Denon Classics’ Andre Rieu #1 Top Selling Classical Artist in 2008!

Denon Classics, once again the U.S.’s #1 independent Classical label is celebrating the announcement this week that Andre Rieu is the #1 selling Classical artist for 2008 according to Billboard Magazine! Already well established as a top-seller of the Classical music world and on the eve of celebrating his 30-year anniversary on stage, Andre Rieu has always dominated the charts consistently debuting at or near the top with each consecutive Denon Classics release. With the #4 chart debut of “ANDRE RIEU LIVE IN VIENNA” this past September, he continued an unbroken string of Top 5 chart debuts (which also included the #1 chart debuts of “Live at Radio City” and “The Flying Dutchman”). In addition, buoyed by national airings on PBS stations throughout September, the companion DVD “ANDRE LIVE IN VIENNA” debuted at #6 on the Billboard Music DVD Chart. When added with brisk sales of his past Denon Classics releases, Rieu finally landed atop this year’s sales tally. Andre Rieu will return to the United States in the Spring of 2009 for an unprecedented “Greatest Hits Tour” with 30 dates spanning April, May and June. To commemorate his artistic achievement and to honor his upcoming 30-year milestone, Denon Classics will release “Andre Rieu’s Greatest Hits” as chosen by his fans and collected from all of his Denon releases on CD and DVD on March 3rd.
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NeuFutur Magazine Introduces American Zeros

AMERICAN ZEROS is a rock/power pop trio from Dallas. They are musically known for their strong harmonies and ability to write catchy and multi-faceted songs. Their newest release, ‘Draw!’ has 14 tracks plus a blooper bonus track, with songs comparable to bands such as Incubus, the Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Collective Soul, John Mayer, U2, and even a little AC/DC. Continue reading “NeuFutur Magazine Introduces American Zeros”

Clean Slate Riesling Names the Top Ten Public Figures Who Most Need a Clean Slate for the New Year

As Americans say goodbye to 2008, Clean Slate Riesling considers those celebrities and national figures who most need — and perhaps, deserve — to begin 2009 with a clean slate. For years Riesling has had a bad reputation for being overly sweet and in kitschy blue bottles with undecipherable labels. Clean Slate’s modern packaging, uncomplicated label and crisp and refreshing flavors are giving Riesling a clean slate and making it easy and fun for consumers to once again enjoy this delicious noble grape. A consumer favorite, Clean Slate is one of the top 10 best selling German Rieslings in the United States. Continue reading “Clean Slate Riesling Names the Top Ten Public Figures Who Most Need a Clean Slate for the New Year”

Fern Knight recording tarot cycle for new album – link to Spanish radio performance

Fern Knight, one of the foremost of Philadelphia’s internationally renowned community of top avant folk outfits is recording a new eight song project at home in Fishtown for mid-2009, vinyl-only release on VHF.

A lot of the songs are inspired by the Tarot…five were written this past Fall – “From Zero…”, “The Eye of the Queen”, “Pentacles”, “The Poisoner” and “Cups and Wands”, one was written just before the Sept ’07 (just prior to wedding of band mainstays Margie Weink and Jim Ayer). There’ll also be an instrumental yet to be written called “Cave of Swords” to be the start of side B. The release will also include their version of King Crimson’s “Epitaph.” Continue reading “Fern Knight recording tarot cycle for new album – link to Spanish radio performance”

Devendra & Greg of Megapuss apearing in Little Joy video cilp; more critical acclaim for Megapuss “Surfing”

Megapuss is a project inaugurated by Devendra Banhart and Greg Rogove, joined by Fab Moretti and abetted by longtime Banhart associated Noah Georgeson, Rodrigo Amarante and others – with all of the above also involved in Moretti’s Little Joy and all of the above appearing in Little Joy’s video clip Continue reading “Devendra & Greg of Megapuss apearing in Little Joy video cilp; more critical acclaim for Megapuss “Surfing””

The Matches Announced as Finalists in the 8 th Annual Independent Music Awards

Art-pop rock act the Matches (Shawn Harris-vox/guitar, Matt Whalen-drums, Dylan Rowe-bass, Jon Devoto-guitar) is ending 2008 the same way the band started it: acclaimed. Continue reading “The Matches Announced as Finalists in the 8 th Annual Independent Music Awards”

MTV CLOSES OUT 2008 WITH A SURPRISE-FILLED BASH FEATURING ONE OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS, MILEY CYRUS, TAKING OVER A LUCKY FAN’S HOME TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE

While Times Square will certainly have its share of New Year’s Eve festivities counting down to 2009, MTV has teamed up with Miley Cyrus, one of music’s biggest stars, to celebrate the year’s end with one of the biggest parties of the year, “FNMTV Presents: A Miley-Sized Surprise…New Year’s Eve 2009.” The special will air live on Wednesday, December 31st from 8-9:30pm ET, with an encore presentation at 10:30pm ET featuring a live countdown from Times Square. Viewers will be treated to special live performances from Miley, who’ll be hosting the show from the house of a lucky fan, and ringing in the new year by congratulating someone who spent 2008 helping to better the lives of others. Continue reading “MTV CLOSES OUT 2008 WITH A SURPRISE-FILLED BASH FEATURING ONE OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS, MILEY CYRUS, TAKING OVER A LUCKY FAN’S HOME TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE”