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Empires will release their Chop Shop/Island Records debut, Orphan, on September 23rd. You can stream the band's new track "Please Don't Tell My Lover" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/07/14 - 03:33 PM
Island Records has promoted Eric Wong to executive vice president / general manager at the label.
Until very recently Wong served as executive vice president of marketing at IDJ, where he created and developed strategies for Kanye West, Rihanna, Avicii and Bon Jovi, among others. He joined IDJ in 1999 and worked with a range of artists including The Killers and Fall Out Boy. He left in 2006 to juggle executive marketing positions at both Bad Boy Entertainment and Atlantic Records, where he helped guide the careers of Jay Z, Janelle Monae and others. In 2009 Wong formed Wong Management, serving as part of Mariah Carey's team, before returning to IDJ in 2011.
Jason Tate on 07/14/14 - 02:50 PM
Head over to Nylon to listen to a brand new song from Fences, "Songs About Angels". His sophomore album, Lesser Oceans, will release on 10/14/14 on Island Records.
Jake Denning on 07/14/14 - 12:04 PM
At last night's Avicii show in Boston, 36 people were hospitalized. It is being reported that most of the cases are for drug and alcohol-related issues.
Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families.
Blake Solomon on 06/26/14 - 07:23 AM
Empires new single, "How Good Does It Feel" from their upcoming LP, Orphan, is now on iTunes and Spotify. The video for the song is premiering over at the Wall Street Journal.
Jason Tate on 04/24/14 - 11:54 AM
Universal Music Group has announced that Island Def Jam will be transformed into three separate labels: Motown Records, Def Jam Records and Island Records.
Universal said it will dismantle the Island Def Jam group and form three stand-alone labels — Motown Records, Def Jam Records and Island Records. The move will allow the labels to enhance their own marketing and publicity and A&R teams, according to Universal. Def Jam will be led by CEO Steve Bartels, who was previously president and COO of Island Def Jam. Ethiopia Habtemariam will become president of the Motown Records label, which will leave New York and return to its prior home in Los Angeles. Island will continue to be led by...
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 02:07 PM
Neon Trees' new song, "I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)" can be heard on Rdio. The band's upcoming album, Pop Psychology, hits stores April 22nd.

Track Listing
01) Love in the 21st Century
02) Text Me in the Morning
03) Sleeping with a Friend
04) Teenager in Love
05) I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)
06) Unavoidable
07) Voices in the Hall
08) Foolish Behavior
09) Living in Another World
10) First Things First
11) American Zero
Joe DeAndrea on 03/24/14 - 11:21 PM
Empires have signed to Chop Shop/Island Records. The band's new album, Orphan was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky) and will be released later this year. Head to the replies to stream a new song called "How Does It Feel" and find out where you can catch the band on tour.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/04/14 - 08:32 AM
Pepper signed to Island Records.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/08/13 - 08:45 PM
Justin Bieber will release an acoustic version of his album, Believe sometime next month.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/20/12 - 10:04 PM
Head to the replies to check out the album artwork for Lower Than Atlantis third full length record, Changing Tune, out September 10th.
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 04:53 AM
Neon Trees are streaming their new song, "Moving In the Dark," here. Picture Show drops April 17th.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/10/12 - 11:25 AM
Another new Neon Trees song can be heard here.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/07/12 - 06:41 PM
Ben Howard will release his new single "Only Love" on May 14th. Don't forget to check out his UK tour dates in the replies too.
Kyle Huntington on 04/02/12 - 05:16 AM
The cover art to the deluxe edition of Neon Trees' new album, Picture Show, can be seen in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/29/12 - 02:25 PM
Clips from Patrick Stump's new album can be heard here.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/19/11 - 05:01 AM
Parachute's new single "Something To Believe In" can be heard in the replies.
Rohan Kohli on 12/07/10 - 03:47 PM
Guitar World is streaming a new The Damned Things song, titled "Handbook For The Recently Deceased." Ironiclast hits stores on December 14th.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/10 - 04:37 PM
Head to the replies to check out The Damned Things' music video for "We've Got A Situation Here." You can also pre-order Ironiclast here.
Drew Beringer on 12/03/10 - 10:06 AM
Romance On A Rocketship are now listed on Island Records' artist roster.
Blake Solomon on 05/07/10 - 09:25 AM
If you are looking for new music that will make you want to dance, but still knows how to rock, check out Neon Trees' AP.net profile for a stream of their new album, Habits. Just try to listen to "Sins of My Youth," "Animal," or "Girls and Boys in School" and not get sucked in. The record was produced by Tim Pagnotta (Sugarcult) and is now available on iTunes.
Steve Henderson on 03/23/10 - 05:34 AM
Neon Trees' new music video for "In The Next Room" can be seen in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/14/10 - 09:03 AM
Mark Hoppus has picked Neon Trees as his artist of the week.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/03/10 - 10:33 AM
The hi-res album artwork for Neon Trees' upcoming Habits can be seen in the AP.net gallery.
Steve Henderson on 02/20/10 - 10:11 PM
Neon Trees' "Animal" now has a video.
Steve Henderson on 01/08/10 - 06:47 PM
Neon Trees' new single, "Animal," is up on their myspace.
Steve Henderson on 01/07/10 - 06:09 PM
Neon Trees will release their debut album, Habits, on March 23, 2010.
Steve Henderson on 12/21/09 - 07:08 PM
An Island Def Jam executive was arrested for not sending out a Twitter update regarding a Justin Bieber signing.
From the ArticleThe Post described the scene as a “near riot,” explaining that it took police two hours to restore order. Many fans refused to clear the area in hopes that Bieber was still going to make his appearance. And that’s where James Roppo, the senior vice president of sales at Island Def Jam Records, and his Twitter message – or lack of Twitter message – comes in. "We asked for his help in getting the crowd to go away by sending out a Twitter message," said Nassau County Police Det. Lt. Kevin Smith. "By not cooperating with us, we feel he put lives in danger and the...
Joe DeAndrea on 11/23/09 - 04:39 PM
The Rocket Summer will be releasing a new digital EP, You Gotta Believe, in anticipation for his upcoming full-length on October 27th.

