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Ingrid Michaelson – Songs For The Season

Patron saint of charming Christmas tunes, Ingrid Michaelson releases her cheerful original duet “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Feat. Zooey Deschanel).” Alongside the release, she shares an undeniably adorable stop motion visual featuring a bundled-up rabbit spreading holiday joy. The track is off her upcoming album Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs For The Season – Deluxe Edition, out on November 5th.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) is soon to be a catchy Christmas classic, with the two beloved vocalists sharing their favorite things about the season over bright jingling bells. The visuals, created by Andrea Love and author/illustrator Phoebe Wahl, capture the holiday spirit through stop motion fuzzy woodland critters.

Ingrid says, “I don’t think you’ll meet someone who loves Christmas more than I do, and it is the same thing for Christmas music. I knew I wanted to put out a deluxe album even before I put out the original album! There’s just too much music to choose from. I’m incredibly honored that another self-proclaimed Christmas lover, Zooey Deschanel, is joining me on a new original, “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!” When she said yes (over Twitter) it was truly an early Christmas gift!”

Zooey on the track, It was a joy and an honor to co-write and sing this song with Ingrid! We hope it brings joy to everyone who listens.

Listen & Watch Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Feat. Zooey Deschanel)

Tickets are on sale for Ingrid’s 15th Annual Holiday Hop at New York City’s Webster Hall. The EMMY Award-nominated and multi-platinum-certified New York singer/songwriter will take the stage Sunday, December 5th and perform tracks off of her upcoming holiday album Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs For The Season – Deluxe Edition’ along with other festive tunes. After last year’s 14th Annual Holiday Hop: Virtual Edition, Ingrid is thrilled to be back in front of fans  performing beloved holiday renditions.

Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs For The Season’ was originally released in October 2018, and the project’s new deluxe edition will debut with five new tracks. Full tracklist below.

Ingrid explains, When I released my first Christmas album in 2018 I already knew there would one day be a deluxe. And here we are! I have added 3 classics and one original (with Zooey Deschanel) to create an even greater festive experience! It was very important to me to keep everything in that vintage/nostalgic world. Zooey’s voice is just perfect for that sound. Warm and comforting.

Tracklist

  1. Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter
  2. White Christmas (Feat. Christina Perri)
  3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Feat. Will Chase)
  6. Happy, Happy Christmas
  7. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
  8. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Feat. Grace VanderWaal)
  9. Mele Kalikimaka
  10. Christmas Time Is Here
  11. All I Want for Christmas Is You (Feat. Leslie Odom Jr.)
  12. Auld Lang Syne
  13. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  14. Christmas Valentine (Feat. Jason Mraz)
  15. A Marshmallow World
  16. Winter Wonderland
  17. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Feat. Zooey Deschanel)

Save Our Stages

By: Gabrielle Archuleta

With Covid-19 making an impact on businesses, the live music industry has been among those hit the hardest. The loss in revenue is estimated to be $8.9 billion, along with the comedy and performing arts entertainment. More than 90% of independent venues are at risk of being permanently shut down. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is working hard to get emergency relief funds out to these venues in dire need. With the help of YouTube, NIVA and Save Our Stages created a virtual concert to help raise money, which will benefit these independent venues. The list of venues is on their website. Artists from around the country have joined together in an effort to raise awareness and save the stages they once performed in.

These venues have supported many big artists and have even launched careers for many. Not only are the artists feeling the impact, but the employees behind the scenes are as well. From the sound to the stage crew, many of them are left without a job and fear what will come next. Fans are left with tickets to be refunded and the uncertainty of future shows to come. This leaves the music industry shaken when it comes to the revenue that concerts bring. Concerts generate more money than streaming music on popular platforms such as Spotify, Apple music and Pandora. Popular artists such as Drake have made $23.7 million in one year from streaming, yet his last tour, Summer Sixteen featuring Future, grossed $85 million. Save our stages is the saving platform for artists, fans and lovers of music to support the venues we know and love and keep the live music alive.

Kicking off their first ever virtual event, an exclusive trailer narrated by Neil Young released footage featuring various iconic artists performing in these at-risk venues and some of the earliest known footage of Neil Young performing at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, CT. This 3-day virtual event lasted from October 16th-18th. Day one started out with Alec Benjamin performing at Hotel Café in Los Angeles, CA. There was no audience, just the performers. Some talked of past show experiences and selling out venues. Following him was Billie Eilish’s brother, Finneas who is breaking out on his own, releasing his first single called Can’t Wait To Be Dead. Other artists for day one included, Sebastian Yatra, Dizzy Fae, Macklemore, YG, and Dillon Francis. Marshmellow and Demi Lovato hit the stage at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA. They performed their hit single together It’s Okay Not To Be Okay, as well as talked about their experiences in independent venues they’ve played in and seen other artists play in. Macklemore performed in Seattle, WA singing hits that included Ten Thousand Hours, Glorious, Good Old Days and a few others during his thirty-minute set. While G-Eazy took pieces of his hits and performed over a dozen songs in his set at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.

Day two kicked off with an even bigger list of performers. Sixteen artists each in their own independent venue to perform in. Jason Mraz was the first up, singing the best of his songs from I’m Yours to I Won’t Give Up out of the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego, CA. Rise Against brought the rock style back to the stage singing six of their hits from the Metro in Chicago,IL. Miley Cyrus played at the Whiskey-Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA wearing all black Rockstar attire. Though she had a short playlist, it was filled with fun energy. Also playing out of Los Angles from Troubadour, the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl talks about his first experience at the Toubadour and meeting Bret Michaels for the first time. They start out with Skin and Bones continue with My Hero, These Days, Times Like These and end it with everyone’s favorite Everlong. The Roots performed a longer set list that lasted a little over an hour at the Apollo Theater in New York, NY. Wrapping up day two was Major Lazor performing out of Gramps in Miami, FL. He had a setlist similar to length of The Roots lasting a little over an hour and promoting Save Our Stages throughout his set. To many of these artists, the venues that are at stake are not only where they got their start in the music world but also where they discovered music. Demi Lovato mentions one of her first concerts was at an independent venue where she had seen Paramore.

The final day came with some big names. Little Big Town plays at the Exit/In in Nashville, TN. They talk about their first show and replayed one of their classic songs, Boondocks as an encore. The last song is a fan favorite, Girl Crush. Dave Matthews performs solo at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. His setlist includes a new song that is played for the first-time live called the Ocean and the Butterfly. The Lumineers wrap up this event, taking it back home to Colorado at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, CO. Reminiscing on the songs they’ve played in small independent venues and how great songs such as Ophelia came from those experiences and performing them.

Save our stages is not just important to the artists, but to the fans and music lovers all over the nation. There are over 2,000 venues that have joined the National Independent Venue Association to help save theses venues and keep not only the jobs that come with it but the live music experience we love and miss. Though this virtual event is over, the fight is not. Save our venues has raised over $1,000,000 and has a set goal of $5,000,000. The funds will be administered by the Giving Back Fund, a non-profit organization. The money will go to the venues in dire need and in fear of being shut down. With the help of all the artists who participated along with Youtube, NIVA and every person who donated, we can only hope that enough money is raised to save these venues.

Omaze × Jason Mraz

Omaze, an online fundraising platform that offers once in a lifetime opportunities while supporting causes around the world, went LIVE with a partnership with Jason Mraz and The Jason Mraz Foundation’s mission, to support inclusive arts education and the advancement of equality. Enter for your chance to win to meet up with Jason Mraz at his home studio and take a tour of the Mraz Family Farm. The winner and a friend will be flown out to San Diego and put in a 4-star hotel, meet up with Jason Mraz in his home studio at the Mraz Family farm, score a behind-the-scenes look at where he wrote his album “Look for the Good,” and have lunch at the Mranch.

Check out the invitational video HERE.

More information on this campaign can be found on Omaze’s site HERE.

