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Ryder to kick-off festival season headlining CBC Music Fest on May 27
26 MAY2017 (TORONTO, ON) – Multi-award winning songstress, Serena Ryder today releases her latest record, UTOPIA, via Serenader Source/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. UTOPIA is a collection of winning songs written on the fly in Los Angeles, London, Nashville, Los Angeles and Toronto with such friendly collaborators as Simon Wilcox, Thomas “Tawgs” Salter, John Grant, Todd Clark and Derek Furnham with one goal in mind- to enjoy the moments that make up the process of creating music. “A lot of the songs on this record are basically just experimentation and me hanging out with friends and having a good time and just kind of writing in that way,” says Ryder.
Ryder’s genre-defying songwriting is showcased on UTOPIA, heralded by pre-release singles Got Your Number and Electric Love. She has found the fine balance of blending her singer-songwriter sensibilities, her rock intuition while effortlessly lacing in the undeniable catchiness of what makes a song pop. UTOPIA follows the critical and commercial hit, Harmony (double platinum certified), which produced the unstoppable, triple-platinum single, Stompa and platinum What I Wouldn’t Do as well as having garnered three Juno Awards plus a 2014 MuchMusic Video Award.
Ryder was also awarded a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music for her original song for “It’s No Mistake” from the movie The Right Kind of Wrong. Serena Ryder and her band will perform at multiple festival dates this summer, including CBC Music Fest tomorrow, May 27, in Toronto with a headlining tour to come this fall. For full list of tour dates, visit serenaryder.com.
UTOPIA TRACKLISTING
  1. Got Your Number
  2. Electric Love
  3. Sanctuary
  4. Me and You
  5. Firewater
  6. Killing Time
  7. Ice Age
  8. Hands
  9. Wild and Free
  10. It’s No Mistake
  11. Wolves
  12. Utopia
Deluxe Only Tracks
  1. Rollercoaster
  2. Saying Hello
  3. Hurts
  4. Fire Escape
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26 MAY 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – Earlier this month, Norwegian pop-art songstress Dagny teased her fans with a video on Instagram. Today, the wait is over as she uncovers her brand new single “Wearing Nothing” available via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

On the song Dagny notes: “When we were getting video treatments for “Wearing Nothing” earlier this spring everyone kept sending treatments that ended with… ’And then Dagny takes her clothes off.’ I would laugh, because some of them were just wild. The song is called “Wearing Nothing” but it’s not just about wanting to be naked with someone. It’s about wanting to be completely bare with someone and to be as close as possible both emotionally and physically even to the point where a piece of clothing feels like too much in-between. I believe it’s my most intimate song to date.”

With its upbeat percussion and undeniable chant, “Wearing Nothing” is a musical declaration in its purest form. The chorus, “When I’m with you, I feel like wearing nothing, is an empowering message within the artist’s passionate delivery. The track was produced by Ludvig Söderberg (Tove Lo, Ellie Goulding and Tori Kelly) who is a member of “Wolf Cousins,” the production team under Max Martin/Shellback and hints at big things to come from DAGNY in 2017.

Recently, as part of the newest group of VEVO dscvrOnes To Watch” artists for 2017, VEVO has released two live performances from DAGNY’s unforgettable VEVO dscvr:Live show. Shot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, both songs show off DAGNY’s incredible stage presence and power as a performer after countless shows and festivals around the globe. Check out the video for “Ultraviolet” Here and “Let It Rain” Here.

“Wearing Nothing” is the follow up track after DAGNY quietly sent shockwaves throughout the music industry in 2016. Post a high-profile Beats 1 premiere by tastemaker Zane Lowe, “Backbeat” transformed into a veritable smash, racking up a staggering nearly 30 million Spotify streams as Apple, Spotify, and Tidal pegged her as an “Artist To Watch” and Interview Magazine, NME, Nylon, Forbes, and more lauded her. She teamed up with BØRNS for “Fool’s Good,” which cracked 9.4 million streams and highlighted her Ultraviolet EP. Beyond opening gigs for Sir Elton John and Sting, she performed everywhere from Øya Festival and Barn On The Farm to Citadel Festival and DCODE.
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Fans Receive “Bagbak” and “Big Fish” when they Pre-Order The Album  
Set To Open For Gorillaz On Their 2017 North American Tour, Kicking Off In Toronto
  
26 MAY 2017 (Toronto, ON) –Vince Staples launches the pre-order today for BIG FISH THEORY, his eagerly anticipated second album, arriving June 23 through Blacksmith/Def Jam/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Pre order BIG FISH THEORY here.
BIG FISH THEORY includes the unanimously hailed track “BagBak” and the newly released single “Big Fish,” both of which are offered as instant grat tracks with album pre-orders. The “Big Fish” video has amassed over 1.5 million views since premiere last week on Vince’s website. The song was named Best New Track by Pitchfork, while Billboard states that “Its bouncy beat…pulls from old school Long Beach G-Funk but somehow keeps an edge to it, and Staples’ flow bumps and bends along with it as he juxtaposes his former life with one of success.”
Watch the video for “Big Fish” HERE.
BIG FISH THEORY is the long-awaited follow-up to Summertime ’06, Vince’s universally praised debut album of 2015.  The monster 20-track long-player was called “a modern gangster rap classic” (New York Times) and cemented Vince’s status as one of music’s most creative young MCs. In August 2016, he released Prima Donna, the celebrated seven-track EP that was accompanied by a ten-minute short film directed by Nabil Elderkin. Vince has worked with dozens of today’s hottest artists.  Most recently; he has been featured on tracks with Gorillaz  (“Ascension”), Flume (“Smoke & Retribution”), Schoolboy Q (“Ride Out”), and GTA (“Little Bit Of This”).
Vince will begin a North American summer tour opening for UK band Gorillaz on July 10 at ACC in Toronto, two weeks after the release of BIG FISH THEORY.

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