June 2018

CCS Rights Management Announce Signings & New Synch Manager Sarah Keith

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CCS Rights Management has had an exciting start to 2018 and is now thrilled to announce a number of new signings to their company roster – JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter, Colin James; producer, songwriter and musician, Gavin Brown; Great Big Sea founding member, singer-songwriter and inspirational speaker, Séan McCann, and UK-based firm, Kassner Music Publishing,as well as the hiring of Sync Manager, Sarah Keith.

James has signed an exclusive administration and neighbouring rights deal for his entire catalogue, including his breakthrough hits, Five Long Years, and Chicks ‘n Cars (And the Third World War), as well as future songs. His career spans over three decades and includes 15 studio albums, four of which were with the Little Big Band, including a Christmas album.

An exclusive administration and neighbouring rights deal have been signed with Brown and his publishing venture, Inside Pocket, which features, amongst others, writer, Maia Davies. The JUNO Award-winning, GRAMMY-nominated producer has an extensive list of songwriting credits, including Mountains by Three Days Grace, Raging Bull by One Bad Son, and a number of new artists currently in development.

Like Torches Sign With Victory Records

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Stockholm, Sweden’s rock quintet LIKE TORCHES have greatly evolved since the release of 2013’s Keep Your Head High. The band can be best described as “alternative, driving, infectious, modern, pop-punk inspired, testosterone-fueled yet melodically uplifting rock for 2018.” These five passionate musicians have worked diligently and hard on two continents over the last several years to create a fresh, stellar rock album for the current times. We are confident fans of guitar driven, melodic rock will appreciate and embrace what they have created on their Victory debut Loves And Losses. If you like rock music- one listen to the first single ‘Silver Lines’ will make you a believer.

Preview The New Track ‘Silver Lines.’

“We have never met a label as enthusiastic and excited about LIKE TORCHES as Victory, so we are all intrigued to see what we can accomplish together,” explains vocalist Jonathan Karn. “It is an honor to be working with a label that has released so many of the legendary records we grew up listening to.”

Texas Sensation Cody Jinks To Release New Album Lifers His Rounder Records Debut

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Hailed as "a real deal country singer" and songwriter who pens "old-school country [songs] about love, loss, vices, God, friendships and navigating it all the best that you can" (Omaha World-Herald), Cody Jinks will issue what Rolling Stone touts as "his much-anticipated album," Lifers, on July 27. It's the first release under his recently-inked deal with Rounder Records by a genuine independent music phenomenon who boasts a quarter-million records sold, millions of streams and strings of sold-out shows packed with avid fans. Lifers is now available for pre-order here.

He precedes the 11-track album with its first single, Must Be the Whiskey, a spirited number in the grand drinking song tradition that just released last week on June 15. It's a boozy yet wise rumination on how "these thoughts in my head are a whirlwind of a world of regrets/All the things I should've done or things I should've said/All the pain that comes with making a mess of yourself."

Black Label Society Debuts Trampled Down Below

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Black Label Society, led by American guitar icon, Zakk Wylde, has released another new music video today, this time for the single, Trampled Down Below. The video was directed by Dan Sturgess, and filmed at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London during the band's tour there earlier this year.

Black Label Society recently soared into the charts with their new LP, Grimmest Hits, via Entertainment One (eOne). The LP landed at #4 on the Billboard Current Charts, the highest charting LP since Order Of The Back released back in 2009. Grimmest Hits reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Music, #1 Independent, and #2 Rock Charts.

Black Label Society will resume their headline tour through North America this summer with Corrosion of Conformity beginning next month through the end of August, with stops in Toronto and Montreal in August. Support on select dates will come from Eyehategod. Tickets are on sale now. See below for a complete routing.

Juno Award Winner Emilie Mover Releases 6th Studio Album “Night Owl”

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After a 3-year hiatus, Emilie Mover returns with a brand-new album of original songs. Emilie delivers a mesmerizing performance, with a sound often likened to Billie Holiday, Cat Power and songwriting in the vein of classic American songbook meets Bob Dylan and Harry Nilsson. Her sixth studio album, Night Owl showcases the beauty in her simple and wise-beyond-her-times approach to songwriting. Mover’s vocals are both captivating and calming, leading the listener through a range of ups, downs, and arounds on the 12-track release. Taking on a multifaceted role, Emilie also co-produced the album alongside fellow musicians Blake Mackay and Andrew Furman. Jesse MacMillan, Anna Sudac, Noel Bryant and Sean Dean (The Sadies) and Christine Bougie (Bahamas) make up the rest of the talent heard on Night Owl (with a token guest appearance from renowned saxophonist Bob Mover, Emilie’s father, of course), which was recorded at Bathouse Studio in Kingston, ON.