Paul McCartney 2018 Catalog Reissues Out May 18

On May 18, Paul McCartney will release four 2018 edition catalog reissues via MPL/Capitol: NEW, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, Wings Greatest and Thrillington. All four titles will be issued in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—and will be made available for the first time in limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs will include a download card.

UMe McCartney 2018 Edition Catalogue Reissues

Paul McCartney 2018 Catalog Reissues Out May 18, Featuring Limited Edition 180g Color Vinyl Pressings.

Upon its release in 2013, NEW was lauded by Rolling Stone as “energized and full of joyous rock & roll invention.” Executive produced by Giles Martin and also featuring production by Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, and Paul Epworth, NEW entered the U.S. chart at #3. The album scored positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly to Pitchfork and all points in between, while the title track, “Queenie Eye” and “Save Us” would become staples of the McCartney live show over the course of the Out There and One On One world tours. NEW‘s 2018 edition will feature the first vinyl pressing of the album since its 2013 release, including a limited edition pink vinyl 180gram vinyl LP with download card and 12×12″ insert.

Released in 2005, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard was instantly hailed as continuing a hot streak that included Flaming Pie, Run Devil Run, and Driving Rain. Produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck) and featuring the singles “Fine Line” and the Grammy-winning “Jenny Wren,” Chaos And Creation… debuted at #6 on the Billboard chart. It remained on the charts for nearly half a year, while Paul mounted the massive ‘US’ Tour. In 2007, “Jenny Wren” won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, while the album was nominated in three other categories including Album of the Year. The 2018 edition of Chaos And Creation… will make the album available on vinyl for the first time since its initial run and will include a limited edition gold vinyl 180gram vinyl LP with download card and 12×12″ insert.

Originally released in 1978, Wings Greatest was the first ever compilation of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles hits, featuring four classics that had previously been unavailable on any McCartney album: “Another Day,” “Junior’s Farm,” “Hi, Hi, Hi” and “Mull of Kintyre.” The penultimate Wings album release, Wings Greatest was naturally a worldwide hit and the soundtrack to the 70s for a generation. As part of its 2018 edition reissue, Wings Greatest will be available as a limited edition blue vinyl 180gram vinyl LP with download card and 20″x30″ poster.

Recorded in 1971 but not released until 1977, Thrillington remains one of the most enigmatic entries in the storied McCartney discography. Credited to the pseudonym Percy “Thrills” Thrillington, a fictitious socialite whose activities were chronicled in UK newspaper ads, Thrillington was actually a fully reimagined instrumental lounge/jazz version of Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM. With Thrillington’s 2018 edition, Percy is given a new lease on life with this collector’s item available on vinyl for the first time since the 1977 first pressings that fetch hefty sums on the collectors’ market, plus a limited edition red/black marbled 180gram vinyl LP with download card.

The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Collection To Be Re-Released Via Mpl/Capitol/Ume

Eight Titles Featuring Paul McCartney: McCartney, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram, Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run, Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection will offer fans another chance to complete their collections on November 17, 2017. That date will see the MPL/Capitol/UMe reissues of the first eight Archive Collection titles in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings.

Universal Music Enterprises McCartney Archive Collection

Complete Your Collection! The Paul Mccartney Archive Collection–Eight Titles (Paul McCartney: McCartney, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram, Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound) To Be Re-Released Via Mpl/Capitol/Ume, November 17, 2017 Featuring Limited Edition 180g Color Vinyl Pressings.

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney – RED

Paul McCartney: McCartney II – CLEAR

Paul McCartney: Tug Of War – BLUE

Paul McCartney: Pipes Of Peace – SILVER

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram – YELLOW

Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run – WHITE

Wings: Venus And Mars – RED & YELLOW

Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – ORANGE

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted on November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings‘ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy® for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent installment was this year’s reissue of Paul’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which Rolling Stone called “spectacular… an extraordinary document,” and The Observer hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Bang & Olufsen presents the first installment of ‘The Living Room Tour’ with Paul McCartney

MCCARTNEY TO GIVE EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT INTO THE CREATION OF NEW

On 15th October, Bang & Olufsen will present Paul McCartney in conversation about his NEW album, set for release on October 14thNEW is Paul’s first album of brand new recording material since 2007 and sees him working with producers Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth and Giles Martin for the first time ever.  ‘The Living Room Tour’ will provide an opportunity for people from across the world to put their questions to Paul about writing the album, working with new producers and the recording process.

