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John Mayer adds summer tour dates

John Mayer

A summer leg has been added to John Mayer’s Search for Everything World Tour, which will launch on Tuesday, July 18th in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Isleta Amphitheater and runs through Sunday, September 3rd in Noblesville, Indiana at the Klipsch Music Center. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, March 4th at 10 am through livenation.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 28th at 10 am through Friday, March 3rd at 10 pm. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for U.S. show dates beginning Tuesday, February 28th at 10 am through Friday, March 3rd at 10 pm through Citi Private Pass.

The second wave of music from The Search for Everything, released Friday (Feb 24th), consists of four brand new songs – “Still Feel Like Your Man,” “Emoji of a Wave,” “Helpless,” and “Roll it on Home.” The album, which Mayer began recording in 2014 at the famed Capitol Studios in the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, will be released in its entirety on Friday, April 14th through Columbia Records.

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Fri Mar 31 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Sat Apr 01 Montreal, QUE Bell Centre
Mon Apr 03 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
Wed Apr 05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu Apr 06 Washington DC Verizon Center
Fri Apr 07 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sun Apr 09 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tue Apr 11 Chicago, IL United Center
Wed Apr 12 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Apr 14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sat Apr 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Mon Apr 17 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Wed Apr 19 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Fri Apr 21 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Sat Apr 22 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Wed May 3 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
Fri May 5 Herning, DK Jyske Bank Boxen
Sun May 7 Stockholm, SE Ericcson Globe
Tue May 8 Oslo, NO Spektrum
Wed May 9 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena
Fri May 12 London, ENG The O2
Tue Jul 18 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Wed Jul 19 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri Jul 21 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 22 Portland, OR Moda Center
Tue Jul 25 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Thu Jul 27 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Jul 29 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun Jul 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Tue Aug 01 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Thu Aug 03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Aug 05 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sun Aug 06 Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tue Aug 08 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wed Aug 09 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Thu Aug 10 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sun Aug 13 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Tue Aug 15 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Wed Aug 16 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Fri Aug 18 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Sat Aug 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun Aug 20 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
Tue Aug 22 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Wed Aug 23 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 25 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Aug 26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sun Aug 27 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 29 Toronto, ONT Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 30 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri Sep 01 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat Sep 02 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun Sep 03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

A limited number of exclusive ticket packages will be available for the North American concerts starting Thursday March 2nd at 10AM local. Select packages include premium tickets and meet & greets. For more information, visit johnmayer.com/tour.

Beyonce drops out of Coachella, will headline 2018

Beyonce

The singer is pregnant with twins

Beyonce has dropped out of headlining Coachella 2017, due to her pregnancy with twins, but will headline in 2018. The Associated Press reports that doctor’s orders have prevented the singer from performing this year.

“Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyonce has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,” Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said in a joint statement. “However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding.”

No announcement has been made of who will replace Beyonce as headliner for Saturday, April 15th and 22nd, but Radiohead will headline Friday, April 14th and 21st and Kendrick Lamar will close Sunday, April 16th and 23rd. Coachella will be held in Indio, CA.

Last month, Beyonce made headlines when she announced on Instagram that she and husband/rapper Jay Z are expecting twins.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters”

The couple have not released details on when she’s expected to give birth.

Beyonce has not performed a solo show at Coachella before, but did last appear at the festival in 2014 when she danced on stage during her sister Solange Knowles’ set. The singer’s last public performance was earlier this month at the Grammys when she picked up a pair of awards for her Lemonade set.

Diane Warren awarded with ASCAP Founders Award

Diane Warren

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren with its prestigious Founders Award at its 34th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on Thursday, May 18th. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed pop songs of 2016, takes place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

“Diane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time,” states ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Her music evokes universal emotions that connect us in a way few songwriters can. Diane’s ability to channel our common experience through her songs has captured audiences all over the world.”

“I am honored to be receiving the Founders Award and to be among the names of songwriters whom I admire and respect so much,” says Warren. “I am grateful for the success I have had with my songs but to be honest, I feel like my career is just beginning.”

