Genius Brands International Appoints Ingrooves Music Group as its Global Audio Digital Distribution Partner

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Beverly Hills, CA – Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTCQB:GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching ‘content with a purpose’ for toddlers to tweens, announced today that it has appointed INgrooves Music Group, one of the largest digital distribution & marketing companies in the world, as its global audio digital distribution partner.  The announcement was made by Genius Brands International (GBI) CEO Andy Heyward.

“INgrooves is one of the largest and most efficient distributors of digital audio content in the world.  We are confident to see dramatic increases in our already growing digital revenue numbers, as a result of this new deal, comments Heyward. “Digital audio platforms such as iTunes and others, have historically generated six figure revenues from the Baby Genius catalogue, and we expect to see that dramatically increase as we transition now to INgrooves with its aggressive and efficient systems.”

“Andy and his team at Genius Brands are developing an excellent catalog of children’s material that fans are going to love,” said INgrooves General Manager, Amy Dietz. “I know I speak for the entire INgrooves team when I say we are proud of this partnership and we look forward to working on each project and delivering this enriching content to children and their parents all around the world.”

In addition to managing worldwide distribution for the GBI catalog, INgrooves will be providing various global sales and marketing and strategic services, including digital music service promotion, project management, release strategy guidance, and more.

Working in collaboration with INgrooves, GBI is positioning the company as a key player in the global children’s entertainment media market.  In addition to its Baby Genius® product line, GBI will also work with INgrooves on the worldwide audio distribution of its children’s brand portfolio, which includes entertainment content from the Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM7) franchise, created by the legendary Stan Lee and featuring an all-star voice cast; the animated television series Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, which airs in the U.S. on the Hub Network; and the innovative series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, which demonstrates how much fun science can be.

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BMG/INgrooves Music Group to Release the Complete Series of 7″ Singles from the First Eight Iron Maiden Albums in the U.S.

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Starting On October 14th 2014 BMG/INgrooves Music Group to Release the Complete Series of 7″ Singles Taken from the First Eight Iron Maiden Albums in the United States.

The Albums will be Reissued on Heavyweight 180gram Black Vinyl

IRON MAIDEN / KILLERS / THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST /
PIECE OF MIND / POWERSLAVE / LIVE AFTER DEATH /
SOMEWHERE IN TIME /SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

BMG and INgrooves Music Group will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl in the United States.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, this will be the first time ever that these black vinyl singles have officially been made available in the U.S. and sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.

The albums will also be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two-month period starting October 14th with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

  • “Running Free” b/w “Burning Ambition”
  • “Sanctuary” b/w “Drifter” (Live) and “I’ve Got The Fire” (Live)
  • “Women In Uniform” b/w “Invasion”
  • “Twilight Zone”/”Wrathchild” double A side
  • “Purgatory” b/w “Genghis Khan”
  • “Run To The Hills” b/w “Total Eclipse”
  • “The Number Of The Beast” b/w “Remember Tomorrow” (Live)

Followed by:

October 28th: Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

  • “Flight Of Icarus” b/w “I’ve Got The Fire”
  • “The Trooper” b/w “Cross-Eyed Mary”
  • “2 Minutes To Midnight” b/w “Rainbow’s Gold”
  • “Aces High” b/w “King Of Twilight”
  • “Running Free” (Live) b/w “Sanctuary” (Live)
  • “Run To The Hills” (Live) b/w “Phantom Of The Opera” (Live)

November 25th: Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

  • “Wasted Years” b/w “Reach Out”
  • “Stranger In A Strange Land” b/w “That Girl”
  • “Can I Play With Madness” b/w “Black Bart Blues”
  • “The Evil That Men Do” b/w “Prowler ‘88”
  • “The Clairvoyant” b/w “The Prisoner” (Live)
  • “Infinite Dreams” (Live) b/w “Killers” (Live)

The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival in the UK, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