You and a Friend Will:

  • Take a tour of Mraz Family Farms, including the avocado groves and coffee trees
  • Get to know Mr. A-Z himself over a delicious farm-to-table lunch
  • Score a behind-the-scenes look at Jason’s home studio where he wrote and recorded his latest album, “Look For The Good”
  • Be flown out to San Diego and put up in a 4-star hotel

Your safety and peace of mind is our top priority, so this experience will be scheduled when it’s safe to travel and convenient for our partners.

What You’ll Do:

Grab your fellow geek in the pink because you and a friend are joining Jason Mraz at his home studio on the Mranch! This is the very studio where Jason recorded his new album “Look For the Good” and you won’t have to look very far to see the good that’s all around. You’ll score an inside look at where and how Jason creates his witty, yet oh so sweet musical wordplay, enjoy a tour of Mraz Family Farms and chat over a delicious farm-to-table lunch together. Maybe he’ll even give you a taste of his farm-fresh avocados, passionfruit, or coffee beans! Flights and hotel included. 

Who You’ll Help:

The Jason Mraz Foundation’s mission is to support inclusive arts education and the advancement of equality. Since 2011, the foundation has donated more than $1 million to various charities working toward these goals. Your donation will help provide program support, performance opportunities and arts education.

More About the Company Behind the Once in a Lifetime Opportunity:

Omaze is an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes. Our campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits and donors to create lasting impact, and have raised funds and awareness for more than 350 charities with donations from over 180 countries.

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AXS TV × Daryl Hall

AXS TV LAUNCHES 14 EPISODES OF ROCK LEGEND DARYL HALL’S HIT MUSIC SERIES LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE

SERIES MAKES ITS NETWORK DEBUT ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19 AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT

Highlighted Episodes Include Intimate Jam Sessions with Jason Mraz, Wyclef Jean, Fitz & The Tantrums, Train, Rob Thomas, & More

AXS TV announced today that the network is airing 14 episodes of the multi-award-winning music series Live From Daryl’s House—premiering on Sunday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. AXS TV has curated a roster of the popular series’ episodes, highlighting an eclectic blend of artists that will appeal to the Network’s diverse audience.

Live From Daryl’s House was created in 2007 by Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Daryl Hall, who wanted a show where he and his talented friends could hang out and rock out in a relaxed atmosphere. The Webby Award-winning program quickly took the music world and the Internet by storm with its unique format, as Hall welcomed a new artist into his domain each week to enjoy some local cuisine and conversation, as well as an unforgettable jam session. Since that time, Live From Daryl’s House has transformed into a nationally syndicated television series, attracting some of the biggest names in the industry and amassing a loyal following of fans eagerly anticipating the next new episode.

AXS TV has selected 14 eclectic episodes for this special event, packed with all-star appearances and powerhouse performances. Live From Daryl’s House kicks off its Network debut on April 19 with singer/songwriter/performer CeeLo Green, followed by episodes featuring folk hero Jason Mraz (Apr. 26); versatile vocalist Chris Daughtry (May 3); a Mother’s Day broadcast with singer/songwriter Grace Potter (May 10); hip hop pioneer Wyclef Jean (May 17); country superstar Darius Rucker (May 31); chart-topping pop-rockers Train (June 7); multi-talented musician Aloe Blacc (June 14); indie-pop stars Fitz & The Tantrums (June 21); singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw (June 28); emo favorite Patrick Stump (July 12); bluesy breakout artist Elle King (July 19); GRAMMY®-winning songwriter Rob Thomas (July 26); and Utah alt-rockers Neon Trees (Aug. 2).

“Hey everybody, I am happy to say that the original at-home show is back on TV,” said Hall.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with AXS TV, which in my opinion, is the best house on cable for Daryl,” commented Executive Producer Jonathan Wolfson.