In the course of her impressive career, Diane Warren has written for iconic artists such as Beyoncé, Adele, Whitney Houston, Cher, Aerosmith, Elton John, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, *NSYNC, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Mariah Carey and Barbra Streisand. She continues to work with many of today’s most popular acts, including Snoop Dogg, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Jessie J, Andra Day, Jason Derulo and Demi Lovato, among many others.

Since her first hit “Solitaire” in 1983, Warren’s timeless ballads such as “Unbreak My Heart” (Toni Braxton), “How Do I Live” (Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes), “Because You Loved Me” (Celine Dion) and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (Aerosmith) have earned her Grammy, Golden Globe awards and countless other award nominations. Her work has been featured in more than a hundred motion pictures resulting in eight Academy Award nominations. Warren has six ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards, three consecutive Billboard Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

“I am honored to be receiving the Founders Award and to be among the names of songwriters whom I admire and respect so much.”

Most recently, Warren composed the original song “Prayers for this World,” performed by Cher for the documentary Cries From Syria directed by Evgeny Afineevsky. The film premiered on January 22nd at the Sundance Film Festival and debuts on HBO on March 13th. She also wrote a new theme song for ABC’s The View called “World’s Gone Crazy.” Performed by Mary J. Blige, it premiered on the show in September 2016.

Warren’s haunting and evocative “Til It Happens To You” was featured in the groundbreaking 2015 documentary on campus sexual assault, The Hunting Ground. Performed by Lady Gaga, it was the first song in history to be nominated for an Academy Award, Grammy and Emmy, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2016. It was also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song and won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Song — Documentary.

Warren has written inspiring anthems for many issues important to her including the song, “This Is For My Girls.” Released in 2016, it features vocal performances from Kelly Clarkson, Chloe & Halle, Missy Elliott, Jadagrace, Lea Michele, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland and Zendaya. Sales from the single benefit charities supporting young women’s education globally, including former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative. Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott performed the song on the popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, which garnered over 52 million views.

Warren maintains control of her compositions as the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs.

The ASCAP Founders Award goes to pioneering ASCAP songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients include Ashford & Simpson, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Smokey Robinson, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Carly Simon, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Waits, Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.

Ed Sheeran announced for SiriusXM ‘Secret Show’

Ed Sheeran

SiriusXM has announced that Grammy Award-winning British singer, songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Monday, March 6th at a secret location in New York City. The performance, the latest in SiriusXM’s “Secret Show” series, will air on SiriusXM Hits 1 and The Pulse channels.

The special performance for SiriusXM will feature Ed Sheeran performing songs from his new album ÷, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, March 3rd.

“Really looking forward to this one,” Sheeran states. “It’ll be my first NYC show in a while and I can’t wait to play the new songs live!”

“Ed Sheeran has proven the power of simple musical artistry can reach fans around the world. Following his mesmerizing live performance at the Grammys for a national viewing audience, we are so excited to have him perform a private concert just for SiriusXM and our listeners. The intimate venue will add to what is sure to be a particularly memorable performance for the lucky fans in the room, but also to our listeners across the country,” says Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.

The special concert for SiriusXM is the latest in SiriusXM’s “Secret Show” series. Previous performances featured in SiriusXM’s “Secret Show” series have included Coldplay in the Hamptons at The Stephen Talkhouse and Bon Jovi in Miami at The Faena Theater.

SiriusXM’s “Secret Show” with Ed Sheeran will air on Tuesday, March 7th at 5 pm ET and 10 pm ET on SiriusXM Hits 1, channel 2; on Tuesday, March 7th at 5:30 pm ET and 5:30 pm PT on The Pulse, channel 15; and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM subscribers who have had an account since February 7, 2017 will have the exclusive opportunity to enter to win tickets to Ed Sheeran’s private March 6th SiriusXM concert beginning Wednesday, February 22nd.

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Cold War Kids join Young The Giant on tour

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids will support Young The Giant on the band’s Home of the Strange Tour, beginning August 2nd in Louisville and including a performance at Central Park SummerStage and continuing on through the end of September. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 24th at 11 am local time at coldwarkids.com.