Bang & Olufsen presents Living Room Tour with Paul McCartney.(PRNewsFoto/Bang & Olufsen)

Bang & Olufsen presents Living Room Tour with Paul McCartney.(PRNewsFoto/Bang & Olufsen)

NEW, already hailed by critics as McCartney’s ‘best album in decades’, is available beginning October 14, 2013. Hear Paul McCartney talk live about the inspiration and influences behind his new album on October 15th, 2pm UK time/9 AM US Eastern at www.bang-olufsen.com/mccartney and tweet #askmccartney for your chance to have your question answered by Paul himself.

This exciting event will be the first installment of ‘The Living Room Tour’ – an on-going project where Bang & Olufsen brings the audience one step closer to the music and artists they love. The event also provides artists with space to share their love of music and talk about the nuances, inspiration and intentions behind their own sounds.

We are excited to work with Paul McCartney – the world’s most iconic musician,” Tue Mantoni, the CEO of Bang & Olufsen iterates. “Bang & Olufsen and Paul McCartney share an immense passion for great sound and we believe our brand is the perfect platform to convey his true intentions and emotions. With Bang & Olufsen you get the full experience.”

‘The Living Room Tour’ is built around this shared passion for great sound and the belief that great music deserves to be heard as the artist intended. This is only possible with the highest quality speakers and every single Bang & Olufsen product is meticulously designed to deliver immaculate sound quality in your home, with particular focus on the living room – the heart of the home and the room where our love of great sound is most apparent and most explored.

Bang & Olufsen recently announced the launch of Immaculate Wireless Sound – Bang & Olufsen’s latest innovation in sound, design and technology, which will form the backbone for a launch of several new speaker products at the end of October.

Third ANNUAL IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL Brought The IHEARTRADIO APP To Life With More Artists Than Ever Before

MORE THAN 40 OF THE BEST ARTISTS IN MUSIC PERFORMED SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21 — INCLUDING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, KATY PERRY, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND ELTON JOHN — AT THE SOLD OUT EVENT

THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL HAS RAISED $1 MILLION FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES SINCE 2011

The two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival, where the music of the iHeartRadio app comes to life, came to a close Saturday night following a weekend of incredible performances by the biggest names in music. The Festival, which celebrated the success of the iHeartRadio all-in-one digital audio service, included performances by over 40 artists, both on the main stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 20 and 21 and at the all-new iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on Saturday afternoon.

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Sir Paul McCartney performs onstage during the iHeart Radio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 21: Sir Paul McCartney performs onstage during the iHeart Radio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

This year’s two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival brought to life the music of the iHeartRadio app and offered fans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of incredible live music and surprise performances by their favorite artists. Throughout the year, iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, and the new iHeartRadio Talk feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today.

Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Owyoung/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Owyoung/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

The iHeartRadio Music Festival was heard live across Clear Channel radio stations nationwide and streamed live at www.iheartradio.yahoo.com and on PlayStation®3. The Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network Monday, Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. EST/PST and Tuesday, Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. EST/PST, to launch the network’s fall season. Continue reading

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars & Miguel To Perform At The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Ceremony to Be Live At The MGM Grand In Las Vegas, Airing On ABC Sunday, May 19

Awards Show Tickets Now

Some of today’s biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel are set to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

2013 Billboard Music Awards Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Billboard)

2013 Billboard Music Awards Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Billboard)

In addition to delivering multiple unforgettable performances, the awards show will also honor Billboard chart-topper and world-renowned music legend Prince with the Billboard Icon Award highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry during the broadcast, which will be executive produced by Don Mischer (Don Mischer Productions). More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For awards show updates and ticketing information, visit www.billboard.com.

Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. Continue reading