Spanish Hard Rockers Imperial Jade sign with Epictronic; announce release dates for the new album "On The Rise"
Epictronic is proud to announce the signing of Spanish Hard Rock band Imperial Jade. This contract will give Epictronic the great opportunity to release the new album "On The Rise" worldwide (Excluding Spain) via The Orchard (part of Sony Music Entertainment).
Release dates are as follow:
Europe (Digital): 21 December 2018
Europe (CD): 18 January 2019
Japan (CD/DIGITAL): TBA
USA: (CD/DIGITAL): TBA
The band stated:-
"Imperial Jade has the immense pleasure to announce that we have just signed the release of our second album “On The Rise” with the record label Epictronic Records, Italy. We are very pleased and excited for this new stage in our music career, we know the waiting has been long but it is completely worth it, we already got it!"
Imperial Jade is a rock band born in the Maresme province, in Barcelona in 2012 by five young friends and rock and roll lovers. The band is formed by Francesc López (Drums), Alex Pañero (guitar), Arnau Ventura (voice), Hugo Nubiola (guitar/keyboard), Ricard Turró (bass) and it is characterised by its sound that bring us back to the times where rock music ruled the world: the 70’s. In November 2015 the band released their first record “Please Welcome Imperial Jade” which was acclaimed for the specialized press, setting it on numerous top lists of best releases of the year.
Throughout 2016 Imperial Jade toured all through Spain presenting the album by giving numerous gigs booked by themselves, what brought them to open for the Californian band Rival Sons in Barcelona and the Swedish EUROPE in their two concerts given in Madrid and Barcelona among other great bands such as Ten Years After or Michael Monroe. In 2017 the band decides to bet hard on the recording of two new singles in analogue tape at Music Lan Studios, then mixed in Nashville, USA by sound engineer John Netti: (Rival Sons, Europe, Black Stone Cherry, Bon Jovi…) and mastered at The Room Studio by Gorka Dresbaj.
All through the year, Imperial Jade keeps playing gigs at different venues and appears for the first time live on TV at Los conciertos de Radio 3 of RTVE (Spanish TV channel), also playing in the main stage of Rock Fest BCN sharing stage with bands like Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Airbourne or Alice Cooper, heading numerous small festivals through Spain and playing in renowned festivals such as the Africo-American music festival Enclave de Agua being the first hard-rock proposal of the festival in its ten editions. Currently the band is setting up new material for their upcoming album, that is planned to be released at 2018, and starting up the last stage of their “Please Welcome Tour” on which they will go throughout the country once more.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 21 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below.The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 19th at LiveNation.com and all usual outlets. On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).
Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II stadium tour and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For performances going on sale on Monday, March 19th in the US and Europe, Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning Wednesday March 14th at noon through Saturday, March 17th at 5pm (Citi pre-sale in Paris ends Friday, March 16th at 6pm). For concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Poland, Citi cardmembers may access tickets starting Monday, March 19th at noon through Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm prior to the general on-sale on Friday, March 23rd. For complete pre-sale details visit: citiprivatepass.com.
Beginning Wednesday, March 14th at 9am in North America and 10am in the UK and Europe (all times local), members of the Beyhive and TIDAL subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for all dates. To join the Beyhive and get access to tour pre-sales, go to Beyonce.com. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.
Watch the tour trailer now on TIDAL. Embed code available here: http://tdl.sh/OTRII.
In the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed six weeks of sold out stadium dates across North America with their highly anticipated 'On The Run' tour. The tour closed with two international dates in Paris, France that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.
OTR II UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
June 06 Cardiff, UK Principality Stadium On sale March 23
June 09 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park On sale March 23
June 13 Manchester, UK Etihad Stadium On sale March 23
June 15 London, UK London Stadium On sale March 23
June 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Arena On sale March 19
June 23 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium On sale March 19
June 25 Stockholm, SW Friends Arena On sale March 23
June 28 Berlin, DE Olympiastadion On sale March 19
June 30 Warsaw, PL Stadion Narodowy On sale March 23
July 03 Cologne, DE RheinEnergieStadion On sale March 19
July 06 Milan, IT San Siro On sale March 19
July 08 Rome, IT Stadio Olimpico On sale March 19
July 11 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium On sale March 19
July 14 Paris, FR Stade de France On sale March 19
July 17 Nice, FR Allianz Riviera On sale March 19
OTR II NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium On sale March 19
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field On sale March 19
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field On sale March 19
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field On sale March 19
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field On sale March 19
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field On sale March 19
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome On sale March 19
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl On sale March 19
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi's Stadium On sale March 19
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place On sale March 19
For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com, www.beyonce.com & www.rocnation.com.
