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Songwriter's Monthly, Oct. '11, #3 - Newsletter

Songwriter's Monthly, Oct. '11, #3 - Newsletter

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You want your celeb news without the gossip? Here's what's going on in the music world. This edition features Kid Rock, Rumer, The IMC, CMJ, Duncan Sheik, The Chipmunks, Elle Varner, Cody Simpson and more!
You want your celeb news without the gossip? Here's what's going on in the music world. This edition features Kid Rock, Rumer, The IMC, CMJ, Duncan Sheik, The Chipmunks, Elle Varner, Cody Simpson and more!

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Atlantic Records has announced theUS release of 
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, the acclaimed debut albumfrom British singer/songwriter Rumer. The award-winningcollection arrives on January 24th,2012.Rumer will herald the album’srelease with a number of eagerlyanticipated US live performances.The schedule begins October 23rdwith stops set for New York,Washington, DC and Philadelphia.Additional North American datesare slated for early 2012 – completedetails will be announced shortly.Rumer also received rapturous praise for her live performances,with
Q
extolling “a voice pure as a primary colour, dappling occasionallight towards Carole King, moreseldom Alison Goldfrapp, but for the most part a fiery phoenix risingfrom the unmistakable ashes of Karen Carpenter.” “Her vocals are adeft blend of bright, shiningdelicacy and the darkness of genuine heartache,” declared
TheIndependent
of a headlineappearance at London’s famedBloomsbury Theatre.
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, the musical companion tothe upcoming 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises animatedcomedy-adventure. Due in storesand online on November 15th, thealbum features songs by a number of today’s top artists, performed ininimitable fashion by the one andonly Chipmunks.
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. Inspired by the recent protestswhile entrenched in recordingnew material, the band wanted toexpress their support of themovement. A representative fromOccupyWallSt.org thanked the band for their efforts, saying,“We stand against oppression.We stand for equality and humanand civil rights. We stand againstcorruption and against war. Westand for non-violence. We standfor love. Thank you again, youguys are amazing.” The Miami-based band has beeninvolved in the recently percolating Occupy Floridamovement, and plans to travel to NYC in the coming weeks toshow their support in ZuccottiPark.
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23 Philadelphia, PA World Café - Upstairs25 Washington, DC The Birchmere Music Hall26 NewYork, NY Rockwood - Stage 227 Philadelphia, PA World Café - Upstairs28 New York, NY Rockwood - Stage 2
http://www.rumer.co.uk 
 
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EX EA COMMODO CONSEQUAT DUIS. UT WISI ENIM AD
It’s here . . . the moment we’ve allbeen waiting for. CMJ MusicMarathon & Film Festival is proudto announcethat its full CMJ 2011schedule — every single band,every solitary movie, every lastpanel — is ready to be devoured.Nope, there’s no looking back now.Click
HERE
to take it all in. Goahead, we’ll give you a moment.It’s a lot. Need a play-by-play? Try
THIS
on for size.More than 1,000
EMERGING BANDSAND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS
playingevery nook and cranny of New YorkCity. Wagons, ho! 30-plus
GROUNDBREAKING FILMS
youcan’t see anywhere else. Full steamahead! The five days-worth of 
TOPICAL DISCUSSIONS
with theindustry’s biggest movers andupcoming shakers. All systems go!Create your own fully-customizableschedule with our easy-to-useSCHED app. A great CMJ is anorganized one, and while you’llwant to leave room for surprises,SCHED is the tool to use. Evenbetter, with just one simple click,you can share your personalizedSCHED with all of your friends.After all, how else is everyonegoing to know what you’re up tofrom October 18 through 22?CMJ Music Marathon & FilmFestival is one of the world’s mostimportant platforms for new musicand cutting-edge films. New YorkCity’s largest music festival hasbecome a required rite of autumnfor fans of music and movies. Inaddition to all the shows, screeningsand speakers, CMJ 2011 alsopresents a star-studded
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for collegeand non-commercial radioprogrammers.What’s that? You don’t yet haveyour 2011 CMJ Music Marathon &Film Festival badge? Snatch yoursup today
HERE
. Advanceregistration ends this Friday,October 14.
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ET OUR BEST LAID PLANSBECOME YOUR FONDEST MUSICALMEMORIES
.www.cmj.com/marathon
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Detroit, MI - Kid Rock todayannounced a tour unlike anythingever done before. Kid Rock hasassembled a team of Detroit titansto show support for other cities inneed, and to show that Detroit,while experiencing it’s owndifficulties, still has the power tounite to helpothers around thecountry.Kid Rock came up with the idea forthis tour to coincide with the launchof his new single “Care,” from hiscritically acclaimed platinum-selling 2010 album
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.Says Kid Rock, “The song says ‘theleast that I can do is Care‘ — and Iwant to put my money where mymouth is.
 
Everyone knows thatDetroit is hurting. But I want toshow that even though we don’thave a lot on our own plate, itdoesn’t mean the people of myhometown don’t have compassionto share with others all over thecountry. At the end of the day we’reall Detroit, we’re one country, onefamily.”
http://KidRock.com
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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
EntertainmentWeekly’s
“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
 
debut album,
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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.
http://amandapalmer.net
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,
Sneaky Studios
, 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:
www.scribd.com/doc/46043045
] 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. 
www.globalpositioningservices.net
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