About BMG

BMG is an international company focused on the management of music publishing and recording rights. BMG’s services cover the entire range of rights administration, development, and exploitation, placing the needs of songwriters and artists at the heart of its business model. Since its launch in 2008, BMG has established a presence in eight core music markets and now represents the rights to around two million songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as many prominent artists and songwriters attracted by its service-orientated model. BMG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international media company Bertelsmann, whose group interests embrace broadcasting and TV production (RTL Group), books (Penguin Random House) and magazines (Gruner + Jahr), media services (Arvato) and print (BePrinters). In the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia the company trades under the name BMG Chrysalis, in Benelux under the name BMG Talpa Music. www.bmgchrysalis.com

About Ingrooves Music Group

INgrooves Music Group is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. The company is comprised of INgrooves Distribution Services, INresidence Artist Services and INgrooves Rights Services. All divisions of the company work together to provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools, rights management services, and the most thoughtful marketing solutions that enable them to maximize their sales in today’s dynamic global marketplace. For more information, visit: INgrooves.com. INgrooves Music Group is a division of IsolationNetwork, Inc.

For more information

Alison Voetsch at BMG Chrysalis
alison.voetsch@bmgchrysalis.com

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Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records Taps INgrooves Music Group for Worldwide Distribution

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(PITTSBURGH, PA) Taylor Gang Records, the label founded by hip hop superstar Wiz Khalifa, announced today that they have selected INgrooves for global distribution and marketing. The first release expected under the new deal is an EP by the Pittsburgh-based rapper Chevy Woods who’s currently making noise with his single “30 Deep,” which is getting airplay on radio across the country and on MTV. Other artists on the label include Academy Award winner and Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J, who is also an executive at the label, Ty Dolla $ign, Courtney Noelle, Chevy Woods, Tuki Carter and Berner.

“I’m really excited about this new partnership and can’t wait to start pushing projects out!” exclaimed Wiz Khalifa.

“We are longtime fans of Wiz, and he has unsurprisingly assembled an impressive artist roster and executive team at Taylor Gang,” says Amy Dietz, General Manager of INgrooves, “We look forward to partnering with them and bringing Taylor Gang’s artistic vision to listeners everywhere.”

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Jesse Mccartney to Release New Album “in Technicolor”on July 22

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(Los Angeles, CA) Jesse McCartney has announced the release date of July 22nd for his upcoming studio album”In Technicolor,” which is also available starting today for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and JesseMac.com, through his own Eight0Eight Records, in partnership with INgrooves Music Group and their artist services division INresidence.

Superbad,” the first single on the album, begins its Top 40 radio campaign today. McCartney will be announcing summer tour dates in the near future. ”In Technicolor” follows the release of Jesse’s EP “In Technicolor Part I,” and included the single “Back Together” which he premiered late last year on The Today Show.

Describing his inspiration for the album, Jesse says, “The music was influenced quite a bit by Michael [Jackson], Prince, and a lot of different dance music from the 70s & 80s, plus a little R&B and pop – that’s what I have always gravitated towards. I had a pivotal moment when I was writing with Hot Chelle Rae for their album. We wrote a song that – somewhat accidentally – nailed a sound I was searching for, for myself. It was retro; it was contemporary. I envisioned real horns, real instruments. The song “Back Together,” was sonically, the template for this album.”

Tracklist:

  1. In Technicolor Part I
  2. Back Together
  3. Young Love
  4. Superbad
  5. All About Us
  6. Checkmate
  7. Punch Drunk Recreation
  8. Goodie Bag
  9. In Technicolor Part II
  10. Tie the Knot
  11. The Other Guy

Singer/songwriter/actor Jesse McCartney has sold over 2.5 million albums and 8 million singles across his award-winning career. He has a huge active fanbase of 3M Facebook fans and 860k Twitter followers with an active close fan inner network called ”Jesse Lounge.” His debut single “Beautiful Soul” reached #3 on the Mediabase Top 40 Radio chart and his multi-platinum single “Leavin’” was Mainstream Monitor’s #1 most played song of 2008 at Top 40 Radio (6 weeks @ #1). He also co-wrote Grammy nominated single “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) for Leona Lewis’ debut album.