The 11th edition of IMS Ibiza, in association with Pioneer DJ, brings together the most influential figures in the industry, including artists deadmau5, Seth Troxler, Nastia and Bedouin; the management teams behind Solomun, Armin Van Buuren and Black Coffee; agents from Coda and WME; speakers from the legendary events Burning Man, Sónar and BPM plus Scorpios Mykonos; A&R heads from XL Recordings and Toolroom; and leading visionaries on Blockchain, Drug Testing, Sexual Harassment and Mental Health.
International Music Summit (IMS), the premier global platform for business, culture and education within the electronic music industry, returns to the global dance music capital in May 2018 for its annual three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Aimed at industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector, it throws a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities that really matter in today’s ever evolving industry.
Following the success of the 10th Anniversary event in 2017, IMS today announce 69 new speakers for its summit on May 23-25th 2018. The platform, previously described by media as “the TED of music conferences”, continues to be a catalyst for developing and launching initiatives that result in positive change within the electronic music industry.
Electronic titan deadmau5 (Artist, USA) and multi-award-winning DJ and producer Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa) will join the summit, discussing their own unique and inspiring paths to success, their thoughts on the industry and sharing what it takes to build and sustain a successful global career.
In The Studio…will bring deadmau5 live from his studio in Canada for what’s set to be a revealing session lifting the lid on his production secrets. Joining him at the summit during the week will be Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA), head of the label that sparked the careers of Skrillex, Feed Me, REZZ and deadmau5 plus Craig Dimech (AKA Music, Co-Owner/Head of A&R), who will bring further insights from behind the scenes.
IMS Ibiza flies the South African flag with MEET TEAM BLACK COFFEE. From management to agent to Ibiza promoter, IMS Ibiza will present Black Coffee, Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee International Manager, USA) and Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, African Manager, South Africa) to discuss his meteoric rise to success, the many challenges he undoubtedly faced and their aspirations for the future. Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO & Artistic Director, France), David Levy (Partner, WME, UK) and Matthew Ligotti (VaynerTalent, Videographer, USA) will complete the line up, adding insight into presenting Black Coffee’s recent successful debut season in Ibiza at the newly launched super club Hï Ibiza.
In BLACK ROCK CITY X IBIZA: CULTURAL OPPOSITES OR KINDRED SPIRITS? Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley from Burning Man will lead a discussion exploring and dissecting misrepresentations of the two culture creators, examining their individual ethos and roles as places of freedom and self-expression. The discussion is intended to serve as a mirror held up to both communities to reflect, dispel misconceptions and find shared philosophies. He will be joined by leading underground DJ and Burning Man regular, Seth Troxler (Artist, USA).
Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA) and Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA) will reveal the secrets behind getting music heard on the world’s powerful music discovery platform and give insight into its unique approach to curation on SEQUENCING THE GENOME: HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD ON PANDORA.
The electronic music industry in its current digital form experiences an array of challenges that blockchain technology may have the ability to solve. In recent months a number of start-ups are already targeting the music industry for disruption and with Spotify's recent acquisition of Mediachain, does this signal significant and permanent change or are we simply caught in a state of content creation and consumption? Widely regarded as the best authority on the topic, Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA) will deliver a Keynote Address on BLOCKCHAIN and later a BLOCKCHAIN 101 - essential viewing for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of this complex subject.
On THE GREAT ANNUAL IBIZA DEBATE, Tamer Malki from Brooklyn-based production & DJ partnership Bedouin will be joined by Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain) and Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany) who as manager has guided Solomun from a European breakthrough DJ to sell-out shows all over the world. Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain), who is at the creative helm of one of the most iconic global clubbing and lifestyle brands Pacha, will also join and speak in public about the direction of the club after its recent refurbishment,
Whilst industry focused, IMS Ibiza continues to be community led in feel; this year spearheading the thought leadership pillar with a KEYNOTE INTERVIEW is Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK) arguably Britain’s most influential and prolific raver who for the past few years has confronted his personal battle with Asperger’s Syndrome by embracing sober clubbing and directed his care-free passion for dancing into an inspirational and ambassadorial role for self-purpose.
Sexual harassment will finally be addressed with a proactive discussion at IMS Ibiza, less talk more action; what can we do, how we can listen, how can we fight it? All questions that Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK), Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK), Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK) and others will look to for real positive answers in SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN DJ CULTURE, presented by leading female platform SHESAID.SO
EMERGING PARTY DESTINATIONS will see Darren James–Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK) share his experience of establishing the talent programme at the newly launched Oasis Festival - Morocco alongside nightlife visionary Thomas Heyne who created the incredible Scorpios in Mykonos, Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal) and Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK) who has been responsible for leading international festivals Snowbombing and Hideout.
