Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
McLachlan and the Lilith founders have targeted a $3M green partnership with the innovative i4c Campaign to drive social change (denoting “i4c a better future”).
The i4c Campaign works with investments from the Arts & Entertainment community to raise awareness and funds for the Triple Bottom Line business sector- companies that focus on people, planet and profit. It’s directly in line with Lilith’s green, mission-related focus.
The Lilith Fair of the late 90s is not only remembered for its diverse line up of female all-stars and up-and-comers, but also for its philanthropic commitments. Today, the 2010 Lilith Tour steps it up a notch by announcing two key partners in its mission-related sector: the i4c Campaign™ to drive social awareness and non-profit Greening partner Reverb.
Lilith becomes the first partner of the innovative i4c Campaign™--an initiative of the holding company TouchPoint Trust Group. Lilith Fair founders Sarah McLachlan, Dan Fraser, Marty Diamond and Terry McBride have targeted a $3 million investment partnership for the Lilith i4c Campaign. i4c (denoting “i4c a better tomorrow”) is an investment model that aims to drive awareness to the importance of supporting the triple bottom line business sector—companies that focus on people, planet and profit.
TouchPoint founder Casey Verbeck says of the initiative, “We live in a time where we all have to ask ourselves how can we contribute to a better tomorrow. The time is now for us to come together and support leaders who have the passion, products and services to truly reshape tomorrow. These are the individuals who deserve our undivided attention and support.”
The 2010 Lilith Tour will contribute $1 from every ticket sold as well as a portion of their marquee sponsorship revenue. McBride explains, “By contributing a portion of Lilith’s profits to a for-profit campaign now, we are creating a sustainable way to fund Lilith’s non-profits in the future.” In addition, Lilith will encourage fan donations to the i4c Foundation and provide an i4c Village, which will travel to each city of the tour. By featuring guest entrepreneurs on tour, the Lilith i4c Campaign will educate the public on cutting edge innovations and encourage community participation. (Find out more details at http://www.lilithfair.com/i4cCampaign)
Reverb, with Tour Greening proudly supported by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®, brings their years of concert and Greening expertise to the 2010 Lilith Tour. Founded by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner of Guster, Reverb provides turn-key greening programs for artists' tours while conducting grassroots outreach and education with music fans everywhere. With a mission deeply rooted within the music and environmental communities, Reverb educates and engages musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future.
Reverb co-founder Lauren Sullivan comments, "Reverb is psyched to be a part of Lilith Fair 2010. Lilith is a truly ground-breaking festival, and it's an honor to work on behalf of so many talented women. We're excited to have the opportunity to make the tour one of the greenest on the road next summer, and to inspire Lilith fans across the country to become environmentally aware and active."
Since 2004, Reverb has greened more than 80 major tours, kept over 67,000 tons of CO2from the air, worked with over 1,700 environmental groups and reached over 10 million music fans face-to-face at concerts. (Find out more details at http://www.reverbrock.org/lilith/)
Follow @lilithfair on Twitter for the most up to date information.
Singer/Songwriter Brett Dennen and New York based Brazilian ex-pats Forro in the Dark collaborated in studio to record new Brazilian flavored versions of hit songs from his 2007 album Hope for the Hopeless and a new track called “Joan of Arc”. The exclusive iTunes Live Session was released Tuesday. Forro in the Dark previously recorded with Steve Earle, David Byrne, The Brazilian Girls, and recently Thom Yorke. Also on the EP, Jason Mraz and Brett perform their notable duet "Long Road to Forgiveness."
Beginning Nov.13 Brett will back tour North America, this time with Vermont's Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Brett and band will start in Nashville and head across the country finishing with a home perform at the Fox Theatre in Oakland for a special homecoming New Year's Eve show (12/31). Brett is a true road warrior, he is currently bringing the good vibes to Germany on his European dates.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
'Satellite Heart' Anya Marina
Anya Marina MySpace Video
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Anya Marina has premiered her brand new video for "Satellite Heart," her contribution to The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. Directed by Scott Coffey, the video was shot outside of Portland, Oregon.
Anya will perform at select dates on the film's upcoming cast tour. Her first appearance will be at the Hollywood & Highland Center this Friday, November 6th in Los Angeles. For more information on the tour, visit www.hottopic.com and www.nordstrom.com.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Orianthi has a single out off of her album Believe. Her single, “According to You”, is being featured as the iTunes Single of the Week. It can be downloaded for free on iTunes for this week only. Orianthi was going to be the lead guitarist on Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour and her amazing talent is displayed on the This Is It movie! She is only 24 years old and has already worked with artists like Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana and Prince!
Orianthi-“According To You” (iTunes Single of the Week): http://bit.ly/OriAcc
KCRW hosted their first ever Halloween party Masquerade the other night at the Park Plaza in Downtown LA, with performances by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Sea Wolf, Little Dragon and a special set from DJ Shadow!
Monday, November 2, 2009
In preparation for the upcoming November release of their first compiliation, Up To Now, UK indie rockers Snow Patrol have released their latest video for new single, "Just Say Yes".
Capturing the band's 15 year career in 30 tracks, Up To Now, drops November 10th via Fiction/A&M.
MY favorite artist at the moment, Florence and the Machine stopped by KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. They also just performed a SOLD OUT show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. I didnt get to make it out, but I hear they may be back to LA in March or April.