“In Technicolor” is available for pre-order now at:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Urmagx
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1il1rzV

For More Info on Jesse McCartney, visit:
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MusicWeek- Services: Profile on INgrooves Music Group

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The Beat (Billboard): Stephen Marley Celebrates Birthday at ‘Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life’ Listening Party

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Stephen “Ragga” Marley celebrated his April 20 birthday by throwing a listening party for his forthcoming self-produced album “Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life” at the Dream Hotel’s Electric Room in Manhattan on Monday, April 21, two days after he drew a capacity crowd to midtown Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater.

Scheduled for a July release on the Marley family’s Ghetto Youths International (GYI), “The Fruit of Life” follows “Revelation Part I: The Root of Life”, which won Marley his eighth Grammy for 2013 Best Reggae Album. “‘Fruit of Life”s concept merges reggae with hip-hop, soul, EDM and anything I feel like,” Marley, 42, told Billboard prior to the event. “A good tree bears much fruit and feeds everyone so every song (except one) has a guest artist.”

GYI’s sing-jay Wayne Marshall and Stephen’s son Jo Mersa, both of whom are supporting Marley on his upcoming Fruit of Life tour, were at the listening party. (Mersa featured on global dance track “Revelation Party”; other guests include Wyclef Jean, The Roots’ Black Thought, Rick Ross, Bounty Killer and Junior Reid.) Among the crowd of 160 patrons was Stephen’s brother Rohan Marley, founder of Marley Coffee and chairman of various Marley family businesses; several representatives from Queens-based reggae independent VP Records, including CEO Chris Chin; Grammy Award winning musician/producer Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis (Fugees, Gyptian); chief selector of the formidable Japanese reggae sound system Mighty Crown Sammi T; and the president of Ghetto Youths International Cristy Barber.

Barber outlined the label’s release schedule, which includes recent EP’s by Wayne Marshall (“Tru Colors”), singer Christopher Ellis (“Better Than Love”) and Mersa’s “Comfortable” EP, scheduled to drop in June. “We have a few tracks left to mix on Stephen’s album, which will be ready for his [West Coast] tour with Slightly Stoopid in July,” noted Barber, a reggae industry veteran based in Nashville. There, she is working with Big and Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin on his forthcoming country-EDM hybrid project “Big Kenny Presents Electro Shine” (Glotown Records), which includes “Hope Chant” featuring Stephen’s brother Ky-mani Marley.
The listening party got underway with DJ Norie of New York’s Power 105.1 (WWPR) FM playing a lively selection of reggae and dancehall hits. The track-by-track presentation of “The Fruit of Life” commenced with the current single “Rockstone” featuring Rastafarian sing-jays Capleton and Sizzla, with Stephen’s dizzying speed-rap (a tribute to Papa Levi’s 1984 dancehall classic “Mi God Mi King”) delivered over sputtering effects in a stunning blend of one-drop riddims, deejay inflections, and hypnotic electronica.

“We are very impressed by Stephen’s diverse album, especially the way he blends doo-wop and soul with hip hop and ballads; it is to date the best showcase of his production skills, which we want people to take notice of again,” commented Olivier Chastan, SVP at INgrooves and former president of Greensleeves Records and Publishing. Marley’s album will be distributed through INgrooves’ In Residence distribution program, which offers label services including marketing and promotions. INgrooves also handles Marley’s publishing.