Track Listing
01) You Gotta Believe
02) Hills and Valleys
03) Light
04) The Fight
Joe DeAndrea on 10/08/09 - 11:37 AM
The high-res art for Monty Are I's Break Through the Silence has been uploaded to the AP.net Gallery. We also have some high-res promo shots, which you can see at the links below.

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Anton Djamoos on 08/30/09 - 09:20 PM
Monty Are I have posted new song, "One in a Million," on their myspace.
Anton Djamoos on 08/15/09 - 03:33 PM
Head to the replies to check out a statement from Innerpartysystem in which they announce that they are no longer on Island Records and have launched a new fan-oriented community at innerpartysystem.net; at the before-mentioned site, you can download a mixtape featuring many of the band's remixes as well as stems of the band's songs for remixing purposes. Head to the replies for all the details.
Rohan Kohli on 07/01/09 - 09:34 AM
Neon Trees have posted an online episode titled "Lost Angeles". You can view it here.
Brad Streeter on 06/23/09 - 11:22 AM
Steve Henderson on 01/06/09 - 08:48 AM
Andrew Volpe of Ludo needs your advice for his good friend "Andy." Head to the replies for the video. Make sure to leave some valuable tips.
Jonathan Lally on 11/11/08 - 09:55 PM
The new albums from Kanye West, The Killers, and Ludacris have been moved up from November 25th to the 24th.
Joe DeAndrea on 11/10/08 - 12:10 PM
Ludo now has their own Photobucket group.
Anton Djamoos on 10/27/08 - 05:38 PM
Innerpartysystem's debut album sold 3,173 copies its first week.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/08/08 - 12:10 PM
Ludo's new single, "Go-Getter Greg," goes to radio on October 27th.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/30/08 - 12:22 AM
Download "Die Tonight Live Forever," a new song by Innerpartysystem, here.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/21/08 - 01:35 PM
In the AP.net Gallery, you can now find the high-resolution artwork to Innerpartysystem's new self-titled album.
Anton Djamoos on 09/08/08 - 08:22 PM
Innerpartysystem's new self-titled album hits stores September 30th.

Track Listing
01) Die Tonight, Live Forever
02) Last Night in Brooklyn
03) Don't Stop
04) Structure
05) Everyone is the Same
06) Obsession
07) This Empty Love
08) New Poetry
09) This Town, Your Grave
10) Heart of Fire
11) What We Will Never Know
Joe DeAndrea on 09/06/08 - 05:32 AM
Congratulations to Ludo, who have broken the top ten single barrier with "Love Me Dead" on alternative radio, their first career top ten hit. Download their performance on Leno here (right click, save as), but be sure to check out their awesome video for the song in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 09/03/08 - 08:38 AM
The Island Records Street Team--located in Midtown, New York--is actively looking for interns as soon as possible. Check the replies for more details.

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Anton Djamoos on 09/03/08 - 08:12 AM
The Urgency's video for "Fingertips" is the video of the day on Buzznet.
Jamie Pham on 08/13/08 - 02:28 PM
AOL thinks Innerpartysystem is about to pop.
Why They'll PopWith Innerpartysystem -- named for the class hierarchy in George Orwell's '1984' -- singer Patrick Nissley and drummer Jared Piccone grew their electro-rock outfit from the ashes of their previous band Thirteen Over Eight. Adding keyboardist Kris Barman and guitarist Jesse Cronan, the band was signed to the Stolen Transmission label, which released the group's 'The Download EP' in 2007, before eventually folding into the Island Records roster. Innerpartysystem's self-titled full-length will hit shelves on September 9, and the band is out on tour through August 30 before playing at New Orleans' Voodoo Music Experience on October 25.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/05/08 - 01:18 PM
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