Cold War Kids are also gearing up to kick off their upcoming North American headlining tour, which begins on March 3rd at the Okeechobee Festival in Florida. Tickets are available at coldwarkids.com. See below for all of Cold War Kids upcoming tour dates.

The band will be touring in support of their new album LA Divine, which is due from Capitol Records on April 7th. Cold War Kids most expansive and ambitious effort so far, LA Divine pays tribute to Los Angeles and all its strange glory, embodying the Long Beach-bred band’s endless fascination with their adopted hometown. The album’s first single, “Love Is Mystical,” is available now for streaming and purchase from all digital partners. The video was shot in downtown Los Angeles at St. Vincent Court, an atmospheric alley that is a California historical landmark.

Cold War Kids sixth studio album and first for Capitol, LA Divine follows 2014’s Hold My Home, which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s Alternative Album chart. The album featured the Gold-certified single “First,” which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart where it remained for 64 weeks, making it the second-longest-running single in the chart’s history. The track has more than 90 million combined streams.

Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz, and David Quon. Formed in 2004 in Fullerton, CA, the band has sold more than 800,000 adjusted albums, over two million singles, and racked up nearly 200 million streams to date.

Tour Dates:

3/03 Okeechobee, FL Okeechobee Festival
3/04 Columbia, SC Music Farm ^
3/05 Charlotte, NC Fillmore ^
3/06 Saxapahaw, NC Haw River Ballroom ^
3/07 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle ^
3/10 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre ^
3/11 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge ^
3/12 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium ^
3/14 Madison, WI Majestic ^
3/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
3/17 Columbia, MO Blue Note
3/18 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre ^
3/19 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian ^
3/21 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall ^
3/22 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall ^
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE ^
3/24 Covington, KY Madison Theater ^
4/1-2 Houston, TX Houston Whatever Fest
6/8-11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

^ with special guests Middle Kids

Dates with Young The Giant:

8/02 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
8/05 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre
8/11 Seattle, WA Wamu Theater @ Qwest Field
8/12 Vancouver, BC Sunset Festival
8/15 Morrison, CO Red Rock Amphitheater
8/17 Albuquerque, NM Villa Hispana @ Sandia Casino
8/18 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
8/19 Reno, NV Summit Pavilion at Grand Sierra
8/20 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
8/24 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
8/25 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
9/13 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage
9/14 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/15 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier
9/16 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/19 Charlottesville, VA Sprint Pavilion
9/26 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
9/28 Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion
9/29 Dallas, TX Irving Music Factory

All-New Kidz Bop Best Time Ever Tour detailed

ALL-NEW KIDZ BOP Best Time Ever

KIDZ BOP fans, get ready for the best news ever! The #1 music brand for kids has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to announce the ALL-NEW KIDZ BOP Best Time Ever tour, sponsored by Juicy Juice Splashers. The KIDZ BOP Kids will headline the national live tour, which kicks off in April and will hit more than 50 cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. The Best Time Ever tour will launch with an exclusive pre-sale on Wednesday, February 22nd for KIDZ BOP social media fans. Tickets for the spring and summer amphitheater dates officially go on sale to the public on Friday, February 24th via Ticketmaster. Special VIP tickets, which include a Best Time Ever private party, exclusive merchandise and a meet and greet with the KIDZ BOP Kids, will also be available. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning Wednesday, February 22nd at 10 am local time, through Thursday, February 23rd at 10 pm local time through the Citi Private Pass Program.

Fans can look forward to an entirely new KIDZ BOP experience at the 2017 show. The ultimate family-friendly live concert will feature brand-new songs, choreography and an eye-popping set design. The tour is headlined by the newest group of KIDZ BOP Kids, who were introduced in January with the release of KIDZ BOP 34. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for the past seven consecutive years. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the Best Time Ever tour.

Victor Zaraya, President of KIDZ BOP, said, “The Best Time Ever tour is our biggest show yet. We’re excited to travel the country again in 2017, and continue to bring our annual tour to the hometowns of families who listen to our music every day. KIDZ BOP’s Best Time Ever tour provides returning fans with many fun surprises and new fans with their very first concert experience.”