“I have heard many of these songs as they were developing but I haven’t heard the entire album yet, so I am excited to be here,” said Marley’s good friend producer/songwriter and EVP of A&R at Sony Salaam Remi whose expansive production credits include dancehall classics like Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes The Hotstepper”, which topped the Hot 100 in 1994. Remi is currently working on Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz’s forthcoming album, which will be released through his Sony imprint Louder Than Life. “I produced tracks for albums by Shabba, Patra, Super Cat for Sony 20 years ago, so reggae is part of my warehouse,” added Remi. “I understand how to take it to the forefront and I am glad to be in a position now where I can further support it.”

he 1990s saw several Jamaican acts reach the upper tiers of major US charts, a phenomenon the reggae industry views nostalgically in light of today’s slumping sales. Tamoya Daum and Mike Primo, CEOs of New Jersey’s Smokestack Recordings LLC, shared with Billboard.biz their plans to launch a reggae/Caribbean series on a new, major music TV network (the contracts will be finalized in May before its debut on May 11, the 33rd anniversary of Bob Marley’s death) which will “focus on reggae’s effects on pop culture, while bringing reggae back to the mainstream where it belongs,” explained Daum. The as-of-yet untitled weekly program will incorporate artists’ interviews, video debuts, and exclusive concert footage. Its debut will feature a special segment devoted to Stephen Marley.

Irrespective of reggae’s mainstream ranking, the Marley name continues to resonate with audiences beyond the music’s core audience, whether it is Bob, his sons and now, his grandsons. “The Marleys headline shows other Jamaican acts cannot, especially in non-Caribbean markets; by doing so, they break down barriers for other Jamaican acts,” said Bobby Clarke, CEO of the New York-based Irie Jam Media Group, promoters of the upcoming Oracabessa Festival on May 26 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY, headlined by Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin, the December 2013 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” “I am here tonight because Stephen’s album is important and the industry needs to push it because its success can help elevate the entire reggae genre,” Clarke said.

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311 Posts Top 10 Album for Indie Debut via INgrooves / INresidence Artist Services

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) 311 posted huge numbers at retail this week with their 11th studio album Stereolithic which was released last week on their own 311 Records label via INgrooves Music Group distribution with the Company’s INresidence Artist Services providing marketing services. The band sold more than 40,000 units in the album’s first week of release, which put the band at #6 on Soundscan overall, making it the #1 Rock album and #1 Independent album in the country.

The showing marked 311’s 9th consecutive Top 10 album debut.

The INgrooves/INresidence combination has proven to be a very effective one-two punch for bands and indie labels needing the marketing muscle previously only available at the major label level. Since its inception, INresidence has played a major role in the success of numerous indie releases, including Mazzy Star, Aer and Raheem Devaughn. INresidence is also gaining traction with the Austin-based indie band Jamestown Revival, who were one of this year’s buzz bands coming out of SXSW.

“The INresidence team pulled together with 311’s management to deliver an amazing marketing campaign for this album,” said INresidence Artist Services SVP, Bryan Mead. “We launched one of the most successful Pledge Music campaigns of all time, oversaw the exclusive, deluxe-only-sold-on-311-Day album in New Orleans, as well as radio, advertising and social marketing. This success really shows what the INresidence team can do to activate a loyal fan base like 311’s.”

Established in 2012, INresidence is the in-house global marketing division of INgrooves Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent music distributors. INresidence provides streamlined access to product management, radio and video promotion, sync licensing, online marketing, publicity support and branding and sponsorship services.

Upcoming releases from INgrooves/INresidence include the 20th Anniversary re-introduction of the Oasis catalog, Thievery Corporation and Asher Roth.

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Lively and INgrooves Music Group Sign Partnership Deal

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(SEATTLE, WA) Music technology company,Lively, and leading independent music distributor and marketer, INgrooves Music Group, today announced that they have signed a partnership deal that will enable the two companies to seamlessly work together to provide high quality live recordings of INgrooves’ artists utilizing Lively’s popular mobile app. The companies will celebrate their partnership with an exclusive, free showcase party at SXSW in Austin, TX on Friday, March 14.

