Interscope Geffen A&M announced today that it will acquire the remaining 50% share of the A&M/Octone joint venture from Octone Records. A&M/Octone will now be 100% acquired by Interscope Geffen A&M.
CEO/President James Diener and A&M/Octone were responsible for the signing and development of worldwide multi-platinum superstars Maroon 5, platinum rap-rockers Hollywood Undead, platinum modern-rock act Flyleaf, and internationally acclaimed hip-hop artist K'naan, among others. "James and everyone at A&M/Octone created a fantastic home for their artists, and their commitment to that roster has been unparalleled," commented John Janick, President and COO of Interscope Geffen A&M. "We wish...
Frank Turner will be canceling his performances at Pukkelpop, Gampel and Highfield Festivals this weekend due to lingering issues with his back that he has been fighting through for over a month. Turner has written a blog to update fans on his health; feel free to leave him well wishes in the replies.
Anyone who knows me even vaguely will know that, as well as being in a fair amount of pain, Iím filled with rage at my puny weakling back for letting me down, not to mention all the people at the shows. I can only humbly apologise. Hopefully I can sort this issue now and going forward Iíll be fine to keep touring til Iím old and gray.
Speaking of the future, people coming to Hatfield,...
Frank Turner's Tape Deck Heart is out today, and his new single "Recovery" is available for free download on iTunes this week. Additionally, FT will be live streaming his sold-out show at London's Forum this Thursday on his YouTube channel. He did some live sessions of new songs with his band, The Sleeping Souls, which can be be watched here, here and here. Oh, and his Daytrotter session is also up.
OneRepublic's new album, Native will be released March 26th via Mosley Music Group/Interscope Records. You can check out the album artwork and stream the band's new single "If I Lose Myself" in the replies.