“The launch of Live From Daryl’s House marks an evolution for AXS TV, as we actively seek to broaden our reach by putting a focus on the top artists of today,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “This is an incredible opportunity for music lovers of all ages to see an eclectic lineup of music legends and modern favorites put their skills on full display in a unique and intimate setting. The series joins a growing roster of both original and acquired content that gives viewers in-depth insight and unprecedented access to the entertainers they enjoy, and we look forward to sharing these exciting new additions with our audience next month.”   Live From Daryl’s House was created by Daryl Hall and is executive produced by his manager Jonathan Wolfson. The show is produced by Sound Off Productions. The series is distributed by Northstar Media.   For more information about Live From Daryl’s House, visit the show’s official website. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. The Network is distributed via Spectrum, the AT&T TV platforms DirecTV and U-verse, DISH, Verizon, Suddenlink, select Comcast markets, SlingTV and Philo, among others.

About AXS TV

AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment, sports and lifestyle U.S. cable network controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., and originally founded by entrepreneur Mark Cuban. The network is currently available in 50 million homes and on digital platforms, including Philo, Sling TV and AT&T TV NOW. AXS TV’s programming appeals to an impassioned fanbase, delivering eclectic content in a wide variety of areas including music performances, celebrity interviews, documentaries, pop culture, combat sports, and professional wrestling. The channel is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties, and the English-language broadcasts of the top Hispanic MMA promotion Combate Americas; as well as original programming featuring legendary newsman Dan Rather and music icon Sammy Hagar, among many others.  For a list of providers and territories, visit axs.tv/subscribe.

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YUNGBLUD

UK recording artist Yungblud, whom NME has said carries himself like “a hyper-addictive mix between rapper Eminem and Johnny Rotten,” releases his self-titled debut EP today via all digital partners. Listen to Yungblud HERE.

With his frenetic take on alt-pop equally inspired by punk, hip-hop, and UK garage, Yungblud uses breakneck flow and tongue-in-cheek attitude to deliver pointed lyrics about everything from gentrification to disenfranchisement to addiction without getting heavy-handed. “I want my music to always have a message, but I don’t want to preach to anybody,” says the Northern England native, whose given name is Dominic Harrison. “This music’s just an outburst of emotion and anger, and everything else going on in my head.”

The Yorkshire-born, London-based Yungblud, produced by Matt Schwartz – known for his work on Massive Attack and Kylie Minogue, and brought to Geffen/Interscope by executive producer Martin Terefe who has worked with Jason Mraz and KT Tunstall.

The EP features “King Charles” and “Tin Pan Boy” (which Wonderland called “a bold and biting call to social justice”) and the current single “I Love You, Will You Marry Me,” which takes its title from a real-life, ill-fated marriage proposal spray-painted at a public housing project in South Yorkshire. Watch the live performance video for “ILYWYMM” HEREand the self-directed video for “Tin Pan Boy” HERE. The EP also includes two brand-new songs, “Anarchist” and “Polygraph Eyes,” a seedy portrait of a Saturday night out that also serves as a delicate commentary on consent and “lad mentality.”

In a recent profile of Yungblud, Wonderland raves about his “captivating songwriting,” while Nylon notes that “Harrison imbues every ounce of raucous energy into songs that defy genre.” NME has called him “utterly thrilling” and says that “what makes Yungblud so intriguing is the versatility in his material already, and how confident he feels about pulling it all off.”

Yungblud, who is on the road in Europe through early February, hits the road for a U.S. spring tour with K.Flay beginning March 12 in Washington, DC. “If you ever get the chance to see him perform live, his passion is evident in the way he throws himself around the stage, spitting ferocious lyrics at the front row and strutting around with the confidence you only have if you were born to do something,” writes Wonderland

Tour Dates with K.Flay:

March 12  Washington, DC 9:30 Club
March 13  Buffalo, NY  Town Ballroom
March 14  Detroit, MI  Magic Stick
March 15  Toronto, ON  Danforth Music Hall
March 16  Montreal, QC  Corona Theatre
March 18  Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
March 19  New York, NY  Irving Plaza
March 21  Boston, MA  Royale
March 23  Charlotte, NC  The Underground
March 24  Atlanta, GA  Variety Playhouse
March 25  Cincinnati, OH  20th Century Theatre
March 27  Tulsa, OK  Cain’s Ballroom
March 28  Dallas, TX  Granada Theater
March 29  Austin, TX  The Mohawk
March 30  Houston, TX  WOMH Downstairs

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