“Joining forces with Lively allows us to expand the suite of services for our artist clients, making high quality live performances available to music fans directly on their mobile devices,” said Bryan Mead, Senior Vice President of INresidence, the company’s artist services division. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our partnership with thousands of music fans at SXSW.”

Lively will capture audio and video of each SXSW showcase performance and make the sets available for free in the Lively app shortly after the party ends, empowering music fans to ‘RELiVE AUSTIN’ and enjoy the performances again via the free Lively App.

“It’s an honor to collaborate with such a well-established and respected music company. Through this strategic partnership Lively will work with thousands of INgrooves’ artists to promote their live performances and build additional revenues for them while they’re on tour,” said Lively’s Chief Music Officer Brian Hirsh.

Showcase Details

What:     Relive Austin: SXSW 2014
When:    Friday, March 14, 2014 | 12 – 5:30 p.m.
Where:   Buffalo Billiards | 201 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

Showcase Lineup and RSVP Details

The RELiVE AUSTIN showcase will feature seven INgrooves artists’ performances including: Grace Vardell, Noah Gundersen, Bad Suns, Twin Peaks, Roman Remains, Jamestown Revival and Gary Numan*.  Visit http://bit.ly/1mxyAM7 to RSVP.  Everyone who RSVPs will be put on the entry list.

* Live recording availability by this artist not confirmed by press time.

About Lively

Lively is a Seattle-based music technology company and direct-to-fan mobile platform that brings performers, fans and brands together by capturing the live performance and encouraging people to live in the moment. Lively provides high-quality audio and video recordings of live performances through an app-based interface. The Lively app is available for download on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and tablet devices. Performers can use Lively to easily record and upload audio of live performances for purchase by fans shortly following a show, while professional video can be available within 24 hours.  By using the Lively platform, performers can create, market and distribute their shows while creating new revenue streams.  Fans are able to connect with their favorite performers in a new way, discover new performances and listen and watch their shows on their mobile devices, computer, TV or in the car.

Lively will be at SXSW March 7-15. ‘RELiVE AUSTIN’ with Lively and visit www.getlive.ly to get updates on the company’s plans for the festival. Follow Lively on Facebook at facebook.com/LivelyLLC and on Twitter at @LivelyLLC.

About INgrooves Music Group

INgrooves Music Group is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry.  The Company is comprised of INgrooves Distribution Services, INresidence Artist Services and INgrooves Music Publishing.  All divisions of the Company work together to provide independent labels, artists and management with comprehensive and customizable solutions for global distribution, marketing and promotion, sync licensing, music publishing and administrative support to maximize their earnings potential and consumer reach in today’s dynamic music marketplace.  The Company’s proprietary software platform facilitates real-time asset management, and via their Client Console, INgrooves clients have total visibility on the status of their releases and access monthly retail sales reports and analytics.

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Public Relations Manager, Lively
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INgrooves Music Group Expands Physical Distribution Outside of North America

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(LONDON) INgrooves Music Group, one of the largest, truly independent distribution companies in the global label services marketplace, announced today that the company has deepened its relationship with U.K.-based Republic of Music (ROM), who will continue to partner with the Company on their physical distribution needs in territories outside of North America, including the U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia.  Under the new deal, INgrooves will integrate a number of its employees with Republic of Music where they will have direct relationships with ROM’s network of local distributors around the world.  In addition, INgrooves is adding personnel in its London office to oversee physical production.  The first release under the new deal is a brand new album by longtime INgrooves client, Thievery Corporation.

“We’ve worked closely with Republic of Music for more than a year now, and our partnership has already paid major dividends for our label clients,” said Alex Branson, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International for INgrooves.  “This new relationship will enable INgrooves to have even more direct oversight on our projects, giving us the ability to communicate directly with distribution partners all over the world, something in which our label partners have expressed interest, while simultaneously strengthening our physical distribution capabilities in territories outside of North America.”

