PRINCE’S CATALOGUE RETURNS TO ALL STREAMING SERVICES GLOBALLY
Warner Music Australia has officially confirmed that Prince’s iconic catalogue will be available to stream across all digital services by the time the Grammy Awards begin today.
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records said, "Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy. Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music's biggest night. We'd like to thank Prince's estate, Universal Music Publishing, the Grammy Awards and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible. We’re also pleased to announce our plan to release the remaster of Prince's most iconic album, Purple Rain, along with two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films from the Paisley Park vault on June 9. When we make any of Prince’s music available to fans - from the hits to unreleased gems - we are committed to upholding Prince’s high creative standards and we know fans will be thrilled when they hear these albums and see these films.”
Prince, who first signed with Warner Bros. 40 years ago, recorded his most influential and popular albums for the label, including Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign O’ The Times, Batman and Diamonds and Pearls to name a few, as well as the biggest songs of his career, including Let’s Go Crazy, Kiss, Little Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry, Sign ‘O’ The Times, Alphabet Street, Batdance, Cream, I Would Die 4 U, Diamonds and Pearls, Pop Life, Delirious, 1999, Purple Rain and more.
ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM OUT MARCH 3RD
Continuing to make history this week with his TWO record-breaking comeback singles - Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill – worldwide superstar Ed Sheeran has confirmed details of his hugely anticipated new album ÷ (pronounced “divide”), set for release on Friday March 3 through Asylum/Atlantic Records – the album is available to pre-order now. Moreover, Ed has broken yet another streaming record this week - Shape Of You makes Spotify history again, breaking the record for ‘one day’ streams accumulating 7,940,950, which knocks Adele’s Hello off of the top spot!
In Australia, Ed has broken streaming records, with both songs accumulating over 748,000 combined streams in the first 48 hours of release. Currently, Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill are sitting at #1 and #2 respectively on the Australian iTunes singles chart.
Ed commented – “First off, what a week! The reaction to my new singles has been absolutely mind-blowing and I can’t thank you enough. My new album ÷ holds a very special place in my heart and I really believe this is my best work to date. I’ve been eager to get back and I couldn’t be more excited for March 3rd.”
DUNE RATS ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR
Australia’s favourite stoner-pop legends Dune Rats will release their second full length studio album, The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit, on Friday 3rd February. To coincide with the release, the band will be hitting the road on their The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit National Tour, which kicks off in Freo on March 11. The album is available to pre-order now.
The Dunies will be joined by special guests (and label mates) Skegss & The Gooch Palms on all dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday 13 January from www.dunerats.tv
Stoked to be partying around Australia with our mates and playing with a couple of our favourite bands!! It's the most bullshit way to finish off summer!! – Dunies.
ED SMASHES SPOTIFY'S GLOBAL RELEASE DAY STREAMING RECORD
International megastar Ed Sheeran has made streaming history with his groundbreaking return, launching two immensely successful A side singles simultaneously. Not only have the two records created frenzy across the globe amongst new and old fans alike, Ed has broken Spotify's 'day 1' streaming record with BOTH of his monumental comeback singles Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill . Reaching over a combined 13 million global streams in the first 24 hours, with Shape Of You amounting 6,868,642 and Castle On The Hill accumulating 6,168,395, Ed has now overtaken the previous 'day one' record holders, One Direction, who notched up 4,759,698 streams with Drag Me Down in August 2015, marking another record-breaking milestone in his career.
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ED SHEERAN RETURNS
Kasey Chambers Announces New Album Dragonfly
Kasey Chambers has a new album on the way – entitled Dragonfly, Kasey’s highly anticipated 11th studio album will be released on January 20, 2017. There are several great pre-order offers around, so you can pick your favourite.
Pre-order ‘Dragonfly’ from WOW Music and you’ll go in the draw to win tickets to an intimate performance at David Bromley’s studio in Melbourne, or Foggy Mountain studio in NSW. Everyone who enters will also get a double-sided, signed portrait of Kasey!
If you pre-order ‘Dragonfly’ on iTunes, you’ll get it for a special pre-order price of $12.99 – and you get “Ain’t No Little Girl” and new track “Satellite” instantly.
You can pre-order a Dragonfly fan bundle including HEAPS of goodies! You get the new album on limited edition 2LP vinyl (signed by Kasey & artist David Bromley), a limited edition 2CD, a double-sided poster, pencil/cosmetic case, and a cute dragonfly eco notebook and pen. Limited time only!
Pre-order ‘Dragonfly’ on CD from Sanity (online orders only) and for a limited time, you’ll get a dragonfly pencil or cosmetic case.
Pre-order ‘Dragonfly’ on CD from JB Hi-Fi (online orders only) and you’ll also get a cute dragonfly eco notebook and pen. Limited time only!