One of the masterminds of today’s electronic music scene, Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands), founder of one of the biggest independent dance music labels in the world, will bring his twenty-five years of industry experience to the DIGITAL DEBATE, joining Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK) in discussing our ever-changing relationship with the online domain.
ARTIST TAX 101 will provide essential information on wealth management and tax advice from Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France) responsible for French megastar David Guetta and Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, USA) who represents the worlds-highest paid DJ, Calvin Harris.
YOUNG GUNS NETWORK PRESENT DISRUPTORS, NO RULES; Four young entrepreneurs successful in challenging traditional models analyse the ever-changing music business landscape and consider how adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever to succeed. This exciting panel is comprised of 2017 IMS x Mixmag Visionaries competition winner Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK), Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK), Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, Chief Operating Officer, UK) and Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder, UK) and will be moderated by Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA).
Electronic music was built by people doing things on their own terms. From Phuture birthing acid on a TB-303 to London vocalists utilising YouTube to kickstart the UK's rap revolution, a do-it-yourself ethos has always pushed the movement into the future. In MIXMAG’S 5 UNDER 25 moderator Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK) will meet Caroline Simionesu-Marin (A&R Manager, XL Recordings, UK) and other young visionaries who are changing the shape of the electronic music scene.
IMS Ibiza continues to highlight, examine and discuss some of the most important issues facing our industry today. During the GIVE IT AWAY OR MAKE IT PAY panel Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK) will be joined by Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nothing Else Matters, UK) Jenni Cochrane (AEI, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK) and Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK) to examine a new approach for making music accessible online, moving away from the traditional DJ-only focused way of release towards multi-platform streaming to guarantee equal and free access to online music.
IMS Ibiza 2018 will bring together representatives from leading agencies, organisations and companies to set the global electronic music agenda and champion new content platforms. Inspiring a new generation is Mike Malak (Coda Agency, Agent, UK) who will present KID Talks (Knowledge, Identity, Discovery), featuring inspirational people in all kinds of careers (and all under the age of 30).
Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK) has for over two decades conducted research exploring changing trends in legal and illegal drugs; the night time economy and the socio-cultural context to consumption, making it her driving mission to help inform partygoers how to enjoy themselves safely. Because knowledge is our best weapon she will join IMS Ibiza to share her research and learnings in THE LOOP: IS DRUG TESTING THE SOLUTION?
With each year come milestones and achievements celebrated by labels, artists and events alike, with 2018 being no exception. Firstly, 25 YEARS OF SÓNAR: SHAPING UNDERGROUND CULTURE, the world-renowned Barcelona festival will be represented by Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain) and Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain) who will examine its achievements and explain its extraordinary and innovative contribution to the genre.
Joining the celebration with an equally impressive milestone is 25 YEARS OF POSITIVA RECORDS. The pioneering UK major label is known for breaking electronic tracks into the mainstream and the panel will have a special focus on THE CHANGING FACE OF A&R in the last 25 years. Leading this will be the labels leading A&R directors throughout this time - Jason Ellis, Nick Halkes and Dave Lambert.
Hot on the heels with their own impressive anniversary is UK based Toolroom. Now a global brand in dance music it has diversified beyond a traditional record label model into successful arms in radio, events and artist management. Founding brothers Mark Knight (Artist, UK) and Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK) will share the history of the label, it’s strong musical vision and tight artist roster in - 15 years of Toolroom.
IMS Co-Founder, Pete Tong states: “Entering our 11th year, it’s vital for IMS Ibiza to assemble the best and brightest minds in the industry to debate the issues that affect us most and to discuss routes to progress and succeed. I’m really proud to announce our latest wave of speakers, who represent all sides of the electronic music industry, from accomplished leaders who bring a wealth of experience through to the new generation who bring fresh ideas and thinking to push our genre forwards. We look forward to welcoming all to IMS Ibiza in May.”