In the past year, INgrooves Music Group has successfully marketed and distributed a number of global releases, which have tapped into the comprehensive slate of distribution and marketing functions the company provides via its INgrooves Distribution Services and INresidence Artist Services division.  Mazzy Star’s Season Of Your Day was released on the band’s own label in 20 territories around the world and, despite being the band’s first album in nearly two decades, was their highest charting album to date.  Other successful projects in 2013 included Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor’s The Colonel & The Governor on MesaBlueMoon Recordings and I AM LEGION’s self-titled album, which was released on Division Recordings.

Dominic Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing at INgrooves in the U.K., will oversee physical distribution for the company, working closely with Republic of Music.  “The team at Republic of Music were instrumental in providing the physical distribution muscle needed to have such an amazing success story with the Mazzy Star project in so many territories outside of the U.S.  We are looking forward to working even more closely with them as we ramp up for some exciting projects this year.”

Mark McQuillan, Managing Director of Republic of Music commented:  “The strategic relationship we embarked on with INgrooves in 2012 has worked extremely well for both of our companies, and we can see the potential for this to build in the future in a big way, and that is exciting. I feel we both bring our own unique strengths to the partnership and I like the fact that both companies are truly independent. The chance to work even closer together on upcoming projects is a great opportunity for both of us, and together I am very confident that we will be able to help more artists this year to even greater success and bring some exciting bands / artists through the new set up.”

About INgrooves Music Group

INgrooves Music Group is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. The Company is comprised of INgrooves Distribution Services, INresidence Artist Services and INgrooves Music Publishing.  All divisions of the Company work together to provide independent labels, artists and management with comprehensive and customizable solutions for global distribution, marketing & promotion, sync licensing, music publishing and administrative support to maximize their earnings potential and consumer reach in today’s dynamic music marketplace. The Company’s proprietary software platform facilitates real-time asset management, and via their Client Console, INgrooves clients have total visibility on the status of their releases and access monthly retail sales reports & analytics.

About Republic of Music

Republic of Music was founded in January 2007 and offers a new and exciting boutique style label services alternative to the existing Independent Music Sales & Distribution companies in the UK & Rest of the World.

Boasting a diverse and cutting edge roster of labels from Modular, Moshi Moshi, City Slang, BMG Rights, BPitch Control, !K7, Strut, Skint, PMR, Brownswood, Southern Fried, Luaka Bop, Ram Records and 20-20 Vision, Republic Of Music specialise in helping your music maximise its sales potential.  Since launch Republic of Music have worked Retail campaigns for such artists as Fleet Foxes, Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Disclosure, The Black Keys, Tame Impala, Badly Drawn Boy, The Futureheads, Modeselektor, Midlake, Interpol, The Walkmen, Zola Jesus, Fatboy Slim, Freemasons, The Cribs, Lambchop, Mazzy Star, Gold Panda, Caribou, Beach House and many more. They have just scored a Number 1 album in the UK with the band You Me At Six.

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Oasis – Chasing the Sun

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Big brother recordings to reissue the first three classic oasis albums. Definitely Maybe, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory & Be Here Now each remastered with bonus content including rare and unreleased recordings. The first in the Chasing the Sun series Definitely Maybe released May 20th.

Available on standard CD, Special Edition 3 x CD, 12″ vinyl LP (with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content), & Deluxe Box Set (including LP, Deluxe CD, exclusive 7″ & merchandise) Also available for a limited period original 1993’s demoscassette, available only from www.oasisinet.com

In their 14-year recording career Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide, had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 singles, 7 No.1 studio albums, but, more than that, they helped define a generation. Now Big Brother Recordings are to reissue the band’s classic albums in chronological order as part of the new Chasing The Sun series. Each album has been remastered and available with rare and exclusive bonus content.

With 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of its original release, Definitely Maybe will be the first release in the series, out 20th May. (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory and Be Here Now will follow later this year.