Juicy Juice Splashers has been named an official sponsor for the KIDZ BOP Best Time Ever tour. A better-for-you beverage, Juicy Juice Splashers* features fruity flavors and 50% less sugar vs. the leading juice, an option both parents and kids love. Fans can have fun at the Juicy Juice tent before the concert and will receive a free sample of the product after the performance. The partnership is supported by an exciting national sweepstakes which will be announced later this year.

“We’re thrilled to be the official sponsor of this year’s Best Time Ever tour,” said Ilene Bergenfeld, Chief Marketing Officer for Harvest Hill Beverage Company, owner of the Juicy Juice brand. “Just like Juicy Juice Splashers, KIDZ BOP offers parents and kids an experience that both will enjoy, making the partnership a natural fit. We can’t wait to share in the concert fun with fans!”

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DATE

CITY

STATE

VENUE

Fri-Sun/Apr-28, 29, 30

Winter Haven

FL

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Fri/May-05

Raleigh

NC

The Red Hat Amphitheatre

Sat/May-06

Nashville

TN

Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre

Sun/May-07

Alpharetta

GA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Fri/May-12

Hershey

PA

Giant Center

Sat/May-13

Williamsburg

VA

Busch Gardens

Sun/May-14

Greensboro

NC

White Oak Amphitheatre @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Fri/May-19

New Orleans

LA

Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

Sat/May-20

Houston

TX

Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion

Sun/May-21

Rogers

AR

The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

Fri/Jun-02

Concord

CA

Concord Pavilion

Sat/Jun-03

San Diego

CA

Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Sun/Jun-04

Anaheim

CA

Honda Center

Sat/Jun-10

Los Angeles

CA

Greek Theatre

Sun/Jun-11

Las Vegas

NV

Cox Pavilion

Fri/Jun-16

Ridgefield

WA

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Sat/Jun-17

Auburn

WA

White River Amphitheater

Fri/Jun-23

Boston

MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Sat/Jun-24

Wallingford

CT

Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre

Fri/Jul-07

Cleveland

OH

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Sat/Jul-08

Saginaw

MI

Huntington Bank Event Park

Fri/Jul-14

Syracuse

NY

Lakeview Amphitheater

Sat/Jul-15

Atlantic City

NJ

Adrian Phillips Theater at Boardwalk Hall

Sun/Jul-16

Brooklyn

NY

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island

Wed/Jul-19

Hyannis

MA

Cape Cod Melody Tent

Fri/Jul-21

Saratoga Springs

NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Sat/Jul-22

Darien Center

NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Fri/Jul-28

Cincinnati

OH

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

Sat/Jul-29

Rochester Hills

MI

Meadowbrook Amphitheater

Sun/Jul-30

Chicago

IL

Huntington Bank Pavilion

Fri/Aug-04

Charlotte

NC

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sat/Aug-05

Jacksonville

FL

Daily’s Place Amphitheatre

Sun/Aug-06

Miami

FL

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Sat/Aug-12

Baltimore

MD

Hippodrome Theatre

Sun/Aug-13

Holmdel

NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys unveil new video

Florida Georgia Line & Backstreet Boys

Florida Georgia Line and superstar collaborators Backstreet Boys have premiered the tender new video for their current chart-rising single “God, Your Mama, And Me” on Big Machine TV and across all digital platforms. Watch online.

Filmed on the stunning white sand of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the video features unique behind-the-scenes looks into the real-life romance of each artist. Director TK McKamy (“H.O.L.Y.,” “May We All”) captures adoring clips that pair perfectly with the tune’s faithful, passionate message, co-written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. Entertainment Weekly offered a sneak peek at the music video shoot to deliver fans a first-look photo feature, revealing a musical partnership between two era-defining acts that has grown into a full-scale friendship.

“We’ve become friends with them [Backstreet Boys] at this point,” said FGL’s Tyler Hubbard to Entertainment Weekly. “And it’s become more and more exciting with everything that we do together.” BSB’s Kevin Richardson says it’s a two-way street. “We’re buds now,” he says. “It’s just a real positive vibe. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to do this song with them.”

