously.

“Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” have debuted at Numbers 1 and 2 respectively on the Digital Songs, Streaming Songs and Billboard Canadian Hot 100 this week. It is the first time  an artist has debuted with the top two titles on all three Canadian charts, according to Nielsen Music. In addition to the resounding chart success, both songs have already been certified Gold by Music Canada.

“Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You” mark a hugely exciting return and another forward-thinking move for 25-year-old Sheeran. Showcasing two very different sides to his unparalleled musical palate, “Castle On The Hill”, written by Ed and Benny Blanco (also on production), pays homage to growing up in Framlingham, Suffolk. Driving beats and Springsteen-esque riffs collide to create another stadium-ready anthem. “Shape Of You”, written by Ed, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac (also on production), dismantles and rebuilds modern-pop music using little more than a loop pedal. The record is an extension of the sound for which Ed's become so well-known and has set him apart from his peers - something he first showcased in 2010 with his pivotal SBTV live performance of “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”, and executed on his debut EP ‘No.5 Collaborations Project’ (staring an array of grime artists including Wretch 32, Wiley + more), following in 2011.


Ed Sheeran Has Made Streaming History!
Jan 10, 2017

BOTH of Ed Sheeran's comeback singles, "Shape Of You" and "Castle On The Hill" have stolen the record for the highest-ever 'dayone' Spotify streams, beating previous record holders from 2015, One Direction.

In the first 24 hours, Ed achieved over 13 Million combined global Spotify streams and is the most streamed artist across the platform over the last 24 hours (16.19M daily plays) ahead of The Weeknd (9.85M daily plays) and Drake (8.76M daily plays).

Both singles are #1 and #2 on the UK Airplay charts.

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