New York, NY – Up and comingsinger, “soulwriter,” and musicianElle Varner visited BET’s 106 &Park on Tuesday, October 4th topremiere her brand new video forher debut hit single “Only WannaGive It To You.” The vibrant OrsonWhales-directed video also featuresa cameo by “Mr. Nice Watch”himself, J. Cole.“Only WannaGive It To You,”written by Elle Varner and J. Coleand produced by Pop & Oak, wasincluded in
“The Bullseye” as amust-download of the week. Sinceit’s release in August, “Only WannaGive It To You” has caught theattention of critics and fans alike,dubbing the free-spirited 22 year-old as THE artist to watch for 2011and beyond.One of the ﬁrst artists featured inBET’s Music Matters campaign,Elle’s
, will be released thisfall on MBK Entertainment/RCARecords.
Award-winning author NeilGaiman and DIY-musicianAmanda Palmer will embark on a brief co-headline tour of the West Coast this Fall,starting with a Halloweenengagement at Wilshire EbellTheatre in Los Angeles. Thenewlywed couple are billingthe event as “An Evening with Neil Gaiman & AmandaPalmer” and promise anunusual andintimate few hoursof spoken word, songs, stories,chats with the audience, and — given Palmer’s penchant for the unplanned — more than afew surprises. The stage willcontain a piano, a ukulele, twomicrophones, and (Amandaclaims) a few comfortabletwitter-sourced armchairs.
Duncan Sheik Joins The GPS Client Roster
GPS | Global Positioning Services is pleased to announce the signing of Grammy winning artist, composer,and producer Duncan Sheik to anexclusive agreement for producer management. In addition to hisown recent recordings, Sheik has produced albums for ChrisGarneau, Holly Brook a.k.a.Skyler Grey and SamanthaRonson. Sheik, a multi-instrumentalist, will be workingout of his newly completed studio,
, in Garrison, NY. Sheik’s 1996 self-titled debut for Atlantic Records was certified Goldand contained the hit single “BarelyBreathing” which remained on theBillboard Hot 100 for a record-setting 55 straight weeks. Sheik wontwo Tony Awards in 2007 for hiswork on the musical
SpringAw a k e n i n g
— for BestOrchestration and Best OriginalScore (Music) — and the show wonthe Tony for Best Musical. Theoriginal cast album, which he produced, received the GrammyAward in 2008 for Best MusicalShow Album. [To read Songwriter’sMonthly’s interview with theshow’s star, Lauren Pritchard,click here:
] Global Positioning Services, withoffices on the East and WestCoasts, is a full servicemanagement company that assistsand guides its producer, engineer,mixer and songwriter clients in allaspects of their production careers.As an artist, Sheik continues to bemanaged by Gold MountainEntertainment.