IMS Ibiza 2018 New Speakers Announced:
Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, African Manger, South Africa)
Andreea Magdalina (SheSaid.so, Founder, USA)
Ashley Howard (PRS For Music, Dance Account Manager, UK)
Bedouin (Tamer Malki) (Artist, USA)
Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA)
Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa)
Blaise DeAngelo (Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA)
Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK)
Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK)
Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK)
Caroline Simionesu-Marin (XL Recordings/New Gen, A&R Manager/Founder, UK)
Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA)
Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA)
Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK)
Craig Dimech (AKA Music, Co-Owner/Head of A&R, USA)
Dan Tait (Pioneer DJ, Editor – DJsounds, UK)
Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany)
Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nothing Else Matters, UK)
Darren James-Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK)
Dave Lambert (Positiva, Head of A&R: 1993-1998, UK)
David Levy (WME, Partner, UK)
deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) (Artist, USA)
Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley (Burning Man Project, Communications Manager, USA)
Doumi Busturia (Woomoon/Storytellers, Founder, Spain)
Ed Karney (GRADE Management, Director, UK)
Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain)
Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK)
Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain)
Grego O’Halloran (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Operations Manager, Spain)
Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal)
Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK)
Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder/CEO, UK)
Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)
Jason Ellis (Positiva/Virgin Records, A&R Director: 2008-present, UK)
Jason Swamy (NetEase Fever, Co-Founder/Chief Architect, China)
Jay Gregory (Airpusher Collective, Co-Founder & Event Producer, USA)
Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK)
Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain)
John Acquaviva (Plus Eight Equity Partners, Managing Partner, USA)
Jon Rundell (Artist, UK)
Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA)
Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK)
Kelly Money (Little Empire Music, Vice President, UK)
La Fleur (Artist, Sweden)
Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, Chief Operating Officer, UK)
Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee, International Manager, USA)
Mark Knight (Artist, UK)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)
Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK)
Matt Riley (AWAL, Senior Director, Creative, UK)
Matthew Ligotti (VaynerTalent, Videographer, USA)
Matthew Stuart (ATC Management, Artist Manager, UK)
Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France)
Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands)
Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK)
Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA)
Mike Malak (Coda Agency, Agent, UK)
Nastia (Artist/DJ, Ukraine)
Nick Halkes (Positiva/EMI Dance, Founder/Managing Director:1993-1999, UK)
Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain)
Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)
Rado Docheva (Demand Artists, Co-Owner, Italy-Bulgaria)
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)
Shino Allen (Tsumi, Managing Director, UK)
Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK)
Thomas Heyne (Scorpios Mykonos, Founder, Greece)
Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, Los Angeles)
Yann Pissenem (HÏ Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO & Artistic Director, France)
Big news as the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is taking shape. During a press conference in Lisbon, where the upcoming contest will take place, the list of participating countries was released and the slogan and theme artwork was officially unveiled. Drum roll..!
All aboard! for Eurovision 2018
Portugal as a country has always connected Europe to the rest of the world through the ocean, and 500 years ago Lisbon was the centre of many of the world’s most important sea routes. Today, Lisbon is using the ocean’s connectivity as inspiration with the slogan All Aboard!, inviting you and the international community to come together for this year’s competition.
More about theme and artwork for Lisbon 2018
Lisbon 2018: These countries will participate!
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will see 42 countries participate:
Anton Du Beke will release his much-anticipated debut album From The Top on November 24th through Polydor. One of the nation's best-loved stars and most well-known as the celebrated ballroom dancer of Strictly Come Dancing, Anton was a key player in the phenomenon that brought dancing not only back in favour, but onto prime time ratings-topping television, entertaining 11 million+ audiences since 2004. From The Top will feature the classic songs which have inspired him throughout his illustrious career. “I’ve been singing for almost as long as I’ve been dancing," says Anton. "I’ve sung at my dance shows and I’ve sung on Strictly but I never believed I would finally get the chance to make an album."
From The Top sees Anton backed by the successful vocal harmony quintet The Overtones and Lance Ellington from the Strictly Come Dancing band. The album is a joyful celebration of pure old school swing. From The Top is a tribute to both his beloved wife Hannah and his close friend, the late Bruce Forsyth. “Bruce was always a huge hero of mine and I was lucky enough to call him a friend. We’d play golf, we’d have a laugh and we both loved all the old stars like Fred Astaire and Sammy Davis Jnr. He was so supportive. When I did a tiny show at the Hippodrome in London, he did me the greatest honour by coming down and singing with me.”
One of the songs they sang – Me And My Shadow – is featured on the album alongside other crooning greats including Putting On The Ritz, It Had To Be You, Fly Me To The Moon and Something Stupid. “All these songs are hugely emotional to me,” says Anton. The album also includes an inspired reworking of the Arctic Monkeys hit I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and an original composition Nothing But Love.
Grammy award-winning producer, Brian Rawlings (Tina Turner, Enrique Inglesias and One Direction) collaborated with Anton to create a unique big band sound. For Anton, the album is a lifelong dream come true. “I spent my twenties and thirties penniless with just a lot of dreams. This album is for everyone who loves swing, who loves romance and who believes dreams come true.”
Album pre-order link - https://antondubeke.lnk.to/FromTheTop
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