“God, Your Mama, And Me” is the third single from FGL’s third No. 1 album, Dig Your Roots, which has already taken singles “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) to chart-topping status.

Meanwhile, it was revealed last week that FGL has earned five nominations – Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (Dig Your Roots), Single of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”), Vocal Duo of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year (“May We All”) – at the upcoming 52nd ACM Awards. Taking place for the first time in Las Vegas’ new T-Mobile Arena, the star-studded event will air live April 2nd on CBS at 8 pm ET. The duo has previously won six ACM Awards.

FGL’s electrifying 2017 Dig Your Roots Tour is on the road now, featuring Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane, plus Seth Ennis, Ryan Follese and Morgan Wallen on select dates. More than 25 shows have already been revealed through May 6th. The tour will crisscross North America with stops from Houston, Texas, to Quebec, Canada, and everywhere in between.

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Katy Perry releases futuristic ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ video

Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm Video

The video was filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Katy Perry explores Oblivia, a futuristic theme park, in the official video for her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm.” The clip, which can be seen below, premiered today (Tues, Feb 21st) on VEVO. Shot over the course of three days in January at “the thrill capital of the world” – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA – “Chained to the Rhythm” was directed by GRAMMY-winner Matthew Cullen (Jay-Z, Beck), who also helmed the videos for “Dark Horse” and “California Gurls.” It was produced by Danny Lockwood, Rob Newman, Ben Leiser and Javier Jimenez.

Spotify streams of “Chained to the Rhythm,” exceeded three million on its first day of release – setting an all-time record for the best first day of streaming of a single track by a female artist in Spotify history – and topped 20 million in the first week. The song is the first single from her forthcoming album.

Billboard proclaimed, “Katy Perry Embraces Her Wokeness — And It Works…one of music’s biggest stars is once again dominating conversations.” Katy co-wrote “Chained to the Rhythm” with Max Martin, Sia Furler, Ali Payami and Skip Marley. The latter is featured on the track.

Lana Del Rey releases ‘Love’

Lana Del Rey - Love

Global superstar singer songwriter Lana Del Rey has released her new single “Love” digitally.

“Love” is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Del Rey and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on “Love.” The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists – full details to be shared at a later date.

“I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed,” Del Rey says in a statement.

The video for “Love” will also be revealed very soon. The song is available via Interscope/Polydor.

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Maroon 5 giving fans virtual spot in music video

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 has always valued their fans, and now they are the first band ever to offer them a spot in their latest music video virtually. With their new single “Cold,” viewers can put themselves directly into scenes of the video for up to 15 seconds. To create this first-of-its-kind experience, the band has partnered with Vivoom. Vivoom’s platform enables Maroon 5 to add Shared Media capabilities into the band’s YouTube, Facebook, Facebook Messenger Chatbot, Twitter and other channels. The music lover can seamlessly create and share video content that puts the fan directly in the band’s new music video “Cold” and then share it instantly across the fan’s social and messaging channels. This is an unrivaled opportunity for engagement between a band and its fans.

“As a band we are always looking for new and exciting ways to engage with our fans,” says Maroon 5. “Vivoom’s Shared Media technology allows our fans to put themselves in our new ‘Cold’ video, and then share it instantly with their friends which is exciting and a cool thing for us to be a part of.”

Maroon 5 launched the video for their new single “Cold” after their performance on Ellen on February 15th at 2 pm PST. Fans were then immediately able to insert themselves in the new Maroon 5 video. Maroon 5’s management and Interscope Records were also blasting the info to their respective fan lists.

“Partnering with multi-platinum, Grammy-Award winning band Maroon 5 is a great opportunity for us,” says Jeff Walker CMO/EVP Business Development, Vivoom. “Our Shared Media platform really excited the band given their immense social following. Vivoom makes it easy for their fans to seamlessly share personalized content across multiple social and messaging platforms with friends right from the band’s own channels. This aligns perfectly with Maroon 5’s goal of quickly establishing scale and reach at launch,” he added.

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