NYC rockers SKATERS are readying to release their debut LP, Manhattan, but have released their new single in the meantime, “Miss Teen Massachusetts”. The band garnered early attention for their energetic live shows and involvement in the NYC creative community, including DIY publication of the popular art zine YONKS. They've earned praise from New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Alternative Press and NME, to name a few. Paste Magazine has said, “The self-invented youthfulness of Skaters has many (including the New York Times) claiming that these ragged bandits will be around for a long, long time.” We agree!
Check out their official music video for the single "Miss Teen Massachusetts".Congratulations To All Of The JUNO Nominees!
More congratulations are in order this week as the nominations for the 43rd annual JUNO Awards have been announced. Warner is privileged to have so many incredible artists nominated, including Courage My Love for "Breakthrough Group Of The Year", Tegan and Sara and Michael Buble for "Single Of The Year", Ron Sexsmith and Tegan and Sara for "Songwriter Of The Year", Blue Rodeo for "Group Of The Year", Brett Kissel for "Country Album of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year", and so many more! Tegan and Sara are also scheduled to perform at the award show.
The JUNO Awards take place in Winnipeg on March 30th, 2014, after a week of musical celebrations across the city. You can check out the full list of nominess on the official website. Cheers to another great year, everyone!Bruno Mars Shines At The Super Bowl Halftime Show
In case you live under a rock, you may have missed the Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl crown this past Sunday. Even if you did, we're sure that having your mind blown by Bruno Mars' performance at the Pepsi Halftime Show was inevitable - we don't care how big your rock is. Alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and with heaps of his boundless energy, Bruno Mars delivered a "start-to-finish impressive, entertaining, and fun Super Bowl performance"; while not surprising given his immeasurable talent, Mars' performance attracted the largest audience in the history of the Super Bowl, with a remarkable 115.3 million viewers tuning in. Woah.
Stream Meaghan Smith's New Single "Have A Heart"
After coming off her 2011 Juno Award win for Best New Artist, Meaghan Smith wanted to take a chance. While her critically acclaimed album The Cricket’s Orchestra had been lauded for its honest, insightful songwriting and vintage sound, Meaghan knew that she wanted to make an entirely different album; a pop record with big choruses, ambitious production, and a chance to connect with more people than she ever had in the past. The result is Have a Heart - an album full of honest, personal songs that sound contemporary, yet retain a hint of her love for all things vintage.
“I hope people feel amazing when they listen to Have A Heart", says Meaghan, "I hope they love it. I hope they find themselves in it. Music is about connecting, and I want to connect with millions of people.”
Congratulations to our 2014 GRAMMY Award Winners And Nominees!
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards took place last Sunday and we are so proud of all of our nominated and winning artists. The range of incredible talent, as well as the depth and diversity of our artists in all stages of their careers was evident. Among our winners were Bruno Mars, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Bublé, Jay Z, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, and Kacey Musgraves, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who took home four awards as one of the night's biggest winners. The legendary Led Zeppelin won "Best Rock Album", and while they were given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, this was amazingly their first Grammy!
A huge thank you goes out to all the fans who continue to support these talented artists - keep on rocking. You can still grab the 2014 nominees compilation album on iTunes!