Also available to order now from www.oasisinet.com on cassette for a limited period only is Original 1993 Demos, a replica of the legendary demo cassette handed out by the band before Oasis were signed. An incredibly rare rock artifact – only 8 copies were made in its original form – Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle has written new sleeve notes for this release.

Additionally, especially for Record Store Day on Saturday April 19th, Big Brother will release a limited edition remastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12 inch single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl.

INgrooves Music Group is handling the distribution in the U.S., with its artist services division INresidence overseeing marketing for the catalog.

Definitely Maybe: Chasing The Sun Edition

Definitely Maybe was originally released in August 1994 and was an immediate critical and commercial smash. The fastest selling debut album ever (at the time), it went seven-times platinum in the UK (over 2 million copies), and sold 5 million worldwide. Containing the classic debut single Supersonic, and subsequent singles ShakermakerLive Forever, and Cigarettes & Alcohol, Definitely Maybe frequently appears on ‘best album of all time’ polls, including being listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time and a No.1 placing in a 2008 Q Magazine/HMV poll of the ‘Greatest British Albums.’

Every brand new edition includes a remastered version of the original album. The deluxe CD and super deluxe box set include two CDs including all the B-sides plus rare and unreleased Oasis tracks from the Definitely Maybe era, plus their huge Christmas single from 1994, Whatever. All editions come with new sleevenotes by respected rock critic Neil McCormick.

Highlights of the bonus content include Previously unheard live acoustic versions of Live Forever and Shakermaker from a Paris in store gig around the time of the release of Definitely Maybe Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo Hotel Room): an early and intimate version of this Oasis classic, recorded in Noel’s Gallagher’s hotel room in Toyko in 1994 by Mark Coyle Strange Thing (Demo) from the Original 1993 Demos cassette Sad Song (Live at Manchester Academy) a previously unheard recording Whatever (Strings): recorded on a portable cassette machine at Maison Rouge Studios by Mark Coil.

Tracklistings

Special Edition 3 x CD:

Disc 1

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
  2. Shakermaker
  3. Live Forever
  4. Up In The Sky
  5. Columbia
  6. Supersonic
  7. Bring it on Down
  8. Cigarettes & Alcohol
  9. Digsy’s Dinner
  10. Slide Away
  11. Married With Children

Disc 2

  1. Columbia (White Label Demo)
  2. Cigarettes & Alcohol (Demo)
  3. Sad Song
  4. I Will Believe (Live)
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Alive (Demo)
  7. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
  8. Supersonic (Live)
  9. Up In The Sky (Acoustic)
  10. Cloudburst
  11. Fade Away
  12. Listen Up
  13. I Am The Walrus (Live Glasgow Cathouse June ’94)
  14. Whatever
  15. (It’s Good) To Be Free
  16. Half The World Away

Disc 3

  1. Supersonic (Live At Glasgow Tramshed)
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Demo)
  3. Shakermaker (Live Paris in-store)
  4. Columbia (Eden Studios Mix)
  5. Cloudburst (Demo)
  6. Strange Thing (Demo)
  7. Live Forever (Live Paris in-store)
  8. Cigarettes & Alcohol (Live At Manchester Academy)
  9. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman? (Live At Manchester Academy)
  10. Fade Away (Demo)
  11. Take Me Away (Live At Manchester Academy)
  12. Sad Song (Live At Manchester Academy)
  13. Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo hotel room)
  14. Digsy’s Dinner (Live, Paris in-store)
  15. Married With Children (Demo)
  16. Up In The Sky (Live Paris in-store)
  17. Whatever (Strings)

Original 1993 Demos cassette

Side One:

  1. Cloudburst
  2. Columbia
  3. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
  4. Strange Thing

Side Two:

  1. Bring It On Down
  2. Married With Children
  3. Fade Away
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Supersonic 12 inch single, Record Store Day limited edition

  • A:Supersonic
  • B1. Take Me Away
  • B2. I Will Believe (Live)

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